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Budget-Friendly Bites: Top 10 Must-Try Affordable Eateries in Singapore

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To help you save money on lunch so you can splurge on essentials, here are some Must-Try Affordable Eateries in Singapore.

1. Riot

 

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Riot is an establishment that showcases Southeast Asian flavors within an izakaya ambiance. Despite the shift in concept, the renowned aburi char siu noodles from Wanton Seng’s are still part of the menu, priced at $6. Newer additions include mala and noodles at $8 and fried chicken nasi lemak, also priced at $8. Customers can take advantage of lunchtime offers and add their house brew for an extra $1.

Address: 458 Race Course Rd, Singapore 218699
Hours: Tue-Thu (12 PM – 2.30 PM & 6 PM – 10.30 PM) and Fri-Sat (12 PM – 2.30 PM & 6 PM – 12 AM)

2. Nhung Kitchen


Indulge in budget-friendly and authentic Vietnamese cuisine at a hidden gem located in a corner of Balestier Point. Nhung Kitchen, a cozy eatery, presents a must-try item: the bánh mì thịt bò xào (beef), priced at $8 per sandwich, while other bánh mì options are available for as low as $5.50. Beyond the delectable bánh mì offerings, Nhung Kitchen also features rice and noodle dishes starting at $7, such as bún thịt gà hương (grilled chicken with rice vermicelli) and cơm sườn trứng (barbecued pork chop with rice).

Address: Balestier Point 279, Balestier Rd, #01-02, Singapore 329727
Hours: Daily (11 AM – 2 AM)

3. Killiney Kopitiam


Visit Killiney Kopitiam, Singapore’s oldest coffee shop, and savor a plate of nasi lemak for just $2.80. This historic establishment offers a diverse range of local favorites, including mee siam for $5 and laksa for $5.20, with most main dishes priced below $10. Treat yourself to a dessert like their grass jelly with Longan for $3, and conclude your meal with a coffee starting from $1.90. Even with these indulgences, you can still stay within a budget of less than $10.

Address: 67 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239525
Hours: Daily (6 AM – 6 PM)

4. Prince Noodles

 

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You can identify an excellent place when they specialize in just a few items on their menu, indicating that they have perfected those dishes. You can enjoy a bowl of noodles starting at $5.50, with the option to choose from three different noodle types. For a more fulfilling experience, consider adding a side of dumplings, available in either chives and pork or mushrooms and pork, priced at just $4.50, making your $10 meal worthwhile.

Address: 380 Jln Besar, #01-10 ARC380, Singapore 209000
Hours: Mon-Sat (11 AM – 11 PM)

5. Tahai Tantric

 

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While Orchard Tower might not be among the top three places to explore in Orchard, don’t be discouraged by its unremarkable exterior, as it conceals a hidden gem on the third floor. Thai Tantric, situated there, offers genuine Thai cuisine at a reasonable cost. The majority of their main dishes are priced at $8, and the generous portions make the dining experience worthwhile. One highly recommended dish is their Thai-style char kway teow, priced at $8, which adds a distinctive twist to the local delicacy.

Address: 400 Orchard Rd, #03-44 Orchard Tower, Singapore238875
Hours: Mon-Sat (11.30 AM – 10.30 PM)

6. Breakfast Club


Indulge in breakfast anytime at Breakfast Club, a hawker stall specializing in serving Western-style breakfasts throughout the day. Consider trying their substantial breakfast plate featuring pork sausage, hash browns, cherry tomatoes, baked beans, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon strips for $9.90. If you prefer a more traditional lunch, Breakfast Club also offers options like chicken chop for $7.80 and beef stew with mashed potatoes for $8.90.

Address: 941 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534709
Hours: Daily (9 AM – 9 PM)

7. Super Simple

 

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Create your ideal salad at Super Simple, a salad bar offering customization starting at $9.90. With a selection of over 30 options, including bases, toppings, and dressings, you can personalize your salad to suit your taste. If the multitude of choices seems daunting, Super Simple also provides pre-designed house salads with suggested combinations for your convenience.

Address: #01-39, International Plaza, 10 Anson Rd, Singapore 079903
Hours: Mon-Thu (11 AM – 2.30 PM & 5.30 PM – 8 PM) and Fri (11 AM – 2.30 PM)

8. Tangled Pasta


Freshly prepared pasta for under $10 might seem unbelievable, but at Tangled, it’s a reality – they don’t believe in the instant spaghetti lifestyle. Instead, they offer a variety of fresh pasta choices like squid ink spaghetti, mushroom or beetroot pappardelle, and spinach penne that can be customized to your liking. You can create your pasta starting from $6.90 with a selection of over 20 options, or opt for their house-made pasta starting at $9.90.

Address: Block 9 Raffles Place, #B1-520, Singapore 048619
Hours: Mon-Fri (9 AM – 8.30 PM)

9. Bamboo Bowls


For just $10, you can savor a specially crafted meal at Bamboo Bowls, curated by renowned chefs like Mano Thevar from the Michelin-approved restaurant Thevar. These nutritious Asian bowls are perfect for a quick lunch, providing the fuel you need for the rest of your workday. You can choose from eight different flavors inspired by the cities of Singapore, Sichuan, Saigon, Bangkok, Bali, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Seoul. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, an additional $5 will get you a substantial serving of proteins, such as flavorful spiced lamb kofta.

Address: Far East Square, 137 Amoy St, #01-01 to 03, Singapore 049965
Hours: Mon-Sat (11 AM – 3 PM & 4 PM – 7.30 PM)

10. Lechon Republic


Lechon is celebrated as the pride of Cebu, and this laid-back establishment is dedicated to serving one of the most delicious crispy-skinned roasted pigs while maintaining affordability. Priced at $8.30, this set includes rice and a drink, providing excellent value for money. If you’re willing to stretch your budget a bit, the Lechon kare-kare meal ($11.30).

Address: 275 Thomson Rd, #01-09 NOVENA REGENCY, Singapore 307645
Hours: Tue-Sun (11 AM – 8.30 PM)

 

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