Famous international food joints at Tiong Bahru Plaza
Singaporeans are getting spoiled with a wide range of famous food joints from around the world that have been settling on our shores recently. From housing Japan’s largest sushi chain, Sushiro, to China’s Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles, Tiong Bahru Plaza is becoming a popular destination for foodies looking to fill up their bellies. Hide your passports, as there’s no longer a need to buy a plane ticket to enjoy the delectable overseas fare. Here’s a list of famous food joints from around the world at Tiong Bahru Plaza to check out!
Tiong Bahru Plaza’s famous overseas food joints will take your taste buds on a magic carpet ride around the world. Indulge in over 100 dishes at Sushiro, Japan’s largest conveyor belt sushi chain, or slurp on pastel BBT at Taiwan’s Playmade.Find out more: https://eatbook.sg/tiong-bahru-plaza-food/Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Posted by Eatbook.sg on Monday, September 9, 2019
Japan’s largest conveyor belt sushi chain, Sushiro, has recently set up their first-ever Southeast Asian outlet at Tiong Bahru Plaza. Expect a delectable ensemble of over 100 dishes at this popular sushi joint.
Similar to other conveyor belt sushi restaurants, the sushi can simply be picked up from within arm’s reach of your seat. Prices start from $2.20++ per plate, and there are plenty of novel creations such as Salmon with Basil Cheese ($2.20++ for two pieces) and Mapo Eggplant ($2.20++ for two pieces) to check out.
If you’re a sushi purist, classics like Salmon Roe ($4.80++) and the melt-in-the-mouth Fatty Tuna ($4.80++) are also available.
Unit number: #02-118
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 9.30pm (Last order at 9.00pm)
2. Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles
An accredited member of the official Lanzhou Lamian Association and with over 300 outlets across China, Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles serves up a hearty bowl of halal-certified beef noodles. You can be sure to fill up your tummy here, as every order of large noodles come with unlimited servings of noodles and soup.
A must-try dish is their Large Signature Beef Noodles ($10.90+). This hearty bowl of noodles is served in a flavourful clear broth that’s garnished with thick slices of beef shank and thin radish slices. The beef slices are cooked to just the right doneness, melting beautifully in our mouths.
Check out our full review of Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles here!
Unit number: #02-107
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
3. Paik’s Coffee
Opened by Korean celebrity Chef Baek Jong Won, Paik’s Coffee is no stranger to those who visit Korea often. This popular Korean coffee chain has over 500 branches in Korea and is known for its affordable yet quality coffees.
You can be sure you’re having the same experience when you dine at its Korean outlet. Everything from the coffee beans to milk are similar to the ones used in Korea.
Paik’s Original Iced Coffee ($3.50) has a roast that’s slightly lighter than local coffee. It doesn’t pack much bitterness to it and finishes with a pleasant rounded sweetness. It makes for a great cup of coffee for those who might be averse to its overly sour and strong taste.
Unit number: #02-111
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
4. Playmade by 丸作
It’s all about the pearls at Playmade by 丸作. The pearls at this Taiwanese bubble tea store are made from scratch in-store, using only natural ingredients without any artificial flavouring. The difference is quite noticeable, with tasty pearls that give a much chewier texture.
Large Pink Cactus Smoothie with Pink Cactus Pearls ($7.10) is one of PlayMade’s signature drinks and it’s easy to see why. It uses the eye-catching Taiwanese Penghu pink cactus that’s blended into a purple paste. This refreshing drink has a slight floral taste and a light acidity, making it great to slurp up on a hot day.
Large Matcha Latte with Black Sesame Pearl ($6.90) is an item on the menu that’s sure to excite matcha lovers. You’re free to choose from any of Playmade’s three different pearls, but we went for the earthy black sesame pearls which match nicely with the aromatic matcha.
Unit number: #01-154
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 10pm
5. I Love Yoo!
With over 60 stores around Malaysia, I Love Yoo! is a familiar name for those who constantly visit our neighbours up North. Serving up youtiao that are freshly made daily, this cosy joint offers a comforting experience that makes it worth a visit at any time of the day.
Set B ($2.80) gives you a piece of youtiao and their signature soya bean drink. You’ll notice that the youtiao here are fluffier and slightly larger than usual. This makes it great for dipping into the soya bean drink.
The store also uses imported non-GMO soybeans from Canada and frequently changes their palm oil, highlighting their stance on using quality produce.
Unit number: #B1-135
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 10pm
6. Eng’s Wantan
Tasty local fare is not forgotten at Tiong Bahru Plaza. Eng’s Wantan is a powerhouse in the local wonton mee scene, with over 68 years of history. Known for their fiery chilli sauce, this quick-service store has attracted a loyal following over the years.
