Singapore. Great Street Food from India in Tekka Hawker Centre
Tekka Centre is a landmark in the neighbourhood, serving up large dishes of fresh food to visitors and locals only steps away from the MRT at Little India. This bright yellow and orange warehouse was renovated a couple of years ago and has quickly become a hub for those in search of decent food at honest prices. It stands out from the rest of the hawker centres in Singapore, serving predominantly Indian food, including a great number of Halal dishes.
Inside it is set up like any other hawker centre, with rows of individual stores and tables around them, so you can grab a variety of dishes to try.
There is plenty of food to suit all palettes whether you hanker after rich curries or a simple dish of duck and rice. There are plenty of stalls to choose from, so follow the crowds and delicious smells.
Favourites include a spicy biyriani from Yakader nasi briyani, tender mutton with spiced rice and a portion size big enough to share. If you enjoy flatbread, check out the roti murtabak, try prata saga sambal berlada – an over-sized griddled dough filled with chicken, mutton or sardines and served with a side of spicy gravy and cucumbers.
There are also plenty of drinks to be had, freshly squeezed lime soda, juices made to your exact specifications.
Tekka Centre may not have all the frills of some of the other hawker centres in Singapore, but it does offer a great choice, including some rather unusual dishes, and a visit here is a fantastic way to experience Little India on a plate.