15 stalls you must try at Redhill Food Centre

By Celestine Tan November 2, 2023
15 stalls you must try at Redhill Food Centre
Photos (clockwise from left): @tame_bunny/Instagram, @heinznomnom/Instagram, @hockshuncurryhomemadeclaypot/Instagram, @mikelogy/Instagram

Singapore’s hawker culture is something that is familiar to all Singaporeans. Hawker centres, such as Redhill Food Centre, are a melting pot of diversity where people from different walks of life gather to dine and bond over well-loved local fare. 

Redhill Food Centre is a great place to enjoy a wide variety of hidden gems at economical prices while not getting shortchanged on quality and flavours. 

This neighbourhood hawker centre and market located at 85 Redhill Lane, also colloquially known as 85 Redhill Market,  is just a short walk from Redhill MRT station — located not too far away from town, and yet still retaining its old-school charm. Think elderly hawkers who have been honing their craft for years, snaking queues for favourite stalls, and soya bean milk and grass jelly drinks in big plastic containers. How nostalgic.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 hawkers at this beloved Redhill hawker centre that is an ode to Singapore’s hawker culture for as long as it continues to serve both locals and tourists alike. 

1. Fu Ming Cooked Food

Redhill Food Centre, 01-49, 85 Redhill Lane 
Open: Wednesday to Saturday (12.30pm to 7.30pm), Sunday (7.30am to 1.30pm)

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Just look at that beautiful egg glistening against the charred crust of this black carrot cake. Photo: @tame_bunny/Instagram

Why visit? If someone were to mention “Redhill food centre carrot cake”, Fu Ming Cooked Food is the stall that immediately comes to mind. And deservedly so, given its claim to fame as a consistent recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand award since 2019. 

Specialising in fried carrot cake, the radish is handmade onsite and steamed from scratch, such that it’s extremely flavourful and soft — so soft that it melts in your mouth. Each plate of carrot cake is fried upon order, and topped with a glorious egg fried to perfection before it is served. The slight char on the pieces of radish say it all, and the wok hei is definitely on point. As a bonus, this stall also sells rice dumplings (bak zhangs) at S$2 a piece that will give any other bak zhang a run for its money. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: The battle between black carrot cake and white carrot cake (from S$3) rages on — it’s hard to decide which one is better because both versions are delish in their own distinctive ways and have their own loyal camps. You just have to try both to decide which camp you belong to. 


2. Bak Kee Teochew Satay Bee Hoon

Redhill Food Centre, 01-40, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday to Friday (7am to 7.45pm), Saturday (7am to 6pm)

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We love how the satay gravy coats every bit of the bee hoon. Photo: @a.sp00nful/Instagram

Why visit? Satay bee hoon is now a dish that is an increasingly rare find in Singapore. But Redhill Food Centre boasts one of the best satay bee hoons in Singapore. A plate from Bak Kee Teochew Satay Bee Hoon comes with generous slices of lean pork, pig liver, cuttlefish, tau pok, cockles, and kang kong — all deliciously drenched with a rich, flavoursome sauce.

Run by a young hawker named Samuel Lee, the stall was started by his grandfather, who got his start as a street hawker in the 1950s. This Redhill food stall was opened in the 1960s. Sam started learning how to prepare the dish from his grandfather when he was in his teens before taking over the stall recently.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Hands down the satay bee hoon (from S$4.50) for sure! The rich peanut sauce gravy is the star of the show, striking the perfect balance between sweet and savoury. The sauce is oozing thick, creamy and bursting with flavour, pairing superbly with the bee hoon when you mix everything up. The stall’s cuttlefish kang kong (from S$4.50) is also very appetising and deserves a mention!


3. Jia Xiang Mee Siam

Redhill Food Centre, 01-35, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Thursday to Sunday (11am to 8pm), Monday (11.30am to 6pm), Tuesday and Wednesday (11am to 6pm)

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An appetising plate of mee siam. Photo: @mikelogy/Instagram

Why visit? Run by Madam Chen Mei Ying and her son, Jia Xiang Mee Siam has been at Redhill Food Centre for more than 50 years, ever since Mdm Chen started helping her mother out at a young age.

The winner at this stall is its mee siam broth — it’s an explosion of sweet, savoury, sour and spice all combined into one mouthful. The other item on the menu worth a mention is its lontong (S$3.50), with a coconut curry broth that is equally rich and flavourful. Paired with soft rice cakes, a good crunch of vegetables, and a whole boiled egg, it’s another bowl of tasty, umami goodness.  

