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Maxwell Food Centre

1 Kadayanallur St., Singapore 069184 Singapore
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  • Maxwell Food CentrePro 2014
    Leow Cheng Lam
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    4 Jul 18, 2014

    Many hawkers sold various type of Chinese food, but the most popular is Hainan Chicken Rice, the price here quite reasonable and may people have their lunch here.

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  • Maxwell Food CentrePro 2014
    gummy boots
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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    If you're in Chinatown, a good place to sample a variety of food is Maxwell Food Centre. It gets packed at lunch with all the people from the offices nearby. Generally, you can't go wrong with the stores with the queues - Tian Tian chicken rice and the fish soup store at the end of the centre. Local Tip: You'll notice locals reserving seats with tissue paper packets (only in Singapore)

    (The scoop with Tian Tian)
    Tian Tian has recently been in media spotlight when Chef Gordan Ramsy decided to battle it out (culinary-wise) with the chicken rice cooks. Chef Ramsy lost of course.

    And the latest news amongst foodies in-the-know: Tian Tian's head chef has left to start his own store Ah Tai's Chicken rice (just 3 doors away) I tried both and they're about the same standard. I am told that Wee Nam Kee chicken rice is better.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 03, 2013

    A good hawker (i.e., street food) center conveniently located near China Town. A great place to sample a variety of local food. The chicken rice stall midway down the first row is legendary.. just wish I could remember the name.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Eric Laye
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    5 Nov 02, 2013

    A great outdoor food court-ish "hawker center". A must for anyone curious about the different cuisines of the melting pot of Singapore. Take your time to browse the various stalls before making your decision. There are so many options, you'll want to make sure you don't miss a hidden gem. Many first time visitors can watch to see which stalls have the queues of locals lining up, I'd wager those are the best vendors.

    Personally, I recommend grabbing a plate of chicken rice from one of the very capable vendors. Tian Tian has long been the favored vendor, but I hear the former chef there has setup his own stall at An-Tai.

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  • Maxwell Food CentrePro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Aug 02, 2013

    Despite the sweltering heat, I loved eating here due to the wide variety of delicious food served. The fruit drinks are a welcome respite from the humidity and the famous chicken and rice stand, which was featured in an episode of "No Reservations," is located here.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Joanne G.
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    5 Nov 04, 2013

    Back in the day when I lived in Singapore for a bit, I'd walk to Maxwell nearly every weekend for a meal of some sort. Nowadays, I have to make at least one stop in when I'm in town.

    Maxwell is as old school as it gets when it comes to hawker centers in Singapore, the variety is awesome, and quality top notch. I mean, even Anthony Bourdain has eaten chicken rice here!

    So yeah, Tian Tian Chicken Rice is a must-visit, but so are some of the other stalls: rice porridge with century egg, char kuey teow, carrot cake, popiah, hot soya bean milk, aloe vera juice, sugar cane juice. Pretty much everything you could want in terms of hawker food.

    So much goodness in one location.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Steven Hopkinson
    4 Nov 19, 2012

    Great place. Currently under renovation. Assume it should be back in operation by Jan 2013. Double check before heading over there.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    John H.
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    5 Sep 26, 2012

    A great food that holds the place where I had probably the best Hainan Chicken Rice ever. The stall is called Tian Tian and there is a line when I came and I line when I left. It's a bit aways from what one may consider a close train stop, but it's worth it to walk through some of the colonial looking neighborhoods. The stalls all had great aromas coming out of them and there is quite a crowd at lunch time.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    cece
    3 Aug 10, 2012

    Super crowded and long lines. Impossible to find a vacant table. On "No Reservations," Anthony Bourdain recommended Tian TIan's chicken and rice dish, which I didn't find it to be all that exciting. Lots of variety and food stalls, but always super packed.

    Maxwell Road Food Centre. Overhyped. Not on the top of my To Do list.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    james nelson
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Ignore the heat and come into this massive semi-inside building housing kiosks serving delicious and cheap food.
    Try the chicken rice, maybe one of the greatest dishes ever made, and wash it down with a ice cold lime juice.

    When in doubt get in the longest line and eat what the locals are having. A must do in Singapore,

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Tomoaki Eto
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    この手のホーカー(屋台)が多数あり。安くてうまいシンガポールのホーカーははしごして巡るのがおすすめ。

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
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    1 Jun 15, 2014

    Super crowded and filthy. Often you'll see bugs and insects crawls near/within the stalls.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Menske
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    3 Aug 24, 2013

    not for me, but when you like lots and lots of food...be there

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    Trisha Buendia Mitzelfelt
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    5 Jun 16, 2013
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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Xkipp Lim
    5 Dec 11, 2012

    Huge variety of food. Great food

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Fritz Demopoulos
    5 Oct 31, 2012

    Hawker food couldn't be better. Don't forget to try the juices in a 1 litre mug.

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Chi Kit
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice and Lao Ban Beancurd!

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    Julius Ducay
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    sgssdgsd

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  • Maxwell Food Centre
    Rebecca
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Very local, very authentic. This is a hawker center with lots of food options, mostly Chinese.

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    3 Apr 14, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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Stop into the Maxwell Food Centre for the famous Hainanese chicken rice, fish soup, porridge and a number of other Singaporean and Chinese favorites. This food court gets busy, so be prepared to wait in some lines.

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Aliases: Maxwell Food Center, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Maxwell Road Hawker Center