This S’pore Bar Charges You Based On The Hour – The Earlier You Drink, The Happier Your Wallet
Hey there, Singapore After Nine is back with a new find!
Situated just off Clarke Quay, this new gem is located at the peaceful 11 Keng Cheow Road. For those in the know, Stickies Bar has come to be synonymous with 3 things: food, fun and affordability.
It’s a game cafe, diner and bar, all rolled into one – the Holy Grail for lovers of games, food and booze.
While the merry-making usually begins after dark at most bars, Stickies Bar keeps its fires burning round the clock.[caption id="attachment_24751" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Image Credits: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
This means you’ve got a good option for lunch, and a place to chill after the sun goes down. Stickies Bar offers great promotions and dishes up some tasty food, so you don’t go hungry in between shots.
We at DiscoverSG popped in to take a look and lo and behold, it was indeed all fun and games at Stickies Bar.
They’ve got game…
It has a pool table that’s open at all hours, which you can play to no end.[caption id="attachment_24753" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
There’s also a PlayStation 4, with a huge range of games including Mortal Kombat and FIFA 17. The best thing? Stickies Bar doesn’t charge any user fees!
If darts are more up your alley, dart boards are also on the ready.
What’s a game place without some good ol’ party games? Stickies Bar has a shelf packed full of them including Exploding Kittens, Uno-Jenga, Saboteur, and more! If you’re a sucker for the classics, they’ve even got chess![caption id="attachment_24754" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
And finally, how can we do without party favourite, Beer Pong?[caption id="attachment_24755" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
Games aside, we loved how customers could plug their music devices to the speaker system and play their own songs! Blast your favourite tunes and feel right at home with your own jams playing in the background!
Next, we got a taste of what the kitchen had to offer.
What’s for dinner?
1. Appetizer Party Platter (NA)
To start things off, we were served a very special party platter—special because it’s nowhere on the menu. We got to try a mix of cheesy curly fries ($11), popcorn chicken ($11), chicken karaage ($12) and sesame wings ($14).[caption id="attachment_24756" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
These bites stayed crisp long after they were served and we loved that they didn’t come dripping with oil!
2. Soup of the Day ($4)
The soup of the day when we were there was tomato soup, a rich, tangy soup topped with crisp squares of garlic bread. The tomato flavour was strong, but it was a little too sour for my liking. Then again, if you like your soup with a little more zestiness, this would be it.[caption id="attachment_24758" align="alignnone" width="2016"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
The soup of the day here is changed up regularly. Some days, they serve the classic mushroom soup, and on other days, they serve a cheesy broccoli soup. As for the others…. We’ll leave you to discover them for yourself!
3. 10-inch 4 Cheese Pizza ($13)
Think you know what a pizza looks like? This thin-crusted wonder will surprise you![caption id="attachment_24759" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
Topped with a decadent mix of 4 cheeses–mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar, and nacho cheese–this pizza is a serious game changer. The crust was crisp, and there was (surprisingly!) enough crust to balance out all that cheesy goodness. The cheesy flavours were complemented by the additional top-up of turkey ham, and the pizza came lightly seared.
4. Beef Lasagna ($14)[caption id="attachment_24761" align="alignnone" width="2016"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
Beef layered between sheets of pasta, bathed in flavourful bolognese sauce… If that sounds good, it tasted even better. As we sliced our forks through the layers of meat and pasta, they came away with stringy strands of cheese. The pasta could have done with a little more resistance, but hey, we all have our preferences. The dish was served with a salad on the side, drizzled with a yummy homemade sesame dressing.
5. Flamélicious Spicy Chicken Quesadilla ($18)
This Flamélicious Spicy Chicken Quesadilla was the highlight of our night![caption id="attachment_24762" align="alignnone" width="2016"] Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
Spicier than Stickies Bar’s waitresses, this dish had us gulping down cups of water in between mouthfuls. Sandwiched within a crispy, toasted quesadilla shell was a generous helping of gooey, stringy cheese and fiery chicken pieces, tender and marinated with 3 secret spices.
Thankfully, the shell managed to stay intact despite the substantial fillings inside it, making it a much less messy affair than it could have been.
Food & Drink Promotions at Stickies Bar
Besides the array of games and facilities, Stickies Bar has some sweet deals you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Considering the quality of the grub here, these promos are the real deal.
If you love your drinks, Stickies Bar has got your back…[caption id="attachment_24773" align="alignnone" width="665"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Chong Yi Sze[/caption]
With that, Stickies Bar definitely makes it to our list of go-to places after hours, both on weekends and on weekdays.
Westies, you won’t have to travel all the way to town for your Stickies fix soon enough! The bar will be opening its second outlet at Sunset Way in May. For more updates, be sure to follow them on Instagram!
To many more happy hours,
Singapore After Nine
Address: 1 Keng Cheow St,#01-10, Singapore 059608
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 12am
In Need Of A Happy Hour? This ‘Atas’ Food Hall In The CBD Has A Bar That Offers Drinks For Just $5
As they say, old is gold.
This time, Singapore After Nine is casting the spotlight on an oldie but a goodie: Five Square (FIV五 Square) in the busy CBD.
