The Finest Stalls in Maxwell Food Centre

The Maxwell Food Centre was established in 1929 as a wet market constructed over Chinese cemeteries. It survived the Japanese Occupation and was home to a community kitchen that provided food for the underprivileged and displaced after the war. In 1987, it was restored to its present state and made public.

Nowadays, Maxwell Food Centre is known as a famous hawker centre in Singapore for its wide variety of food options. There are over 100 stalls at the centre, selling various food such as Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western food. The food centre is also known for its affordable prices and convenient location.

Where is Maxwell Food Centre Located?

Maxwell Food Centre is at 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184. Located in the Chinatown area and is a popular spot for locals and tourists.

Check out the top food stalls in Maxwell Food Centre

Here is a list of the best stalls in Maxwell Food Centre, sure to tantalise your taste buds!

1

Jin Hua Fish Soup

Famous forFish Soup
Contact DetailsNot Available
Address 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-77, Singapore 069184
WebsiteNot available

Jin Hua has been a long-time customer of Maxwell Food Centre and has been supplying hot bowls of fish soup for more than 20 years. Why not have the Grouper Fish Head Noodles ($8) while you’re here?

Naturally, the Grouper Fish Head has a better flavor. Although the broth had more fish, you could still taste how delicious the grouper was! The fishiness was cut through by the ginger’s strong punch. The soup was still somewhat murky, thick, and delicious, even without the milk!

Jin Hua Fish Soup - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Flickr user Tam Chiak at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

Always here sunday lunch for our fish soup bee hoon. Our no 1 favourite. But I must caveat that this is personal taste. U must like dory fish, fried fish and a milk soup base with grind fish – Chew Loay Chang

2

Chee Cheong Fun Club

Famous forChee Cheong Fun
Contact Details+65 9244 1040 
ccfclub38@gmail.com
Address#01-38 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/cheecheongfunclub

A rice noodle roll called chee cheong fun is generally found in Cantonese cuisine. This shop prepares it from scratch and tops it with curry, laksa, sesame, or either of the traditional black or red sauces.
For a variety of textures, add-ons include fish balls and crunchy beancurd skin.

The chee cheong fun here is a must-try for any fan of Cantonese cuisine – the rice noodles are perfectly cooked and the sauces are incredibly flavorful. Whether you go for the traditional black or red sauce, or something more adventurous like curry or laksa, you’ll be sure to enjoy this dish.

Chee Cheong Fun Club - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Chee Cheong Fun Club’s Facebook Page at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

4 stars for the Curry Chee Cheong Fun $4.50. A flavourful rich curry gravy base (seem to have some hai bee fragrance). The chee cheong fun was firm silky smooth. It comes with a generous amount of ingredients like fish cakes and meatballs. – Simple Foodie

3

China Street Hum Jin Pang

Famous forChinese Fritters
Contact DetailsNot Available
Address1 Kadayanallur St, #01-28,
Singapore 069184
WebsiteNot Available

Often written ham chim peng, hum jin pang is a fried dough fritter of Cantonese origins. Before Covid prohibited it, customers could fry their own food, as you can see as the second generation proprietor prepares them with a pair of long chopsticks. One is available from Hum Jin Pang with red bean paste and sugar powder, and the other has sesame seeds and five spice powder. Both are just as fluffy and crunchy.

China Street Hum Jin Pang - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Google user HappyCat at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

Frozen in time. This is probably one of the only place where you can try your hand at frying your own Hum Jin Peng (Chinese fried doughnuts) Mainly two options available – Five Spices or Sweet Red Bean. While their version might seem smaller than others, at just $1 for 6 pieces I wouldn’t complain about it – Cassie

4

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake

Famous forOyster Cake
Contact DetailsNot Available
Address1 Kadayanallur Street, #01-05,
Singapore 069184
WebsiteNot Available

This $2 oyster cake may seem straightforward, but it takes a lot of work to prepare one! Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cakes produces some of the best oyster cakes. It is one of the few surviving Fuzhou Oyster Cake vendors that still make it the old-fashioned method.

Handcrafting each oyster cake takes time and effort. Each oyster cake has rice batter, cilantro, minced pork, fresh prawns, and oysters. The oyster cake had a crunchy outside and a soft interior. Don’t forget to top it off with some hot sauce!

Maxwell Fuzhou Oyster Cake - MAxwell Food Centre

Image from Flickr user Tam Chiak at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

One of the last 2 stalls selling this Fuzhou snack. Yummy oyster cake filled with oyster prawn minced pork! Owners take their time to churn out each piece. Best eaten fresh. Tasty even when take away. Always tempted to get some when I’m here. – Flo G

5

Fu Shun Jin Ji Shao La Mian Jia

Famous forRoast pork, roast duck and Char Siu Noodles
Contact DetailsNot available
Address1 Kadayanallur St, #01-71,
Singapore 069184
WebsiteNot available

The superb char siew, siew yok, and roast duck served with rice or QQ Hong Kong-style noodles (starting at $3.50) are the specialty roast meats of this restaurant. You can order them a la carte, or as part of a combo with other dishes. The char siew is especially noteworthy – it’s tender and juicy, with a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors.

The siew yok is also very good, crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. The roast duck is another standout, with its crisp skin and moist, flavorful meat. Whether you order them individually or as part of a combo, these dishes are sure to satisfy your craving.

