Zion Riverside Food Centre food guide
River Valley Road is a snaking road of private properties and popular eating spots such as Boon Tong Kee and Spize. Despite being an atas area, you can still find cheap grub at Zion Riverside Food Centre. Located right in front of the Singapore River, it is a haven of good food albeit being one of the smallest food centres.
They have recently undergone a five-month renovation stretch, but have now reopened, which gives you all the incentive to pay them a visit. Here are our picks of food you should try when you’re at Zion Riverside Food Centre.
1. No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow
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When talking about the food at Zion Riverside Food Centre, No. 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow tops the list without fail. Laden with pork lard and wok hei, many customers fall head over heels for their popular Char Kway Teow ($4/$5/$6). Not only is the portion substantial, but the dish also doesn’t lack in the taste department. Every mouthful is a blessing; the matrimony of savoury soya sauce, crispy lard, and a breath of the wok packs a flavoursome mouthful that hits all the right spots.
Unit number: #01-17
Opening hours: Daily 12:30pm to 9pm (closed on alternate Mondays)
2. Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck
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Another crowd-favourite would be Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck. This stall has a queue even during non-peak hours.
Their kway chap, priced from $3.50, comes with a substantial amount of pig’s intestines, braised duck meat, hard-boiled eggs, and tofu. It is then drenched in savoury lor which seals the deal for most customers. Dip the tender duck meat into the thick sambal for an added