Singapore Lau Pa Sat is situated right at the heart of Singapores Centre District (CBD) and is a place where all tourists must not miss. It was built in 1894 and is the largest remaining Victorian filigree cast-iron structure in Southeast Asia. It was formerly a wet market known as Telok Ayer market and is now restored to a hawker centre at CBD area offering a wide range of Singapore local food
During day time beside the Victorian building structure, the Lau Pa Sat hawker is nothing different from others hawker centre. The food it served could be found in most of the hawker centre and food court around Singapore. At lunch time (12 to 1 p.m) it is packed with people from the neighboring offices around the hawker centre but the hawker centre is special during the night
During night time the whole stretch of Boon Tat street south of the Lau Pa Sat is blocked out to give way for an open air hawker. The road is filled out with tables and chairs for people to eat BBQ food. It create an unique ambience and feeling when you eat your food surrounded by lighting and tall buildings.
Along the street there are about 10 stalls setup selling Satay, BBQ prawn and BBQ chicken wing. Satay and BBQ chicken wing are two of the famous dishes selling at the street. Satay at Lau Pa Sat is selling around SDG 0.60 per stick and you can choose to have mutton, chicken or breef Satay but not pork as most of the satay vendors are Muslim. Do also order the rice cake to go with your satay and the peanut source.
Beside the anchor dish Satay and BBQ chicken wing, you can also try some Singapore local seafood at the hawker. The famous seafood that sell at the hawker is Stingray with different size of $10, $12 and $15. You should also try mussels cooked in local style, baby squids and Mee goreng. As for drink, you must try the teh tarik which is a famous tea at Lau Pa Sat. Order from the only stall that setup along the street, this is the stall that served the best teh tarik. So many good things to see and food to eat, how can you not visit this unique open air hawker when you are in Singapore? Look at our Lau Pa Sat photo gallery