Fu Shun Jin Ji Shao La Mian Jia - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Flickr user Tam Chiak at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

My go to duck noodle so far. Chili is slightly spicy.. Duck is flavourful, uncle is always generous, pocket friendly! – BellyJay

6

Heng Heng Ondeh Ondeh & Tapioca Cake

Famous forKueh and Ondeh ondeh
Contact Details+65 9863 2833
Address1 Kadayanallur St, #01-31,
Singapore 06918
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Maxwellhengheng/

For more than 40 years, Xing Xing Ondeh Ondeh has operated in the Maxwell Food Centre, providing authentic homemade kueh that is frequently sold out before the stand shuts. Although their assortment of other kueh is excellent, they are best renowned for It’s ondeh ondeh ($3), which has an oozy gula melaka center and is covered in freshly grated coconut.

The steamed tapioca cake was incredibly wonderful and lovely upon the first bite! The tapioca cakes are cooked and served with grated coconut. They are made by hand and most definitely from scratch. Unlike cakes you could find elsewhere, they had a fantastic texture and weren’t overly sticky.

Image from Xing Xing Ondeh-Ondeh's Facebook Page - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Xing Xing Ondeh-Ondeh’s Facebook Page at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

Soft & fluffy tapioca cake that does not stick to your teeth! Love this snacks. Ondeh ondeh also very well done too. Heard this is a popular stall and items run out fast! Be sure to get some of these kueh if you are nearby. – Poh Soh Lee

7

Popo & Nana’s Delights

Famous for
Contact Details+65 9171 0558
AddressMaxwell Food Centre, 1 Kadayanallur St,
#01-70, Singapore 069184
Websitehttp://www.popoandnanadelights.com/

Chef Grace Chin spent most of her life preparing Eurasian and Nyonya cuisine for her family. Encouraged by her family, she ultimately started her own booth in 2014 to sell the food she had grown up cooking at home.

Popo & Nana’s, offers a selection of reasonably priced, completely MSG-free Eurasian and Peranakan meals every day, including Curry Debal (Devil’s Curry), Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye, Rendang, and Babi Assam.

Image from Popo & Nana’s Delights's Website - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Popo & Nana’s Delights’s Website at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

Their Rendang Chicken is the same type I had in the 1990s at Serangoon Ave 2, Block 304, Singapore 550304. Is really good, the soup is sweet to like dessert , inside have red date, carrot and radishes. – Ming Qing Lye

8

China Street Fritters

Famous forNgo hiang
Contact Details +65 9239 6464
Address1 Kadayanallur Street, Maxwell Food Centre,
#01-64, Singapore 069184
WebsiteNot available

You can be sure you’re getting the real deal at China Street Fritters because the stand proprietors use tried-and-true recipes to make their excellent ngoh hiang. After dipping the ngoh hiang into the watery chilli sauce and starchy sweet sauce, I discovered that it was absolutely delicious. You must order this while you’re here!

The second-generation owner and his family continue to make all of the ngoh hiang, liver rolls, and other dishes at China Street Fritters, which has been in business for almost 80 years. You may order a set of their ngoh hiang for $4.30. They are one of the only few stalls in Singapore to still handcraft this sort of ngoh hiang. Purchase a plate of plain fried bee hoon ($6) or a larger set ($10.30) with two plates of bee hoon to split.

China Street Fritters - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Google User Emily

Customer Reviews

One of my favorite Ngoh Hiang stall. Very old school type. Be prepared to wait because it is very popular. – LP Pua

9

Old Nyonya

Famous forLaksa & Rendang
Contact Details+65 8366 9311
oldnyonya@gmail.com
Address 1 Kadayanallur St, #01-77, Singapore 069184
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/oldnyonya/

Old Nyonya’s traditional laksa is made even better with fresh scallops and juicy crayfish. The classic preparation – thick rice vermicelli noodles soaking in a fiery prawn and coconut broth – is just as delicious. And the added seafood makes it even more special.

This dry curry chicken is simmered with a homemade spice paste and coconut milk, and it is absolutely sublime. The spice paste is made with a combination of fresh ginger, garlic, lemongrass, cumin, and turmeric, giving the chicken an incredible flavor. The coconut milk adds a richness and creaminess to the simply heavenly dish

Image from Old Nyonya's Facebook Page - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Old Nyonya’s Facebook Page at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

I had the laksa and it was great. Spicy enough without blowing off your head, with a good amount of noodles. All for just $5. Totally worth it. – Charlie Yirrell

10

Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang

Famous forChinese sausage and bee hoon
Contact Details+65 8113 7015
Address1 Kadayanallur St, #01-97 Maxwell Food Centre, Singapore 069184
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/HupKeeWuXiangGuanChang

Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang is one of the few remaining Hokkien ngoh hiang booths in Singapore. This historical business dates back to before the 1940s, making it one of the oldest businesses in Singapore. The ngoh hiang here is made fresh daily and is served piping hot. The stall also sells other Hokkien dishes such as lor bak and yong tau foo.

Hokkien ngoh hiang does not include shrimp fritters or mashed yam in the pork rolls, unlike the more popular Teochew-style ngoh hiang. Prices for these ngoh hiang start at a relatively reasonable $0.80 per piece, albeit not all of them are created in the booth.

Image from Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang's Facebook Page - Maxwell Food Centre

Image from Hup Kee Wu Xiang Guan Chang’s Facebook Page at Maxwell Food Centre

Customer Reviews

Wu Xiang 五香 and Bee Hoon. Traditional Wu Xiang that still handmades their red sausage amongst other items. There are only a handful of wu Xiang stalls that still handmades this themselves so this stall is a gem – Peter Lin


This concludes the list of the finest food stalls in Maxwell food centre. From sumptuous seafood to delectable desserts, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The food here is truly a culinary delight, and is sure to leave you satisfied. So, if you’re ever in the area, be sure to check out these amazing food stalls!

If you are interested about the the other Hawker Centres in Singapore, check our listing on The Finest Hawker Centres in Singapore.

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