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Old Airport Road Food Centre

A list of dishes to try at the reputable food centre.

1. 51 Soya Bean   2. Western Barbeque (Chicken Chop)Western Barbeque   3. Albert Street Prawn NoodlesOld Airport Road Food Centre   4. Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow   5. Lao Ban Soya Beancurd (so you won’t be the sua ku one)   6. Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton MeeHua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee  7. Xiang Ji Lor Mee (#01-8, 8am-3pm)

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This list is definitely not exhaustive. The more I try, the longer it will get.

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Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton MeeJust like the soya bean curd war, there seems to be some wanton mee rivalry going on at Old Airport Road Food Centre. Located just a few stalls away from each other, I had no idea which to choose. In the end, I followed a friend’s recommendation and went for the stall at the further end.

I liked how the sauce was light and still salty, instead of a dark and heavy sauce. And I was swept away by the pieces of char siew. Tender and tasty, every bite gives you a strong burst of char siew taste. Yet, the magic stops here for me. The noodles and the sauce did not serve up a mean partnership. I will try the other stall soon and compare.

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee
Blk 51
Old Airport Road
#01-113B
Old Airport Road Food Centre

Albert Street Prawn Mee

Old Airport Road Food CentreI broke the rule. There was so much talk about this stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre that I had to try it. And boy am I glad I did. I found a prawn mee soup with the almost exact same flavour as the champion of prawn mee. The taste and the ‘oomph’ can be comparable to that of Jalan Sultan Prawn Mee. But unfortunately, the noodles failed to make the cut. Its such a shame that the soup is so packed with punch but yet cannot be paired with the less-than-perfect noodles. However, this dish still left me satisfied and contented. I never thought I would be able to find another good prawn mee out there.

Prawn Noodle S$4.00
Albert Street Prawn Noodle
51 Old Airport Road
#01-10
Old Airport Road Food Centre

 

Fried Kway Teow, by the dancing man.

Old Airport Road Food Centre is not only packed with a large variety of dishes, but a number of stalls that sell the same dish. So how do we know which stall is the better one? The first sign you look out for, is the sight of a long queue. So besides a recommendation, I also decided to try fried kway teow from this particular stall because of the long queue. While I was waiting in line, the next thing that grabbed my attention was the name of the stall: Lao Fu Zhi Fried Kway Teow. I may not understand the choice of name, but I think its a relatively good marketing strategy. Once I reached the end of the line, I realized that the man behind the wok is actually dancing, or bouncing to the clangs of a bustling kitchen. Not an everyday scene you catch in life.

One thing that I loved about was how my kway teow was smoking hot, and it was literally smoking. The taste was good and slightly sweet. In addition, the fragrance of the dish just invokes the senses. This is not the best I’ve tried but I will get this again at Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Fried Kway Teow
Lao Fu Zhi Fried Kway Teow
51 Old Airport Road
#01-12
Old Airport Road Food Centre