It’ll have you covered from lunch through to dinner and drinks, and with live performances, no less![caption id="attachment_25082" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Outside Five Square[/caption]
Just like its name, food and drinks here go at the unbeatable rate of $5 each, every hour of everyday.[caption id="attachment_25107" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Inside Five Square[/caption]
Take your pick between dining indoors or out at the alfresco area.
Chill out with your pals over sake, wine or beer at just $5 a glass.
To liven up the party, have a go at Five Square’s pool table or dart booths. Sports fans will feel right at home here too, as Five Square often screens games on their large-screen televisions.
Their drink menu features an extensive selection of premium whiskies, a hundred or so different brands of wines, and various labels of icy cold beer.[caption id="attachment_25085" align="aligncenter" width="2775"] L-R: Kronenbourg 1664 Lager ½ Pint Beer ($5), Mint and Margo Margarita ($15), Lychee Martini ($15), Mojito ($12)[/caption]
Next to the bar is a large, open food hall that can hold a total of 300 diners. Home to 5 gourmet food stalls with extensive menus, take your pick from international cuisine ranging from Japanese to Spanish![caption id="attachment_25086" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Five Square adopts an open food hall concept[/caption]
The dishes are reasonably priced, making them a popular choice for those working in the CBD, and attracting crowds from farther away.
It’s no wonder, as the dishes beat what regular food courts can offer in terms of taste and quality, yet are not as pricey as those in upscale restaurants.
A take on the popular Five Tapas Bar at Cuppage Terrace, Cinqo Tapas brings on a whole host of palate pleasers.[caption id="attachment_25105" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Cinqo Tapas[/caption]
1. Carbonara Fettucine ($9.90)
This plate of pasta was worth every dollar–and every calorie! We swear we’re not exaggerating when we say we could literally smell the aroma of the smoky prosciutto ham and rich cream while it was on its way out from the kitchen![caption id="attachment_25088" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Carbonara Fettucine[/caption]
The fettucine was topped with thinly shaved parmesan slices and a glistening orb of an egg. The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the rich creaminess of the sauce was complemented by the smoky ham, which was chewy and crisp.[caption id="attachment_25089" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] In loving memory of the Carbonara Fettucine we devoured[/caption]
2. Angus Beef Cubes ($12)[caption id="attachment_25090" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Angus Beef Cubes[/caption]
Fried beef topped with a generous smattering of golden sautéed garlic–yum! The beef cubes were well-marinated and packed a punch of flavour. Texture-wise, however, it was a tad too chewy for my preference. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it, and the fresh rocket leaves at the side were a refreshing accompaniment to the meat.
3. Bacon Mushroom ($6)
Springy, juicy mushrooms wrapped in bacon is what this dish is all about.[caption id="attachment_25091" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Bacon Mushroom[/caption]
It was a pity the juices from the mushrooms softened the otherwise crispy bacon. Still, it was a winning combination, as the sweet taste of mushroom offset the savoury flavour of the bacon.
Just Pho Fun
Don’t let that name fool you–this place takes its food seriously.
4. Fresh Summer Roll (2 pcs, $5)[caption id="attachment_25092" align="aligncenter" width="2816"] Fresh Summer Roll[/caption]
Stuffed with vermicelli, fresh prawns, mint leaves and assorted vegetables, these rolls were a delight to crunch into. If the rice paper wrap had been a little bit softer, it would have been perfect. Nevertheless, the sweet-sour chilli dip lent the roll a kick of flavour, and was very pleasing on the whole.
5. Dry Vermicelli with BBQ Pork ($10)[caption id="attachment_25094" align="aligncenter" width="3023"] Dry Vermicelli with BBQ Pork[/caption]
The texture of the noodle was good, and the accompanying sweet-spicy-sour sauce was thoroughly interesting on the taste buds. However, the pork leaned slightly on the dry side and could have been more tender. A generous shower of ground nuts, fried shallots, and freshly julienned carrots and turnips added some colour to the dish and was the perfect way to round it off!
6. Rice Noodles with Sliced Beef Soup ($10)[caption id="attachment_25095" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Rice Noodles with Sliced Beef Soup[/caption]
The rice noodles were cooked to just the right degree of springiness, and the beef slices were cooked to tender perfection. The soup was less savoury than we had hoped, but well-flavoured nevertheless![caption id="attachment_25097" align="alignnone" width="2445"] Free mango salad![/caption]
As a bonus, with each main dish ordered at this stall, you get a free mango salad!
A branch-off of its renowned parent outlet at Tanjong Pagar, this stall at Five Square serves equally good grub.[caption id="attachment_25102" align="aligncenter" width="2151"] Teppei[/caption]
Without missing a beat, it continues to spread chef Teppei’s legacy in the form of top-notch taste, quality and affordability.
7. Kaisendon, Seafood Donburi ($16)[caption id="attachment_25098" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Kaisendon, Seafood Donburi[/caption]
The cubes of salmon and tuna sashimi were fresh and tender, well-marinated and flavourful.
Small chunks of sweet scallop were nestled in the middle of the sashimi pyramid. Along with the tobiko, which exploded with savoury goodness with every bite, they went perfectly with the Japanese rice. A lick of wasabi to the side of the dish cleared our palate in between mouthfuls.
