We have been coming to the Empress Road hawkers ever since I was little. My nanna has lived in the same complex between Farrer and Queens Road since my mother was a free spirited 20 year old wanting to travel the world. It was only fitting that our last hawker meal be here for nostalgia's sake.
I was saddened to see that so many stalls had closed and that it was not the bustling marketplace from my memories. Built in the 70s, Empress is not looking as majestic as she used to. Whilst the surrounds may be a little lacklustre there is nothing gloomy about the people who keep the fires burning, some dishing up local food for over 30 years.
We bid farewell to Singapore with a healthy serving of rojak, chicken rice, curry puffs, bao, fried rice and greens eaten in the comfort of my Nanna's little corner of the world.
Empress Road Market & Food Centre
Blk 7, Empress Road, Singapore 260007