Hill Street Char Kway Teow: Best in Singapore?

Char Kuay Teow Singapore

Char Kway Teow has a very important position in my heart. It is the Singapore local food that I missed the most when I went for holiday in Sydney. Ever since I started this Singapore Food Blog three years ago, I have been on the look out for the Best Char Kway Teow in Singapore.

Given a choice between a plate of char kway teow against the other Singapore local food like chicken rice, or bak kut teh, I will definitely go for the former. Our hunt for the best char kway teow in Singapore brings us to Hill Street Char Kway Teow at Bedok South road food market.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow is famous for serving up plates and plates of the delicious stirred fried noodle. They are probably one of the few stalls that most people will think of when it comes to best char kuay teow in Singapore.

Hill Street Char Kuay Teow

Dear fans of Hill Street Char kway teow, I am not saying that your beloved char kway teow is not good, but the problem is it isn’t wet enough, and maybe it isn’t my type of char kway teow.

The more sinful it is, the better!

To me, a plate of good char kway teow should be oily and moist enough. For the healthy conscious folks, I am sorry, but char kway teow must be oily! Nobody, I repeat, nobody can resist a plate of luscious and aromatic char kway teow.

I wouldn’t mind if there’s no queue, but to wait 20-25 minutes for it is kind of insane, and I probably will not go all the way to Bedok South just for it.

Honestly, I went there with high hopes, thinking that this could be the one – you know – the best char kway teow in Singapore. I am not sure if it’s a case of over expectation, unfortunately Hill Street Char Kway Teow didn’t wow us. It was good, but not good enough to be the best char kway teow in Singapore. My personal favorite is still the No 18 Zion Road Char Kway Teow.

Hill Street Fried kway teow

Many readers have asked me to blog more about our popular hawker food in Singapore through formspring and twitter. In case you are not following me on twitter, I went on a hawker food hunt with Miss Tam Chiak last weekend, and I will be blogging a series of Best hawker food in Bedok next.

Hawker Food Review
Hill Street Char Kway Teow
Blk 16 Bedok South Road
#01-187 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre
Tel: +65 9042 1312

27 COMMENTS

Hey actually yeah…never realised it but this CKT is more dry than others, which is probably why I like it so much (plus the flavours and wok hei is marvellous). I hate wet, sloppy, mushy kway teow!!

I must disagree as personally I think this is the best I had and I must eat it each time I go back to singapore. I always ask for extra see hum and lard cubes. Soo… good.
My girlfriend tried converting me to Zion CKT but like you I stand by my favourite. If only if I can pack them into oz I would be happiest ever!

I am the opposite of you, when I ordered Char Kway Teow, I actually request for less oil.. ( cause I thought Char Kuey Teow is really sinful)

I like Golden Mile Hawker Centre Char Kuey Teow,( with a LCD TV infront of the stall featuring commercials of its char kuey teow).. I find its less oily and it is topped with green vegetables ( opps, I guess not your type of Char Kuey Teow since its not really oily.

Hill Street fried Kway Teow is only average, dont know why so many people like.. But the Twa Hwa Ba Chor Mee infront of the char kway teow stall, serves very good Ba Chor Mee.. it belongs to the same family of the famous Lavender Twa Hwa ba Chor mee, but this one is much nicer and cheaper!

On the contrary, I actually prefer my CKT dry rather than moist. Usually the Malay style of CKT will be wetter than the traditional Chinese version of CKT.

Personal opinion though, for I still admire the lardy, smoky aroma of any good CKT. And must be spicy.

My favourite ckt is at Seah Im Food Centre opp. vivocity. Moist blackened noodles, lard and everything you want for $2. Just make sure you upsize it to about $4 because 2 is never enough..
I eat it without chilli because I feel chilli really messes up the wok fried taste.

camemberu: hahahaha i prefer the wetter, moist char kuay teow! :p

Maureen: Evil twin, when are you going to blog about it?

