SINGAPOREAN STYLE🇸🇬

SINGAPOREAN STYLE🇸🇬

By this, I mean everything coffee shop, kopitiam, hawker centre, and markets! Cheapest, most worth it & best kind of my favourite food😋 Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

This satay was from Stall 7 & 8, where they clearly lay out different sets for you to choose from. For 2 people, I went for the XS Set which offered 20 sticks - 10 sticks of chicken & 10 sticks of beef/mutton. One would have to witness for themselves the satay competition happening at Lau Pa Sat before experiencing how spoilt for choice they’d be, and then be overwhelmed from the touting by various stallholders. I went with 7 & 8, which was said to be the best amongst all the carts there.

I thought it was pretty good. At 70c a stick - well inflation has led to satay prices rising, the quality of the satay was pretty worth the money. It was a smaller stick, but it was well grilled with great flavour and char. At the same time, the sticks were on the meatier side and less fatty, which I personally preferred. More importantly, the peanut sauce was amazing! It was tasty and had the right amount of spicy kick. To me, this truly made the satay delicious.

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For the smallest size of stingray, it was pretty meaty. I’d expect this tourist trap to give me a thin, skinny stingray, but I’m glad that I hit the jackpot this time and got what the price was worth. After all, I’ve had smaller stingrays for heftier prices. So, I was pleased with the portion presented. However, the flavour of the chilli on the stingray itself wasn’t that great. It did not have that spicy kick quintessential to a bbq stingray, on top of it lacking flavour. The belacan and the lime at the side though, did save the day. It helped to boost the flavour of the stingray and provide it with the spicy oomph as desired.

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Chicken Murtabak was decent but not worth the price paid. This was bought from the Mee Goreng & Murtabak stall at the Lau Pa Sat Festival
Market, where the cart would open for people to experience dining open-air traditionally. Get ready for hardselling from this stall as well as the other zi char stalls. Not the most pleasant experience, especially when there’s a clear sign that touting is not allowed, but I guess that’s just how things work there. With all the touting and the fact that it was meant to be a tourist trap, prices of food are more expensive as well - which explains the $10 ordinary Murtabak. I must say that the curry gravy paired with it was great - light yet spicy at the same time. Served fresh and crisp, the murtabak crust was on the thinner side, which I actually appreciated. However, they were pretty stingy with the ingredients, particularly the chicken. They definitely used onions to make up most of the filling. It’s decent, and best to eat fresh & hot. But I probably would recommend going for another option for your carbs!

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The modern aesthetic of this stall under Food Folks proved to be appealing, especially with the named Michelin chef behind the concept of this prawn noodle stall. A striking difference here is that the prawn noodles here are served with a side of fried pork ribs and 2 prawns on the side. The thing is, I don’t understand why. The classic prawn noodle seems to be made better with prawns - shelled or unshelled in the broth, and with spare ribs doused in its soup. While I applaud the attempt at innovation, it just didn’t work out so well for locals looking for a good ol’ prawn noodle meal. This is coupled with the fact that the prawn and pork ribs tasted nothing special. To the supposed main star of the meal - the soup. All I can say is that I’ve easily had better. It did not give a prawn sweetness or flavour I was expecting, and in fact, was pretty diluted in my opinion. While I must say that this was a decent bowl of prawn noodles that I can find in any regular Coffeeshop, I felt doubly disappointed because of the marketing of the shop and the potential it could possibly have. Also, really not your usual price point for prawn noodles in Singapore.

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From Fragrance Garden stall.
This chicken rice was a waste of time & calories. The roast chicken was gross, full of bloody ligaments. It was also sliced thin and skimpy. The lemon chicken was just a whole lot of floor. Mild lemon taste. You’d do way much better with a packet of chicken rice from bus interchanges. And goodness, the exorbitant price point for this plate here.

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Located in a secluded industrial area along Sin Ming Road, coffee shops here are known for their roasted/braised duck stalls. Nestled in a corner is a Bak Kut Teh stall here there seems to patronised by regulars. The Bak Kut Teh here prides themselves on being traditional, since 1996. In a coffeeshop setting, they serve Chinese tea together with your Bak Kut Teh set in a traditional teapot, placing a kettle of boiling water for you to drink or traditional Chinese style. So, if you’re craving a traditional Bak Kut Teh experience - ulu location, roadside vibes, and even roosters roaming around kinda environment, this is for you.

However, don’t expect much from the meal itself. Youtiao wasn’t crisp or hot. The soap was quite diluted, although on the peppery and spicier side! Much appreciated by me🙏🏻 the sides of braised cabbage and tau kee were decent. But overall, this meal was nothing to shout about.

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Having to top up for your own bowl of rice, chicken for 2 people is definitely tad pricier here than what you get at coffee shops and hawker centres, but what do you expect? It’s Boon Tong Kee! A comfortable air conditioned restaurant setting, the silky cold white chicken did not disappoint. The meat was soft and tender, and the rice was not too oily. I did wish that they could have been less stingy with the sauce doused on the chicken. Though already juicy, I would prefer to have more of the light soy sauce concoction in the plate together with my chicken.
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From Thye Guan Fried Hokkien Prawn noodles stall.
Loved the wok hei flavour that have a slightly charred taste. For small portion, the portion was relatively huge! Did not have many cockles inside, but more lap cheongs, though I prefer the former. Chilli was pretty solid too. Can request to add more yourself!
Felt that it was pretty delicious for food court standards.
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From Fu Xiang Signatures Stall.
Crisp chicken with fragrant curry sauce. Topped with a fried omelette egg. Decently flavourful, but nothing mind blowing. On the pricier end of food available here.
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Only buy this if you’re able to settle for cheap machine-brewed coffee. This cup of cappuccino tasted like a cup of froth milk, with a hint of diluted - just unimpressive coffee nodes in it. Don’t waste your time too if you’re looking for a caffeine boost... I think the coffee content was so minute compared to the milk that I felt more tired trying to finish it up. (Good news - there’s a Starbucks just right outside)
The advice nobody asked for - don’t buy if you’re looking for a good cup of coffee, buy if you’re a sucker for cute things (like me lol) and want to waste your money😔 1 star for the cute panda😔
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Super huge sandwich because of the three layers of bread. The fact that it was cut into two created the illusion that was even bigger. I was impressed by how toasty and slightly buttery the bread slices were, as well as the freshly cooked, slightly runny egg yolk. However, it all amounted to a normal kind of sandwich you’d expect. After all, it’s just vegetables, cheese, ham and egg stacked together - nothing much you can expect.
Side of wedges came extremely crisp!
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I liked this a lot, and I think it’s pretty affordable for a meal in a tourist attraction. It was sufficiently flavourful and of adequate portion, making it filling for a meal. Although this is no authentic back pepper beef teppanyaki, I have no complaints! This is definitely one of the better meals to have in the Zoos.
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