Supporting our Hawker Heroes: Places to Dabao
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The recent COVID-19 measures have impacted our beloved food establishments, and the no dine-in restrictions have forced F&B outlets all around Singapore to provide only delivery and takeaway services.
Now that food delivery platforms are a norm, it’s easy to forget that not everyone can keep up and adapt accordingly — especially elderly hawkers who do not have the capability to provide such services, as featured in this article. 😔
They might not be as technically savvy and not know how to onboard onto delivery platforms, leaving them to rely solely on footfall to make ends meet.
So let’s step up, and dabao as much as we can from our local hawkers! We asked our fellow GetGoers for their go-to hawker stalls/places to dabao, and we’ve added some of our own favourites too.
1. Piao Ji Fish Porridge
Image credits: Eatbook
There’s no better comfort food than a warm bowl of flavour-packed fish soup, topped with fresh fish slices and juicy prawns. Head over to Piao Ji Fish Porridge for a satisfying bowl of fish soup or porridge today!
⏰ Opening hours: 11am to 3.30pm. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
📍 Amoy Street Food Centre #02-100, 7 Maxwell Rd, Singapore 069111
2. Seow Choon Hua Restaurant
Image credits: Eatbook
Famous for their Foo Chow Fishballs and Red Wine Chicken Noodles, Seow Choon Hua Restaurant is a humble little establishment serving authentic Fuzhou cuisine. Indulge in these reasonably priced, hearty bowls of nostalgia, best eaten on a rainy day.
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily
📍 33 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198481
3. GetGoer Recommendation: Heng Heng Coffee Stall
– recommended by Nyjer Seam
Image credits: Google
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Bukit Merah residents swear by this neighbourhood coffee stall to get their day started. Their homemade kaya really hits the spot!
⏰ Opening hours: 5am-12am daily
📍 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-23, Singapore 151115
4. GetGoer Recommendation: Simpang Bedok
– recommended by Nazree Nazeer
Image credits: The Wolf and Bulldog Chronicles
Simpang Bedok was one of our top suggested places to dabao by GetGoers, and we totally understand why. With the abundance of mouth-watering food that’s available at this East-side hotspot, you’ll be spoilt for choice trying to pick amongst all the awesome choices!
Must-try stalls: Jalan Tua Kong Ah Lim Mee Pok Noodle, Kwek Seng Huat Eating House
⏰ Opening hours: Differs per stall
📍 288A Bedok Rd, Singapore 469445
These are just a few places we selected, but the list goes on! Check out these other recommendations from our GetGoers:
There are also other community initiatives helping to shine a spotlight on our local hawkers, so check them out: @wheretodapao, @savetheelderlyhawkers, @wejiaklocal and Hawkers United.
All of us at GetGo want to help our Hawker Heroes too, and we would like you to join us and help #GetOurHawkersGoing.
Dabao from your favourite hawker stall while using GetGo, and we’ll give you a $3 promo code your next drive. Bonus: use your own container and get a $4 promo code instead! Here’s how it works:
- Take a photo of the food in front of the stall
- Take a screenshot of your ongoing booking
- Post on FB/IG (post or Story) and mention why you love the food and where the stall is located
- Tag us (@getgosg) & use the hashtags #GetOurHawkersGoing and #LetsGoDabao
We’ll also help to give the stall a shoutout on our social media when you tag us.
Hawkers are part of our unique Singaporean culture, and it’s up to us to keep them alive. It’s time to #GetOurHawkersGoing, so #LetsGoDabao! 🙌
Download GetGo to rent a car from $3/hour and use code GET50OFF to get 50% off* (capped at $8) your first drive.
* Code is only valid for the first booking. Other T&Cs apply.