"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Gluttons Bay

This place is a gathering of Singapore’s local food, from chendol to bbq sambal stingray. It is also a place I frequent for dinner whenever I go to Esplanade for concerts. However, it now faces some competition to the newly opened Kopi-O which also serves local food fare. The Gluttons Bay is al fresco style, whereas Kopi-O is a comfortable air-conditioned place. Their prices do not vary much.

I have only tried a few dishes from Gluttons Bay – Hokkien Mee, Chendol, Stingray, Oyster Omelette,  Carrot Cake and satay. The food are palatable if you’re there for the first time. The only dish I re-eat is the Hokkien Mee ($4) as I felt the sambal chilli that comes with it is nice. It is not too dry or soupy. It comes with two prawns and juicy squid rings. The only bad thing are the garlic pieces that were not thoroughly cooked. When you bite into the many garlic pieces, it does not taste that nice.

As for the rest, there are more than a dozen better ones at your neighbourhood hawkers. The chendol is a really cannot-make-it dessert.  There was little coconut milk and a miserable bit of gula melaka. The ice shavings were coarse and big. 😦

The fried rice ($4) looks so simple. The corns, carrots and green peas and fake crab stick meat can be bought off from frozen shelves. Would you pay $4 to eat this?

I suggest you check out Kopi-O. If the food is not that delicious there, at least the air-condition will be able to make up for the money and time spent there. ^^

Place: Makansutra Gluttons Bay
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue #01-15 Singapore 039802 (Outside Esplanade)
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs : 5pm – 2am; Fri & Sat : 5pm – 3am; Sun : 4pm – 1am
Read more: http://www.makansutra.com/eateries_mgb.html

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