Affordable food places in town
Even though covid restrictions are easing up in Singapore, travelling is still viewed as a risk for many. Thus we rounded up 8 food places in town that will bring your taste buds back to overseas trips in Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA and more, all with meals at an affordable price of under $15!
1. Little Ribbons Pasta Co.
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‘Romanticise life’ like the Gen Zs by finding a random seat in the mall to enjoy your meal while people-watching. Be your own main character and choose the kind of sauce, ingredients, and even pasta shapes you want when you dine at Little Ribbons Pasta Co. at Funan.
Variety is the name of Little Ribbons Pasta Co.’s game here, as they offer aglio e olio, carbonara, and bolognese from only $5 a pop. Fun pasta choices also include the usual linguine or spaghetti, twirly whirly fusilli, as well as bow-tie shaped farfalle. Don’t forget notable add-ons such as savoury chorizo ($2) and sous-vide chicken breast ($2).
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #B2-K11, Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 8:45pm
Also located in Funan, KAZO serves up delicious sweet or savoury pastries that will definitely bring your taste buds back to Taiwan. While they are well known for their Crispy Cream Puffs ($2) and Kazu Kazu ($3.50) choux sticks, there are newer items on the menu that are must-tries too. The Taro Orh Nee Tart ($10.50 for three) has a flaky buttery base filled with creamy orh nee paste, topped with real ginkgo nuts.
Redeem $5 off with minimum spending of $10 at KAZO on the CapitaStar app from 15 April to 16 May and use this eDeal anytime from now till the end of May. This is only available for the first 100 customers, so the fastest fingers first!
Check out our KAZO review!
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #B2-K02, Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6530 3552
3. Typhoon Cafe
While KAZO is great for Taiwanese sweet treats, Typhoon Cafe is the place to go for Taiwanese mains. Something unique to try is their Taiwan Lu Rou Noodles ($13.50++), featuring the classic Taiwanese dish with QQ noodles instead of plain white rice. If rice is still your favourite choice of carb, their Egg Fried Rice with Panko Canadian Pork Chop with Tonkatsu Sauce ($14.50++) is a must-try. It has a thick slab of savoury pork chop slapped atop a bed of flavourful rice.
CapitaStar members will be able to get the most bang for the buck here by redeeming their 1-for-1 promo from 15 April to 16 May (valid for use till 31 May). This is applicable only for the Typhoon Signature Dishes selection, but this means more cash savings for extra sides for you and your dining partner.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-08, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6369 0897
4. SG Hawker
SG Hawker is an all-day food spot that has a huge selection of iconic hawker dishes. Some stalls are open late, making it suitable even for supper. It is a one of a kind food court that houses multiple stalls serving the usual suspects of chicken rice ($4.50), fried Hokkien mee ($5.50), bak chor mee ($5) and more. There is even the peanut sauce-doused satay bee hoon ($6), or mouth-watering satay ($8) for meat on sticks to dip with fragrant peanut sauce.
If you’re not a CapitaStar member yet, do yourself the favour and sign up with the promo, as there are free chendols (U.P. $2.50) to be claimed from 15 April to 16 May, with an order of any main.
Address: 3 River Valley Road, Block E, Clarke Quay, #01-08, Singapore 179019
Opening hours: Daily 9am till late
5. Joy Luck Teahouse
Take your tastebuds back to Hong Kong with Joy Luck Teahouse at basement one of Bugis Junction. Whether you’re #teamcookiebase or #teampastrybase for egg tarts, it doesn’t matter as they offer both Hoover Egg Tart with Cookie Skin ($2.30) and Hoover Egg Tart with Pastry Skin ($2.50).
From now till 16 May, look out for the 1-for-1 Hong Kong-style Milk Tea (from $3.50) eDeal on the CapitaStar App! Wash the buttery treats down with the milk tea, which is available either hot or cold.
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #B1-K25, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
6. Ramen Champion
Head to Ramen Champion at Bugis+ for hearty ramen in a jiffy. This well-known brand is a household name also because of its affordable price range. A fail-safe is their Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.80+/$15.80+) that comes with thinly sliced pork draped on the sides of the bowl with piping-hot soup and al dente noodles in the centre. You can also order their Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen ($13.80+/$16.80+) for a strong kick of spice.
There might not be free lunches in the world but there are free drinks to be claimed at Ramen Champion! Complete the meal with a soft drink on the house by simply redeeming the eDeal on your CapitaStar App.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-07, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6235 1472
7. Hooters Singapore
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Add a lil’ dose of fun to your gathering by dining at Hooters Singapore in Clarke Quay. Enjoy good service, with the all-American fare of grilled steak and full-flavoured chicken wings (from $14.90++ for 10 pieces). The latter comes in 11 different flavours, featuring less spicy sauces such as Parmesan Garlic and Teriyaki, to flaming-hot ones such as Spicy Garlic and 911!
We suggest visiting Hooters Singapore with a bigger bunch of friends so that you can easily hit the minimum spending of $60 for a $10 e-voucher, which can be used immediately. Mark 16 May on your calendar, as this voucher has to be redeemed by then, but used by 31 May.
Address: 3 River Valley Road, #01-03, Block D, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179023
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 1am
Tel: 6332 1090
Bonus: Bugis Food Street
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Anyone who misses the pasar malam vibes can visit Bugis Food Street, which houses rows of stalls selling finger food and drinks—on top of clothes, electronics, and little knick-knacks, of course.
Street eats are best consumed while shopping, and I highly recommend Ned’s Crepes for something sweet, or Chick-It for saucy fried chicken cutlets. The former has a current promo where you can either get one free crepe or two free large Iced Peach Tea when you spend $10!
Address: 3 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188867
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10:30pm
Stackable deals for food spots in town
From now till 16 May, join CapitaLand City Malls in their Fantastic Feasts campaign and look out for promos and eDeals across food spots in Bugis Junction, Bugis+, Bugis Street, Clarke Quay, and Funan! There will be more than 30 deals in total, and they will be released on the CapitaStar App on 1 and 15 April.
On top of the deals mentioned for each location above, CapitaStar members will also get to receive 5X STAR$ with minimum spend of only $10 at any participating F&B outlet. You can also combine it with an accumulated spending of $100 from combined same-day and same-mall F&B receipts to earn an $8 eCapitaVoucher. Terms and conditions apply.
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