Foodcourts in Singapore

Kopitiam: Even picky eaters will find something to eat

The majestic Lau Pa Sat is looking better and illustrates Kopitiam's strength - utilitarian spaces and strong curation of stalls. Crunch and chewiness in Thunder Tea Rice's version of this Hakka dish.
The majestic Lau Pa Sat is looking better and illustrates Kopitiam's strength - utilitarian spaces and strong curation of stalls. PHOTO: KOPITIAM

Functional and convenient - these are words I think of when Kopitiam comes to mind. I have, however, had some good surprises at this chain.

The majestic Lau Pa Sat is looking better, now that the fake Peranakan tile accents are gone. In their place, white brick-like tiles and more classy faux wood stall facades.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 06, 2019, with the headline 'Even picky eaters will find something to eat'. Print Edition | Subscribe