Singapore Hawker Food: Mutton Soup



My family is currently on a visa run to Singapore.  We are still on tourist visas until our work permits can be processed.  In the meantime, we have to leave the country before we run out of the 90 days allowed on our visa.

We’re staying with friends and we are conserving our funds by not eating out a lot.  But I did get the chance to step out one evening to try out the hawker stalls here in Singapore.

I recently heard that there was some uproar in Penang about some travel magazine rating Singapore’s street food higher than Penang’s.  For that reason I had to try it out.

First, the food court I went to was very crowded.  I arrived just after sundown during Ramadan.  I had a hard time finding a place to sit.  Also I had to relearn the “script“.  At this particular food stall, either there are no drink servers wandering around, or they were busy with other patrons.  Either way, I never saw them.

I was going to try something I like in Penang, so I can compare and contrast.  But then this meal jumped out at me and I had to try it.


I’m a sucker for mutton.  I love it.  And this dish met my expectations.

I like when the broth does not taste like MSG.  It might have had some, but to my taste buds, it tasted like a broth that has been boiling over a fire for hours.  The meat was tender.  The sauces added a nice heat and sweetness to it.

I think it was interesting that the hot sauce is the same as what we get with Chicken Rice in Penang.

All in all, I was impressed with my first foray in Singapore hawker food.  I can’t wait to try something else.