Check Out the Food Center Featured in Crazy Rich Asians

It was the perfect backdrop for Rachel Chu's first meal in Singapore!

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In the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians, Rachel Chu and Nick Young are welcomed to Singapore by the soon-to-be-wed couple, Araminta Lee and Colin Khoo. They all go out on a food trip at Singapore's Newton Food Centre, dubbed as "a place where you can sample all the best local eats." With close to 100 stalls, it's no wonder it was chosen as one of the film's shoot locations. A mouthwatering montage of the food market's different offerings like the curry laksa, chili crabs, ice kachang (Singapore's version of halo-halo) and sticks of satay, or skewered turmeric-marinated meat, was just one of the many food moments to watch for in the film.

Newton Food Centre lets you enjoy good meals in a laid-back setting.
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These are all delicious staples in every foodie's Singapore itinerary, but there’s so much more to discover at the Newton Food Centre. To get your food itinerary started, we round up some food finds at this hawker center: 

Love fresh seafood? Be sure to try the Oyster Omelet. It's best paired with a glass of extra cold beer!
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Biryani is a rice dish with Indian influences. It's made from long grain rice that's cooked with saffron, which gives it a vibrant yellow color.
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Fried Hokkien Mee is a dish that consists of egg and rice noodles that are stir-fried with egg. It's topped with slices of pork, prawns, and squid, and garnished with vegetables, lard, sambal sauce, and lime.
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Why not have a forkful of perfectly roasted chicken or duck?
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There's no shortage of refreshments at Newton Food Centre. You can have a cup of fresh guyabano juice or a cup of iced coffee to cool you down.
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This coconut juice is guaranteed to be fresh!
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How to get there: Located at Newton, Singapore, Newton Food Centre can be accessed through the North-South MRT Line. Alight at Newton station and follow the signs leading to the food center.

This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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