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Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat, Singapore: Cantunan atbp.

*I have just received information that Cantunan atbp. is now closed*

 

Here’s a new stall that brings a smile to my face… Catunan atbp. At Lau Pa Sat!

Yes, this is a new food stall in addition to Tapa King, Panyeros, Mang Kiko’s and Happy-V.

The reason Cantunan brings a smile to me is that I remember my college days when we used to eat in cheap stalls along the street which we easily called Hotdugan and Cantunan! Obviously, one sells Foot long hotdogs and the other sells Lucky-Me Pancit Canton.

What makes Cantunan special is that I don’t think there are other Filipino stalls here in Singapore who sells Quek-quek, Puto Bumbong, Bibingka and Binalot.

Although I didn’t get the chance to try much on my visit, it’s a big plus for me that they are open for lunch on a weekend and that service as also good.

Here’s a quick shot of their menu’s which I took.

To wrap up:

Food that is readily prepared is available: No

Food is prepared as you order, although the wait is not that long.

Day Visited for the first time: Saturday

Time/Meal: Lunch

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: Maybe

Its still Lau Pa Sat, so basically, you can bring almost anyone.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes

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Filipino Food in Harbourfront Center: Rapsa

Now here’s something that’s a big surprise to all of us…
A stall in Food Junction which serves Philippine Cuisine… Rapsa!
Food Junction in Harbourfront Center can be found on the Third Floor.
Location is great since Food Junction always has ample space, proper ventilation and reasonable prices.
If it’s your first time to eat Filipino Food, this might be the perfect place for you.
Prices are not as expensive as Bonifacio and 7,107 Flavours.
Crowds and ambiance are not like those restaurants found in Lucky Plaza (Jologs) and Tanjong Pagar (Kamayan)
And it’s not as busy as the stalls in Lau Pa Sat (Happy V, Panyeros, Mang Kiko’s and Tapa King)
As per my guidelines:
Food that is readily prepared is available: Yes (although some of the items in the menu are prepared upon ordering)
Day Visited (the stall is inside Food Junction, cleanliness is good and its self service)
Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No (it’s a food court…)
Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes
Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes
If visiting Rapsa for the first time, their Grilled Pork Belly is a must try, they also have Roasted Pork Skewers and Roasted Chicken.
Rapsa’s menu changes almost everyday but their grilled items (Pork, Chicken and Squid) are available all the time.
Service speed needs to be upped a notch since lunch time queue is really bad. But looking at the entire picture, its good food, good price in a good place…

Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat: Mack’s, Happy V (formerly Jolly V), Panyeros and Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Lau Pa Sat, almost everyone in Singapore knows about it, so going to the place is not that difficult. Of all the food stalls there, four (4) serves Filipino Cuisine.

Mack’s Chicken Inasal

*****Sad to say, Mack’s is now closed*****

Panyeros

Happy V Fried Chicken (formerly know as Jolly V)

And Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Although they all cater to the Filipinos working and visiting Singapore, the food on their menu does not compete with one another.

You will also often see foreigners ordering from them, especially at Happy V.

Since basically Lau Pa Sat is a food court, we can assume that the experience  for all three stalls is almost the same.

Food that is readily prepared is available: Yes

Day Visited for the first time: Friday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Day Visited for the second time: Sunday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No

Not unless your department wants to have a corporate meal in a hawker center.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

It’s Lau Pa Sat so basically, I’m sure majority of your friends have been there.

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Depends!

Mack’s Chicken Inasal – Yes, their menu is very Filipino although most of the time, they only can offer 3-4 dishes. You may plan to eat Tapsilog but on your visit, they only have Chicken Barbeque.

Mack’s is the only place in Singapore where you can ask them to prepare a “malasado” fried egg.

Panyeros – They do not have a regular menu. You can just pick which one’s you’ll like to try.

Happy V – Fried Chicken and Rice! The only difference is the gravy! They also have Pizza, Pasta and Burger Steak but these may or may not work with your guests since we all know that Filipino Pasta is sweet.

Mang Kiko’s Lechon – I will have to say Yes, it’s lechon! But come to think about it again, its only roasted pig.

Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat: Happy V Fried Chicken (formerly known as Jolly V)

Update: Sadly, this place is no longer open for business. (CLOSED)

 ***Jolly V is now known as Happy V***

I think all Filipinos here in Singapore have heard that there’s a Jollibee stall in Lau Pa Sat but it is not the Jollibee we all Filipinos love.

This is actually Jolly V, I have to say that it is the closest thing we can get to enjoy the Chicken Joy!

 

Jolly V Menu

 

They also have Spaghetti (Filipino Style) and Palabok.

I have not eaten from Jollibee since September of 2007 (it’s been 8 months already! Today is 09 May 2008) and I must say that eating from Jolly V will really remind you of our very own Jollibee.

Jollibee from wikipedia

 

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