Are You Ready for the 9 Greatest Eats in Sembawang Hill Food Centre?

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Upper Thomson has something for every foodie! Besides lovely cafes and known eateries, did you know that there is a hawker centre with extremely affordable food? Sembawang Hill Food Centre is home to pretty awesome food. Whether you belong to the lower or higher SES group, Sembawang Hill Food Centre will not disappoint.

#01-35 39 Coffee Stall

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Start your breakfast with an excellent pick-me-up from 39 Coffee Stall. The smooth kopi has a slight acidity, and isn’t too bitter. What a pleasant cuppa to start our morning!

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7pm daily.

#01-36 Fresh Fish Seafood Soup

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The simple, yet filling, bowl of Fish Soup with Maggi Noodles ($ 4.50) might evoke nostalgia. Consisting of maggi noodles, homemade fish broth and firm and fresh fish slices, the fish soup noodles is a great choice if you desire a lighter-tasting lunch. The noodles itself are basically instant noodles, so there’s nothing much to shout about.  Add a splash of soy sauce and a sprinkle of chilli padi to give the noodle dish some kick.

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 7am to 230pm. Closed on Mondays.

#01-23 Jing Ji Fishball Noodles

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There are only two items on the menu — Teochew Meatball Noodles ($ 3) and Fishball Noodles ($ 3). Despite having such a lean menu, Jing Ji always sees a long queue during peak hours. Opt for all the condiments, including the tomato sauce and vinegar, to be added to your dry Teochew meatball noodles when asked. You won’t regret it. The mouthwatering mix of seasoning coated the al dente mee pok adequately, and we polished the bowl in no time. I’ll recommend the flavourful dry Teochew meatball noodles over the soupy fishball noodles, which tasted average at best . 

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 7am to 2pm daily.

#01-10 Jia Jia Xing Pig Organ Soup

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The lor sauce from the Pig’s Trotter with Lor ($ 5.50 regular, $ 7 large) is impeccable. I guarantee that you will slobber after you’ve had a sip of the savoury sauce which holds an intense herbal flavour. Gorging on the tender pork was super shiok! Don’t waste the sauce, remember to pair every bit of it with a bowl of rice! The pig’s organ soup ($ 4.50) seemed a lot more delicate and clean-tasting when compared to the trotters. There was a subtle peppery hint in the pig’s organ soup which faded into a light tanginess that lingered. 

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm daily.

#01-14 Fried Carrot Cake

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I’m usually on team black carrot cake, but both the white and black carrot cake here won my heart. What struck me first was the radish cake cubes, which were pretty soft. For $ 3, you get a good serving of carrot cake with a satisfying eggy texture. If you like your carrot cake sweet, you’ll enjoy the carrot cake here as it boasts a sweeter flavour profile. The chilli here packs a punch as well. The carrot cake here surely qualifies as one of the more flavourful carrot cakes in Singapore. While delicious, that distinct smokiness that we all love was, unfortunately, missing.

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm daily.

#01-32 Ping Kee Popiah

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If you crave a snack, or an added side, the popiah ($ 1.50 / piece) from this stall is a wonderful option. Cooked vegetables, and lap cheong, are encased within a thin skin. Lap cheong is a surprising, and unique, addition and the sweetness and taste of sausage stood out quite a fair bit. The sturdy skin held the filling together without breaking apart but was a tad too dry and chewy. 

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 12am to 2pm, 5.30pm to 8.30pm daily. Closed on Mondays

#01-15 Lai Heng Char Kway Teow

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Moist and flavourful char kway teow seems almost impossible to achieve, but Lai Heng has done the impossible. We urge you to slurp up the plate of noodles before it turns dry! We love that they were generous with the amount of eggs too. What sets Lai Heng apart from the rest of its hawker counterparts is its unique offering of huge otahs ($ 1). After a quick stay on the grill, the piping hot otah was a wonderful treat. Unwrap the banana leaf, and savour the well-seasoned fish paste. The fragrant otah has a smoky flavour that complements the char kway teow very well. A word of caution : the otah is pretty spicy! 

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

#01-17 Makan Food Stall

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Our Muslim friends would be delighted by the offerings at Makan Food Stall. We ordered two noodle dishes — Mee Siam ($ 3) and Mee Rebus ($ 3). Although palatable, the mee rebus could be better seasoned. The mee siam was a standout with its luscious gravy that was sweet and spicy. Give the nasi lemak a try as well. It’s highly raved about!

Address: 590 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574419

Opening Hours: 6.30 am to 7.00 pm daily.

Out of the 9 stalls featured here, which is your favourite? Share with us your favourites and recommendations!

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.

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Sean Ng

Battling perpetual food coma while indulging in a menu that fills both the stomach and soul.

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