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Colour your life with 7 Stunning Edible Rainbows in Singapore

Have you ever wanted to dance with fairies, ride a unicorn, swim with mermaids, or simply chase rainbows? Well, here’s your chance as we’re bringing you 7 rainbow-themed foods to brighten up your day! Sometimes, all we need is a little splash of colours in our lives! Perhaps, it’s time to bring back the Rainbow food trend?

Rainbow Cheese Toastie

Previously located at Robertson Quay, Epicurious cafe has shifted to their new home at UE Square. How about starting your day with their Rainbow Cheese Toastie ($ 9)? It’s a sandwich made of grilled cheese and truffle oil, coloured with natural foods. Vegetable purees such as beetroot (pink), carrot (orange), spinach (green), butterfly pea flower (blue), and red cabbage (violet) are used to create this rainbow toast.

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Address: #01-13, UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917

Phone: 6734 7720

Website: http://www.epicurious.com.sg/

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Rainbow Burger

If you think rainbow designs are only reserved for desserts, you are mistaken. Word Bistro is serving their attractive instagram-worthy Handsome Burg ($ 20), which consists of bacon, onion, kale, and a thick succulent beef patty slathered with house-made spicy peanut butter sauce. This savoury delight is a comfort food, and the vibrant colours immediately puts you in a good mood.

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Address: 906P Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787110

Mobile: 9699 4829

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 12pm to 10pm. Fri & Sat 12pm to 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordbistro/

Rainbow Jelly Heart

Akin to colourful layers of agar-agar, this multi-layered rainbow “cake” (from $ 47) is made up of 4 tiers. The base contains digestive biscuit crumbs that are diet-friendly due to its low calorie count. The 2nd tier consists of full cream cheese, a great source of calcium and protein, while the 3rd tier is made up of colourful jelly. Finally, it’s topped with fresh strawberries which have antioxidant properties. Good for our health!

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Address: #B1-08, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

Phone: 6635 1868

Website: http://thejellyhearts.com/

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 9pm. Sat, Sun & PH 10am to 4pm.

Rainbow Cake

Opened at a hipster area, Haji Lane, I AM Cafe has the tallest Rainbow Cake ($ 8.90) you’ll ever find in Singapore. It’s too tall to stand alone, hence it’s served laid flat on a long plate. If you’re one who likes a dense cake, this is for you. But, I personally prefer a light and fluffier cake.

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Address: #01-01, 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804

Phone: 6295 5509

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am to 11pm. Fri & Sat 11am to 1am. Sun 11am to 10pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iamathajilane/

Rainbow Latte

Last year, a Las Vegas-based barista Mason Salisbury surprised some of his customers by pouring a regular looking latte or cappuccino that suddenly ends with a flourish of foamy color. The technicolor beverages resemble the patterns from tie dye t-shirts and are fully edible. So, I AM Cafe tried to replicate the Rainbow Latte ($ 5). Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out like what we expected. We were kind of disappointed with the so-called latte art.

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Address: #01-01, 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804

Phone: 6295 5509

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am to 11pm. Fri & Sat 11am to 1am. Sun 11am to 10pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Iamathajilane/

Rainbow Chiffon Cake

Let the attractive colours of this rainbow chiffon cake lift your mood up! Good news! You can get it affordably at $ 6.90 per cake – perhaps the cheapest rainbow dessert in Singapore. There’s a strong coconut fragrance and the cake tasted lighter and fluffier than expected. Our only complaint is the soggy bottommost layer of chiffon. 

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Rainbow Paddle-Pop Cheesecake

This Halal-certified Western café conveniently situated at Woodlands Swimming Complex evokes a sense of nostalgia, with their Rainbow Paddle-Pop Cheesecake ($ 8.80). It made us miss the paddle-pop ice cream we used to love in our childhood days. This cake is really creamy but not too heavy, boasting a tinge of sweetness and slight tangy-ness.

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Address: 3 Woodlands Street 13, 3-3A Woodlands Swimming Complex, Singapore 738600

Phone: 6366 6581

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 11pm. Sat & Sun 9am to 11pm.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Citrusbythepool/

Next time you’re having a bad day, drop by at any of these places for a slice of rainbow! We hope this post will bring lots of colours into your life.

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visits and paid its own meals at the stalls featured here.

Let’s build a food community that helps to update the food news in Singapore! Simply comment below if there’s any changes or additional info to the stalls listed above. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!

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Adventurous at heart, Mu Qin loves challenges and enjoys exploring the world. She believes in counting memories instead of calories and will travel anywhere and everywhere for food. Her short disappearance from social media is due to her being too engrossed in her favourite romance novels. She has launched a food guide “Eat Muse Love” with her mother which is available in all major book stores.

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The Wall – An Extraordinary Wall that Offers the Best Whiskies in Town!

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As I entered the bar, I can’t help but notice the rustic and raw red brick walls at the sides. There is just something so enthralling about bare brick walls. And that is also how The Wall derived its reminiscent name – from the walls on each side of the unit that dated back to the original construction of the shop house in the early 1900s!

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Located in one of the shop houses along Tanjong Pagar Road, The Wall is a new Whisky and Sumiyaki Bar, which seeks to re-orientate the world of whisky drinking in Singapore. There are two levels to The Wall. On level 1, the 10-seater bar offers a casual and friendly setting, and on the upper floor, it is a lounge area for guests who prefer a more private space. On the same floor, there is also a VIP lounge catered for the whisky aficionados and their companions. There are various displays of the founders’ private collections of whiskies all around the bar. Some of these whiskies are even from the pre-war period!

