Singapore is well known for the thousands of street food stalls and food courts in the country. At every corner of the city, in basements, shopping malls and even on modern skyscrapers one can always find food stalls weighing with scrumptious delights. One of the well known and a must visit hawker centre is Lau Pa Sat.
It is located right in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the many shopping areas and well within walking distance to the raffles place and other commercial areas. Due to its location in the metropolitan, it is a common sight to spot young executives walking to this place during lunch hour and it is always full house during midday and regularly in the evenings. This has once upon been the country’s first wet market and it had been long time ago during the time of Stamford Raffles, the city-state’s founder. Over time things have changed and the premises have been converted to the food market it is today and it has been also declared as a national monument.
For the food lover, this is nothing short of paradise. There is diverse types of food served here ranging from the typically Chinese noodles, rice, soups, roasted duck, chicken etc. and it is a must to enjoy the sour kalamansi (small but extremely sour type of lime) juice along with a meal, especially after a walk in the sun to get here, it is sure to be a refreshing treat.
One of the difficulties faced by local and foreigners alike during the busy Singapore lunch hour is finding a table. The whole business throng seems to be descending here from all the corporate offices in the vicinity to enjoy the diverse types of mouth watering dishes that are served here. Not only local, but some stalls serve dishes from a number of other countries as well and amongst them one of the most popular are Indian food restaurants that serve food in dishes shaped like banana leaves.
For the adventurous foodie residing at any Singapore city hotel this is a spot to explore in order to savor the country’s true essence of street food. If one is planning on touring to Singapore and in sought of a Singapore hotel promotion look no further than M Hotel Singapore for it has many an exciting combination of promotions on offer for the selective visitor.