Lok² And Load – Prepare Yourselves For This All-You-Can-Eat Buffet For Only $24.60 Per Pax
Steamboat buffets are a Singaporean favourite, and for good reason.
There’s nothing quite like having everyone gathered around a steaming pot of food, taking turns to cook, and having the delicious smell of cooking food wafting through the air.
Steamboats are the perfect opportunity for family and friends to spend some quality time together. After all, they say a family that eats together stays together.
While there is an abundance of steamboat and grill joints around Singapore, Lok Lok is a rarity here. For the unacquainted, Lok Lok is a popular street food found across the border, in Malaysia.[caption id="attachment_26490" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Image Credit: Eating The Big Apple[/caption]
To indulge in this popular street food, all you have to do is take your pick from a variety of food items on satay sticks. These are then cooked and then tossed into a cup of sauce, so you get piping hot food items coated in a thick, dense layer of sauce.
This ‘steamboat on a stick’ is not only cheap, it’s filling and delicious as well!
Malaysia Local Delights[caption id="attachment_26491" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Malaysia Local Delights Facebook[/caption]
From Malaccan favourite Cincalok (fermented shrimp sauce) to crowd-pleaser garlic chilli, there’s a sauce here for every mood and every taste bud.
At Malaysia Local Delights, hungry foodies can choose 2 soup bases from a selection of 8. If you’re looking for the original peanut sauce, you’ll need to top up $6.[caption id="attachment_26493" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image Credit: Malaysia Local Delights Facebook[/caption]
Can’t wait for you food to cook through? Fret not! Malaysia Local Delights provides a slew of cooked foods so you won’t have to starve while waiting!
No dinner is complete without dessert. At Malaysia Local Delights, there’s an all-you-can-eat ice-cream bar, so you can live your childhood fantasy of drowning in ice-cream!
Priced at $24.80 per pax on weekdays and $26.80 on weekends, it’s a steal compared to other overpriced all-you-can-eat buffets. If you’re looking for a spot that serves up affordable quality eats with a delicious twist, Malaysia Local Delights is definitely worth checking out!
Malaysia Local Delights
Address: 224 Tanjong Katong Road, S437014
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 5pm – 1.30am, Sun & PH 11.30am – 12am
Contact no.: 6440 8378
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This Chinese New Year, Let’s Not Forget About The Less Fortunate
With Chinese New Year (CNY) on the horizon, what comes to mind is the abundance of food, the new clothes, and the joyous gatherings – all a display of wealth and fortune. Every year, we sit around a table with family and close friends, and dig into costly delicacies. These are but expected routines and traditions.
However, we forget that not everyone can afford such luxuries.
So while we’re about to celebrate this festive season, let us not forget the less fortunate, for whom these luxuries may not exist.
Here are 4 upcoming charity events that will make your CNY more meaningful this year.
1. AsiaMalls Food Collection & Distribution Initiative
In the spirit of inclusiveness, AsiaMalls has partnered Food from the Heart (FFTH) for a CNY food distribution initiative.
More than 150 volunteers will come together this month to pack and distribute over 500 bags of Chinese New Year goodies and AsiaMalls vouchers to the less privileged.[caption id="attachment_21585" align="aligncenter" width="2573"] Image Credit: Communique[/caption]
All food items will go towards supporting Food from the Heart’s 25,000 beneficiaries, especially those living in the surrounding areas of the malls.
Head on down to any of the malls below to donate goodies, volunteer to pack or distribute them!
Items to contribute include:
- Non-perishable food (Instant noodle, canned food etc.)
- Non-food grocery (Toiletries, detergent etc.)
- Condiments (Soy sauce, salt etc.)
- Instant beverages (Milo, coffee etc.)
AsiaMalls Food Collection and Distribution Initiative (in partnership with Food from the Heart)
Century Square: 13 – 19 Jan 2017, Level 1, opposite Universal Optical
Tampines 1: 13 – 19 Jan 2017, Level 1, opposite Sephora
Hougang Mall: 20 – 26 Jan 2017, Level 4, next to The Manhattan Fish Market
Tiong Bahru Plaza: 20 – 26 Jan 2017, Level 1, lift lobby.
