Old Airport Road Food Centre

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Known to every Singaporean!
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4.5
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4.5
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3.0
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4.5
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4.5
Go around Singapore and ask any native Singaporean where Old Airport Road is. If they do not know where it is, they would either be couch potatoes or nincompoops. The first thing I think of when people mention "Old Airport Road" to me, is the food centre. What makes me love that place so much is because of my favourite food, the Fried Oyster Omelet.

Of course, Oyster Omelet is sold everywhere in Singapore. You might say I'm stupid for choosing Old Airport Road Food Centre just for their Oyster Omelet, but I beg to differ. The reason why I love this place is because of their variety of local food.

This place has become even more reputable because of famous stalls such as "Lao Ban Tao Huay" and others that have been featured on TV and magazines.

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nothing but satisfaction!
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4.0
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4.5
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3.5
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3.5
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4.5
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4.0
This food centre is easily accessible via public transport! I patronised more often especially after MRT Circle Line was introduced. It is within a 5 minute walking distance from Dakota MRT station.

With previous experience visiting the famous old airport road food centre, I reached around 2pm to skip the noon and evening crowd. That is the best time to take a good look at the great variety of food available.

I daresay most of the food are above average. However, the Albert Street prawn noodles is a must-try! It offers several combination of pork ribs, pig liver, pig intestines and prawns. The best part is any combination would taste like heaven! I ordered a mid size portion and it was indeed satisfying, Coupled with a sugar cane drink, the trip was definitely worthwhile. The price pretty was reasonable for such delicacy!

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Highly accessible
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Looking for some good food? Here's the place to go!
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4.0
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4.5
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3.0
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3.5
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4.5
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4.0
Many locals would know of this place as the place which sells the famous Lao Ban dau huey, also known as bean curd, but how many would know about the real treasures in this place?

Serving a large variety of food, one can choose from eating snacks like kuey and the tradtional muah chee (chinese mochi with peanut) to savory food like the famous lor mee and wonton mee, which garners a long queue most of the time! Most of these stalls have been around for a long period of time, and many of them have received recognition by tv channels, jounalists and foodies.

The food in this hawker centre is priced very reasonably, and some of my favorite foods here include this western stall called London Grill, which serves one of the best chicken chops I've ever had and the soursop juice from Meilock Soursop Juice which is served with tender pieces of soursop meat!

Other than the delicacies offered here, one can also look forward to some shopping at the shops on level 2 as well as enjoy the services offered such as the seamstress and cobbler! If you are visiting Singapore for a first time and am wondering which hawker to visit, this is one not to be missed!

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Prawn Noodles!! Lao ban?
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4.0
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4.5
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2.5
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4.0
I wouldn't normally order prawn noodles when I eat out, but when my friend bought it for me at old airport road, I instantly love it.. Their prawns are really huge! Most importantly their soup is flavorful, it might be a bit salty for some though but it has the taste of prawns. There are more than one prawn noodle store there and I would recommend the one that is near a chicken wing store :)

As for the famous lao ban tau huey I think it is a little overrated. To me it doesn't have the traditional taste nor the soy bean taste. And with the long queue, I wouldn't go to old airport road just for lao ban.

Overall I think Old Airport Road is still a great place to dine in since it is so much larger and less crowded than other popular places like chompchomp. Moreover, there's so much stalls there that you will bound to find something you love :)

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Train your patience in exchange for amazing local delicacies!
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3.5
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4.5
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3.0
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2.0
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4.0
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3.5
The biggest hawker centre in Singapore,known for its many local fares there.You can easily satisfy all your local food cravings here!Hokkien Mee,Char Kway Teow,Oyster Omelette,Carrot Cake,Satay and Rojak!These are all the very popular dishes you can find here.

I give 5 stars to the local dishes that I mentioned above and trust me,the queues for all these are always tedious.If you are starving with giddiness,please head somewhere else.It is truly a training of endurance to queue for each of these delicacies.The up side is that there are a few different stalls for each type of dish but a waiting time of 10 minutes is considered very normal to people who frequently eat here.Like most hawkers,the area is cramped and humid so take a seat outside if you cannot stand eating and sweating at the same time!

