Boon Tat St
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Stephen U
By Stephen U
Singapore Street Food: Delicious
5.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2019
Boon Tat is probably the most centrally located Hawker Centre (an area where independent street food vendors are collected together with facilities for preparing and serving food in hygienic surroundings,) and it apparently differs from the others around Singapore in that active hawking is allowed, presumably so that tourists experience the “authentic” atmosphere. One therefore battles in and through the main area (collected under a Victorian cast iron structure that I believe may have started life as the fish market on another site,) waving aside the bearers of plastic picture cards of the food offered by their various stalls. Inside it is crowded but not too stuffy due to the vast ceiling fans draped over the concourse. There are dozens, if not scores of small built-in stalls each selling its own cuisine: and the range is enormous from Singapore’s own Peranakan cuisine to many Chinese regional outlets, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Malay, Thai and all points north, south east and west. Singapore is famous for its street food and choosing what to eat is a matter of wandering past th stalls until something catches the eye or nose. Whether you want meat, fish of vegetarian, hot or not, one course or ten, it will be there somewhere, fresh cooked, delicious and cheap. There is no point recommending individual stalls as it is not possible to try them all: but no one should come away disappointed. One eats at plastic tables wherever one can be found free. The tables are kept clean and wiped down. If you can’t handle chopsticks, it is best to buy a spoon and fork set in a tin from a local stall in advance of eating and keep that for a next visit. A better bet than one-shot plastic spoons. Paper napkins are either bought separately (a practice that happens in some restaurants outside the Hawker centres,) or your bring your own. There are sinks to wash off afterwards and the loos seems to be well looked after. Great place to eat.

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WanderingAroundTheWorld
St Helens, UK5,625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came here on our first night in Singapore and had some famous satay sticks on satay street, it was an experience in itself. We loved the hustle and bustle, and was great to sit down and admire its hawker market lifestyle
Written 16 January 2020
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Stephen U
UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Boon Tat is probably the most centrally located Hawker Centre (an area where independent street food vendors are collected together with facilities for preparing and serving food in hygienic surroundings,) and it apparently differs from the others around Singapore in that active hawking is allowed, presumably so that tourists experience the “authentic” atmosphere. One therefore battles in and through the main area (collected under a Victorian cast iron structure that I believe may have started life as the fish market on another site,) waving aside the bearers of plastic picture cards of the food offered by their various stalls. Inside it is crowded but not too stuffy due to the vast ceiling fans draped over the concourse. There are dozens, if not scores of small built-in stalls each selling its own cuisine: and the range is enormous from Singapore’s own Peranakan cuisine to many Chinese regional outlets, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Malay, Thai and all points north, south east and west. Singapore is famous for its street food and choosing what to eat is a matter of wandering past th stalls until something catches the eye or nose. Whether you want meat, fish of vegetarian, hot or not, one course or ten, it will be there somewhere, fresh cooked, delicious and cheap. There is no point recommending individual stalls as it is not possible to try them all: but no one should come away disappointed.

One eats at plastic tables wherever one can be found free. The tables are kept clean and wiped down. If you can’t handle chopsticks, it is best to buy a spoon and fork set in a tin from a local stall in advance of eating and keep that for a next visit. A better bet than one-shot plastic spoons. Paper napkins are either bought separately (a practice that happens in some restaurants outside the Hawker centres,) or your bring your own. There are sinks to wash off afterwards and the loos seems to be well looked after.

Great place to eat.
Written 13 December 2019
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Springo1612
Como, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Boon Tat Street is open every night and a great experience for anyone wanting to get out of their comfort zone. Food is Prawns, Beef or Mutton with Satay sce on the side. The meat is served on skewers hot. There are other meals available too. The Nan Bread is available too with different flavours infused. Bring your cash as it is the source of currency used on Boon Tat St. I have been on numerous occasions and it is well worth the taxi to the street.
Written 3 November 2019
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Chris Hoath
Secret Harbour, Australia175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Magnificent night and experience and you are served food by street vendors with the main theme being satay. Don't miss this
Written 2 September 2019
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KAF0460
Cheltenham, UK1,042 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
Outside my hotel and always my first meal in Singapore. At £60 for four of us you can't go wrong; that included food and drink and leaving full and satisfied
Written 5 August 2019
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Zane C
Taupo, New Zealand215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I make this my must do in Singapore. Just the best Satay! Tried the BBQ Stingray and the Beef Hotplate but not as good as you used to get at Chong Pang in Sembawang. Gotta love this little piece of old-skool asian dining.
Written 27 June 2019
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Your Travel Buddy SG
Singapore, Singapore31,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This street is closed every night for the satay vendors to ply their trade. There used to be a satay club near to where Fullerton bay hotel is now. But with the urbanization and development of the marina Bay Area, it was shifted quite some time ago.

Nice Malay styled satay and you will be spoiled for choices here. Do try the teh Tarik here as well.
Written 21 June 2019
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TLZZE
Oakville, Canada616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
With limited days in Singapore, we had no intention of visiting this street. However, after finishing the Super Grove tree light show, our Grab driver recommended to try.
At first sight it was definitely lively and the sights and sounds are overwhelming. As other viewers commented, pushy vendors everywhere but a simple "no thanks" or similar keeps them away.
Food was pricey and tasty, what you are really paying for is the atmosphere.
Is it worth a visit? I wouldn't go out of my way for this place as there are many other wonderful food locations in Singapore to explore.
Written 6 May 2019
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Kate
Southampton, UK134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Yes, the vendors do try and push the food on you but just politely decline and say you have already ordered and they are fine
We don’t eat fish/ seafood but the vendors happily substituted extra beef satay instead of the prawns - very happy!
Written 16 March 2019
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,578 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
I am hoping this is the right place for this review. We came here (Lau Pa Sat) for some chili crabs and satay. Just right when we walked into the 'building' where all the vendors are, everybody came around us like flies. After walking around looking for the right stall, we settled at a table right in front a sign that says BBQ Seafood Boon Tat Street. Ordered our chili crabs and other stuff and received the food in no time. We had to get up to buy drinks from another stall. Food was OK but expensive. Chili sauce was flavorful but the crabs had no sweetness at all. Not sure if they were even fresh. With two small crabs, a dish of stir-fried veggies and a few fried buns, it cost us a total of $100 USD for the four of us. There was absolutely no service at all, other than taking our order and delivered the food. I'd say, go somewhere else but not another stall at the same place. My brother was cheated at another Chili crab stall on the other side also! This place is definitely tourist trap.
Written 18 February 2019
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