Leave Smith St's revamped 'Chinatown Food Street' to the out-of-towners and join old-timers and foodies at this nearby labyrinth, now home to Michelin-starred Hawker Chan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. You decide if the possible two-hour wait is worth it. Other standouts include mixed claypot rice at Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice and the rich satay at Shi Xiang Satay.
Stalls are open from early in the morning, with lunchtime and 5pm to 7pm being the busiest hours. Most places shut by 8pm, though a few remain open until after 10pm.