The sounds, smells and atmosphere at one of Singapore’s best night food markets is unbeatable. As soon you enter you will be approached by various food hawkers proffering their wares. The selection is second to none and since it was recently renovated it has become a little more upmarket – I miss the old more gritty feel – it seemed more authentic. Nonetheless, a definite – die, die, must try – there is something for everyone.
Make sure you get the stretch tea, but ask the purveyor before you take pictures – common courtesy.
We had a group of about 10, so no, I am not a glutton – 😉 Go with a large group and try as much as you can! Afterwards some nice cool juicy fruit or an ice kachang do not go astray.
Naturally, we were served by the ubiquitous Tiger Beer ladies and also enjoyed the cold fresh lime juice.
Kopitiam – soft boiled eggs, kaya toast with a slab of butter and dark soy sauce and white pepper and the obligatory strong sweet coffee – boiling hot. Breakfast is served, Singpaore style.
In fact this is the first time I have tried snails. Quite nice, cooked in garlic butter and then spooned into a crispy vol-au-vent. The garlic was not overpowering. All around delectable.
We ate at Vivo City, upstairs in Foodrepublic. If you have not been to a Foodrepublic, you must go! The variety is excellent and the quality is superb. It is sort of Hawker Food for beginners. After Foodrepublic venture out and sample the street food all around Singapore.
I have been eating in Singapore on many trips over the years and not once did I get ill or encounter bad food.
This particular night I enjoyed some very local morsels…
Yes, we actually ordered and ate that monstrosity in Vienna if I am not mistaken. And eventhough it was a serving for one it took both my brother and I to finish it off and carry home the victory in the eternal battle of Man vs oversized meat dish…