it’s refurbished and very pretty – but it’s now pretty much officially a tourist trap. and by that, I mean the food is bad, the food is expensive, service is pretty much non-existent, though I suppose at least it’s clean and gorgeous.
I’m not impressed, at all.
at the top of my list of why-I’m-so-irritated-with-this-place (besides the mediocre food):
- no table numbers. that means everything is self-service, and you can’t order at hawkers that offer to bring the food, since you can’t describe how to get it delivered to you.
- little variety. the hawker centre stores are all tenanted out, sure – but the apparent choice doesn’t translate to any real choice at all (they mostly sell the same things, and it doesn’t look very good either).
- expensive. I already expected this, but the (lack of) quality made this really annoying.
enough said, I’d think. I suggest paying more and hitting up a restaurant, or going to chomp chomp if you must have some local hawker.
Lau Pa Sat (or less colloquially, the Telok Ayer Market)
18 Raffles Quay
$: perhaps tenish a head, but it’s not worth it