Thursday, 9 May 2013

Fave 5 Redhill Food Centre

The Redhill neighbourhood, part of the larger Bukit Merah District is fondly nicknamed Chit Lau (7 storeys in Hokkien) by the older folks due to the blocks of 7-storey flats built to house the villagers when the kampongs were cleared for redevelopment in the mid-50s in that area.

Years after, more flats sprouted to cater to the population growth. The hawker centre was built in 1972 and housed 96 food stalls. This may not be the oldest hawker centre but many of the stalls here have been around for decades, some, since the beginning. Hence, one of the reasons why you hardly see any young hawkers here.

There are so many stalls here that we like: The Hainanese curry rice with the killer sambal, robust prawn mee, traditional dessert, fried bean curd among others but these are the five that make us repeat customers at Blk 85 Redhill Lane

Seng Heng Braised Duck, #01-28, 7am-2pm (or still sold out) (Close Ad Hoc)

Delicious Fried Carrot Cake, #01-33, 7am-2pm (close Mondays)

Bak Kee Teochew Satay Beehoon, #01-40, 11.30am-8pm (Close Wednesdays)

Hua Kee Chicken Rice, #01-72, 10am-2pm (Close Mon & Tues)

Shi Le Yuan, #01-82, 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm (Mon-Fri), 7am-1pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Text and images by Tiantianchi @ Makansutra

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