Singapore Food Trail, an exciting concept dining attraction which brings back the nostalgic feel and charm of Singapore in the 1960s, is set in the backdrop of the iconic Singapore Flyer. The more than 800-seat food place will have themed interior design and setting from the past, as well as some makeshift stalls along the roadside to enhance your dining experience. Canopies lining the area will provide comfort and shield for outdoor diners, who can reminisce the good old days while tucking into famous local fares and familiar food of the past.
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Crafted Tableau Vivante in the night time but a lovely sight
This place is iconic in the sense that it resembles the Old times of Singapore. WIth the little rickshaw stalls with the canopies, the place feels slightly nostalgic and even homely.
The drinks stall sell carbonated drinks in their original packing in the past in order to retain the nostalgic feeling of the place - the clear bottles of coloured drinks are novel for the younger generation like us who are not used to the sight of the slim, fragile bottles.
This was also the place where I had the first taste of Satay Bee Hoon. I was never one to be adventurous in my life with food and after some coercing from my friends to all try something new from this place, I decided on the satay bee hoon as I thought it would be interesting. It was a great choice. Not only was the satay sauce generous, it wet all the bee hoon and engulfed the bland noodle taste with a heavenly scent of peanuts and curry.
The ambience of the place really adds to the whole image of the place. Perhaps it was for old times sake that I tried to be adventurous.
interesting SG concept dining place!
I chanced upon the food trail when I first went there to take the sg flyer. I was rather surprised and felt that it was a pretty cool dining place.
I love the layout and the vintage concept of the place. The utensils,flooring,signboards and vendors clothings are all so matching with the theme.
Food wise is up to standard but they are still pretty common at many hawkers. But you might find a few interesting items like ice balls and many olden days treats.
It is a really interesting place to check out and is rather rare in sgp. Definitely one of my favorite dining place!
History lesson outside the classroom
I brought my children for supper there once. It was more about telling my children the things that were displayed there than the food. The first stall that I bought from was the ting ting sweet. I told my children that during my childhood, there would be uncles carrying their mobile trays to sell this sweet. When they arrived, they would make the ting ting sound by chipping the sweet into small pieces using their special tool, that was also the signal for us to request for money to buy the sweets.
Also, the drinks were served in tin cups, those cups that we used at homes when we were children. Then, there was the familiar bird's nest sign board and the bird's nest drink that you could no longer find in other hawker centres.
There were so many things from my childhood that I can tell my children from this place, it was like giving them a history lesson outside of their classroom.
Sometimes, it's good to bring up the past...
Located conveniently just at the S'pore Flyer compound, the S'pore Food Trail is a gallant effort to bring back to the olden days of street food. Of course, it will be impossible to replicate the mood, the food, the real mojo...It's a , like I mentioned, a gallant effort.
I had dinner with my overseas friends and my family on 2 occasion recently...and was somewhat disappointed at both occasion. Not that the food is bad, or that the ambience is lousy...just that the place has something lacking. Perhaps it's the decor, the set-up, the lack of authenticity, sort of artificiality ... Or perhaps there's the lack of crowd.
There are many eating places where you want to go back time after time. But not quite so at the S'pore Food Trail. That the food stalls included some famed local hawker stalls (like the "Hokkien Mee", the "Oyster Omelette", etc...still does not quite lift up the self-service dining experience.
Having voiced my personal opinion, I would still recommend dining at the place if you are going for a flight at the Flyer and needed something to munch on. The prices reflects a touristy location but not really prohibitive. One of the main plus was that there is usually no need for long queue..and you can stroll to the Bay to chill out as it's stone throw away... One the main minuses are the hefty car parking fee....mind the car park fee...you have been warned.
Down the memory lane
Singapore food trail is tucked in a corner of the Singapore Flyer and is defintely a tourist spot, and also a local find. I love the decor and the outlook, its as if i stepped back into Singapore history where my grandparents lived. They have the ancient typewriters, cassette players which add a brilliant heritage to the whole place. The plates and bowls used are also similar to what i see at my grandma's house. A feeling of home!
