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Asian, Singaporean
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Novena
2.3 km from Little India
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

Amazing historic market that maintains its traditional characteristics, different from the ultra modern Singapore most people think of. A plethora of food and dessert choices, lots of options for vegetarians as well. We saw people with buckets full of ice and beer. Kick back with...the locals and enjoy the flavor and experience of traditional Singapore!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

Tried the Sichuan zichar corner stall, the food is extremely delicious and value for money. The spinach soup also not bad.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 31 May 2020

Nice place and cheap.The customer service is good.To bad we cannot seat and eat there due to convid 19.The most nice food is the western stall

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 7 May 2020 via mobile

I will avoid the chicken rice stall at all cost . The food tasted normal but most of all the Aunty at the stall is rude and don’t even want to give me more sauce . I ate there and the other take away and...she said rudely to me that I only bought 1 packet and I will not be given sauce . Not sure what logic is that . In all I paid for 2 servings . 1 eaten there and other take away but she told me those reasons rudely that 1 packet no sauce for you ! Isn’t the sauce and condiments given to customers be it how many packets you bought !More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

Came here for dinner and really enjoyed it. Lots of different stalls selling different foods at very good prices. There is something for everyone and I found a lot of vegetarian options.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

If you know the food stalls before it was here at this new renovated food centre at the road side of Balestier road, they are actually from the far Thomson food centre called Long House. It was so wonderful place with the ambient of the...very local food stall and good foods good peoples around it. Although most of the stall decided to move together to this Balestier Market and Food Centre, some stall are still keeping it good and tasty food quality like the fried banana fritter and the chicken rice... but overall the place is turning not so attractive and slowly lose it customers since it moved over here few years ago. Hope there is something different and changes in the near future.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

Along the Heritage Trail, you'll never run out of Singaporean cuisine to try at the Balestier Market. Everything and anything goes from piping hot congee soups, mouthwatering hainanese chicken with braised egg and an array of fresh fruits as well as iced desserts to try....And what's even better is that you do not have to empty your wallet just to enjoy the wide selection of food they have. Note though that outside drinks and food are not allowed - just come over and enjoy as much as I did!🤤🤤More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 August 2019

It's hard to go wrong with most hawker markets in Singapore. Our local foodie friends said this one is pretty good. It is known for good roast duck, white carrot cake & prawn pancake.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

Marrying historical landmark and culinary delights under one roof. Better priced and generous serve as compared to the better known Newton Circle.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

Unlike most Food Centres, it is not linked to a market selling groceries and other raw ingredients. It is well patronised in the evenings and is situated on a main road with a multitude of eateries. It has a decent mix of cooked food stalls....Some stall holders can be a bit abrupt if one asked for a menu item on display but not available. Not exactly a must visit destination.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

Free and reasonable toilets (gents) plenty of ice for beer drinkers, great food, reasonable priced. Interesting stalls.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

We had fried dumplings, chilli chicken chicken wings and some other great dishes! Yum! Super cheap lovely food and good for the environment with plates cutley and chop sticks washed and reused.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

I've eaten at 3 stalls here and had a good experience with all 3. I went to the Thai, grilled chicken wing, and dumping place and all 3 were winners.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

We went for dinner one evening relatively late and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of stalls and tables kept clean. We opted for a stall doing Thai food and it was tasty. We ordered 6 prawn cakes thinking they'd be like the small fish cakes you...get in lots of places. They were huge and very tasty. I had the pad Thai and my husband had fish in a sweet and sour sauce. We also ordered the pak choi. All in all a delicious meal and a good price.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

The place serves very delicious local cuisine at very reasonable price. Satiate your hunger with the variety of food available in the market.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Balestier Market and Food Centre is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4