Our Favourite Hawker Noodle

Happy Place, Happy Space

Hawker Culture in Singapore is an integral part of the way of life for Singaporeans, where people from all walks of life gather at hawker centres to dine and bond over their favourite hawker food … this unique combination of food, space and community has evolved into a microcosm of Singapore’s multicultural society, with stalls selling Chinese, Malay, Indian and many other diverse types of dishes.

Our SG Heritage

Since the pandemic last year, the hawkers in Singapore have been very hard hit. We try to support when we can by patronising our favourite hawker stalls across the island. We are coming out of a Heightened Alert and we’ve noticed many of the hawker centres we’ve visited these past couple of weeks have been very quiet. Many stalls are closed and with the restriction of 2 to a group of diners, the atmosphere is rather subdued.


On June 30, we visited Alexandra Village Food Centre to takeaway from our favourite noodle shop.

The couple who run the stall were thrilled to see Loving Husband, recognising him immediately despite the face mask, and reeled off our preferred orders without him asking.

Loving Husband queuing up at Lian Kee Bak Chor Mee, Alexander Food Centre

Bak Chor Mee translates to minced meat noodles. It is characterised by noodles tossed in vinegar, with some combination of minced meat, pork slices, pork liver, stewed sliced mushrooms, fish cake slices, fish balls and meat balls. You can choose to have it with, or without, chilli.

From top, clockwise: kuey teow (flat rice noodles) with fish cake slices & stewed mushroom (for me), mee pok (flat egg noodles) topped with everything but the kitchen sink (Loving Husband’s), standard bowl with mee kia (thin egg noodles; Younger Daughter’s)

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Reading your Joyful Posts also brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.

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42 Comments

  1. Reading this and seeing the yummy looking photos make me miss the hawker centers! I visit different hawker centers everytime I go to Singapore and I always find a good bowl of prawn noodle soup.

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        1. We try to do what we can – we tried to keep the one-use plastic containers to reuse in the beginning but they were piling up in an alarming manner, so we decided that we’d better do better.

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  2. What deliciousness emanates from your post Ju-Lyn! I’m joining What’s on Your plate this month for the first time. Thanks for including my tree post in your joy section 🙂

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  3. The food looks so good. I loved eating out in Singapore when I was there. Thank you, Ju-Lyn, for the mention and for your contribution to #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  4. I am now hungry and almost dinner time for me. Sounds like a wonderful way to find delicious cuisine Ju-Lyn especially your Last Photo. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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  5. Hi, Ju-Lyn – I absolutely love the hawker culture in Singapore and have participated many times! Thank you for sharing this with us and for linking up to What’s On Your Plate. We go live this Wednesday. I will link back to your blog for that post. See you there!

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    1. So you know exactly what I’m talking about, Donna. It’s one of those things that is quite difficult to describe, and much better experienced.

      Looking forward to deliciousness in a few days!

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