Irone Kim | Sep 12, 2019 | 0
Feast on authentic Southeast Asian delights at the first-ever RWS Street Eats
Eat to your heart’s content at the first ever ‘RWS Street Eats’ pop-up event this 12 -20 August.
Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) raises the bar with this inaugural event as it brings in 11 additional food stalls. Nine of these stalls will be helmed by renowned overseas cooks from the region.
Now, there are more reasons for you to sink your teeth into these toothsome treats.
Expect Southeast Asian delights in the likes of the classic Thai Mango Sticky Rice, KL Style Hokkein Mee and more.
Before the launch of ‘RWS Street Eats’, esteemed chefs from three Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Curate joined two other chefs from Thailand and Vietnam in a spectacular showdown.
Chef Lorenz Hoja (L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, RWS ) v.s. Chef Sujira (Baan Phadthai, Thailand)
Chef Lorenz Hoja hardly shows his face but when he does, he sure he makes an entrance. He certainly left an indelible impression with his unique spin on an iconic Thai dish – Pad Thai.
Instead of the usual ‘pad thai’ noodles, he used aglio olio – which was an interesting interpretation of a yet familiar dish. While its taste was not close to your usual Pad Thai, it was equally flavoursome with an element of surprise.
Besides, the aglio olio was not only al dente but delightfully soaked in a sapid taste that reminded us of tamarind.
If you have been to Thailand, chances are you have tasted an authentic Pad Thai dish. It’s hard not to given how ubiquitous this staple food is in the mesmerising country.
Likewise, once you have a taste of the Pad Thai done by Chef Sujira, you would be nodding your head in approval. The usual tamarind taste with a zesty and slightly spicy kick at the end has us mad raving about it.
When it came to voting by media and pre-registered public members, the winner was Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Nonetheless, the two renowned chefs certainly held their ground in their own right, as their distinctive interpretation of hawker fare did not disappoint.
Chef Benjamin Halat (RWS) v.s. Chef Steven Long (Sen Tay Ho, Vietnam)
To say the least, the Pho dish prepared by Chef Steven Long was piquant yet lightly flavoured. In case you are one who shies away from heavily flavoured Pho, his Pho is certainly truly one classic you won’t want to miss. The noodles were silky and smooth, and of course, it went right straight into our tummies with no hesitation.
Chef Benjamin Halat showed off his culinary finesse – even in hawker fare – with an intriguing rendition of the classic Vietnamese dish. We liked how he changed up the dish with a different choice of noodles, apart from the usual ‘glass noodles’ used. The pork was also extremely tender and juicy with sapid flavours we couldn’t help but want more.
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In this round of showdown, Chef Steven Long from Vietnam came out on top. Regardless, the two esteemed chefs were neck-and-neck with Chef Steven Long inching ahead, especially given how yummy both of their dishes are.
Must-try hawker delicacies at ‘RWS Street Eats’
Aside from perennial favourites at the specially curated Malaysian Food Street, there is also a myriad of mouthwatering dishes you won’t want to miss.
The famous Sempalit Curry Chicken from Restoran Damodaran Nair from Pahang, Malaysia is made from a 60 years old secret recipe.
At Malaysian Food Street, you also can’t miss the ‘to-die-for’ Papaya Salad from the renowned Foon Ta Lop at Bangkok’s Chatuchak Market.
If you have a penchant for authentic hawker fare, ‘RWS Food Eats’ is truly the place to go. There is even a new outdoor area adjoining Malaysian Food Street with pop-up booths along the Waterfront Promenade and a charming beer garden created with Tiger Beer.
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Durian lovers can relish the fresh and fleshy durians at Durian 36 and Four Seasons Durians, while diners sip on coconut juice to beat the sweltering heat. During the weekends, there are also riveting live music performances by multilingual band Too
Much Drama and open mic sessions.
Hurry on down as you can only catch this splendid smorgasbord of Southeast Asian delights at ‘RWS Street Eats’ only till 20 August.
Price range for each dish: S$4 and S$8
Advance purchase of pre-paid event food vouchers can be made online here.