Occupying two stalls at Amoy Street Food Centre is Quan Ji, a zichar stall located at level 1 of the food centre. Started in Hong Kong Street back in 1965, it has been relocated to Carpenter street before settling at its current location. The stall is now helmed by Tony Liew, a third generation hawker known for dishing out noodle dishes infused with wok hei.
Yellow Cloth Noodle 4.5/5
A dish not known to many is the Yellow Cloth Noodle. The name came from the layer of fluffy egg omelette with prawn that is laid over the egg noodles. The egg noodles may look kind of ordinary without any gravy or sauce but you will be in for a surprise. The delectable egg noodles have been blanched and tossed in lard, infused with a coat of aroma.
Beef Hor Fun 4/5
The other noodle dish we tried is the Beef Hor Fun. Love the tender beef in the plate of hor fun that is drenched in a dark savoury sauce.
Prawn Roll 3/5
Besides the noodle dishes, we also ordered a couple of their cooked items to go with our carbo. The Prawn Roll was fried to a beautiful crispy brown with a soft innard. I agreed with my friend that it lacked a textural bite to it.
Kailan with Sliced Fish 3/5
Even the health promotion board has to remind the public to eat their greens, so we obediently ordered a plate of Kailan with Sliced Fish. The sliced fish was rather pedestrian but the greens still retained a good crunch to it.
Braised Tofu 2.5/5
My less favourite dish has to be the Braised Tofu. The tofu is silky but the whole dish is still too starchy.
Pork Ribs 3.5/5
While I enjoyed the Pork Ribs (Pai Gu Wang) which have been coated in a delicious sweet-vinegary sauce, the pork ribs are not very meaty.
Overall I think the cooked dishes are decent but not something to shout about. However I would recommend going for the noodle dishes such as the yellow cloth noodle and beef hor fun. We actually wanted to try the prawn paste chicken, unfortunately it was sold out during our visit.
Amoy Street Food Centre
7 Maxwell Road
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)
Wed-Sun: 11am - 130pm, 430pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Mon-Tue)
1) Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left and walk to Amoy Street Food Centre. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]