Collection time: 11AM – 9PM, daily
2. Have A Reunion Lunch With Stay-Alone Seniors
The eve of every CNY sees members of the family, young and old, bond over a sumptuous meal that is the reunion dinner. But some seniors who live alone in rental flats don’t have anyone share this special occasion with.[caption id="attachment_21584" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image credit: Asia One[/caption]
GoodLife! Makan by Montfort Care is planning a charity CNY reunion luncheon for 80 to 100 stay-alone seniors in the Marine Terrace. There will also be games and activities, and a red packet for each senior for good health and luck in the new year.
Consider sharing a meal with these seniors in the afternoon before your own reunion dinner with family!
Address: 52 Marine Terrace, #01-189 Singapore 440052
Tel: 6702 0212
Email: [email protected]
3. Donate Your Pre-Loved Items To Salvation Army
While you’re in the midst of your CNY spring cleaning, don’t throw all your items out yet! Old clothes, toys, books, and even furniture can be given to someone who needs it more.[caption id="attachment_21583" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image credit: Urbandesis[/caption]
The Salvation Army is a good place to start. With more than 10 centres across Singapore, their programmes reach out to children and the aged who need care, families in material need, and other needy persons in society.
As long as they’re in good condition, drop your pre-loved items at any of their Redshield centres. Otherwise, if your item is bulky, like furniture or big appliances, you can arrange for collection at your doorstep.
The Salvation Army
Tel: (65) 6288 5438
Email: [email protected]
Address: 20 Bishan Street 22 Singapore 579768 (Open car park)
Operating Hours: Mon – Sun, 24 hours
Image credit: Choo Yut Shing[/caption]
Each wishing card costs $2 and all proceeds will go to the Kreta Ayer Seniors’ Activity Centre.
You’ll be benefitting more than a thousand elderly members all year round by funding meal services, morning exercises, health screenings, and excursions.
Chinatown Wishing Tree
Date: 7 – 27 January 2017
Time: 11am – 9pm
Venue: Chinatown Point
Chinese New Year is surely a time for us to kick back and catch up with family and friends over good food, good cheer and togetherness. It’s all the more that we keep in mind those who do not have access to these things we take for granted, and play our part to make their lives just a little better.
(Header credit: Asia One)
Also, read 10 Activities To Do During Chinese New Year That Doesn’t Involve Empty Malls
One Kind House: The Modern Kampung That Serves Homely Food
Singapore’s kampung days might be long gone, but there’s a hole in the wall establishment in heritage-rich East Coast that is hell bent on preserving our unique culture. Enter One Kind House, a modern, 60’s inspired kampung with an eclectic touch.
They’re open for food and drinks from Tuesday to Sunday, 8am – 5pm – but One Kind House is more of a community than an eatery.
One Kind House: Decor
The house is thoughtfully littered with art in the form of paintings on the walls, down to the bathroom sink. The art is by their family member, Ng Yak Whee, who is quite a famous Singapore painter.
Greenery at One Kind House
Plants line the entrance of the house and the dining area; and an urban farm fills the backyard.
Of course, no hipster spot is complete without freshly brewed refreshments. Blue Collar Collaborative has moved into One Kind House to serve up hot and cold brew coffee and tea – think cold blue pea flower tea with lemon grass.
One Kind House: The Story
One Kind House was born out of nostalgia.
The owner’s son, Calvin Soh, explained that during kampung days, families were able to reach out to their neighbours to borrow ingredients, or invite them over for food if they had overcooked.
Kampung life was open and communal, unlike the closed-door mentality we have adopted today. Calvin and his family wanted to replicate just that.
Mommy Soh is the head chef and owner of the house.
Her plat du jour differs day by day, but one thing is consistent – she uses only the freshest, cleanest ingredients from her urban farm.
Another constant on the menu: Mommy Soh’s signature duck egg kaya toast, mostly served during breakfast. Her other farm-to-table creations include fish laksa, mee siam with prawn sambal, ulam vermicelli – just to name a handful.
She cooks some of these dishes over a traditional charcoal stove, so the flavours are top-notch!
Because the idea of One Kind House is less of a business and more of a community, all of Mommy Soh’s creations are while stocks last (if the food runs out but you ask Mommy Soh nicely for more, she would whip up something nice for you).
One Kind Family is a space for friendly neighbours and guests who are open to learning from both young and old.
The Soh family, and of course, guests from all walks of life who pop by One Kind House for meals and refreshments, have a wealth of knowledge to share. So come for the kaya, and stay for the conversations.
One Kind House
Location: 136b Lorong J Telok Kurau Road
Facebook page here
Picture credits: One Kind House
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7 Is Our Lucky Number Cos That’s How Many Long Weekends We’re Getting Next Year!
