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What number of hawker dishes are you able to get beneath S$10?


It began after I chanced upon a TikTok development one night time. And after hours of shopping by way of a slew of brief clips beneath the hashtag, ‘#hawkerunder10’, I needed to discover out for myself. What number of hawker dishes can I get beneath S$10? I received out my crispest S$10 observe and made my approach right down to Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre at 10am. 

Image of S$10 note infront of boon keng market

Ah, again at my favorite place. Truthfully, the one motive I selected Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre was due to their eclectic combine of varied dishes. I can solely think about stuffing my face with dishes from varied cuisines for breakfast. That’s the dream, proper? 

1. APPAM (#01-75) – S$1

Image of appam stall

I began with the most affordable choice and received myself a Peanut Appam (S$1). Nobody will be capable to miss their brilliant yellow signboard with the phrases ‘APPAM’ in a contrasting brown color. It was apt that I began out my hunt with a lightweight and fluffy (Indian) pancake. 

Close-up of stall owner preparing appam

For S$1 I wasn’t anticipating a lot, however I used to be instantly blown away. There’s little question that the stalls in Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre maintain a variety of historical past.

Close-up of appam

Whereas I don’t know a lot about this stall, I can safely say that they promote one of many airiest appams I’ve had. Moreover, it was additionally filled with a chock stuffed with peanuts… jackpot! 

2. Hock Huat Fried Kway Teow (#01-37) – S$3.50

Image of hock huat stall

One other one in all my favorite breakfast meals has received to be the greasy fried kway teow. After all, I needed to head over to Hock Huat Fried Kway Teow to get myself a plate of stir-fried flat rice noodles. 

Do observe that there are one or two extra stalls at Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre promoting the identical dish right here, however the aunty tending to Hock Huat received my coronary heart with the scrumptious plate of fried kway teow she churns out by the minute. 

Image of fried kway teow

Over right here, anticipate finding a messy plate of fried kway teow that’s charred to perfection with refined hints of chilli that may indefinitely punch the again of your throat with every chew. Normally, not a fan of lap cheong on account of its funky aftertaste, the one at Hock Huat is good and crispy. Not solely was the dish extraordinarily inexpensive, however it additionally wasn’t oily, making it extraordinarily mild and simple to chow down. 

I used to be right down to S$5.50 now. Resolution, choices. A nasi padang stall was calling out to me, however the quantity I had readily available wasn’t sufficient. That’s after I noticed the sunshine…

3. Zao Dao Shu Shi 早到熟食 (#01-78) – S$3.50

Image of wanton mee stall

Wanton Mee stalls are aplenty over right here with fluctuant costs. Nevertheless, on the ever-popular Zao Dao Shu Shi 早到熟食, there are solely two value choices: S$3.50 or S$4.50. I opted for the S$3.50 plate. Make sure you get to Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre early (earlier than midday) to beat the snaking queue.

Image of wanton mee

For S$3.50, what I noticed in entrance of me was an enormous portion of wanton mee. The noodles listed below are extremely springy and are available with no sturdy alkaline aftertaste— pair it with the spicy chilli for an added kick (to wake you up).

Close-up of wanton

Moreover, the melt-in-your-mouth pork is juicy and tender whereas the selfmade fried wantons has a soothing ASMR crunch following every chew. 

Two mains in in the future, so I used to be stuffed! However the search continued as I used to be left with S$2.

4. Rotitiam (#01-16) – S$1.30

Image of rotitiam stall

Alas, I discovered a mini bakery! Whereas its neighbouring stalls are identified for churning out greasy and flavourful breakfast and lunch dishes by the minute, Rotitiam churns out freshly baked bread each day. I took an enormous whiff of the attractive yeasty aroma and proceeded to the stall. There, a variety of bread stood earlier than me, behind clear glass. From cheese to yam, that they had all of it. 

Image of cheese bun

I selected a heat and fluffy piece of Cheese Bun (S$1.30) to place the top to the search, however I used to be nonetheless left with S$0.70

I needed to wash down my meal(s) with one thing, proper? That’s after I walked over to one of many many drink stalls round and received myself a sizzling cuppa Teh O for precisely S$0.70

I nonetheless can’t consider I managed to get 5 dishes for S$10 at Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre. Personally, I didn’t suppose I’d get greater than two dishes and a drink, however the hawker centres on our tiny island by no means stop to amaze me. To suppose, if I didn’t get the Cheese Bread, I'd have had sufficient for 2 drinks, two mains, and one candy deal with; a meal match for 2 beneath S$10. What a tremendous expertise this was! 

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Our Score: 5 / 5

Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre

17 Higher Boon Keng Street, Singapore 380017


Our Score 5/5

Higher Boon Keng Market & Meals Centre

17 Higher Boon Keng Street, Singapore 380017

Working Hours: 7am – 7pm (Every day)



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