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Whether you are a novice whisky drinker or seasoned whisky lover, you will surely be able to find a whisky that suits your palate. Whiskies by the glass are offered at very affordable prices, starting at only $ 14 per glass. Whisky flights runs from S$ 37 – definitely very friendly prices for those seeking to explore and learn more about whiskies.

What sets The Wall apart from other whisky bars is the full sumiyaki menu that they offer. Sumiyaki is Japanese charcoal-grilled skewers. Of course, in a whisky and sumiyaki bar, you can look forward to experience the wonders of whisky and food pairing! There are several thoughtfully paired sets starting from $ 49. Also, you can choose to dine omakase-style too. 

For those who aren’t experienced whisky drinkers, like myself, but are looking to learn more about whiskies, you can give the East Meet West whisky flight (S$ 37) a try!

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With just an additional $ 12 on top of the whisky flight, you can experience the wonders of sumiyaki and whisky pairing. I have tried Tebasaki paired with Auchentoshan Three Wood, Kashiwa Chicken Thigh paired with Les Moissons, Tsukune paried with Yamazaki Distiller Reserve, and Negima paired with Kavalan Single Malt.

The Kashiwa Chicken Thigh paired with Les Moissons is my favourite pairing. The chicken thigh is seasoned with salt and served with dollops of wasabi. The wasabi lifted the flavours of the chicken and the whisky really well.

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Aside from these sumiyaki pairings, there are also other ala carte sumiyaki available, such as the hotate bacon ($ 9), miso nasu (Japanese eggplant with minced chicken in miso, $ 6), and piman niku (Japanese capsicum filled with minced chicken, $ 6). The grilled capsicum was filled with minced chicken with cartilage and yuzu peel. Trust me, I’m not lying when I say they were all absolutely divine – I loved the charred and smokey aroma of the sumiyaki!

Other appetizers available include miso nachos ($ 8), eihire (grilled skate fin, $ 15), surumi ika (grilled squid, $ 18), as well as desserts like warabi mochi ($ 10). The grilled dehydrated skate fin is served with spicy mayonnaise and is very addictive. It has a very similar taste to grilled cuttlefish, except sweeter and better!

For those working in the CBD, you’re in for a treat! The Wall has recently rolled out their lunch menu, which is available from Mondays to Thursdays from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. You can look forward to various donburi (rice bowls), such as yakitori donburi and sumiyaki donburi – all for under S$ 20!

Address: 76 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088497

Phone: 6225 7988

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Lunch), Monday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am, Closed on Sundays

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Born into a family of enthusiastic foodies, Maureen has always loved all things culinary, especially the local cuisine here in Singapore. With a life-long fascination with the rapidly evolving food scene in Singapore, she started this website in 2007 to explore and celebrate all types of local Singapore dishes and to share her love of travel and food with the world. With 4 years of experience as a journalist and producer, she has a wealth of experience in food writing, photography and styling.

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20 Best Meals In Orchard Road Under $10 That Aren't Fast Food

Cheap Orchard Road meals for those on a budget

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An Orchard Road get-together with friends can test whether your friendship can go the distance, unfettered by the single $ 10 note left in your wallet. There are two options: either you turn up, go bankrupt, and cry in your room after, or you pretend you’re sick and do a no-show (no M.C. needed). 

Good news: you don’t have to put yourself through that excruciating dilemma any longer. Amidst the atas restaurants along our shopping belt, there exist a number of unsung eateries with meals below $ 10 – not limited to McD’s or KFC.

1. Yonehachi

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Move over, plain white rice. At Yonehachi, okowa – sticky chewy Japanese rice cooked with meat or vegetables – is served instead. Choose from 5 different flavours to satisfy your tummy: red bean, chestnut, salmon, scallop and a special seasonal one. 

Pair your choice of okowa with the various set meals available – from the Fried Chicken Okowa Set ($ 9.80) with crispy karaage to the Shio Saba Set ($ 8.80) that comes with a sizeable, fragrant saba fish. If you can’t decide on a single flavour of okowa, simply top up $ 1 for a mix of 2!

Address:391 Orchard Road, #B204-1/2 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya, Singapore 238872
Telephone: 6333 8227
Opening Hours:Mon-Sun: 1130AM-10PM
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2. NamNam

This one goes out to all the morning people out there. Knock yourselves out at NamNam with the Value Breakfast Set ($ 5.90-$ 6.90) from 8am-10am everyday (except public holidays) – with your choice of pho or banh mi with coffee or tea.

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For a heartier breakfast, you can pile on more toppings such as steamed chicken or beef balls for only $ 2.90. The comforting warm noodles and the fragrant Vietnamese coffee are sure to make your early morning worthwhile.

Address:501 Orchard Road, #B2-02 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Telephone: 6837 2234
Opening Hours:Mon-Sun: 10AM-930PM
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3. CRAVE

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It’s godsent that CRAVE has brought the famous Adam Road Nasi Lemak to Orchard Road to satisfy everyone’s fried food cravings. Living up to its name, the Royal Rumble ($ 6.90) has every ingredient a good nasi lemak fanatic combo should have – including a fried chicken wing and begedil both battered with a solid crunch.

