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“A Real Food Court !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Coast Lagoon Food Village

East Coast Lagoon Food Village
1220 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 468960, Singapore
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Ranked #435 of 7,127 restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Indian, Malaysian
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Natal, RN
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“A Real Food Court !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Get there early or wait half an hour or so for a table,its always packed the number of times I've been there, a contrast to the Newton Circus Food Center where you have loads of tourist and after work people, dressed up. Here you'll find the local Singaporeans whom you should know by now, loves to eat !! People are more relaxed, casually dressed, prices a little better than the other place I've reviewed. Mostly self service, remember your table number if its table service. I found a bit too humid there, not much wind that night, I guess. Try Satay!! One of the best Satay in Singapore is served here.Many, many stalls to choose from and they're all great!! Enjoy !!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Natural dining to experience local delicacies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The place is located near the park and the beach unfortunately the beach is polluted but there are no bad smell. the food are very good! you've got to taste the food here when going to Singapore... after dining its very relaxing to walk beside the beach and in the park because it is very safe even if you stay late at night however only mcdonalds is open 24hours.It is also a good thing because of the healthy benefits of walking since you can digest your food while having a healthy chat with your companions. thanks and we hope to comeback

Visited August 2012
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“BEST FOOD CENTER EXPERIENCE IN SINGAPORE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

It isn't necessarilly the food - there's better elsewhere, or the cleanliness -- the place can get downright scuzzy on a weekend night. But there is something about sitting by the water having really decent food and ice cold Tiger beer. As an American, now living in Singapore, everyone talks about Newton CIrcle, but that's over-rated and too expensive. Almost every time I come back from Changi, I have the taxi stop and I "tah pau" a braised duck from one of the stands furthest from the beach. The bee hoon satay is also outstanding (stall near entrance from car park) but long long wait. Another good one is salted vegetable soup (stall near beach). And I LOVE the satay.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Chilli crab for you, sir!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Sure, you could go to the fancy indoor seafood place up the road. You could even add such unnecessary items as cutlery and tablecloths to the experience. But at the end of the day all you really want is hot, tasty, chilli-filled mud crab oozing out the side of your mouth and down your chin. The tablecloth is a token attempt to keep your clothes clean, and it will never work anyway, so go get messy with the locals instead.

As you grin stupidly to your equally unskilled tablemates in the war between your ravenous stomach and the hard-to-get-at filling of Mr Crab's claws, you'll possibly notice that the locals are rarely joining you in this art of eating that sees much more food being flicked across the table than into your mouth. That's because the locals are usually eating from the myriad other stalls offering everything from succulent satay to perfect pad-thai. You get the feeling that as much as they all love the mud crab, they're just too hungry to go through the ordeal of trying to get that little bit of meat from out between those 2 spiky bits of shell.

Don't let this deter you though, as persistence pays off and you will no doubt get that one mouthful that delicately slides into your mouth, at which point you would probably yell "Eureka!" were it not for the distinct possibility that you would spit your lone mouthful across the table, away from your yearning stomach.

Chilli mud crab from a hawker stall in Singapore is one of those must-do experiences. Grab a Tiger or 2 for the voyage, take your time, and make sure that you remind yourself that it's about the flavour, the experience, and flicking chilli onto your mate's clean shirt. Any satisfaction of hunger that comes with this is purely coincidental.

Visited July 2012
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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“Superb hawker centre experience full of locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I've no idea how this place compares with other hawker centres as we only went to one, but we really, really enjoyed it.

Just bag a table (the locals apparently put a packet of tissues n it to bag it but we just left someone sat there), make a note of the number, get some beers in, choose a dish here, a dish there from the stalls around the outside, tell them your table number and sit back and wait for it to arrive. 

Some want paying when you order, some on delivery. 

Take some wet wipes with you because you end up with all sorts on your face and hands. 

Oh, and get there reasonably early as some of the stalls start to close up around 9. 

You won't be disappointed 

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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