Sunday, July 29, 2018

Soon Lee at Makansutra Gluttons Bay, Singapore

Orh Luak

Makansutra Gluttons Bay is a curated collection of hawkers next to the Esplanade (8 Raffles Ave, 6438-4038). It's been around for years, but I've never bothered to eat there, in part since it was always filled with tourists without anywhere to sit. Well, tonight we were nearby and had no problems sitting down at 5 PM.

There were several stalls, but Soon Lee was my favorite. Why? This Teochew orh luak oyster omelette, whose corn starch was fried to a nice crispy state, all while being seasoned with just the right amount of salty briny fish sauce, and with the added bonus of being garnished with cilantro. I would've been happy eating nothing but this.

There were a number of other stalls there, including Wee Nam Kee, Huat Huat, Gerry's Grill, and some cze char places. But this was the only one that mattered in my mind (I need to figure out where the original stall is!). Oh, Alhambra was there too, but the meat was horribly tough. At least they still had that killer chili and dark soy sauce.

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