Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Old Airport Road Food Centre

I am always on the quest to find good and affordable food. According to Dr Leslie Tay's blog, Old Airport Food Centre is the winner for Singapore's top ten food centre. Thus during the National Day long weekend, together with J, we went to Old Airport food centre. As there are only the 2 of us, we managed to try 2 stalls and one of the them is my favourite local delight - prawn noodles. But I have also consolidated a list of famous stalls. Check them out!

Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodles is located on the first row of stalls facing the road. The range of price of a bowl of noodle starts from $4 to $15. According to the auntie at the stall, the difference in pricing marks the type of prawns and ingredients that are added to the noodles. 
To keep things simple, I ordered a bowl of $5 prawn bee hoon (rice vermicelli). There are about 2 medium sized prawns in it. While I think the rice vermicelli is cooked just to my liking, I find that the soup is not as flavorful as I would have preferred. Although it is considered the better ones as compared to the many prawn noodles served else where. Personally, I prefer the one at Owen road (Pek Kio). Like many famous prawn noodle, there is a unceasing queue. Be prepared to wait for at least half an hour before your turn. 

Whitley Road Big Prawn Noodles  
Old Airport Road Block 51 Market & Food Centre #01-98 Singapore 390051 
Operating Hours: Thu-Tue 10am – 9pm  
                                Closed Wed

On the day I visited Old Airport Road Food Centre also marks the opening of Waan Waan, a coconut ice cream stall opened by a pretty Thai Lady. Besides serving coconut ice cream, there are other flavours such as Thai Milk Tea and Mango ice cream. A "basic" ($3.90) consists of 2 scoops of ice cream and 3 toppings.
Instead of going for the basic, I went for the Thai Mango Sticky Rice ($5.90) which consists of single scoop ice cream, sticky rice, mango and topped with roasted peanuts. I like how the sticky rice is done and how it complemented the juicy diced mangoes. In fact the duo stole the limelight away from the coconut ice cream which seems ordinary alongside them. Although it is not the cheapest or the most yummy coconut ice cream you can find, it offers an alternative to the usual traditional dessert and a way to combat the heat. I would definitely go back again to try the other ice cream flavors if I am around the hood.  

Waan Waan Thai Coconut Ice Cream 
Old Airport Road Block 51 Market & Food Centre #01-51 Singapore 390051 
Operating Hours: Thu-Tue 10am – 9pm  
                                Closed Wed

I have also consolidated a list of stalls that are famous/ recommended. Do note that I have yet to try but this is to serve as a reference for your gastronomic pleasure. Here you go. 
Char Kway Teow
Credits: SMU Gourmet Club
Dong Ji Fried Kway Teow
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-138 Singapore 390051
Daily: 8am to 2pm

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-12 Singapore 390051
Mon to Fri: 10am to 12am, Sat & Sun: 9am to 12am

Lucky Char Kuey Tiao
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-30 Singapore 390051
Mon - Fri: 5pm to 11.30pm; Sat: 12.30 pm to 11.30pm
Closed On Sunday

Curry Puff
Credits: Burpple
Wang Wang Crispy Curry Puff
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-126 Singapore 390051
9:30am to 9:30pm
Closed On Mon 

Chee Cheong Fun
Credits: Openrice
Freshly Made Chee Cheong Fun 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-155 Singapore 390051
Daily: 7am – 9pm

Fishballs Noodle
Credits: ieatishootipost
Ming Kee Fuzhou Fish Balls
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-103 Singapore 390051
7am to 11pm 

Ru Ji Kitchen
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-37 Singapore 390051
Tue-Sun 7am-1pm

Fish Soup
Credits: soshiok.com
Jin Hua Sliced Fish Bee Hoon 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-121 Singapore 390051
Tue to Sun: 11am - 7pm

Goreng Pisang
Credits: missuschewy
Chi Shuang Shuang
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-51 Singapore 390051

Geylang Lor 20 Banana Fritters
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-57 Singapore 390051
10:30AM to 9:00PM

Hokkien Mee
Credits: Hungry Island
Nam Sing Hokkien Mee
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-32 Singapore 390051
7am to 8pm

Lor Mee
Credits: Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee's Facebook
Xin Mei Xiang Lor Mee
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-116 Singapore 390051
6am to 1.45pm 

Xiang Ji Lor Mee
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-81 Singapore 390051

Kway Chap
Credits: ieatandeat
To Ricos – Blanco Court Food Centre Kway Chap 多丽哥粿汁
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-135 Singapore 390051
Wed – Sun: 11:30am to 03:30 Closed on Mon & Tues

Yi Fa Kway Chap
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-70 Singapore 390051

Mutton Soup
Credits: Chefquak.com
Hougang Jing Jia Mutton Soup 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-123 Singapore 390051

Nasi Padang 
Credits: Selera Rasa Facebook
Selera Rasa 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-42 Singapore 390051

Ngoh Hiang
Credits: superfinefeline.com
Xin Dong Fang
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-112 Singapore 390051

Orh Luak
Credits: Camemberu
Katong Ah Soon Fried Oyster
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-07 Singapore 390051

Pancake
Credits: Forums.vr-zone.com
Aunty Oats Pancake 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-110 Singapore 390051


Roasted Meat
Credits: Alfredeats.com
Tong Xing Roasted
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-158 Singapore 390051
11am to 7pm Closed on Thur

Rojak 
Credits: the4moose
Toa Payoh Rojak
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-108 Singapore 390051
Mon-Sat: 11.30am to 7pm

Satay
Chuan Kee Satay
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-85 Singapore 390051
5pm-11pm Closed On Mon & Thur

Fatimah Satay 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-45 Singapore 390051

Siew Pow
Credits: Karineallison
Seremban kee mei siew pow
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-134 Singapore 390051
8pm to 8pm

Soy Beancurd
Credits: Travelling Foodies
老伴豆花 Lao Ban Soya Beancurd 
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-127 Singapore 390051

Taiwan Porridge
Credits: yahoo.com
Lau Pa Sat Taiwan Porridge
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-167 Singapore 390051
5pm to 11.30pm; Closed on Mondays

Wanton Mee
Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wonton Mee
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-02 Singapore 390051
12pm – 12am (Closed on Mon)

Cho Kee Noodle
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-04 Singapore 390051
11:30am – 11:30pm (Closed on alternate Wed)

Western Food
Credits: Hungrygowhere
Western Barbeque
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-53 Singapore 390051
Daily 11am-11pm

Holy Grill
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-27 Singapore 390051
Daily 12pm to 8pm; Closed on Sun

BBQ Seafood
Credits: MakanSutra
Mattar Road Seafood BBQ
Old Airport Road Food Centre #01-63 Singapore 390051
Fri - Tue: 3pm to 11pm Closed Wed & Thur

I know that this is not the most comprehensive list and I might have missed out some stalls. Do share with me if you know of any stall that I have missed out. As for now, let's enjoy makan-ing!




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