There are 2 favourite markets that I love to go to in Singapore.They are Geylang Serai Market in the eastern side and Tekka Market in the southern side.
(pic showing Deepavali street lightings and decorations)
I can spend endless hours here provided its not crowded.And how to beat the crowd? By being there as early as the market vendors.Hee!
Aside from the cheap bargains of groceries ,poultry,meat and bountiful local/regional produce veggies and fruits,they housed some incredible food haunts under one roof.Ive been thru these market decades and I have not covered all the stalls yet.Its endless, and my bottomless pits cannot cover them all?
That speaks of its wide varieties of food sold here.And best of them all, either they are muslim-owned stalls or HALAL-certified stalls.So if u are a tourist and u are looking forward to some YUMMY HALAL food, just head straight to these markets, for sure u wont be disappointed,insya-Allah.
Both markets had been under renovations for better cleanliness and major spruce up…to make it more chic….
Let’s have breakfast at Tekka Market…
travel tip/trick: If u want to visit a market and u are on a shoestring budget,ensure that u have ur breakfast too.Cos when u visit markets on empty tummy, u will buy anything and everything that caught ur fancy and when u reached home, u realised that many will be wasted and $$ will be depleted….
Ok,what shall I have? Hmm…
I love their dosai….with soft springy appam eaten with red sugar…YUM!
This is another favourite spot.When the market is busy, I will go to this row and enjoy egg pratas and teh tarik next door…
Ya know what? I have no idea where did this chappati comes from? I think its near the the famous Allaudin Briyani. But Chappati is one healthy meal.Normally eaten with mutton keema. Indians don’t normally served beef meat.YUM!
I like the prata below…as u can see from the pic, it looks yummy!
Here, u can even find Briyani rice as early as 7.30am…
Im not really a Malay kueh fan.But this shop make me one….Whenever Im in the vicinity, I will walk all the way just to have this “talam ubi” (brown and white) kueh.The white is saltish and the brown is sweet.It is steamed to perfection.Even the rest of the kuehs tasted so good….
I saw many have those hot and piping vegetarian popiahs (springrolls) for work.Best eaten when its hot and dip in those chilli sauce!Curry puff is alright…
If Noor Asian is open,normally during lunch hour onwards, I will have my favourite fritters.Im not sure whether they are plantains or bananas…but anyway, I like the fried pisang raja and adores the fried pisang nangka….and not forgetting the fried cempedak balls! Best eaten with the teh halia (teh sarbat -ginger tea) from MAYA Mohan next door.
Once we finished up our meals, its SHOPPING TIME!!
This grocery stall sells curry powders and assortments of spices.Below is the blended chilli paste (red),garlic+ginger (yellow) and plain yoghurt (white)-$1 each.U can find almost anything here from Chicken feet, to black chicken to duck to bishop’s noses…and chicken innards…and not forgetting whole chicken,chicken fillets and processed food like nuggets,hotdogs….
Its kinda drizzly today…..I love the rain!