Get 50% Off More than 50 Popular Dining Spots on Chope Deals’ Year End Sale

From chomping our way through hawker centres to unearthing the latest hidden gems, Singaporeans are definitely a “live to eat” bunch of folks with voracious appetites. And our love for food is only rivalled by our love for deals, discounts and vouchers.

So if you’re a foodie with a sweet tooth for promos, mark 6 December 2018 on your calendar and save the date for Chope Deals’ Year End Sale (YES!).

Just in time for the festive season, Chope Deals is bringing you the most value-for-money dining promotions in Singapore so you get to indulge with your loved ones without burning a hole in your wallet.

From 50% off 50 products to $10 flash deals, grab hold of the deals during this one-day only sale, and visit 11 of our favourite dining spots below!

Plus, read on to find out how you can score additional discounts on these Chope dining vouchers on their app!

1. Don & Tori

If you haven’t quite managed to find a Japanese restaurant in Singapore that matches up the ridiculously high standards you have, Don & Tori might well change your mind.

Nestled between rows of shophouses along Tras Street at Tanjong Pagar, the quality of their food is nothing short of mighty.

This Japanese restaurant is helmed by Chef Jack Chang under the guidance of renowned local chefs Raymond Tan and Max Lai who have years of Japanese culinary experience under their belt.

Don & Tori’s amazing menu showcases departure from traditional Japanese cuisine with instant favourites like Sakura Ebi Angel Hair Pasta and Truffle Wagyu Foie Gras Don. If you’re more of a traditionalist, go for the Gyu Steak and Scallop Butter Yaki which are cooked over an open charcoal grill.

With a live sushi bar, diners are able to witness firsthand the kitchen’s undoubted knife skills that are a spectacle to watch.

Don & Tori
Address: 74 Tras Street, Singapore (079013)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 12-3pm, 6pm-12am, Closed Sunday
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2. Wheeler’s Yard

Located in an old sleepy alley off the main streets of Balestier, Wheeler’s Yard is a photogenic cafe with an in-house bicycle atelier.

Wheeler’s Yard provides the perfect pit stop for cyclists who are using the Whampoa park connector to rest and grab a bite whilst admiring the stunning array of handmade urban bicycles available for sale.

Their iconic blue door, preserved from the 1980s, is one of its kind and has dominated Instagram feeds since the establishment opened its doors. High ceilings, wide spaces, vintage decorations and posh-looking bicycles – Wheeler’s Yard is the perfect spot to catch up with your friends over a cuppa.

Don’t forget to complete the experience with some delicious cafe grub. The Ultimate Beef Yard Burger and Grilled Chicken especially are consistent crowd favourites and shouldn’t be missed!

Wheeler’s Yard
Address: 28 Lorong Ampas, Singapore (328781)
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 11am – 10pm, Sat – Sun: 10:30am – 10pm, Closed Monday
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3. Aura

Ask any art enthusiast and they’ll sing praises of the National Gallery’s stellar collection of Southeast Asian art. Ask the foodies and they’ll wax lyrical about its spectacular location that provides amazing views among which to eat and drink.

Facing the Padang and the iconic silhouette of Marina Bay Sands, Aura Restaurant draws hipsters, expats, and everyone in between with an impressive salad bar at lunch, hi-tea in the afternoons, and all-day brunches on weekends.

The restaurant takes inspiration from Italy’s homely recipes and generous flavours and elevates them into refined, elegant meals, where guests are invited to share dishes in casual family style for them to commune over meals.

The menu is an extensive expression of Italian creativity, showcasing a wide variety of antipasto, pastas and wholesome mains that features the finest and freshest ingredients, with an emphasis on seasonal produce.

Address: 1 Saint Andrews Road, #05-03, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore (178957)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
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4. Byblos Grill

Bussorah Street plays host to a bunch of Middle Eastern restaurants and Byblos Grill is one of the true hidden gems amongst them.

Helmed by Chef Mohamad Salim who was formerly a chef at the Burj Al Arab, the only seven star hotel in Dubai, brings true craft and authenticity to his Lebanese cuisine, served up in a truly homey style.

Lebanese food is perfect for sharing! Go straight for the Mezza Platter, which eliminates all decision-making in choosing the best dip to go with your pita bread (they’re all good!).

For your main, get the Mixed Grill to taste the best of the restaurant’s grilled meats—a combination of lamb kofta (minced lamb), lahem mashwi (grilled lamb cubes), chicken kofta (minced chicken) and shish tawouk (shish kebab).

For a genuine taste of unfiltered Lebanese cuisine, a stop by 14 Bussorah Street is a must!

Byblos Grill
Address: 14 Bussorah Street, Singapore (199435)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 1am
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5. Gudetama Cafe

Everyone’s favourite lazy egg Gudetama is in town and we’re all here for it! Head down to Suntec City and get a crack at this cheery cafe’s menu.

Noteworthy dishes include the “I’m Cold” Smoked Salmon Benedict, featuring poached eggs wrapped with smoked salmon and mashed avocado on toasted brioche bread with a dash of zesty yuzu hollandaise sauce and ebiko for a finishing touch.

Or how about a steaming bowl of Gudetama Lobster Onsen? Get all comfy as you dig into a poached egg nestled in a bread bowl of lobster bisque, accompanied by a side of freshly tossed greens.

Come with your cameras and phones fully charged because Gudetama Cafe is an Instagram wonderland, with life-sized figurines, animated walls, and sunny-side up eggs and waffle ceilings you’ll want to snap pictures of!

Gudetama Cafe
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361, Suntec City, Singapore (038983)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 10pm
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6. Amo

Located in the gastronomic stretch of Hong Kong Street, Amo is a smart-casual Italian eatery and bar by restaurateur-chef Beppe De Vito of the ilLido Group.

Amò is a union of Italian cuisine and people, where the best culinary influences from all parts of Italy come together, for groups of friends to gather over antipasti, big plates and pizzas to share.

Made with natural leaven, semolina and extra virgin olive oil, Amò pizzas are light, seasonal and easy to digest – the result of patience, exceptional produce, and a fine-tuned knowledge of food chemistry. Get the Signature Pizza which comes with Mushrooms, Truffle, Mascarpone and Tuscan Pecorino to share.

Another one of our favourites is the Spaghetti Chitarra with Boston Lobster and Tarragon. The spaghetti chitarra is made fresh daily in-house, and its signature long square-shaped strands helps take in all the delicious flavours of the lobster bisque and chilli salmoriglio sauce.

Address: 33 Hongkong Street, Singapore (059672)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
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7. Haru

Haru is the brainchild of two food-mad brothers who’ve turned the historic site of the Old Badminton Hall at Guillemard Road into a little shrine to the humble rice bowl.

