1. Xin Heng Kee Chicken Rice (#01-14)
Succulent roast chicken, lightly crispy roast pork and lean char siew (3-in-1 roast meat rice, $4).
2. Good Spice Carrot Cake (#01-20)
They’ve been dishing out eggy carrot cake for over a decade with old tools (black $1.50, white $1.50).
3. Min Hiang (#01-21)
Soya bean ($0.60) + chin chow (grass jelly, $0.60) = ’Michael Jackson’ ($0.60).
4. Yean Heng (#01-32)
The star was the crispy pancake ($0.60)–crushed peanuts cascaded out with every noisy bite.
5. Indo-Asian Delights (#01-49)
Order up yummy handmade kuehs here: Onde-onde ($0.50), ang ku kueh ($0.70) and kueh dadar ($0.70).
6. Pek Kio Handmade Chwee Kueh (#01-28)
It’s not bad, but in lieu of stomach space you can skip the large chwee kueh with shrimp cai po ($1.30).
7. Pin Wei Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (#01-25)
Get the abalone version ($16.80) if you want to splurge. Others: scallop ($4.50), prawn ($4), char siew ($3).
8. Tong Siew (#01-23)
Serves $4 Teochew ohr neng (plain oyster omelette). Pity it was not open for breakfast.
6. Kedongdong Specialist (#01-27)
The sweet-sour tropical fruit drink was out of stock ($2.50) when we were there.
Where: Pek Kio Market & Food Centre, 41A Cambridge Road (Owen Road)
Verdict: True-blue Singaporean flavours, especially in the smooth chee cheong fun, carrot cake, heaping 3-in-1 roast meat plate and peanut pancake.
Value for money: 4.5/5
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*BiTES dined incognito and paid for our own meal.