Perhaps one of Singapore's more famous hawker centres, Newton Food Centre is as popular with tourists as it is with locals. Home to seafood eateries and iconic hawkers like Kwee Heng and Hup Kee fried oyster omelette, the centre's rich hawker history stretches back as far as the 1950s. While some may find the occasional food tout off-putting, it’s probably the only food centre where you can call ahead to reserve a table with your regular go-to seafood stall and have them attend to you.
For beginners, don’t feel obligated to order from the hawker who got you a table, simply decline politely. If you are ordering seafood, watch them weigh it in front of you to avoid a surprise bill.
More than just a hawker centre, the variety of good food and unique atmosphere makes any meal at Newton an experience to remember.