With ¾ of 2016 done and dusted, nothing’s better than ushering in the new year with 2017 public holidays in mind.
In 2017, there are 7 long holidays you can look forward to!
Here’s the complete guide to 2017 public holidays:
January – 2 long weekends
For the month of January alone, there are already 2 long weekends![caption id="attachment_14826" align="alignnone" width="1596"] Credit: Credit: Credit: Travelling to Bangkok? We’ve Compared All The Flight Prices For You!
May – #4 long weekend
Only May yet there’s a fourth long weekend?
2017 does seem like a pretty good year!
Labour Day – 1 May [Monday]
Labour Day falls on a Monday. Guess there’ll no more Monday Blues that week!
The significance of Labour Day (otherwise known as International Workers’ Day) is exactly like what its name suggests, to celebrate the achievements of workers.
You can consider a short getaway to Malaysia and discover Malacca. Malacca is a city with many heritage buildings and landmarks. You can try traditional Malay dishes and discover new cultures.
Read more here Explore Melaka In Just 14 Hours!
Following the week of Labour Day would be another public holiday.
Vesak Day – 10 May [Wednesday]
Vesak Day falls on a Wednesday. Even though it’s not a long weekend, we can still take a mid week breather. Surely, many of us have heard about Vesak Day, but how many of us truly know what it’s about?
Credit: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple located at Chinatown to find out more.
June – #5 long weekend
Hari Raya Puasa falls on a Sunday; another long weekend!
[caption id="attachment_14850" align="alignnone" width="1619"] Credit: Credit: Credit: Because Bangkok Is Overrated, Let These Hidden Gems In Thailand Take Your Breath Away
Also known as the “Festival of Lights” Deepavali/Diwali is celebrated by Hindus to symbolise the triumphant of good over evil as well as light over darkness.[caption id="attachment_14853" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Credit: Expedia[/caption]
Deepavali – 18 Oct [Wednesday]
You can head down to Little India to soak in the festive atmosphere. The streets will be illuminated with bright lights. It’ll be an amazing sight!
December – #7 long weekend
Christmas Day is widely celebrated all over the world by both Christians as well as non-Christians.[caption id="attachment_14854" align="alignnone" width="740"] Credit: YourSingapore[/caption]
Christmas – 25 Dec [Monday]
Christmas, which marks the last public holiday of every year, is actually a festival to celebrate the birth of Christ. Enjoy the holiday spirit by baking some festive goodies, prepare gifts for gift exchange, and also singing along to Christmas carols.
Here’s a summary of 2017 public holidays:
[caption id="attachment_16407" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Credit: Under SGD500 – 5 Nearby Places For A Weekend Getaway
Ambassador Highlights #2: Ultra 2016, Ellysage Launch & Against The Current!
Here at DiscoverSG, we’re all about everything local! Local events, local food you name it and we’re there! Our ambassadors attended some really exciting events this past month. Here are some of the highlights!
1. Kimberley’s Weekend Stay At Hotel Indigo[caption id="attachment_14967" align="alignnone" width="750"] kimberleyyong_ Just another chill day by the pool. // Floral Kimono from @98th.street // Quote for free normal mail upon your purchase![/caption] [caption id="attachment_14968" align="alignnone" width="1024"] kimberleyyong_ Loving the Peranakan theme and vibes at this hotel. An interesting experience indeed. I would definitely stay here again.[/caption]
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is one of Singapore’s Peranakan-themed hotels. Filled with old-school fixtures and splashes of bright colours, this hotel would make any Peranakan feel right at home. Infusing Singapore culture and history into its hotel, Hotel Indigo has its walls decked out with drawings of old school Singapore.
What’s a better way to spend the weekend than to catchup on some R&R!? Kimberley Yong, one of our ambassadors, spent her weekend doing just that! She got a chance to laze by Hotel Indigo’s infinity pool which offers breathtaking views!
If you’re looking for a little R&R without breaking the bank or if you’re looking to spend a weekend time-travelling to Singapore’s yesteryear Hotel Indigo is the place to be!
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
86 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428788
Contact: 6723 7001
2. Ellysage Launch[caption id="attachment_15086" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ellysage[/caption]
If you’re into shopping online (and shopping local!) you would definitely have heard of Ellysage. Offering modern versatile pieces perfect for work or play, Ellysage has a made a name for itself amongst local apparel brands! Great news for Ellysage fans, they’ve opened their first flagship store at ION Orchard! Ellysage’s flagship store opened its doors on 15 September to much fanfare and our ambassadors (Estella Ho, Shivon Chua, Victoria, Stephanie Ler) were there to witness it firsthand!
