After the success of the film It’s a Great Great World, it seems like nostalgia is the new black. The Singapore Food Trail, a unique 1960s themed food street, has officially opened at the iconic Singapore Flyer.
Some people may be initially sceptical about using the olden days mood as a backdrop, “Didn’t the other food court chain already use this concept?”. The Singapore Food Trail seems to want to make it right with a combination of the best heritage hawker fare, some authentic décor thrown in, and a lot a lot of good food. It really reminded me of the movie setting.
Food lovers will be able to enjoy famous local dishes and old-time favourites like ice balls, and Kachang Puteh. The exciting line-up include 16 well-known stalls from High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle, Boon Tat Street Barbeque Seafood, Sin Ming Road Rong Chen Bak Kut Teh, Alhambra Satay Club Satay, Whampoa Nagoh Hiang Prawn Cracker to old-time favourites like Chinatown Ann Chin Popiah and Selera’s Adam Road Nasi Lemak.
What really strikes me is that many of these established stalls took some time to be convinced to set up their second stall here at the Flyer. Here are some of my favourites.
Old Airport Road Satay Beehoon & Satay Celup
This satay sauce is thick and fragrant, blanketing the bee hoon with peanut and shrimp flavoured goodness. The sauce is amazingly not watery or oily, so smooth it blends so well with the rest of the ingredients.
Sin Ming Road Rong Chen Bak Kut Teh
This Teochew-style soup is clear with heavy garlic and peppery flavours. While it does not look impressive, the soup is surprisingly tasty yet light without the strong porky taste. What stand out is the 7-inch long rib loins, so tender that it rips off easily from the bones.
Lagoon Kampong Rojak
This famous stall at East Coast Lagoon Food Centre serves excellent rojak and cuttlefish kangkong. The youtiao remains crisp even after a long time, so irresistible and addictive. The peanut hei gor sauce is a wonderful mixture that lightly covers every part of the ingredients.
In fact, every stall here is worth a try, and is probably a wise choice to bring your family or foreign friends to have a taste of Singapore’s best.
Singapore Food Trail 新加坡路边摊, Singapore Flyer
Opening Hours, Sun to Thurs: 10:30am to 10:30pm, Fri to Sat: 10:30am to 11:30pm