Address:2 Orchard Turn, #B4-58/59 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Telephone: 6238 7181
Opening Hours:Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM
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4. Riverside Indonesian BBQ

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Riverside Indonesian BBQ’s claim to fame is their signature Ayam Panggang Set ($ 6.80). The barbequed chicken meat easily peels off the bone – a true testament of its freshness. Coupled with rich BBQ sauce and curried vegetables, you’ll wish you had enough space in your tummy for 2 plates.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-44 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Telephone: 6733 1180 
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM

5. Yentafo Kruengsonge

The Yentafo Kruengsonge Dry ($ 8.50) here is not for the faint-hearted – especially at the third and highest level of spiciness. Tossed in a unique sauce made from Thai red rice and fermented red tofu, the dish might taste a little sour at first – but after the explosion of spiciness, the flavours start settling in. 

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If you can’t get enough of the fried salmon skin that is served with every bowl, you can get a plate of that for $ 7. Other side dishes like the Sesame Wings and Fried Seasoned Taro are worth a try too!

Address: 8 Grange Road, #02-06A/B Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Telephone: 6736 0971
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM
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6. I Want My Noodle

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The bak chor mee at I Want My Noodle is homemade and springy, and other than the usual mushrooms and minced meat, it also includes fried beancurd skin. If you’re not a fan of pork, you can have the option of replacing it with minced chicken or mushrooms – something you usually can’t do at hawker centres.

At $ 8.90, this costs twice as much as any kopitiam BCM, but the generous servings of liao justifies the price.

Address: 1 Scotts Rd, #03-14/15 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Telephone: 6235 2331
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM-9PM
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7. Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut

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For lovers of duck dishes, the Original Crispy Fried Duck Rice ($ 9.90) served at Bebek Goreng Pak Ndut will be a good alternative to the more common duck rice and noodles you’ll find at hawker centres. Instead of the usual soy-marinated duck, the one served here comes with a thin layer of crispy skin – so addictive.

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #01-42/43/44 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Telephone:6734 4787 
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 1130AM-10PM

8. Tsuru-Koshi Udon

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Unlike traditional udon that is usually just plain noodles with a few miserable slices of naruto (Japanese fish cake), the udon ($ 6.50 – $ 9) at Tsuru-Koshi Udon is topped with various ingredients of your choice, from minced pork to onsen egg and crispy tempura. There’s even udon infused with hot chinese sauce – something you won’t be able to get at most Japanese restaurants.

If you have a huge appetite, you should definitely get two bowls.

Address: 391 Orchard Road, #B2-01/02/03 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya, Singapore 238872
Telephone:6733 3432
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 12PM-10PM

9. Fish Tales

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The combination of fish and cheese sounds jelak – but the Cheesy Affair ($ 9.90) at Fish Tales does it right. There’s a suitable amount of cheese which adds a certain moistness to the fried fish, and leaves an enjoyable aftertaste in your mouth.  

To spice things up, there’s also the the Fiery Sambal ($ 9.90) version, perfect for advocates of all things spicy. 

Students in NSFs are in luck as there is a Set Lunch Deal ($ 9.90) which a salad and iced lemon tea with your F&C.

Address: 2 Orchard Link, #02-27 *SCAPE, Singapore 237978
Telephone:6636 9960
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 12PM-10PM
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10. Greenview Cafe

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When it comes to mee hoon kueh, it’s usually a hit or miss – with a risk of overly doughy, undercooked kueh made with too much flour. Greenview Cafe’s thick and chewy Fried Mee Hoon Kueh ($ 4.50) is a sure hit, soaked with sauce and chilli without being too wet.

Another must-try here is the Fried Mee Tai Mak ($ 4.50) with sweet black sauce. 

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #04-95B/96 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Telephone:6734 2312
Opening Hours: 10AM-8PM (Closed on Sundays)

11. Tonkin Vietnamese Noodles Bar

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While your squad is busy flocking to the nearest Topshop and snatching up clothes at 50% off, you can’t possibly be the only one taking your time to eat. If you’re looking for a quick meal that isn’t fast food, Tonkin Vietnamese Noodles Bar is one place you can head to. 

The pho ($ 6.90 – $ 9.90) is served in a light soup and tastes more authentic than what you can find at other Vietnamese eateries here. Top it off with fresh spring rolls and you’ve got enough fuel for the rest of your shopping trip! 

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #B1-02 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Telephone:6444 4406
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11AM-9PM
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12. Cahaya Restaurant

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Big-eaters often lament about paying over $ 10 for food that isn’t filling enough. At Cahaya Restaurant, dishes are priced between $ 4-$ 5, so you can get 2 main meals and still keep things within budget. For example, if you go for $ 4 hokkien mee, you can still squeeze in a plate of $ 6 orh luak, and chow to your heart’s content.

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-69/91/92 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Telephone:6734 8434
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 1130AM-9PM

13. Roost

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Roost enjoys putting twists on local flavours – instead of shredded chicken strips, their Chicken Laksa ($ 7.90) has large chunks of chicken, something that’s more commonly seen in chicken rice. And speaking of chicken rice, theirs is tightly packed into rolls and drizzled with teriyaki sauce – to make up their signature Chicken Sushi ($ 4.90)

Address: 176 Orchard Road, #B1-17/18/19 The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843
Telephone:6909 0411
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sun: 11AM-9PM
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14. Kushi Kushi

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Kushi Kushi is a worthy challenger of other yakitori house brands. At around $ 1.80 per stick, their yakitori sticks are priced slightly higher than their competitors’, but it’s justified as the meat chunks are more generous here.

