Possibly the most anticipated pasar malam of the year, Geylang Serai Bazaar is here! From household products to apparels to mouth-watering snacks, the Bazaar offers practically everything. With more stalls than before, Geylang Serai Bazaar is back with awesome food that makes all the heat and queues worthwhile.
From fancy rainbow bagels to everyone’s favourite salted egg churros, here’s our list of must-try hipster snacks at this year’s Geylang Serai Bazaar. Be prepared by coming with empty stomachs!
1. Salted Egg Churros
Hands up salted egg yolk lovers! Here’s a new rendition – Churros with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. Try Locoloco‘s new creation – bite size churros drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce ($6) – for some eggy goodness. Don’t fret if salted egg yolk is not your thing as they offer a variety of flavours ranging from pandan with gula melaka to red velvet. Can’t really decide on a flavour? Get a platter with all the flavours and sauces with an additional dollar for the Salted Egg Yolk Sauce!
What’s more, Locoloco is serving soft serve ice cream with their churros this year – another must-try on our list!
Location: Next to Mr. Teh Tarik
Price: $4.50/cup, $16 (assortment), $6 (churros with soft serve/salted egg yolk sauce)
2. Rainbow Bagel
Get your sugar fix from this pretty Rainbow Bagel! From the people of WORD., these bagels filled with strawberry cream cheese funfetti and tasty marshmallows are going at $8. A little tip from us: these bagels are best eaten fresh as they tend to turn a little soggy after a while! Queues are fairly long at WORD. but we’d say it’s worth the queueing.
Location: Booth 9 at the open space carpark along Engku Aman Road
3. S’mores Dip
These S’mores Dip from Happy Rollies will leave you wanting for more! Consisting of biscuits and marshmallows nested above a bed of chocolate, this snack definitely tastes as yummy as it looks.
This popular stall can be identified through its snaking queue. The waiting time can take as long as 30mins! That said, you can also take the chance to order the Fried Ice-Cream Rolls ($5) with toppings ranging from banana to maple cornflakes.
4. Watermelon Volcano
The perfect refresher for the sweltering heat, the Watermelon Volcano is a must have when browsing the bazaar. Topped with freshly scooped watermelon balls, condensed milk, syrup and ice served in a watermelon husk, this thirst quencher will definitely cool you down.
The medium Watermelon Volcano is priced at $6.90 and is a good size for sharing among 2-3 people.
Price: $6.90 (Medium)/$12.90 (Large)
5. Spicy Korean Yoghurt
Up for a different yoghurt experience? This Spicy Korean Yoghurt is the perfect dessert for you. Topped with chopped almonds, cranberries and spicy Korean hot sauce, this Vanilla Yoghurt ($5) is definitely a new experience for all yoghurt lovers.
Location: Along Haig Road
6. Macaron Ice Cream
What’s better than Macarons and ice-cream? A Macaron Ice Cream obviously. Presented by the folks at Barakah-Fe, the macaron shells are crisp and chewy. Ice cream flavours are available in oreo, vanilla, nutella, chocolate or salted caramel. Not only do you get to taste the best of both worlds, this highly delightful dessert is also very instagram-worthy.
Location: Along Haig Road
7. Fried Oreos
What’s a pasar malam trip without fried food, right? Deep fried to perfection, this snack is a twist to everyone’s childhood snack. Besides its delicious melty chocolate on the inside, choose between icing sugar ($3) and chocolate sauce or condensed milk ($3.50) to complete your perfect dessert!
Price: $3 (With icing sugar)/$3.50 (With chocolate sauce or condensed milk)
8. Cotton Candy Soda
Think over-the-top milkshakes are too much? Think again. Offered by Backalley Bites, this novelty comes with different flavours of soda – Grape, Blueberry and Cherry. Top that off with sweet cotton candy and tadah, the sweetest drink of all time.
Price: $3/$2 without cotton candy
Some tips from us for those visiting the bazaar:
Bring a portable fan, wear light clothing and arm yourself with a watermelon volcano. A fair bit of walking will be needed to search for these stalls so a comfortable pair of walking shoes is recommended.
That said, gather as many friends, head down to the Geylang Serai Bazaar this instant and soak up the Hari Raya spirit!
Geylang Serai Bazaar
Date: 4 June – 6 July
Time: 5pm till late
Location: Along the stretch of Changi Road between Joo Chiat and Paya Lebar Road
(Paya Lebar MRT Exit A. Due to construction work this year, turn left and follow the crowd instead of heading in the direction of the Singapore Post Centre)
(Image header by TNP, Spring Tomorrow & Notey)