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Bendemeer Hawker Stall S’pore Bao Opens Supermarket Kiosk Selling Its Famous Siew Mai & Lo Mai Gai

There’s usually a long queue at its original stall, which sells out by 10am.

Bendemeer residents would be familiar with Singapore Bao, a popular breakfast stall at Bendemeer Market & Food Centre. Despite its name, the charmingly old-school stall doesn’t sell baos. While it started out offering house-made buns, it has since focused on serving only two dishes: plump, juicy siew mai for 70 cents each and $2 lor mai gai with fragrant glutinous rice.

    Early bird gets the worm here

    Early bird gets the worm here

    Singapore Bao is also notorious for selling out very quickly — usually just two hours after it opens at 7am. Which means you will have to join the usual long queue at the stall before 9am if you want to get your paws on the steamed goodies.

    Photo: Umesh Kishore Tekani/ Facebook

    Singapore Bao has opened an outlet

    Singapore Bao has opened an outlet

    But you can now load up on Singapore Bao’s siew mai and lo mai gai at a very unexpected location, as it has recently opened a kiosk outlet at NTUC FairPrice’s Upper Boon Keng supermarket, a mere five minutes’ drive from the original hawker stall. It shares the kiosk space with Swiss Butchery.

    Photo: SQ Shi Qing/ Facebook

  • The menu

    The menu

    Don’t expect $2 lor mai gai here, though. The stall’s signature Luo Mai Gai costs $2.50, while the Siew Mai goes for $1.20 each ($3 for three). There’s also a Bundle A ($5) with one lor mai gai and three pieces of siew mai. An NTUC FairPrice rep tells us that the food is made at Singapore Bao’s main stall, and sent to the FairPrice kiosk to be heated up. Given the short travelling distance, we hope the food quality holds up.

  • Got bao here

    Got bao here

    And finally, Singapore Bao sells its eponymous baos here — a Mini Meat Pau ($1.50) and Big Meat Pau ($2).

    FairPrice Upper Boon Keng Road, #01-05, 5 Upper Boon Keng Rd, S380005. Singapore Bao’s kiosk is open daily 8am-8pm.

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