Wait For Eat: Local Legends Worth the Queue
They say patience is a virtue, a virtue Singaporeans have in spades — but only when it comes to food. What’s the longest you’ve waited in line for food? 15 minutes? An hour? My personal record stands at three full hours, proudly achieved for the Melaka-famous satay celup. It was worth it, although I can’t confidently say it wasn’t the prolonged anticipation that made those skewers doused in nutty gravy seem so delicious… Nah! Deep down, in our true Singaporean cores, we believe that long, snaking queues are the surest indication that the food is good. After all, long before food reviews took over the internet, The Queue was our guiding light to places worth their salt. And one thing hasn’t changed over time — we’re still more than willing to wait (or is it just cos we fomo?) for the good stuff!
With the arrival of Singapore’s 53rd birthday, get in line and celebrate our strange national sport of Goodfoodqueuing — strong legs and full phone battery for entertainment required. Here are some of our favourite local fare worth the queue, plus some tips to help you along.
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle (Chinatown Complex Market & Food Centre)
Average wait time: 45 mins
This hawker stall earned its Michelin star thanks to its silky smooth soya sauce chicken, and rightfully so. We particularly enjoy the Char Siew ($7) and Soy Sauce Chicken Noodles ($2.50). Yes, $2.50. Should the sight of the queue simply make you lose your appetite, leg on over to Fatty Ox (#02-84) or Maria Virgin (#02-189) — no stars here but tasty chicken they do serve.
More Info: sg.style.yahoo.com