During our recent visit to the Resorts World Sentosa, we stumbled upon a quaint little eatery called Malaysian Food Street. I know that I’m completely outdated because this place has been opened since Jan 2012, and I only discovered it two weeks ago.
Anyway, it’s better late than never!
V is a big fan of street food; some of you call it ‘hawker food’. There is something about street food that fascinates him and keeps him craving for more. He finds them cheap, so he can order a lot and enjoy a variety of food.
As for me, I’m generally okay with street food – provided that the environment is not too warm or crowded. If it is air-conditioned, I’ll have no complaint.
RWS’s Malaysian Food Street is a new food court concept that is specially designed to look and feel like you are dining on the streets of Malaysia. It’s similar to the road-side stalls, known as “hawker food”, that line the streets and markets of cities such as Penang, Ipoh, Klang and KL. The only difference is that it is fully air-conditioned. Awww!’
You can try the yummy street food such KL Hokkien Mee, Penang Char Koay Teow, Malacca chicken rice ball, Klang Bak Kut Teh, and many more under one roof at the Malaysian Food Street. Being a Malaysian, I’m extremely delighted to find this place. I’m spoiled by choices here.
What I appreciate most about this place is that it doesn’t just offer a taste of Malaysia, but it also tries to recreate the country’s ambiance. Despite being completely indoor and air-conditioned, it features traditional shophouse frontages, old advertisements in Bahasa Melayu, street signs and antique cycle rickshaw.
I picked up a copy of the free Malaysian Food Street newspaper which explains each dish and its heritage in detail. I wanted to try the Huen Kee Claypot Rice but the waiting time was half an hour, so I gave it a miss.
I tried the Klang Bak Kut Teh instead. In Malaysia, Klang has always been the place for this popular dish. Compared with Singaporean version, Klang Bak Kut Teh has dark broth that is smooth, strong and supremely tasty. In Singapore, we have both peppery and light-coloured broth.
I tried the authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh before, as my sister-in-law is from Klang. As compared to the Bak Kut Teh here, I find that the taste is not as strong as the one I had in Klang. So, I was a little disappointed.
V went for the Malacca Chicken Rice Ball. The chicken rice is shaped into ping pong sized balls, served with chicken and the usual condiments. These little balls of chicken rice may be small in size, but are definitely big in flavour. We both agreed that they are extremely delicious. By the time we finished our dinner, we realized that the chicken rice was almost sold-out. It’s one of the most popular stalls here.
We also tried the Penang Chendol, Penang Cuttlefish Kang Kong and KL Wanton Mee. They are all so delicious. We’re planning another trip there soon to try out the rest of these amazing street food!
Malaysian Food Street
- The Bull Ring at Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
- Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Mon-Thur); 9am-12Midnight (Fri to Sat); 9am -10pm (Sun)