There is an amazing array of food. Stingray is popular (not for me) and the prawns were enormous. There was chilli crab and pepper crab, crispy duck, pork everything and satay skewers by the dozen. We ordered some satay sticks first up then headed to the reputedly best duck stall - Jackie had done some research earlier in the day. Ian and Jackie then made a beeline for the seafood and within fifteen minutes or so we had all of our dishes - a veritable feast. Ian and Jackie had ordered prawns and pepper crab and something else that had noodles and prawns and other things I didn't recognise in it.
There are plenty of drinks stalls as well and the alcohol is much cheaper than in the hotels and bars. Probably the reason why the market attracts a lot of younger people. Ian and Suresh had Asahi beer - which came in 1 litre cans for $16 SNG. Jackie and I had sugar cane juice - a sort of watery syrup - I was trying not to think about my sugar-free diet at the time - it was delicious.
We had a lot of fun getting to know Jackie and Suresh over dinner. It's great to hear about how things work in Singapore and I'm fascinated by the exhorbitant cost of some things and the relative cheapness of others. Housing is incredibly expensive and cars - which I'd mentioned before can cost up to $180,000 for a Camry! Food at the markets and grocery stores is quite affordable. Apparently there are some bargains to be found with clothes too - I hadn't found many of those shops yet. The prevalence of Prada and Chanel had put me off the larger malls.
It was a great night and I would definitely recommend the market for a bit of fun and a different dining experience in Singapore.