Amoy Street Food Centre Hot
Amoy Street Food Centre is located at the corners of the CBD area and is likely the busiest hawker centre during lunch time on weekdays.
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Old place, great food!
Despite the rundown facade of this two-storey hawker centre, the Amoy Street Food Centre certainly has some of the best old time local favourites.
I first discovered the food centre on my way home from a part-time job at Tanjong Pagar one evening. Though many of the stalls had closed by then (I soon found it's almost impossible to grab dinner here with the unusually early closing of stalls), the variety of food stalls lured me back during my lunch breaks over the following weeks.
The food centre was always packed with people during lunch hour, and it was hard not to spot used crockery piling up quickly and the occasional tissue papers that dotted some of the tables - a clear Singaporean sign that the seats were occupied.
Of the few stalls that I had tried, a most memorable one would perhaps be a wanton mee stall on the second floor (of which, most unfortunately, I've forgotten its name!), which always served the most generous portions of wanton and char siew. While the noodles didn't quite leave a very lasting impression on me, I found both the soup and fried wantons to be exceptionally flavourful and packed with filling, and it seemed to leave a unique aftertaste that just had you wanting more. The queues, however, were always exceptionally long for this stall, and I always had to be sure I arrived extra early before I could patronise this stall.
Overall, the Amoy Street Food Centre was a most fulfilling find for me, despite the throngs of lunch hour crowds and the lack of any ambience, and certainly makes an excellent and convenient lunch option for those working around the area.