There never seems to be a lack of food options in Singapore with so many new cafes and food centres sprouting up all over the city. Even at one of the furthest ends of Singapore, the newly opened Pasir Ris Central food centre could not stop us from paying a visit. There seems to be a trend to these new hawker centres too, many of which are increasingly modern and carrying more western-style food.
Similar to Yishun Park food centre, its Pasir Ris counterpart offers both traditional hawker food as well as the “hipster” and more unique stalls to cater to the younger crowd. The segregation between the two is also pretty straightforward. The first level of the food centre consists of the traditional stalls, while the second level, called the Fareground, carries the non-traditional food stalls.
Some of the non-traditional food options include wagyu beef grain bowls, chicken rice burger, Thai boat noodles, bingsu and ice cream & waffles! Here are some of the food we tried:
The Stew House
Beef Bourguignon with Rice (Regular – $6, Large – $8)
The Stew House was one of the first stalls that caught my eye because it’s pretty rare to see western style stews in a hawker centre! Although the name suggests the stall only sells stew, they have salads and soups as well. As tempting as they were, we wanted to save our stomachs for the other stalls so we ultimately decided on the beef bourguignon.
Overall, the dish was decent. The beef was nice and tender and there were a good amount of chunky vegetables.
Unit Number: #02-07
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays: 11am to 9pm, Weekends: 10am to 9.30pm, Closed on Mondays.
The Humble Burger
Beef Burger ($5.00)
The Humble Burger was also a must-try for us because they received quite a bit of hype around their chicken rice burger and Sio Bak burger (marinated roast pork belly). However, we’ve already seen them being featured on many of Singapore’s most prominent food blogs and there were quite a few mixed reviews. Hence, we decided to go with something safe – a regular beef burger.
I actually really enjoyed the burger. The patty itself wasn’t dry and quite juicy. I also loved the sweetness that came from the caramelised onions as well as the strong flavour that came from the cheddar cheese. If you aren’t too adventurous with your food, I highly recommend this dish.
Unit Number: #02-22
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Mondays: 12pm to 8pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Special Prawn Noodle ($6.50)
Surprisingly, I was still going strong and felt like I had the appetite to try another dish. The prawn noodles spoke to me after I saw many others eating it so I thought it must be pretty good! Fortunately, I had no regrets.
I really enjoyed the dry noodles, probably more so than if I had chosen the soup version instead. The soup is not the traditional prawn mee soup you would expect – there is a slight herbal flavour which gave it a bit of a bitterness. However, the sauce that coated the noodles was delicious. I also liked their homemade prawn ball – it’s not the regular minced prawn ball but instead it had chunky bits of prawn inside.
Unit Number: #02-12
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 9.30pm, closed on Mondays.
Coke Float ($2.80)
One thing I love about the new modern-style hawker centres is the overall environment. Not only is the interior super trendy – like the high ceiling, cafe-style communal tables & stools and large ceiling fans – but it also has a multitude of features such as a self tray-return system, family dining area with child-friendly tables & chairs, as well as bicycle parking lots.
In addition, as the food centre is located next to Pasir Ris Town Park, the entire area is very airy and cool, making it a comfortable hang-out place after work/school.
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
110 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519641