There is no dish that I have been unsatisfied with here and trust my words,I have even tried the crocodile meat dishes here.The only down side for me is that some of the stall-holders can really be rude and arrogant due to the over-popularity of their stall.When informing you the waiting time(could be 30 minutes sometimes!),they would add in rudely,"You can wait not?Cannot wait go other stall,is okay one" with a very stuck-up face and holding their heads in the air when you walk away.

I know their dishes are mouth-watering but it takes more than a plate of good carrot cake to make someone create a good impression of the stall.If the stall-holder is rude to me,I would simply not bother to return there anymore.

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The centre where all the best food in Singapore comes to
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5.0
The Old airport road hawker centre is literally where gourmet cuisines at cheap affordable prices meet. The best of every kind of food gather here, and it is literally one of the jewels of all hawker centres in Singapore.

On my first visit, I tried the Katong Laksa there. It was a lesson of humility for me. I used to think that laksas in Singapore weren't really spicy and the chefs never bothered to put in a decent amount of chili. But the uncle there taught me otherwise with a $4 bowl of laksa. My head was literally in flames and my tears kept tearing when I was done with the bowl.

On my second visit, I tried the western food and washed it down with a bowl of tasty Lao Ban soybean curd. I used to think that Western Gourmet was literally tasteless, deep-fried junk food. But the Western cuisine they sold came with a unique taste that left a lifelong impression. Back then, Lao Ban newly opened, but the quene was still extremely long, with each patron buying a whole stack of soybean curd at one go.

Since then, some years have passed. But whenever I visit the hawker centre, it never ceases to amaze both my tastebuds and the way I perceive food. The number of types of great dishes available is uncountable.
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No chicken rice here
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Chicken rice is such a common food in all hawker centres, food court or even coffee shops. I am surprised that out of the nearly 100 stalls, there is not even one stall selling chicken rice. For my youngest child, it is very standard, whenever we eat out, he will say he want chicken rice.

So we went to this hawker centre thinking with so many stalls around, it should not be difficult to find chicken rice. I went around the hawker centre and only saw a lot of stalls selling bean curd but not a shop selling chicken rice. When there is a vacant stall to rent there, I will definitely grab the stall to sell chicken rice. The stall name will be "Best chicken rice in Old Airport Road Food Centre", I think being the only one, it is not difficult to be the best.
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Absolutely love it
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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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Simple and good
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4.5
From sugarcane juice to Hokkien mee to Goreng pisang to Tze char to Chicken rice to Western food to Lor Mee to Fish head bee hoon to Satay, Old Airport road Hawker center is home to some of the best local food stalls. During lunch, dinner and weekends, you might have to queue for up to 30 minutes at the more popular stalls (Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee). Or if you turn up a bit later, say early afternoon during weekends, the more popular stalls might already be preparing to call it a day (Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon).

A perfect meal for me would consist of a plate of roast pork rice, a bowl of fish head soup and a ice cold glass of soursop juice. I cannot recall the name of the roast pork stall, it is located just beside a drinks stall, located in the centre stack with it's back facing the main road. The roast pork is really done perfectly. Crispy skin with just enough fats underneath it and salty, juicy pork, it is drizzled with their sweet sauce which totally complements it. Eat it with the cucumber garnishing, it is such a sinful pleasure. That's why I only have it once a month.

I will not miss the fish head soup from above mentioned stall for anything! The soup base is the main attraction here and not the ingredients. I cannot really put my finger to what makes it taste so good. It's milky, sweet, a little spicy from the sliced ginger and there's a salty aftertaste that has me craving for more.

I like the soursop drink simply because they are generous with their soursop fruit pieces in the drink (ordered from the drinks stall facing the main road). I like chewing through the sour flesh as it is just so refreshing.

Remember to bring your tissue packs to chope seats, otherwise you might have to share tables with other diners!

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
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Old Airport Road
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Food haven
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
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2.5
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3.0
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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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