Food Journal #5 – Makansutra Gluttons Bay

Another way overdue article! Gosh, I need to clear these articles. Anyway, a few church friends (Bryna, Desiree, Zhi Yang, Aaron and Janice!) and I were at Makansutra Gluttons Bay for dinner on the 21st of May. Well, they don’t call this place Gluttons Bay for no reason.

According to Makansutra, all the hawkers you find at Gluttons Bay are specially handpicked by Makansutra and feature the best cooks in their own respective specialty, be it the Indonesian Gado Gado salad, the well-loved Roti John, Western cuisines, the sumptuous spread from the Cze Cha stall (street restaurant) or Singapore’s Favorites; Carrot Cake, Satay, Hokkien Mee, Or Jian, Kambing Soup as well as the Cha Kway Teow.

If you’re coming on a Friday night or during weekends, be prepared to play the waiting game [of getting a table] because there [Gluttons Bay] is simply no space there during those peak periods!

We ordered Hokkien Mee, Carrot Cake, Or Jian and some Western Cuisines there. As expected, the Asian delicacies there live up to its reputation. Need I say more? The price we paid there were pretty reasonable, for a dining in city area. Well of course, expect it too be a wee bit more pricey than your typical food courts! Gluttons Bay have and will continue to be an iconic place beside the Esplanade where many will frequent, especially the ang-mohs (Foreigners).

I personally think that this idea by K.F Seetoh – opening an Asian-styled open-air mini hawker centre was a brilliant idea, allowing foreigners who may not know where to go to taste great local cuisines to come here and savor some of the best S’pore has to offer. And that’s what sets S’pore apart, not because of our fanciful architectures which the other countries also have their own, but to allow them to savor, experience and bring back Singapore’s culture and heritage… of eating! We are known as the Food Paradise afterall, where the East meets the West.

After a sumptuous meal and filling your stomach, be awestruck by Singapore’s skyline by the coast! There is a special Makansutra Gluttons Bay Sampler where you pay either $19.90 or $24.80 to be able to try out any 7 dishes at smaller portions so that you can try out all that Gluttons Bay has to offer rather than fill your stomach with just one dish (minimum 2 pax). Check out http://www.makansutra.com/eateries_mgb.html for more information.

Alright, that sums up my report on the Gluttons Bay. Go ahead, ask your friends out, try out an open-air concept dining place for once, and pig it out! Uh, what a joy!

We head to Starbucks at Fullerton Road and it boast a very happening nightlife there with pubs such as the Palm Beach. Too bad, I forgot to take photos there. Will do a review there if I head there in the future. Stay tuned!

Yours Sincerely,
Reuel Eugene

Main Course: $3 to $10

Food ordered:
Hokkien Mee ($6) – 2 thumbs up
Or Jian – 2 thumbs up
Carbonara 
Carrot Cake

Store Details:
Makansutra Gluttons Bay
8 Raffles Avenue #01-15 Singapore 039802

Opening Hours:
5 pm – 2 am (Mon – Thurs)
5 pm – 3 am (Fri – Sat)
4 pm – 1 am (Sun)

Makansutra Official Website:
http://www.makansutra.com/eateries_mgb.html

Photos:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/3005138955_c1d11296b4.jpg

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