Whampoa Makan Place, a well known wet market and food centre, stands on the site of what used to be a wet market known as Rayman Market, which began business in 1952 to serve residents of a former housing community named Rayman Estate. The current Block 90 now stands on the ground of the former Rayman Market. In 1973, it was replaced by Whampoa Market and Food Centre (Block 91), which was then renovated into present day Whampoa Makan Place in 2006-2008. Whampoa Market was named after Hoo Ah Kay, a trader who was also known as Whampoa after his birthplace, Huangpu in Guangdong province, China.
91, WHAMPOA DRIVE, 320091
Simple yet wholesome bowls prawn noodles at Whampoa that garner snaking long queues every morning.
This stall sells very affordable xiao long baos, also known as soup dumplings.
Popular Chinese noodle shop offering fresh handmade noodles.
Bef Kim Keat Lane(50159), Opp Balestier Pt(50211), Blk 82(50991), Opp Balestier Twrs(50221)
Take buses 21,124,125,130,131,139,145,186 to Opp Balestier Pt stop. Alternatively, take buses 124,125,130,139,145 to Opp Balestier Towers stop.