Though I haven't been to Singapore, I have always been fascinated with their cuisine. A melting pot of Southeast Asia, Singaporean cuisine is a mix of Chinese, Malay, Indian and cuisines from other neighboring countries.
Singapore's delectable cuisine is reintroduced to the Philippines with the opening of Makansutra in SM Megamall. Makansutra is a Singapored-based food market founded by KF Seetoh, an expert in Singaporean cuisine.
Makansutra has 12 stalls (including the beverage and desserts bar locatedin the middle). Each stall has a distinct menu, so we tried our best to sample one dish per stall. However, we only got to try only 6 stalls during this visit.
From Alhambra Panang Satay, we ordered 6 pcs Chicken Satay with Rice (Php 250) and 1-person Hainanese Chicken Rice (Php 190) from Bao Ji Xiang.
|Hainanese Chicken Rice|
The Chicken Satay is served with a thick peanut sauce that brought out the flavors of the satay. The Hainanese Chicken Rice is served cold, which is how this dish is supposed to be served. I love the Hainanese Chicken Rice that I will definitely drop by Makansutra for this. My friends who were not fans of this dish liked it as well.
We also had a sharing portion of Hokkien Mee (Php 270) and Laksa (Php 250).
Hokkien Mee is a stir-fried noodle dish with prawns, squid and pork, served with sambal and lime on the side. Like my love for pancit, I really loved the Hokkien Mee. If you haven't tried Singaporean food before, this dish should definitely be your starter. Makansutra's version of Laksa uses vermicelli instead of the rice noodles we were used to. Still, the broth was extremely delicious with the right amount of heat and huge pieces of prawn.
We also had Braised Tofu (Php 120) and Oyster Omelette (Php 320).
The Braised Tofu could be served with smaller pieces but it was good enough as a side dish for other dishes we had. I was so glad we didn't miss out on the Oyster Omelette. I loved munching on those crunchy sides with generous oyster fillings.
I paired everything with a glass of Milo Dinosaur (Php 150), to complete my Singaporean hawker experience.
Makansutra is my newest go-to place for Singaporean food. I find the servings adequate for the prices. I strongly suggest that you go with a group if you want to try as much dishes as you can. I will definitely visit Makansutra again soon.
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City