6 Eats Around Singapore That Are Bound To Bring Your Tastebuds To Life!

Everyone knows that Singapore is a food paradise, it can get pretty difficult to choose when Singapore has such an extensive array of delicacies. We’re always sourcing for new places to get our food on so we asked some of our favourite brand ambassadors where were their favourite underrated places to eat, and they did not disappoint!

Here are a list of the most underrated places to get some food here in Singapore recommended by Discover SG’s brand ambassadors :

Novita Lam

Novita Lam

Boon Tong Kee

BTK1(Image credit: Novita is that she really wants to see polar bears in their natural habitat. This talented 22 year old NUS Business student designs on the side and she can speak 6 languages!

Novita loves .

Noreen Fong

Noreen Fong

Noreen is not stranger to the spotlight, she’s been in the performing arts since primary school! She’s dabbled in English AND Chinese theatre, Chinese opera, hip hop and ukulele! The 21 year old NUS student has a weakness for puppies (just like we do!), and she wants to one day visit London and Paris ( “the pastries, cheesy food and ice cream!!!”).

Ninja Bowl

Yasai Bowl(Image credit: as her favourite underrated place to fill her tummy! Noreen tells us that the rice bowls are really healthy yet still satisfy her hunger, her favourites? The ‘Yasai’ and ‘Noka’ rice bowls.

The ‘Yasai’ rice bowl is crafted from salmon poke, mixed sultanas, tomatoes and a poached egg. A simple, healthy and satisfying meal for one!

Noka Bowl (Image credit: 6222 8055
Contact: Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 9pm; Sat – Sun: 9am – 6pm

Kimberley Yong

Kim Yong

Last week we did a feature on Kimberley, talking about her life, fashion and her love for Starbucks. The 20 year old blogger and model loves capturing memories through the medium of photographs and blog entries. Her love for eyeliner (“it makes me feel sexy”) and her wish to one day visit Cambodia (“I really want to visit the country I was born in”) is just the tip of the iceberg!

Brownice Ice Cream

Brownice 2 (Image credit: Brownice Ice Cream)

Brownice (Image credit: Brownice Ice Cream)

It can be difficult to find eateries in Singapore which targets vegans, but Kimberley has got you covered! One of her favourite places to grab a slice is Brownice. Vegan friendly and delicious, Kimberley loves indulging in food especially when she doesn’t feel guilty after (“After all it’s vegan!”).  Brownice is primarily an ice cream place that serves up some milk-free ice cream, which is great news for our vegan and lactose intolerant friends!

Brownice Ice Cream
8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03 Sin Ming Centre, S575628
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm
Contact: 6456 6431

Flavour Flings

(Image credit: FF3(Image credit: Flavour Flings her top pick for something salty and filling! She tells us that Flavour Flings is her favourite place to grab a quick bite. On why she keeps coming back to this quiet eatery? “I tired my very first salted egg fried there and it tasted so good.” At Flavour Flings you can find some unique dishes that are served up doused in salted egg!

Flavour Flings
Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, S530121
Opening Hours: Mon: 11am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm; Tues – Weds: Closed; Thu – Fri; 11am – 4pm, 5.30pm -9pm; Sat-Sun: 9am – 4pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Contact: 6286 005

Here in Singapore we’re lucky to never run out of food options, we pretty much have it all. But it can be pretty difficult to choose a place to eat when we’re surround by so many makan places! Head on over to any of these places if you’re looking for something unique, underrated and delicious!

This article is part of our ongoing Brand Ambassador Series!

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Roast Paradise @ Old Airport Food Centre: Serving Great Char Siu!

It isn’t often you find young hawkers. The trade has seen a sad decline due to the aging population. Without much of the younger generation taking the places of older, tired hawkers, the hawker food trade is at serious risk of being lost to foreign talent and also diminishing quality.

But hawker food is so deeply ingrained in the Singapore culture that it would be a waste to see it die off. This is something that Randall and Kai, who run the Roast Paradise hawker stall at the Old Airport Road Food Centre, hopes to prevent. The 26 and 28 year-olds are a rare pair who dare (check out that rhyme) to break out from the norm in pursuit of their dreams.