Inspired by Japanese and Korean flavours, they serve up some of the best grain bowls in town! At lunch time, this is a build-your-own rice bowl situation. Take your pick of multigrain rice, pearl rice, or soba, and pair it with your choice of Japanese or Korean style toppings like Bulgogi Ribeye, Salmon dressed with miso and sake with hearty vegetables.

As for dinner, they’re known for serving Chazuke, a type of Japanese tea-rice. The multigrain mixture is made up of 8 different types of nutritious grains such as rice crispies, barley and Chinese almonds.

The signature here is their Lobster Chazuke, which features air-flown bamboo lobster that’s lightly poached in dashi and served atop rice with kombu, tobiko, bamboo shoots, spring onions, and nori. Other chazuke options include the Mangalica Pork Chashu and the Smoked Chicken.

Address: 100 Guillemard Road, #01-06, Singapore (399718)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm, Sun: 9am-6pm, Closed Monday
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8. The Butcher’s Wife

If you’re living the gluten-free lifestyle or you have a coeliac friend in the group, hop on over to The Butcher’s Wife, which is all about delicious European comfort food in a lovely setting.

Well-balanced with elements of surprise, these artfully plated comfort foods are packed with robust flavours. Highlights include the Kale and Gorgonzola “Buñuelos” served with saffron aioli or indulge in seafood selections including Cured Salmon, accompanied with pickled courgettes, crème fraiche and chia seeds.

Catering to wine lovers, The Butcher’s Wife even carries over 37 labels, including a selection of natural wines sourced globally to perfectly complement every meal at the restaurant.

Complete your meal with gluten-free dessert, such as the Rum Baba with white chocolate, saffron syrup and rhubarb; Pineapple Carpaccio drizzled with ginger syrup, topped with coconut sorbet and curry crumble; and Strawberries Pavlova served with passion fruit curd and basil sorbet.

The Butcher’s Wife
Address: 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore (168650)
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sun: 6pm – 11pm, Closed Monday
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9. Fatboy’s The Burger Bar (Upper Thomson)

Fatboy’s The Burger Bar is the brainchild of burger connoisseurs Kennie and Bernie Tay. Offering a relaxed and casual atmosphere, spacious venue and menu that’s brimming with American-style classics, you’ll be in burger heaven in this Upper Thomson eatery, that’s for sure.

For $15, treat yourself to a burger + float set, with a choice of one of the following burgers: The Elvis, Royale with Cheese, Holy Caesar, Bolly Wooly, Big Bello and a choice of float.

Whether you’re dining with all your best pals or on a casual date, this is one of the best spots in Singapore for juicy, homemade and delicious burgers with all the trimmings.

Fatboy’s The Burger Bar (Upper Thomson)
Address: Fatboy’s The Burger Bar – Thomson, 187 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574335
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 4pm – 12pm, Fri – Sun: 12pm – 12am
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10. fȳr

Located in the heart of the CBD foodie enclave of Boon Tat Street, fȳr is a modern grill restaurant that serves up moreish food in a warm, relaxed and casual setting, ideal for get-togethers or friendly catch ups.

The mains are super meaty-heavy so lighten up with some green small plates to share. Once the mains come along, it’s a parade of beautiful grilled meats and seafood.

Savour the rare treat of a Free-Range Yellow Chicken, roasted and deboned then served with olives, tahini, lentils, and a curry brown sauce for some exotic Middle-Eastern flair.

If you’re not up for a meat-fest, fȳr serves up amazing seafood such as Baby Octopus & Squid Ink Rice – think chewy and sweet baby octopus given a rapid sear under the grill before being tossed with squid ink rice, a paprika-spiced rouille and sweet sun-dried tomato.

Or dig into one of their crowd’s favourites; Scallops, Prawns & Chorizo Rice!

With a nice selection of grilled meats and seafood, fȳr is one of the great gems of downtown dining.

Address: 19 Boon Tat Street, Singapore (069619)
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 11:30am – 11pm, Fri: 11:30am – 12am, Sat: 11:30am – 11pm, Sun: 11:30am – 5pm
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11. La Nonna

La Nonna is known for its hearty Italian classics especially its traditional Venetian-style tiramisu. The name ‘La Nonna’ means ‘grandmother’ in Italian, with an implication that food served would be homely and unpretentious.

Dig in to a hearty list of traditional dishes in their ala carte menu and Chef Specials, updated regularly according to the European season.

Go for the classics at La Nonna, where the pasta is lovingly prepared daily, and pizzas are kneaded and wood-fired to cracker-thin perfection. With Chope Deals’ Year End Sale, you can choose from the Signature La Nonna Pizza or Penne with Chicken in Pesto ‘Genovese’ or Linguine with Crab in Tomato Cream and a Tiramisu for just $20 (U.P $44).

As if straight from a family’s recipe book, the simple dishes place great value on the integrity of just a handful of wholesome ingredients.

La Nonna
Address: 26/26B Lorong Mambong, Singapore (277685)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm, Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Sun & PH: 12pm – 10:30pm
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For one-day only (6 December 2018) starting at 12 midnight, get your hands on these amazing deals so you can indulge in your munchies, all while doing your wallet a favour.

Look forward to saving more than 50% off 50 products including cash vouchers, set menus, signature dishes, buffets and more. Remember to set your alarms as there will be $10 flash deals happening at 12pm, 3pm and 6pm!

Heads up for Visa cardholders – enjoy an extra $10 off with a minimum spend of $70 during the sale! You will have to be fast though, as this promotion is limited to the first 500 redemptions only. All you need to do is key in the discount code <CHOPEVISA> when you’re checking out via the Chope app and pay with Visa.

Time to gather your friends and family this festive season and eat to your heart’s content!

This article is written in collaboration with Chope.

10 Affordable Dinner Date Spots In S’pore So You Can Treat Your Bae Without Going Broke

We’re all constantly on the lookout for affordable and romantic restaurants in Singapore. There are plenty of restaurant guides out there that offer you the most romantic restaurants with the best views of Singapore’s skyline – that is, if you are willing to spend an arm and a leg.

While we all know and anticipate discount deals, Chope now offers permanent discount deals which means extra savings on your meals all year round!

All of these are just one tap away via Chope’s app or on their Chope Deals page.

For couples who don’t want to go all crazy on champagne, caviar, and a lavish dinner, we’ve sussed out 10 dining options with up to 50% savings so you get to enjoy the sweet satisfaction of indulging your munchies anytime, all while doing your wallet a favour!

1. 63Celsius

Tucked away in a relatively quiet section in Paragon, among art galleries and high-end crystal boutiques, 63Celsius attracts loyal crowds for its mouthwatering fare and artisanal coffee.

The restaurant’s chic decor of copper and timber makes it stand out from the shops in Paragon. It is especially hard to miss the intricately designed wood ceiling which extends out of the eatery to connect to a bar in an open space outside.

