On my trail to find cheap food in Singapore, it lead to IAAI Malay Food stall at Havelock Road Food Centre. This humble and little known stall sells a variety of items on the menu at at two dollars. A price you hardly can find in Singapore nowadays.
For the price tag, the bowl of Mee Rebus ($2) is very substantial. The stall owner is not stingy with the ingredients or portion at all. It comes with yellow noodles, green chillis, spring onions, Chinese celery, fried firm tofu, fried shallots, bean sprouts and a whole hard boiled egg. The gooey gravy with mild spiciness may not be the best I have eaten but it is acceptable if you one that is not too picky. I am not complaining as its only two dollars for the portion.
Mee Siam 2.5/5
Besides the Mee Rebus, I also tried the Mee Siam ($2). Again the portion is huge and it comes with a whole hard boiled egg. Unfortunately the gravy lacked depth and it tasted watered down.
During our visit in the late morning, their Epok-Epok Kak Andon (1 for $0.70 and 3 for $2) was already sold out. The stall auntie told us that its very popular and usually its the first item to be gone. Guess I need to be very early in my next visit to try the Epok-Epok. The stall also sells Mee Soto ($2), Nasi Lemak ($2), Nasi Sambal Goreng and Nasi Campur.
IAAI Malay Food
Havelock Road Food Centre
Blk 22A/B Havelock Road
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru (EW Line)
Daily: 8am - 1pm
1) Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Bukit Ho Swee Link. At Bukut Ho Swee Link, turn left and walk to Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. At Jalan Bukit Ho Swee turn right and walk to Jalan Klink. Walk down Jalan Klink and look out for a staircase that goes down the slope. Take the staircase to the bottom. Turn right and follow the covered walkway to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]