Lau Pa Sat
I have been to many locations, but reading and enquiring about Lau Pa Sat made me realize the rich history of the place. Lau Pa Sat means a fish market, and I had different imaginations about the place before visiting. My friend’s reviews made me gain interest in visiting the place on that sunny afternoon. On arrival, one is greeted with a rich aroma of fish sold at the fish market. Lau Pa Sat sits in between Singapore’s monumental structures, and thousands of people flock the place every minute. It represents Singapore’s ancient food culture with a rich modern feeling. I entered the food court to get a good experience of what the famous building had to offer. There are many stalls, and each serves some unique delicacies. The multiple stalls with hawkers calling clients made the place appear artistic. A wide variety of food and drinks exist, and initially, I had confusion about where to start. Luckily, one individual welcomed me to their stall with the promise that I would not forget the amazing taste of their food. My stomach was already making loud growling and gurgling sounds on watching what they serve. The rich smell of garlic and chilli crabs made me salivate.
As I was seated, I was looking at the modern Lau Pa Sat architecture of the place, which is surrounded by other high-rise buildings. Thunder Tea Rice was what the majority of the people in the stall were eating, and I was eager to have a taste. After a short while of sitting, the owner brought me Thunder Tea Rice which was served with chopped greens, peanuts, and fried anchovies. On top, I ordered some prawn meat roll. The food had a crunchy flavour, and I couldn’t wait to swallow so that I could taste some more. The sweet aroma and taste made me forget about my already exhausting week. Besides me, a gentleman was having some brown rice with a chicken patty.
The food looked so delicious, and I was already figuring out how I would order that next time I visit Lau Pa Sat. There was a chef preparing fish fillets and chicken rolls on the far end, and the air was filled with a sweet aroma. The open space makes the place have good air circulation and for the people to have a pleasant dining experience. The whole area was filled with individuals eating, laughing and enjoying the moment. My bill was $5.50 and visiting the stall was the best decision I had made that day. The stall was serving local cuisine with an international taste. My stomach was already full, and I just needed to walk around and get some cold water. Other interesting stalls were serving some unique cuisine, and the whole food market was filled with people. Lau Pa Sat has a great atmosphere and would be a place I would recommend to a local or international tourist vising Singapore. After taking a tour at Lau Pa Sat, I developed a good perception of historical sites. I aspire to visit other sites in Singapore in the coming days, and I expect a fun moment in this new adventure. Get to learn why Singaporeans eat the food they do, what it means to them and why they embrace the hawker food centers with reference to their multiculturalism, and a tool for national cohesion, racial inclusion, colonial influences yet retaining local authenticity. Ready to walk down the journey to experience Singapore’s food culture within Singapore’s CBD? Lau Pa Sat has got what you are looking for…
Why is the chicken rice store so heavily patronised when the food is merely decent?