Hawkers’ Street Tampines: A Food Haven in the Heartlands

Hawkers' Street Tampines

If you’re a food enthusiast in Singapore, there’s a new hotspot you absolutely must visit – Hawkers’ Street at Tampines 1. Opening on 10 July 2024, this exciting new location is set to be the largest Hawkers’ Street outlet, promising a vibrant and spacious dining environment right in the heartlands. Here’s everything you need to know about this food paradise.

A New Food Hub in the East

Hawkers’ Street is renowned for bringing together some of Singapore’s most beloved hawker stalls, and the new outlet in Tampines 1 is no exception. With a sprawling 518 sqm space that can seat up to 238 diners, it’s three times bigger than the original outlet at ION Orchard. This expansion aims to make it more convenient for residents and visitors in the East to enjoy a diverse range of hawker delights without having to travel far.

Jack Tan, Executive Director of Select Group, shared his excitement about this new venture: “We are thrilled to bring Hawkers’ Street to the heartlands. Our goal is to provide the community with easy access to Singapore’s most beloved hawker dishes, all in one convenient location. We believe that by offering a wide variety of high-quality hawker food, we can celebrate and preserve our rich culinary heritage.”

Must-Try Stalls and Dishes

Koung’s Wan Tan Mee
Koung’s Wan Tan Mee

Koung’s Wan Tan Mee

A staple in Singapore’s food scene since 1964, Koung’s Wan Tan Mee has won the hearts of many with its delectable wan tan noodles. Known for its succulent roasted char siew, springy egg noodles, and handmade chilli, this stall has maintained traditional cooking methods, including using an on-site charcoal oven. Fans will be delighted to find their favourite wan tan mee at this new location, ensuring that every bite is a nostalgic taste of the past.

Nikmat Nasi Lemak by HUSK

Nikmat Nasi Lemak, founded by HUSK Nasi Lemak, offers a modern twist on a traditional favourite. Head Chef Gideon Tan, with over 16 years of food experience, has crafted a menu that includes spicy lemak chicken, tangy assam pedas fish, and the crispy, golden-brown chicken cutlet topped with their secret recipe sambal chilli. It’s a must-visit for those craving high-quality nasi lemak at affordable prices.

Hill Street Hainanese Curry Rice

For a comforting meal that feels like a warm hug, head over to Hill Street Hainanese Curry Rice. This stall serves up a hearty plate of steamed white rice with a variety of side dishes, including curry chicken, braised pork, and crispy pork chops. The highlight is their aromatic curry sauce, a perfect blend of coconut milk, curry powder, and spices that deliver a rich and creamy flavour.

Fire Western ‘N’ Grill

If you’re in the mood for Western cuisine, Fire Western ‘N’ Grill has you covered. Known for its inclusive dining experience, this stall offers popular dishes like the Hawaiian Chicken, marinated in a special blend of herbs and spices, and a creamy Carbonara that’s rich and satisfying. Having moved from Century Square, Fire Western ‘N’ Grill continues to attract a diverse crowd with its flavourful offerings.

Michelin Bib Gourmand Highlights

Hawkers’ Street at Tampines also features Michelin Bib Gourmand awardees like Tai Wah Pork Noodle and Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. Tai Wah Pork Noodle, with its meticulously crafted Teochew minced pork noodles, has a secret chilli and vinegar recipe that’s been perfected over decades. Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, established in 1988, is famous for its tender chicken and fragrant rice, drawing crowds since its inception.

Legacy Stalls and New Favourites

The lineup includes other legacy stalls like Pang’s Hakka Yong Tau Foo, Garden Street Kway Chap, and Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kway. Each of these stalls brings unique flavours and rich heritage to the table. For example, Pang’s Hakka Yong Tau Foo, crafted by Chef Pang Kok Keong, uses cherished family recipes to offer authentic Hakka dishes. Garden Street Kway Chap, helmed by third-generation owner Jason, serves kway chap with a distinct herbal flavour. Jiak Song Mee Hoon Kway, created by former MasterChef Asia finalist Aaron Wong, features handmade noodles inspired by Japanese Ramen techniques.

Grand Opening Promotions

To celebrate the grand opening, Hawkers’ Street at Tampines will host a week-long extravaganza from 12th to 16th July. Starting at 11am daily, visitors can participate in the Lucky Ball challenge by spending $10 (combined receipts) for a chance to win prizes like water bottles, enamel mugs, vouchers, nostalgic snacks, and toys.

Additionally, from 13th to 14th July, the outlet will bring back the nostalgic charm of Childhood Games. From 2:30pm to 5:00pm, visitors can try their hand at Goli, Chaptek, the Eraser Game, and 5 Stones. Whether you’re reliving your childhood or introducing these games to the younger generation, it’s an opportunity for fun and rewards for everyone.

Looking Ahead

Following the launch in Tampines, Hawkers’ Street plans to continue its expansion with a new outlet in Bukit Panjang Plaza, scheduled to open in early August. This ongoing growth highlights Select Group’s dedication to making beloved local hawker cuisine more accessible and preserving Singapore’s rich food heritage.

Hawkers’ Street at Tampines is set to become a favourite dining spot in the heartlands, offering a wide variety of delicious hawker dishes all under one roof. Make sure to visit and enjoy the diverse flavours that Singapore’s hawker culture has to offer.

Hawkers’ Street Tampines

  • Address: 10 Tampines Central 1, #05-05/06/07, Singapore 529536
  • Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:00pm

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