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Lau Pa Sat: High Quality Hawker Street Food

If you want to get a taste of local Singaporean food, which let's face it is very eclectic, then it's hard to do better than the hawkers in Lau Pa Sat. There's food from all across Asia here - sea food, vegetarian, Indian, Malaysian, Japanese, Indonesian and all kinds of Chinese. And it's cheap. Just walk in, look around, find something you like and buy it. Then sit down anywhere and tuck in. You can mix and match if you like too: Indian drinks, Chinese mains and a desert from Japan. Why not?

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Apr 09, 2015

Lau Pa Sat: Food courting

Needing a quick, cheap meal in Singapore? This old wrought iron building contains a food court that houses numerous quick food SE Asia style eating places. Nothing too fancy, but genuine food at cheap prices. At night, the adjoining road becomes a satay street with vendors peddling this Singaporian delight.

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Mar 19, 2014

Hawker food Galore!: Lau Pa Sat Hawker Center

What to do after a hot walk from the Merlion Park and City Hall? eat at nearby Hawker Center!Lau Pa Sat is an oddity in the Central Business District of Singapore. It's Victorian Style Octgonal Iron Food Center/Hawker Center stands as a foil to the ultra modern fiberglass and concrete high rises nearby. Lau Pa Sat, formerly the old Telok Ayer Market, was started in 1822 and the Cast Iron that where it was made was imported in Scotland and refurbished on the former waterfront area (Singapore has lots of reclaimed land in the Business District) and since 1986, was converted into a food court specializing in what else but Hawker food! Lau Pa Sat has very good and cheap food (chinese, indian, malay, indonesian, nonya, peranakan cuisines) and some 24-hour stalls which pull in the working lunch crowds and after-work evening crowds. During the day, it is packed with business people rushing to have their lunch from one of the dozens of excellent Hawker Stalls. In the evenings, Boon Tat Street bordering Lau Pa Sat is closed to traffic and converted into an alfresco dining area laid out with chairs and tables.

Favorite Dish tarik iced tea, Roti Prata, Naan, Mee Goreng, Fish head curry, Hainanese Chicken rice, Bah Ku Teh, Popiah, Iced Kacang, Gula Melaka and a lot more with prices ranging from $ 1.30 for a drink and $ 4 for a rice meal and $ 1.50 for a dessert like Gula Melaka.

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May 01, 2011

Lau Pa Sat: Satay under the stars

To me, this is the best place to get satay. Lau Pa Sat-is a large open air hawker center located in the financial district. Friday-to sunday nights, the streets are closed around this hawker center. About 10-15 satay stalls open up-with tables and chairs around.

There are some touts-try to ignore them. If there are no tables, you may need their help to find a table. They want you to have fish or grilled stingray(which can be expensive. Just because you are at a hawker center-doesn't mean things can't get expensive).

This place is a lot of fun at night and open quite late.

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Apr 04, 2011
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Lau Pa Sat: Do Not MISS - AMAZING

the festivals market in Chinatown. This is an amazing outdoor area that is filled with hawkers selling satay sticks and all sorts of other cuisine. The food is brilliant and very cheap. Satay sticks for 50 cents, fried rice at $6.00 SGD. The highlight however is the best calamari that I have ever had for only $10.00. For $20.00 SGD feeds 2 to 3 people for dinner with great food in a great atmosphere. Highly recommend for any type of traveller.

Favorite Dish Fried Shrimp

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Feb 24, 2006

Lau Pa Sat: Lau Pa Sat

The Lau Pa Sat Festival Market is a popular venue for our VT Meets.
You can find lots of local hawker fares here.

Lau Pa Sat is famous for their Satays. At 7pm, the Boon Tat street will be closed for traffic and the satay stalls owner will set up the whole place within a minute. Many will start asking you to sit at their stalls and order their satays and other food.

Try Fatman Satay if you do have a choice. The teh tarik push cart stall will also be opened for you to grab a drink.

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Oct 31, 2005

Teh Tarik: Teh Tarik

Have a cup of authentic teh tarik from this old indian man.

