Singaporeans love pasar malams.
The din of the front food market is unmistakable: the smell and sound of people buying and selling fried foods, fruity drinks, kebabs, burgers, churros, shark-fin soup, twisted potatoes on a stick…
It’s a unique experience.
Of course, there’s the occasional auction, the oddball carnival games that you can never win (it’s a scam), and a whole array of stalls selling clothes, scarfs, and other nick-nacks.
Sometimes there’s even a mini sale of house plants tucked in the corner.
Food Market At Yishun
But if Singaporeans have one true love, it’s definitely food.
It appears that TLK Events and Lighting has cracked the code to a Singaporean’s wallet because they are holding a large food market at Yishun from 17 September to 3 October.
The turnout for the first two days was astonishing.
It is no wonder too, because TLK has gone above and beyond to gather many stalls together for the two-week-long market.
You may even find some of the stalls familiar:
- Ramly Burger
- Fried Oreos
- Tornado Potatoes
- Thai Milk Tea
- Apam Balik
- Hotdog Rolls
- Banana Nuggets
Those are definitely pasar malam classics, or typical desserts and finger-food snacks that are well-loved.
There are also a few stalls that may draw your attention, like Mala Skewers which may or may not kill your tastebuds, Dutch Baby Pancakes, and Taiwan XXL Chicken Chop, because a normal-sized chop is simply not enough.
And in case you don’t want to go all the way to the IKEA in Queenstown or Tampines, they are selling Swedish Meatballs here too.
There are also upsized french fries called Big Big Fries.
For more conventional food, they have a stall that sells Chinese and Thai cuisine.
It feels a bit out of place, but business is business.
If the above-mentioned stalls don’t fit your taste buds, you can try the atas Bird Nest Drink and Coconut Shake too.
Besides these, there is also Lok Lok, Lemang, Vadai, Grilled Sotong, Oyster Pancake, Putu Piring, and Lekor.
It bears repeating that the Yishun Food Market will only be there from 17 September to 2 October, so if you’re interested in trying out the different items it has to offer, make sure to bring a lot of cash.
It is an open-air market after all, they don’t accept credit cards or NETS.
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