Six famed hawker brands are now available at the latest Hawkers’ Street in Basement 4 of ION Orchard. Opened on 3 June 2021, Select Group has picked Nam Sing Hokkien Mee, Beach Road Scissors-Cut Curry Rice, Ann Chin Popiah, Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee and Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh and King of Fried Rice as the six brands to offer affordably priced favourites. The casual eatery seats to 92 and is ready to receive diners when ION Orchard reopens and when it is possible to dine-in again.
|Nam Sing Hokkien Mee 南星福建炒虾面||The crowd-favourite at Old Airport Road Food Centre, the highly-raved stall was started by two brothers, Ng Seng and Ng Tong. They started their first stall at Rochor Road. Ng Tong’s son Ng Hock Wah still fries up plates of hokkien mee at the age of 73. He has been doing this for over 50 years and will be handing the stall over to the 3rd generation.|
Thin bee hoon is cooked alongside classic yellow noodles to soak up the stock made with seafood and other ingredients. It is still traditionally served with red cut chilli without overpowering the original taste.
|Beach Road Scissors-Cut Curry Rice 美芝律剪刀剪咖喱饭||This long standing supper Hainanese curry stall in Jalan Besar is well-loved for for its braised pork belly and crispy pork chop that is cut up with scissors which emit a snapping sound. The highlight is the curry gravy and braised pork sauce poured over steamed rice, accompanied with sides like fried egg and cabbage.||From S$4.90|
|Ann Chin Popiah 安珍||Founded by late Mr. Lim Kam Chwee and now run by his children, Ann Chin Popiah has expanded to ten outlets islandwide and awarded the Michelin Plate in 2019. The brand’s version of the quintessential local delicacy that is low-carb yet delicious is made even healthier without lard and pork.||Handmade Fried Yam roll (S$2.50)|
Kueh Pie Tee (S$4 for 4 pieces)
|Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee 友诺士肉脞面||This family-run chain by founder Chen Lian Fu with a 100 year-old-recipe is said to be the first to introduce Bak Chor Mee to Singapore. The minced pork noodles showcases springy mee kia in a flavourful and umami, garlic-based broth that is slow-braised with pork bones, presented with handmade, well-seasoned plump pork dumplings as well as generous helpings of indulgent pork lard, fried garlic, vinegar and chilli. A dry version is also available, alongside other scrumptious offerings such as dumpling soup ($5), and meatball soup ($5).||From S$5.00|
|Jian Bo Shui Kueh 楗柏水粿||Founded in 1958. Mr Wang earned his keep by selling shui kueh or chwee kueh (steamed flour cakes) from a pushcart at Tiong Bahru Market, after arriving from China. The brand has now become an ubiquitous chain in Singapore with 20 outlets and earned a Michelin Plate in 2019. It is adored for its aromatic shui kueh topped with the trademark addictive chye poh (pickled radishes) and chilli with hints of dried shrimp, labouriously handpicked by the owners.||Yam Cake or Chee Cheong fun (S$3.20 for 2 pieces)|
|King of Fried Rice||A relatively new player among the six hawkers. Opened just in 2018, the immensely popular King of Fried Rice requires no introduction. Today it has seven outlets. Founded by former Jumbo Chef Lester Li, the brand is loved for its signature egg fried rice topped with grilled pork chop or shrimp, priced from just $6.90. |
There are four decadent versions on the menu including Tom Yum, Mala, trademark Egg Fried Rice, as well as XO, all served with homemade chilli oil. Customers also have the option of adding on delightful tobiko, crabmeat or shrimp, with a small top-up .
Hawker’s Street is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-66 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801.