Choose from their selection of almost-carnal indulgences: think Boneless American Black Angus Short Ribs, impossibly tender ribs served with piquant pico de gallo and fragrant with the complex spice mix of their house dry rub.

The pasta here is artisanal and they’re especially famous for their Lobster Pasta – half a lobster gracing a plate laden with a tangle of spaghetti, fresh San Marzano tomatoes, and garlic.

Pair all this with one of the wines in their comprehensive selection, then settle down to the only logical conclusion to the meal: a Chocolate Lava Tart, so blissfully self-explanatory.

Address: 290 Orchard Road, #04-09/K1, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore (238859)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 9am – 11pm
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2. Hoshino Coffee (Capitol Piazza)

Tucked away in a secluded area of Capitol Piazza’s Basement 2, Hoshino Coffee is a serene place to enjoy a meal with your date.

This popular Japanese establishment is famous for their desserts and hand-drip coffee, but what remains relatively unknown to most people is that they serve a variety of Japanese-style cafe grub at very affordable prices.

Featuring a hearty brunch menu, you can expect their signature Japanese-style souffle pancakes and fluffy “omu” omelette alongside different kinds of breakfast meats – bacon, smoked salmon, and even slices of angus steak.

Come lunch hour, the kitchen trots out an array of Japanese-Western favourites: think pastas, savoury cheese-studded souffles, and omu rice in numerous shapes and forms.

End your meal with Hoshino’s famous hand-dripped coffee which uses the highest quality Arabica coffee beans that were selected by Hoshino’s in-house coffee blend specialist Master Kanno for the perfect Japanese cafe experience.

Hoshino (Capitol Piazza)
Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B2-55, Capitol Piazza, Singapore (178905)
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 10:30pm, Sat – Sun: 10:30am – 10:30pm
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3. El Mero Mero

El Mero Mero (which means ‘the go-to guy’ in Mexican lingo), will excite and delight diners with the very best in contemporary Mexican cuisine.

While most of us prefer the laid back feel of a Mexican establishment, it’s always good to have one nice, fancier option in your Mexican restaurant arsenal.

With an open-kitchen concept greeting diners looking to be seated indoors and a stunning terrace for those looking to soak in the sun, El Mero Mero’s got a little something for everyone.

They partnered with ComCrop, Singapore’s first rooftop garden, to grow fresh herbs and ingredients to use in their dishes. While this place isn’t your go-to to pig out and stuff yourself, the quality and execution of their small plates are pretty impressive.

El Mero Mero
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-20, CHIJMES, Singapore (187996)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat, Eve of PH: 12pm-1am
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4. Haru

Haru is the brainchild of two food-mad brothers who’ve turned the historic site of the Old Badminton Hall at Guillemard Road into a little shrine to the humble rice bowl.

Inspired by Japanese and Korean flavours, they serve up some of the best grain bowls in town! At lunch time, this is a build-your-own rice bowl situation. Take your pick of multigrain rice, pearl rice, or soba, and pair it with your choice of Japanese or Korean style toppings like Bulgogi Ribeye, Salmon dressed with miso and sake with hearty vegetables.

As for dinner, they’re known for serving Chazuke, a type of Japanese tea-rice. The multigrain mixture is made up of 8 different types of nutritious grains such as rice crispies, barley and Chinese almonds.

The signature here is their Lobster Chazuke, which features air-flown bamboo lobster that’s lightly poached in dashi and served atop rice with kombu, tobiko, bamboo shoots, spring onions, and nori. Other chazuke options include the Mangalica Pork Chashu and the Smoked Chicken.

Address: 100 Guillemard Road, #01-06, Singapore (399718)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm, Sun: 9am-6pm, Closed Monday
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5. L’Entrecôte The Steak and Fries Bistro

L’Entrecôte’s classy white doors and red awning blends perfectly well into the cobblestoned nook of Duxton Hill. The decor beyond the entrance is redolent of the relaxed bistro culture that’s so common to the French city.

The Plat du Jour is right in the name of this bistro – Steak Frites. You can expect to indulge in succulent prime meat generously doused with a secret sauce with a side of fresh green salad and a heaping pile of crispy, golden fries.

Of course other bistro options such as Escargots de Bourgogne and Oven-baked Beef Marrow are on the menu, along with decadent desserts like the Vacherin du Bistrot (meringue, vanilla ice cream, and hot chocolate sauce).

This is one meal you definitely won’t forget. Bon appetit!

L’Entrecôte The Steak and Fries Bistro
Address: 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore (089614)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 10:30pm, Fri – Sat: 12-11pm
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6. Privé (CHIJMES)

Located in the heart of CHIJMES, Privé is a casual cafe and bar offering simple and approachable favourites from day to night and anytime in between.

Privé also has the unique advantage of having one of the largest and most inviting alfresco area in CHIJMES. Surrounded by greenery, diners can choose to bask in the sunshine under the cool shade or enjoy the starry sky when night falls as they savour their drinks and food.

The menu has brought along some of the most-loved dishes from Keppel Bay including all-day breakfasts, Fish and Chips, Wagyu Burgers and their delightful Sticky Date Pudding.

Added to the mix are stone-baked pizzas, pastas as well as local favourites like the Hainanese Chicken Rice and Traditional Curry Chicken.

Swing by for happy hour from 5 – 8pm daily and relax in the garden with an ice cold drink in hand!

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-33, CHIJMES, Singapore (187996)
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11:30am-12am, Fri & Eve of PH: 11:30am-1am, Sat & PH: 10am-1am, Sun: 10am-12am
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7. Botanico at The Garage

Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botanico at The Garage has clinched Instagram popularity due to the stunning ambience the restaurant offers while you’re dining amongst the greenery.

If you’re both busy working adults, this is the perfect place to unwind after an exhausting week at work. Plus, when you’re talking about such a beautiful and idyllic setting like the Singapore Botanic Gardens, how much better can it get right?

With chef Sujatha Asokan steering the kitchen, Botanico has taken on a bistro-style menu with contemporary European roots in technique, and with Asian inflections that pay homage to the Singaporean chef now at the helm as well to its setting.

Botanico’s Iberico Char Siew is a dish that is not to be missed – the top loin is smoked, chargrilled and accompanied by carrot ‘noodles’, carrot puree and honey pork jus that goes well with the 30 premium wine labels and signature botany-inspired tipples such as the Garage Gin’onic or the Thyme Lemonade.

Botanico at The Garage
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, The Garage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore (257488)
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 6-11:30pm, Sat – Sun: 11am-3pm, 6-11:30pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
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8. Wild Honey

Featuring floor to ceiling windows, Wild Honey is reminiscent of Brooklyn Lofts and boasts a copper, steel & reclaimed wood bar with counter seating.

