Fans of Crazy Rich Asians can now discover and experience the rich culinary gems in Singapore as seen on the big screen. Pamela Chow embarks on a new tour that gives guests a taste of the neighbourhoods and local dishes mentioned in the movie and novel
The recent release of the Crazy Rich Asians movie has piqued global interest in Singapore as a ‘rich’ destination – not just for its luxury experiences, but also for its diverse cultures and colourful culinary scene.
Local tour outfit Wok ‘n’ Stroll has crafted the Crazy Rich Asians – Behind the Scenes Food Tour to take guests behind the scenes of locales mentioned in the movie and its original novel, some of which include restaurants and hawker centres.
The Crazy Rich Asians – Behind the Scenes Food Tour treats participants to food mentioned in the novel and movie, such as carrot cake, roti prata and satay.
Our journey started at CHIJMES, where Wok ‘n’ Stroll’s resident food guide Simon imparted tidbits about the historic chapel and how the movie’s wedding scene was filmed here. Complementing this stop was a visit to Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant New Ubin Seafood’s newest outlet at CHIJMES.
The tour also provided a glimpse into Singapore’s famous hawker culture with a stop at Lau Pa Sat’s evening market, where a row of grilled satay, oyster omelette, carrot cake and murtabak awaited us.
The night ended with a swig of the iconic Singapore Sling, accompanied by a stunning evening view of the Marina Bay skyline at LeVeL33 Craft-Brewery Restaurant & Lounge.
The Crazy Rich Asians – Behind the Scenes Food Tour is also available in the day with a different itinerary that features other places such as the Botanic Gardens and Keong Saik Road.
In the restaurants, the best seats in the house were reserved for the tour, such as a private room and a corner table with an unobstructed panoramic view. At the evening market, a row of tables had been “choped” (local slang for “reserved”) for us with tissue packets and table mats. Food is served before or upon arrival.
The tour runs every Sunday at 18.00, and is designed to be more intimate than Wok ‘n’ Stroll’s usual day tours. Our session lasted four hours, during which we were ferried in a private mini-van.
Tour sessions must be booked at least 24 hours in advance, after which the meeting point is confirmed and disclosed. Private tours can be arranged as well. Group sizes range from six to 10, and cost S$150 (US$109) per person.
A fun and tasty exploration of Singapore, Wok ‘n’ Stroll’s Crazy Rich Asians – Behind the Scenes Food Tour is enjoyable for both fans and non-fans alike.
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