AsiaSingapore

Revamped Lau Pa Sat Offers a Gastronomic Hawker Experience in Singapore

By December 12, 2014 No Comments

Lau Pa Sat has always been touted as one of the best affordable culinary street-style food experiences you can get in Singapore. Built way back in the 19th century as the Telok Ayer Market, it was considered an architectural gem due it’s distinctive octagon shape and ornamental columns designed by British architect George Coleman (same dude who designed Singapore’s Old Parliament House). Today Lau Pa Sat is now a delightful hawker centre offering a mix of local and international cuisine. Just last June 2014, $4M was poured into renovating it so that it could have better stalls, seats, and ventilation.

In a recent business trip we were able to visit Lau Pa Sat twice to eat late dinner and brunch. Here are some of the photos we took of this awesome must-visit foodie haven:

Hawker food central of Singapore!

Hawker food central of Singapore!

There are a lot of different cuisines (Filipino, Singapore, Indonesian, Turkish, Chinese, etc) here. We suggest you go around the place first before you settle on which stall you want to order food from. If you want to find the best stalls just observe which ones have the longest lines, hehe.

Notice the octagon shape. Taken from one of the top floors of a building across Lau Pa Sat

Notice the octagon shape. Taken from one of the top floors of a building across Lau Pa Sat

Also take time to take a look at the architecture. We really love how they revamped and preserved the look of Lau Pa Sat.

Lots of food stalls and tables. High ceilings for great air flow and ventilation.

Lots of food stalls and tables. High ceilings for great air flow and ventilation.

Tables also sprawl outside. During the night this even spills into the street.

Tables also sprawl outside. During the night this even spills into the street.

If you’re here during the night, best to order the different satay sticks! They make for great pulutan and you can order beer as well. Really a nice and cool place to chill.

There are even Filipino restaurants here! We checked out Mang Kiko's lechon, which SG locals said was one of the best places to eat good and affordable food.

There are even Filipino restaurants here! We checked out Mang Kiko’s lechon, which SG locals said was one of the best places to eat good and affordable food.

For Filipino food there are two famous stalls: Mang Kiko’s Lechon and Lutong Pinoy. We were only able to try Mang Kiko’s Lechon. Next time we’ll definitely try to visit Lutong Pinoy as well!

Rapsa.

Rapsa.

Lau Pa Sat is commonly known among locals. If you’re taking a taxi just mention it and the driver should know where it is. Here’s the address though for your reference: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582. If ever you’re in Singapore, you DEFINITELY have to visit this place and eat here. Food is affordable and delicious. Well worth the trip!

You Might Also Want to Read:
Mercado San Miguel: Charming and Bustling Food Market in Madrid

Leave a Reply