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Its mee siam boasts a rich broth served with bee hoon, tau kwa, tau pok, and a whole boiled egg, alongside crunchy croutons that soak up the broth, and topped with a fresh lime. Combined with its special sambal chilli (done two ways!) that rewards spice lovers with that extra kick, this old school dish certainly stands out. And when priced so reasonably at S$3.50 a bowl, it’s virtually impossible to say no to this dish.


4. Hong Seng Curry Rice

Redhill Food Centre, 01-74, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday to Friday (10am to 10.30pm), Sunday (9am to 10.30pm)

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Flooding the plate with curry is an absolute must. Photo: @yazziemakan/Instagram

Why visit? Hainanese curry rice is always a plate of beautiful mess, and Hong Seng Curry Rice at Redhill Food Centre does not fail to deliver. The 28-year-old stall serves a thick curry gravy that has a tinge of sweetness to it and is not too spicy, reminiscent of a Japanese curry. 

Each plate of rice with curry is generously topped with your protein of choice, such as a deep fried pork chop, chicken chop, char siew, pork belly or prawn fritters, among others. There is a wide variety of vegetables to select from as well, and of course this includes the cabbage chap chye that is a signature dish in Hainanese curry rice.

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: You can’t go wrong with the aptly named ‘4 heavenly kings’ meal (S$7.50) that comes with pork chop, chicken, braised pork, chap chye and a sunny side up — it offers a taste of the four main dishes of Hainanese curry rice. The pork chop has a nice crunch encasing juicy meat within, and the braised bork belly is tender, all of which makes for a satisfying meal.


5. Shun Li Ah Ma Lor Mee

Redhill Food Centre, 01-07, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Sunday to Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (6am to 2pm)

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A bowl of lor mee that’s prepared from the heart. Photo: @foodandtravelgram/Instagram

Why visit? Have you ever heard of a pretty bowl of lor mee? If you haven’t, this is it. Shun Li Ah Ma Lor Mee’s bowl of lor mee is not only hearty and flavourful, but also IG-worthy. Each ingredient is expertly and neatly laid atop a large portion of noodles and gravy, then beautifully garnished. 

The other wonderful thing is how generous the stall is — a bowl includes thick and tender braised pork belly slices, freshly fried fish and ngoh hiang as well as half a braised egg. Pile on its chilli, minced garlic and vinegar and this is truly something special. If that isn’t enough, you can even request for more noodles for free. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: What we love about many of these hawkers is that when they specialise in just one dish, it must mean that they do it superbly. This gooey bowl of lor mee (S$4.80) proves this point — it boasts a flavourful broth that is just the right viscosity (not too thick and not too watery) and the ingredients complement it well. A must-try.


6. Yan Fried Bee Hoon

Redhill Food Centre, 01-19, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 8pm), Saturday (9am to 6pm)

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A hearty breakfast. Photo: @mightyfoodie/Instagram

Why visit? As its name suggests, Yan Fried Bee Hoon is a stall that specialises in fried bee hoon but in fact it is most well-known for its fried chicken wings. In fact, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was once spotted personally queuing a good 30 minutes for these chicken wings. 

While the original owner stopped selling here for a few years now, Eng Kee Chicken Wings has taken over the stall and its wings are just as good — well marinated and fried to perfection, boasting a mouthfeel that’s crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. 

Have the wings alongside the tasty fried bee hoon (or go for fried mee or kway teow if you prefer), add a few more items such as luncheon meat, fishcakes and otah among others, and you have yourself a quintessential plate of local economic bee hoon. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourite: The fried chicken wings (S$1.50 per piece) are the stall’s bestsellers. Don’t be surprised to see people ordering plates and plates of them! Oh yes, don’t forget to dip those wings into its special sweet chilli sauce as well.


7. Fei Zai Xiang Shao La Wanton Mee

Redhill Food Centre, 01-92, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (10.30am to 8.30pm)

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The char siew here is the crowd favourite. Photo: @callylim/Instagram

Why visit? Fei Zai Xiang Shao La Wanton Mee might look like a typical roast meat stall selling a combination of different meats, such as roast duck, roast pork and char siew alongside rice or noodles. Regulars will know, though, that this stalls serves a mean char siew that has just the right amount of fat and meat, as well as a lovely caramelisation. The result is a roast meat that leaves us with a tender, juicy bite, and a taste of smokiness. 

