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Tiong Bahru Market best exemplifies Singapore street food culture. I have been to Tiong Bahru more than 10 years ago (stayed at Furama Hotel), and glad to see this iconic food court still thriving. There are scores of hawker stalls located on the first floor...of this circle shaped building. Many were not open when I arrived at 2pm, however there are still plenty of choices available. I have tried Hainanese chicken rice and Jian Bo Shui kueh. A plate of chicken rice with vegetables costs only SGD6. The staff manning the chicken rice stall deserves special praise, as they show great joy in serving customers. The Shui kueh on the other hand is light and fluffy, good enough as a snack.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very spacious food center serving local food at very affordable prices. There is a Michelin * mentioned Fried Prawns & Sotong noodles that always see a long line. The chicken rice stall, is equally attractive with the long lines.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

In a word: Incredible. We were very lucky to be staying in a delightful hotel just over the road from Tiong Baru, and ate their every day (sometime twice a day) for the duration of our short stay. Much hype is attached to Singapore's diverse...and interesting 'Food Centres', and rightly so as they are all amazing, especially for a foodie like me: We managed to explore a few of them in our brief time there, but Tiong Baru was by far the best. There must be nearly a hundred excellent, tiny, establishments in the upstairs food court - and of the dozen or so we tried, they were all proven to be excellent. For those of you who haven't experienced these Food Centres, it's worth a brief overview: These are 'street food' specialists who have been given the opportunity for a permanent home in a fixed building, and they seem to have leaned into the concept with great zeal. Many of the vendors have been operating since the 1950s from hand carts, and are still serving the same family speciality. These guys might have a limited menu individually, but they're experts at what they do so you know it will be good - and there's plenty of choice from dozens of other vendors. Several of the vendors are Michelin-listed and justifiably famous. The prices are cheap (or, rather, excellent value) and you'll be able to get a good meal and a drink (either something curious, alien, and wonderful, or something alcoholic) for less than a tenner GBP... for TWO people. We never once felt that anything was unsanitary or at risk of contamination: The vendors operate with better hygiene than many a UK kebab shop, and there is a small army of support staff constantly wiping tables and collecting trays. Seating is basic, but kept very clean, and even the toilets are agreeably well maintained. If there was an exemplar of what Singapore does best with street food, Tiong Baru would embody it. If you're not an adventurous foodie traveller, some of the other food centres can be a little daunting, but I can safely recommend Tiong Baru as THE place to give these wonderful conglomerations of food experts a try. Many vendors speak some English, but it's really a matter of observing what they make, and pointing at the colourful pictures that adorn their compact shopfronts. Do it, you won't be disappointed. We'll be back, even though it's half a world away... PS: Depending on what time of day you visit, those of a more 'vegetarian' nature may be alarmed by the 'wet market' on the ground floor - however, one doesn't need to go through any of this to visit the upstairs food court.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

They charged me 14$ for a croissant and a pain au chocolat, which I didn't get. I had to go back twice. It's been the second time!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

I really miss thé street food in Singapore. It had an atmosphere that cannot be captured on any of the cafes, restaurants and markets these days. However we enjoyed a tasty and reasonably priced meal. Fast service, as always

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Came here just for the Jian Bo Shui Kueh and also the fried Kway Teow. It was not crowded at 5pm on a Saturday evening but most stalls were not opened, nonetheless I’ve got what I wanted

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

This place was highly recommended to me by family members who live in Singapore, and it didn't disappoint. Terrific variety at all times - despite the fact that at different times of the day different stalls will be open. (My family went once at 9am...and another time at 1pm and a different array of stalls were open both times). It can be hot and chaotic, but that's part of the fun. It certainly offers some of the best value eating while find in Singapore.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

What a smorgasboard!!! This is one of the biggest food court that I have been with so many choices of food. What a great place to experience the local Singapore cuisine.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

We walked to the market on a guess and found it quiet…was this because it was Sunday?. Arrived early evening and over half stalls were closed. Still enjoyed the four different stalls we ate from and prices were very good. Seven dollar tiger….can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023 via mobile

Compared to some of the other more famous Hawkers markets I found this one to be the best. The quality was fantastic with plenty of choice and very reasonable prices

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2022

A visit to Tiong Bahru Food Centre is like a visit to a 40 ring circus…absolute choas, but should not be missed. There really is something for everyone….excellent food, great stalls for shopping, wonderfully displayed new foods, fruits and vegetables. The prepared foods are wonderfully...fresh and with so many hawkers, there is bound to be some type of food that you’ll enjoy. Definitely work the visit.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022 via mobile

Always comfortable with so much seating and aired nicely by those massive ceiling fans. Just love so much variety of quality food at such a cheap price. Been away for a while but always visit first when back. Check out the murals on the outside.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2022

This immaculate market provides a taste of old and new Singapore. More than just a market, this is a place where young and old catch up and eat with their friends/family.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022 via mobile

Clean and modern hawker centre. Wet market downstairs. The west version of Old Airport Rd. Full of Singaporean heritage.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

Had a great time here when I went as part of a lunch break on a Hidden Gems Sightseeing Tour. Highly recommend trying the Hong Heng Fried Sotong Prawn Mee (Michelin rated 4 years in a row) as well as some rojak, steamed pork buns...and some soft Cheee Kueh (rice water cakes with Chai Ph or Radish / Turnips). Chicken rice also looked good but I didn't get to try it this time around. Cheap prices, clean facility and manageable lines. Seems to be more local-serving compared to Hawker centers closer to the city center. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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JinxAdvisor
3 December 2019|
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Response from nellie7815 | Reviewed this property |
The one I mentioned is simply called Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. If you google this phrase exactly, you'll see the michelin guide article about it.
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Response from Christopher R | Reviewed this property |
Most stalls aren’t open, however, the seafood restaurant near the bus stop, just down from the bakery, is good and open Sunday night.
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