Admittedly, the lack of air con, stark strip lights and plastic plates aren’t for everyone, but it really is the best way to sample Singapore’s superb makan. Remember to take a moist towelette as there are never any damn napkins. Lau Pa Sat / junction of Robinson Rd & Boon Tat St / is a Victorian cast iron carousel and the prettiest, ergo very touristy; Maxwell Food Centre / Kadayanallur St / is well situ’d for pre/post Club St shenanigans, while Chinatown Complex / 335 Smith St / is verrry basic but good food. Our pick for sand and sea views is East Coast Lagoon Food Village / 1220 East Coast Parkway. Rock up, order and dig in.
See Very Useful for K.F. Seetoh, the guru of hawker food.