Old Airport Road Food Centre

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  Blk 51 Old Airport Road Singapore 390051

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SG Best Hawker Centre
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
2.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5

One of the best hawker centre in Singapore. Old Airport Road Food Centre is huge! Definitely check out famous stalls like, Chuan Kee Satay, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, Toa Payoh Rojak, Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee, Western Barbeque (their garlic porkchop rocks!!).

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Cheryl Amanda
Top 100 Reviewer 91 reviews
(Updated: February 16, 2016)
Good food
Overall Score 
 
4.0

Located at Dakota, Old Airport Road Food Centre is well known for their exceptional hawker food in Singapore where you can find all your local delicacies like Hokkien Mee, Laksa, Carrot Cake etc. The variety of food is wide enough for anyone and everyone, making it a perfect place to go with your family and friends.

My personal favorite has to be the Blanco Court kway chap. There is always a long queue so be prepared to wait at least 20-30 minutes. Trust me, it’s worth the wait. Nam Xing hokkien mee, Lao Fu Zhi char kway teow and Albert Street’s prawn mee are the few dishes I always order with my friends to share, because they’re just that good.

Overall, you will never get disappointed at Old Airport Road because there are so many stalls you can choose from. Every Singaporean should definitely visit at least once in their lifetime.

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Absolutely love it
Overall Score 
 
5.0

Old Airport Road is located at Dakota/ Mountbatten and is my favourite hawker centre in the entire Singapore. It is home to many famous and pioneer hawkers (such as Nam Xing Hokkien Mee) and provides a well ventilated, clean environment.

Old Airport Road hawker centre is relatively cleaner than the other hawker centres as it was renovated in recent years. Moreover, with the creation of downtown line, Dakota MRT is walking distance from it. I love the food here!!! Old Airport Road Hawker Centre sells almost all Singaporean delicacies, Hokkien Mee, Satay, Wanton Mee, Laksa, Michael Jackson soy bean milk - you name it.

In fact, since it’s so near the MRT station, I often travel there by MRT and take away 6 packets of Nam Xing Hokkien Noodles (a must try!) for my family. It is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for cheap and good food!

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Lost in a Huge Hawker Centre
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.5
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5

The Old Airport Road Food Centre is famed for its size and sheer variety of local food offerings. Locals flock to the area during lunch and dinner hours, making it one of the most packed food centres in Singapore. Is it worth the wait?

My personal favourite is the Lao Fu Zi char kuay teow. This dish brings diners back in time to the 1970's when char kway teow was made by fishermen and farmers who doubled up as hawkers at night to supplement their day income. This char kway teow is flavourful and well-seasoned with dark soy sauce. If you are like me and you like extra cockles with your kway teow, the Lao Fu Zi cockles are decent and fresh. It is often named as one of the top few char kway teow stalls in Singapore.

Other famous food stalls include Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun, Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, and Holy Grill. Expect a long queue for these stalls during peak hours thanks to word of their tastiness spreading high and low throughout Singapore.

At the end of the day, the Old Airport Road food centre offers tremendous value for money, trading off ambience and comfort. Every Singaporean should visit it at least once in their lifetime.

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One of my favouritee places to eat
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0

Absolutely love heading to this massive food centre for dinner.
There's so many local delights to choose from, perfect for locals as well as tourists who wants a taste of the local cruisine.

My favourite picks has to be the delicious Xiao Long Bao, one tray has about 7 and cost only $3.50. Infact I like them more than those at Ding Tai Feng.
There is also satay, chee cheong fan, oyster omelette, and Ngor hiang.

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singapore's real taste paradise
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
3.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0

What is interesting about Old Airport Road food court is the amalgamation of hawker foods and stalls from all over Singapore that it offers.

Take the goreng pisang stall that originated from Geylang Lor 20. For me this was a hit and miss; certain pieces came out incredibly crisp and sweet, while other pieces seemed to have some remnants of the banana peel left on it, which left a bitter and slimy aftertaste on my tongue.

On the other hand, the prawn mee originating from Albert Street was absolutely delicious! I usually dislike this dish, but I just could not get enough of their rich broth and the fresh, succulent prawns. There was none of the usual ‘xing wei’ (as Singaporean Chinese like to term ‘smelly’ seafood) that I often detect in lesser prawn mees.