Their teriyaki sauce isn’t too sweet and doesn’t dry up easily even when you da pao these skewers to savour at home.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-45 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Telephone: 6702 1539
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sun: 1130AM-9PM

15. New Station Snack Bar

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New Station Snack Bar takes pride in its Salted Egg Pork Ribs Rice ($ 6), and are unafraid to slather your rice in a pool of creamy salted egg sauce. The pork ribs that come with it are delightfully crunchy on the outside, yet soft on the inside. 

Also worth trying is the Sliced Fish Hor Fun ($ 4.50), perfect for hor fun lovers who enjoy their noodles swimming in thick, flavourful gravy. 

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #05-95 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Telephone: 6734 2862
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sun: 10AM-10PM

16. Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House

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Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House dishes out classic Indonesian flavours with every bowl of their signature slow-cooked soup. The Soup Betawi Set ($ 9.50) that I tried was flavoured with juicy Jakarta beef and vegetables. If beef gives is too strong for your preference, you can swop it out for oxtail, chicken or short ribs. 

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-10 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sun: 11AM-10PM

17. Kra Pow Thai Street Food

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Good Thai food is characterised by the unsparing use of spices that works into a solid flavour – and the Basil Chicken Rice ($ 7.90) at Kra Pow Thai Street Food fits the bill. 

The mound of chicken emanates a strong aroma of basil that will further whet your appetite. They are generous with chilli, so you might want to have a cup of water or Thai iced milk tea at hand.

And while it’s more common to have Thai basil dishes with rice, they’ve also got Drunkard Noodles Pork ($ 7.90), with the usual basil pork in thick-cut kuay teow. Some may find it a tad oily, but that’s what makes it so delicious. 

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #03-89 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228123
Telephone:  6734 1946
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sat: 1130AM-9PM (Closed on Sundays)

18. Pick A Boo

Pick a Boo Teriyaki Seafood Aglio Oglio

Can’t decide between Japanese and Western? The Teriyaki Seafood Aglio Oglio ($ 7.30) at Pick A Boo covers both bases, with sweet flavours from the teriyaki mixed with tangy seafood. This sounds like an utter culinary disaster, but the flavours blend together surprisingly well.

End off your meal with waffles and ice cream for only $ 4.90, which come with a choice of 2 toppings and 1 sauce. 

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #B1-38 Lucky Plaza Asian Food Mall, Singapore 238863
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sun: 9AM-10PM

19. As-Shifaa Cafe

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The highlight of As-Shifaa Cafe is the deep fried, succulent chicken from their Nasi Ayam Goreng ($ 4). Served on the side are crunchy batter bits that are worth the extra calories. Queues here can get really long so if you think you’d want to bring some chicken home for a snack later, get an extra piece when ordering so you won’t have to queue again.

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #06-52 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Telephone: 9383 0329
Opening Hours:
 Mon-Sat: 11AM-4PM (Closed on Sundays)

20. My Favourite Cafe

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This is the cheapest yong tau foo you can get in Orchard Road. My Favourite Cafe sells YTF liao at $ 0.60 for each item and you only need to order a minimum of 8 items. Add another $ 0.60 for noodles and you have a complete meal costing only $ 5.40. Psst, the juicy, deep-fried meatballs are highly recommended!

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #06-46/47 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 9AM-6PM (Closed on Sundays)

Cheap food still exists at Orchard Road

Just as we thought the Jedi were all gone, there appeared A New Hope – turns out, there are still many hidden gems hidden among the many expensive restaurants and cafes that populate Orchard Road.

With a single red note, you can now enjoy a hearty meal in town, and with moolah issues out of the way, outings with your kakis will be all the more sweeter.

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Makan Melaka – Freshly Made Chendol to Beat the Heat

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Singaporeans whine about the scorching hot weather almost every day. And one great way to beat the heat is to have a cooling dessert. Chendol is the perfect solution! Makan Melaka’s chendol will satisfy all cravings for shaved ice with sugar syrup. You can get a bowl of icy goodness for less than $ 3!

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Makan Melaka has a relatively new outlet in Jurong West since late last year, and the stall has seen many chendol lovers popping by to seek refuge from the sweltering afternoon. The hawker’s day begins as early as 5am. The Chendol here is made from scratch daily, and soaked in water throughout the day to maintain its freshness. It’s no surprise that the chendol here boasts a nice texture – each strand is tender, with a subtle pandan flavour.

The hawker is very generous with the Gula Melaka and coconut milk here. He makes a trip up to Malacca every fortnight just to purchase his supply of Gula Melaka, ensuring that the quality meets his expectations. Furthermore, the coconut milk is sourced from suppliers who squeeze it fresh daily. If you’re not a fan of desserts that are too sweet or too rich, you can request for the hawker to adjust accordingly.

