For dinner, I took the bus over to the Old Airport Road Food Centre on 51 Old Airport Road, which is a stretch of hawker stalls crammed into what looks like an enormous open-air parking structure.  It’s also one of the best hawker centers in town.  Most of the action is on the first floor, where there are a crazy number of stalls, each specializing in something different.

House of Haos Old Airport Road Food Centre SingaporeI had a second dinner to go to at Sin Huat with a few friends from university, so knowing that I would have some version of crab, I avoided ordering it at the food centre.  However, I found a place to grab a small plate of cereal prawns, another Singaporean seafood classic.  Fried head-on jumbo prawns covered in a loose batter of cereal flakes.  Fearful of destroying my appetite, I only ordered this and a small bowl of rice, without any accompanying dishes.House of Haos Old Airport Road Food Centre Singapore Happiness Seafood House of Haos Old Airport Road Food Centre Singapore Cereal PrawnsThe prawns themselves were a bit dry, but I like the texture of the cereal as a batter – it doesn’t overwhelm what can be excellent seafood (alas, if they hadn’t been dry).  Clearly I wasn’t worried about overeating, since I snuck in a small bowl of tofu (as a palate cleanser of sorts?) from Lao Ban Soya Beancurd.  Really smooth, delicious and clean soy flavor, with a pleasant sweetness.  Coincidentally, it was an editor’s pick on Hungrygowhere’s list of best beancurds in Singapore (there’s a list, apparently), so I kind of stumbled into something special.House of Haos Old Airport Road Food Centre Singapore Cold Tofu DessertWhat can I say?  I’m a glutton for punishment.

Happiness Seafood
#01-113, Old Airport Road Food Centre
51 Old Airport Road (hungrygowhere)

Lao Ban Soya Beancurd
#01-127, Old Airport Road Hawker Centre
51 Old Airport Road (hungrygowhere)

 

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