Buona Vista food that satisfies students, workers and residents
While Star Vista might be the only place that pops up in your mind when “Buona Vista food” is mentioned, it’s not the only spot you can get food at when you’re in the area. Buona Vista’s food scene is more vibrant than what people give it credit for, and here are 10 spots with delicious food to prove it.
1. Pasta & Donburi by Kenny
Pasta & Donburi by Kenny serves atas-looking Japanese-Italian dishes at affordable prices. Found at Ghim Moh Market, this hawker stall is known for Miso Carbonara With Onsen Egg ($7). This simple yet delicious dish comes with a creamy sauce that holds hints of miso and garlic. If you’re not a pasta person, go for Salmon Donburi ($7.50) or Chicken Donburi ($6.50).
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-53, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 8pm
Tel: 9176 8650
2. New Lucky Claypot Rice
Make your walk to Holland Drive Market worth it with New Lucky’s Claypot Rice ($10 for two people). With a generous serving of succulent chicken chunks as well as slices of lup cheong, you can be sure you’re getting good value and flavour here. Be sure to try a spoonful of the fragrant rice before adding dark soy sauce to it!
Address: 44 Holland Drive, #02-19, Holland Drive Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270044
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 11am to 1pm, 5pm to 8pm
Tel: 6778 7808
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3. Kanshoku Ramen
With a perpetually packed outlet at Orchard Gateway, Kanshouku Ramen’s new spot at The Metropolis gives Buona Vista peeps a chance to try their famous Truffle Ramen ($16.90++). If you prefer your ramen simple and classic, there’s always Original Kanshoku Ramen ($13.90++). Just remember to add an Ajitama Egg ($2++) to your ramen!
Address: 9 North Buona Vista Drive, #01-18, The Metropolis, Singapore 138588
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6684 4033
4. Hin Fried Hor Fun
Located within Ghim Moh Market, Hin Fried Hor Fun is a hawker stall that specialises in – you guessed it – hor fun. This place gives you the freedom to pick your toppings among options including prawns, beef and sliced fish, and the price stays at $5 no matter which combination you pick. They are generous with portions and each plate comes with strong wok hei. The stall is incredibly popular, so be prepared to queue for food here.
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-56, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 3pm, 5pm to 8:30pm
5. Jiu Jiang Shao La
Also found at Ghim Moh Market is Jiu Jiang Shao La. This roasted meats stall lets you customise your plate with sio bak, char siew and roasted duck, and prices start at $3 for a plate of duck rice. Char siew here is lightly charred and evenly coated with their sweet sauce. Go for the sio bak, which can be slightly salty, but has an incredibly satisfying crackling. Remember to pop by early as they close after lunch and, just like at Hin Fried Hor Fun, be prepared to wait a fair bit before getting your food.
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-45, Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: Thur-Tue 10:30am to 2pm
6. Marco Marco
Marco Marco serves pasta, pizza and panini with a twist. For example, The Singapore ($14) is a plate of fettucini that comes with laksa cream, prawns and bean curd. There’s also The Osaka ($15), which is teriyaki chicken pizza with mushrooms. For those who rather stick to the classics, options such as parma ham pizza and carbonara are also available.
Address: 11 North Buona Vista Road, #01-05, The Metropolis, Singapore 138589
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6339 7490
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7. Doi Chaang Coffee
Mille crepe cake addicts, town is not the only place you can get your fix. Doi Chaang serves a range of mille crepe cakes, including flavours such as Matcha & Azuki ($6.90), French Vanilla ($6.90) and Hokkaido Chocolate Milk ($6.90). As for drinks, a cup of Iced Doi Chaang ($6.50), AKA Thai iced coffee, can’t go wrong. Try to pop by from Monday to Friday for their weekday deal that gives you a slice of cake and a beverage for $10.90.
Address: 35 Rochester Drive, #01-08, Rochester Mall, Singapore 148639
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 9186 5737
8. Noshery at Nosh
Surrounded by lush greenery, Noshery at Nosh is the place to be when you wanna relax. Head over on weekends for the usual brunch faves such as Pancakes ($14++) and Eggs Benedict ($18++). Those who want to try something different can go for Yakitori Salmon ($24++), which features coconut rice beside a slab of well-marinated salmon. If you’re popping by for lunch on a weekday, check out their Shrimp Laksa Tagliatelle ($19++) and Pulled Pork Sandwich ($14++). P.S. Noshery is a double-identity cafe that transforms into the posh Nosh at night!
9. DW Workshop
Aside from offering workshops, DW Workshop also whips up delicious meals. Weekdays are D-I-Y lunch bowl days, so you’ll get to customise your grain bowl with a main, three sides, a grain and a topping for $19+. Weekday dinners consist of platters and sharing plates such as Stout-Braised Pork Belly ($26+) that’s good for two. If you’re brunch-obsessed like me, take comfort in a hearty weekend brunch menu with items such as Truffle Egg Croissant ($19+). Prices run on the higher side so save this place for days you want to #treatyoself!
Omoomodon, pronounced “omo-omo-don”, is a new kid at Star Vista. They offer D-I-Y rice bowls in Japanese and Korean style, so you can expect protein options such as bulgogi beef, unagi and fried ebi. For $8, you can get a base, a protein, a garnish and a sauce. Indecisive ones can go for signature bowls such as Ji-Ji Don ($10) that includes spicy chicken, teriyaki chicken, soy garlic chicken winglets and onsen egg.
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-14/15, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6694 3111
Buona Vista food FTW
Whether you’re an NUS student or a resident of Buona Vista, there’s something on this list that can satisfy your cravings. Let us know in the comments if we missed out your favourite BV eatery!