There are many food outlets & restaurants along the long stretch of beach, from pubs to Korean restaurant, Chinese restaurant, fast food and even a big hawker's centre.
I particularly like this hawker's centre as it has a wide variety of local food & many of which are rather delicious.
It is really a cheap way of eating by the beach, enjoying the sea view & sea breeze. For beach lovers, this just can't get any better!
And if you look closely, even the tourists are here. Though a lil rare compared to like the more popular Sentosa beach, but I think the East Coast Park is making a name for itself now. I myself, bring my overseas friends here, as to show them another part of Singapore that is less commonly advertised in the tourist brochures.
And compared to many other Singapore hawker centres, this hawker centre is rather unique - as it is covered from the rain/ sun yet it is opened air, allowing one to enjoy the sea breeze & have a feel of 'island life'.
Wide Variety Of Food
What is a hawker's centre without its good food right? Well, this East Coast Park hawker's centre serve quite good local food, and a huge variety to choose from. There are so many stalls to choose from.
Sometimes, some of the sellers sell similar food. But, ask around & there are 'the pros'.
Here, a take on some of the food I had:
In fact, this stall sells many different rojak varieties, including tauhu with rojak or century egg with rojak as well.
The popiah was alrite. In fact, would have been better if the popiah skin was homemade with egg, which is a rarity.
Was so eager to capture this that I forgot I've yet to pay for the fried oyster. Anyway, this is supposedly the more famous fried oyster there - according to one of the other sellers.
The fried oyster was slightly above average, with decently big oysters & not too starchy.
The hokkien mee was good! Not too soggy, and very tasty. For tourists, this hokkien mee is unique to Singapore (hokkien mee in Malaysia is different).
For those into halal food, don't miss the satay & also the baked fish (ikan bakar). There are many stalls selling them and they usually call you from afar. And amongst all, they seem to be the cheapest food around (as in comparable to other hawker's centre, while the rest are slightly more expensive).
There are many other dishes and it will take a few more trips to try all the varieties. But that just makes a good reason to go back to this hawker's centre by the beach to savour its local Singaporean hawker's fare. :)
*For foreigners wanting to enjoy Singapore, then head over to this East Coast Park hawker's centre to enjoy what the Singaporeans & locals do especially over the weekend. It gives a good view that Singapore is not all city & concrete jungle.
Coming up: There's more enjoyment than just eating at East Coast Park!