Both were from a PR background but wanted to switch trades. After training with a well-known char siu chef in Selangor for a mere 4 weeks, the duo were ready to take on the Singapore hawker scene by storm. At their corner stall in the food centre, located near the back, Randall and Kai expertly slice up char siu and roasted pork belly with the swiftness and precision of well-trained chefs.

According to Randall, for their char siu dishes, there are two types of cuts they use. One is a leaner, typical char siu cut and the other is a premium cut with more fat. The difference lies in how they are prepared. Though both carry the same sweet, flavourful body, the meats differ slightly in texture. The normal char siu, though already tender and juicy, almost pales in comparison to the premium cut. Each bite absolutely melts in your mouth like butter.

The meats alone are enough to satiate a hungry belly, but what is also popular at their stall is the garlic rice and pork belly. In fact, they are so popular that it ran out by the time we went to their stall! But our tastebuds and appetites were well compensated with a piping hot bowl of mee poh. The springy noodles, also known as Hakka noodles, come with minced pork and spring onions. A dollop of chilli sauce is added for those who like a little spice in their noodles.

Dishes at Roast Paradise start at a reasonable $2.20 (for the noodles). For the amount of love and passion that is translated into their dishes, I’m more than willing to pay twice that amount.

Randall (right), sharing his thoughts on the hawker scene in Singapore.

The next time you’re around the area, do pop by Roast Paradise for a plate of their garlic rice and roast meat!

Roast Paradise 烧味天堂
Address: Old Airport Road Food Centre Stall #01-122

Brought to you by Discover SG X Foodie Vs The World

This was an invited food tasting session.

(Header image credit: Desmond Teo)

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8 Geylang Serai Bazaar Street Snacks Worth Braving The Heat For!

Possibly the most anticipated pasar malam of the year, Geylang Serai Bazaar is here! From household products to apparels to mouth-watering snacks, the Bazaar offers practically everything. With more stalls than before, Geylang Serai Bazaar is back with awesome food that makes all the heat and queues worthwhile.

From fancy rainbow bagels to everyone’s favourite salted egg churros, here’s our list of must-try hipster snacks at this year’s Geylang Serai Bazaar. Be prepared by coming with empty stomachs!

1. Salted Egg Churros

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Hands up salted egg yolk lovers! Here’s a new rendition – Churros with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. Try Locoloco‘s new creation – bite size churros drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce ($6) – for some eggy goodness. Don’t fret if salted egg yolk is not your thing as they offer a variety of flavours ranging from pandan with gula melaka to red velvet. Can’t really decide on a flavour? Get a platter with all the flavours and sauces with an additional dollar for the Salted Egg Yolk Sauce!

What’s more, Locoloco is serving soft serve ice cream with their churros this year – another must-try on our list!

Loco Loco
 Next to Mr. Teh Tarik
Price: $4.50/cup, $16 (assortment), $6 (churros with soft serve/salted egg yolk sauce)

2. Rainbow Bagel

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Get your sugar fix from this pretty Rainbow Bagel! From the people of WORD., these bagels filled with strawberry cream cheese funfetti and tasty marshmallows are going at $8. A little tip from us: these bagels are best eaten fresh as they tend to turn a little soggy after a while! Queues are fairly long at WORD. but we’d say it’s worth the queueing.

Location: Booth 9 at the open space carpark along Engku Aman Road
Price: $8

3. S’mores Dip

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These S’mores Dip from Happy Rollies will leave you wanting for more! Consisting of biscuits and marshmallows nested above a bed of chocolate, this snack definitely tastes as yummy as it looks.

This popular stall can be identified through its snaking queue. The waiting time can take as long as 30mins! That said, you can also take the chance to order the Fried Ice-Cream Rolls ($5) with toppings ranging from banana to maple cornflakes.

Happy Rollies
Price: $3.50

4. Watermelon Volcano

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The perfect refresher for the sweltering heat, the Watermelon Volcano is a must have when browsing the bazaar. Topped with freshly scooped watermelon balls, condensed milk, syrup and ice served in a watermelon husk, this thirst quencher will definitely cool you down.

The medium Watermelon Volcano is priced at $6.90 and is a good size for sharing among 2-3 people.

Happy Rollies
Price: $6.90 (Medium)/$12.90 (Large)

5. Spicy Korean Yoghurt

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Up for a different yoghurt experience? This Spicy Korean Yoghurt is the perfect dessert for you. Topped with chopped almonds, cranberries and spicy Korean hot sauce, this Vanilla Yoghurt ($5) is definitely a new experience for all yoghurt lovers.

