Makansutra Gluttons Bay
Makansutra Gluttons Bay Singapore Reviews
Food Fest Everyday! Jul 25, 2014
Makansutra Gluttons Bay is a food street and one of the best hawker centers in Singapore. What sets it apart is its proximity to famous landmarks such as the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Helix, Fullerton, Merlion Park and the central business district of Singapore making it one of my favorite places in the city.
My friends arranged a welcome dinner here on my first trip to SG in 2011. I liked it so much the first time and that has not changed a bit upto now. It is permanently listed on itineraries for visiting family and friends for ultimate food tripping since the food is relatively cheap and has a very wide selection for different cravings. And when you get here, you must forget about the diet and enjoy the food for a moment! There are different Asian cuisines to choose from representing the majority of mix cultures of the population. This strip is always jampacked with lots of tourists and local patrons. The dining area usually starts to fill up by 5pm and by 7pm, tables start to run out, and finding seats would take around 15 minutes especially on weekends. It is not advisable to stay here longer than after you had your meal as people keep coming in. You don’t want someone to stare you down to give up your seat when you’re done eating, do you?
I love the fiesta-like atmosphere in Makansutra, the melting pot for food lovers, the chaotic happy noise, the heat, the smell of great food. It’s always fun to walk stall to stall and finally deciding which best catch your appetite. It is self-service just like any hawker center, you got to queue to place orders and wait for your stub to be called after few minutes. We usually have chilli crabs, satay, cereal prawns, bbq chicken wings, chicken rice, and to satisfy Pinoy cravings, pancit canton and pinakbet. And while you patiently wait, take a moment to look around you and feel the vibrance of Singapore and ponder on your remarkable experience so far which for sure has been overall great and it can only get better!
You can also watch the dancing lights in MBS, and if it’s your lucky night, some fireworks display. Singapore celebrates its national day every August 9. For all Saturdays starting July, they conduct rehearsals for the parade including the fighter jets exhibitions, skydivers and grand fireworks at night in the grandstand near Makansutra. It is so much fun to watch at close proximity before the big day. It’s good if you can spend one Saturday afternoon here to experience this especially the fireworks display for about 15 minutes.
Eating here is an experience itself, it will be worth your time and tummy to check it out!
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