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“Street food heaven” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion

Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion
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$57.14*
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Night Out on Marina Bay in Singapore
Ranked #47 of 796 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Honolulu, Hawaii
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Street food heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

So many choices, so many types of food to try! The building dates to the colonial era, but it is dwarfed by the surrounding neighborhood of hi rise office buildings. Lau Pa Sat is street food heaven, where you can try the chili crabs or the Indian banana pancakes and chase them both down with a cold beer. Plan to stay a long time and come with a group so you can try many things. A real Singaporean dining experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice local food in the CBD”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Wide range of food available, our favorite is the Vietnamese stall which is great for soup. You need to have a look around as some of the stalls are average at best. Overall, a good place for a nice and reasonably cheap meal.

Visited June 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Good indoors, great outdoors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of our cabbie after dropping us off at the Merlion. At first the location seemed like any other hawker market only older and more picturesque. It's also situated in the business district so prices are higher than say Maxwell Center.

We tried some steam buns and dim sum from the centre stall and they were delicious, then barbecued stingray and black pepper crab which were also good. There's only one place at the entrance who sell beer to the whole market so look out for the waitresses puttering around in the Tiger beer uniforms.

We then decided to explore a bit (I was on the hunt for noodles) when we realized the satay stalls were all set up lining the building (because of all the smoke from the BBQ grills).

Plenty of people will approach you to try out their stall, we settled on Best Satay 7, they had the most unassuming sales guy and delicious satay. There's no pork but they do duck, chicken, beef, mutton, prawn and babat (intestine).

We tried duck, chicken, mutton and babat and they were all delicious especially the mutton and babat. There are also wandering hawkers selling wet wipes and I recommend buying a pack, they only cost a dollar and come in quite handy after eating satay.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“Best satay from Best satay stall!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Our daughter who lives in Singapore recommended us to try the satay from stalls 7 and 8, named Best Satay! To start with we had trouble finding them, thinking they were somewhere inside Lau Pa Sat. We then realised the satay stalls were only just heating up their fires to start cooking at about 7pm when the road outside was closed to traffic and tables set up on he road! It was worth waiting for. The satays, especially the prawns, were delicious. We had the set menu of mix of mutton, chicken and prawn satays that came with two sauces, onions and cucumber. Plenty of food for two for £12! Bought cans of beer from the local shop. But one tip. Make sure you take plenty of paper tissues or serviettes with you to wipe your hands. None provided and you will need them! And give the loos a miss!
But great atmosphere and the best hawker court we went to.

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Philippines
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“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Got here pretty late so there were only a few stalls open. A man offered us a satay platter which consists of chicken, beef & mutton. It was so good! Then we got some fried rice which is also good even by itself. Would love to try other stalls there next time.

Visited June 2013
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