The Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre (Marine Parade Hawker Centre) is a popular and long-standing hawker center located in the Joo Chiat / Katong area of Singapore. An authentic and traditional foodie destination, it has largely resisted efforts to change and upgrade over the years, with stall owners voting instead to leave things the way they are.
There are all manner of dishes to try at the Marine Parade food center, and one of the main problems is choosing what to fill up on, as the choice can be overwhelming. Take a stroll around the many stalls and choose from dim sum, curry puffs, seafood soup, a variety of vegetarian options, and a dazzlingly array of noodle dishes. This is also a good place to try out the traditional Malay national dish, nasi lemak.
A must for foodies, the Marine Parade Food Centre can be enjoyed as part of a Singapore hawker center food tour, which includes a walk around the vibrant neighborhoods and hawker centers of Chinatown, Geylang, and Little India.
Insider’s Tip: Mr Wong’s Seremban Beef Noodles is one stall to look out for. Mr Wong serves up noodles in a unique gravy sauce that packs a sweet punch that goes well with the kick of his chili sauce and the bitterness of the salted vegetables. Sesame seeds and roasted peanuts add a further layer of complexity to the flavor.
If not arriving via a hotel transfer as part of an organized tour, you can reach the Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre by taking a taxi, or by using a number 36, 48, 196, or 197 bus.