The Fullerton Young Hawker Series encourages third generation hawkers to showcase their heritage dishes at elegant Town Restaurant.
Try a taste of traditional hawker dishes, from String Hoppers to Appams, in the upmarket surrounds of the Fullerton Hotel with the Fullerton Young Hawker Series, happening from now through 14 January.
The first of the “Young Hawkers” is Daniel Surendran from Heaven’s Indian Curry (original location at Ghim Moh Market) with his delicious Indian and Malay cuisine.
String hoppers (putu mayam) are made the traditional way with a wooden press to release thin strands of rice flour dough, which are then steamed in little flat bundles and eaten for breakfast or with a wonderfully aromatic Penang Curried Beef made with fresh spices.
Stations cooking up mini versions of Heaven’s famous Royal Thosais (traditional Indian fermented rice crepes) with a dollop of spiced potatoes, cheese and onions are offered alongside crispy-edged fermented rice pancakes (appams). These morsels of heaven are made in special cast iron pans called chatti to produce delectable buttery crispy edges with a soft fluffy centre.
Add shredded coconut and a sprinkle of brown sugar or palm syrup and there you have one of the tastiest dishes we have laid lips on in quite a while.
The Heaven’s Young Hawker Series showcase takes place through 14 January 2017, 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. at $56* per adult and $28* per child (6 to 11 years old) from Sunday to Tuesday; $69* per adult with a seafood selection and $34* per child, or $89* per adult with free-flow draught beer and Singapore Sling, and $44* per child from Wednesday to Saturday.
The dinner buffet also includes a local spread with favourites such as Laksa (rice vermicelli in spicy coconut gravy) as well as Town Restaurant’s famous Hainanese Chicken Rice, which has earned its reputation as one of the best Chicken Rices in “Town”.
The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, Reservations at Tel: (65) 6877 8911, www.fullertonhotels.com