Dry Wantan Mee ($4.50) is the star dish here, mixing up smooth and springy egg noodles with flavourful char siew and soft wantons. Each table also comes with a bottle of their signature chilli sauce. First-time visitors are encouraged to squirt only a few drops to get a gauge of its spiciness!
Unit number: #B1-140
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
7. O Bahn Mi
It’s not all about Vietnamese sandwiches at O Bahn Mi. This cosy eatery dishes up a tantalising selection of hearty Vietnamese food such as pho and other rice dishes as well. Focusing on Hanoi cuisine, which is known for its light and balanced flavours, the food here is slightly different for those accustomed to its heavier-flavoured Southern Vietnamese counterpart.
Beef Combination Pho Soup ($12.50) is a classic example of Hanoi-style pho, with the use of beef bones that are carefully boiled overnight. The result is an aromatic and robust broth that got us slurping spoonful after spoonful.
A trio of beef tenderloin, brisket, and meatballs can also be found inside. The tender brisket was particularly tasty, charming us with plenty of bold meaty flavours.
Unit number: #02-113
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 9:30pm
8. Sakon Thai
Combining flavours from the Isan region and Chiang Mai, Sakon Thai serves up authentic Thai cuisine at wallet-friendly prices. Frequent visitors to Bangkok might find the cuisine here different, with lesser spices used and a focus on fresh herbs instead.
Special Thai Deep Fried Fish Seabass ($19.80++) features a whole piece of sea bass that’s deep-fried to a crunching crisp. A tangy spicy sauce is then ladled onto it, along with basil leaves, sliced onions, and crunchy long beans.
The fish’s flesh is flaky and moist, mixing well with the mildly-spiced sauce that packed a whole lot of flavour. The long beans and onions also gave a nice variance of texture to this dish.
Unit number: #02-135
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
9. Shi Li Fang
Shi Li Fang is a great option for days when you want to enjoy a comforting dose of hot pot without breaking the bank. Using only MSG-free soup bases, this Taiwanese hot pot chain has gained a popular following among Singaporeans with 14 outlets islandwide.
Each set meal comes with a wide variety of meat and seafood to choose from, along with a vegetable platter, noodles or rice, and a drink. Prices start at $10.90++ for one diner, which comes with free access to the sauce station if you’re visiting on weekdays before 4pm.
We got the Boutique Set Meal For Two ($46.80++) and were treated to a tantalising feast of Japanese Kurobuta pork, wagyu beef, pork tenderloin, and Australian beef. The sliced pieces of wagyu were our favourite, packing in generous streaks of fat that goes nicely with the flavourful soup bases. It’s hard to find another hot pot place that can deliver such great value.
Unit number: #02-112
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
10. Wok Hey (Coming soon)
Watch trained chefs masterfully handle the wok at Wok Hey. Each dish is prepared upon order, ensuring you get your food piping hot. There aren’t any seats here though, so you’ll have to bring the food somewhere else to enjoy.
To order, you’ll have to take your pick from Egg Fried Rice ($5), Shanghai Fried Rice ($5.50), Fresh Ramen ($6), and Fresh Udon ($6). You’ll then have the option to top up each dish with a wide variety of pre-cooked ingredients such as chicken Chinese sausage, broccoli, and even tobiko at $1 each.
Unit number: #B1-113
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Experience a world of food at Tiong Bahru Plaza
Conveniently located next to Tiong Bahru MRT Station, Tiong Bahru Plaza is filled with a wide variety of exciting cuisines from all around the world. It’s definitely a place for foodies to check out!
Be sure to also purchase a copy of the Food Hunt Pack at $15 from the information counter. This food coupon pack comes with a medley of vouchers worth $20 that can be used at any food and beverage outlets at Tiong Bahru Plaza. Here’s what you can expect in the pack:
- 2 x $2.50 Take out coupons (Valid at all takeout outlets, including new food and beverages outlets).
- 2 x $5 Dine-in coupons (Valid at all dine-in outlets, including new food and beverages outlets).
- 1 x Bonus $5 coupon (Valid at new food & beverages outlets).
If you’re a member of AsiaMalls’ shopper rewards programme, AMperkz, you’ll also be able to redeem a special collapsible cup by purchasing two food hunt packs. Additionally, you’ll also be able to earn double the amount of AMperkz bonus points if you spend a minimum of $50 at any food and beverage outlet at Tiong Bahru Plaza.
Signing up is easy. All you have to do is to download the AMperkz app and register for an account. The best part is how there’s no membership fee!
Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168732
Nearest MRT Station: Tiong Bahru (EW17)
Photos taken by Pepita Hope Wauran.
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