Under The Radar: Whampoa charms

Whampoa Makan Place is a repository of good food

Madam Stephanie Wah opened her chicken rice stall to prove there is still good food at good prices.
Madam Stephanie Wah opened her chicken rice stall to prove there is still good food at good prices.ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Madam Shen Limin is happy her biscuits remind customers of their childhood.
Madam Shen Limin is happy her biscuits remind customers of their childhood. ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Madam Stephanie Wah opened her chicken rice stall to prove there is still good food at good prices. Mr He Lun makes impressive xiao long bao and dumplings by hand. Madam Shen Limin is happy her biscuits remind customers of their childhood. At Matasoh
At Matasoh Fishball And Meatball Mincemeat Noodle, the fish balls and meat balls are made using yellowtail fish paste.ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Mr He Lun makes impressive xiao long bao and dumplings by hand.
Mr He Lun makes impressive xiao long bao and dumplings by hand. ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO
Madam Stephanie Wah opened her chicken rice stall to prove there is still good food at good prices. Mr He Lun makes impressive xiao long bao and dumplings by hand. Madam Shen Limin is happy her biscuits remind customers of their childhood. At Matasoh
Happy Feet Foot Massage.ST PHOTOS: HEDY KHOO

Famous for its rojak and fish soup, the hawker centre at Block 90 Whampoa Drive has been a stomping ground for foodies for decades.

Now called Whampoa Makan Place, the food centre occupies the location of the now-defunct Rayman Market which was opened in 1952, according to the National Heritage Board's website, roots.sg.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 05, 2020, with the headline 'Whampoa charms '. Subscribe