6 things you must know about the new hipster Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

January 26, 2018
  • First hawker centre in the estate
    1 / 8 First hawker centre in the estate

    After years of waiting, Pasir Ris Town finally got its first hawker centre – and it’s a place that offers traditional and hipster cuisines at affordable prices, as well as a taste of the arts and music.

     

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  • Spread over 2 floors
    2 / 8 Spread over 2 floors

    Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre, which officially opened on Jan 25, 2018, has 770 seats with 42 stalls on two floors and overlooks Pasir Ris Park.

    Twenty stalls on the ground floor sell popular local dishes, while 22 stalls on the second floor offer cuisines such as rice bowls with wagyu beef and Thai boat noodles.

    Related: 10 must-try stalls at the new hipster Yishun Park Hawker Centre

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  • Healthy and affordable meals
    3 / 8 Healthy and affordable meals

    The hawker centre is managed by NTUC Foodfare, a social enterprise tasked with keeping meals healthy and affordable for Singaporeans.

    At least two dishes at every stall will be labelled as budget meals – offering patrons affordable and quality food, said NTUC Foodfare. Budget meal prices at the stalls on the first level cost a maximum of $2.80, but prices will vary at the hipster stalls.

    Mr Poh Chee Eng, 28, Owner of Fully Good Food, is pictured holding a bowl of prawn noodles which cost $2.80.

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  • Young hawkers
    4 / 8 Young hawkers

    The hawker centre provides an opportunity in entrepreneurship for aspiring hipster hawkers like Ms Cheryl Tan, 24 (pictured).

    After working as a pastry chef in hotels and restaurants for more than three years, she quit her job and set up a stall with two friends from her culinary course at Temasek Polytechnic.

    Their stall Tasty Street sells donburi – fusion rice bowls with ingredients like wagyu beef, deep fried tofu and sous vide chicken breast. In the photo, she holds a iberico lor bah bowl, which costs $6.50.

    Related: These are the healthier Singapore hawker dishes that pregnant mums should eat

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  • Cajun on Wheels Express
    5 / 8 Cajun on Wheels Express

    Other younger hawkers include Nur Aishah Binte Jamaludin, 26, owner of Cajun On Wheels Express  (pictured holding Sambal Chilli Egg sauce, which costs $2)

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  • Korean fried chicken
    6 / 8 Korean fried chicken

    as well as Cheryl Sou, 27, owner of Seoul Shiok. It sells Korean fried chicken.

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  • Clear your own tray
    7 / 8 Clear your own tray

    Healthier meals under 500 calories are also offered, marked with the Healthier Choice symbol by the Health Promotion Board (HPB).

    The hawker centre also features centralised dishwashing and common crockery systems. Diners will also have to clear their own trays.

     

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  • Kids' area coming up
    8 / 8 Kids' area coming up

    Cashless payment service is available. Diners can use their Plus! cards, Plus! Pay or DBS Paylah! on the mobile application Foodfare.

    By mid-2018, they can order food via the app – wherever they are – and collect it from the hawker centre, said an NTUC Foodfare spokesman.

    Visitors can also attend events at the hawker centre such as art markets, craft fairs and music gigs. A kids’ area is also in the works.

    A version of this story first appeared in Asiaone.

    (Photos: ST)

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