Jessica: extra cockles and pork lard? wow i am impressed, not many girls dare to eat those stuff! hee looks like i can be good friend with your girlfriend, we share the same taste buds!

sammicheng: Really? Nope there’s no kangkong! when’s the last time u had the hill street char kway teow?

pammiez: BOO! now you make me want to buy an air ticket and fly over asap!

sharon: but but char kway teow is meant to be sinful! ah the golden mile char kway teow, been hearing a lot about it, will drop by soon, thanks for the tip-off! actually i love vegetables, thats why i love the char kway teows that have lots of beansprout in it!

lotsofcraving: pork lard is what makes char kway teow ticks :D

j2kfm: hahaha we are completely opposite, i prefer it moist and no chili as i want to taste the sweetness of it

pat: I KNOW THAT ONE! haha i tried it before, for 2 bucks, it’s one of the cheapest and good char kway teow around. Yeah me too, i don’t like chilli with it

well, mt two cents here
iafter tasting more than 10 Char kway teow, indeed, the Bedok Hill Street Char Kawy teow is still tops, but i agree with you that travellling to Bedok just for this may seem to be too much
for a quick fix yet still godd, Zion’s version is also quite good.
Ming kee in Beo Cresent is also good, if you are in the area

Happy Garden in AMK Central Hawker centre near to the old Jubilee cinema. It is wet, sticky, sweet and loaded with cockles!

Avoid the drink stall next to it, seemed to be run by gnomes from hell.

best CKT would be one with “wok hei” and lard that complements the aroma. No soggy fried kway teow pls, too much moist comes from too much stock added during simmering, spoils the “wok hei”.

sammicheng: oops! that’s quite a long time ago right? : p

mike: there’s a Beo Cresent in Singapore? I have never heard of that place!

xiix: wet, sticky, sweet? I will be there!

LJ: yea man i will be blogging on them next week!

a little yummies: Don’t lurk, drop by and say hi often okay? make a to-do-list of the places u want to try in Singapore

cole: yea wok hei is very important. Nope by moist i don’t mean soggy, just slightly wetter! where’s your favorite CKT?

Hillstreet Char Kway Tiao was only good when it was at Hillstreet. Strangely.

Anyway, have you tried the Hong Lim (Outrum). That’s THE BEST

I also like the one at Pasir Panjang. It is also green and 10 times better than the one at Golden Mile, partly cos the uncle uses chai poh in the CKT. Here’s the address

Heng Huat Fried Kway Teow
121 Pasir Panjang Road
Pasir Panjang Food Centre
5 miles Stall #01-36
11am to 9.30pm
Closed on Sundays and PH

Hill Street CKT originally was just a roadside stall near the ??? where they use the canvas to make it as shelter and eventually move to hill street hawker centre. When it was in hill street their stall name is only ???. At bedok, they name it as hill street CKT. i could’nt recognise the boss as it was years back when i last went there.The taste of the food now was very much different from the old days. i am wondering whether it was the same CKT stall that i used to patronise,because there were 2 stall during the days at hill street.No exaggerate,if you have try the CKT during the old days,you will say this is best CKT in singapore.

sorry, the chinese didn’t appear, it should be near the tong ji yuan and the name is only chao guo tiao.

Hi, do you know if the CKT stall has relocated somewhere temporarily because the Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre is closed and now undergoing major renovation? Thanks for your advice please. :)

I never liked it even though it is only a 5 minute walk away from my house.
I guess it is just my picky tastebuds. I find most Singaporean cuisine too oily for my liking. I love Punggol Nasi Lemak though, I have not found a better Nasi Lemak.

Hi.
We just started out a humble cafe in Pine Grove condo. However, our Char Koay Teow is our best seller by far. I was wondering if you would be interested to drop by n give it a try? It is open to public with free parking. Tue to Sat opened fr 7am to 10pm, Sun 5pm to 10pm :)

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