ION Orchard, B3-12, 2 Orchard Turn, S238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Contact: 6509 8816
3. Against the Current Singapore Tour[caption id="attachment_14994" align="alignnone" width="1024"] vaneszs.h Concert-ready!#againstthecurrentsg #atcsg#snowbirdproductions #scapesg#discoversg[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14995" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Susan Huang[/caption]
Vanessa Ho, Anissa Tan and Dacia Kee were all there to catch Against The Current LIVE! Sadly, if you missed out on this spectacular performance, you’re pretty much stuck to listening to them on Spotify. But don’t let that get you down! They’re coming back to SCAPE* pretty soon!
4. Ultra Singapore[caption id="attachment_15089" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ultra Singapore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15091" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ultra Singapore[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15090" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Ultra Singapore[/caption]
Ultra 2016 needs no introduction! The 2 day electronic dance music festival was chock full of music, dancing and of course memories that will last a lifetime! Our ambassadors Novita Lam, Estella Ho, Raeanne Ang, Noreen Fong, Clare Chang, Shivon Chua and Dacia Kee hung out together at this year’s biggest music festival while enjoying the music from big names like Above & Beyond, deadmau5 and Kygo! And really, what else do you need for a perfect weekend?!
5. Shangri- La Food Launch[caption id="attachment_15092" align="alignnone" width="640"] Shangri-La The Table[/caption]
Shangri-La has always been at the forefront for elegant meals ideal for special occasions! But with Shangri-La’s latest food initiative The Table, they’ve just created a new way for the food obsessed to fully immerse themselves at meals!
Nicole Lee had to say about her meal!
6. DSG Ambassador Shoot[caption id="attachment_15017" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Novita Lam (Photography: @byshaz)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15016" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Noreen Fong (Photography: @byshaz)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15019" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dacia Kee (Photography: @byshaz)[/caption]
We brought our ambassadors for a photoshoot and had way too much fun taking pictures of them! Check out our ambassadors in action!
If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and you want to introduce products both old and new to more Singaporeans! Drop us an email at [email protected], we would love to work with you!
We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on the mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore! If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, just drop us an email [email protected].
(Feature Image: Clare Chang)
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Like Staying Up Late? Check Out These 6 Night Activities!
Suffering from insomnia? Or perhaps your body clock is all over the place after a week of hardcore midnight studying? With most malls only operating until 10 PM, there are not that many night activities to do.
In addition to exploring Singapore after dark, here are six night activities you can participate in to tire yourself out!
1. Night Cycling[caption id="attachment_12034" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @lynnholilin / Instagram[/caption]
Get in touch with your sporty side and learn more about Singapore while you’re at it! Night cycling is a superb way to explore the island without having to spend a ton of money. All you need is safety gear, a pair of headphones, a bicycle (you could also rent), and a bottle of water!
If you’re a first-timer, check out the East Coast Park to Changi Village cycling path for a night of yummy eats, amazing finds, and quiet roads. If the East is a little far for you, you can also try cycling around the Holland Village neighbourhood down to the city where you can watch local attractions twinkle in the moonlight.
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2. Chit Chat[caption id="attachment_12035" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @ig_rb/ Instagram[/caption]
What’s better than staying up? Staying out! Since there are not that many 24/7 coffee shops in Singapore, your best bet would be to hit up Starbucks for a coffee/ tea or two while you catch up on some studying, work or just people watch/ chit chat the hours away.
We suggest going to a 24/7 coffee shop where there is outdoor seating, so you can enjoy some fresh night breeze, and not have to endure hours of nose-drying air-conditioning. Plus, free Wifi… What a score!
Starbucks at Orchard Cineleisure (other outlets available)
Address: 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Tel: +65 6733 0684
Opening Hours: 24/7
3. Watch a Midnight Movie[caption id="attachment_12037" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @emyslacker / Instagram[/caption]
We love midnight shows! With only a handful of people in the cinema, the experience becomes a lot more private and intimate. Best of all, movies selected to screen in the middle of the night are usually pretty scary. Imagine walking out of a horror movie at 2 AM and strolling down an empty street. A lot more intense than 9 PM, right?