If you both love waking up for a good hearty breakfast, well, you’re in luck. Wild Honey passionately believes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

They love breakfast food so much that they’ve decided to bring in as many kinds as possible from all over the world. 

All time favourite dishes such as The Norwegian, European, Canadian and Parisienne sit alongside new favourites such as The Greek, Brooklyn Double Pastrami burger, & the Turkish.

You can also get bespoke coffee blends by Common man Coffee Roasters and teas by TWG, hand crafted mocktails and cocktails including the favourite Mandarin Wilderness.

Wild Honey
Address: 6 Scotts Road, #03-02, Scotts Square, Singapore (228209)
Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat & PH Eve: 9am – 10pm
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9. Wine & Chef

If you’re both wine aficionados, then Wine & Chef has got you covered. With over 140 exclusive bottles from from Italian boutique wineries, match any glass to the delicious culinary creations whipped up by the chef.

Unlike any typical Italian restaurants, Wine & Chef stands out by creatively cooking up a menu of Hokkien-inspired dishes that contain essence of Italian style, which appeals to local palates at prices that do not stress the wallets.

A must-try here is the Scallop Capellini, a dish of cold capellini topped with cured kelp, caviar, and scallops and splashed with soy truffle dressing.

End of your meal with the Salted Egg Cheesecake which brings together the best of east and west. This local take on the classic American dessert consists of a creamy mix of cheese and rich salted egg in a hand-pressed graham cracker crust.

Wine & Chef
Address: 7 Keong Saik Road, Singapore (089115)
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12pm – 11pm, Closed Sunday
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10. Vatos Urban Tacos

Serving up Korean-Mexican fusion fare isn’t an easy feat but the folks over at Vatos Urban Tacos make it seem effortless.

A quick glance at their’ “Seoul-Mex” menu and you’ll know exactly what we mean. They dish out masterful fusion creations like the hefty Kimchi Galbi Grilled Cheese which comes with pieces of marinated Galbi short rib sandwiched between slices of sourdough bread.

Sounds simple? It’s anything but. Each bite is a veritable bomb of umami, with Mexican cheese and savoury fried kimchi lending their own punchy kick.

No visit is complete without going for a range of their popular tacos to go with one of Vatos’ signature margaritas, so be sure to order one (or two) before you head out!

Vatos Urban Tacos
Address: 36 Beach Road, #01-03, Singapore (189766)
Opening Hours: Mon: 5:30pm-11pm, Tue-Thu: 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am, Sun: 12pm-11pm
Get Up To 50% Off Vouchers Here

Chope offers permanent dining deals in the form of vouchers for diners to get up to 50% off at over 400 top restaurants in Singapore, all under a new segment of their dining platform called Chope Deals.

Book, discover and most importantly save smarter with Chope Deals.

Got an upcoming date with your other half? Get ready to feast to your heart’s content!

This article is written in collaboration with Chope.

From Korean Sandwiches To Steaks, Here Are 10 New Eateries In Century Square Worth Checking Out

Century Square at Tampines reopened its doors after a nine-month long facelift. What most people don’t know is that the newly revamped mall has plenty of new food spots that East Siders can claim “East Side, Best Side”.

Other than the regular favourites such as Ayam Penyet President, Maki San, FatPapas Burgers & Shakes, Men Men Don Don, there’s plenty of new eateries you can look forward to at Century Square.

Here are some of our favourites:

1. Two Hana

Two Hana is a Korean-fusion cafe that stands out from the rest by taking western dishes and giving them a Korean twist.

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They serve everything from rice bowls to pastas and small bites for a quick and fuss-free meal.

Some of the highlights include Kimchi Mac and Cheese ($9) which is a fried cube of kimchi-flavoured mac and cheese. If you’re looking for something heartier, we recommend getting the Striploin Bap ($15) or Korean Seafood Cioppino With Tofu ($12).

Two Hana
Unit number: #01-21
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Contant No.: 6260 4321

2. Seoul In A Sandwich

Korean food is one of the more popular cuisines among Singaporeans, with the food portions being easily shareable and comforting.

The Seoul Garden Group has come up with a new concept in the form of Seoul In A Sandwich. As its name suggests, it serves up sandwiches with a Korean twist. Expect western sandwiches with Korean flavours.

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The Bulgogi Cheesesteak ($8.50) is basically a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but it uses grilled Bulgogi beef instead. But the most ambitious crossover sandwich has got to be the Army Stew-ich ($8.50) which has stewed chicken hotdogs, chicken luncheon meat, tteokbokki, and daikon slaw slapped between ciabatta toasts.

Seoul In A Sandwich
Unit number: #B1-23
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Contact No.: 6260 4339

3. The Meathouse

Steak lovers, here’s a halal steakhouse set up by chef Benny Se Teo, the man behind Eighteen Chefs.

Just like his previous venture, you’ll find a decently-priced selection of soups, salads, sides, and proteins on the menu, which is actually quite extensive.

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You can order a whole Black Angus 250g Striploin Steak for just $22.50 or the Australian Tajima 200g Wagyu Striploin Steak for $45. If you’re looking for decent cut of steak for under $50, The Meathouse should be your next go-to.

All steaks are served with a side of hot bun, greens and café de Paris butter with a choice of mushroom, black pepper or garlic sauce.

The Meathouse
Unit number: #05-04
Opening hours: Sun – Thur: 11am – 10:30pm, Fri – Sat: 11am to 11pm
Contact No.: 6260 1752

4. Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh

There’re countless of Chwee Kueh’s stall in Singapore but Tiong Bahru Market’s Jian Bo Shui Kueh is always on everyone’s lips when asked where the best is.

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Now east siders no longer have to travel all the way to Tiong Bahru for their Chwee Kueh fix. The chwee kuehs have the right amount of bounce, and the preserved radish topping features a wonderfully savoury and spicy combination of flavours.

This certainly justifies the perpetual queues snaking in front of Jian Bo!

Jian Bo Tiong Bahru Shui Kueh
Unit Number: #B1-28
Opening Hours: 6am – 10pm daily
Contact No.: 6260 2551
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If you’re new to Mahota and not sure what to pick from their menu try out the Signature Mahota 9 Element Box (S$20) which is basically an omakase in a bento box. The nine “elements” in the box is a mixture of items from their Signature Plates (S$12 – S$19) and Small Plates (S$5 – S$9), which are also available on the menu.

Mahota Kitchen
Unit Number: #01-11
Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Contact No.: 6260 8018
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They’re known for serving hearty soups paired with zhnged-up popiah. Some favourites include Souper Shroomy ($3.90/$5.20/$6.80) and the Boston Clam Chowder ($4.40/$5.70/$7.30).

As for the popiahs, they’re rolled with 100% handmade popiah skin. Get either The Traditional ($2.90) or The Seafood Wasabi Mayo ($5.30) which comes with fresh shrimp, seasoned tune & crabsticks, wakame seaweed and light wasabi mayonnaise.

