It was one of our colleague's birthday. We asked him what he would like to eat and he said let's go to the Malaysian Food Street and order from as many stalls to try out the food. We were all game for it because it was not possible to order a lot of things with only a few person.
Our colleague had actually done some research. It seems that not all stalls are open everyday. There are different rest days for the stalls, so the best time to go is during the weekend or Fridays. We went on a Friday!
If you are like us, wondering where it is, it's near the entrance of Universal Studios.
The stalls mostly open at 12 noon, some at 11am, so the best time to arrive is around 11:45am. We arrived around 11:45am. For some stalls that seems to be popular, there were already queues forming!!
Once you get in, you see a trishaw and directions to the different streets famous for their food in Malaysia. Hmm, where is Jalan Tengkera?
One thing I like about this place is the high ceiling.
They transformed the place to look like the nightly road side stalls!
Like military precision planning, all of us went to queue at different stalls. I queued at the Klang Bak Kut Teh stall. I had to wait because the stall opens only at 12 noon.
I ordered the biggest set meal on the menu. (We got to share with so many people). I think it was around $8 or $9 for the pork ribs with mushrooms, dough fritters and rice.
The soup was tasty, it's the herbal kind instead of the peppery style in Singapore. It has been some time since I went to Klang to have the Bak Kut Teh to remember exactly how it should taste like, but it was tasty. It has a nice herbal flavour but that too overpowering. The pork ribs were not the big long ones though. They seemed to have cut them shorter.
It gets cold rather quickly because of the strong aircon there, so don't wait for your friends! Eat it quickly or order it later after other long queue food are almost ready.
The Ampang Yong Tau Foo.
It has been a long time since I had these in KL too. Presented on a big plate made it looked a bit bare. Taste wise it's all right, not something to really die for. Make a trip up to KL!
The Penang Lor Mee.
I did not really taste much of this. We took quite a long table, and the Lor Mee was at the other end of the table. Looked very different from the photo on the RWS website though. Looks gooey, very different from the ones I had in Penang just last month!
Penang Char Koay Teow.
It's actually quite decent! No lardy crispies here. Like a healthier version of the Penang ones. For most stalls in Penang, the serving are usually quite small and there's no big prawns. Here the portion was quite big and they throw in bigger prawns too.
(The exception is of course if you eat at the famous Penang Goggle Man version, which charges RM8-10! That is something to die for. I wonder why RWS did not get them in!)
Claypot Chicken Rice.
When we got there, the stalls already took order and started cooking though they only start operating at 12 noon. We ordered 2 pots of it. It took around 40 mins for the order to be ready. If you have time, this is worth the wait!
The long wait was because the rice was cooked from scratch in the claypot. It was also cooked over charcoal fire. The cover it seems were also topped with hot charcoal! Heated from the top and bottom!
That's one of my colleagues mixing up the rice.
All of us liked the claypot rice. The chicken were well marinated. We noticed that it had a nice crunch in the rice too. The crunch was probably the mix from the crispy layer below with the soft fluffy rice. After reading about this stall online, it seems they use 3 different kinds of rice in it, maybe that's why it taste rather unique. We would definitely order the claypot rice again when we visit this place.
We also had the dim sum which was nice, but not really spectacular. Colleague also ordered the wan tan noodles. Another colleague was queueing for the longest queue at the whole place, the Hokkien Noodles, but we told her to give up, all the rest of the food have arrived and we were already very hungry. We will try that next time!
The Ice Kachang. It looked like those in Malaysia. No weird colours that we find in many places in Singapore. Oh, sarsi cordial too on it! Surprisingly it was not too sweet. We expected it to be super sweet like most desserts in Malaysia.
The chendol was also nice. The correct colour of chendol too! Pale green colour (not bright freaky green) and they were really generous with the gula melaka.
I think RWS should have hunted and invited this Chendol stall from Batu Pahat. Of all the chendol I have tasted, the best one were from Batu Pahat!
A place to visit if you are tired of the similar food courts all around Singapore. It's quite an interesting idea. If you want to try not that bad Malaysian food without your passport, you can give it a try. Claypot rice, Fried Kway Teow were nice. Klang Bak Kut Teh was also not bad.
Malaysian Food Street @ Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway