Maxwell Food Centre
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- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsJun 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.Recommended for:
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4First to ReviewNov 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.Recommended for:
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsNov 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.Recommended for:
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 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.Recommended for:
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Nov 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.
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 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.
- Maxwell Food CentreAug 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.
- Maxwell Food CentreMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 3Jul 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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Aliases: Maxwell Food Center, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, Maxwell Road Hawker Center