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Besides the traditional Chendol Melaka ($ 1.50), you can also get red bean, corn, glutinous rice, and durian, or a mixture of the ingredients. Chendol Melaka with Red Bean & Corn ($ 2.10) contains sweet mung beans that are plump, yet soft. It’s good enough without the corn, so next time we’ll just stick to chendol melaka with red bean. The taste of the chendol is not too sweet, and we like the contrasting texture of the mushy mung beans and slimy chendol strips. Chendol Melaka with Glutinous Rice ($ 1.80) has well-balanced ingredients and a refreshing aftertaste. It’s quite light and thirst-quenching.

So, if you’re living in the West and complaining that there’s nothing good in your area, think again! On days when the heat becomes unbearable, you can check out Makan Melaka.

Address: #01-70, Blk 492 Jurong West Avenue 1, Singapore 640492

Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm daily.

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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Adventurous at heart, Mu Qin loves challenges and enjoys exploring the world. She believes in counting memories instead of calories and will travel anywhere and everywhere for food. Her short disappearance from social media is due to her being too engrossed in her favourite romance novels. She has launched a food guide “Eat Muse Love” with her mother which is available in all major book stores.

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9 Squad Activities In April/May 2017 When The Movie + Dinner Combo Gets Old

Gear up for the exciting things to do this April & May

Movies, drinks, dinner, brunch – it’s all getting way too predictable. This April and May, go do something different, something less generic that you won’t remember as just another outing. Whether it’s with your bros, galpals or your significant other, here are 9 activities you can do to make this season a tad bit more memorable:

1. Get ballin’ at Zouk’s new home

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This one’s for the ratchet squad who can be found drunk-walking down the streets of Clarke Quay every Friday night. Gather your baller friends and head on over to the relocated Zouk to party harder than ever with great discounts on house pours and bottles.

Offer:

All DBS/POSB Cardmembers:
• Purchase 4 housepour drinks @ S$ 40 (U.P. S$ 56)

DBS Live Fresh & DBS Visa Debit Cardmembers Exclusive:
• Complimentary entry before 12am (Limited to 100 pax)
• Twin Bottle Special^

Validity: Until 28th Feb 2018

T&Cs:

  1. Not valid on special guest DJ nights, eve of and on Public Holidays.
  2. ^Selection of bottles may vary every month.
  3. Valid every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

2. Score 1-for-1 drinks at the newly opened Red Tail Bar

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Unfortunately, social drinking isn’t exactly the cheapest activity. All the forever-MIA people who pull the “I’m broke” card, you have no more excuse. With 1-for-1 drinks at Red Tail Bar, order twice the number of drinks you normally would, minus the guilt! 

Offer:

All DBS/POSB Cardmembers:

• 1-for-1 beer and/or house pour loose drinks

Exclusively for DBS Live Fresh & DBS Visa Debit Cardmembers:

• 20% off bar snacks

Validity: Until 28th Feb 2018

T&Cs:Valid every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday from 10pm – 1am only.

3. Get #turnt at ULTRA 2017

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It’s time to get ultra smashed at bayfront avenue this ULTRA 2017. With Hardwell, Don Diablo, Nicky Romero and Tiësto spinning, you would not wanna miss this. Jio your friends and get your early bird tickets before they’re all gone so that you’ll have something to look forward to. #planninggoals

Offer: Get 10% off general admission ticket prices! 

Promo Code:ULTRAXDBS

Validity: Until 11th Jun 2017

4. Rave at an EDM party in a WAREHOUSE

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Hardcore party goers will know that you can rave practically ANYWHERE – even a warehouse. Soak in the EDMosphere at Megabox Convention Centre with the best female DJs in Asia and “eh wah” the night away. Get your tickets here

Offer:

DBS/POSB Cards Early Bird offer:

• S$ 5 off for a pair of tickets (U.P S$ 128, inclusive of 2 drinks)
• S$ 2.50 off for 1 ticket (U.P S$ 68, inclusive of 1 drink)

Validity: Until 13th May 2017

T&Cs: For the first 500 pairs of tickets sold.

5. Singapore International Jazz festival 

Featuring all-time classics from Corinne Bailey Rae, David Foster and more, this festival is one way to jazz things up a little. If you’re feeling wild, stay on and enjoy the Late Show with celebrity DJ sets all the way till 4am in the morning! Get your discounted tickets here.

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Offer:10% off tickets

Validity: Until 2nd Apr 2017

6. Catch Nathan Hartono IRL in The Great Wall Musical

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Watching a musical isn’t everyone’s thing, but watching a musical starring Nathan Hartono? Now that’s something almost every Singaporean should be stoked for. 

A story about a young Chinese woman who faces a series of challenges in Imperial China, this musical is a great alternative to your usual K-dramas at home. Don’t forget to bring tissue paper! 

Buy your discounted tickets here while they’re still valid! 

Offer: 10% Discount off tickets

Validity: Until 31st July 2017

7. Laugh your ass off watching Sister Act the Musical

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When life throws you lemons, throw em’ right back and say “I ain’t gon’ take nun of that”. Sister Act the Musical will leave you grabbing your sides from laughing too hard; so if you’re looking for a cheer-up therapy, buy your tickets quick before they’re sold out!

Offer: 15% off with min. purchase of 2 tickets

Promo Code: DBS15SA

Validity:17th Apr to 30th May 2017

T&Cs: Valid for VIP & C Reserve tickets (Tues – Fri evening performances only.)

