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.

Food: 4/5

Ambience: 3.5/5

Value for money: 4.5/5

 

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*BiTES dined incognito and paid for our own meal.