A Lowdown on Singapore Food Centres
Dear Mr Tan
Four days has passed since we returned from our Singapore trip but the nostalgia fever is still on fire. It is difficult not to talk about Singapore especially when our recent experience was dandy in all aspects.
My wife and I give the award to Lau Pa Sat, with Vivo City Harbourfront Food Court in close second. We truly enjoyed the food and had a taste of genuine Ice Kachang and Bobo Chacha, as well as the sugar cane drink.
We hesitated going to Newton Food Centre and Maxwell Food Centre due to conflicting comments from taxi drivers, which were negative in nature.
In the end, we decided, whatever these places offers comes with the territory. We took their suggestions seriously and it was the need to inquire prices of seafood at Newton before flagging down the meter.
In the interest of comparison, Newton is only average compared to the two food courts mentioned as winners above.
It was Andrew Zimmern's Singapore series that brought us to Little India to a place called Banana Leaf Apollo. Although Andrew Zimmern seemed to have enjoyed the food, regret, I scored the menu and service average. I enjoyed the red bone marrow sizzling hot big Mama, including the straw.
Finally, I have been dying to ask you this question, Mr. Tan. I noticed all the food courts - including the hotel we stayed (Tanglin) in - were not giving napkins? Is this a national policy and if it is - what could be the reason?
Fortunately, we came prepared. We brought our own spoons, forks, knives, wet towels, napkins and hand sanitizers. I had an inkling we will be digging into some delightful menus and what could be better than using regular table utensils?
I really believe adding hand washing facility in all these food courts and hawker centres will improve cleanliness which Singapore is known worldwide.