(Food Blogger Warning: The amount of pictures in this post can be dangerous to your browser’s health.)
When my uncle posted a link about Makansutra on Facebook, I instantly knew that I had to pay this Singaporean restaurant a visit as soon as it opened, especially since there’s been so much hype surrounding it. This restaurant was successfully brought to the Philippines, thanks to a partnership between chef KF Seetoh, chef Him Uy De Baron, and chef JJ Yulo. I’ve watched enough shows on the Asian Food Channel to know that ‘makan’ is a Malay word translates to something food-related, hehe. I haven’t had Singaporean food in quite a while, so I was really excited to try this place out.
Interior. Gotta admit I was quite surprised when I first stepped inside the restaurant – I did not expect this place to look like a Singaporean hawker center! I’ve dined in an actual hawker center myself when I went to Singapore almost a decade ago, and the kind of fare that they serve here at Makansutra is pretty much the same as the genuine article.
There are twelve food stalls in total, with some of them already considered as household names in Singapore. And as with all of my entries that contain multiple restos/foodcourt-type places, I will first be showing the ones that we didn’t get to try:
Soooooo many options!
… And now on to the main makan! I had the Dry Beef Kway Teow Noodles – With beef tendons, beef balls, tripe, and daikon. Ordered this from Gooba Hia, which I believe specializes in beef dishes. The soup that they use here isn’t your typical noodle broth – It’s slightly thick, with an almost gelatinous consistency. It’s very flavorful though. The flat rice noodles were also chewy and went really well with the slices of beef and bean sprouts.
Fluffy and fresh Roti Prata from the adorably-named Curry Flurry.
Mom had the 6-Sticks Satay with Rice and Soto Soup from Alhambra Padang Satay and Muslim Food. The satay had a rather sweet finish to it, and the meat was tender too. The soup was a tad bit salty/greasy, though. (Side note: They need to open up more Halal restaurants here!)
Milo Dinosaur and Watermelon Juice from the Sips, Sweets, and Snacks stall.
We left the restaurant feeling mighty full and satisfied with our genuine (almost) Singaporean dining experience. And what an experience that was! In fact, I want to challenge myself and try at least one dish from every stall. It’s almost as if I teleported back to the country myself and got the chance to eat these authentic hawker delights once more. Makansutra is truly a feast for the senses, and I wish them luck in their venture.
Food: 4.5/5 (taste), 5/5 (presentation)