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“Go where the locals go!!”

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre
Ranked #24 of 456 Quick Bites in Singapore
Neighbourhood: Central Area/City Area
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Neighbourhood: Central Area/City Area
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This outdoor eating place is where the locals would go for them quick meals. Every stall cooks fresh ala minute and price is reasonable local price with so many choice!! It can be difficult to find a seat, avoid lunch time 12-2pm and 6-8pm. All stalls are self-service, so it's best to go with a Friend, one gets the food and the other keeps the seats!! My Favourite is Chwee Kueh..so cheap and so tasty!!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank lovemylife999
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had to came here after thinking to try some local dishes and considering how near it is to our hotel (and how starving we were). Quite a lot of food stalls to choose and it was also quite crowded. It looks like this place is popular among locals since it was not easy to get an empty table to sit at 2 PM on a Friday afternoon. Ordered some nasi lemak ($2.50 only) & the nasi (rice) was surprisingly pretty good. Food on other people's table also looked interesting. However the place could've been cleaner. Apparently they don't have enough people to clean up tables. Still, a lot of people didn't seem to mind as they seemed really enjoying their food.
If you want to taste some local dish with affordable price & wouldn't mind the cleanliness of the place, then this can be a place to go.

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank hobimakan
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you find a long queue of people at any food stall, the food must be good. Place your order and they will cook on the spot and immediately serve you piping hot. Therefore food from the food centre are equivalent good, tasty and the price is reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2016
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2  Thank yfylou
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Like so many of Singapore's hawker centers, some of the best food we had can be found here. And the cheapest, as you can buy a dish for $3-6 singaporean dollars, and drinks are $1-3.50. Hard to pick a favorite stall. All kinds of Asian food, many of it comfort food - Indonesian dishes, cantonese, chicken and rice, fishball soups, noodle dishes, vegetarian, and on and on. One guy makes dishes fresh to order on a huge flaming wok (we like the mie goreng here, but honestly, anything out of a hot wok tastes good), dumplings were yummy, popiah stand converted us to popiah lovers, and the dessert stands are marvelous (try the chendol, the grass jelly drinks, the soymilk, the fruit shakes, the green bean soup). In the morning, lines are long for the peanut congee and fried noodles, the black carrot stir fry is yummy, there are yam cakes too. We had some of the best chinese donuts (you tiaos) ever and some of the best congee of all. Everything is homemade and fresh, as you can see them patting out the dough or rolling out the meatballs, etc, at the back of the tiny stands. Not all stalls are open at any given time, so you never know what you'll get when you show up.

We opted for hawker food over restaurant food any day, and it was never the wrong choice. Don't be dissuaded by the chaos and griminess - it's really some of the best food you'll have in Singapore.

A few tips:
1. Stake your claim on a table first (one under a fan is nice), and then canvass for food
2. Bring lots of tissues, there are no napkins anywhere to be found
3. Handy to have some small bills ($2, $5, $10) as it is so cheap, though they are able to give change when needed
4. When you are done, leave dirty dishes at the table as there are staff who will bus the table, but there are also tray return areas if you want to bus it yourself. They have some kind of system where the right bowls and utensils are returns to the right stalls.

Date of visit: August 2016
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4  Thank threegirlsgo
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have my meals at albert centre quite often as it has a good selection of local delights.

Fried carrot cake will always be in my order list. With Uncle's smiley face, though the queue and waiting time is kinda long, you will not feel any surge of anger at all.

You get the best chwee kueh from the stall which sells it solely, and of course... not forgetting Bai nian (百年), personally i feel that they have the tastiest & healthiest niang dou foo in their sweet soup broth .. no selections needed, just let them know if you want a $4/ $5 bowl, with or without bittergourd, don't forget to get their chilli for dipping...Yummy!

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank LuvingKKK
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