Unit Number: #01-34
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am-9:30pm, Sat & Sun: 9:30am-9:30pm
Contact No.: 6781 1031

7. Beef Bro

If you were at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year, you’ll probably recognise Beef Br.

Opened by Mediacorp actor Danial Ashriq, Beef Bro made their debut at the Geylang Serai Bazaar this year and drew crowds with up to an hour and a half of waiting time.

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What they’re known for is, of course, beef. Specifically, flame-grilled beef cubes, like the ones you find in Taiwan.

Each order of beef cubes is seared and cooked with a blow torch upon order and comes with a selection of toppings such as Mentaiko, Cheese, Garlic Chilli, Barbecue Sauce, and even their signature Sambal Belacan!

Beef Bro’s signature Beef Cubes are available in 130g ($7.90)and 200g ($12.90). 

Beef Bro
Unit No: #B1-38
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 9:30pm
Contact No.: 8484 4359

8. Nakhon Kitchen

This Thai eatery needs little introduction, especially since all their branches enjoy long queues.

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If you’re a huge fan of Thai food, you might want to consider adding Nakhon to your list. Be prepared to queue during peak hours though, this place is well known for their affordable yet quality food.

Some of the must-try dishes at Nakhon include Phad Thai, Pandan Chicken and of course the Tom Yam Soup.

Nakhon Kitchen
Unit No: #01-42
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm, daily
Contact No.: 6260 1632

9. Pizza Express

Pizza Express is a restaurant that will impress you with their take on both classic and unconventional pizzas.

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One of their more unique creations would be the Laksa Pizza ($28) which comes with prawns, mussels, squid clams, quail eggs, fried beancurd (tau pok) and homemade laksa sauce.

They also serve handmade pastas. The Lobster and Crabmeat Ravioli comes with a velvety mushroom and pomodoro sauce.

Pizza Express
Unit Number: #02-20/27
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, daily
Contact No.: 6260 6383

10. Cheese Addiction

The cheese raclette trend may be a fad but cheese will always be a favourite for Singaporeans. Cheese Addiction is another kiosk in the basement that sells a variety of baked cheese bites.

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Some favourites include Raclette Tori Karage ($6.50), Mac and Cheese ($5.90) and Kimchi Cheese Tteokbokki ($5.90).

Cheese Addiction
Unit Number: #B1-39
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm, daily
Contact No.: 9029 5838

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This Aussie Dude Sells Makcik-Approved Nasi Lemak At Aliwal Street

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Fighting over which country makes the best Nasi Lemak has been a constant debate that never seems to get resolved.

Nasi Lemak has been a long perennial favourite among Singaporeans regardless of race. So I understand why we’re so territorial over our Nasi Lemak.

Question is, do we really know our nasi lemak? Are we truly the best?

Most of us have had Nasi Lemak from both Singapore and Malaysia, but have you guys tried Nasi Lemak cooked by an Australian guy?

We have.

And he’s definitely our new competitor.

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Nasi Lemak For The Soul

SoulFood Catering has been around for the last 8 months but no one ever really paid attention to this humble shop located at Aliwal Street.

Meet Brett and his wife, Yani. They’ve been married for the last 5 years and they both run SoulFood Catering.

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Now, my expectations for their Nasi Lemak was low because I’m a Malay girl and I KNOW my Nasi Lemak. An Ang Moh cooking Nasi Lemak completely threw me off because I was expecting a 50 year old makcik or auntie to serve me instead.

As I walked to the entrance, Brett flashed me a smile and warmly welcomed me with a question: “You ready to makan?”

Brett first discovered Nasi Lemak while on holiday in Malaysia. After multiple tries of recreating Nasi Lemak in his kitchen back in Australia, he was never satisfied with the outcome.

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That’s where his wife and mother in law came into the picture.

“My wife and mak (mother in malay), are both great cooks. They’re amazing. One thing led to another, now we have this little shop in Aliwal.

“Everybody knows Nasi Lemak, it’s cultural. You just can’t go wrong with it.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Sugar, Spice, And Everything Nice

Unlike the typical nasi lemak stalls, SoulFood Catering offers a variety of Nasi Lemak. From your standard fried chicken wing to Barbecued Salmon, you name it, they have it all.

But what makes their Nasi Lemak special would definitely be the different ingredients that comes with it.

“Back in Australia, I used to enjoy a good barbecue. We’d grill meats and enjoy food with our friends.”

From chicken and prawns to salmon and scallops, they’re all barbecued fresh upon order.

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The sambal however, is the star of this simple dish. We all know a good sambal makes or breaks a good plate of Nasi Lemak.

“Mak, makes the best sambal. Oh you have to try it to believe it!”, he exclaimed.

Yani laughed and added, “I haven’t learn how to make the sambal yet, but I know she’ll make me learn it soon!”

Singapore’s Next Top Nasi Lemak 

The basic Nasi Lemak with Chicken Wing ($4) was definitely a game-changer.

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As I took my first bite, I was left completely speechless. That sambal, was honestly love at first bite.

I haven’t met this famous Mak they fondly spoke of but I knew I have to meet her some day.

They gave me a generous portion of sambal which I was happy about as most sellers are quite stingy with theirs. The sambal was definitely spicy but it had a hint of sweetness which made it enjoyable and not jelak at all.

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The chicken wing was coated in their own special batter as well. It was fragrant and incredibly crispy – just the way any good fried chicken wing should be. The recipe for their chicken wings took multiple tries before they finally settled on the perfect combination. I also liked that the outer coating was not too thick to the extent that it became overwhelming.

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If you know your rice, a lot of stalls swap jasmine rice for basmati rice instead. Which just doesn’t give you the same satisfaction.

The rice is prepared in the shop and is the perfect balance of lemak and not being overly “mushy”. From the moment the rice is scooped from the massive rice cooker, your senses will be awoken. Mix the rice together with the sweet and spicy sambal and that itself can be a meal on its own.

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Next up, I got the BBQ Prawns Nasi Lemak ($8.90) which comprises of the standard coconut rice, fried ikan bilis, a fried egg, a generous dollop of sambal and of course, 4 juicy prawns that are barbecued to perfection.

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This one took about 5-10 minutes of waiting time. Smoke started to fill the shop as Brett was manning the barbecue station in the kitchen. He placed the prawns on the grill and covered it with a lid to ensure that the prawns are evenly cooked and contain all that smokey flavour.

Once that was done, he glazes them with his special sambal oil which gives it that fiery red colour.

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I know we’re all lazy to peel our prawns but this is one dish that is worth getting your fingers dirty for.

Saving the best for last, the BBQ Salmon Steak Nasi Lemak ($9.90) was the one I was most excited for.

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You’ll have to wait at least 20 minutes for the salmon but rest assured, it’s definitely worth the wait.

