The Casino and Universal Studios are the main attractions of Singapore integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa. Another attraction, which is more appealing to us, is the wide collection of dining options. In addition to the celebrity restaurants with multiple Michelin Stars, there are some affordable food places at RWS. The Malaysian Food Street RWS is one of them.
Malaysian Food Street RWS
The Malaysian Food Street RWS is very conveniently located. It is right at the middle of the open area which holds the fountains and next to the entrance to Universal Studios. The building has been outfitted to create a old-town scene to serve as a backdrop to offer some of Malaysia’s most popular hawker fare. The ceiling is painted black and street lamps are always on. It is a permanent night scene. There are road markings and street signs, creating the mood for street food, but in a pleasant air-conditioned environment.
The street name that caught my eye was Lorong Pulau Tikus – island of mice? There is really such a place in Penang. Pulau Tikus is a suburb northwest of George Town, not far from the famous Gurney Drive. The suburb was named after a rock just off the coast. Pulau Tikus is one of the well-known places to sample Penang cuisine.
Here are pictures of some of the stalls at Malaysian Food Street RWS. There are about 20 of them. These are the ones that looked appealing to me – Penang Assam Laksa, Heun Kee Claypot Chicken Rice, Hokkien Prawn Mee, Petaling Jaya Toast and Penang Hainan Lor Mee.
Penang Hainan Lor Mee
The one that I finally decided on was the Hainan Lor Mee ($8). Prices at Malaysian Food Street RWS are not as low as the real street food prices. Most of the noodle items are around $8 each. But being on idyllic Sentosa resort island, I thought it was not unreasonable considering the lovely setting they have created for us to eat these Malaysian dishes. The lor mee that I had was served in a very large portion.
The Hainan lor mee had a thick and rich broth. You can sense the pork oil in it. Not too good for the arteries but that is what gives lor mee its distinctive taste. There is a whole egg (lor nerng) and lots of pork bits. There are some meat pieces but most of them are skin. The skin bits have great texture and taste, but I restrained myself from eating up all of them.
Fung Wong Confectionery (KL)
There is a lovely dessert place at Malaysian Food Street RWS. Fung Wong Confectionery is famous in KL for their traditional wedding cakes. According to their website, Fung Wong Biscuits have a century of history, providing a genuine array of traditional Chinese pastries for their loyal patrons in Kuala Lumpur.
All the items on display at Fung Wong Confectionery looked good. I asked the lady at the counter to recommend one. The egg tart ($2) was what she suggested and it was a good suggestion. It was soft creamy and the pastry was light and crumbly. They did not sell coffee at Fung Wong Confectionery but suggested I could get one from the stall outside – Petaling Jaya Toast and Drinks. Which was what I did. The coffee and egg tart was a great combination.
Malaysia Food Street RWS
Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, Level 1
8 Sentosa Gateway
Fri – Sun and Public Holiday : 11am – 10pm
Last Order: 30 minutes before closing
(The website indicated they are closed on Wednesdays but there was a sign at the Malaysian Food Street that they are now open everyday. Do check with them on the latest position.)