Hawker Centres, which are open air food stall
complexes, serve up a variety of inexpensive food. From Chinese to Indian and Malaysian to Indonesian
there is a diverse selection of cuisine to choose from. We’re having our first lunch here in Singapore
at a Hawker Center and I’ve ordered myself some Chinese food. I have some Hainanese chicken
rice, which looks absolutely delicious and I’ve got a butter chicken with butter naan
right down here. Here is my dish – it is just a bit of plain
rice and some chicken with crispy skin on the outside. Despite it looking a bit bland
it is actually quite tasty. It is hard not to enjoy butter chicken – this
is awesome. We’ve got a few more snacks to complete the
meal. What are they? This is a combination of satay and dim sum, so we have sweet potato
here and this one is yam. We’ve got tofu cubes over here. This one is prawn and I believe
that is a shrimp dumpling. I’m going for something a little sweet here.
I have some kind of yam spring roll. Should I dip it in peanut sauce? Nah, just have it.
Is it sweet? It is. It tastes like sweet potato except that it is white. This crab didn’t
go on a skewer and it will taste good in the peanut sauce I’m pretty sure. We’ll mix that
bad boy around. What is happening over there? Kind of chewy? Here is the crab! Nice claw. Oh, that is delicious. It is so juicy inside. As budget travelers these Hawker centres in
Singapore are a real find. Because it is really expensive in Singapore – it is one of the
most expensive cities in all of Asia – certainly in Southeast Asia. You can find dishes here
for between four to ten Singaporean dollars and it is so much cheaper than eating in a
restaurant. I like the variety that you can find at the
Hawker centers. For example, today we had some Indian food, Chinese food and we also
saw stands selling Malaysian food, Singaporean dishes and lots of other things. This Hawker center is by the Singapore Flyer
but you can find them all throughout the city.