death by paper cut

{April 10, 2011}   Hawker Fare and the Singapore Food Trail

i’ve been on a whirlwind of eating places lately. so much so that i’ve decided to blog about them thematically and not in a chronological order of consumption. in fact, it is fuzzy what happened when.

so this post will be about hawker fare.

singapore food trail is a 1960’s themed food court at the singapore flyer. like all novelty, it is all the buzz now and really does draw a large crowd. how many of that crowd rides on the flyer after that i’m not sure.

the space is thoughtfully curated with 1960s decor and details. soft drinks are sold in glass bottled and tin mugs. the ice kachang is served as ice balls. and there is also a stall that has sells vintage collectibles for sale. i visited the singapore food trail with my mom and two aunts. they enjoyed the place and started spewing stories of their lives in days gone by which is really very interesting and more drama than soap.

retro decor

Singapore Food Trail 4 Singapore Food Trail 5 Singapore Food Trail 8

Singapore Food Trail 9 Singapore Food Trail Stalls 6

Singapore Food Trail 11 Singapore Food Trail 19

our order

Singapore Food Trail - Satay Bee Hoon 3

satay bee hoon

Singapore Food Trail - Bak Kut Teh 1

bak kut teh

Singapore Food Trail - Oyster Omelette 5oyster omelette

Singapore Food Trail - The Spread 1

rojak at the centre piece

the only thing about this 1960s food centre that is incongruous is the price. 1906’s food at 21st century inflation.

i doubt that the stalls here are set up at the flyer for good. many have name cards displayed proudly at that stalls to advertise their place of origin so to speak. i think the outlet at the flyer is but a branch.

truth be told, although the range is sufficiently wide, the quality pales in comparison to established food centres elsewhere in singapore. ghim moh food centre and old kallang airport food centre for example are choke-a-block with raved vendors at a more competitive price.

i much prefer the chwee kway at ghim moh market, song fa mee sua bak kut teh at clarke quay, fried kway teow, carrot cake and (the best ever) beancurd at old airport food centre.

Ghim Moh Market Chee Kway Ghim Moh Market Chee Kway

ghim moh market chwee kway

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh 5

song fa bak kut teh

Carrot Cake

carrot cake at old airport food centre

Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow 2

lao fu zi fried kway teow

Lao Ban Beancurd 3

lao ban beancurd

melts in your mouth viscosity without excess sugary water


[…] previous post of the food series was about local hawker fare. the theme of this post is western or “ang moh” breakfast. since returning from the […]

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