Nestled amidst Singapore’s gleaming skyscrapers is the iconic Lau Pa Sat, a heritage landmark that stands as a testament to Singapore’s rich history and culinary culture.
Fun-fact: Do you know that this historical building was built in 1894? That’s almost 130 years old.
The famous gourmet paradise has been gazetted as a national monument since 1973, so this marks the 50th year of this special occasion.
Home to a staggering array of food stalls, affordable Singaporean dishes are offered alongside modern renditions and international cuisines.
Further enhancing the food journey is ‘Food Folks’, an award-winning retail space that serves as an incubator for local food and beverage brands.
What’s more, the bustling food hub starts early, accommodating breakfast lovers with stalls that open in the morning.
Do you know you can enjoy a traditional Breakfast Set starting from a budget-friendly $2.20?
Recent additions to Lau Pa Sat’s food scene have added a new layer of excitement. With 9 new stalls and more setting up stalls, here’s what you can look forward to:
Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh
Stall No. 27
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)
Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh upholds the authenticity of traditional Klang-style Bak Kut Teh.
Offerings include Herbal Bak Kut Teh, Dry Bak Kut Teh, Vinegar Pork Trotter, Braised Pork Trotter, Mixed Pork Organ Fried Porridge, and Sliced Fish Porridge.
The Herbal Bak Kut Teh ($8.50) is a star in their menu with its complex broth, stewed for hours and infused with an array of quality herbs.
The tender pork ribs within the broth beautifully encapsulate the rich flavour profile.
Their Mixed Pork Organ Fried Porridge ($7.50) is also a comforting choice, in which the porridge is first simmered in a special broth before being fried with a huge flame in a wok.
Complete with ‘wok hei’ elevating the dish and adding a smoky aroma.
Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow
Stall No: 74-75
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
From Old Airport Road to Lau Pa Sat, Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow is quite a well-known stall with a playful nod to the Hong Kong comic character in its name.
They have a Michelin Bib Gourmand recommendation.
Their renowned Black Fried Kway Teow ($7.50) is a tastebud extravaganza, with a blend of sweet, savoury and smoky flavours
If you would like to try something else, the White Fried Kway Teow ($7.50) and Laksa ($7.50) are also commendable choices.
ROKUS A.G.B. Creative Korean Burger
Stall No. 24
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
ROKUS offers a fusion of Korean and Western cuisine that is both adventurous and palatable.
Have you eaten a Tteokbokki Burger ($13.90) before? Their signature is an innovative culinary invention that combines chewy Korean rice cakes with a sweet and spicy tteokbokki sauce. This is served with crispy hand-cut fries.
Worthy to mention is the handmade beef patties prepared with Australian grass-fed beef which stand out with their succulence.
If you are hungry for more, other burger choices include the Fish Burger, Omelette Burger, Kimchi Burger, Crispy Chicken Burger, to Gochujang Burger.
For those looking for alternatives to burgers, the Mentaiko Ribeye, Chicken Skewer, and Hamburg Steak rice bowls are other options. These dishes represent a perfect marriage of Korean and Western cultures.
Stall No. 56
Opening Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
This stall serves a variety of inspired mini woks featuring rice and noodle dishes.
With a team of twelve chefs, nine of whom boast over a decade of culinary experience, you get hearty zi char dishes served in individual portions.
Some of the standout dishes include Salted Egg Creamy Chicken Rice, Cereal Dice Chicken Rice, Chicken Cutlet Hor Fun, Beef Fried Rice, Pork Rib King Rice, Ginger & Onion Sliced Fish Rice, to Sambal Fried Rice.
Their Salted Egg Creamy Chicken Rice ($6.80) is the pièce de résistance. The richness of the salted egg sauce perfectly coats the tender chicken, while the creaminess of the sauce with its slightly sweet notes is indulgent yet comforting.
Kallang Airport Wanton Noodle
Stall No. 57
Opening Hours: 8am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
This stall has faithfully preserved its recipe passed down from its first stall at Kallang Airport’s old hawker centre.
The Signature Wanton Noodles bowl ($5.80) is the best-seller, with springy noodles and generous slices of succulent charsiew.
The noodles have a pleasant bite to them, and the charsiew, glazed in a savoury-sweet sauce is considered tender.
Complemented with other dishes such as Fried Wanton, Dry Spicy Dumplings or Wanton Soup – this makes for a meal to satiate your hunger.
Teck Ee Mixed Veg Rice
Stall No. 28
Opening Hours: 7am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Teck Ee Mixed Veg Rice with a storied history that stretches back over three decades.
The stall serves Economical Bee Hoon in the morning and Cai Fan in the afternoon onwards – and offers a vast selection of over 25 dishes.
Dishes from Teck Ee is said to be like a hearty home-cooked meal, with special mention going to the Curry Chicken and Sour Plum Chicken.
The affordability starting from $4.90 for two types of meat and one vegetable makes this a favourite among the office crowd.
Su Xiang 素⾹
Stall No. 47
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Su Xiang 素⾹ exemplifies the diversity and richness of vegetarian cuisine.
This stall expertly combines Hong Kong-style and Sichuan-style flavours in a plethora of dishes, catering to a wide variety of taste preferences.
Recommended items include Vegetarian Seafood Fried Udon Noodles, Singapore Style Fried Vermicelli, Tom Yum Fried Rice, Vegetarian Spicy Diced Chicken, to Vegetarian Si Chuan Boiled Meat.
The Olive Fried Rice ($6.80) features fragrant rice studded with succulent pieces of olive that lend a unique savoury-salty taste to the dish.
Also noteworthy is the Sauerkraut Vegetarian Fish Rice Noodle Soup. This dish brings together the tanginess of sauerkraut and the smooth texture of the rice noodles to create exciting flavours despite not having any meats added.
Ah Lim Yong Tau Foo
Stall No. 60
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
Ah Lim Yong Tau Foo offers Hakka Yong Tau Foo, featuring handmade stuffed vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu dishes.
The “no pork no lard” stall sells ingredients which are fresh, and flavourful stuffings.
The procedure starts with picking your favourite ingredients (min 7 pieces), noodles or rice, and then a choice of soup.
The versatility of the soup or gravy choices, from original soup, dry, laksa, tom yum, mala gravy to vegetarian soup, allows for countless flavour profiles.
Customers can also add on Chee Cheong Fun, which would pair well with the rich laksa or curry.
Maya’s Veggie Delight
Stall No. MR18
Opening Hours: 9am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
With a rich heritage rooted in the northern Indian culinary tradition, Maya’s Veggie Delight-Veg Havell takes vegetarian food to new heights.
Using soy products to create various vegetarian meat substitutes, this stall offers an array of enticing North Indian dishes.
Their Vegetarian Briyani ($7) is a standout, with fragrant basmati rice cooked with a melange of Indian spices and soy-based meat substitutes. The richness of the spices, coupled with the tender ‘meat’, creates an explosion of flavour.
Dishes like Kadhai Paneer, Paneer Tikka, and Palak Paneer are also popular choices.
Lau Pa Sat Satay Street
Opening Hours: 7pm – 3am (Mon – Fri), 3pm – 3am (Sat – Sun)
Also don’t miss out Singapore’s largest open-air street hawker – Satay Street.
With dedicated Satay stalls, you can bask in the vibrant alfresco dining environment while feasting on mouth-watering skewers of grilled meat.
The sizzling sights, tantalising smells, and convivial atmosphere make Satay Street a must-visit spot for tourists and locals alike.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Lau Pa Sat.