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ABC Brickworks Market & Food Centre

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6 Jalan Bukit Merah 150006
 
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Hawker centre along Bukit Merah Road serving a lot of local dishes. A good proportion of the stalls is selling Halal food. Quite a few famous stalls seeing long queues during lunch hours.

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Hawker of choice for gatherings!

Went with my group of friends over the recent Vesak PH and was impressed by the variety of food. We ordered chicken wings from the middle row, traditional char kuay teow which is near the malay food section and queued for the jin jin dessert which was a long wait but worthwhile.

I must say that the food served is of top standard and lives up to the expectation. We had a merry time enjoying the local delights and reminiscing about the old days. A lively and airy eating place indeed, highly recommended!

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Wide Variety

I like that ABC has a wide variety of food stalls to cater to different palettes and taste buds. In ABC, you are sure to find something to your liking. I personally enjoy the Teh Alia there very much because it's cheap and good. However, it tends to be too sweet so you have to tell them to put less sugar. Being a hawker centre, the food is affordable and generally very authentic so it's usually crowded and especially so during lunch time because there are many offices in the vicinity. So do come earlier to avoid disappointment and to get seats early!

I particularly enjoyed a bowl of beef noodles from there. I think the stall was called Beef King? I liked that there were different types of beef in there that added a lot of variety and textures to this otherwise simple bowl of noodles. Amazingly, it was also quite cheap and it was a great deal for me. I usually finish off my meal with a cup of fruit juice but of course, there are also many coffee and tea stalls in ABC.

I also like that there is a POSB ATM machine at the end of the hawker centre, so do not fret if you realise that you did not bring any cash with you! ABC is a staple in my hawker centre list and it is also home to many famous stalls so it is definitely worth a visit.

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Farrer Road Fruit Juice

I have been to many fruit stalls and am in a constant journey of finding one that’s not only affordable but offers juice that’s not diluted with ice/water/both. This stall gives me exactly that.

They have a wide selection of juices, most of which you will find in many other juice stalls and all priced at $2. This includes the normally expensive avocado/durian milkshake both of which are my favourites. The juices are NOT diluted at all, each one tasting as fresh as the ones mothers would make at home, only tastier.

Do find the chance to visit them and purchase their durian milkshake. Not only does it have the perfect sweet and creamy taste of the durian, the owners also provide an additional scoop of durian at the top. And yes, it costs $2.

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lots of great food here

One of my favorite hawker centers around my neighborhood!!! I can easily name my favorite dishes here and I shall list my two favorite dishes here in ABC brickworks market.

#1: Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice
This chicken rice stall is located at a corner shop of the last row where most of the Muslim stalls are. It is easily spotted! The chicken rice here is really nice. They only sell steamed chicken and it is not only soft and tender but when drizzled in the special sauce, it makes it so much better! The rice grains are separated. What I love most about this place is that they separate your chicken and rice. For $2.50, it is indeed a bonus! Good value and taste.

#2: The fried hokkien prawn mee stall
This is located at the same row of the chicken rice stall. I can't remember the name of this shop. The uncle is always wearing a pair of safety googles to fry the noodles. The noodles are are so flavorful. The uncle fries the noodle on the spot and thus, you might have to wait for a while before getting your noodle. The portion is quite little though and you might not be full from eating the $3.50 portion. During peak hours you can expect a queue of up to 20 minutes.

Besides these two, there is also a Penang specialty store that sells assam laksa, prawn noodles and fried kway teow. Recently, there's also a new stall selling beef noodles. Really nice place to go if you are craving hawker fare!

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Dessert

ABC was a market hidden in between and out of sight. If not for the fact that my aunt used to sell dessert there, I would not know this place at all.

I have often wondered why it's called ABC, and thinking it was related to the ABC stout and the brickworks company was called ABC However, this would probably be something easy to find on the net. Or not really, I can't find the history of this place.

This place has a large choice of food be it chinese, indian or malay. It used to be very difficult to find parking here, and a few years ago a small multi storey car park was built and this had ease the traffic conditions by a lot. There were many nice food here. I remembered there was a char kway teow stall and a very nice mee goreng indian stall as well. It has been many years since I went, and I wonder if the stalls are still around.

This was also a place that my colleagues and I would go after a morning run when we were still working around the area. And nothing beats having coffee and talking to friends.

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It's great

Because it is located very near my place of residence, it is very accessible and convenient. I settle most of my meals there when no one cooks at home. Personally, I really like the chicken rice and char siew rice stalls located at the back and front of the market respectively. After eating at these stalls, I have sort of refused to eat elsewhere for the same kind of food. Overall, the hawkers there are very friendly, though I have come across one fishball noodle stall who was really rude. I was very well in front of the stall waiting for him to ask for my orders because there was someone before me whom I wasn't sure was done with his order. He just ignored me and continued packing his stuff. In the end I was so offended I just ordered from another store. He needs to reflect on his own attitude - keeping it up will only lose him even more customers.

I would say the stalls there are hugely reputable because you do see many newspaper clippings displayed at the front of the store. Those are interesting to read when killing time queuing. The food available there are also very delicious and they open well into the night around 1 in the morning I would approximate so it's a great place for supper. It's great.

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(Updated: January 17, 2013)

Closest food centre to where I am living

I am thankful that I found my current flat and decided to buy it. If nothing else, with ABC Food Centre within walking distance from my place, that should have been worth any COV I needed to pay for my flat.

ABC Food Centre has three rows of stalls although not all stalls will be opened at all times but there are still enough selections to choose from. If you like western food, you must try Wow Wow West, up till now, I still cannot determine their opening hours so if you are there and they are open, that means you are lucky.

Another stall that always has a long queue is the roast pork stall. You will not miss the stall, it is very near KFC, in fact, diagonally opposite KFC. The trend now is into frozen bean curb and herbal soups, this food centre has two of each. So this is definitely a food centre worth visiting.

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one of the cleanest markets in Singapore

I used to go to ABC Brickworks Market for lunch on Sundays as it is not crowded and there are some stalls which sell really good food.

My favorite is the wanton noodle that is situated nearer the road and carpark. It is hard to miss as there is always a long queue. The barbecued pork is tasty, tender yet not too fat. The soya sauce that is used to go with the springy noodles is light and not too salty. The average wait time is about 20-30 minutes, which I feel, is totally worth the wait.

There are a few stalls selling desserts such as soya bean pudding, which are similar to lao ban. Honestly, I can't really tell the difference between them and are equally delicious to me.

ABC Brickworks Market is clean, well ventilated and have tables which cater to big families. If you visit during the night, do try the clay pot rice as well.

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