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Dec 29, 2011 01:14 AM

Singapore - Favorite Eats at Newton Food Centre (纽顿熟食中心)

Tourists tend to flock to Newton Food Centre to sample barbecued seafood and other local delicacies.

What about local Singaporeans? Well, my family still go to Newton Food Centre (like we've done for decades) for the Teochew duck koay teow, koay chiap, popiah and Chinese satays. What we had yesterday evening from perhaps the only two stalls we'd always gone back to:

Stall #01-13 Kwee Heng

- Duck koay teow (flat rice noodles) soup

- Platter of braised duck, tofu and eggs

- Wanton noodles (for a stall selling mainly Teochew noodles, they turned out a decent plate of Cantonese-style wanton noodles, but the wanton dumplings were a bit too hard.

Stall #01-12 Bee Heng

- Chinese-style chicken satay, served with (IMO) the best peanut sauce in town :-)

- Hokkien-style popiah, filled with shredded jicama, pork, tofu, shrimp and crispy bits of garlic - they'd been selling these delicious freshly-made spring rolls since 1930 - absolutely yummy!

Good to know that some things never change :-)

Address details
Newton Food Centre (纽顿熟食中心)
500 Clemenceau Ave
Singapore 229495

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  1. Stall #28 Heng - my favorite carrot cake in town. Try the white version.

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    1. re: FourSeasons

      Thanks for the tip, FourSeasons - will definitely check that one out. I love fried carrot cake :-)

    2. Wow!!! Thanks for the memory klyeoh!! Left quite a few 'leg hair' there since it was so close to the Sheraton which I was staying. Walked there almost every night! Ha! There was a stall ran by an 'elderly' couple doing nothing but Satays. Soooo good!!

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      1. re: Charles Yu

        Newton Circus is a great place to try Singapore's hawker food if you're staying at Sheraton Towers, Charles, so convenient, only 10 minutes walk. There used to be Melia at Scotts Hotel just next door to Sheraton Towers which has Goya Spanish restaurant. Unfortunately, the hotel was demolished in mid-1990s. There was also Asia Hotel along the same stretch, and my friends and I used to go to Tsui Hang Village restaurant for the Peking duck, but this hotel was also pulled down a few years back. I hope Sheraton Towers stays on. I like Li Bai Chinese restaurant there which I still patronize every now and then.

        1. re: M_Gomez

          There's only one true hawker legend left in Newton Circus according to Makansutra:-
          Hup Kee Oyster Omelette (Stall 73) where the owner-cook, Mr Lau, has been cooking since Glutton Square in Orchard Road where 313 @ Somerset stands today.