Eat your way through United Square’s food street at B1
United Square has been one of our go-to malls since I was young, thanks to the array of eateries and shops catered to children located in the mall. If you’re a foodie like myself, you would not miss out on the many eateries that are found in the mall. For those who can’t decide on where to eat, head down to the food street at basement one for plenty of good eats including ramen, bubble tea, and jelly cheesecakes!
1. Bari-Uma Ramen
Famous Japanese eatery Bari-Uma Ramen can be found at the basement of United Square. The broth here is prepared for six hours, and a classic dish to order is their Nori Tama Uma ($16.90++), which consists of pork-flavoured shoyu soup, grilled thick-cut char siew, an egg, and a heap of ramen noodles.
If you need your food with a bit of heat, get their Kara Tama Uma ($16.90++) which comes with the same ingredients in spicy soup. Don’t forget to add on their Gyoza ($6.90++ for five pieces) that’s known to be especially crispy and juicy!
Unit number: #B1-08
2. Banh Mi 888
Offering more than 10 varieties of legit Vietnamese dishes on the menu, Banh Mi 888 is the place to get your fix of affordable Vietnamese food. A classic Vietnamese dish not to be missed is the Fresh Spring Rolls ($6 for two pieces) featuring prawns, pork, and fresh veggies rolled up in a paper-thin skin.
Complete your meal with their scrummy Vietnamese beef stew Bo Kho ($11) or their hearty Vietnamese Original Sandwich ($7). As Banh Mi 888 is a pretty popular spot, be prepared to queue a little during their busy lunch and dinner hours!
Unit number: #B1-06
Jelly cheesecake is one dessert many wannabe-bakers would have tried making. However, not many can boast to be as successful as TheJellyHearts. Starting at $4.90 for two square slices, the jelly cakes are essentially cakes with a crowning layer of jelly, in flavours including cheesecake, chocolate, lychee, and mango.
The cakes are also sold as a whole, with interesting creations such as the Refreshing Chendol Round ($36.60 for six-inch cake) and Multi Layer Rainbow Round ($55.85 for six-inch cake). The latter features rainbow-coloured layers of cream cheese.
Unit number: #B1-60A
4. TenRen’s Tea
Most can agree that no mall is complete without a bubble tea store. At United Square, you can get your boba cravings satisfied at TenRen’s Tea. This bubble tea joint is famous for using 100% natural and fresh ingredients.
Their signature 913 Oolong Tea ($2.80) is a must-try if it is your first time there. Other popular options include 913 Oolong Tea Latte ($3.80) and 913 Oolong Milk Tea ($3.20). For an addition $0.60, you can get an add-on of Black Pearls.
Unit number: #B1-60
5. Maru-ten Udon
Maru-ten Udon is where udon-lovers can get their hands on delicious hot and cold udon at affordable prices. The noodles are served in either broth or curry, along with free-flow tempura crunch. Some of the more popular options you can look forward to include Beef Udon ($10.90) and Mentai Butter Udon ($9.90).
They also offer rice dishes such as Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice ($9.90). The stall also has freshly fried Tempura pieces that range between $1 and $3 to go with your mains!
Unit number: #B1-07
Sedap! dishes out affordable nasi lemak that’s sure to satisfy your hunger. At $5, their Set A Nasi Lemak comes with the usual suspects of fragrant rice, chicken wing, and an egg.
Upgrade to their Set B ($7) for rice, beef rendang, egg, and a side of sayur lodeh. You can also swap your rice for bee hoon, and add on items such as Otah and Achar at an additional $1.80 each.
Unit number: #B1-03
Get affordable and tasty food at United Square
From good ol’ nasi lemak to all-time favourite bubble tea for a sweet treat after your meal, United Square is teeming with food joints that will please everyone in your family during meal times. On top of this list of six eateries, those looking for a quick bite can also pop by Subway and Duke’s Bakery that are located along the food street.
United Square is also running a Bon Appetit promotion from now until 1 September 2019, where you get to earn rewards if you spend at the mall after 3pm. All you gotta do is spend a minimum of $30 in a single F&B receipt to redeem an hour of free parking. If you spend $120, which has to include a receipt from an F&B outlet, you can redeem a $10 U-POPP gift card, which you can use at F&B outlets at United Square Shopping Mall and Velocity@Novena Square.
Get here early though, as the one-hour free parking redemption is only limited to the first 50 shoppers per day, while the $10 U-POPP gift card will only be given to the first 100 shoppers.
Address: 101 Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
Photos taken by Pichan Cruz.
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