In my last visit I’ve gone to several famous hawker centres in Singapore such as the local’s favorite Old Airport Road, Alexandra Village, Maxwell, People’s Park Complex, and Roxy Square. No doubt in my heart that Alexandra Village is my most-favorite hawker centre in Singapore.
I love the foods there, I love the vast selection of hawkers, I love the ambiance, and I love the fact that they have IKEA store across the street. The minus for me is that you may pass through 17 bus stops like what I’ve experienced in my last trip. It’s easier if you can just take Grab or Taxi.
Here are what I’ve eaten in my last visit at Alexandra Village Food Centre:
1. Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa
You can choose between $5/$6/$7 depends on the portion. What I had in the picture is the $6 portion. This Claypot Laksa definitely the best food I’ve tasted in my visit this time. The laksa broth is savory, creamy, and spicy. I love how the broth is dominated by the savory taste rather than by coconut milk or sweet taste. Noodles and all the ingredients are sliding down easily into your stomach. You better come early to avoid the long queue during lunch time. Rating 5/5.
2. Zi Jin Cheng Hainanese Chicken Rice
I ordered the 2 persons set for $8. I got a big portion of boiled chicken, a big bowl of clear soup, and 2 plates of hainanese rice. This chicken rice is definitely one of the best in Singapore. I love the chicken and the chili sauce so much. The meat is thick, but it is still very tender and juicy. The chili sauce also have decent level of spiciness, strong garlicky and some refreshing taste. The hainanese rice is quite good but a little too dry according to my taste. Rating 4,5/5.
3. Lau Phua Chay Authentic Roasted Delicacies
Lau Phua Chay actually is not on my to-eat list, but the dark charsiu and the black mysterious sauce is too tempting. The queue here is also quite long on the lunch time. They have all the roasted meat in dark/black color which is very unusual. The meats (charsiu, duck, and pork belly) then topped by the black sauce. The black sauce have a very strong nutty taste, dominantly salty and a little spicy. It’s very interesting but I think the taste is just so so. Still many people order this dish, so it’s up to you if you want to try the dish. My rating is 3/5.
4. Mr. Avocado Exotic Fruit Juice
After you devoured all the meats and creamy laksa, you need something to freshen up your throat. All over the food court, you could see there are many avocado juice stalls. But, Mr. Avocado has the longest queue compared to the others. The differences with what I usually have in Indonesia are they don’t add chocolate milk in the juice, and the juice here is not as thick as Indonesia’s usual avocado juice. Mr Avocado also has milkier taste from evaporated milk and I also tasted hint of melaka sugar mixed in the juice. Overall it’s very refreshing. Rating 3,5/5.
5. Tai Chong Kok Egg Tart
If you still have some space in your stomach, you may consider to have this delicious egg tarts from Tai Chong Kok. Or you could just like me to tapao (take away) this wonderful tarts. The shop location actually is not inside the Alexandra Village Food Centre, but it’s still in same area, across from the Claypot Laksa’s side. Other than at Bukit Merah beside the Alexandra Village, you actually could find Tai Chong Kok Confectionery at China Town.
The price for egg tart is $1,2 each. The round shape is the regular egg tart. The filling is thick with crumbly pie on the outer side. The diamond shape has pastry layer for the outer side. The last is very unique and the most tasty. The filling actually made from grated coconut! Rating 4/5.
6. Poh Cheu Ang ku Kueh
Most chinese people should know what is Ang Ku Kueh, but they may have different name and shape for this delicacies. The location of Poh Cheu also at Bukit Merah area, but it’s located deep behind the Alexandra Village. From Alexandra Village, you need to walk into deeper area behind Alexandra until you find a strong queue on the right building.
Actually I haven’t try this one because the queue is super long and I cannot wait because my mom already had appointment with her doctor. What’s unique from Poh Chey is they have the Ang Ku Kueh in round shape and unique modern filling. Total they have 12 flavors which are green bean, peanut, yam/taro, durian, black sesame, coconut, red bean, mango, green tea, salted bean, pineapple, and coffee.
That’s all for now. I will update you more foods in Alexandra Village when I revisit this place in the future. Please comment what’s your favorite foods in Alexandra Village or in Singapore. And please follow my Instagram (@kakefoodie) or like my Facebook page (kakefoodie). Thank you!