Singapore Food Trail @ Singapore Flyer
I was hoping to get the chow hound opinion on the Singapore Food Trail hawker centre:
We've been to Singapore a few times, but haven't yet been on the Flyer, so thought we'd give it a go on the night we arrive in Singapore on the way back from Bali. The Singapore Food Trail is at the base of the Flyer, and given we'll want something close by, it seems interesting.
I guess given its location it's going to be a bit touristy and pricey, but I was wondering what the food was actually like, and if there were any specific recommendations?
Note that I do plan for us to also visitiing one or more 'real' hawker centres during our few days in Singapore :D
We did the Flyer at the end of March (wanted to do something different and thought kids would enjoy it) and checked out the Food Trail. It was fairly busy for 4-5pm. Had the TaiWah pork noodles which were quite good and ais kacang since that was also on my "must eat" list. Prices were a couple dollars higher than the usual hawker prices, but it was nice to enjoy some old favorites while checking out a modern attraction.
Also remembered that we got some kaya toast and coffee at Ya Kun Kaya Toast on level 1 when we got there (it had just rained, and they were running tests on the Flyer to make sure everything was good to go, so we had time to kill). The kaya toast was fine, nothing amazing, but the coffee was nice and strong.
It'll be standard food court fare & won't be mind-blowing. I'd not known anyone (relatives or friends) who'd gone there because (as you rightly pointed out) we all thought it's going to be touristy. But the prices won't be much higher than elsewhere.
Tai Wah pork noodles looked promising - the family who started this famous noodle shop had since broken into 2 rival chains and one of them run this outlet.