He first seasons the salmon with salt, pepper and mixed herbs before throwing it on the grill. Just like the prawns, he covers them with the lid so you’ll get that extra smokey flavour.

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He then glazes the salmon with the sambal oil for the extra kick.

Despite being on the grill for about 20 minutes, the salmon was perfectly cooked throughout and best part, the skin was crispy as well. Safe to say, I had a real good food coma afterwards.

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Atmosphere at SoulFood Catering

To sum up their entire menu, it would definitely be “Australian Meets Singapore Nasi Lemak” – and I’m all up for it.

It’s not your traditional everyday nasi lemak but this is perfect if you want an upgrade from your usual Changi Village Nasi Lemak.

The space may not be ideal for big groups but it’s definitely a great option if you prefer to dabao your lunch instead. It gets a bit hot and stuffy when they start grilling as the space is not big but there are a couple of seats outside for you to enjoy your meal.

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The shop may often be overlooked as they’re located on the quieter part of Aliwal street but this shop definitely does not lack in character and flavours.

The next time you’re in the area, drop by SoulFood Catering for your Nasi Lemak fix.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think the Australians won this time round.

SoulFood Catering
Address: 77 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199948
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 8.30pm, Sat: 10.30am – 10.00pm, Sun: 10.30am – 8.30pm, Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact No.: 8767 8299

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From Bak Kut Teh To Bak Chor Mee – 9 Places In S’pore With Halal Chinese Fare

If you’re like me, you’ve always been listening to your Chinese friends go on and on about their Bak Kut Teh and Bak Chor Mee without any way of relating to their experiences.

It’s no great secret that Singapore is a food obsessive’s paradise. Over the years, the halal food scene has grown and now our Muslim friends can enjoy halal versions of authentic Chinese fare.

As much as I love my nasi padang and mee soto, having halal options to authentic Chinese hawker food makes me really happy.

Rejoice my Muslim friends, here’s a list of halal chinese food you can finally enjoy!

1. Bak Kut Teh (Habib Family Restaurant)

Yes, you read that right. There’s halal Bak Kut Teh in Singapore and you’re going to love it.

For the uninitiated, Bak Kut Teh directly translates to “meat bone tea” in Hokkien but it doesn’t actually have tea in it. Instead of pork ribs, the Bak Kut Teh is served with beef or lamb meat in a rich herbal broth.

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The Malaysian-style Bak Kut Teh served at Habib Family Restaurant is made with a rich herbal broth and they’ve been making it for over 15 years now!

The restaurant’s Chinese chef keeps the flavours authentic by using traditional bak kut teh herbs, but substitutes the traditional pork with beef and lamb to keep it halal.

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You can choose from either Beef ($6) or Lamb ($8.50) meat or opt for the set ($16) which comes with a plate of white rice, omelette, kang kong and sambal belacan.

Habib Famliy Restaurant
Address: 374 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 650374
Opening Hours: 6am – 1am, Daily
Contact No.: 6561 6976

2. Prawn Noodles (Deanna’s Kitchen)

Deanna’s Kitchen is one of my go-to place for real good comfort food.The owner is a Chinese convert who decided to make her own prawn mee when she couldn’t find anywhere to satisfy her cravings.

Halal prawn noodles in Singapore is not as common yet as they traditionally use pork bones to cook the broth.

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This stall serves up real good halal prawn mee with luxurious add ons such as crayfish and giant prawns at relatively affordable prices.

The rich broth is made from boiling prawn shells, anchovies and other essentials for hours, which results in a decadent soup base that is briny with a natural sweetness.

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Their Regular Prawn Noodles starts from $3.50. It comes with a generous amount of noodles, broth and peeled prawns.

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If you’re feeling a little more fancy, get their most expensive item which is the Prawn Noodles With Crayfish ($12.50). This one comes with four crayfish halves and three regular prawns.

The amount of seafood in this bowl definitely does not lack.

Deanna’s Kitchen
Address: Block 127 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #02-25 Singapore 310127
Opening Hours: Wed – Fri: 10am to 2pm, 5pm to 8pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sun: 9am – 2pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Contact No.: 9424 5496

3. Mala (Paya Lebar Square Cantine)

Mala hot pot has been all the rage for awhile now. Just like yong tau foo, you get to pick your own choice of ingredients –  except that instead of clear soup, your taste buds will be met with spicy and numbing Szechuan sauce.

As with many other mala hot pot places, you get to choose from their range of ingredients – from meats to seafood, greens and mushrooms.

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Inform the makcik your preferred spice level – mildly spicy, spicy, and extra spicy and you’re good to go!

Be warned, the mala is seasoned with a fiery mala paste that is bound to set your tastebuds on fire after a few mouthfuls.

Mala Hot Pot Stall
Address: 60 Paya Lebar Road, #B1-51 Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm, Daily
Contact No.: 6702 1877

4. Roasted Duck Rice (Selera Restaurant)

If there’s one dish i’ve always wanted to try, it would be roasted duck rice. Halal Duck Rice in Singapore is not common at all however Selera Restaurant serves up one of the best in town.

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The duck meat is seasoned and well-caramelised with the sauce enveloping all over the thick duck meat and the skin. The end result: It gives your duck meat a charred, alluring look.

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Best part, the duck meat is completely succulent, tender and juicy.

Selera Restaurant
Address: 15 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228677
Contact No.: 6338 5687

5. Dim Sum (The Dim Sum Place)

Dim Sum lovers rejoice! If you’re longing for halal dim sum, then head on down to The Dim Sum Place that is conveniently located around Bugis.


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This establishment serves up their rendition of Cantonese style cuisine with a localised twist to suit the locals.

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You can find the usual “yum cha” staples such as Har Kow, Siew Mai, Chee Cheong Fan. While pork has been a key ingredient in mainstream Cantonese cuisine, The Dim Sum Place does not disappoint with their halal take on dim sum.

The Dim Sum Place
Address: 791 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198759
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm, daily
Contact No.: 6655 8787

6. Zi Char (GLC Restaurant)

Some people have compared this eatery to the former Tong Seng.

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The food at GLC will most definitely leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Do be warned that this place gets really packed during lunch hour and slightly stuffy especially on hotter days.

Pro-tip: If you don’t know what to get at GLC, the Chicken Rice ($3.50) never disappoints.

GLC Restaurant
Address: 121 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534836
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm, Sat: 9am – 9pm
Contact No.: 6581 9338

7. Char Kway Teow (786 Char Kway Teow)

Halal char kway teow can be slightly tough to find because it usually has lard in it. The owner, Anis, is a Muslim convert and has been selling char kway teow for close to 6 years now.

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You can expect a good amount of egg, chye sim and cockles thrown into this dish as well. You will definitely love his homemade chilli as well if you can take the heat.

