RWS Street Eats Showdown

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chefs with Chua En Lai as Pornsak Sukhumvit

Feast on Southeast Asian street food at RWS Street Eats, a pop-up event with over 20 hawkers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Lorenz Hoja with Chua En Lai as Pornsak Sukhumvit

From 12 to 20 August 2017, chefs from overseas will ply their trade at 11 new stalls inside Resorts World Sentosa’s Malaysian Food Street. As part of the launch event, two of the best cooks in the region participated in a culinary showdown against Resorts World Sentosa’s celebrity restaurants.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chua En Lai as Pornsak Sukhumvit

The inaugural tournament took place inside Malaysian Food Street, with Pornsak Sukhumvit (played by Chua Enlai) as the host.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn from Baan Phadthai

The first round: Phad Thai, a national dish of Thailand. Chef Sujira “Aom” Pongmorn from the Baan Phadthai restaurant, prepared her 18-ingredient specialty Phad Thai.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Representing RWS: Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon crafted a Phad Thai-inspired dish.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Phad Thai de L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Voting from the Judges

The judging panel, comprising the media and fans who signed up online, picked the innovative Phad Thai de L’Atelier. Chef Hoja wins!

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon wins the showdown

What an interesting trophy.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Steven Long from Sen Tay Ho (Vietnam)

Round two: Bún Thịt Nướng, or barbecued meat noodles, from Vietnam. Chef Steven Long from the Sen Tay Ho restaurant in Vietnam, grilled pork that has been marinated for 24 hours with a secret mix of spices.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Benjamin Halat from CURATE (RWS)

Chef Benjamin Halat from CURATE, the Michelin-starred chef showcase restaurant in RWS, put together his version of the Vietnamese dish, with thick slabs of grilled pork.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Bún Thịt Nướng by Chef Steven Long

The judges preferred Chef Long’s Bún Thịt Nướng, which was elegantly put together and had a pleasant savory aftertaste from the specialty fish sauce.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats Showdown - Chef Steven Long wins the showdown

It wasn’t a serious competition – well, since the vote counting was quite brief and agar-agar (“guess-stimated”). However it was a fun event to see how these celebrity chefs take a fresh, heightened spin on Asian street food.

Resorts World Sentosa - RWS Street Eats

Hungry for more? Drop by the Malaysian Food Street from now till 20 August for a chance to savour street food specialties from visiting chefs. Prices start from S$4.

More information over at RWS Street Eats website.

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