Timings : Wet Market- 6:30 AM - 12:00 AM Food Market- 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Geylang Serai Market, Singapore Overview
Geylang Serai is one of the biggest and busiest wet markets of Singapore. Situated in the heart of the Malay community, the market is known for selling everything related to Malay food and its preparation at some of the cheapest prices in Singapore. Geylang Serai New Market also specialises in Malay and Indian Cuisine. The market has two storeys - while the ground floor focuses on the famous wet market selling fish and spices and everything in between, the top floor is littered with stalls selling all kinds of delicious food items.
Geylang Serai Market is the place to go to try all kinds of local food and to get your own taste of the delectable Malay Cuisine. The place was specially refurbished and built in such a way that it resonates the old markets and adds its own historic charm to it. The old Kampong House resemblance is so striking that many visitors are left in awe of the market and its beautifully intricate heritage. The Geylang Serai Market is especially crowded during the time of Ramadan.
Kueh Talam Asli This is the perfect place to find traditional kuehs which is a two-layered Malaysian dessert. Housing distinctive varieties of the delectable Kueh Talams, the Kueh Salat is known to be a hit amongst the tourists and the local people. The vendors make it by hand and infuse it a good amount of pandan and this is what makes it unique. Timings: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Otak-Otak Kampung This stall at Geylang Serai Market offers one type of Otak-Otak which has large juicy chunks of fish. Also, their Otak-Otak does not taste starchy and it is because they do not use flour and is known to provide its customers with authentic traditional Otak-Otak. Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Alhambra Heritage & Original Satay Club This food joint offers three types of meat; chicken, mutton, and beef. The satay sauce made at this place contains a good amount of crushed peanuts which gives it a different taste than other Satays you will find. Timings: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Alrahman Kitchen If looking for traditional Malay rice or noodle dishes, Alrahman Kitchen is the perfect place for you. Another popular item in their menu is the Mee Reebus which comes with a delicious gravy accompanied by thick yellow noodles. Timings: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Nasi Ayam Sambal This popular food junction is famous among Singaporeans and the tourists for the Chinese-styled chicken rice. Their Malay version of chicken thigh perfectly minced in spices and gravy has been winning many hearts throughout these years. Timings: Wednesday-Sunday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Rojak & Mee Siam It is one of the most popular food stalls at Geylang Serai Market which is known to be synonymous to the Indian Rojak. The most unique feature of this food joint is the special dipping gravy with sweet potatoes. All the Rojak items are reasonably priced. Also, their Tempeh is another popular and must-try dish. Timings: Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Closed on Monday
Arnold’s Fried Chicken This restaurant is highly popular because it serves the best-known meat in Singapore. The meat dishes are prepared with authentic spices and will surely leave your taste buds with a desire of wanting more. Timings: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
HJH Maimunah This comparatively new joint has become popular rather fast. The HJH Maimunah is unique in its own way as it not only the typical Malay style cuisine that is common to a lot of the stalls but also mixes the Indonesian style by offering Indonesian dishes on their menu.
Poon Nah City Home-made Noodles This stall in Geylang Serai New Market will satisfy all your cravings for noodles. The place serves various kinds of noodles along with a huge range of deep-fried sides that compliment the noodles very well.
Must-Try Dishes While visiting Geylang Serai Market, there are several dishes that you should try. The only way to truly enjoy this market is by coming to it on an empty stomach. Some of the dishes that are a must-try are- Goreng Pisang or Banana Fritters Beef Rendang or Spicy Beef Ikan Terubok or Fried Fish Ten Halia or Ginger Tea
How to Reach Geylang Serai Market
Address- 1, Geylang Serai, Singapore, 402001
MRT Nearest MRT Station- Eunos Station (8-minute walk from Exit B) or Paya Labar Station
Bus Sims Ave- Blk 416: Bus No. 24, 76, and 7 Changi Rd: Bus No. 2, 7, 13, 21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 51, 67, 154, 155 and NR7 (1-minute walk from the bus stop)