Changi Airport introduces hawker food as dining options

Jul 22 2014, 17:51 IST
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SummaryPassengers at Changi Airport in Singapore can now enjoy some of the island’s best hawker stalls

Passengers at Changi Airport in Singapore can now enjoy some of the island’s best hawker stalls – all in a single stop at the new Singapore Food Street at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 (T3). Located in the transit area of T3, the Singapore Food Street features 13 popular hawker stalls specially curated from different corners of Singapore.

Occupying around 1,000sqm on the third level of T3’s Departure Transit Mall, the Singapore Food Street offers an array of over 200 dishes by household hawker names. In addition, passengers in transit can get an authentic taste of Singapore’s best street delicacies, without even stepping out of the airport.

Among the famous hawker stalls found at the Singapore Food Street are Sin Ming Road Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup), Changi Village Nasi Lemak (Malay coconut rice dish), Odeon Beef Noodles, Newton Circus Satay Bee Hoon (vermicelli in spicy peanut sauce), and Old Airport Road Fried Kway Teow (fried flat rice noodles in dark sauce).

The spacious dining environment features intricate Peranakan-style decor and nostalgic-looking pushcarts seen in 1960s-Singapore, bringing diners back to the memorable era where many of the best meals were found at the roadsides.

Most of the food street’s hawker stalls have a rich tradition and heritage behind them, with many Singaporeans having fond memories of their dining experiences since years ago. Odeon Beef Noodles, for instance, is a household hawker name in Singapore with history dating as far back as the 1970s. Located opposite the old Odeon theatre at North Bridge Road, the original Odeon Beef Noodle stall used to be the place to go for a comforting bowl of piping hot beef noodles after a long day. While that original stall is no longer around, its founding family has successfully expanded the brand to several locations around Singapore today.

Ivy Wong, CAG’s senior vice president, Airside Concessions, said, “The Singapore Food Street is an exciting addition to Changi Airport’s diverse range of dining offerings. It brings to the airport Singapore’s colourful hawker food culture, which is a big part of the average Singaporean’s lifestyle. Not only do travellers now get to sample the best of local delights in Changi Airport, they can also dine in an environment that is uniquely Singapore. We look forward to bringing in more exciting dining options to satisfy the preferences of our diverse group of passengers.”

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