Best Eating Place This Chinese New Year: Chinatown Food Street


Good food need not be expensive and nor does it mean it has to be served in a fanciful restaurant. Simplicity has its strengths, and this is probably one principal reason why hawker centres continued to thrive after so many years in the history of Singapore despite the threats issued by the burgeoning coffee culture as well as other F&B operations that are sprouting island-wide. Hawker food is definitely one of the strongest factors that makes us true blue Singaporeans, so hands up if you are a die-hard fan of local cuisines! Lets celebrate and proclaim our undying love for a whole table full of iconic, rich and flavourful foods from different cultures and races, for we are all in for an amazing treat ^.^

At long last, someone had decided to benefit us all by revitalising and gathering a great number of iconic local food that we so love in a single street smacked right in the middle of the city, so as to recreate the busy hawker-filled Chinatown Food Street that our parents used to know. The revamped and fully-pedestrianised Chinatown Food Street boasts an internal spot cooling system for we whose tolerance for heat is getting lower and lower each day, and regardless it is the BBQ Seafood from Boon Tat Street, the BBQ Chicken Wings from Chomp Chomp or the sticks of mouth-watering Satays we would queue at Newton Circus that we are craving for, we will be able to find them here all under one roof (that is, literally the newly constructed high-ceiling glass canopy shelter) rain or shine.

How nice and convenient. I can totally foresee how this will boosts our relationships with friends and family because even if there are differing views on where to have dinner, we wouldn't have to rally for supporters and there won't be heated arguments between opposing parties anymore. The person in the family or among your friends whom for some reason loves to do "tabao" (take-away) for everyone is going to have a much easier job too because he no longer need to make special trips Katong to buy the Keah Kee Fried Oysters for someone then hop over to Geylang Lorong 9 to get the Fresh Frog Porridge for another. Can have World Peace, can save money, save petrol and consequently save the Earth lolol. Someone please nominate Chinatown Food Street for Nobel Peace Prize already!

Jokes aside, I am extremely honoured to be one of the many invited guests for the Reunion Dinner Event for Bloggers held at Chinatown Food Street last Saturday night (oh, 向云 Xiang Yun and Zheng Geping 郑各评 were there for filming too!), and I am super lucky to be seated with a group of enthusiastic and friendly bloggers most of whom I have met earlier that week at Domino's Gold Rush Party. It was for sure one of the best events I have attended thus far..

We started off with a "Lo Hei" (Prosperity Toss) session

Just to show how vigorous (and unshy) we were hahaha

I am surprised we still have the bulk of the yusheng in the plate

Chong Chong Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter

Chinatown Crab Master

Newton Circus Ahmad Ibrahim Satay

Maxwell Road Soon Soon Popiah . Laksa

All 8 of us were already very full by the time we were done with the dishes above, so imagine our horror when we realise the game we will be playing requires us to use the $20 worth of cash vouchers each of us received to purchase 10 items from 10 different stalls. But we got over it real fast as soon as we heard that the winning group will be awarded a pair of tickets per blog to Trick Eye Museum - excellent food and free tickets means dieting can wait another day. We started strategising immediately and some of the plans we had and things we did were really funny.

So these were the food we got (certainly more than just 10!),

Odeon Beef Noodles

Food Street Fried Kway Teow Mee

Tiong Bahru Meng Kee Roast Duck

Chinatown Crab Master

Bugis Street Famous Hainanese Chicken Rice

Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood

Chomp Chomp Goodluck BBQ Chicken Wings

Odeon Beef Noodles

Maxwell Road Soon Soon Popiah . Laksa

Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Desserts

Chinatown Enak Fritters

Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Fresh Fruit Juices

And here's a list of the 24 renowned stalls (and their respective unit number) you will find at Chinatown Food Street as there were a few we have unfortunately missed out in our quest. There are also the shophouse restaurants, which include Holland Village X.O. Fish Head Bee Hun Restaurant, Noodle Man, Koo Kee, Chen Fu Ji Restaurant as well as Fatty Weng Restaurant if you are looking for a proper restaurant for your reunion dinner. I hadn't the opportunity to try all of them, but I did Fatty Weng Restaurant once before and their traditional Cantonese cuisines were superb.

#1,3 Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood 文达烧烤海鲜
#2 Thim Kee Curry Chicken Noodle 添记咖喱鸡面
#4 Bugis Street Famous Hainanese Chicken Rice 白沙浮亚发驰名海南鸡饭
#5 Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters 加东加记蠔煎
#6 Balestier Abalone Noodle 马里士他鲍鱼面
#7 Tiong Bahru Meng Kee Roast Duck 中峇魯明记烧鸭
#8 Food Street Fried Kway Teow Mee 美食街炒粿条面
#9 Chinatown Cheng Kee Hokkien Mee 牛车水成记炒福建面
#10 Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge 狮城芽笼九巷活田鸡粥
#11 Chomp Chomp Goodluck BBQ Chicken Wings 忠忠好运烧烤鸡翅膀
#12 Odeon Beef Noodles 奧典牛肉粉
#13 Chong Chong Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter 忠忠五香酥虾饼
#14 Sin Ming Road Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh 新明路榕城肉骨茶
#15 Joo Chiat Ang Moh Noodle House 如切红毛面家
#16 Chinatown Ah Hock Steamed Fish Head 牛车水亚福松鱼头
#17 Serangoon Raju Indian Cuisine Indian
#18 Chinatown Crab Master 牛车水蟹厨神
#19 Newton Circus Ahmad Ibrahim Satay Malay
#20 Maxwell Road Soon Soon Popiah . Laksa 麦士威路顺顺薄饼. 叻沙
#21 Chinatown Enak Fritters 牛车水炸香蕉
#K1 Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Desserts 牛车水美食街冷热饮料 . 甜品
#K2 Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Fresh Fruit Juices 牛车水美食街冷热饮料 . 鲜果汁

Check out our entire table of food!

Chinatown Food Street
335 Smith Street
Singapore 050335
Nearest MRT: Chinatown Exit A

From now till 18 February 2015 (Chinese New Year Eve), the operating hours will be extended from the usual 11:00pm to 2:00am daily, and an additional 120 seats will be added to the food street, bringing the total seating capacity to over 800 so that no one will be deprived. Don't forget the Yu Sheng ($28 for small, $38 for large), beautiful festive decorations and activities including the lighting of sparklers and family games to make this Chinese New Year as special as it can be!

By the way, my group won the game! So instead of just one ang pow containing perks from 10 differents stalls, the 8 of us were awarded with an extra ang pow with our pair of tickets to Trick Eye Museum for our effort hehe. You will be glad to know that you will also receive Trick Eye Musem vouchers that will entitle you 20% off admission tickets for up to 4 pax just by spending $10 at Chinatown Food Street in a single receipt ^.^

Local or not, Chinese or not, you just have to visit Chinatown Food Street this CNY,

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  1. WAH! So this was what you did on saturday! Thats alot of yummy food!

    1. yup, this was the event at chinatown i told u i went haaha ��



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