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I invested in a Makansutra guide during one of my first weeks in Singapore. It’s supposed to be a go-to guide to good street food. I’ve been slacking a bit in venturing to all the different parts of the island to taste things up but I did make it to Glutton’s Bay at the Esplanade on Sunday.

Glutton’s Bay is a selection of Makansutra’s favorite hawker stands They are a little pricier than regular stalls but as a bonus you get a nice view of the waterfront.

I downed a cup of lime juice right when we got there. (I think I might be addicted to lime juice but that’s another story.) There are just a handful of stalls to choose from: drinks/dessert, kaya toast, satay, roti, bbq, hot pot, char kway teow and other noodle dishes, and Western food.

The Western food surprised me since this one looked kind classy – steak, seafood pasta, etc. I settled on the chicken sandwich which was surprisingly good. Freshly toasted bread, sauteed chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, and a sticky balsamic-y sauce. It reminded me of the tasty chicken baguette I had with Julia and MG at the Four Season’s in Hong Kong. This one was a bit cheaper at less than SGD5.

Not a bad way to spend the afternoon. Definitely a nice place to take visitors to enjoy some eats and take in the view but if you have more than a few days to spend in Singapore it would be way more fun to seek out these dishes in their original locations.

As a side note, ketchup in Singapore tastes weird. It’s too sweet, not tomato-y or vinegary, and has a bright crayon red instead of deep red hue. I’ll need to include that on my list of things to bring back from the US on my next visit.

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Written by joann

September 16, 2008 at 11:34 pm

Posted in american, hawker/street food, singapore

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