7 Maxwell Road, Amoy St
Lunchtime expedition doesn’t just stop at Maxwell Food Centre. In fact, Amoy Food Centre is another pitstop where foodies hang out not just for lunch but also for a hearty breakfast.
Coffee Break, situated at level 2, never fails to draw a huge crowd with its unique toast-and-coffee offerings every morning. This coffee business has been around since 1935, and now that it is in the hands of the third generation, you can certainly find modern interpretations of coffee flavours like Macadamia, Caramel Rum, Sea Salt Mint and more. Surprisingly, they are exceptionally delicious and quality ingredients like arabica beans and nanyan beans have been used to ensure that customers get the best value out of it.
If you have a sheer love for traditional hand-made Teochew kueh, then you have to patronise Cha Dian. Here, Cha Dian specialises in a whole range of savoury, vegetable-stuffed kueh that come either steamed or fried. The outer layer is never overly thick and the filings are generous. Topped with an extra dollop of dark sweet sauce, that’s simply perfect for a quick snack.
Fusion food is not a new concept but a dish that infuses noth Japanese elements and Indonesian flavours is rarely spotted. At Amoy, this is what makes Rayyan’s Waroeng Penyet stand out among the rest. Inspired by Japanese Don, the owners created a Balinese-Japanese fusion dish – Balinesé Gyudon served with Japanese rice, caramelized chicken chunks, a variety of spices and a poached egg. Every bite into the ingredients delivers a punchy flavor and terrific fragrance which to some, the flavor combination is simply gratifying. Amoy Food Centre is home to great eats. If you are still craving for more, you can try out other local or contemporary fusion delicacies at Thami’s, Kinobe, Wah Kee Noodles and Hakka Yong Tau Foo too!
If you are a fusion-food lover, you’re in luck. Without having to get on the next flight out to Japan, you get to indulge in a bowl of Wagyu beef donburi for just $10. Imagine the delicate slices of roasted wagyu dressed on top of a mound of Japanese short-grained rice coated in spicy rich sriracha sauce. Oh, and not forgetting the finishing touch — an onsen egg carefully topped off the mountain of treasure. Just $10? Yes, it’s definitely a steal!
Next to the murals at Amoy Food Centre, you can easily find A Noodle Story, well recognized by Michelin Bib Gourmand Guide since 2016. Do not expect authentic ramen at A Noodle Story, rather be prepared to taste a premium rendition of wanton mee and prawn mee with a Japanese ramen twist. You can catch how our “hawkerpreneurs” cleverly take our local delicacies a step further by infusing Japanese cuisine into their creation right at their stall. They serve up springy, umami-laden noodles adorned with tender slices of 36-hour sous vide pork belly char siew, a crispy potato-wrapped prawn, large succulent wantons, an onsen egg that will make you salivate even before you start digging in.