The other day we explored Chinatown in search of food and crafting goodies. Chinatown hosts a multitude of eating places offering local and international fare, nestled in between rustic shop houses, and is home to some of Singapore’s trendier social gathering places (Club Street or Ann Siang Hill anyone?). This time we opted to dine at Chinatown Food Street.
The stalls were designed to give an “old-timey” feel. It’s borderline kitschy but somehow it works. A majority of the vendors offered variants of Chinese food, from steamed fish head to chicken rice, though there was an Indian vendor as well. We circled the stalls indecisively multiple times…
… before deciding on Kung Pao Chicken (S$15, Large Portion) and Baby Kai-lan in Oyster Sauce (S$10, Large Portion). It was a good decision, namely because it had been one of the best kung pao chicken dishes I’ve had. The chicken was very tender and the sauce actually spicy, though I wouldn’t recommend eating the chili pepper unless you’d like to cry for the remainder of your meal (or, if you decide to, at least do it at the end of your meal). The kai-lan in oyster sauce didn’t disappoint, though this is a hard combination to mess up.
We worked off those calories walking along the rows of shop houses that line the area. I used to scour stores in Chinatown (and Arab Street) for unique cushion covers, and found some beautiful embellished ones for S$10.
A day in Chinatown is always a good day! Have a lovely day!