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Hong Lim Complex

#507 of 9,053 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
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Cnr South Bridge Rd & Upper Cross St | Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Due to the low ceiling of this hawker centre, ventilation is not fantastic but they have put in lots of fans to keep the place cool. Don't go the next day after they have their usual spring cleaning (probably once every 2 ~ 3 months) as the tables and chairs are terribly dirty. You still can get a decent cheap... More 

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Thank Flybug_2012
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We went here mainly for Tanglin Crispy Curry Puffs - found it eventually. This food centre was a bit difficult to find our way around in, but if you are just wandering around sampling the dishes that is not a problem. Cheap food, cheap beer.

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Thank Ben P
Singapore, Singapore
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478 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is one of the oldest hawker center you can find in the center. food cost an average of 3.50. I tried the bowl of minced meat noodles, its nice, and cheap and good. The owner cook the food with love and passion

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Thank XavierShoot
Hong Kong, China
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100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stayed at ParkRoyal Hotel at Pickering Street and Hong Lim Food Center is the place to head to for access local food. Good time to head there is before and after the lunch crowd. Outram Park Fried Kwey Teow Mee on the 2nd floor is my favorite stall

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Thank Edmund L
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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place warrants multiple visits. It's no frills eating but there are lots of quality stalls depending on what you fancy. I like the duck rice next to the famous Outram road char kway teow, the Kong spare rib rice (2nd flr), glutinous rice dumplings with belly pork (2nd floor), Crayfish and prawn hor fun, yong tau foo (1st floor).... More 

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Thank Jenise L
Nevada
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398 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Hawker centers are the place to go when in Singapore if one does not mind Dai Pai Dong style (borrowing analogy from Hong Kong) food stalls. Most hawker centers are semi-open air, meaning they have roofs on top of the complex but the whole structure are not enclosed, without A/C and just lots of fans (and perhaps some swamp coolers)... More 

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Jakarta
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Whoa, this is must have visit spot every time I go to Singapore. A Heng Chicken Curry @ 2nd floor is a must. At the corner on the 1'st floor, there is Barcook Bakery. You need to try this one. The bread is very good. I love the ham and egg bread, the mixed berry bread, the Hawaiian Pizza Bread.... More 

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Thank Christine H
Hong Kong
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I tried 1) Ah Kow Bak Chor Mee (BCM) Pok which is operated by TeoChew people and 2) Ah Heng Curry Laksa with Hainanese Chicken and 3) fresh jackfruits. 1 & 2 are both recommended in the Singapore Michelin guide. I am a fan of BCM but since I don't live in Singapore and you cannot get it elsewhere outside... More 

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Belmont, California
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167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Hong Lim is right outside the Chinatown Point Complex and quite convenient to the MRT (Downtown and NorthEast lines). The stalls that I like are for Kuew Teow (I believe it's called Outram) and a Sungei Road outlet ( not the same as the Sungei Road Laksa near Jalan Besar) that specializes in laksa. But I think the mee Siam... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We made the trip to try the prawn Noddle (Owner called Ah Hui) located at the second floor next to a coffee drink stall. Recommended by a friend. 3rd generation family own. Definitely outstanding. Worth going

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr South Bridge Rd & Upper Cross St | Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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