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Universal Studios Singapore...Eats

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I finally fulfilled my duty as a Singaporean by paying Universal Studios a visit. Our nation’s first theme park and I made it past the gates for their rides.


entrance

Manmade town.

Truth be told I am no theme park person, roller coasters are freaky-hair-tearing affairs and I had my eyes closed throughout the cardiac-arrest-inducing journey. Nonetheless, food was also the reason why I was keen to check it out. Theme park food hardly appeases…well, unless you go hungry in the happyland but then again, eating theme park food in a theme park does make it taste tons better. Be prepared to pay through your nose for simple food – well that’s the rule of thumb of any themepark.  Churros without a bunch of shrieking kids is meh, just as a mountainous burger without annoying tunes repeating and the roller coaster swirling is just o-r-d-i-n-a-r-y (unless of course Chef Bruno Menard is helming the kitchen).

Here's a peek at the snack trucks that are available.

popcorn cart

marilyn


hot dog

snack stand


icecream


celebrity cafe and bakery

kt grill


hollywood bistro

dimsum


 churros

The first snack truck that I laid my eyes on - happiness.

churros

Churros ($3.80)

No theme park is complete without one. Cinnamon sugar dusted and warm to clutch, this chewy snack was impressive. Better than those I’ve eaten at Disney or even Spanish Tapas bar…something must have gone wrong. Maybe the dollar tag I paid to gain entry made everything taste good. Chewy and just the right flavours – YUM.

gingerbread

I had every mind to suss out the 12 buckeroo Turkey Leg but the companions were half keen. Boo!

fossil fuel

Fossil Fuel

This fastfood joint is housed at The Lost World and just opposite the ever popular food court.

bacon sausage

cheese dog

Chilli Dog

chicken tenders

Chicken Tenders

Coated with scrummylicious crumbs, this chicken tender would have shown KFC flapping to the door. Undermined goodness.


far far away

friar

Goldilocks

cookie icecream

milkshake

In Far Far Away is this burger-fried chicken joint that also sells Ben and Jerry’s Icecream that we ended up with a milkshake ($7.90). Two flavours churned into one and truly it was more banana cheesecake that came out of Chunky Monkey and Strawberry Cheesecake. A tad watered down too, so stick with just their scooped icecreams or brownies. Ben and Jerry’s is available throughout various joints in USS though.

Once the clock struck after 6pm, makeshift stalls fill the pavements for a party to unfold.

halloween

Hints of halloween.

trophies

Trophies for the perfect girlfriend, boyfriend...mom, dad...almost every other character alive.

cyclon x human

Conquered!


waiting time

Waiting

dryer

A ridiculous $5 price tag for drying yourself after a wet ride!

puss in boots 

The elusive Puss in Boots whose minder refused us contact.

I have the admit Universal Studios surprised me...so much so a second visit is in the works.

halloween

I have always been on the fence about Halloween, particularly so when my stand about scaring myself is – why pay to scare myself. Last year I plucked enough courage to want to take on Night Safari and they pulled out the show last minute. Hence, the attempt at Universal Studio’s Horror Fright Festival. Day before my visit I spotted a facebook shoutout – 4 hours horror night but 2 hours waiting time each! I guess that’s why USS decided to extend the opening hours by an hour the following day which aided matters a weebit. We were only allowed entry at 8pm so that meant the interim time from the park closure to the start of the horror night we could not roam around or have a spooky dinner.

sold out 

Sold out.

rip off 

Halloween fun!

shots

Shots and refillable jugs for fun.

freaky

How about some lighted horns?


grill

Big Easy

Every eatery had a queue so pick the shortest as we did. Bar tables were not that popular hence the short wait to getting one but the wait for the food was horrible. Every other dish was not ours and we were so close to flailing our hands up in exasperation for a takeaway.

spooks

Elements of spookiness.

dinner

Steak was way too rubbery and tough for simple enjoyment even when it was ordered Medium rare. Portions of coleslaw was pathetic and truly, not a great start to this adventure.

Let the spooky journey begin!

cabinets

Scary displays of dolls.

freaky

Made up to spook people yet sell drinks at the same time.

waterworld 

The long wait for the first haunted house allowed me some time to enjoy this Water World attraction.

With tons of characters to take photos with, we possibly wasted a fair amount of time getting into the mood than heading straight to the haunted houses which is actually the whole point of this visit. Being a smart alec, we decided to take the opposite direction from the rest and start with the last haunted house. Joy is us when the rides were also open and waiting time was only 5 minutes each! This happiness did not last long though for by the time we left, waiting time was almost an hour for every single one of them. Taking rollercoasters at night was breezy yet a different experience altogether – am still not  fan of them!


Insanitarium at Waterworld drove us crazy with the wait. 1 hour of inching and shuffling feet, tempers frayed and ventilation was not super…it was just okay, hardly scary though the screams that pierced through the night were possibly prepaid. If anything I was terrified of the insane patients running amok outside the haunted house.

Death Alley, New York Harbour and Sting Alley ended up a favourite with setting in Chinatown and slightly scarier with butchering and limbs flying all over. The 45 minute wait was somewhat more bearable after Insanitarium.

Dungeon of Damnation, Soundstage 28 was supposedly the best but the hour long wait waved us off – dang!

Trust the organizers to have merchandise related to Halloween. Most spotted annoying flickering neon coloured horns as did my companion! There were bloody concoctions of shots or juices up for grabs – by the time I wanted one it was close to end but it was free refill, what a waste anyway!

The first attempt and somewhat spooked but am willing to tryout next year’s!

Halloween at USSResort Worlds Sentosa

A foodie born to eat, shop and travel. Forced to work.

9 comments:

  1. Nice Photos :) The B&J Cookie Ice cream looks really yummy. Didn't see it when I was there the other time

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  2. @Carys: thanks! yeah it does....maybe it's a special? Prices are higher than regular B&J shops though!

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  3. Does one churro cost $ 3.80 or a few churros cost that much

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  4. Is there Indian restaurant inside universal studio. Did they allow outside food?

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    1. Hi Rakesh,

      Not that I remember there are any Indian restaurants inside. Outside food is allowed inside.

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    2. Now they will check your bags at the entrance. Only those carrying small bags they wont check.

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    3. There is, it's at the mummy ride area

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