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Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre

Food Court and Market
Central Region, Singapore
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  • Oli S.
    "Best pho at the Thai-viet stall next to the chwee kueh stall."(15 Tips)
    Rvocado R.
    "My Favourite Prawn Noodles @tiong Barry market !!"(14 Tips)
    EvilCareBear
    "Must buy the correct Chwee Kuei! Jian Bo Shui Kueh #02-05"(7 Tips)
    Jason Y.
    "Best Soya Bean stall is Teck Seng."(12 Tips)
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  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried carrot cake (chai tow kway). Kampong Carrot Cake #02-53 is a highly-praised stall. Received lots of recognition for this humble dish. Theirs is very egg-y & fried till slightly burnt
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Eugenia M.
    Eugenia MarettJuly 9, 2015
    Been going to this market since I was a kid. Everything is yummy but my top favourites are chwee kueh, fried carrot cake, 178 lor mee, bao and the specialty fish ball stall!
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousSeptember 22, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Char Kway Teow (fried flat rice noodles). I like mine wet, sweet & savoury. Fried Kway Teow #02-08 serves like that (top pic), compared to neighbouring #02-11 Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow (bottom pic)
    Upvoted Sep 8
  • Pheobe T.
    Pheobe TanAugust 1
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent shui Kueh at the food centre and other nice food. The jewel of the crown for me the the extensive market which has everything. Good for expats too as they stock things not usually found.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMay 21, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Wantan noodles: I'm convinced, like @ Lavender, sauce poured over noodles gives d winning flavour :-) Coupled w sweet char siew & generous-sized wantans, dis stall #02-30 rates as 1 of best in SG
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Fiona
    FionaFebruary 25, 2012
    Tiong Bahru Pau's char siew bun is spot on, and needless to say, Lor Mee 178 is a celebrity among this slew of stores, with fans requesting to take photos!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 31, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried prawn fritters. Tian Cheng Food #01-42 sells this local savoury snack, freshly made daily. Oily but delicious till the very last bite
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LamJuly 26, 2013
    Tian Tian Lai stall serves the best desserts ever!!! Try their Shaved Ice Mango with Ice-Cream, simply delicious!!! Though the ice is not so fine, but it's laden with mangoes... Simply worth it... =)
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJuly 28, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Fishball noodles. Yummy & traditional serving from Kim Fa #02-65. Noodles were 'q' (springy), fishballs & fishcake slices were tasty. Stall still serves with her giao (fish dumpling) & la pok
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousSeptember 9, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Hainanese Chicken Rice #02-47 serves a delightful plate. Meat was well-cooked & served on a bed of bean sprouts & cucumber slices; skin has chewy texture; an agreeable chilli sauce; soup was tasty
  • Sterve L.
    Sterve LimJuly 1, 2015
    #stervylicious #yongtaufoo - best day!! Had a sinful healthy Yong tau foo - must say taste pretty ordinary but its the Pork Lard that is added that taste Hua ji Fishball noodles. Yong tau Foo /#02-44
  • Deanna K.
    Deanna KohJuly 17, 2013
    So yummy the bak chor mee! Right amount of chilli & vinegar. The MEAT ball has a hidden treasure inside - like Fuzhou fish ball with meat inside! Must try! #02-77.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousJune 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Soya bean milk: Teck Seng #02-69. Never had 2 q 10mins (on Sun) 4 dis healthy drink. But wait was worth it(?). Milk was thick, fragrant, flavourful. No regrets. In my list of fave stalls in dis mkt
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Vegetarian options: chwee kueh, Teochew kueh, tau kua pau (stuffed beancurd), red bean bao, tau hway (soya beancurd), vege-only YTF, mi chiam kueh (pancake), specialty vegetarian stalls, local dessert
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LimOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the lor mee from Tiong Bahru Lor Mee (#02-80) and shark meat nuggets from 178 Lor Mee (#02-23) respectively. Mix them together, and you get the best of both worlds. Just a suggestion.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChakFebruary 20, 2016
    Blanco Court Fried Fish Soup #02-62 - I enjoyed their fried fish slices. Not over-battered and the flavour is tasty. Soup base is not overly tasty, lightly flavoured.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LimOctober 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No doubt that the stall that sells the best soya bean milk here is #02-69 Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk. Their soya bean milk is just so fresh, thick & flavorful.
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Marvin Raden D.
    Be sure to try the big cup soya milk in Teck Seng Soya Bean Milk stall 02-69. Tall glass door 1 SGD only and very delicious!
