Makansutra Hawkers: Celebrating the Best of Asian food culture and lifetsyle
Irene Tria | FoodFindsAsia
Makansutra Hawkers is the famous street food market in Singapore where you can find good food at a very affordable price. Founded by entrepreneur-photojournalist, KF Seetoh, his objective was to share and celebrate all aspects of culinary kingdom through Makansutra.
KF Seetoh began his professional career as a photojournalist in the 80s. Seetoh started Makansutra in 1997. It inks the Makansuntra series of Asian street food guides, manage and designs food courts, TV shows (Makansutra TV series), web and mobile app presence.
“We believe it is the root of culinary knowledge, the best and most genuine reflection of human culture and social organization.”
The iconic 11-year old Makansuntra Gluttons Bay, at The Esplanade, Singapore is now in the Philippines to offer food junkies Singapore’s best-loved comfort street food.
But here’s the catch, Makansutra Hawkers is not just about Singaporean dishes but a variety of authentic Asian street food from China to Indonesia, India to Malaysia, from all over the world.
Makasuntra Hawkers in the Philippines is located at the 2F Bldg A of the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Here are some of the hawkers that you can choose from:
it offers traditional braised Teochew beef with Ofal (variety of meat parts), simmered in an aromatic soy stock.
known for their fried paper wrapped chicken
Of course FoodFindsAsia didn’t let it pass without trying some of the best Asian food Makasuntra Hawkers has to offer:
Coco Kanin – Authentic Nasi Lemak an authentic Singaporean-Malaysian fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk, decked with sweet and spicy sambal, Crispy Turmeric Chicken, Crispy Fried Sardines, Sayur Lodeh (Vegetables in Creamy Coconut) Sambal Squid and Egg, Fried Peanuts and Ikan Bilis (Crispy Anchovies) served on banana leaf. This dish is commonly consumed as breakfast set but can also be served at Lunch and Dinner.
Nasi Lemak is an authentic Malaysian-Singaporean dish
Nasi Goreng – literally meaning “fried rice” in Indonesian and Malay, can refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice, a meal including stir fried rice in small amount of cooking oil or margarine, typically spiced with kecap manis (sweet soy sauce), shallot, garlic, ground shrimp paste, tamarind and chilli and accompanied by other ingredients, particularly egg, chicken and prawns.
Fujian Fried Rice – is similar to a regular fried rice except it served with gravy.
is a Chinese-style wok fried dish
Ikanmasak assam pedas – Assam Pedas, or literally “sour spicy,” is a classic Malaysian dish that’s sour, and hot.
is a classic Malaysian dish
Apel Krepe (apple crepe)
And for the thirst quencher, give it a shot for their fresh sugarcane juice.
Whether you’re missing Singapore hawkers or you simply want to explore your palette to a new dimension of authentic Asian food, visiting Makansutra is a must! Happy Eating!
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