Built in 1894, Lau Pa Sat stands as a cultural icon nestled in the heart of Singapore’s bustling central business district, playing an inextricable part of Singapore’s heritage.
Today, it has become a must-visit food and retail destination where gourmands and tourists can experience the diverse flavours of Singapore. Lau Pa Sat constantly rejuvenates its 52,000 square feet of retail space to welcome new tenants.
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Most recently, Lau Pa Sat has added 20 new hawker stalls offering a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional local dishes to international flavours.
Named after the iconic comic character, Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow’s flagship outlet at Old Airport Road has garnered a loyal following. Pouring love into each plate and frying it individually is how the owner honors his late mother’s 30-year legacy of cooking the classic dish. Be it the black or the unique white rendition, each comes with a generous serving of sliced sausage, fish cake and cockles.
Over at Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang, savor the marriage of both Malay and Indonesian cuisines via a hearty plate of fragrant coconut milk rice, grilled chicken topped with a house-made traditional Indonesia sauce that packs a spicy punch, ikan bilis and sunny-side-up. The husband-and-wife duo met while working in the aviation industry and they decided to expand his family hawker business which was selling nasi lemak at the time.
Food of Love
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Discover stalls with unique back stories of their own such as The Warung Bali which serves authentic Balinese dishes such as Ayam Betutu (spiced slow-cooked chicken) served original, fried, or grilled with a Sate Lilit (grilled chicken sate on lemongrass stalk). The owners, Juliana, a corporate lawyer, and I Wayan Suka, a dive guide, bonded while diving in Bali and eventually fell in love over home-cooked Balinese food.
Love, too brought The Viet Kitchen (123zo) to Singapore as the owner left behind her successful milk tea-chain business in Vietnam and brought her grandmother’s recipes here preserving her legacy. Have a taste of Central Vietnam with its Ban Ho Hue, a savoury-spicy beef noodles soup served with generous bean sprouts, onions, and shredded morning glory – its broth simmered over 6 hours using beef bone and original prawn paste from Hue.
Founded by an executive chef with more than 30 years of experience, Ri Ri Hong Mala Xiang Guo has risen in popularity and become a preferred choice for mala lovers. Its success is owed to its super gratifying sauce, a winning formula of 20 different spices. The stalls sit alongside well-established brands such as Kallang Airport Wanton Noodle. Each bowl is chockful of thickly sliced char siew, scattered on noodles that provide a firm bite. The wantons boast a juicy pork filling.
CelebrATE Hawker Gems with Meow Meow @ Lau Pa Sat
From now to 10 October 2023, look forward to a series of activities, games and prizes to win at the iconic heritage food hall, Lau Pa Sat.
Bring home a piece of Lau Pa Sat when you redeem exclusive merchandise such as the Lau Pa Sat Coasters – meticulously crafted from upcycled disposable wooden chopsticks urban harvested from Lau Pa Sat; with the design inspired by the architectural charm of our National Monument produced in collaboration with ChopValue.
Other merchandise up for grabs include Meow Meow tote bags and Lau Pa Sat thermal mugs. Spend at least $10 in a maximum of 2 combined same-day receipts, and get to redeem these items at a special price (starting from $2).
Discover Your Makan Tribe
Find out what your Makan Tribe is by taking this quiz, and unleash your love for local hawker food. Seize the chance to be Lau Pa Sat’s next Makan Ambassador, and get to redeem sure-win mystery gifts from Food Folks.
It’s not an exaggeration when one says that good food can be found at every turn in Singapore and Lau Pa Sat is a prime example of this culinary abundance. With its rich history and continuous efforts to bring in new and exciting food options, it truly embodies the vibrant food scene that Singapore is known for.