8. Groove to oldies’ music with Boys in The Band 

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If listening to Gold 905FM or Kiss 92FM in the car every morning is your thing, this is a cannot-miss concert. Bringing back classic hits such as Hey Jude, ABC and Imagine, Boys in The Band is sure to hit you with a wave of nostalgia. Get your tickets here!

Offer: 15% off with min. purchase of 2 tickets

Promo Code: DBS15BITB

Validity: 13th to 26th Mar 2017

T&Cs: Valid for all ticket categories for 8 April 2017 performance. 

9. Revive old memories with ABBA’s timeless hits with the Village People

The all-time favourites, Village People are coming to Singapore to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with Bjorn Again as special guests! Head on over with friends to enjoy some Swenglish entertainment this May – don’t miss it!

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Offer: 15% off with min. purchase of 4 tickets

Promo Code: DBS15VP

Validity: 2nd to 15th Apr 2017

T&Cs: Valid for all ticket categories for 18 May 2017 performance.

April/May outing ideas in Singapore 

With all these listed out, you can’t say “Singapore got nothing to do” anymore. Whether it’s ratchet, outdoorsy, indoorsy or even artsy, there’s something to do for everyone. With a little planning, you can save a lot of money by grabbing all the promotions while they’re still valid – DBS Cardholders, looks like you’re in luck!

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Hong Yun Seafood: Seafood White Bee Hoon Dry!

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Seafood white beehoon from $ $ 20

I happened to chance upon this Zi Char in Toa Payoh one evening while looking for supper.  The owner recognised me as he was also the owner of Hup Chong Yong Tau Foo which I had blogged about previously.

I was surprised when he told me that he also ran the Zi Char in the same coffeeshop and that their signature dish is a dry version of white beehoon which has been around long before the current seafood white beehoon craze.

This version of white beehoon is quite different from the wet version we are all familiar with in a similar way that wet hokkien mee is different from the dry type.  I liked the texture of the thin beehoon and how it had absorbed the flavour of the stock.  A generous sprinkling of crispy chunky nuggets of lard also helped to add a big flavour boost to the dish.  It isn’t as robust in seafood flavour as the wet version and it does lack a wok hei flavour, but I found the carbo rush of the chewy white beehoon very comforting.  It is one of those things that can easily become a staple which you can eat every week. Not surprisingly, almost everyone in the coffeeshop had a plate of white beehoon and another side dish to go with it.  4.25/5

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Meat Floss Brinjal $ 20

Following that supper, we organised a mid-week makan session to taste some of their other Zi Char dishes.   They are all very competent and they are especially good at their deep fried dishes like the eggplant with pork floss which were crisp and dry and provided a very satisfying start to the meal.  4.5/5

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Sweet potato leaves $ 13

Their sambal sweet potato leaves was also excellent.  Even if you don’t like to eat veggies, you will probably like to eat this as the veggies are soft and not fibrous and the flavour of the sauce goes really well with rice.  4.25/5

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Curry Fish Head (half) $ 24

Their version of the curry fish head uses farmed ang zhor (red snapper) and a curry gravy that isn’t as tangy as some other places as they don’t use as much assam.  It is well balanced and good for those looking for a more Indian style curry fish head.  4/5

Yam Ring
Yam Ring $ 20

Our first impression of the yam ring was that it doesn’t have enough gravy. Chef explained to me that this was done on purpose so that the yam ring will remain crispy.  Unlike a lot of other places which buy their yam rings ready made, they still make the effort to mash their own yams.  The yam ring itself is very good, though I would still feel a bit more satisfied if there was just a bit more sauce!  4.25/5

Nam Yu Pork
Crispy Fried Pork $ 15

If you are looking for something to go with the white beehoon, then the crispy fried pork is a good bet.  It’s fried till the whole thing is crisp all the way through.  You will need teeth for this dish!  I felt the sweet black sauce didn’t go too well with the pork though and would have preferred it if it were less traumatic on the teeth.  4/5

Har Cheong Gai
Har Cheong Gai $ 12

Like all their other deep fried dishes, the har cheong gai was fried perfectly.  However, the har cheong flavour could be more robust.  3.75/5

Aircon area

The boss converted two stall spaces within the coffee shop into an air-conditioned area for patrons of the zi char.  I thought it was a brilliant idea as customers can now dine in aircon comfort in a coffee shop with no extra charge.  This really makes Hong Yun stand out from many other coffeeshop zi char!

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Most of the dishes are good overall and their signature white bee hoon is quite unique and satisfying.  On top of that, they have an air-con area where you can enjoy the food!

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Beat The Lunchtime Crowd With These 5 New Food Delivery Options

Newest delivery options in Singapore

It’s lunch time and you’re getting hangry. The mere thought of cold, wet rain slapping against your calves and having to brave through crowds in search for something to eat gets… a little overwhelming. It doesn’t help that the nearest hawker centre isn’t anywhere near you.

Whether it’s wet and stormy or hot and humid, here are 5 new amazing restaurant options by Deliveroo that’ll arrive at your doorstep within an average time of 32 minutes.

1. PUTIEN

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The unassuming appearance of Putien’s Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon ($ 10.17) belies the skill needed to perfect this staple of Chinese cuisine. Springy hand-made vermicelli is infused with a rich stock of pork bones and chicken. The chilli sauce provided also adds a tangy and spicy punch to the dish.

