FRESH FRUITS LAB
This cafe is all about inculcating fresh fruits into their food and drinks! Well, as its name suggests, it prides itself as a heaven for all fruits lovers. It is a laboratory theme that with a tastefully designed. Think iced water served in beakers, and fruit juices served in test tubes and conical flasks. The menu is also specially designed to incorporate a fruity element; even their side salads for the main courses come with generous chunks of fresh fruits. The whole space is fully utilized, with colors everywhere, and very artistic. Quirky displays fill the café. The must-try dishes are the Fish & Chips (S$19), Da Bomb Burger (S$19), Messy Big Breakfast (S$17) and Rainbow Cake (S$7).
Looking for a place to satisfy your Thai food cravings? You don’t have to look far, Thailand is closer to us than you think; At Golden Mile Complex, it is aptly named Little Thailand. Here, is where the Thai nationals congregate, and besides selling the familiar products back home they of course have food from home to cure their homesickness. This a wallet friendly restaurant which is cheap and good sounds overrated, but it describes exactly every dining experience at Jai Thai. They fry one of the better Phad Thais in town, and at S$5, you get a generous serving that comes complete with prawns.
CLUB STREET SOCIAL
Stepping into Club Street Social at Gemmill Lane(a quiet corner off Club Street) gives you a feel of a Manhattan-bistro bar that’s cozy and elegant without the flash. It is small but the design aesthetic is clean and uncluttered, plus the space gets a lot of light in the day so the overall feeling is open and inviting. This restaurant does well-made food such as all day breakfast, salad, soup, crostini, tramezzini, panini at reasonable prices. The place gets packed faster for the former so come early especially if you’re a big group. The restaurant doesn’t also accept reservations.
HOOPLA COFFEE & KITCHEN
This cafe is located near One North, at Infinite Studio. A little inaccessible if without car. But also means lesser crowd here. Food is reasonably priced. It ticked all the right boxes: well-cooked comfort food at affordable prices (everything on the menu is priced below S$17) A very spacious and stylish cafe, good coffee and homemade cakes, which is definitely a good escape from the madding crowd!
Kinsa Sushi was founded by a few young men to share the passion for Japanese dining. Coming from humble backgrounds, they believe that the experience of premium Japanese dining should not always come with an intimidating price tag. Hence, this hidden gem offers a family friendly environment that caters premium dishes to a larger audience with lower price points. Signature dishes @ Kinsa Sushi are Soo Gyu (Wagyu) Don and fresh exotic seafood for sashimi. Kinsa Sushi-We bring Japanese dining closer to you.
The must-try dish at Kinsa Sushi is undoubtedly the Wagyon Don (S$24.80). Prepared with Grade A4 Kagoshima Wagyu and prized for its premium marbling, your don will be nothing but divine.Equally good is the Kinsa Roll (S$14.80) – cucumber and avocado maki roll, wrapped with torched salmon and salmon roe, and jazzed up with a mentaiko that adds some cheesiness and saltiness to the fresh roll.
K. COOK KOREAN BBQ BUFFET
Wallet-friendly Korean BBQ buffets in Orchard. It is one of the most affordable Korean BBQ buffet restaurants in Singapore. Granted, the quality and variety of meat are not the best, but given the prices, there is really nothing to complain about. Managed entirely by a Korean team, this new Korean BBQ buffet joint lets you grill to your fill on wide flat pans, the experienced accompanied by screenings of Korean concerts and a heightened view of Orchard. The spread includes 10 types of meats including marinated meats like beef short rib, pork collar, and spicy chicken. For carb warriors, Japchae and Korean rice cakes await you by the cooked food section, where you’ll also find spicy pork bulgogi.
FOOD-DRINK-HANG. As the sign outside suggests, Little Diner is a new social spot where friends can come together for good food, strong drinks, and great conversation. Little Diner is a New York style restaurant and bar that serves honest and hearty comfort food at super reasonable prices. Some of the dishes that we love include Truffle Fries (S$9.50), Buttermilk Fried Chicken (S$18.50), Beef Burgers ($21.50), Truffle Mac & Cheese (S$20.50) and the Nutella French Toast (S$16.50). To go with the food, there’s a very decent list of wines. Their 4.7-meter-tall rack holds a 950-bottle collection of wines.
NAKHON KITCHEN is the good, authentic Thai food, be prepared to queue for at least 30 minutes during peak hours. That is how popular it is. The long queue is definitely because of it’s cheap prices and authentic Thai food. The best part, no GST and service charge! Nakhon Kitchen is more of an eatery than a restaurant, it is a popular option for many because of its affordable and authentic Thai food. Perennial favorites include Pad Thai, Beef Kway Teow, Green Curry Chicken and Stir-fried Pork with Thai Basil.
MIHARU SAPPORO RAMEN
MIHARU SAPPORO RAMEN is the first few brands that we fell in love with when the ramen trend hit Singapore. There are four main types of soups in Ramen. The simplest is Shio (salt) which is a clear pork bone/chicken broth which is similar to our Bak Chor Mee soup, Shoyu, which is a soy sauce based clear soup, Tonkotsu, which is the familiar creamy pork bone soup which most Singaporeans associate Ramen with, and Miso which is the latest flavor to be developed. It used to sit along Robertson Quay, at Gallery Hotel. After the hotel ceased operations, the outlet at Millenia Walk is slightly bigger and very comfortable, while your favourite ramen with the famous Nishiyama noodles specially imported from Japan, and rich miso broth is still flavourful as always. Favourite ramen is most definitely the Tokusen Miso Ramen with a special miso blend (S$14.80++).
NUDE Seafood draws its name from the words ‘Nutritional’ and ‘Delicious’, with their dedication in serving fresh seafood at super affordable prices and emphasis on the usage of quality catches cooked in the simplest of methods. They want to take the centre stage of freshness of the ingredients. Nude Seafood at Marina Bay Financial Tower may have just ended their cycle of “Friday Feast” promotion, but the team behind this popular casual restaurant–that masterfully marries healthy offerings featuring the freshest ingredients with great taste and equally good value–promises to surprise and tantalize with an upcoming revamped menu.
There are only five items on the menu, and most of them are reasonably priced between S$16 to S$22. We enjoyed their Salmon (S$16), a sashimi-grade fish and smoked with hickory sauce, served with “Forgotten Grains” such as red rice, chickpeas, oats and almonds – grains that are rarely eaten and thus, its name.