8. Seared & Salmon Sashimi, Seafood Donburi ($16.80)
This was really, really good.[caption id="attachment_25099" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Seared & Salmon Sashimi, Seafood Donburi[/caption]
The salmon sashimi was fresh and chopped into thick slices. Marinated with what tasted like a mixture of soy sauce and mirin, it was the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
The seared salmon, on the other hand, had just the right amount of smokiness to it. Even though we were too full to eat all the rice, we devoured every single bit of the salmon.
The Grill Knife (Western)
An offshoot of The Soup Spoon, The Grill Knife also offers nutrition-packed meals made with fresh ingredients, paired with their delicious homemade sauces.
9. Chicken Combo ($13.80)
Grilled over high heat, the chicken thigh was tender and moist, as were the Bratwurst sausages.[caption id="attachment_25100" align="aligncenter" width="2880"] Chicken Combo[/caption]
As the saying goes, the more the merrier! This was true of the Herbivore salad that came with more than 5 different vegetables! Our only gripe was that the fried wanton skins that came with the salad could have been crispier. Apart from that, this dish was a tasty balance of protein and fibre.
The Gogibox offers a unique twist on Korean cuisine, with the Gogi Taco ($6.80), and the Gogi Dog ($6.80).[caption id="attachment_25101" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Image Credit: ckchai.blogspot[/caption]
It also sells bentos such as the Gogi Plate above ($8.50). Take your pick from fried rice, 8 different choices of meat and a salad. Unfortunately, we did not manage to sample food from the Gogibox as it was closed, but we will definitely be back to get some!
All things considered, Five Square is definitely a top contender on our list of chill out spots. Not only does it provide affordable food and drinks with great taste and quality, it’s also conveniently situated near the workplaces in the CBD.
It’s never too late for food and drinks at Five Square. Supper, anyone?
Cheers to the next round of great food and beer,
Singapore After Nine
All prices are subject to 7% GST and 10% Service Charge.
Address: 1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre, #01-03, Singapore 04865
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 12am (Closed on Sundays and PH)
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Hai Di Lao Tips: Essential Hacks That Will Save You Time, Money, And More!
Hai Di Lao? Yes, you heard it. When it comes to this legendary hotpot establishment, tales abound. By now, you must have amassed your own encyclopaedia of “black market” Hai Di Lao tips to take your Hai Di Lao experience to greater heights.
To add to your plethora of knowledge, we have gone undercover and infiltrated the depths of the Hai Di Lao world, right down to unearthing their new outlet in VivoCity!
Today, we are proud to present our findings – Hai Di Lao tips that are 100% legit and guaranteed to work.
To beat the queue, arrive very early… anytime before 5pm is fine. Preferably, call before you head down. Otherwise, you’ll be faced with a horrendous queue that’ll shock the living daylights out of you.
Anytime from 10 pm is good, as the dinner crowd would be gone by then and Hai Di Lao is open till 6 am.
To ensure that your table is ready by 10pm, call in early to take a queue number and let them know that you’ll arrive at 9pm.[caption id="attachment_16494" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credits: Hai Di Lao[/caption]
Each time you dine there, you will chalk up points, which can be used to redeem gifts at no extra charge.
Every $1 you spend entitles you to 1 point. The gifts change every 6 months, so snap up that Philips steam iron before it disappears!
#1 Soup hack – thick (浓) soup base
To get the most bang for your buck, be sure to request for thick (浓) soup base during refills. Otherwise, what you get will be a more diluted version of the original soup base.
They’ll hand you a bowl of thick (浓) soup, but don’t pour it all in at once! Instead, you can adjust how thick and savoury you want your soup to be.
#2 Soup hack – 4 soup bases
If you believe that variety is the spice of life, Hai Di Lao offers 4 soup bases at virtually the same price, or even cheaper, as compared to that of 1 or 2 soup bases.
The price of 4 soup bases also depends on your ultimate choice and combination of soup. Based on our experience, it was always cheaper or the same price as choosing 2 soup bases.[caption id="attachment_16493" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Credit: youngberghill
If you come with wine or alcohol, Hai Di Lao will even open your bottle and serve it to you and your companions, free of charge!
Now, who’s up for a glass of spirits?
Mini pot hack
If you think germs and bacteria are creepy… or if your idea of fashion is a Hazmat suit, Hai Di Lao’s individual hot pots are perfect for you.
Credits: Credit: be the next Freddy Krueger try Hai Di Lao’s paper crane challenge.
[caption id="attachment_15563" align="aligncenter" width="1532"] Credits: wfenzz[/caption]
For every 30 paper cranes you fold, Hai Di Lao will reward you with a free $6 dish of your choice.
Fret not if you do not know how to fold these cranes, the staff will teach you how!
Fats? *shudders* Coagulated fats? *fear intensifies*
Congratulations, you have just discovered the hidden horror… and we’ll let you know how to overcome it. Not with a crucifix, but with your trusty ol’ ladle!
The longer you boil your soup, the more concentrated it becomes. This causes the soup to become loaded with nitrates, fats and excess protein.[caption id="attachment_16186" align="aligncenter" width="1824"] Credit: butter believer[/caption]
That white film floating on the surface of your soup isn’t the trail left by the Loch Ness monster.
