6 Comforting Hawker Dishes For A Rainy Day

There’s been a downpour in Singapore these past couple of days! We reckon this calls for some rainy day comfort food.

There’s truly nothing better than indulging in a warm bowl of delicious food indoors when it’s pouring incessantly outside. Here are 6 comforting hawker dishes that’ll tide you through the rainy season!

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For Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice
Bookmark Braise if you’re craving some Taiwanese braised pork rice (or ‘Lu Rou Fan’)! They’ve got a total of six different rice bowls to choose from; the cheapest being the standard Taiwan Braised Pork Rice ($3.50). Each bowl comes with melt-in-your-mouth braised pork served on a bed of rice that’s drenched with an insanely rich and flavourful sauce. This comes with a side of Ajitsuke Tamago and some vegetables too!

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For Authentic Malaysian Cuisine
NAN YANG DAO serves up the very best of Malaysian cuisine! Expect to find all sorts of dishes from Penang, Melaka, and Selayang—all at affordable prices. We’re talking mainstays like the Penang Fried Kway Teow ($6.80), the Penang Assam Laksa ($6.50), the KL Hokkien Mee ($7.80), the Selayang Big Bowl Curry Mee ($9.90), and of course, the Fresh Prawn Egg Noodle ($16.80) that comes loaded with ginger, spring onion, and a creamy sauce base. Don’t forget to finish off your meal with a class Chendol ($3.50) for dessert!

Laksa Labo

For Laksa With Tiger Prawns
You can’t go wrong with a comforting bowl of laksa on a rainy day! There are an abundance of laksa stalls in Singapore so what sets Laksa Labo apart from the rest? Well, their recipe dates back to the 60s and they’ve taken the liberty of adding tiger prawns instead of the usual cockles (or 'hum') to their Classic Laksa ($5.80)! You can even choose to upgrade your bowl to the Premium Laksa ($8.80) which features even more ingredients.

Dan Lao
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For Luncheon Meat Scrambled Egg Rice
Dan Lao is a relatively new stall at Maxwell Food Centre! They specialise in scrambled egg rice ($4.50 - $7) served with different meat options—think variations such as the Char Siew Scrambled Egg Rice and the Prawn Scrambled Egg Rice. They also have non-meat renditions like the Tomato Scrambled Egg Rice. Customers can choose to add on additional toppings of luncheon meat, char siew, chicken cutlet, and crispy prawn cake too! Whichever combination you pick, you’ll be in for an immensely satisfying meal of fluffy scrambled eggs blanketed over fragrant Jasmine rice that’s been drizzled over with light soy sauce.

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For Claypot Mee Tai Mak
This one’s recommended by our very own Community Manager Raine Liu! She highly recommends this Claypot Mee Tai Mak ($5/$8/$10) and even dubs it as one of her top comfort foods. Expect slippery and smooth rat tail noodles doused in a savoury sauce, with nice crunchy long beans to boot. Mix in the egg for added enjoyment and add some chilli padi for a fiery kick!

Old World Bakuteh & Fried Porridge
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For A Fantastic Fried Porridge
Have a hankering for fried porridge with a light wok hei taste? If so, you’d want to try Old World Bakuteh’s rendition! Their bowl ($6) comes with offals including pig’s organ, intestines, and liver, as well as sliced pork—these serve to elevate the dish even further.