  • colin l.
    colin lowMarch 8, 2015
    Great place for needs esp veg , fish, even coffee powder (Liong Chuan Coffee Powder )Be careful about this fish monger who gets his fish from his Kelong #01-124) as he is dishonest n cheats!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousSeptember 1, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Braised duck. When u hv 2 stalls side-by-side, comparisons inevitably surface. While #01-46 offers better value & generous portions, flavour-wise, #01-43 is the superior tasting one
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WongMarch 22, 2015
    Awesome food here. Nice spacious seating. Clean and tidy. High ceiling lots of air so wasn't too hot inside. Highly recommend this place.
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa MeowJuly 21, 2016
    Get the beef noodles from Beef King. It is the best and also the cheapest priced at $3.50. Order the beef tendon side dish too! Its soft and tender, melts in your mouth.
  • Leslie Bobby L.
    Leslie Bobby LowOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    In need of pots and pans, brooms, another household appliances, come to #01-243! Definitely much better price than other stalls. Also check out the clothing store beside it "Betty's fashion"#01-242
  • Kars A.
    Kars AlfrinkMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very attractive hawker center with some seriously great food on offer. I could have kept going back to the char siew stall for more. The teochew kueh is a flavorful if oily treat.
  • Koh Y.
    Koh Yong xiangJune 18, 2011
    #02-02 ang ku kueh must try !! also remember to try harriann's onde onde..very nice...Dont forget about tau kwa pop's rojak..delicious and damm appetizing..love the way they "assemble" their rojak
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousAugust 24, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Hokkien Mee. The fried prawn noodles from Hong Heng #02-01 was average. It lacks pronounced prawn flavours & fragrance. Even the amount of egg fried into my dish barely made an impression
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 14, 2011
    Enjoy an inexpensive meal of steamed rice & preserved pickles at an indoor food stand. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
  • Benson T.
    Benson TohJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Lots of famous stores from the old Tiong Bahru market still here. The flower store on the ground floor sells roses at only 70 cents per stalk. Best time to soak in the vibe is sat 9-11am
  • Angela C.
    Angela CJune 27
    Ru Yi Veg Bee Hoon. The best in my personal opinion. Hv bn eating since childhood till now my kids will only eat theirs. There's a copycat stall same row, don't waste $$. Sky high diff.
  • Gary C.
    Gary ChewMay 5, 2013
    Having come here so many times, the Lor Mee at the corner stall near the escalator is definitely worth queuing for! Though today's weather is just too hot!!!
  • Ah Leong S.
    Ah Leong SanJune 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try Hu Ji Fish Ball Noodle.Yong Tau Foo #02-44. The assorted Yong tau foo with noodles is good. Just don't drink the soup as its artificially sweet.
  • EvilCareBear
    EvilCareBearApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    甜甜园 Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House : Must try. Their crushed ice is so fine that it meltz in your mouth when you put it in, leaving you feeling cool and refreshed! 
  • Morwens
    MorwensJuly 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Kim Fa Fishball noodle #02-65. The fishball noodles are not bad. Noodles are qq. But aunty is really slow to take order and prepare. I waited 15 mins for order of 2 person in the queue. 😩
  • Koh Y.
    Koh Yong xiangJune 18, 2011
    Koh brother's pig organ soup too light liao..i prefer robust ones...and remember to try tau kwa pop's rojak..bloody good and appetizing..like the way they present their rojak to customers
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChuaJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    163 fish & chicken porridge is the most fantastic porridge ever! At only $2.00 per bowl. But if you come on Sunday, must buy before 10.30 am else they wld have run out of fish already
  • Hopper A.
    Hopper AnonOctober 6, 2016
    Sesame chicken is interesting! It's fried chicken though. Steamed chicken from the same stall is great as well.
  • Liang H.
    Liang HuiwenMarch 2, 2011
    Love the Tiong Bahru Hainanese Curry Rice! It's much better than the stall across the street! Who needs the newspaper article paste on their wall to prove that their food is nice?
  • Sterve L.
    Sterve LimJune 12, 2015
    #stervylicious #chweekuey - best weekday!! Had Sinful Brekky today but POWER!!! The famous tiong bahru chwee kuey. In short! Try it - jian bo shui kuey / #02-05...
  • thpsycho
    thpsychoJanuary 18, 2014
    The Tiong Bahru pao is nice... The yellow cake is delicious soft and not too sweet (sorry don't know the local word for it)
  • Shantanu R.