786 Char Kway Teow
Address: 115 Bukit Merah View, #01-28, Singapore 151115
Opening Hours: 2.30pm – 10pm, daily. Closed on Thursdays.

8. Bak Chor Mee (Noodlelicious)

Bak Chor Mee, or minced meat noodle are blanched egg noodles tossed in oil, black vinegar, oyster sauce, fish sauce and chili paste.

The noodles are served with a variety of ingredients such as minced meat, meat balls, dumplings, stewed mushrooms, bean sprouts, and chopped spring onions.

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I never really had bak chor mee in a typical hawker setting until Noodlelicious came by.

Noodlelicious serves familiar items such as Fishball Noodles and Minced Chicken Noodle.

The springy mee pok is served with a good amount of chilli and a generous serving of meat. This meal makes for the perfect filling lunch.

Address: Berseh Food Centre Stall 13, 166 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208877
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 9.30am — 9.30pm

9. Hand Pulled Beef Noodles (Yi Zun Noodle)

Rainy weather calls for a piping hot bowl of noodles for lunch. This quaint noodle place serves hand-pulled noodles by a Chinese-Muslim couple from China.

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For just $7.80, you can expect a bowl of Hand Pulled Beef Noodles with generous servings of noodles and sliced beef.

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The fresh handmade noodles are so fresh and light, you wont start to feel full until more than halfway through your bowl.

This eatery serves comfort Chinese food that’s not only halal but delicious too!

Yi Zun Noodle
Address: 45 Sam Leong Road Singapore 207935
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Contact No.:  6291 6616

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8 Steakhouses In Singapore That Will ‘Meat’ Your Expectations For Under $50

Correct me if I’m wrong but there’s nothing better than biting into a thick, juicy cut of perfectly cooked steak.

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Some steakhouses in Singapore can get pretty pricey but if you’re looking for a place to bring bae out for a fancy dinner that won’t break the bank, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of the best steaks in Singapore that is most definitely value for your money.

A Carnivore’s Dream

1. iSTEAKS Diner

iSTEAKS is the perfect place for you and your carne-loving friends if you’re craving for a good piece of steak that won’t have you robbing the bank.

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The steaks here are cooked to perfection so you know you’ll sink your teeth into a tender and juicy piece of steak.

The New Zealand Ribeye 200g (from $19.50) and Australian 100 Days Grain Fed Ribeye 200g ($21.50) are both juicy and downright satisfying.

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You can be sure that your steak will be cooked to perfection.

This eatery does not take in reservations so be prepared to wait for a seat.

iSTEAKS Diner (Holland Village)
Address: 17A Lor Liput, Singapore 277731
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 12am
Contact No.: 6463 3165

iSTEAKS Diner (My Village)
Address: 1 Maju Ave, Singapore 556679
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 12am
Contact No.: 6285 8839

2. Meat n’ Chill

This diner located along Bukit Timah Road is known for serving up American fare such as burgers and ribs.

Meat n’ Chill is known for serving up a gigantic 500g New York Strip at just $35. Talk about value for money!

However, if you don’t have a monstrous appetite, the New York Strip 300g ($21) will be perfect for you. It also comes with 2 sides of your choice.

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Do note that they make limited orders for steak per day as the process to prepare these meats are long.

Meat n’ Chill
Address: 805, Bukit Timah Road, #01-04, Singapore 279883
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm, Sat – Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Closed on Mondays.
Contact No.: 8812 4455

3. The Royals Steakhouse

The Royals franchise started out as a dessert and cake shop along East Coast Road. As business grew, they continued to open restaurants all over the city.

The Royals Steakhouse started business in 2015, in a little shophouse unit along Jalan Pisang serving premium quality Halal steaks from Australia and New Zealand.

In fact, the steak here is so good that they separate the sauces from the meat so you can truly taste the original flavour of the steak.

The Tomahawk steak seems like something from The Flintstones, but this huge slab of steak is perfect for sharing with family.

Priced at $9.50 per 100g, the Tomahawk steak typically weighs between 1.3kg – 1.5kg. The price is such a steal however for a limited time only as it is an introductory offer for their Tomahawk.

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Just look at the amount of meat!

As the Tomahawk is a special item on the menu, customers are advised to call up beforehand to enquire about stock availability and to make reservations.

Just in case you prefer something that isn’t too crazy, The Prime New Zealand Ribeye 200-220g ($28) is the perfect choice for you.

The ribeye is lightly dabbed with salt before grilling. The exterior is nicely charred while retaining a juicy red centre.

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Due to limited seats, reservations are strongly encouraged so you won’t be disappointed by the long queues!

The Royals Steakhouse
Address: 10 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199077
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 1pm – 10.30pm, Fri – Sat: 1pm – 11.30pm, Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact No.: 6291 3326

4. T Bob’s Corner

T Bob’s Corner is a Muslim owned cafe located in the corner of a HDB in Bedok. Despite its rather interesting location, they serve huge portions of steak at very reasonable prices.

The Black Angus Striploin ($28.90) comes with your choice of black pepper sauce or brown gravy.

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They also serve this crazy 1.4kg Angus Tomahawk ($159.90) if you’ve got an appetite of a whale. It’s ridiculously huge and serves up to 4 people. It still costs under $40 per head when shared among 4 friends.

Just look at it.

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T Bob’s Corner is known for their huge portions, so do come with an empty stomach. We warned you.

T Bob’s Corner
Address: 527 Bedok North Street 3, #01-514, Singapore 460527
Opening Hours: Sun – Thur: 12pm – 10pm, Fri: 3pm – 11pm, Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Contact No.: 6449 8527

5. Huber’s Butchery & Bistro

You’ll probably know Huber’s Butchery for supplying meat to restaurants around Singapore. However, did you know that you can dine in at Huber’s Bistro?

There’s not much options for steaks you can choose from however we do recommend you getting the U.S. Prime Sirloin Steak 220g ($28). It is served with a herb and butter flavoured brown sauce.

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If you like your steak tender, packed full of flavour and still moo-ing then the onglet is much cheaper and has three times the flavour.

Huber’s Angus Hanging Onglet 160g ($18) is the perfect choice if you enjoy the strong beefy flavour. It comes topped with onion confit and served with fries.

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Huber’s Butchery & Bistro
22 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249679
Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 8pm, Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Contact No.: 
6737 1588

6. Les Bouchons

Les Bouchons is known for serving one of the best steak and fries in town. This quaint parisian style restaurant may be small but their steak frites are highly raved about.

Served medium rare, the Ribeye Steak Frites ($39.80) sports a crusty char and tender, juicy meat. At just $39.80, it is incredibly value for money.

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The steak frites comes with a cap of vigneron flavoured butter which adds a depth of flavour to the steak. It also comes with a house salad and free flow fries.

If you’re looking for a romantic date night, Les Bouchons is definitely the place to go to!

