It’s the June school holidays, so the extended family went on a day trip to Sentosa. We had lunch at Malaysian Food Street, one of the cheaper food options in touristy Sentosa island.
The theme food court was fully occupied during lunchtime, despite its large seating capacity.
More than a year ago since I attended the media preview of Malaysian Food Street, I was curious what the standards here would be like now.
Despite being a tad salty, the Penang fried kway teow was pretty good. Of course, it lacks the full oomph of the authentic version we had in Penang. I would rate it 7/10.
But without comparing, it was rather flavorful and balanced taste-wise. It also came with plenty of chives and lup cheong (Chinese sausage). Nice!
The claypot rice is cooked over charcoal, which is a lovely touch. But our pot had a burnt crust, which unfortunately, permeated the entire pot of rice with a burnt smell. Otherwise, the rice was quite yummy.
Both the Penang fried kway teow and claypot rice were already prepared when I ordered. It seems they prepare portions in advance, so as to cut down waiting time. This practice, I feel, compromises the quality of the food somewhat.
The cendol is our unanimous favorite! Although quite different from the authentic Penang version, this one was addictively delicious. Rich and smooth coconut milk, soft and pale green pandan jelly strips (none of that yucky neon green jelly!), and thick, fragrant gula melaka — this chendol was really shiok! The big red kidney beans were sweet and pleasantly tender too. And for $2.80, it’s a generous amount.
Oh, the thin and crispy peanut and sweetcorn ban chean kuih or pancakes ($1.50 for one, minimum 2 to order) are delicious too! Sorry no pics, cos we gobbled them all up already!
Malaysian Food Street
Resorts World Sentosa
The Bull Ring
8 Sentosa Gateway
Mon, Tue, Thu: 11am to 10pm
Fri, Sat: 9am to 11pm
Sun: 9am to 10pm
Images taken with iPhone 4s and processed with Instagram.