Our trip to Singapore was essentially a giant food trip. We wanted to sample as much as we could of Singaporean cuisine so we diligently consulted travel books and brochures. After all that research, one place we knew we had to visit was Makansutra Glutton’s Bay.
Located in the Marina Bay area, Glutton’s Bay boasts of 12 famous hawker stalls who have been crowned as the best by food and culture-centric media and publishing company Makansutra. Here, you can grab your pick from the various hawker stalls then enjoy them al fresco under the stars.
One of the stalls we visited was Happy Pot, a stall specializing in hotpot and barbecue. If you get the hotpot, you can choose between a Tomyam and a Bah Kuh Teh soupbase. You also get to choose what to put in your hotpot among the veggies, seafood and meat.
We went for the Bah Kuh Teh hotpot, a light peppery soup base made by boiling pork, whole garlic heads and pepper. Aside from the veggies and meat, some seaweed was also thrown in, infusing the lightly-flavored soup with a deeper flavor.
Aside from the hotpot, we also got a barbecue set which came with an assortment of meat, seafood and really yummy, buttery mushrooms.
Another stall we visited was Huat-huat BBQ Chicken Wing and Fried Carrot Cake. It sells, well, BBQ chicken wings and fried carrot cake. I must confess, we didn’t really want to buy chicken wings but because some of the other stuff we wanted to try weren’t available from the other stalls, we figured we could get some just to have something additional to nibble on.
Thank god we got some though. It was nicely roasted with a very tempting barbecue flavor from the skin to the meat. It was complemented by a citrus-chili sauce that made it even better as the citrus taste complemented the bbq flavor so nicely.
We wanted more meat (MEAT!) so I stopped by Alhambra Padang Satay to grab a couple of sticks of satay. I wasn’t really feeling the satay I tried before so I wanted to give it another shot. I figured this was a good place to get some since it’s recommended in one of our food guides.
What we got was a plate of assorted satays—beef, chicken and mutton. It was served with sliced cucumber, doughy little cakes and peanut sauce. True enough, it was better than the one we had at Food Republic.
To cap off our meal, we decided to grab some Kopi at one of the Kopitiam stalls, still at Glutton’s Bay. So we’d have something to munch on, we grabbed a plate of Banana Tempura. These ripe banana fritters was a nice way to end the meal. It was reminiscent of Philippine Maruya, only the batter was lighter and the bananas they used were sweeter than the saba bananas used for the local treat. It was served with a Kaya dipping sauce that went well with the yummy, warm and crisp tempura.
I had mine with some Kopi-C, a local pulled coffee mixed with condensed milk. Ah coffee. No matter where I go, I shall always find comfort in this heartwarming brew. Definitely a perfect end to a meal I shall always remember fondly.