A hawker centre situated among HDB blocks, selling local fares.
Pek Kio Market and Food Court Centre Hot
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A laid-back hawker centre with some good finds
This is one of my favourite hawker centres, as it's tucked within the Cambridge housing estate that has the most laid-back atmosphere. Generally it serves the residents around Cambridge, so it's not unusual to find groups of neighbours congregating in the mornings for breakfast.
It's opened early morning till lunch, with a couple of stalls opened till dinner.
As with any hawker centre, there are a couple of popular stalls including the prawn mee soup (and there are two: one that serves the normal sliced prawns and the other that serves big prawns), the wanton mee, fried beehoon/nasi lemak and the chicken/roasted pork rice. Worth mentioning is the carrot cake stall operated by an old man who still sells his carrot cake starting from S$1.50 available as both black and white versions. Other lesser known stalls worth trying include the HK-style chee cheong fun and the fried dough fritters just next to it.
Parking is limited around the hawker centre, but it's easy to find space around the surrounding HDB blocks if you don't mind walking. Oh, and as long as you are there, you should visit the adjoining wet market in the morning as there are some good finds including one of the best freshly made fishballs and coffee power.
Childhood food place
I've been coming to Pek Kio Food Centre ever since I was a toddler. There's a famous $2 chicken rice stall that is regularly patronized by my family, and also by many others from all around the island.
Other than chicken rice, the carrot cake, vegetarian noodles, bak chor mee and prawn noodles are really nice here. The food here isn't too expensive, and they've renovated the hawker centre a few years back, making the place the clean and sanitary environment it is today.
Many residents living around Pek Kio often come here to eat, and so do people working in the vicinity, such as at the United Square area, and even the Little India area. There is a wide variety of food available here, and even if you don't know what to eat on a particular day, a walk around the hawker centre would surely result in you realising a craving you hadn't known existed. That's what happens to me anyway!