As the shop name suggests, wonton noodles is also one of its main offerings. Its version comes with springy and tasty egg noodles that are served with a savoury sauce, succulent char siew slices and plump, bouncy wontons. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: As mentioned, the char siew at this stall has received rave reviews, so be sure not to miss this out when ordering! The wonton mee (S$4) comes with a nice portion of char siew, or you could go with char siew rice (S$4) as well.


8. Hock Shun Traditional Homemade Curry

Redhill Food Centre, 01-66, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Tuesday and Wednesday, Friday to Sunday (10am to 10pm)

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Curry and chicken can never go wrong. Photo: @hockshuncurryhomemadeclaypot/Instagram

Why visit? Piping hot curry served in an old-school claypot that keeps the curry warm through the course of the entire meal — now this is a curry lover’s dream and it can be found right here at Redhill Food Centre

The menu at Hock Shun Traditional Homemade Curry comprises five different curries that you can choose from — chicken drumstick, chicken wing, vegetable, assam fish or yong tau foo — with a choice to have it with the usual white rice, its special turmeric rice or warm toasted bread. 

While each curry has its own specific flavour depending on the selected dish, one thing that is consistent across all the aromatic curries is that they are comfortingly homey and boast a thick, creamy texture with a good ol’ spice punch.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: We recommend its homemade claypot curry chicken drumstick (S$5). The drumstick is chunky and the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender. The carbs are available at S$0.80 each, and if you would like some greens, there is also the option of adding a serving of curry vegetables at S$1. 



9. Rong Xing La Mian Xiao Long Bao

Redhill Food Centre, 01-77, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday (10am to 8pm), Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 9pm)

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These are extremely value for money! Photo: @foodieteng/Instagram

Why visit? While everyone knows that authentic xiao long baos are readily sold at several large restaurant chains, authentic mainland Chinese food can also be found in this heartland hawker centre at a fraction of restaurant prices. 

At Rong Xing La Mian Xiao Long Bao, we find freshly made xiao long baos each with their delicate skin housing a generous dollop of pork soaking in a delectable broth. The stall also offers other classics such as guo tie (pan-fried dumplings) and chilli oil dumplings. All dumplings are hand-wrapped onsite.

There are some solid ramen noodle offerings, too, with a rather extensive menu of 18 unique and different types to choose from. What a treat!

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Dumpling lovers, this place is for you. Its Shanghai xiao long baos come in a basket of six for S$4, but we don’t think that will be enough. Fortunately, it also offers a basket of 10 for S$6.50. While you’re at it, do also give the tomato lor mee (S$4) a try since it’s not a dish commonly found elsewhere. It’s simple but immensely hearty.


10. Qing Tian Desserts

Redhill Food Centre, 01-60, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Thursday to Sunday (11am to 8pm)

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That towering bowl of ice kacang hits all the right spots. Photo: @howy.jpg/Instagram

Why visit? What’s an old-school hawker centre without an old-school dessert stall? Qing Tian Desserts is just that, selling nostalgic hot and cold desserts such as cheng tng, tau suan and pulut hitam, among many others.

The desserts here are easy on the pocket and perfect for a post-meal indulgence. With such a huge variety of desserts to choose from, there will be something for everyone.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: On a hot day, any shaved ice dessert such as the classic ice kacang or its delicious ice mango milk (approximately S$2 and up) will be such a treat. If you prefer it warm, its tau suan (S$1.80) is a hot (pun intended!) favourite that is a bowl of sticky goodness, yet not overly sweet.


11. Ali Fatimah Food Stall

Redhill Food Centre, 01-01, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday to Wednesday (10pm to 9am), Friday to Sunday (5.30am to 10am)

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A runny egg yolk is what makes the perfect plaster prata. Photo: @mightyfoodie/Instagram

Why visit? Ali Fatimah Food Stall specialises in prata, whether you fancy kosong, egg, onion, cheese or plaster. And with its rather unique opening hours, you can be sure whatever it serves is really really good prata! Open only late in the night and often selling out before 9am, this stall certainly embodies the phrase “the early bird catches the worm.” 

Its pratas are beloved by so many for good reason — they have the perfect crisp on the outside, while the insides are chewy and fluffy. You can choose to have them either with their flavoursome mutton curry or a side of sugar.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Good prata should always be eaten as is, so you can enjoy the original flavours of the dough. Go for the kosong prata (S$1 each, with a minimum order of two). You can never go wrong with the egg prata (S$1.50 each) as well.