Singapore food trail boasts all the best selling food in Singapore like the Adam Road Nasi Lemak, Hill Street Taihwa minced pork noodles, Boon Tat Street BBQ seafood which usually have long queues at their stores at respective food centres. Hence the good thing about Singaproe food trail is that the queues are shorter and you get to eat these delicious food, albeit at a costly price.
I will still patronize this place when i am in the area because i hate to queue up for 40 minutes for my bak chor mee at crawford street and the outlet at Singapore food trail has much shorter queues!
A step back into the past
It really was a unique dining experience for me when I first had a meal here with my parents last month. I was drawn in by the old fashioned design, it really gave a vintage feel to the place. I was really fascinated when the food served up was even almost exactly like the old days.
I tried the oyster omelette and hokkien noodles when I was there, and it was pretty good. I especially enjoyed the oyster omelette, it was crispy and gooey- just how I like it. I also liked the bird nest drink I tried there, the uncle was serving the drinks from a wooden cart, very intriguing. Even the cup used was like the cup they used in the 1960s.
The food costs an extra dollar or two compared to local hawker centres, but the ambiance is worth every penny. It really is worth the experience and everyone should give it a try, whether you're a local or tourist.
Beautiful set up!
The Singapore Food Trail is definitely not your average coffee shop or hawker center -- one would definitely be attracted by its unique set up for an outdoor food court. From the ground to the walls, the Singapore Food Trail gives off a nostalgic feel, especially to people who have lived around the 1960s.
Okay, enough talk about the design of the place. What's more important, I believe, would be the food! I tried a couple of small snacks, like sweet potato, and proper meal kind of food like hokkien mee, of which I am not a fan of (local food is not something that entices my taste buds, sorry), but I decided to go ahead with what was ordered amongst the people I was with, as we decided to order a few items and share. I cannot exactly remember the price, but the food tasted okay to me. Nothing special. Maybe it's just that I've not been exposed to more stalls here, but I just didn't find anything impressive that time! If I remember correctly, the only thing worth buying, to me, was the iced milo, because the cup size was bigger than most coffee shops, and the uncle who made it did such a good job, that I loved his iced milo at first sip!
Singapore Food Trail is probably a place whereby I supposed you should visit at least once in your life, be it Singaporean or tourist, because you won't get to see such outdoor food courts with such beautiful and nostalgic interior and exterior, and an overall convincing set up. A splendid job to whoever came up with the concept of the place. Food wise can be greatly improved though, otherwise I might have to tell people, "Don't judge a book by its cover" if they ever ask me whether the Singapore Food Trail has good food, hehe...
A Costly Memory Trail
In my opinion, the Singapore food trail will definitely provide us with knowledge of the past, during our forefathers times when they have their meals at roadside stalls. The food I love the most was the ice-ball. The taste was similar to our Ice-Kachang, but what I admire is the uniqueness. My father told me that they use to eat it with just a pair of hands in the past.. For now, of course, we eat it with spoons. =)
However, the food is really expensive. A plate of char kway teow is about double price of a hawker center. The taste is average, in fact, hawker center ones are better. Overall rating, a 2.5 because of its cost and taste.
a walk down memory lane
My family visited the food trail after experiencing the Flyer and both attractions are a must visit for tourists! People of the older generation would enjoy reminiscing and reliving their childhood here as well.
My parents were so excited to see things from the olden days such as the ceramic bowls with a painted rooster, as well as the dishes offered which typically cannot be found anymore elsewhere like ice balls. The stalls were also designed to make you feel as if they were by the roadside eating as they did in the past, with authentic props put up as well (e.g. the poster selling bird's nest drink).
The food are about food court priced, quite reasonable I feel, for the interesting experience you will have. Who says Singapore doesn't have history?
A step into Singapore's past
It is a 1960s themed food street, with a real vintage feel and great food! Even though it is located a bit out of the way at Singapore flyer, I don’t think anyone would regret the dining experience there at all. Having a meal there really made me feel like I took a step into the past! The food street included famous local fares and familiar food of the past including Hill Street Tai Wah Pork Noodles, Boon Tat Street Barbeque Seafood, Rong Chen Bak Kut Teh, and Alhambra Padang Satay. Although food here cost a dollar or two more than the ones outside, the ambience was something I was more than willing to pay for. All in all a truly unique dining experience!