Another must-order from their menu is the Homemade Bean Curd ($ 11.66). Stir-fried with mushrooms, carrots and sugar snap peas, the hand-made beancurd has a silky melt-in-your-mouth texture that pairs well with the bee hoon.

2. Sushi Tei

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If you’re looking for a quick bite, Sushi Tei has got an extensive menu with 16 different makis! Their Spicy Tuna Mayo Tobikko Maki ($ 6.40) is generously stuffed with tuna salad, and their Ebi Avocado Ebikko Maki ($ 7.40) is a delectable combination of prawn, cucumber and avocado.

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For those who aren’t fans of sushi (you’re seriously missing out), try their Chicken Curry Rice ($ 12.70) served with tender chunks of chicken, onions and carrots. They also thoughtfully separate the gravy from the rice so you don’t have to settle for a soggy and goopy meal.

3. Pepper Lunch

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While the takeout version of Pepper Lunch isn’t served on its signature hot plate, the set still sizzles in flavour. BBQ Premium Beef & Hamburg Set ($ 18.40) comes with a hearty portion of sliced beef and a hamburg beef patty that’s balanced out with a refreshing side of corn and long beans. It’s a pity their signature Honey Brown and Garlic Soy sauces were missing. Otherwise, this would have been a complete meal. 

4. Imperial Treasure

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Nothing feels quite as comforting as a warm bowl of E-fu noodles on a cold rainy day. A staple at most Chinese restaurants, Imperial Treasure’s Stewed “E-Fu” Noodles with Fresh Mushroom & Shrimp Roe ($ 17.15) is served with mushrooms and shrimp roe that adds a burst of flavour to the dish. 

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Not all Roast Pork ($ 12.85) are created equal and Imperial Treasure’s rendition ranks among some of the best in Singapore. The crispy skin is well-complemented with tender lean meat, and layers of succulent fat. We’re huge fans of this roast pork on its own but for an added oomph, dip the meat into the creamy mustard sauce on the side.

5. Fish & Co.

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If you want to #treatyoself, choose Fish & Co.’s Seafood Platter ($ 24.56)*! The dish offers generous helpings of grilled prawns, grilled calamari and white fish that are lightly charred, giving it a delicious smoky flavour. And if that isn’t enough, the platter comes with a side of paella rice and chips. Their garlic lemon butter sauce also adds a bright zingy kick to the platter! 

*The Paragon outlet serves their Seafood Platter ($ 29.91) with King prawns!

Because lunchtime food deliveries save lives 

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It can get busy at work sometimes but it shouldn’t mean that you should skip lunch. With Deliveroo, you’ll be powered through the day with a plethora of options that’ll keep your belly nice and warm — through a few mere clicks!

New Deliveroo customers can also use exclusive TSL promo code ‘TSLROO2‘ to get their delivery fees ($ 7 code) waived off their first two orders. The code is valid until 30th April 2017, so get your orders quick!

Satisfy your lunchtime cravings withDeliveroo!


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Shake Mee – Start your day with Mee, but don’t get Mee crazy!

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Do you remember Face To Face, a popular Sarawak noodle brand from Malaysia, which opened its first overseas franchise set-up in Singapore last year? They have just introduced a new foodcourt concept at Cookhouse@Jem on 13 March 2017. Get ready to shake it up and slurp it down with freshly-made noodles and delicious ingredients!

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Serving Pan Mee and Kolo Mee in Japanese bowls, their serving size starts from “on diet” portion at $ 3.90 each. Our favourite is the Chilli Pan Mee served with mince meat, anchovies, kai lan, onsen egg, and house special dry chilli. The noodles have a good bite, while the chilli knocked our socks off. The anchovies accentuated the savouriness of this dish. Being one who favours salty food, the chilli pan mee definitely won me over.

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You can also choose interesting flavours such as the Creation Pork Pan Mee, Curry Pan Mee, Mala Pan Mee, and others. Consisting of braised egg, kai lan, crackers and pork, the Creation Pork Pan Mee reminded us of Taiwan’s braised pork rice. The pork is succulent and flavoursome, and we liked the crunchiness from the crackers in each bite.

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Mala Pan Mee contains shredded pork, pickled tuber mustard, peanut, roasted seaweed and sesame. It’s more numbing than it is spicy. 

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The Kolo Mee is also a bestseller and you can choose to order it in white (traditional), black (dark soy sauce), red (chilli sauce) or mix (black + chilli). This bowl of wriggly, al dente egg noodles served with minced pork, char siew, fried wonton, and kai lan is very enjoyable. The noodles are handmade daily without any preservatives. Check out the takeaway version which is very nicely packaged. This stall uses “chork”, giving you the option to choose from using chopsticks or fork for the noodles.

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Shake Mee also offers Chicky Pops ($ 3 each) which make a really good afternoon snack! They come in two flavours, namely Sea-Yo-Later and K-Pops. The former is drenched in mayonnaise with seaweed and sesame. We already found the little chicken pieces addictive, so we believe that kids will love them too! K-pops is drizzled with Korean spicy sauce with sesame. The taste is quite unusual, and we’re not sure if this will appeal to the local tastebuds.

Have fun shaking it up before slurping it down (that’s why it’s called shake mee)! If you need a meal that isn’t too heavy to perk you up, Shake Mee is here to satisfy.