Teh Tarik literally translated into "Tea pulled" in Malay. Teh tarik is tea mixed with both evaporated and sweet condensed milk. The tea is pulled from one tin to another tin to create a perfect blend of tea with the milk with a light creamy foam.

Have a Teh Tarik from Far East Square or Lau Pa Sat.

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May 15, 2005

Lau Pa Sat: Don't Miss The BBQ Seafood~

This is one of my favourite hang out....
place I can find lots of lots of lots of yummy seafood~ they open 7/24, do remember to check it out~

Favorite Dish BBQ Stingray, sambal sotong, satay, BBQ honey chicken wing, rojak, Malay rojak, popiah, fried carrot cake.... I should stop now.... my stomach is rumbling :-]

Mar 23, 2005

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dedicated to robertgaz: Glossary of Hawker Food Terms

Satay is meat kebabs served with rice cake, cucumber and onion with a bowl of peanut gravy. Chinese satay adds pineapples pulp to the gravy and u can order pork meat. (Try Muslim stall at Lau Pat Sat and Chinese satay from Alexandra village hawker centre)

Chicken Rice is where the chicken is steamed and served with fragrant rice cooked in chicken stock. The chili and black sauce plays a part into the flavor of the dish. (Most hawker centre sells good chicken rice)

Laksa is a spicy dish where rice noodle (bee hoon) are cooked in chili paste, coconut gravy with shrimp, egg, chicken, beancurd with cockles and fragrant laksa leaves. (Depot rd laksa located at Alexandra village hawker centre and Katong laksa at katong rd)

Char kway teow are broad white noodles fried with dark sauce, bean sprouts, fish cake, clams and Chinese sausage. Remember to mention no chili if u don’t take spicy stuff.

Hokkien prawn mee is where vermicelli and yellow noodles are fried with prawns, sliced cuttlefish, pork slices and some green vegetables. Usually sambal chili is placed by the side of the plate with a piece of lime.

Rojak is a local salad comprising a mixture of fruits and vegetable such as cucumbers, turnips, bean sprouts, pineapples, deep fried fritters (you tiao), beancurds, cuttlefish, mangoes tossed into a bowl and stirred in a prawn paste and topped off with peanuts. (Try Soon Heng rojak at blk 177 toa payoh central, queue is about 30 mins since they went on TV)

Curry Fish Head is where a huge fish head and vegetables are cooked in curry and served with white rice. It has lots of meat so don’t worry about the head. (Try it at Ocean curry fish head at Toa Payoh Lor 8)

Chili Crab is almost the top tourist dish. The crabs are cooked in thick gravy with a tomato and chili base. Best eaten with fried mantou (stead bun) soaked in gravy. (No signboard chili crab can be found at geylang rd, west coast and Oasis in the stadium waterfront)

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Nov 03, 2004

Supper: Late Nite Supper

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Hawker Centres
24 hours Food Court located around the Island

Favorite Dish Geylang
you must be thinking why would I suggest a red light district area for supper. The food is good.

A lot of Singporeans goes to Geylang for the well known food. Do try out the beancurd stall. Place orders for their beancurd, soya bean dirnk, you tiao, mee sua. just next door is the famous beef noodles. Look out also for tasty frog leg porridge or frog leg dishes.
If you stumble upon the "No Signboard" crabs, try one of the famous chilli crabs.

Lau Pa Sat
It is opened 24 hours. So head down for the famous satays when you are hungry. Try the teh tarik or ginger tea. Lots of stalls are selling BBQ Seafood. Do tell them the portion when ordering.

Newton Hawker Centre
All the local hawker fare can be found in this crowded hawker centre. Lots of Seafood BBQ stalls, carrot cakes, oyster omelettes, steam buns, fried kway teow, satay bee hoon, chicken wings .........

Be sure to tell them how much you want your order to be else you will have to call me to help you finish your food ;)

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Oct 08, 2004

Lau Pa Sat: Hawker Stalls

Huge collection of hawker stalls under a giant wrought iron canopy ,you can eat anything here , worth visiting for the rows of Satay sellers who shout at you in mock cockney accents.

Favorite Dish Stingray and baby clams

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Mar 31, 2004

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