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๐Ÿœ๐Ÿป7 Hawker Gems for Foodies [Chinatown Complex Food Center]

Discover the Best Kept Secrets of Chinatown Complex Food Centre with bae!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฅฐ

Ma Li Ya Virgin Chicken

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At this hawker stall, the Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Set (S$5.50) is a must-try dish! Unlike other stalls, they serve the chicken rice with fragrant soya sauce gravy, and the chicken is completely deboned for a hassle-free dining experience.

The tender and juicy meat, along with the delectable skin, provides a nice bouncy texture to the dish, making it one of the most tender soya sauce chickens around. With its secret homemade sauce, it's a dish that's sure to leave a sweet memory in couples' minds!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ Tue 7pm - 12am, Wed 9am - 4pm, Sat 9am - 4pm, Sun 7am - 4pm

Jin Ji Teochew Braised Duck

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If you love duck rice, this is the perfect stall for you! Jin Ji's signature dish, the Bento Combo Jumbo Set, offers a combination of sweet daikon, braised duck, soft-boiled egg, offal, pork belly, pickled vegetables, and yam rice molded into tiny balls for just $8!

Additionally, the side of aromatic herbal soup and sambal chili dip add depth of flavor to the meal, making it a truly enjoyable and satisfying dining experience for couples. Don't forget to share your photos on social media to showcase your unique meal and make your friends envious of your romantic outing!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ 9am - 6pm (Close on Friday)

Ann Chin Popiah

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Be sure to check out Ann Chin Popiah, one of the most popular stalls in the area. Since 1958, they have been serving up their famous made-to-order popiah, earning them a shoutout in the Michelin Guide!

For just $2 each, you'll enjoy a generous serving of turnip, carrots, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, and hard-boiled egg, all wrapped in their delicate house-made popiah skin and drizzled with garlic and sweet sauce.

They also have multiple outlets across the island, including a halal-certified branch at Upper Thomson. Don't miss out on this iconic hawker stall and taste the legacy of Ann Chin Popiah!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ 8am - 7pm (Daily)

Pan Ji Cooked Food

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Take a trip down memory lane with your loved one at Pan Ji Cooked Food, a family-owned hawker stall that has been serving up traditional snacks since the 1980s. Don't miss their handmade sachima, also known as honey crackers, which are sweet, crunchy, and made with love.

As the last hawker stall in Singapore to still make handmade sachima, you and your partner can experience a unique taste of history. Try the sachima in three different sizes starting at $2.80, and pair it with other fried dough treats like sesame-studded Xiao Kou Zao ($4.50) or swirly Dan San ($1.80) dipped in sugar syrup. Enjoy a romantic and nostalgic date with your special someone at Pan Ji Cooked Food!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ 8am - 3pm (Daily)

Fatty Ox HK Kitchen

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Located at the end of Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Fatty Ox HK Kitchen is a must-visit for fans of Cantonese-style egg noodles. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including Char Siu Noodles($5) and Beef Brisket Noodles($4) but the highlight is undoubtedly their roast meats. If you're having trouble deciding what to order, consider getting one of their assorted meat platters!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ 7:30am - 2:30pm (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao

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Get ready to indulge in authentic Sichuan cuisine at Zhong Guo La Mian Xiao Long Bao, a family-run stall that serves up delicious dishes such as beef noodles and dan dan noodles. But what they're truly famous for is their hand-made xiao long bao, filled with a savory broth that's cooked for up to 12 hours. At just $7 for 10 pieces, it's no wonder this dish has earned them a Michelin Plate!

Don't miss out on their highly-raved La Mian with Fried Bean Sauce, also known as zha jiang mian. For just $4, you'll enjoy a generous portion of thin noodles coated in a rich savory bean sauce that will leave you craving for more!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ 11:30 am - 3pm | 5pm - 8:30 pm (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Smith Street Tapas

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Looking for a unique and relaxed spot after all the food? Check out Smith Street Taps, a hawker beer bar that offers a great selection of local and international craft beers on tap! For just $14, you and your partner can try out up to 20 different types of beers, including the popular Saturday Saranghae from Alive Brewing and Siren Craft Brew from Britain. If you're a fan of Japanese beers, you'll be pleased to know that Sapporo beer is also on the menu!

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๐Ÿ•ฅ Tue - Thu, 6pm - 11:30pm | Fri, 6pm - 11pm | Sat, 2pm - 11pm (Closed on Sunday)

Happy exploring Chinatown with bae! โœจ๐Ÿฅฐ

with Love,

The Dateideas Team

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