Asian Hawkers Market has started in Select CityWalk today. What I like the most about is – Cuisine + Ambience. Select CityWalk is known for its polished gentry, hence there was no pushing shoving, only sophisticated crowd.
We were at the last AHM as well so can very well compare this one with the previous edition. This time biggies like Pan Asian, Sampan were missing, but we did see lots of new players e.g. Pa Pa Ya, Jade, Big Wong, Honk, Hawkers etc.
We found the pricing quite reasonable and were able to sample lot more dishes in the same budget . We decided to give the new ones a shot and picked a few items from them.
First was Jade, A Claridges Restaurant – We tried Chicken Suimai. Dumplings were soft, juicy and delicious. They made a perfect start.
Next up was The Bento Box. They were offering Bento Boxes and small sized meals which were perfect when you don’t have much sitting space or would like to eat while exploring rest of the market. We liked the Veggie Bento, gravy was delicious and fried rice was cooked to perfection.
We didn’t forget to pick Thai Orange Basil drink from Yum Yum Cha which won our hearts last time as well. The drink was refreshing and delicious.
There was a small cart of Amazing Thailand that was offering Chicken Satay for Rs 50, and Som Tam Salad for Rs 150. We tried the satay and it was quite delicious, a must try if you visit the market.
The Fatty Bao, we tried Teriyaki Chicken Bao. It was so soft and comforting! We loved it to the core.
Neung Roi , We tried Tub Tim Grob which is the only dessert on their menu at AHM. It was refreshing and tasty. Also we tried Thai Iced Tea, which was a mix of milk & Thai tea. It had a distinct flavor, which wasn’t pungent by any means.
Last but not the least; we tasted Thai Green Curry & Sticky rice from Big Wong. Last time same dish from Pan Asian left us asking for more and we were hoping for a similar experience; however the dish was a downer with too soupy curry. Generally Thai green curry has a creamy flavor which was missing from the one we had at big wong.
If you love Pan Asian cuisine then Asian Hawkers Market is a must visit. There are dishes for everyone and at quite reasonable prices as well.