Built in 1983, Kovan Hougang Food Centre is a relatively young hawker centre compared to the likes of Tanjong Pagar, Changi Village and Redhill. It houses many good food nonetheless, like Bedok Cooked Food’s roast meats, which is well-known in this part of town, so this article will make space for the others just as worthy of our digestion system.
We also like this hawker centre for its big round tables – they force
unacquainted residents to share their eating space, sparking off
lunchtime chitchats. “Where did you get this ayam merah from?” “There.
It’s good! You should try.”
Small talks like this are common, and are
sparks for community bonding especially in peak hour at Hougang Street 21
Yam Mee Teochew Fishball Mee, 01-35, 7am-10pm (Closed Mon)
Jin Zhan Ji (English translation), #01-19, 11am-8pm (Closed Wed)
Kovan Rojak, #01-01, 11am-9pm (Close Wed)
Yi Shi Jia Wanton Mee, #01-57, 7.30am-4.30pm (Closed Mon)
Tian Cheng , #01-22, 9.30am-9pm (Closed Wed)
Text and images by Sheere Ng @ Makanusutra