Zion Riverside Food Centre has reopened and here’s what to expect

by Natalie Lim

Zion Riverside Food Centre has recently reopened for business and there’s already a bustling crowd of visitors. 

Situated at the opposite of Great World shopping mall, the hawker is well-loved by many heartlanders and often welcomes office workers that are looking for an affordable lunch fix.

The popular food centre closed on 1 November 2020, due to repair and redecoration works. It was initially slated for reopening on 1 March 2021, but renovation works were extended. 

And now, they’re back after a five-month hiatus.

Food at Zion Riverside Food Centre 

No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow

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Patronised by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong himself, No.18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow is no stranger to Singaporeans. The rice noodles are drenched in sweet soy sauce and stir-fried with a bountiful amount of ingredients such as cockles, fishcakes, Chinese sausages, bean sprouts and eggs. 

Packed with wok hei, the dish is then topped with crispy pieces of pork lard for the ultimate indulgence.

📍 Zion Riverside Food Centre, #01-17
🗓️ 12pm–9pm (Daily)

Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle

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And perhaps the second greatest contender of Zion Riverside Food Centre would be Zion Road Big Prawn Noodle, which was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand.

The bowls are priced from S$6 to S$25, with the juicy and succulent prawns as the star of the show. Dry and soup noodles are available for ordering, but we recommend going for the dry version. The dry noodles are tossed with a flavorful chili sauce, which pairs well with the umami-filled soup, enriched with the sweetness of pork ribs and prawns.

📍 Zion Riverside Food Centre, #01-04
🗓️ 11am–10.30pm (Tues–Sun), Closed Mon

Ah Wang La Mian Xiao Long Bao

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It’s fairly difficult to find a decent tray of Xiao Long Bao at hawker centres, but Ah Wang La Mian Xiao Long Bao does it pretty well. The Xiao Long Bao here is sold for S$5 for seven pieces, while the Pan-Fried Dumplings go for S$6.50 for 10 pieces.

Specialising in Chinese cuisine, the stall also serves hearty bowls of Beef Noodle Soup (S$4), Zha Jiang Mian (S$4), Sour & Spicy Noodles (S$3.50) and Dan Dan Noodles (S$4.50).

📍 Zion Riverside Food Centre, #01-22
🗓️ 11am–10pm (Tues–Sun), Closed Mon

Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck

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Despite its name, Boon Tong Kee Kway Chap Braised Duck is not affiliated with the famous chicken rice chain. Instead, this stall is known for its kway chap and tender braised duck, which are infused with many flavorful herbs. 

The kway chap set comes along with braised ingredients such as tau pok, pig intestines, pork belly, duck meat and an egg. Coated with a velvety sauce, it’s a robust dish that’ll leave you wanting more. 

📍 Zion Riverside Food Centre, #01-24
🗓️ 11am–10pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs–Sun), Closed Mon

Seng Huat Western Food

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For western fare, Seng Huat Western Food sells old-school western classics such as Pork Chop (S$6.50), Chicken Cutlet (S$6.50) and the very affordable Chicken Chop Rice ($4). 

The chops are served with crinkle-cut fries, crispy garlic bread and a dollop of baked beans. These are not special ingredients, but they offer comfort for any Singaporean that’s craving for western hawker food. 

📍 Zion Riverside Food Centre, #01-12
🗓️ 11am–10pm (Tues–Sun), Closed Mon

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📍 70 Zion Road, Singapore 247792

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