Location: Along Haig Road
Price: $5

6. Macaron Ice Cream

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What’s better than Macarons and ice-cream? A Macaron Ice Cream obviously. Presented by the folks at Barakah-Fe, the macaron shells are crisp and chewy. Ice cream flavours are available in oreo, vanilla, nutella, chocolate or salted caramel. Not only do you get to taste the best of both worlds, this highly delightful dessert is also very instagram-worthy.

Location: Along Haig Road
Price: $4

7. Fried Oreos

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What’s a pasar malam trip without fried food, right? Deep fried to perfection, this snack is a twist to everyone’s childhood snack. Besides its delicious melty chocolate on the inside, choose between icing sugar ($3) and chocolate sauce or condensed milk ($3.50) to complete your perfect dessert!

Price: $3 (With icing sugar)/$3.50 (With chocolate sauce or condensed milk)

8. Cotton Candy Soda

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Think over-the-top milkshakes are too much? Think again. Offered by Backalley Bites, this novelty comes with different flavours of soda – Grape, Blueberry and Cherry. Top that off with sweet cotton candy and tadah, the sweetest drink of all time.

Backalley Bites
Price: $3/$2 without cotton candy

Some tips from us for those visiting the bazaar:
Bring a portable fan, wear light clothing and arm yourself with a watermelon volcano. A fair bit of walking will be needed to search for these stalls so a comfortable pair of walking shoes is recommended.

That said, gather as many friends, head down to the Geylang Serai Bazaar this instant and soak up the Hari Raya spirit!

Geylang Serai Bazaar
Date: 4 June – 6 July
Time: 5pm till late
Location: Along the stretch of Changi Road between Joo Chiat and Paya Lebar Road
(Paya Lebar MRT Exit A. Due to construction work this year, turn left and follow the crowd instead of heading in the direction of the Singapore Post Centre)

(Image header by TNP, Spring Tomorrow & Notey)

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Go Ga-Ga Over Geylang With These Seriously Good Eats Under $15

Geylang Sipaku Geylang!

The atmospheric district of Geylang is known for many things (if you know what I mean…), but do you know that it is also home to a huge selection of food at penny-pinching prices? Well, now you do. We’ll be happy to take the credit!

Let us take you on a trip down the streets, past whimsical shophouses and great period architecture to get your fill of some of the best local food in the country. On offer is a greedy grab of choices that will make you go gaga with glee!

  1. Penang Seafood Restaurant

Craving for authentic Penang dishes but don’t want to travel across the causeway? Don’t pout, leave your passports at home and opt for the popular Penang Seafood Restaurant instead, a worthy alternative. Aside from traditional favourites, they also serve a wide array of local zi char dishes.

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Generous fresh sotongs and clams on a bed of delicious wet noodles!
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Penang Seafood Restaurant
76 Lorong 25A Geylang, S 388258
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 12mn
Tel: 6841 3002

  1. Geylang Claypot Rice

A specialist at their craft, Geylang Claypot Rice takes an estimated 30 minutes – an hour (during peak hours), to serve the food. Good food must wait. For interested diners, it’s advisable to call them in advance. Served with an array of wholesome ingredients, kick up the taste with the recommended two rounds of dark sauce. Believe me, the wait is well worth it.

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Tender chicken with a good amount of Chinese sausage, salted fish and veggies. Is this the pot of gold we’ve been searching for?
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Tender meat with a rich batter – a good option for sharing!
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Geylang Claypot Rice
No. 639, Lorong 33 Geylang, S 389570
Opening Hours: Tues – Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 12am
Tel: 6744 4574

  1. Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge

This stall offers a variety of Teochew fare such as braised duck and pig trotter platters (in other words, Kway Chap side dishes) to go with their signature porridge. Of course, their best would be the sliced Batang fish, which is often sold out a few hours into business (there’s the fried fish option too). The early bird catches the fish!

