They say, in order to fully appreciate the country you’re visiting, you gotta try their food to experience part of their culture. And that’s what I did when I visited Singapore.
One of the staple foods in Singapore (apart from Laksa and Hainanese Chicken Rice) is their Satay, and they’re flooded in Lau Pa Sat — Singapore’s most popular Food market.
Also known as Telok Ayer Market, Lau Pa Sat is situated in a historic building located within the Downtown Core in the Central Area of Singapore. Imagine yourself eating a tasty bbq satay in the middle of the street with tall and glorious buildings that surround you — for me, that was magical and a dream come true!
Unlike most food centers in the Philippines, dining at Lau Pa Sat is such a breeze. You don’t have to worry about dust, smoke, and even flies. They are very strict about maintaining the cleanliness which I absolutely adore.
It was already nighttime when we went to Lau Pa Sat after a whole day at Universal Studios Singapore.
How To Get There?
To get to Lau Pa Sat by MRT, disembark at the Raffles Place MRT station and take Exit I. We were not afraid of getting lost ‘coz the locals there are friendly af and the signages are clear and concise.
If you have data, Google Maps can be your best friend. They’re 97% accurate most of the time, and we never got lost. From Raffles Place MRT Station, feel free to look around and appreciate the sights before getting to Telok Ayer Market.
Lau Pa Sat Best Stalls
Other blogs may suggest Stalls 6 and 7 offers the best satay but for us, all of the stalls there offers quality satay. They are all savory and bursting with flavors.
We tried Satay Stall #10, and they’re satays are to die for!
Each Satay only costs S$0.70 (around Php 27), but we ordered a set worth S$36 (around Php 1,400), thinking that it would be enough for two. But boy, I was wrong.
The normal set consists of 10 sticks of every variety; Chicken, Mutton, Beef and Prawns, but we had ours without the Prawns since my partner’s allergic to seafood. Now, how did we able to consume 40 sticks in one sitting? Well, the typical Filipino way — Paki balot po. (aka Bring Home)
They don’t have rice (sorry sa mga may plano mag unli rice) but they have rice cakes. Additional rice cakes cost S$1 for 4.
For drinks, they have a wide variety of choices. Some stalls offers fresh juices (and I mean FRESH!), iced tea and canned softdrinks. We picked fresh lemon juice and boy, it’s PURE LEMON sans ice, unlike here in the Philippines where it’s made from powdered juice and with almost a handful of ice.
Lau Pa Sat Opening Hours
Got very limited time? Need not to worry ‘coz the famous Lau Pa Sat street dining is open 24 hours.