Singaporeans will do anything for food. They’ll bear the sweltering heat and queue for hours or endure a massive traffic jam to get across the border.
Hainanese chicken rice ball, Penang assam laksa and Hokkien prawn mee are just a few famous Malaysian specialties that have lured many to traverse to our neighbouring country, even for just a night snack.
Wouldn’t it be a dream if you can cut to the chase to sample a bowl of soupy Hokkien prawn mee brimming with fresh succulent prawns without travelling hundreds of miles?
If you answered yes, then we’ll make your 2012 very happy. (You might want to drop that New Year dieting resolution for a bit!)
In a couple of weeks, Resorts World Sentosa will be opening our very own Malaysian Food Street (MFS) — bringing you the best of Malaysian hawker fare at your doorstep. No more packing the family off to Penang just for char kway teow. Just come directly to RWS; easy access via car, bus, monorail or cable car.
Sited next to Universal Studios Singapore®, the interior of Malaysian Food Street is designed to evoke the look and feel of walking down the streets of Malaysia, with true-to-detail street stalls, facades of shophouses, old buildings and 1950s old-fashioned wooden furniture to set the mood.
There’ll be 17 stalls altogether, including two halal-certified stalls showcasing Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai and Nasi Biryani. Also, the internationally renowned Fung Wong Confectionery from Kuala Lumpur will be housed in a shop selling its famous egg tarts and baked char siew bao in beautifully packaged boxes.
We had an ‘eating committee’ who made repeated trips to different parts of Malaysia to handpick the hawkers, sometimes wolfing down up to 10 bowls of prawn mee in a day. After narrowing down the choices based on reputation and first impression, it was down to making sure their food was consistent and the biggest challenge—the courtship.
If you want to read more about how our ‘eating committee’ managed to convince these hawkers (most have managed their stalls back home for more than two decades) to join us and a more detailed line-up of the offerings at MFS, stay tuned for our next blogpost!