I would also recommend would be the soursop juice from Meilock Soursop Juice, kway teow from Lao Fu Zi and the yusheng from Xin Mei Congee. It may seem peculiar to order the latter outside of Chinese New Year, but don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it; it’s good enough to be eaten any time of the year.

As far as cleanliness goes, this is definitely your regular hawker centre. Be prepared to sweat incessantly under the sweltering Singaporean heat, but I can confidently say that the food here is worth it. If the humidity is a strong enough deterrent for you, then I would suggest finding a seat along the front of the hawker centre. While they are further from the stalls, these spots are cooler and much more comfortable to sit in.

In all, a delicious melting pot (literally) of Singapore’s most notable dishes, presented in its most genuine state.

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Su Fern Teo
Top 500 Reviewer 8 reviews
(Updated: January 05, 2015)
After Training Haunt
Overall Score 
 
3.0

I sometimes walk down to the Old Airport Road Food Centre to get lunch after climbing training at Guillemard road, and there are a few stalls I patronise. One such stall is Lao Fuzi Char Kway Teow. I’ve heard that the queue here can get really long, but have been really lucky so far.

On days that I feel like an after-lunch dessert, Old Airport Road does the trick too. Believe it or not, there is a stall selling gelato at the hawker centre. It is called Gelato Paradiso, and the pistachio flavour not only tastes really flavourful, but is also very smooth.

These two stalls I’ve mentioned are a testament to the eclectic mix of stalls that Old Airport Road Food Centre offers, and are why this food centre remains popular amongst the young and old alike.

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Food haven
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
2.5
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5

This place is amazing! It consists of all the local delights, conveniently compiled into one place - it's absolutely a food paradise.

Their hokkien mee is out of this world, trust me when I say this. Did I also mention that I do not eat hokkien mee? I detest those yellow, sticky noodles that cling onto your teeth after chewing.

After visiting Old Airport Road's Hokkien mee stall (the first one when you enter the food centre, with a big Channel U recommendation sign), I was amused to find myself constantly craving for their hokkien mee.

They serve their hokkien mee with their signature chilli, with varying levels of spiciness on different days. On some days, it can get really, really spicy. Their chilli complements the hokkien mee perfectly. Their ingredients like sotong and prawns were not stingy as well.

Another gem that I've recently discovered would be the Albert Street Prawn noodles, after watching Irene Ang's show on clicknetwork. I have to declare that I abhor prawn mee as well, the same reason I hated hokkien mee.

I was forced to eat my words after tasting the prawn mee. The broth was sumptuous and really addictive. Their prawns were fresh and the clams were succulent. Mind you, this bowl of goodness only cost me $5.

Immediately after polishing my first bowl, I was yearning for a second. This is how good it tasted. Their noodles did not stick to my teeth either, but I would have to say that it wasn't fantastic. The broth and fresh ingredients made up for it though.

Not forgetting Lao Ban tao huey, which is a perfect ending to any meal.

Mmmmm.

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Never run out of choice
Overall Score 
 
4.0

This hawker centre is huge and it is filled with tons of local delicacies such as chicken rice, laksa and nasi lemak, You name it you got it. My favourite dish is definitely the fish slice noodle soup! I will normally order fried fish with milk and end my meal with a bowl of Lao Ban Tau Huay.

The place can get quite crowded around dinner time so either go earlier or later to get a seat.

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Keep Coming Back
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
3.5

The truth is, you could pay me in Lao Ban and I would be a very very happy girl. Just the thought of that silky, cold, sweet beancurd sliding down my throat is giving me goosebumps, I need my fix now!

Other than Lao Ban of course, this hawker centre has plenty more to offer. Like any other hawker centre, you get your usual stuff like noodles, fried rice yada yada. But there's something about Old Airport Road that is different from other hawker centres. I feel like there's almost an infectious energy in the air and I love walking around and counting the number of containers of Lao Ban people have bought.

Needless to say, the prices here are super affordable, being a hawker centre and its a great place to bring friends and family, especially if they're new to Singapore!

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