It’s actually coagulated fats, nitrates and protein, which is no good for you. So, ladles up, and scoop away the white stuff!
Redeemable manicure hack
Who would pass up the opportunity of a free manicure? Not me!
The good news is, Hai Di Lao’s renowned manicure services are redeemable. Should the long queue prevent you from getting your manicure before dining, all is not lost.[caption id="attachment_16496" align="alignnone" width="640"] credit: cdn-geo dayre[/caption]
Should you wish to celebrate your grandma’s birthday there, the restaurant also offers a free platter of longevity buns to senior citizens on their special day.
This is in addition to the small gift that Hai Di Lao will present to the birthday guest, and the birthday songs that they will croon in 3 different languages.[caption id="attachment_16185" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] credit: c3.staticflickr[/caption]
A cracked phone screen is the ultimate nightmare for every phone user. This is why Hai Di Lao offers free phone screen protectors to keep your phone screens shiny and spanking new.
[caption id="attachment_16198" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Credit: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-09, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Telephone numbers: +65 6250 7557 (for reservations) +65 6250 7667 (for enquiries)
Opening hours: 10.30am – 6am
Price: varies depending on the dishes ordered
Header image credit: where to get Hai Di Lao soup base!
Singapore’s Late Night Eats Near MBS, Yishun And More For Pokemon Go Addicts!
Pokemon Go has taken Singapore by storm for weeks now, with throngs of Singaporeans gathering at parks, malls and even the streets of Orchard Road and Marine Bay Sands till the wee hours.
Because of this, we’ve decided to create a list of late night eats that are conveniently placed near Pokemon hotspots and places where you can catch the rarest Pokemon.
Don’t expect any fast food joints on this list, it’s all local food that is bound to fuel you up after a long night of Pokemon catching!
1. Night Safari
If you have decided to go to the Night Safari to enjoy both the real and virtual animals, you would probably have stayed long past the closing hours of the Night Safari eateries.
We found the closest eatery to this national attraction, and the good news is they’re open way past the Night Safari. The bad news? They’re a pretty long walk from the Night Safari.
Image credit: Just Go La
For those staying in the North and Central Singapore, Upper Thomson is the best place to grab some grub. With quaint cafes serving up some really good coffee in the day and small restaurants offering really affordable and delicious food by night, it’s no surprise that it’s grown so popular.
A great place to get some cheap supper? If you’re a night owl who prowls the island for late supper you would have definitely heard of the Roti Prata House. They have a wide variety of pratas including durian and milo but if you’re a little more traditional stick to the firm favourites.
Distance: 5 mins by car, 23 mins if you’re walking
Address: 246M Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574370
Contact: 6459 5260
Opening Hours: 7am – 2am
Image credit: Chef Quak
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Opening Hours: 24 hours
4. Tampines West
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Opening Hours: 24 hours
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A stone’s throw from Al-Azhar is Saffron’s Cafeteria, if you’re starving and need something to fill your stomach this is the place to head to. A firm favourite among patrons is the Briyani, according our sources the servings are huge, enough to fill two adults and they’re really affordable, at an average price of $6 that is a steal! Best part? It’s 24 hours! So you know where to head to when those midnight Bryani cravings hit!
Address: Blk 201D Tampines Street 21, # 01-1163, S529393
Opening Hours: 24 hours
5. Chinese Garden
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Opening Hours: 6:30AM–3:30AM
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Opening Hours: 24 hours
6. Marina Bay Sands
Image credit: rare Pokemons, but with so many eateries either closing before 11 or way beyond our price range, Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay is one place you can definitely have you fill under a budget.
Makansutra Gluttons By The Bay is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat no matter the company, if you’re riding solo grab some Mee Goreng from The Old Satay Club or Soon Lee’s Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee. If you’re in a big group, do supper family style, share the famous Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings or the Alhambra Padang Satay.
Distance: 3 mins by car, 15 mins if you’re walking
Address: #01-15, 8 Raffles Ave, 039802
Contact: 6336 7025
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 4pm-1am
7. Lot One
Image credit: Pokemon Go Guide: How To Catch Pikachu & Where To Catch ‘Em All!
The Ultimate Guide For Supper At Siglap – 6 Places You Can’t Miss
Walk around the neighbourhood of Siglap and you’ll notice rows of bars, cafes and restaurants along both sides of the road. Well, we dare say this is the place to go for a night to chill out with friends or even for a date night at one of its many great restaurants.
In this pristine, quaint neighourhood, you’ll see locals flock to their favourite pubs for a soccer screening, group of teens meeting their friends for some ice cream time, and even expats chilling out at the restaurants. As a certified east-sider who grew up in the east, here’s our ultimate guide to supper at Siglap. Yes, only the best of the best gets on our list!
1. LTN 936 Food Village[caption id="attachment_8343" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
This la mian dumpling stall is opened by a quiet couple from Xi’an, China. Their dumplings are all handmade on the spot, freshness at its best. Each dumpling is soft and tender, with its skin not too thick, filled with a nice amount of meat and doused with vinegar and chilli oil. You can get these guilty pleasures at $4 for 10 pieces. Xiao Long Baos are also available at $4 for 6 pieces.
