Char kway teow, one of our favourite hawker foods, is a staple in Singaporean and Malaysian cuisine. Penang may be known for the best char kway teow, but Singapore offers some competitive options as well. Here are our top 10 best places to eat char kway teow in Singapore.
1. Hill Street Char Kway Teow
As one of the best in Singapore, Hill Street’s char kway teow has a strong “wok hei” fragrance that makes it stand out from the rest. The kway teow is cooked just right – not too dry and not too soggy – and you can taste the smoky flavour in every bite. Topped with crunchy morsels of pork lard, this dish will definitely satisfy your cravings. But be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes during peak hours.
Address: Blk 16 Bedok South Rd, Singapore 460016
Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm daily
2. No.18 Fried Kway Teow
Despite being called No.18 Fried Kway Teow, this famous food stall is actually located at number 17 of Zion Riverside Food Centre. The char kway teow served is always hot, as each plate is freshly cooked. The kway teow is QQ with the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. But No. 18’s main highlight is their GENEROUS portions of cockles, lup cheong and fish cakes.
Address: 70 Zion Rd, #01-17 Zion Riverside Food Centre, Singapore 247792
Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 10pm daily
3. 91 Fried Kway Teow
Instead of lup cheong and pork lard, 91 Fried Kway Teow differentiates itself from the rest by using vegetables and ikan billis as alternative toppings. Additionally, the dish is fried with vegetable oil instead of lard.
This healthy version doesn’t compromise on taste, which is good news for dieters and health-conscious eaters. Instead of overpowering the dish, the crunchiness and saltiness of the ikan billis surprisingly complements the “wok hei” fragrance of the noodles, giving the dish a unique flavour.
Address: 505 Beach Road #01-91 Golden Mile Food Centre | Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583, Singapore
Tel: +65 9830 0965
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday); closed on Mondays
4. Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow
Heng Huat serves flavourful char kway teow with sufficient wok hei. The first thing you will notice about this dish is that it is topped with PLENTY of green leafy chye sin. While the vegetables are not fried together with the noodles, they are surprisingly juicy and delicious. Give this stall a try the next time you want to satisfy your cravings guilt-free!
Address: #01-36 Pasir Panjang Food Centre, 121 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118543
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sundays
5. Meng Kee Char Kway Teow
Voted as one of the best char kway teow in Singapore, Meng Kee has been around for over 30 years. Their char kway teow is a sweeter version than the usual savoury ones, and they are famous among diners for their moist and smooth kway teow. You will definitely enjoy the strong wok hei and pork lard flavour in every mouthful. Try it with their chilli, which gives it a good kick!
Address: 22 Havelock Road, Singapore 160022
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 7pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sundays
6. Lai Heng Fried Kway Teow
Lai Heng’s version of char kway teow combines otah with kway teow to produce a moist and flavourful dish. Although it doesn’t have a strong wok hei fragrance, there is still enough smokiness to make it amazing. While otah and char kway teow are an unusual pairing, these two items actually complement each other very well.Vegetable oil is used but you can request for pork lard too!
Address: 320 Shunfu Road, #02-20 Shunfu Mart, Singapore 570320
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday); closed on Mondays
7. Outram Park Fried Kway Teow
This award-winning food stall is loved by most Singaporeans as it serves a char kway teow that uses more eggs. The generous amount of eggs and the shorter cooking time contribute to its wet and creamy kway teow. As it opens early at 6am, it’s a great option for early birds to have a hearty breakfast. Outram successfully received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in July 2018.
Address: 531A Upper Cross Street, #02-17 Hong Lim Market & Food Centre, Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 6am – 3.30pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sundays
8. Green Sky Fried Kway Teow
Green Sky is a halal-certified char kway teow stall. While the noodles are fried in vegetable oil instead of pork lard, they are just as flavourful. Their char kway teow is on the moist side and have a touch of wok hei. If you want to try something different, their cockles kway teow and seafood kway teow are great alternatives.
Address: No. 1, Bedok Road, #01-14, Bedok Food Centre, 469572, Singapore 469572
Tel: +65 8797 2132
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Monday, Wednesday to Sunday); closed on Tuesdays
9. Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow
At Dong Ji, each plate is fried individually to ensure the standards and flavours are not compromised. The chef has over 40 years of experience, and each plate is guaranteed to be amazing.
Dong Ji serves a version of char kway Teow that is more savoury. The good wok hei aroma and their generous portions of seafood keep customers coming back for more!
Address: Food Centre #01-138, Old Airport Rd, Singapore 390001
Opening Hours: 10am – 2pm daily
10. 786 Char Kway Teow
Owned by Muslim chefs, 789 is halal-certified and serves authentic and flavourful char kway teow. The noodles are just the right amount of moist and the fresh cockles are juicy and perfectly done. Although no pork lard is used, you can still taste the wok hei flavour without the grease. To spice things up, enjoy it with their homemade chilli.
Address: #01-28, 115 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 2.30pm – 10pm (Saturday to Thursday); closed on Fridays
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