12. Redhill Pork Porridge

Redhill Food Centre, 01-90, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (6am to 1pm)

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Fancy a hearty bowl of porridge, anyone? Photo: @thedeadcockroach/Instagram

Why visit? Start your morning with thick and velvety smooth porridge here at Redhill Food Centre. The warm bowl of pork porridge from Redhill Pork Porridge is filled with generous and fresh ingredients, which include tender pork slices, delicious minced pork balls, buttery-soft pork liver, and crispy fried you tiao. 

Catering to those who are more health-conscious, the porridge is tasty, yet not too salty. For those who prefer more flavour in their porridge, soya sauce and sesame oil may be added to your liking. Either way, this is certainly one bowl of porridge that is worth getting out of bed early for.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: As the stall name suggests, pork porridge (from S$3.50) is the only item on the menu. Add an egg at just S$0.50 for added richness to the flavour and texture to the porridge!


13. Ru Ji Kitchen

Redhill Food Centre, 01-25, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Tuesday to Sunday (6.30am to 1pm)

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Huge, bouncy and handmade. We love how its fishballs come in different shapes. Photo: @mightyfoodie/Instagram

Why visit? One of four outlets in Singapore, Ru Ji Kitchen at 85 Redhill market is well-known for its handmade fishballs and fishcakes. This is what sets the stall apart from the many other fishball noodle stalls in Singapore. Its OG stall at Holland Drive received a Michelin recommendation, but the food at Redhill is comparable, too.

The quality of the fishballs is apparent from the beautiful bounce you get from each bite. The texture of the noodles is great as well, and when coated with its sambal chilli sauce that packs a serious spice punch, along with a dash of vinegar, this is truly a tasty bowl of noodles. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: A bowl of mee pok ta (from S$3.50) is always a Singaporean favourite. And if you are as much of a fan of its fishballs as we are, we’d say go for more! 


14. Seng Heng Braised Duck Noodles

Redhill Food Centre, 01-28, Blk 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Monday and Tuesday (7.30am to 9.30am), Wednesday and Friday (7.30am to 10.30am), Saturday (7am to 10.30am)

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Dry braised duck noodles with gizzard. Photo: @tamkokseng/Instagram

Why visit? Here’s another place that’s for the early birds. Its popularity is apparent from how the queue starts well before the stall even opens, and then it sells out in just a few hours. There is the option of either soup or dry noodles. The soup version is a bowl of warm goodness, with a herbal broth that is not too heavy on the palette. The dry version is a mix of its special chilli blend, shallot oil, fried shallot bits and coriander — simple yet flavour-packed.

Now, what the stall is really known for is its duck. The meat is marinated and braised beautifully, such that the end result is a satisfying and tender bite alongside a hint of herbs. Gizzard lovers will be happy to know that they can order some as add-ons, too.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: We’d go for the dry braised duck noodles (from S$4) since it comes with its own bowl of herbal soup. Remember to go early before it sells out!


15. Shi Le Yuan Teochew Porridge

Redhill Food Centre, 01-41, 85 Redhill Lane
Open: Sunday to Saturday (10.30am to 2.30pm)

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A picture perfect meal of Teochew porridge. Photo: @jamietan04/Instagram

Why visit? Teochew porridge has always been a comforting meal that is reminiscent of homecooked food. The warm bowl of plain white porridge is served alongside dishes of your choice — fish, pork, chicken, vegetables, tofu, egg — basically anything and everything. 

The wide variety of Teochew dishes offered at Shi Le Yuan Teochew Porridge are simple yet fresh, and more importantly, tasty and authentic. It’s the perfect meal for anyone looking for something lighter and more balanced, and it’s great to be able to pick and choose specific dishes that you know you’d enjoy for sure. 

*Do note that there is a kway chap store with the same name Shi Le Yuan (01-82) in the same hawker centre. 

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Teochew porridge stalls are always known for their fish, and here, the different types of fish offered are all fresh and well-cooked. Its minced pork with fermented black bean is also a popular choice. Pricing differs based on the dishes selected, but you can be guaranteed good value and honest pricing here — its loyal following is a testament to that.

For more hawker eats, check out our guides on the best oyster omelette and fishball noodles in Singapore.

Hong Seng Curry Rice, Ru Ji Kitchen’s Holland Village outlet, Shi Le Yuan Teochew Porridge and Redhill Food Centre are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.  

Do explore the new GrabFood Dine-in for awesome deals.

Alternatively, you can book a ride to stalls in Redhill Food Centre.

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Celestine Tan


Celestine has a few big loves in life — family, writing and good yet value-for-money food. A perfect combination is when she gets to hunt for yummy food with her family, then write about it.

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