Singapore Food Trail Experience
Every visitor to Singapore at least sees the Singapore Flyer in the distance but for those who get up close, they are going to find something even more exciting. The Singapore Food Trail lies nearby the massive Singapore Flyer and with it’s amazing 1960’s thematic design, is far more than just a place to grab a bite to eat. It’s a trip through time and a culinary journey at the same time.
Back in the golden years of the 60’s, Singapore was a different place with plenty of street food and amazing nightlife that wasn’t so high tech as today but offered luxuries of a different sort. Those good old days are alive and well on the Singapore Food Trail where you can sample the same great street food from local people in food stalls that harken back to that bygone era.
The food carts at the Singapore Food Trail are authentic and they are actually run by the same families that ran the carts along the tarmac back in the 60’s! The recipes are the same, the families are the same, the carts are the same. Take for example the High Street Tai Wah Pork which has been devoured by locals since 1939. While it used to be alongside the Singapore River, these days it is on the Singapore food trail and still run by the son of the original owner. It’s not the only stall with history.
To get there just go to Level 1 of the Singapore Flyer on 30 Raffles Avenue. Since February of this year, this has become one of the hottest culinary attractions in Singapore. It’s not only hot, but if you want it’s also spicy, cold, salty or sweet too. With a seating capacity of more than 800 people, you don’t have to worry about finding a place to munch on the goodies either.
The first hour I was there, I simply wandered among the carts and stalls looking, smelling, tasting, and taking pictures. I did get a bubble tea but then I kept moving along. The stories that I heard, the smiles I observed, and the smells I encountered all made my mouth water and my stomach rumble.
I’d never considered a theme park based around authentic street food from the past, but now that I was able to experience the Singapore Food Trail, I was starting to feel nostalgic. Or maybe I was just hungry. I finally sat down with a plate of Laksa and dumplings and put myself firmly in the now.
Who needs nostalgia? We can enjoy the Singapore Food Trail now and never mind the past. The present tastes pretty good.