If you are in for some Zi Char, do check out the Thow Yen Seafood stall too. They serve up great Beef Hor Fun and Fried Rice for your hungry tummy!
LTN 936 Food Village
Address: 936 East Coast Road, Singapore 459129
Opening Hours: Daily till late
2. Mas-Ayu Restaurant[caption id="attachment_8364" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image credit: burpple[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8374" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
How about some Seafood Kway Teow Goreng Pattaya and Teh Tarik for supper? Reputed to be one of the best Malay food you can find around the area, this homely restaurant serves up the best Seafood Kway Teow Goreng Pattaya and Nasi Pattaya! Its noodles are nice, springy, wrapped around with egg and drenched in tomato ketchup. Each plate is at $6.50. Another recommendation would be their Mee Bundung ($5.50). Its sour, sweet and spicy gravy are well balanced with fish cakes, prawns, vegetables, tender beef pieces and an egg to top it off! It is a good soupy bowl for a rainy cold night!
If you have trouble sleeping at night or feel hungry after a midnight movie, do drop by for some homely malaysian kampong cuisine at Ayu-Mas. This food outlet is open 24 hours, thus taxi uncles like to frequent this place and it gets crowded from early evenings till the early mornings.
Address: 55 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455215
Tel: 65 6449 2844
Opening Hours: Daily 24 hours
3. Springleaf Prata Place (Jalan Tua Kong)[caption id="attachment_8375" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Open till 11pm or 12am depending on the day, this prata place is a 3 to 5 mins walk from Upper East Coast Road at Siglap. They offer an innovative array of prata, thosai and murtabak in unusual must-try flavours! Eggs Benedict Prata? Yes, you saw that right! Crispy prata, poached egg, turkey ham and hollandaise sauce all in one dish, priced at $5. Another must not miss item is their Umani 50. One of their newest item on their menu, this prata is stuff with chicken luncheon meat, chicken floss, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise and egg. Their menu is quite extensive which means there is always something new to try!
This prata place has not only become popular for diners at night but residents flock to this place for a good brunch which serves up a fresh spin to your usual prata!
Springleaf Prata Place
Address: 57B Jalan Tua Kong, Singapore 457251
Tel: 8693 5393
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 7am-12am
4. FLAVA Asia Bistro and Grill
Opened by the team behind the former Cafe Mondo at Orchard Central, FLAVA is the new kid at the estate which serves up contemporary Asian grill. If you’re in for some late night chow or some cakes and ice cream to satisfy your craving, head down to FLAVA. With their Kapiti New Zealand range of ice cream to choose from, you will love all the flavours and end up ordering their 12 mini putts. Perfect for a couple’s sharing or with some friends with 12 flavours of mini ice cream. Select your own ice cream flavours at $20, or let the house decide for you at $17. Do check out their menu
Address: 907 East coast Road, #01-03 Springvale, Singapore 459107
Tel: 65 6702 0302
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat/Eve of PH 11am-2am, Sun/PH 9.30am-11pm
5. Udders and Kook[caption id="attachment_8341" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8342" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image credit: udders[/caption]
If waffles and ice cream are your supper eats, Udders and Kook will never fail! From liqueur based to the all time favourite flavours such as Thai Milk Tea, chocolatey, to choose from, we must say Udders do know their customers’ taste palates well. Order their waffles to go along with your favourite ice cream! Imagine, crispy waffles on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, topped with a scoop or 2 of ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. Heavenly!
Whats more, Udders and Kook recently upgraded itself to serving you not only your favourite ice-cream, but burgers and snack bites also! Feast on their delightful Mario Mushroom Burger ($15.90) or their Angmoh Burger ($15.90) filled with scrumptious cheddar, bacon, onions, tomato, rocket leaves and a well-grilled beef patty. These calories are well worth it! Juicy burgers and ice creams are a great combination for a satisfying supper.
Udders and Kook
Address: 81 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455220
Tel: 65 6448 8732
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat/eve of PH 12pm-1am
6. Mikawa Yakitori Bar[caption id="attachment_8382" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
If you enjoy Japanese Tapas, you’re going to like this one. Opened recently at Siglap, Mikawa Yakitori Bar is a cosy place offering traditional Yakitori. This small Yakitori Bar has a wide range of almost 50 items of kushiyaki skewers on its 53 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455214
Tel: 6444 8484
Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 6pm-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 12-2.30pm, 6pm-12am, Closed on Mon
If you are driving to this area, free parking is available at the big open space carpark after 10pm. So, it’s time to make your way to Siglap. Chill to your heart’s content and start feasting away! With all these late night spots for supper at Siglap, you’ll never have to go to sleep with a growling stomach ever again.
(Header image by Instagram user, _rimiroo, edited by writer)
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8 Best Hokkien Mee In Singapore For That Fragrant Seafood Flavour
Ask any Singaporean and it won’t be long before they list Hae Mee, otherwise known as Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodles as one of their favourite local dishes. Who could blame them? Fried with eggs, yellow noodles, bee hoon, juicy prawns, squid and pork belly strips before simmered in rich prawn broth, this mouth-watering dish is perfect for any time of the day.
From the dry to the soup(ier) versions, here’s our pick of the 8 best Hokkien Mee you can find in our sunny island!
1. Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles[caption id="attachment_8118" align="alignnone" width="920"] Image credit: aspirantsg[/caption]
Situated at Chomp Chomp Food Centre, Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles is the place to go for your late night Hokkien Mee fix! Their version of Hokkien Mee is the dry version and they use thin bee hoon instead of the thick ones. What’s different about this dish is that, along with its noodles, bits of prawns and seafood are simmered in pork stock, giving the dish its rich flavour. This stall also uses a combination of cut red chilli and sambal chilli.
Expectedly, Hokkien Mee lovers around the area flock to this stall. There’s a short queue to place your order, and they’ll deliver the Hokkien Mee to you. The waiting time ranges from 15 – 45mins. $3, $4, $5 portions are available.
Ah Hock Hokkien Noodles
Address: 20 Kensington Park Road, #01-27, S557269
Opening Hours: 530pm-12am (Closed every other Tue)
2. Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee[caption id="attachment_8123" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: Burpple[/caption]
It may be named Geylang Lorong 29 Hokkien Mee, but this stall is actually located at East Coast Road. The reason is simple; the stall is helmed but the same family who owns the stall located in Geylang Lorong 9! A rare sight these days, the stall owner uses a special charcoal fire wok to fry the noodles. This dish is of the soupier type and has a slightly smokey taste to it. Simmered in prawn stock for 7 -8 mins, the owners do their best to serve pipping hot noodles to every customer.
Although the waiting time is slightly longer and each plate may be relatively more expensive ($6), the Hokkien Mee here is flavourful; full of garlicky, eggy goodness; topped with fresh sotong and prawns; and served with deep-fried crispy lard – totally worth the wait! With the generous portion of seafood, we thought the noodles are worth the price and if you ask us, this is definitely one of our top choices for Hokkien Mee.
Geylang Lor 29 Fried Hokkien Mee
Address: 396 East Coast Rd, Singapore 428994
Contact: 65 6440 5340
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-8pm
3. Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee[caption id="attachment_8126" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Run by four brothers who used to run their stall at Hougang, Nam Sing Fried Hokkien Mee is now situated at Old Airport Road Food Centre.
The Hokkien Mee here isn’t overly dry and has sufficient moisture that brings out its flavour. With more bee hoon than yellow noodles, we have to say, the owner really knows the way to our hearts. The flavourful savoury prawn stock which requires hours of preparation coupled with the extensive amount of ingredients used, gives the stock its slight tinge of sweetness. For the health conscious, you’ll be glad to know that no lard is used for this stall’s Hokkien Mee.
Priced at $3, expect to wait for approximately 15-30mins for your plate of noodles. Is it worth the wait? Definitely. Do note that this stall closes on random days and they are usually sold out before closing hours, so do call before heading down to avoid disappointment!
Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee
Address: Old Airport Road, #01-32 Old Airport Road Food Centre, S390051
Contact: 65 6242 0080
Opening Hours: 11.30am-9.30pm, closed on Mon
4. Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee[caption id="attachment_8130" align="alignnone" width="612"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Whenever anyone mentions Whampoa Market, Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee stall is one that immediately comes to mind. It may have perpetually long queues, but this wok hei* Hokkien Mee noodles is well worth the wait. With 3 types of chillies – sambal, red cut, and green cut – take your pick and spice the dish up your way. Non-chilli lovers may want to stay away from the super spicy sambal chilli.
At $4 per plate, their Hokkien Mee will make you instinctively slurp up the noodles in no time.
Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee
Address: Whampoa Food Market, Block 90 Whampoa Drive #01-32, Singapore 320090
Contact: 65 6251 2857
Opening Hours: Daily 4pm-1.30am
5. Eng Ho Hokkien Mee[caption id="attachment_8131" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image credit: misstamchiak[/caption]
Do you know that the owners of Ah Eng Hokkien Mee are relatives of the owners of Nam Sing Hokkien Fried Mee and Ah Hock Fried Hokkien Noodles? Now you know why their thin bee hoon seems familiar.
The stock has ingredients such as wild sea prawns instead of the usual tiger prawns. Combined with squid and pork, the overall sweetness of the stock is hardly surprising. Their Hokkien Mee leans to the wetter version with it being neither overly satly nor oily.
Its location may not be easily accessible, but the stall still attracts a huge crowd. With its operating hours from 4pm-12am, Ah Eng is the place to go for your dinner and late night suppers! Price ranges from $3 to $5 per plate.
Ah Eng Hokkien Mee
Address: 409 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, #01-34 Teck Ghee Square Food Centre, S560409
Contact: 98156826 (Mr Tan)
Opening Hours: 4pm-12am (Closed on alt Tues)
6. Simon Road Hokkien Mee[caption id="attachment_8136" align="alignnone" width="638"] Image credit: Burpple[/caption]
Originally located at the corner coffee shop along Upper Serangoon Road and Simon Road, Simon Road Hokkien Mee has relocated to Hougang. This stall is now helmed by its fourth-generation.
With its spicy chilli and drips of lime juice, this is one 0f the most flavourful, tasty Hokkien Mee with a taste of wok hei* and a fragrant aroma.
