Marine Terrace at Block 50A Marine Parade is a veritable gold mine of good local eats. And like most “local” market with a hawker centre attached, the customers are 100% locals. Quality of cooking here tend to be higher than the downtown hawker centres with high turnover (e.g. Maxwell Road, Amoy Street, etc.)
- One of my fave stalls here is Warong Wak Nakem for its Malay lontong: compressed rice cakes topped with “sayur lodeh”, a spicy, rich vegetable soup/stew, made sweet with cabbage, and with tofu, long beans, tempe and hard-boiled egg, topped with “serondeng”, a fragrant, toasted and lightly-spiced grated coconut mix.
The economy beehoon mee, garnished with fried egg and luncheon meat, there is pretty average, though I still must have it as a matter of habit.
Perhaps the best-known stall there is Bee Bee Fried Carrot Cake - because Singapore’s first Olympic gold medallist, Joseph Schooling, said it was his favourite hawker stall
You need to be early here - the wait can be long (15-20 minutes) and they sell out by 10-10.30am.
The “carrot cake” - more like radish-and rice flour cakes - were fried with salted radish, garlic, eggs, and seasoned with soysauce and chilli paste. Served topped with chopped scallions.
- Another popular stall is the peanut pancake stall. Also offers grated coconut filling. Both are good.