    Shantanu RayFebruary 1
    Love 02-16. Super rendang, sambal fish. Brown rice great plus. Sweetest people.
  • Oli S.
    Oli Sari-GoerlachJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best pho at the Thai-viet stall next to the chwee kueh stall. $4 for Yummy beef pho!
  • raccoon w.
    Great place for local food i found this fried is so yummy (at02-22)
  • Wilson T.
    Wilson TanSeptember 7, 2014
    Too many good food to list them all! Personal favorite include the Lor Mee 178, Koh Brother's Pig's Organ Soup, Wanton Noodle...
  • JD D.
    JD DaezDecember 26, 2014
    Try the Soya Milk+Grass Jelly! This stall serves it until they run out, so make sure you get yours here!
  • Alicia Y.
    Alicia YamMarch 28, 2014
    Super nice roasted pork, duck and char Siew stall ... Must try !!!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrayMarch 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Next to the famous shui kueh place is A really good thai stall. Just ask for a little less oil if that's your taste. All great dishes!
  • Man hob L.
    Man hob LeeOctober 26, 2010
    Try the satay selling by a vendor ard moh guan area....very delicious...he uses a trolley n the aroma of the saray smell ....ma ma mia...he oni vomes ard 4plus....try it...
  • Vivienneeluv
    VivienneeluvApril 6, 2013
    Liang Liang garden (#02-75) dinosaur ice kachang is awesome for a weather like this ☀☀S$2
  • Teo K.
    Teo KeongDecember 29, 2010
    Try the wanton noodle, very nice. Need to queue for at least 30 mins. Must try 3.50 wanton noodle the chat siew meat taste nicer than the 2.50 type.
  • Ryo N.
    Ryo NattapachJune 1, 2015
    Sooooo much food to choose and I can't made up my mind! Everything is a must try. I wish I could spend more time here.
  • Richard Q.
    Richard QiMarch 8, 2013
    Check out the Thai Lion store next to the Lor Mee. Open by a very famous Thai Chef
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeDecember 22, 2014
    Foodie heaven galore. You'll never go hungry here. Jian bo shui kwee is one of the stand-out stalls.
  • Ben C.
    Great place for flowers, produce and meat as long as you know what you are looking for.
  • Shu M.
    Shu MinDecember 27, 2016
    Ground floor is the wet market, food centre located at the first floor, while second floor is the carpark
  • Teddy T.
    Teddy TeoJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Char siew from #02-30 wanton mee store is the best. Worth queuing for it! Ask for more char siew if u are really a fan
  • Ah Leong S.
    Ah Leong SanJune 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you are looking for traditional eat, then head to Koh's Brothers Pig's Organ Soup for its authentic hawker fare.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DLNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    02-78 Dong Hai Yuan Jumbo Prawn noodle. Aunty used to be at S11 near old National Library. Yummy and generous with the noodles.
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousApril 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Chwee kueh (steamed rice cakes): Ignore the folklore abt competing stalls, #02-05 wins with their fragrant toppings & chilli
  • Alan B.
    Alan BrutenicJune 18, 2015
    Great Food court with variety of Asian food!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GrayDecember 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegetable shopping: best place is the right front corner near main entrance. Brothers and cousins give great service!
  • Avanna
    AvannaJune 22, 2015
    Lor mee, chwee kway, pig organ soup, wanton mee, steam pau and char siew rice
  • james w.
    james wangNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    marina bay curry fish head, chicken rice, lo mee, rojak, prawn mee, ice kacang, fried rice, zui kueh omg.. I love it. must try!!
  • Colin T.
    Colin ThiamNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Must eat the wantan mee $2. 华丰面家 red signage. However their signage it's "fan ti Zhi" I wrote in "Jian ti Zhi". .... Nice and good. Long queue ...
  • Hopper A.
    Hopper AnonOctober 6, 2016
    Sesame chicken is interesting! It's fried though. Steamed chicken from the same stall is great as well.
  • Jon K.
    Jon KohDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you must have rice, try the duck rice at stall #02-43. You will not regret it for sure.
  • Chee Wee L.
    Chee Wee LeeMay 24, 2014
    The Loh Mee 178 stall here serves one of the best loh mee in Singapore!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousApril 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Yong tau foo: Hui Ji #02-44 offers limited items. Other than d fishballs & stuffed bitter gourd, the rest appears to be (fish paste tasted saltier) fr 3rd party suppliers
  • Koyen C.
    Oyster omelete, roasted pork and roasted duck, fruit shakes
  • Kenn T.
