Created on Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00
Written by Janice Quek
Where is the most affordable place to eat after catching a great musical – like the recent Lion King The Musical – at Marina Bay Sands? Our best bet would be Rasapura Masters, a 21,000 square foot foodcourt which serves cuisines from Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
The huge foodcourt is home to several famous stalls including A1 Porridge, Chang Cheng, Edy Penyet, Hyang-To-Gol Korean Restaurant, jia Le Roasted Food, Jia Xiang Mee, Lau Di Fang, Mei Xi's Yong Tau Foo, Noodlestar, Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut The, Nihon Mura, Noo's Thai Recipe, Nyonya & Baba Peranakan Cuisine, Pizza Pazza, San De Vegetarian Food, Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice, Song of India, Thye Hong Singapore Heritage Food, Tong Chiang Clay pot Restaurant, Zhen Nen Zhu, Gerry's Grill, Pho Hoa Noodle Soup and Yee Fatt.
Spoilt for choice, we wandered about for almost 30 minutes or so before I decided on Korean food. The open concept kitchen at Hyang-To-Gol Korean Restaurant revealed the quality ingredients though there was sadly none of the side dishes to be seen. There were quite a number of options for just the Korean food as well and I finally settled on the bibimbap, or what is more famously known as Korean mixed rice. The dish was filled to the brim with the usual, one of them my favourite fat beansprouts, and was quite filling. I enjoyed my dinner though I thought it would have done better if there was more sesame oil.
My less adventurous buddy decided to go for the famous local bak cut teh, Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh. Pricey the peppery herbal broth may be, the taste and standard seemed similar to its flagship branch.
Lastly, we washed everything down with some fruit juices at about $3.50 to $5, which wasn't too expensive for a place like Marina Bay Sands we thought. MOOD:
Setting wise, it is just like a foodcourt: Tables placed in close proximity with plates piled up, overhearing people's conversations and several eateries squeezed into one. There's an indoor ice-skating rink right beside the foodcourt so you would actually hear the giggles and laughters of kids and lovers right by as you dine. Not too bad a place to dine for its affordability and location. You might also like: Frolick
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