Try 20 Popular Street Food from 5 Southeast Asian Countries during RWS Street Eats!
If you’re the type of traveller who enjoys trying out authentic local food while on holiday, then this is the event for you. 20 original street food stalls from not just one, but five different Southeast Asian countries will be featured at the Resorts World Sentosa’s inaugural ‘RWS Street Eats’ Event this August.
Everything is conveniently located under one roof, so you don’t have to worry about the arduous trek from one food stop to another. Just sit back and prepare your stomachs for a feast. The 9-day long event will be staged from 12th August to 20th August 2017. Bring your foodie friends and head down to the event located at Malaysian Food Street at RWS for a food-filling day!
The event sees 11 NEW food stalls that complement the other nine permanent stalls at Malaysian Food Street. Nine of these food stalls are helmed by cooks who have been specially invited from our neighbouring countries. Let us take you through some of the highlights that you should definitely look out for.
Singaporeans will be familiar with Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah, which is a perennial favourite. Started in 1938 by Mr. Quek Tren Wen, Kway Guan Huat is currently run by third generation hawkers who have perfected the art of making paper-thin popiah skin by hand. The handmade popiah skin is packed with generous fillings like turnips, carrots, egg, lettuce, bean sprouts etc. What sets them apart is their crispy fried fish crisps that add a delicious crunch to the popiah. By the way, their chilli is freshly pounded and they make their own sweet sauce as well.
Sempalit Kari Chicken from Pahang, Malaysia, is well-known for their curry chicken. A blend of dried chilli, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, curry leaves, coconut milk and other herbs and spices make up the delicious and inviting bright red chicken curry. The 60-year-old recipe was created by Mr. Damodaran Nair, who started off selling hearty home-cooked Indian food from a pushcart. After he modified his recipe to suit Chinese palates, his son, Mr. Asokan Nair took over the business and expanded it to Kuala Lumpur as well. We love the aromatic curry which has a mild spice level. Pair it with rice or bread which will soak up the goodness of the curry!
Ayam Penyet is a sinful dish that is truly worth the calories. Nona Manis which originates from Indonesia, is one of the most well-known eateries there. They serve up authentic Indonesian cuisine which originates from Surabaya, East Java. Unlike traditional Javanese cuisine, East Javanese food is spicier, and has less sugar added. Their signature Ayam Penyet (Smashed Fried Chicken with Sambal) will be available at the event, and we’re sure that the spicy sambal, which packs a punch, will invigorate your senses.
For friends who can’t take spice so well, but still want to enjoy Indonesian cuisine, go for the Soto Ayam Arek Suroboyo from Harum Manis. You can look forward to glass noodles in a turmeric and lemon leaf-scented chicken broth with boiled egg and aromatic crispy crouya. The delicious slurp-worthy broth is rich and flavourful. The traditional Javanese Ningrat eatery has East Java-born Executive Chef Beni Iskabul at its helm.
A good bowl of pho makes for perfect comfort food. Feel like you’ve been transported to Vietnam as you enjoy a bowl of full-bodied Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodles) from Nhā Hāng Viet. A long-simmered broth, tender slices of beef and silky rice noodles await. You’re bound to slurp down each and every strand of noodle. The stall strictly follows the famous Vietnamese “Long Chef” Đỗ Quang Long’s recipe. He has over 30 years of culinary experience, and has received numerous cooking awards. Enjoy the classic Vietnamese dish right here in Singapore at the RWS Street Eats..
Bun Thit Nuong (Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Rice Noodles) is one of my favourite Vietnamese dishes. This dish will be whipped up by Chef Steven Leong of Sen Tay Ho. Sen Tay Ho is one of Hanoi’s best buffet restaurants, and the grilled pork noodles is different from those that you get locally. The pork is first marinated for 24 hours with a secret house blend of spices like lemongrass, garlic, and fish sauce, before it is grilled over charcoal fire to give it a slight smoky taste. Sounds tantalizing?
Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market is one of Singaporeans’ favourite weekend haunts. Save on your air ticket with an escapade to RWS Street Eats, because Foon Ta Lop from Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market is setting up a stall here! The popular Isaan (Northeastern Thai) eatery is lauded for their Thai Fried Chicken that is served piping hot, with crispy fried skin and tender juicy meat. After indulging in the fried chicken, cleanse your palate with the Som Tam, a refreshing papaya salad that has crunchy unripe papaya, peanuts and dried shrimp drizzled with fish sauce, palm sugar and lime juice. The explosion of sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours will leave you feeling satisfied.
For dessert, why not get some Mango Sticky Rice to end off your feast on a sweet note? Large and succulent sweet Thai mangoes are paired flawlessly with sticky rice which has been infused with a secret coconut milk sauce. Wantana Mango with Sticky Rice is one of the stalls from Or Tor Kor Market in Bangkok, which is ranked as one of the 10 world’s best fresh markets by CNN.
Delicious classics like Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice, Jalan Alor Star KL Hokkien Mee and Penang Lim Brothers’ Char Kuay Teow which are perennial favourites at Malaysian Food Street are also available during the event. Don’t forget to take away some of the fragrant egg tarts and baked char siew baos from Fung Wong Confectionary too!
Make sure to drop by the booths along the Waterfront Promenade at Resorts World Sentosa from 12th August to 20th August! You can find treats from Durian 36 and Four Seasons Durian, or groove to live music performances by multilingual band, Too Much Drama, in the beer garden that is created in collaboration with Tiger Beer. Do note that the live music performances are only available on weekend evenings!
Okay, here’s the best part… Entry to RWS Street Eats is FREE FOR ALL. Prices are kept extremely affordable and range from just $4 per dish. Purchase the early bird special bundle to enjoy the best deal.
The early bird special bundle which is available from now till 11th August 2017 is going for S$30. HSBC Credit Cardholders get to enjoy the exclusive privilege of getting the early bird deal at a special price of S$24. To purchase, visit www.rwsentosa.com/streeteats
This post is brought to you in collaboration with RWS and HSBC.