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A simple dish with complex flavours!
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Hong Qin Fish & Duck Porridge
#01-127, 134 Geylang East Avenue 1, S 380134
Opening Hours: Daily: 5.45am – 3.30pm
Tel: 9061 4988

  1. L32 Kopitiam Ban Mian

When it comes to handmade noodles, the phrase “one of the best” often gets thrown around a lot. But this time, we’re going to make an exception. On the surface, L32 Kopitiam may look ordinary, until you take a glance at the queue at this stall. Such is the power of their Ban Mian, which comes equally slurp worthy, dry or soup.

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Or soup? That is the question.
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L32 Kopitiam Ban Mian
558 Geylang Road, S 389509
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 11am – 9pm
Tel: 9770 2829

  1. 126 Dim Sum

Also featured in best 24-7 food places, it’s impossible not to include Wan Dou Sek in this list too. Head down for a no-frills dining experience of value for money dim sum. Nevertheless, be wary of the quality inconsistency of some of their dishes (sometimes good, sometimes bad). At their prime however, this eatery deserves to be on everyone’s list.

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Siew Mai is love. Siew Mai is life.
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What’s a dim sum without carrot cake? 126’s carrot cake is crispy and one of their consistently good dishes.
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126 Dim Sum
126 Sims Avenue, S 387449
Opening Hours: Daily: 24 hours
Tel: 6746 4757

  1. Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow

When you plaster the word “famous” in bold white front at your eatery, you are either arrogant or your food really is damn good. Fortunately, it’s the latter. Arguably one of the best Hor Funs in Singapore, the thick sauce is irresistibly shiok. Although I’ve heard that standards have dropped, it still remains somewhere along the pinnacle.

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Generous, unnaturally tender portions of beef on a bed of soft kway teow with legendary gravy.
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Must try: Beef Hor Fun ($6)

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Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow
237 Geylang Lorong 9, S 388756
Opening Hours: Daily: 4.30pm – 2.30am
Tel: 9388 0723

  1. The Ranch Cafe

Astons? Chargrill Bar? Collins Grille? With all of them offering affordable Western delights and much to the chagrin of our tummies, we can only be at one place at one time. Well, when in Geylang, add The Ranch to that list, which is also same same, but different. Their economical set lunches and dinners on menu are to die for.

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No description needed. You can never go wrong with fish & chips!
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No description needed again. Has anyone never tried a chicken chop? Seriously.
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The Ranch Cafe
71 Lorong 27 Geylang, S 388198
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 11pm
Tel: 6747 0788

  1. Little Vietnam Café

Little Vietnam is quite literally, a little Vietnamese-run eatery that serves an extensive menu of Vietnamese staples. You’ve got your phos, banh mis, spring rolls and the likes. Not forgetting to mention, this place is uber popular because prices are middling cheap. Add to that a chill atmosphere and you’ve got yourself a winner.

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Looking at beef slices swimming joyfully with beef balls before putting them in your mouth makes for a satisfying hearty meal!
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Little Vietnam Café
#01-25, Grandlink Square, 511 Guillemard Road, S 399849
Opening Hours: Daily: 5pm – 3am
Tel: 6547 8587

  1. Brawn & Brains Café

We’ve now headed into café territory so how can we neglect Brawn & Brains, one of the best cafes Singapore has to offer? Brawn & Brains ticks all the boxes. Instagram-worthy food? Check. Artisanal drinks? Check. Good vibes? Triple check. For a genuine wholesome dining experience, make this place your next destination.

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A real handful to say but damn, it’s good!
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A melody of flavours – 2 half boiled eggs and an overwhelming yet satisfying amount of melted cheese atop a thin pizza crust.
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Brawn & Brains Café
#01-02, Singapore Badminton Hall, 100 Guillemard Road, S 399718
Opening Hours:
Tue – Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Tel: 6348 0501

  1. The Real Hut

Need a break from the meat fare? Head down to this Asian-Western fusion inspired vegetarian café, a relatively new player in the culinary scene. The Real Hut’s dishes are eloquently presented and they look outstanding, giving our favourite greens the extra zing (you have to admit it’s hard to make veggies look appetizing). Psst, there is no service charge and GST too.

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So pretty! 
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The Real Hut
#01-197, Blk 46 Sims Place, S 380046
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 8.30pm
Tel: 6846 9976

There you have it! A world of delectable food for you to explore. So, when in Geylang, you know what to do… Oei! You know what I meant!

Are these places worthy of this list? Did we miss out anything in our food series? Let us know!

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