If you are around Hougang Central area, do check out this plate of traditional goodness. Their Hokkien Mee ranges from $4 for a small plate up to $10. Advance orders are also accepted should you wish to skip the queue.
210 Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530210
Contact: 9820 2888
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm (Closed on Mon & Tue)
7. Soon Kee Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle[caption id="attachment_8133" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Situated in the West, Soon Kee serves up a delightful plate of Hokkien Mee. Not only are the prawns big and fresh, but the amount of sliced squid is also generous. This Hokkien Mee is served with sambal and lots of crispy pork lard to add extra oomph to your Hokkien Mee.
If you prefer a soupier version of Hokkien Mee, Soon Kee is definitely the place to go to. Prices start from $3 a plate.
Soon Kee Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle
Address: Li Soon Eating House, Blk 155 Bukit Batok Street 11, #01-322, Singapore 650155
Opening Hours: 8am-9pm (Closed on Mon)
8. Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee[caption id="attachment_8143" align="alignnone" width="640"] Image credit: burpple[/caption]
Located at ABC Market, Mr Toh is Yi Sheng Hokkien Mee’s second generation hawker. His father started selling Hokkien Mee in a push cart in Tiong Bahru before moving to their current location.
Yi Sheng’s Hokkien Mee is moist with its thick prawn broth and thin bee hoon. The noodles are tender – not too hard or soggy, with its savoury lard flavour. What’s special about their Hokkien Mee is its signature sambal chilli. Robust with a savoury flavour made from anchovies and dried prawns, their addictive homemade chilli is proudly made using a secret recipe.
As this stall is quite well known around Queenstown area, queueing in the heat can get pretty frustrating. But fear not, as Mr Toh encourages his customers to make pre-orders to reduce their waiting time! Each plate is priced at $3/$4/$5.
Tiong Bahru Yi Sheng Fried Hokkien Prawn Mee
Address: Blk 6, Jalan Bukit Merah, #01-13, ABC Brickworks Food Centre
Contact: 9862 9296
Opening Hours: 3pm-10.45pm, closed on Wed
With such good Hokkien Mee around, it sure is difficult choosing our favourite stall. Do share your favourite Hokkien Mee stall by leaving a comment below!
*wok hei is the “essence” imparted by the wok when stir-frying over very high heat.
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13 Eateries Open All Day All Night For Your Late Night Meal!
There’s just no telling when the hunger pangs would start kicking in. Whether you had a super late day at work, or you’re just craving for a snack. Luckily, Singapore is in fact the food city that never sleeps.
No matter what time it is, come rain or snow (I wish), these places open all day err day to satisfy your tummy rumblings. So grab your nearest BFF and head down to these food joints for a sinful night of indulgence.
1. Fei Fei Wanton Mee
Undoubtedly one of the most raved about Wanton Mee in Singapore, it is perhaps unfortunate that portions are quite small. However, the springy texture and delicious flavor of the noodles make up for it. At ($4), I would recommend ordering it dry with added chilli sauce to complement the overall taste.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/36d1qdhRuv/?taken-at=7277762[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/lrnlBkBeG4/?taken-at=7277762[/embed]
Fei Fei Wanton Mee
Location: Sin Wah Coffeeshop, 62 Joo Chiat Place, S (427785)
Contact: 6345 7515
2. Diandin Leluk
Situated in Little Thailand, as it is affectionately known by locals, Diandin Leluk is the biggest Thai eatery in Golden Mile Complex. Popular dishes include Green Curry Chicken ($10) and Red Ruby ($3), a Thai coconut-milk dessert to cool off the spiciness. To sweeten the deal, there is also no service charge and GST!
Location: #01-67/68/69, Golden Mile Complex, 5001 Beach Road, S (199588)
Contact: 6293 5101
3. RK Eating House
Regularly packed with a plethora of youths, especially late at night, RK House offers an extensive menu of North Indian Cuisine. Nestled in the boisterous Serangoon Gardens, give their crispy Plain Roti Prata ($1.20) a go. For drinks with friends, go for a Milo Tower ($12) to share.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/9JDqorCLTR/?taken-at=253091482[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/4BmGT8MkRX/?taken-at=253091482[/embed]
RK Eating House
Location: 1A Kensington Park Road, S (557253)
Contact: 6289 5379
4. 333 Bak Kut Teh
It’s a shame that this place doesn’t get nearly as much attention as compared to Founder’s Bak Kut Teh. Their Pork Ribs Soup ($6) is on par with Founder’s in terms of flavour and tenderness. The peppery aftertaste of the refillable soup really hits the spot too! I recommend completing your meal with Salted Vegetable ($2) and Tou Fu Skin ($2).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BBcT9DHm-Ss/?taken-at=626283[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BCk4Iqng1A9/?taken-at=626283[/embed]
333 Bak Kut Teh
Location: 333 Balestier Road, S (329765)
Contact: 6352 6192
5. Meng’s Kitchen
Aww yesss, this Bak Chor Mee ($4) is so good that it deserves visits at least 2-3 times a week. The chilli and vinegar base perfectly provides the platform for the bouncy and chewy noodles to truly shine. Don’t get me started on the meatballs. Trust me, a single bowl is never enough.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/4RPr0YuGg-/?taken-at=1775644[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEDiDQAEVii/?taken-at=1775644[/embed]
