As much as we love theme parks, we can’t say the same about the food, which tends to be overpriced and very mediocre.
The next time you find yourself in need of a proper good meal at Resorts World Sentosa, why not head over to Gourmet Park?
Having launched in July 2023, this is Singapore’s largest food truck and container park that showcases some of the hottest F&B concepts on the island. It’s located directly opposite Universal Studios Singapore (right next to the globe fountain), so you definitely won’t miss it.
But it’s not just a food street catered to tourists, as they serve up a vibrant mix of elevated street food and local hawker favourites, with most catered to Singaporean palates, including some brands you may recognise.
Eager to eat your way through the park? Here are some of our recommended eats:
Classic American-style burgers and food trucks go hand in hand, but The Goodburger takes it up a notch with their signature plant-based burgers made using Impossible Meat.
Despite being a meat lover, I’ve had my fair share of plant-based burgers, and I’m not kidding when I say that these really, really taste like the real deal.
We got to try The Classic (S$18.30), consisting of an Impossible Meat patty, cheese, pickles, and a special sauce on soft and fluffy buns. The patty actually tasted legitimately beefy, with a juicy reddish pink centre, though I would’ve preferred for it to be thicker.
My dining partners and I were also taken aback by the Golden Nuggets (S$6.50), which not only had the texture of chicken nuggets, but also tasted like them. Sure, the one thing missing was that mild chicken-y fragrance, but I reckon no one will able to tell the difference especially if you pair them with a dipping sauce.
If you’ve yet to try the popular Dickson Nasi Lemak (and find Joo Chiat a little too out of reach, location-wise), now’s your chance.
They’re the first in Singapore to use a recipe inspired by the famous Village Park Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, which explains why everyone goes crazy for their Ayam Goreng Berempah (S$14.90).
You get a generous portion of spiced fried boneless chicken leg — we were served a thigh and drumstick during our visit — with cucumber, anchovies, peanuts, sambal, and a fried egg with a oozy yolk. I especially loved the crispy skin (plus the bits of batter) and the fiery, more savoury-than-sweet sambal. Shiok.
As a fan of Mexican taqueria Lavi Taco, I was more than happy to find them at Gourmet Park serving up their signature tacos.
Obviously I had to order my beloved Birria Tacos (S$25) and slowly savour the combination of slow-cooked oxtail and brisket, melted cheese and spicy birria broth.
They were as good as I remembered, having first tried them in October 2023 — rich, smoky, and packed with flavour. Also, it was my dining partners’ first time trying birria tacos and both of them were instantly hooked.
If it’s local fare you’re craving for, Chun Noodle Bar, otherwise known as Chun Feng Man Mian, specialises in “more than just your average bowl of wanton noodles”. Those working in the CBD may have even spotted their OG stall at Amoy Street Food Centre.
Their crowd favourite Truffle Char Siu Noodle (S$13) features spring al dente noodles tossed in an aromatic truffle sauce, with black truffle paste and shaved truffle, along with fried wantons and thick slices of melt-in-mouth char siew. Worth the splurge if you’re a truffle fanatic.
One of the more unique options at Gourmet Park is the Indian comfort food served at The Kathi Roll Co., all inspired by the country’s vibrant street food culture.
There’s a fun assortment of wraps, rolls, and bowls to choose from, including the signature kathi rolls, which are kebabs cooked over coal, and wrapped in paratha.
Although you can find more traditional options like Potato Masala (S$14) and Paneer Tikka (S$15), we opted for the rich and moreish Butter Chicken Roll (S$18), because how can anyone resist the allure of butter chicken?
As for a side, we got to try the Masala Papad (S$7), crispy poppadom topped with onion, tomato, cucumber, and a house dressing that was unfortunately a tad too salty for our liking.
If not, one can never go wrong with Quattro Pizza, especially if you’re dining with kids and/or picky eaters. Neapolitan pizza is sold by the slice in an assortment of flavours ranging from the classic Margherita (S$7.50) and Pepperoni (S$8.50) to Garlic Prawn (S$11.50) and our favourite of the lot, Spicy Sausage (S$10.50).
Dessert beckons in the form of artisanal bomboloni from Spank My Dough — you may have seen them all over IG — in flavours like Raspberry Cheesecake (S$6.80), Dark Chocolate (S$6), Caramelised White Chocolate Espresso (S$6.80), and so much more.
We had high praise for the Raspberry Cheesecake, which boasted the perfect balance of tart and creamy, as well as the decadent yet not-too-sweet Dark Chocolate.
The same can be said for the ice cream from LA brand Coolhaus, that’s concocted using vegan-friendly, lactose-free, and animal-free dairy. If you’ve had the pint version, you’re in for a treat, because the ice cream tastes incredible freshly scooped.
All flavours are priced at S$8 for a single scoop with two toppings and S$14 for two scoops with one topping. We particularly enjoyed the Molten Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Chip, both of which were well-balanced, smooth, and most importantly, tasted a lot like regular dairy ice cream.
Wash everything down with an ice-cold Peroni (S$15), which go for S$10 per cup during happy hour (6pm–8pm). I’m definitely not opposed to grabbing a beer before walking around and deciding what to get — because that’s exactly what I did.
The food may be pricey, but the quality is actually there, though we highly recommend trying it for yourself.
F&B offerings aside, the space is super vibey as well, with lush al fresco seating and even live DJ sets on weekends, so you’re in for a fun time regardless of when you visit!
So, the next time you spend the day in Sentosa, why not fuel up and get your feast on at Gourmet Park?
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