During my trip to Singapore, one day for lunch I met up with Darius who brought me to Holland Drive Food Centre for hawker food: http://migrationology.com/2016/01/singapore-food/
There are many many hawker food courts throughout Singapore, and in the Holland Drive area, you’ll find Holland Drive Market and Food Centre, a nice neighborhood style food court with plenty of choices of things to eat. We arrived at lunch time and it was busy, but still manageable and there were plenty of tables. Also, the food centre was nice and friendly. Darius and I split up and start ordering food to bring back to our table. We ordered some yong tau foo, some wanton mee, some braised duck and rice, and some kway chap, and finally a dish that’s known as thunder tea rice which is a vegetarian mixed rice bowl.
The yong tau foo was very good, a seperate bowl of tofu and fish paste dumplings, and another bowl of noodles. The combination was excellent, and I really enjoyed the chili sauce sambal that came on the side. The kway chap, which are noodle sheets with duck and braised duck soup, was also quite tasty with a nice duck flavor, lots of Chinese herbs, and thin soft noodles. But what I thought was possibly even better was the braised duck and rice, a bed of rice topped in slices of braised duck and some duck juice all over the top of that.
Another famous hawker stall to eat at at Holland Drive Food Centre is the thunder tea rice stall – that serves a dish of rice topped in a variety of different vegetables, and finally served with a green tea soup on the side. Overall, it was a little plain tasting for me, but it was a vegetarian dish, but I think it could have used a little chili sauce for extra flavor. Finally for dessert Darius got some chee cheong fun, rice noodle sheets all rolled up and served with a sauce.
Special thanks to Darius and Sarah for inviting us to eat with them in Singapore.
Holland Drive Market and Food Centre
Address: 44 Holland Dr, Singapore 270044
Open hours: All stalls have different hours, but if you go for lunch, the majority of the stalls will be open.
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