4. Put the Sing in Singapore[caption id="attachment_12038" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @andrewpheefifofum / Instagram[/caption]
What do you think of when you see strangely irrelevant music videos (usually of varying backdrops of Singapore and/or models running down a beach), microphones, a tambourine and snacks? Of course, Karaoke. Sing to your heart’s content with affordable midnight karaoke options. Many of these karaoke operators also serve food and drinks, so there is absolutely no need to worry about being hungry.
Teo Heng KTV Studio (other outlets available)
Address: 865 Mountbatten Rd, Singapore 437844
Tel: +65 6345 6513
Opening Hours: 1 PM – 1 AM Sunday to Friday, 12 PM – 2 AM on Saturdays
Party World KTV (other outlets available)
Address: 177 River Valley Road #03-03 Liang Court Shopping Centre Singapore 179030
Tel: +65 6333 5533 or +65 6333 5588
Opening Hours: 2 PM – 6 AM Daily
5. Go prawning[caption id="attachment_12040" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @yytoh / Instagram[/caption]
Allergic to seafood? We are sorry! But for everyone else, prawning remains as a great option to kill some time. Enjoy the cold night air while you wait for these orange fellas to take your bait! Even better, this is an excellent opportunity to spend some time with your friends as you talk over fishing rods. At the end of the night, you could even munch on what you’ve caught and cooked. Talk about a perfect way of enjoying what you worked hard for.
Hai Bin Jurong
Address: 241 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, The Village, Singapore 629143
Tel: +65 6265 2598
Opening Hours: 24/7
East Coast Prawning
Address: 1020 East Coast Parkway, #01-06, Singapore 449878
Tel: +65 62273330
Opening Hours: 24/7
6. Dim sum for supper[caption id="attachment_12062" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: @winstontbf / Instagram[/caption]
Get your fill of dim sum, also known as dian xin, for supper! These restaurants tend to open till late. In fact, some even operate until the morning, just so you can eat all the xiao long baos that you want. Our favourite dishes include the custard egg buns (also known as ‘liu sha bao’), rice noodle rolls (or ‘chee cheong fun’), and salted egg and butter ribs!
Mongkok Dim Sum
Address: 214 Geylang Road Lorong 8, Singapore 389274
Opening Hours: 4 PM – 5 AM Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 5 AM Saturday and Sunday
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Address: 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
Opening Hours: 6 PM – 6 AM daily, closed on Tuesdays
Go ahead, tell all your night owl friends about these night activities. After all, the night is always still young. Don’t forget that while the MRT closes by midnight, there are still Night Rider buses you can take to save some money and get home safely!
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7 Best Eats You Must Try Along Tanjong Katong For That Great Meal
The Tanjong Katong neighbourhood is one with cafes and eateries spouting out relatively fast. Coupled with old school eateries and stalls, it’s an eclectic neighbourhood with a wide range of food options.
With its large residential crowd and people flocking from all parts of Singapore, it is undoubtedly a prime spot for cafe owners and eateries.
Well, the East has practically everything for food! Yes, we East siders do take our food very seriously. Do join us for a gastronomic tour down Tanjong Katong Road as bring you 7 best cheap eats all under $15.
1. Punggol Nasi Lemak
Don’t be fooled by its name. Although this stall is named Punggol Nasi Lemak, it is located along Tanjong Katong Road. Though it is priced slightly highly than your usual plate of Nasi Lemak, you get to choose from a wide array of dishes.
What we recommend – their crispy chicken wings fried to perfection, crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside; and their spicy Otah. Their French Beans fried with dried shrimps is also one of our must haves. For any Nasi Lemak dish, the sambal chilli is the most important condiment and we must say it is on point.
The queue starts as early as 6pm. Fret not, as their staff work quickly and it won’t take too long before it’s your turn (about 15 minutes). Each plate will cost from about $5 to $7 depending on what dishes you pick. Overall, its fried chicken wings and otahs undoubtedly win our hearts.
Punggol Nasi Lemak
Address: 238 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437026
Tel: 65 6287 0020
Opening Hours: 5.30pm-2.30am, Closed on Thu
2. Eng’s Noodles House
(image credit: wanton mee. This place has come a long way from the 1950s where it started out from a pushcart at Duku Road to a stall at Dunman Food Center and now a shophouse unit along Tanjong Katong Road.
Their noodles are custom made according to Eng’s specifications. Thicker than the usual wanton noodles, they’re springy and firm. Bottles of hot chilli sauce are also provided at each table. Their wontons, though smaller in size, are seriously addictive. Priced at $4.50 for a small bowl of wanton mee and $5.50 for a large one.