    Kenn TanOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try pig intestine glutinous rice at #02-29. A rare dish. Sold out fast around lunch.
  • EvilCareBear
    EvilCareBearApril 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Koh Brothers Pig's Organ Soup is worth trying! Authentic "old school" salted veg pig organ soup. "best"
  • Sean Y.
    Sean YangAugust 13, 2011
    #02-24 the noodle stall has really a long queue. Its so delicious! I love dumpling noodle.
  • Michael Sky L.
    Michael Sky LinAugust 29, 2013
    Hwa Yuen Porridge is still the best even after eating it for over 30 years!
  • Roger N.
    Roger NgMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tiong Bahru Lor Mee. Best with chilli, lots of black vinegar and garlic.
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeNovember 28, 2012
    Large sugarcane juice, freshly squeezed, is perfect along your food
  • Eliz T.
    Eliz TanJuly 24, 2011
    #02-24 wanton mee with chilli is good. But dun think the impatient will think it's worth the wait
  • Seth V.
    Seth VillaflorMay 21, 2012
    Pork Rib and Prawn Noodle is the best score here.. but i forgot the name of the stall.
  • Li Lian M.
    Li Lian MahDecember 2, 2011
    Hi people pls give the stall number when u leave ur tip leh. It will be a lot easier to find! Thanks! :)
  • Steven tan
    Steven tanJuly 5, 2011
    Try the prawn noodle the one next to stairs not the toilet. Hong Heng prawn noodle. Ask for more chilli
  • Paul D.
    Paul DLDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    163 Fish & Chicken porridge. Fantastic porridge, superb raw fish, excellent service, and, the price is right!
  • Royal Plaza on Scotts S.
    try the min jiang kueh! Delicious peanut fillings! Read more
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousMay 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Yong tau foo: Zhen Ji #02-66 has an extensive choice of YTF items, especially greens. Love it!
  • Benson T.
    Benson TohOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If u drive here for food over the weekends, try 10mins before noon n you'll b more likely to get a lot.
  • Dora C.
    Dora ChuaJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get yr kopi and drunks from 33 Cafe cos their drinks are really cheap, 50 cents for kopi-o-kosong, 70 cents for teh etc.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KSeptember 17
    Sugarcane juice at 02-39 (flashing sign) is the best!
  • Shander V.
    Shander VariantoAugust 16, 2013
    Try pork ribs prawn noodle at buzzing kitchen beside wonton noodle stall
  • Max A.
    Max AmanshauserSeptember 15, 2016
    You _must_ try the jackfruit dessert at Tian Tian Yuan Dessert House
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LooMay 21, 2011
    Lor Mee 178 #2-23 is yummy, and comes with shark nuggets for an additional $3!
  • James Q.
    5 for $2.50 from Jian Bo Chwee Kuey. I still feel Bedok Chwee Kuey better
  • John C.
    John ChiongNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Hah!! There's a new Yong Tau Fu stall here that's $0.40 per piece. Minimum 5 pieces. Cheap and good!!! 珍记酿豆腐.
  • JD D.
    JD DaezDecember 26, 2014
    The porridge here hits the spot specially on a cold rainy day!
  • Cheen T.
    Cheen The CuriousApril 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Fishball noodles: There's something abt handmade fishballs fr dis Teochew stall #02-13 dat makes me come bak when I hv cravings
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YeoJuly 4, 2010
    Best Soya Bean stall is Teck Seng. Have a drink warm or cold, it us definitely the best in the area!
  • Jamin A.
    Jamin AllenNovember 12, 2015
    Great architecture and fantastic food court vibes
  • Juliana 蔡.
    Juliana 蔡莹颖November 1, 2014
    Try the raw fish salad from 163 fish and chicken porridge!
  • Jo G.
    Jo GohMay 5, 2013
    #02-13 Teochew Fishball noodles....good! Only thing they dun have chilli padi....:)
  • Oli S.
    Oli Sari-GoerlachApril 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the hainanese chicken rice stall next to the carrot cake/popiah stall
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler RahmJanuary 25, 2016
    A great place for clean street food. Many choices.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AdamsJuly 12, 2014
    They aren't a late night hawker spot. A large number of shops close up early in the evening.
  • Willie C.
    Willie ChanSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The corner stall lor mee is always delicious. Add more vinegar.
  • Leslie Bobby L.
    Leslie Bobby LowDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For those in need of household appliances like pots and pans, visit #01-243 ! Most reasonable price out of the rest of the stalls!
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