Les Bouchons (Ann Siang)
Address: 7 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069689
Contact No.: 6423 0737
7. GastroSmiths

GastroSmiths is a popular bistro that serves up unique fusions from various cuisines. They never fail to impress us with their interesting and quality cuisine.

They introduced the small plates concept that delivers huge bang for buck.

You can get the Angus 150 Day Grain-Fed Hanger Steak 200g for just $18! You can expect thick, meaty cuts of seared medium-rare steak bathed in collagen, garlic and meat juices.

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Did we mention there’s no service charge and GST at GastroSmiths?

This is definitely the most pocket-friendly option if you want to indulge in a good piece of steak without having to eat grass for the rest of the month.

Address: i12 Katong, 112 East Coast Road #03-06, Singapore 428802
Opening Hours: Tues – Fri: 11.30am – 9.30pm, Sat – Sun: 11am – 9.30pm, Closed on Mondays
Contact No.: 9772 9511

8. boCHINche

boChinche is the perfect place to head down to if you’re looking for a steak lunch in the CBD area. This Argentinian restaurant serves up value for money set lunches so you get to indulge without breaking the bank.

Their Lunch Prix-Frixe menu offers a choice of 2 or 3 courses ($32/$38).

Known for their meats, the Argentine Flank Steak served with wedges and chimichurri mayo is the most loved item on their Prixe-Frixe menu!

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Pro-tip: Before you reserve your seat, check their Instagram account (@bochinchesg) for the week’s menu.

Address: 115 Amoy Street #01-02, Singapore 069935
Opening Hours:  Mon – Thurs: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm, Closed on Sundays
Contact No.: 6235 4990
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Get Some Pho-King Good Noodles At These 8 Vietnamese Restaurants

Call us basic but we love ordering pho at any Vietnamese restaurants. It’s simple. It’s great. It’s straight-forward, no frills. You know what you’ll be expecting.

There’s no need for you travel all the way to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi just to satisfy your pho cravings. Singapore now has plenty of Vietnamese restaurants serving real pho-king good Pho.

So pho-rage ahead my fellow makan kakis, here are 8 top places to satisfy your pho cravings.

So Pho, So Good

1. Pho4U

For all my Muslim foodies out there, you know what I’m talking about. Pho4U is one of our favourite places to have halal pho that doesn’t compromise on it’s authenticity.

The broth is light and beef slices are so tender, you can’t help but want to order another bowl.

At just $8.50, you can get the basic pho which consists of half cooked steak and well done brisket. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can also get flank and meatballs in your pho.

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Here’s a tip if you’re planning on dining here, get their Vietnamese coffee, hot or iced, it’s great.

Pho 4U Halal Vietnamese Cuisine
Address: 783 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198751
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm
Contact No.: 6816 3797

2. Mrs Pho House

Mrs Pho has been serving hearty bowls of pho along Beach Road which is a favourite among office executives nearby.

Fans of this popular restaurant can enjoy their beef pho at their second location, Mrs Pho House as well!

Mrs Pho House is known for their Sliced Beef Pho ($8.90) or Beef Combo Pho ($9.90).

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Mrs Pho House
Address: 221 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218459
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Contact No: 9173 1083

3. So Pho

Here’s another halal pho option for you! Best part of So Pho is that they have several outlets around Singapore so you don’t always have to head down to Bugis for halal pho.

If you’re not feeling very beef-y, they have chicken pho for you as well. At $10.80, you’ll get a bowl of pho filled with sliced beef, brisket as well as beef balls.

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However, if you’re a spice girl, they’re known for the Spicy Australian Beef Noodles ($14). It’s not as spicy as you’d think it is but it’s definitely stronger in terms of flavour.

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Saigon Alley
Address: 273 Thomson Rd, #01-06 Novena Gardens, Singapore 307644
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Contact No.: 6265 7662

5. Pho Stop

Located at Downtown Gallery, home to hip work spaces and food gems, Pho Stop is a popular  spot among office workers nearby.

If you’d like more beef than noodles, try their Beef Feast Combo ($13.90) which consists of sliced beef, beef shin and beef balls.

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Pho Stop
Address: 6A Shenton Way, #02-28 Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 9pm, Sat: 11.30am – 8pm, Closed on Sundays
Contact No.: 9695 6885
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If you’re vegetarian, NamNam has a vegetarian version of the beef pho with brown rice noodles instead.

NamNam Noodle Bar Raffles City
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 8.00am – 10.00pm
Contact No.: 6336 0500
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Saigon Jalan
Address: Block 86 #01-919, Whampoa Drive, Singapore 320086
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 10am – 8.30pm, Closed on Sundays
Contact No.: 9239 8287

8. Moc Quan

Fun Fact: ‘Moc’ means simple, ‘Quan’ means restaurant, so Moc Quan just means simple restaurant.

All the ingredients used at Moc Quan, are specially brought over from Vietnam weekly. The owner/chef, Jeff Koh, flies over and personally hand carry these ingredients to maintain the authenticity of their food!

Have a go at their Mixed Beef Pho ($9.50) which is packed with vegetables, herbs, sliced beef and meatballs.

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The Wicked Cream: Gourmet Marshmallows To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Wicked Cream

West-siders, we’ve found a sweet spot for all you dessert fiends! The Wicked Cream offers gourmet marshmallows that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Their signature creation, the WickedMallow, gives the humble roasted marshmallow a gourmet update.

These marshmallows are made in small batches, and are carefully hand-crafted and roasted individually. You can choose from an array of unique flavours like sea salt gula melaka, speculoos caremelised cookie and uji matcha, just to name a few!

[caption id="attachment_22536" align="aligncenter" width="960"]Mallowboard Credit: Roasted on the outside, with a soft, gooey inside that melts in your mouth, the WickedMallow is the perfect bite-sized dessert!

[caption id="attachment_22507" align="aligncenter" width="1080"]WickedMallows Credit: You might have even seen these guys around at pop-up stalls and art markets with their beautifully packaged jars, all ready for you to take home or give away!

A Drink To Go Along?

Aside from these pop-in-your-mouth delights, The Wicked Cream offers a selection of hot or iced chocolates and teas. Delicious and creamy, their flavours range from Chocolate Earl Grey to Thai Green Milk Tea.

When you order it hot, it even comes with a stick of mini roasted mallows as a bonus treat!

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Mash in Cone

Another one of their inventions is the Mash in Cone. Presented deceptively like a soft-serve ice cream, it is actually a truffle mash, torched and served on a cone! Topped with a syringe filled with honey brown sauce, this is definitely an insta-worthy food capture.

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The Wicked Cream
Address: 3 South Buona Vista Road, #B1-04 Viva Vista Mall, S118136
Tel: 8222 0140 / 9732 3123

Operating Hours: Based on reservations / appointments only
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