Tip: Order an extra plate of wonton (we prefer the non-fried version), you won’t regret it!
Eng’s Noodles House
Address: 287 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437070
Tel: 8688 2727
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
3. Little Ice Cream Kafe[caption id="attachment_8419" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Known as LICK in short, this homely ice cream palour is opened by a pair of sisters-in-law. Serving up 30 flavours ranging from the good old classics, zesty fruity flavours to local delights, this is the place to go for a late night ice cream fix!
Some of their best sellers include Gula Melaka, Sea Salt Caramel, and Mao Shan Wang. This place also makes really good crispy waffles which are fluffy and soft on the inside.
The cafe is quite small and it is difficult to get a seat on weekends as it is usually crowded. $3.30 for a single scoop, $5.30 for double scoop and approximately $10 for 2 scoops of ice cream and waffles.
Tip: Half-price for waffles every Tuesday. Free Wi-Fi available.
Address: 258 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437046
Tel: 65 6440 8526
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 1pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
4. Maekhong Thai Cuisine[caption id="attachment_8438" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
If you’re looking for affordable and good Thai food, check out Maekhong Thai Cuisine. With over 100 dishes on the menu, Chef Kuan and his team cook for the Singaporean’s tastebuds while retaining the authenticity of each dish.
Try their Basil Seafood Fried Rice (pictured above) at $6.80 nett. A very affordable price for big pieces of squid, sliced fish and prawns. Their Pineapple Rice ($6.80) with lap cheong (chinese port sausage) is delectable to say the least. For the sweet tooth, order their Red Ruby or Mango Sticky Rice for the perfect end to a great meal.
Maekhong Thai Cuisine
Address: 228 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
Tel: 65 6440 7714
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
5. Nan Xiang Chicken Rice[caption id="attachment_8497" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image credit: yelp[/caption]
Nan Xiang Chicken Rice is the stall to visit if you are looking for some good chicken rice at Tanjong Katong. Located in a coffee shop along Tanjong Katong Road, this stall not only serves chicken rice but also the best char siew (cantonese roasted meat), roasted to perfection! Its char siew is done old school style – charred with fatty cuts. They also serve good roast duck and sio bak (crispy roast pork belly).
With quality food at affordable prices, this stall often gets crowded during meal times but it is well worth the waiting time for a good plate of chicken rice and char siew. A plate of chicken rice or char siew rice starts from $3.
Nan Xiang Chicken Rice
Address: 271 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437054
Tel: 65 6397 6823/ 9752 3448 (Jimmy)
Opening Hours: 9.30am-10pm, Closed on Tue
6. The Laneway Market[caption id="attachment_8489" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image credit: foodiepink[/caption]
Located at a laneway (at Boscombe Road) off the busy Tanjong Katong Road lies a cosy cafe where people come together to enjoy good food. Serving up casual breakfasts to dinner mains, with speciality coffee and in-house baked pastries to go along, this cafe presents a welcoming atmosphere for its customers.
If you’d like to enjoy a chill out evening, drop by The Laneway Market. Its coffee, tea and desserts are decent with no extra GST or service charge. The cafe also provides free Wi-Fi and iced water. You can spend almost the whole day in the comforts of the cafe catching up with friends or work.
For the coffee lovers, try their Laneway Cuppa ($6), a special blend of Sumatran and Ethiopian beans infused with a shot of coconut essence. Their Earl Grey latte ($6) and cold brewed coffee are worthy of mention too. For the mains, we recommend their Laneway Carbonara – Bacon, Chipolatas, Sous Vide Egg ($15).
Whats more – download the Hollerout app and receive 10% discount with $40 min spent (code: DISCOVERSG).
The Laneway Market
Address: 266 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
Tel: 65 6719 8832
Opening Hours: Wed-Sundays: 11am-930pm, Closed on Mon & Tue
7. Do.Main Bakery
Address: 226 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437015
Tel: 65 6348 1406
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri-Sun 8am-10.30pm
With so much good and cheap food along Tanjong Katong Road, there’s no reason to procrastinate. Head down soon to explore the place!
For those driving to Tanjong Katong, parking may be difficult to find along the main road, but there is a big public carpark if you turn into the road just beside Caltex. If you know of any other affordable must eats at Tanjong Katong, do drop us a comment and let us know!
(Header image by Instagram user @howicworld, edited by writer)
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