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.
The scale of the installation was breathtaking, apparently only a small area has been excavated. Many more treasures await discovery – including the Pyramid.
After breakfast it was time for a snack. J Co doughnuts, crispy golden nuggets of sweet indulgence.
Simply delicious and the espresso was excellent. Funny thing with an espresso, the Barista has nowhere to hide. No foamy milk, cocoa powder or cinnamon dust. Just pure java. The essence of the bean, the nectar.
The next snack were crab balls – fried little morsels of savory goodness, smothered in thick sweet soy and mayonnaise. Highly recommended and ridiculously cheap.
Dinner we took in Chinatown. It was packed, noisy, turbulent and beautiful.
We had Chilli Crab, of course, it was my brother in laws first Chilli Crab, so naturally we gave him the claws. The fried little breads dipped in the chilli sauce were delectable. One must have those little fried breads otherwise it just isn’t Chilli Crab.
We also feasted on crunchy oat prawns, salted egg yolk prawn (also crispy, and a revelation for me as I had not sampled them before – my goodness – what a flavour sensation. Salty, eggy, crunchy, savory and then the freshness of the prawn) and honey roasted chicken.
Naturally, we had copious amounts of Tiger.