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“Introductory course for hawker food”

Makansutra Glutton's Bay
Ranked #113 of 11,075 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Marina Bay
Description: Surrounded by retro-inspired push-carts and offering a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline, this open-air, moon-lit food centre is a hotspot for visitors and the sleepless in Singapore.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

After strolling around the Esplanade and you find the restaurants their expensive, head on to Makansutra Gluttony Bay. Here, you'll be able enjoy Singaporean hawker favorites with a fantastic view of the Merlion.

We went there for dinner, and found the place full of people. After browsing through the offerings and even seeing a Filipino grilled pork belly stall, I decided to get a grilled stingray and compare it to the one I ate a few days ago at Albert Food Court in Bugis. After one bite, the stingray was excellent, tender, moist, with the right sambal flavoring to make it addictive.

Obviously, this place is for tourists or for those with guests visiting from another country. Sort of like Hawker 101 or Cliff Notes to Singaporean Hawker Food. Supposed to be, the tenants of the hawker stalls are curated and selected for being the best representative of the dish they're offering but price point differences aside, this is a trip worth making. But don't forget to eat at the more established hawker centers like Lau Pau Sat, Maxwell or Newton, to get a full understanding of Singaporean hawker foodie culture.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went there a few days ago as we read some of the best hawkers were located here. The place, right behind the Esplanade, is very nice. The view at the end of it is great as you can see all of the Singapore Central Business District (CBD) and the Marina Bay. Really, probably one of the best views you can get. Walking around there is also beautiful.

As for food, our expectations were high. Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice was just average. We found others in town (in proper hawker centres) that have been better. We also had a Chicken Roti at Old Satay Club Mee Goreng, and this was a little bit better. For dessert, the tempura bananas were very nice.

Prices were a dollar or two more than in a comparable hawker centre (chicken rice: about 6 SGD, large chicken roti: 12 SGD).

We went around 7.30 on a thursday, so did not run into any of the issues other people seem to have encountered (stalls running out of food).

All in all, the place is OK. Definitely worth a visit when around the area, but I dont believe this is the best hawker food you can get.

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Thank abmetta
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you happened to be around Marina Area and want to get decent dinner with decent price this is the place. Located in Esplanade Area, the view from this food court is excellent at night. You can see the monstrous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. After dinner you can hang around by just taking a stroll around the area or you can sit by the open theater if there's a performance there.
It's a little bit hard to get empty tables/spots though during the dinner rush hour (18:00-19:00), if your party only consists of 2 people you may need to adjust sit together with somebody else.

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Thank Henry E
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were staying in Swissotel The Stamford and within walking distance.
This hawkers centre had come highly recommended, and boy was it good.
It was so good we came here two of our three nights in Singapore.
Approx ten stalls all cooking and selling their wares.
It is a great experience and well worth a visit.
The seafood, especially the chilli crab is exceptional and at a fraction of the price to pay in a restaurant.
Why can't we have these everywhere....

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Thank JPL93
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great open-air dining place . The choice of yummy asian food was a delight esp the Malaysian and Filipino food ;D . It is not your typical hawker center and i love the view of the merlion park ( from afar) . I dont like the choice of drinks there though . But overall , i love the food trip experience there esp if you will enjoy it with friends ;D

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Thank Lizzie Q
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