The Singapore Food Treats is a modern hawker centre that has a quirky retro-theme with some playful vintage props and decor, whilst serving up cheap, authentic Singaporean, Chinese, Malaysian and Indian food. Sitting in the shadows of the giant Flyer that towers overhead, the Singapore Food Treats inevitably welcomes a touristy crowd, yet the prices here aren’t particularly inflated, nor is the quality of the hawker food sacrificed.
The concept here is that diners are treated to the country’s diverse culinary history, with key Chinese, Malay and Indian influences all being represented by the food available. Unlike some hawker centres in Singapore which offer burgers alongside sushi, the Singapore Food Treats doesn’t go too overboard, allowing the island’s favourite dishes to take centre stage.
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Here are our favourite picks from our last visit to the Singapore Food Treats:
Boon Tat Street Barbeque Seafood: The swordfish here is an absolute Singapore classic, and you can get two hearty fillets fresh from the barbeque for around S$15. Their chilli fried squid is tasty, too (S$10).
Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters: Fresh eggs, oysters and seasoning fried up in a wok for S$5-7 depending on size.
Alhambra Satay Club: Succulent grilled satay skewers as well as deep fried meat, fish and vegetables. Eleven pieces for S$10.
Rong Chen Bak Kut Teh: Hearty Chinese broths with pork, chicken and vegetables for around S$4.
Other choices to look out for at the Singapore Food Treats (which we didn’t get to try but did see other people tucking into) include the soft shell crab, fish head curry, or to keep things really simple, go for the all-time-Singapore-classic of Hainanese rice and chicken.
The centrepiece helping to create those vintage 1960s vibes is an old rickshaw which you can climb aboard for a cheesy photo-op. A slightly less gimmicky area that really completes the whole retro feel of Singapore Food Treats is a cute little antiques shop tucked away at the back. Genuine antiques such as old cameras, clothing, artwork, watches and records are all for sale here, and the prices range from S$30 to S$500 for the rarer, larger items.
The Singapore Food Treats is a must for anybody taking a trip on the popular Singapore Flyer, purely for its location (literally under it), as well as fun décor and authentic food. A visit here is also recommended if you’re in the general Esplanade/Promenade area and fancy a cheap fill whilst getting a few fun photos.
Singapore Food Treats
- Opening Hours: 10:30 - 23:00 Daily
- Address: 30 Raffles Avenue #01-09/12, Singapore Flyer, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6338 1328