Old Airport Road Food Centre

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LAO BAN!!!
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4.0
Honestly when I think of Old Airport Road the first thing that comes to my mind is Lao Ban soybean curd, the best soybean curd I've ever tasted in Singapore. It is a must to buy this whenever I visit Old Airport Road, and sometimes I would go there just to buy Lao Ban!

Other than that, I have tried a few of the dishes there like ba kut teh and meepok etc. To me they taste the same as any other hawker centre in Singapore. I think Singapore hawker centres are pretty good in their consistency. There is no one hawker centre that pales greatly in comparison to the others dotted around the island.

For first timers to Old Airport Road, you can miss any stall but Lao Ban! (Unless you are allergic to soybean curd hahaha) but seriously, go for it.
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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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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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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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one of the best
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4.5
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5.0
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2.0
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4.5
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3.5
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4.5
for sure this is one of the best hawker centres in singapore. maybe even the best. you gotta try the laksa at the stall nearest to the front. its delicious and perfectly spicy. i also like the chicken wings. probably the best in the neighbourhood area. anyways, i go here almost once or twice a month.
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Holy Grill - the best affordable western food after Astons
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.0
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3.0
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0
I'll be reviewing on a particular store, namely Holy Grill.

It's situated at the 2nd row from the side facing the main road, and closer to the Fairprice.

Basically, it has the exact same menu as Astons, but at a more affordable price.

I absolutely love it, why? Their Crispy Fried Fish is perfectly well done. As you all know, take away food usually don't taste as good as their 'eat fresh-ly' counterparts. However, whenever I take away this dish, it taste just as nice as if I eat at the hawker centre. Also, they provide you a slice of lemon which is really thoughtful as it makes the fish ever more refreshing.

For $5.90, you get a main dish, and 2 sides. My favourite side would be French Fries of course, and Pasta Salad, or even Baked Potato. One thing though, these are the sides that run out the fastest, it's better to go there early for these babies. Another good thing is that their service is really good as well. You can request for them to separate their sauce from the pasta salad, and they would place it in a clear plastic, and they really do give the sauces generously.

However, the other dishes like their chicken are just mediocre. Their sides are really not that bad though, but I would really advice you to give their fish a try. They cook their fish better than their chicken indeed.
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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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Train your patience in exchange for amazing local delicacies!
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
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3.0
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2.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
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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Known to every Singaporean!
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
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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Crowded for a good reason!!
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
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4.0
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3.5
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0
Old Airport Road Food Centre, a true melting pot of crowds, great food, and aromas. Located a mere 5 minutes walk from Mountbatten MRT, this large and spacious food centre is a throwback to the good old days of hawker food and high ceilings!

My must-have when I visit is the western food stall, located at the 2nd row of stalls. Their portions are unusually big and their prices are the same as most other western food stalls across the island. The Hokkien noodle stall is also very popular (as are many of the other stalls) due to the tasty noodle dish they cook up. A table laden with fresh sugarcane juice, oyster omelette, fragrant satay and Hokkien noodles is my best memory of dining at this place.

It's a pity, though, that many of these stalls close before 11pm and there's not much to offer foodies looking for a late supper.
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