Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smartshopper Great Finds -

Styled with old-school flair, this food­court within the depart­ment store has stalls tout­ing lo­cal bites like ch­wee kueh, sa­tay, and kueh pie tee. The place is bustling at lunchtime, so go early to snag a ta­ble. Our faves:

Fried Durian ($2) from the Wah Cai 3-in-1 Fried Nian Gao stall – who can re­sist the glo­ri­ous king of fruits pre­sented in golden-brown bat­ter?

The Suck­ling Pig ($20 a serv­ing) from the Es­planade Park Sa­tay stall is vis­ually stun­ning, with its glossy brown colour, but the taste is even bet­ter – it’s crisp­skinned with that ir­re­sistible layer of melt-in-the-mouth fat.

De­li­cious fare from Pera­makan, a mini cafe that serves up homely Nonya kueh, dry mee siam, ayam buah keluak and more. The Bento Box Set ($7.80) is ul­ti­mate value for money – it’s neatly packed with steamed rice, a huge chunk of lemak beef ren­dang, Nonya chap chye, and lady’s fin­gers and fish in a spicy tamarind gravy. The Apom Berkuah ($6 for four) is a best­seller – light, fluffy rice flour cakes tinged with co­conut and paired with a gooey dip­ping sauce made from ul­tra-sweet, ripe ba­nanas and gula me­laka.

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