Food wise, there is no better way to celebrate Singapore 51st birthday than to indulge yourself in an array of hawker food; better yet, all under one roof. Town Restaurant @ The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has painstakingly scouted 10 Hawker Masters from around the little red dot and invited them to each run a stall at the buffet restaurant, so that diners could, rather than going around Singapore, merely go around the restaurant to get their favourite local flavours of nostalgia. This pampering service is only available until 9 August 2016.
In addition to Town Restaurant’s famous mainstay – its Chicken Rice station – the other hawker food you can find here is the photographed Indian Rojak. I thought the chicken rice was indeed comparable to the higher standard ones you can find outside, and I certainly am not complaining that it comes in as many portions as you desire here.
The participating hawkers include:
- Casuarina Curry Restaurant’s Roti Prata (Casuarina Road)
- Haron Satay (East Coast Lagoon Food Village)
- Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Original Popiah & Kueh Pie Tie (Joo Chiat Road)
- Nusa & Tara Lontong (ABC Brickworks Market and Food Centre)
- Riyan Hidayat Soto Ayam (Serangoon Garden Market and Food Centre)
- Rojak & Mee Siam’s Indian Rojak (Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre)
- Roxy Laksa (East Coast Lagoon Food Village)
- Tiong Bahru Tau Suan (Tiong Bahru Hawker Centre)
- Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Havelock Road)
- Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo (Chinatown Complex Food Centre)
Did you know, Casuarina’s Roti Prata is different from the rest in that they fold the prata only once, such that it is elongated rather than a square. The thinner layer therefore gives a more crisp and light bite instead of the usual thicker and more chewy texture. I do not believe one is better than the other; it is more of a preference than anything.
If I could only pick one (fortunately I do not have to), I would say for sure the Haron Satay. Skillfully grilled, the closely skewered meats were fleshy, tender and juicy. Too often I find satay with dried up and insubstantial that when I come across meaty ones, I appreciate and put aside any worries for calories and/or other health issues.
It is only a question of how much you can stomach all these food. Because not only do you have the 10 hawker stalls, you have your usual international buffet selection of Japanese, Italian, seafood, desserts etc. From Wednesday to Saturday, there also includes an additional BBQ station, where chicken, lamb, beef, prawns and fish are grilled a la minute. I must admit, that was just as much a highlight for me as the hawker stalls. The grills were so worth waiting for.
Sunday – Tuesday (River Hawker Festival with International Selections)
$51++ for adults; $28++ for children (all inclusive of coffee and tea)
Wednesday – Saturday (River Hawker Festival with BBQ International Buffet)
$89++ for adults (inclusive of 2-hour free-flow Tiger beer & Singapore Sling); $44++ for children
Wednesday – Saturday (River Hawker Festival with International Selections)
$69++ for adults; $34++ for children
Beyond a gastronomic feast, diners can also feast their eyes on works of art depicting the significance, emotions and interpretation of Singapore’s heritage food by eight Singapore based artists who have created new works in line with the theme of Sudah Makan (Have you eaten?) at The Fullerton Hotel’s East Garden Foyer from 2 August to 29 August 2016.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, Ground Level, Singapore 049178
Telephone: 6877 8911 / 6877 8912 (takes reservations)
Opening Hours: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (for this promotion)
This was a media session.