A food post to tide you through the dreary Tuesday blues! As my office is located on club street, my colleagues and I often visit nearby hawker centres such as Maxwell food centre, Amoy food centre and Hong lim for lunch. The variety of lunch options at each of these places is wide, and prices very reasonable (ranging from $2.5-$5, though for Maxwell it is slightly pricier).

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Heng Kee curry mee 

If you are dining at Hong Lim food centre (located just behind Chinatown Point which you can reach via Chinatown mrt direct), aside from the famous Heng Kee curry meeOutram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee and Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa (#02-66) well-known for its fruit juice mee siam ($3-$4), here are a couple of options that you can consider:

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Located at the far corner on the second floor at #02-03, a colleague who had tried this stall had recommended us to try the wanton mee from here. When we reached, i found out that they had a wide variety of other options including Laksa yong tau foo, chicken feet noodles, fried chicken cutlet noodles and also curry chicken mee.

On separate occasions I decided to have the wanton noodles, fried cutlet noodles with curry and the laksa yong tau foo and found them all very satisfying.
The serving portions are adequate, and the prices reasonable (from $3 onwards).

The wanton mee ($3) is the traditional sort with thin noodles that easily soak up the dark, slightly sweet sauce, and wantons that are large, juicy and tender. What impressed me most was their char siew- it was roasted to perfection- crisp on the outer, tender and chewy and just the right bit of sweetness on the inside.
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The curry mee ($3.5) is more average- though the curry sauce is of a thick consistency and very aromatic, the taste is less strong compared to it’s smell. The curry however goes very well with the fried chicken cutlet which is crispy on the outside and juicy inside. 

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The laksa yong tau foo was the winner in my opnion- with laksa gravy that is rich, full of flavour and sufficiently spicy, and yong tau foo that is unique, for $3.5 I felt this meal was really worth what I had paid.

laksa yong tau foo 

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This stall is located on the second floor, #02-48/49 past the stairway, in the middle area. They have a variety of options such as wanton mee, chicken and mushroom noodles/hor fun, fried chicken patty noodles etc. Their wanton noodles are the most popular. Their noodles are their unique selling point – thick, and more chewy than the regular sort of wanton noodles, some people (my colleague included) might find their noodles a bit on the rubbery side. Fans however, find that their noodles have a lot of bite, and go very with the their slightly sweet and salty soy sauce. 

Ask for a mix of both fried and normal wantons to get a feel of different textures. I personally prefer their fried wanton over their normal wantons. Just slightly larger than typical wantons you can get at a wanton mee stall, their wantons are succulent and juicy, and crisp on the outside. Prices range from $3-6.