Old Airport Road Food Centre

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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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Food haven
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4.5
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5.0
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2.5
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3.0
Value 
 
4.5
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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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Something from everybody
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4.5
Food isn't hard to find in Singapore, good food is. Good food all in one place? That's something magical. Old Airport Road has been somewhat a constant destination for food since my parents are always crazy over the Lor Mee. Yellow noodles cooked to perfection and served in a savoury bowl of dark sauce and accompanied with vinegar, sambal chilli and chopped garlic. I don't really enjoy the long queues for it though.

Whenever my friends and I are having trouble thinking of a suitable dinner spot, Old Airport Road tends to pop into mind. Affordable prices and a large variety of good food like Char Kuay Teow, Prawn Noodles, Oyster Omelette as well as Western Food just to name a few. The appearance of Lao Ban and 51 soybean curd in recent years only made the place more enjoyable to visit.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Variety of food
Branch Location:
Dakota
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Food Heaven
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
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3.5
Service 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0
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4.5
Yes, indeed! I really do like the wide variety of food at the Old Airport Road Food Centre. Being food lovers, my family simply loves visiting the different food centres for the best local delights in Singapore. And we enjoy being food enthusiasts.

We simply love the Lao Fu Zhi fried kway teow and Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee, which are without doubt, always of long queues. Then again, good things are worth the wait, aren't they? Who can resist those lip-smacking and simply heavenly dishes?

I have to say that one doesn't necessarily need to spend a bomb just to be able to enjoy the best food around.

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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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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Branch Location:
Old Airport Road
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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one of the best
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
5.0
Ambience 
 
2.0
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
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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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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delicious food generally, but be prepared to queue and wait for seats
Overall Score 
 
4.5
With a wide variety of food choices to choose from, the Old Airport Road Food Centre is always crowded during mealtimes.

Generally, all the food items there are acceptable, but there are certain ones that are worth travelling to the location for. For food, I like the prawn noodles that is located at the left on the first row, nearer to the main road. I do not usually get prawn, but pork ribs instead. The ingredients used are fresh and the soup is tasty. Rarely, the noodles are overcooked. At the second row on the right side, there is a stall specializing in chee cheong fun and prawn roll. The prawn, mushroom and char siew chee cheong fun are all worth a try as the skin is soft and it melts in my mouth, always. The prawn roll contains a lot of chestnut, which makes it very juicy and crunchy.

For dessert, be prepared to queue for quite awhile for the famous lao ban beancurd. The beancurd is silken soft and melts in my mouth. A good alternative will be fruit juices that are good to wash off the oiliness from the food eaten. There is a stall on the left side on the second row that sells a wide variety of juices and I will get the apple passionfruit. As they do not add water or even much ice into the fruit juice, the drink is full of natural sweetness and it contains real seeds from the passion fruit.

Old Airport Road Food Centre is a great place for a cheap and full meal, and it is preferable to arrive early to get seats, especially when going in a big group.
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