Thursday, May 31, 2012

Makansutra Glutton's Bay

Makansutra Glutton's Bay is a place for tourists who want to try Singapore's food as quickly and as fuss free as possible. It is also for locals in the area who want to get a relatively cheap meal. These hawkers are specially handpicked by the Makansutra team.

I never knew this, but upon checking out their website, you can actually request a sampler which includes 7 dishes (or more) and costs about $30. Check out the website if you're interested. After dinner, you can walk along the river and I promise you, the views are fantastic.

Oh, but here's where the BUT comes in. If you are not looking for convenience or beautiful scenery, but just CHEAP and GOOD food, I suggest you make your way to the hawker centres in Singapore, such as Old Airport Road Food Centre and Maxwell Food Centre. The food there is likely to be cheaper and tastes either as good or even better (if you know which stalls to go to). Plus you have a larger variety to choose from.

Three of us spent $30 here which is unexpectedly quite cheap. Although you could still get a few dollars shaved off if you ate at a hawker centre. I have to say that the portions here are quite big thereby justifying their prices. 

But the standards of the food vary across the stalls. The hokkien mee ($6) (lots of ingredients- you normally don't see 5-6 fresh prawns in your plate) and fried carrot cake ($6) were delicious. The chicken wings (not reflected) were also nicely BBQed ($1.30 for 1). 

The satay ($7) was below expectations. It was too hard and you could actually chew the bones. 

The kang kong ($6) was largely decent and spicy although too oily.

Overall, this place has pretty good standards and a great location. But if you're looking for a place with a larger variety and probably cheaper and better food, head down to the hawker centres!

Esplanade Mall
8 Raffles Avenue


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