It's easy to miss this cash-only hole-in-the-wall, but it's worth retracing your steps for authentic Malaysian and Singaporean street food, made from scratch at this family-run favorite. Prices are temptingly low, so order to share – from spicy mee pok to noodle-heavy mee goreng and prawn-packed laksa. Check the counter when ordering for the addictive veggie fritters; just a $1 for two.

One of the city's best and most enduring budget eats, there's not much room, so consider arriving off-peak, unless you're planning a takeout picnic.