Location: 246B Upper Thomson Road, S (574370)
Contact: 6455 4890
6. Yong He Eating House
Located at a place synonymous with Singapore’s red light district, Yong He is the ideal place to try or reminisce Taiwanese delights at any time of the day. Their signature dishes include the Soya Bean Drink ($1.50), Beancurd ($2), and of course, who can leave out the silky vermicelli in a thick, flavorful broth – the savoury Mee Sua ($4) aka Taiwanese noodles.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEyL-jZiCBH/?taken-at=405931535[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/8zkUCPhBfP/?taken-at=405931535[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BDa2H3NSjN5/?taken-at=405931535[/embed]
Yong He Eating House
Location: 517 Geylang Road, S (389473)
Contact: 6745 5682
The North has always been kind of a downer for supper, with almost a very limited selection of places that you could go for that 4am craving. Not anymore! Branching out from their origins in Bukit Timah, Al-Ameen serves up Thai Muslim favourites. For a gratifying experience, Butter Chicken ($7) with a side of Naan is the way to go.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/sRV2PeqcCM/?taken-at=246754186[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/vbIejNix1c/?taken-at=246754186[/embed]
Location: #01-11, 35 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road, S (739257)
Contact: 6366 1740
8. Changi Airport 24 Hr Food Gallery
We all know that Changi Airport houses many 24-hour food choices. There’s McDonalds, KFC, 1983, Swensens, and so on… But, for a true dining experience that showcases Singapore’s cultural diversity, look no further than the 24 Hr Food Gallery at T1. Hey, what can go wrong with a plate of chicken rice or a bowl of steaming Laksa?[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/3JjcoOSTgq/?taken-at=249763405[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/zrDT31zbjC/?taken-at=249763405[/embed]
Changi Airport 24 Hr Food Gallery (T1)
Location: Airport Blvd, Changi Airport International Airport Terminal 1, S (819642)
Contact: 6543 4881
One of my favourite places to go to for a quiet read, TCC at the International Building at Orchard Road is a quiet and cosy location for late night mugging or meet-ups. The food is delicious and portions are generous, albeit on the pricier side. I would recommend a Dark Devotion ($13) to go with a cup of House Blend ($5.80).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEwliPiu_8j/?taken-at=276740130[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/qjnwMjpkVC/?taken-at=276740130[/embed]
TCC at International Building
Location: #01-01, 360 Orchard Road, International Building, S (238869)
Contact: 6732 3696
Closed for renovation from 3 May to 2 June 2016
10. 126 Dim Sum
As a regular patron, ‘Wan Dou Sek’ offers a no-frills dining experience of value for money dim sum. Usual delights include Carrot Cake ($4), Siew Mai ($3.20), and Man Tou with Chili Crab Sauce ($6). The major downside is that it may be hard to find a parking spot, and dishes may not be consistent from time to time.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/__5hCMlvE6/?taken-at=239966629[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEI_gm5rJMB/?taken-at=239966629[/embed]
126 Dim Sum
Location: 126 Sims Avenue, S (387449)
Contact: 6746 4757
Another place that serves Indian cuisine, Al-Azhar also offers an extensive menu which includes some Western cuisine selections. A food rival with Al-Ameen, which coincidentally is a mere walking distance away, Al-Azhar has its own charm. Tuck in to popular dish Butter Chicken ($7), and complement it with a side of Egg Thosai ($2).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEv9COcxMzy/?taken-at=312239601[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BEd5DKnw_HP/?taken-at=312239601[/embed]
Location: 11/11A Cheong Chin Name Road, S (599736)
Contact: 6466 5052
12. Wong Chiew Restaurant
Renamed from Wong Chiew Eating House, this humble food joint serves a ‘chapalang’ of dishes. They offer dim sum and porridge for a delicious light meal or roasted meat and plenty of zi-char style dishes for a satisfying heavy meal. Not forgetting to mention, Wong Chiew’s famous Kampong Bucket Chicken ($14 for half-chicken), chicken served in herbal broth marinade. Till this day, the recipe remains a closely guarded secret.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/few6LVINgI/?tagged=wongchiew[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/aMxwH5P4wd/?tagged=wongchiew[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/shNoPmOSEM/?tagged=wongchiew[/embed]
Wong Chiew Restaurant
Location: 19 Sembawang Road, S (779075)
Contact: 6456 6838
13. New Mahamoodiya
What better way to end off the list with yet another Prata place! Situated just outside the effervescent Simpang Bedok area, New Mahamoodiya emanates a rustic, kampong style atmosphere. Pratas are their specialty, which come freshly made and piping hot. Their Egg Prata ($1.50) comes with chopped onions, adding a distinctive taste to the dish.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/3OkwahpCLe/?taken-at=1222140[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/7j1Ct6wEmu/?taken-at=1222140[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/ULtVNdRSBk/?taken-at=1222140[/embed]
Location: 335 Bedok Road, S (469510)
Contact: 6243 2086
Ladies and gents, with such an avalanche of food options at your fingertips, there’s no need to be hungry at any time of the day anymore. I know I won’t be!
(Header image credit: Steel Wool, words by editor)