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Reliving the scrumptious Singapore street food at Chinatown Food Street

Earlier this month, I was tagged by Alvin over at to participate in Lenovo’s #ProjectRESGIcons challenge.

If you haven’t yet heard of it, RE: SG Icons challenges us Singaporeans to REdiscover, REimagine and go on to REcreate some of the icons that have made our country what it is today.

I accepted the challenge, and as part of this project, I decided to RElive the Chinatown spirit of the old hawkers at Chinatown Food Street and document the experience with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.

Chinatown Food Street is located on Smith Street at the heart of Chinatown. It brings together the best of street hawker stalls, shophouse restaurants and adhoc street kiosks complete with the al-fresco dining style along the street to create the an authentic and nostalgic Singapore dining experience.

The newly constructed high-ceiling glass canopy shelter and internal spot cooling system allow diners to indulge in culinary pleasures regardless of rain or shine. Ranging from traditional dishes reminiscent of yesteryear to modern cuisines of present times, Chinatown Food Street offers a total of 24 hawker stalls with a diverse selection of local delights and iconic food from local cultures all represented on one street. Taking the form of street carts, these stalls recreate that busy hawker-filled food street that Chinatown was ever so renowned for.

On my way to the Chinatown Food Street, I had to squeeze my way through a crowded street filled with various activities and stalls selling various kinds of decorations and food. From the Chinatown MRT station, take the exit A to Pagoda Street, and try to make your way two streets down the right, past Temple Street to Smith Street.

Credit: Choo Yut Shing @
Credit: Choo Yut Shing @

Once you get to Smith Street, walk down the street until you arrive at the iconic Samsui Woman bronze statue. This marks the beginning (or end depends on how you see the street) of your Chinatown Food Street journey.

Walking through the bustling Smith Street (now also known as Chinatown Food Street), I was greeted with a flurry of tourist and locals eating a variety of local dishes from various parts of Singapore. From the notorious streets of Geylang, to the famous food center in Serangoon, Chomp Chomp, one can find most of the well-known Singaporean dishes all in a single location without having to travel.

For a late night supper, get the chicken wings and the otah from Chomp Chomp Goodluck BBQ Chicken Wings, or the Or Luak (also known as Oyster Omelette) from Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters.

If you’re up for something filling, why not go for the sweet char siew (BBQ pork belly), roast duck and the sio bak (Crispy Roast Pork Belly) platter from Tiong Bahru Meng Kee Roast Duck.

Craving a meat stick or two (no pun intended)? You might want to grab a plate of satay from Newton Circus Ahmad Ibrahim Satay.

If you’re still hungry after dinner and looking for a supper place to snack on, Chinatown Food Street is your best option with a wide variety of authentic dishes from all over Singapore. Chinatown Food Street will be open from 11am to 11pm daily.

These photos were shot from my Sony A7r DSLR and transferred to the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, through the Sony PlayMemories app. With the help of the Lenovo Yoga 2 Android tablet, the photos were edited with Snapseed and VSCO cam before uploading to Google+ Photos.

NOTE: I have some Lenovo Yoga 2 10″ Android tablets to give away, sponsored by Lenovo. Keep a look out for my next post on how to win a Lenovo Yoga 2 10″ Android tablet (with LTE) worth S$599.

Here are the list of stalls available:

Unit no. Stall Specialty
1, 3 Boon Tat Street BBQ Seafood
2 Thim Kee Curry Chicken Noodle
4 Bugis Street Famous Hainanese Chicken Rice
5 Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters
6 Balestier Abalone Noodle
7 Tiong Bahru Meng Kee Roast Duck
8 Food Street Fried Kway Teow Mee
9 Chinatown Cheng Kee Hokkien Mee
10 Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge
11 Chomp Chomp Goodluck BBQ Chicken Wings
12 Odeon Beef Noodles
13 Chong Chong Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter
14 Sin Ming Road Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh
15 Joo Chiat Ang Moh Noodle House
16 Chinatown Ah Hock Steamed Fish Head
17 Serangoon Raju Indian Cuisine Indian
18 Chinatown Crab Master
19 Newton Circus Ahmad Ibrahim Satay Malay
20 Maxwell Road Soon Soon Popiah . Laksa
麦士威路顺顺薄饼. 叻沙
K1 Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Desserts
牛车水美食街冷热饮料 . 甜品
K2 Chinatown Food Street Hot/Cold Beverage . Fresh Fruit Juices
牛车水美食街冷热饮料 . 鲜果汁
21 Chinatown Enak Fritters

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  1. Hi, may I know which plugin did you use for the table and photo gallery? looks great 🙂

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