Singapore hawkers food
Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:52 AM
I have two days in Singapore coming up. can anyone give me places to go for street or hawkers fare that will give me a good taste of the Singaporean home cuisine.
Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:43 AM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:18 PM
Posted 23 June 2010 - 05:31 PM
Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:31 PM
Thanks for the advice, usually that is what I do but in this trip we will be a party of 8 people so I wanted to find a place with a good number of stalls choices so everyone can get their own fancy. I will go with the recommendation above on Maxwell Centre and based on the Makansutra website, they also recommend Chinatown Centre... is that a good place to go too? How about Gluttons bay? I know it will be rainy so will that be a problem?
I have only one experience in Singapore in 2006. Aside from the good advice already given I followed the general advice about street food: see where the locals are lining up, and keep your eyes and nostrils open and on alert... Please report back upon your return.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:57 PM
Day 2 breakfast of Nani Goreng and bacon at the hotel then lunch at Spring Court in chinatown and had an 8 course menu. The highlight was the sharks fin soup and Singaporean chili crabs. I tell you, Singapore has the best sharks fin soups I have had so far because of the sheer amount of it that they place in the soup! The crabs were huge and excellent and just properly spiced. For dinner we went to the hawkers stalls at the marina (Makansutra Bay) with a view of the new Sands hotel it was excellent but limited in choices. I think what was nice about it was the ambience. The highlights for me in this place were the Oyster Omelette, Chicken Sate, fried seafood/seaweed rolls. I tried the grilled spicy Sting Ray and while it was different, I think I was just too full to enjoy it especially since you had to eat that with rice. I would have liked to try more but given that lunch was at 2PM I was just too stuffed to go for it.
Day 3 i skipped breakfast and had lunch at Maxwell food court and just had hainanese chicken. We left for the airport at 4pm and some of my companions had enough of Singaporean/Chinese food dove into the first Burger King stall they saw... believe me I was tempted but didn't want to forget the experience.
Thank you for all your suggestions and I think I am supposed to be back there in 3 months. My next trip is for Xiamen... suggestions and advice anyone?
Posted 02 July 2010 - 02:17 AM