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.
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.
The inaugural tournament took place inside Malaysian Food Street, with Pornsak Sukhumvit (played by Chua Enlai) as the host.
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.
Representing RWS: Chef Lorenz Hoja from L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon crafted a Phad Thai-inspired dish.
The judging panel, comprising the media and fans who signed up online, picked the innovative Phad Thai de L’Atelier. Chef Hoja wins!
What an interesting trophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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