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Newton Food Centre


Newton Food CentreNewton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)


Newton Food Centre (GPS: 1.31156, 103.83941; Simplified/Traditional Chinese: 纽顿熟食中心, Pinyin: Niǔdùn Shúshí Zhōngxīn) is one of the most popular hawker centres in Singapore. It is located to the immediate south of the Newton Circus, in Newton, Singapore.

Although Newton Food Centre dates back to 1971, the present incarnation dates to 9 July, 2006, when it was officially reopened by Ms Indranee Thurai Rajah, the Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC. This hawker centre was one of the early ones created by the Singapore government to move hawkers from the streets into permanent locations, for sanitary and hygiene concerns.

The Newton Food Centre closed for a complete makeover in 2005. During that time, the hawkers were relocated to a temporary site off Bukit Timah Road, which was not the most ideal, as it lacked parking space.

Going to Newton Food Centre

The nearest MRT Station is the Newton MRT Station (DT11/NS21), which is 210 meters on foot from Newton Food Centre. By bus, the nearest bus stop (ID 40031) is served by bus 48, 66, 67, 170, 170A and 960. If you go by car, turn in at Clemenceau Ave N.

Newton Food CentreThe main entrance to Newton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)


Newton Food CentreThe central courtyard of Newton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)


Newton Food CentreHawker stalls line the cloister that surrounds the courtyard of Newton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)

Newton Food Centre on Google Maps Street View

Newton Food Centre (March 2009)

Newton Food Centre is on the map of Newton

My visit to Newton Food Centre

I visited the Newton Food Centre on 27 July, 207. I was brought there by Singapore's food oracle, KF Seetoh, who wanted to introduce me to the food available at the hawker centre.

Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette

The first stall we visited was Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette. The stall has passed from father to son, so now it is the son who does the stir frying, while the mother helps out. Seetoh ordered a dish of oyster omelette. The oysters are big, fresh and succulent. Unlike in Penang, they are fried separately from the egg, so they do not mix together. This is how it looks like.



Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, Newton Food CentreHup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, Newton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)


KF Seetoh ordering from the Hup Kee Oyster Omelette stallKF Seetoh ordering from the Hup Kee Oyster Omelette stall (27 July, 2017)


Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, Newton Food CentreThe Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette stall (27 July, 2017)


Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, Newton Food CentreThe Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette stall (27 July, 2017)

Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee Stall

The second stall we patronised was Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee stall. The stall has big pails filled with fishballs. Seetoh ordered a bowl of "Fishball Mee Dry" for mee. It has noodles that looked like thick wanton noodles. The fishballs were big and bouncy. Next to them are the wanton, which are translucent. Everything was delicious and I wanted to finish the whole bowl, but Seetoh cautioned me not to finish everything, because he was going to take me to yet another stall.

Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee stallSoon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee stall (27 July, 2017)


Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee stallPails of fishballs at the Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee stall (27 July, 2017)


Soon Wah Fishball Mee DrySoon Wah Fishball Mee Dry (27 July, 2017)


KF Seetoh with Soon Wah Fishball Noodle"Say aaammmh!" KF Seetoh with Soon Wah Fishball Noodle (27 July, 2017)


KF Seetoh and I having a wefieKF Seetoh and I having a wefie at Newton Food Centre (27 July, 2017)

Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge 光记潮洲鱼粥

The third and final stall we visited at Newton Food Centre was this one, Kwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge, located on a different side of the hawker centre. It sells Teochew porridge, a watery porridge with greens and chunks of fish meat. I enjoyed the succulent pieces of fish meat as well as the soup itself. I ate mostly the meat, and not much of the rice porridge, as I was getting quite full.

Kwang Kee Teochew Fish PorridgeKwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (27 July, 2017)


Kwang Kee Teochew Fish PorridgeKwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (27 July, 2017)


Kwang Kee Teochew Fish PorridgeKwang Kee Teochew Fish Porridge (27 July, 2017)

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