Home-grown retailers get the limelight at Lau Pa Sat

Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat, a sprawling 7,000-sq-ft space within this popular CBD hawker centre, is now home to home-grown food brands and 10 food and beverage outlets with some offering modern-Singaporean dishes such as prawn soup ramen (from Chef Kang’s Prawn Noodle House) and vegan grain bowl with jackfruit satay (from Smol). These creations are exclusive to Food Folks where diners can also savour dishes from heritage brands that include Li Xin Teochew Fishball Noodles, which has been around since 1986, and Shi Hui Yuan (實惠園), a four-time consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmand winner.

Creme & Cone’s first permanent gelateria at Food Folks offers freshly made waffle cones and waffle lollies as well as new gelato flavours such as Java B’nana Chip and Ondeh Ondeh.

Launched recently by the FairPrice Group, Food Folks also sees five local brands making their offline debut — like Edens (known for its shiitake snacks) marking its first brick-and-mortar retail with an exclusive Mala Shiitake Chips. This new space champions local retailers, providing a launch pad to help establish their brand presence.

The retail space showcases more than 120 brands — 70 per cent are home-grown and 40 per cent not commonly found in major supermarkets.

Opens daily from 10am to 10pm, diners checking out the retail section will find brands not commonly sold in major supermarkets such as Compendium offering its Kopi-O rum liqueur and Teh-O rum liqueur, and Fossa Chocolate retailing its lychee dragon fruit dark chocolate. More established brands such as Gryphon Tea, Janice Wong Singapore and Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh can also be spotted on the shelves.

Food Folks @ Lau Pa Sat
18 Raffles Quay