Address: #05-01, Cookhouse@JEM, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.

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Adventurous at heart, Mu Qin loves challenges and enjoys exploring the world. She believes in counting memories instead of calories and will travel anywhere and everywhere for food. Her short disappearance from social media is due to her being too engrossed in her favourite romance novels. She has launched a food guide “Eat Muse Love” with her mother which is available in all major book stores.

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Hainanese Pork Chop Recipe: Hainanese Curry Rice Series

I am starting my Hainanese Curry Rice series with this Hainanese pork chop recipe.   Crispy fried pork chops can be found in many cultures.  The Austrians have their schnitzels and the Japanese their tonkatsu.   What makes Hainanese pork chops unique is the use of cream crackers for the coating which not only gives the pork chops their unique crunch but also a unique, toasty flavour.

In this recipe I used a brine to tenderise the pork instead. This simple salt brine not only tenderises the meat, but also makes it more juicy and seasons it at the same time.  If you are in a hurry, you can omit it and tenderise the pork the traditional way by pounding it and adding 1/2 a tsp of bicarbonate of soda into the marinade.

I am using meat from the ham (back thigh) in this recipe.  My butcher at the wet market told me that this is the cut they use at the Hainanese curry rice stalls.   It actually works very well and the meat was lean but still tender.  Pork loin chops would work well too.  The thickness should be between 1.5cm to 2cm.  If you cut it too thick, the crackers will burn before the interior of the pork is adequately cooked.

When breading the pork, make sure you drain off the excess marinade before you dust with flour to ensure that the crust will stick to the pork.  Gently press the cream crackers onto the surface of the pork and leave it on a rack until ready to fry.

Ingredients:

Brine
500ml water
1/8 cup salt (25g)

Pork Chop
Lean pork 600g
Salt 1 Tbsp
White pepper 2 tsp
Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp
Ginger juice 1 Tbsp
Chinese wine 1 Tbsp
Plain flour 1 cup
Eggs 2
Cream crackers 10 (crushed)

Sauce
Onion 1 medium
Tomatoes 2
Tomato ketchup 3 Tbsp
Vinegar 2 tsp
Sugar 1 Tbsp
Chicken powder 2 tsp
Cornflour 1 Tbsp (dissolved in water)

Method:

Dissolve salt in water and brine the pork for 8 hours.  Remove and pat dry.

Marinade pork for 30mins.  Then dust the pork with flour, followed by beaten eggs and cover with crushed cream crackers. Deep fry at 190°C for 2 mins or until the crust is golden brown.  Set aside.

Remove the skin of the tomato by cutting a cross on the base of the tomato and then blanching it in hot water for 1 min.  Remove and cool in water.  Peel the skin and cut into wedges.  In a wok, saute the onions, add the tomatoes and the rest of the seasoning.  Simmer till the tomatoes are soft and thicken with corn flour.  Spoon sauce over the pork chops and serve with potato chips and canned peas.

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10 Hypebeast Backdrops In Central Singapore's Less Accessible Corners

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So you think you’re hype enough to join the collective, having transformed your wardrobe from Bugis Street wares to HBX-approved gear. For the ‘gram, it is not so much of the clothes you wear but where the shot is made. A picture of you decked out in a pair of $ 400 kicks and Off-White top and bottoms with the backdrop as the middle of a MRT train impresses no one. 

Do your feed and outfit a favour – don’t waste your next #highsnobiety post on any ordinary backdrop, drop by these 10 hypebeast-approved places for that perfect shot. These locations are so obscure that we’ve included geotags so that you won’t get lost.

1. Chinatown Complex

Known as the home ground of the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world and 60-cent xiao long baos, Chinatown Complex holds a secret a select few know about – a basketball court on its roof. 

Take a trip down here either in the early morning or evening to avoid getting all charred by the afternoon sun. We got a hit of serious NYC basketball vibes while taking our photos here. 

Come nightfall and this court will be the perfect place to take a panorama shot of the sunset against the skyline of Singapore. 

Geolocation: 1°16’55.2″N 103°50’35.6″E
Directions: Take the lift up to the top floor of the carpark and continue your journey up via the stairs at either side of the carpark. 

2. Paragon Shopping Centre

Hidden from the outside world by translucent solar films is this futuristic-looking structure between Paragon Shopping Centre and Ascott Orchard Singapore. We loved how monochromatic the entire linkway looked, but you’ll need to have extra-thick skin when shooting here – we got many strange looks from business executives walking by.

Because of the high human traffic, we recommend heading down to the linkway during the post-lunch – aka food coma – hours.

Geolocation: 1°18’14.2″N 103°50’10.8″E
Directions: Head up to the third floor of Paragon Shopping Centre and walk through Mark’s & Spencer to its back entrance – the linkway.

3. Victoria Wholesale Centre

Established as the place to get local dry provisions at significantly lower prices by those in-the-know, Victoria Wholesale Centre also houses one of the most ulu spiral carparks in Singapore. Walking through the entire building at 6pm felt as though we were in a ghost town with store shutters down and the carpark quiet.

The trippiness of the spirals brings about infinite possibilities for your shots. With the many backdrops, you are all set to dish out your photos day by day with no one knowing that you ‘grammed them all in one day.

Geolocation: 1°18’41.1″N 103°52’01.4″E
Directions: From Lavender MRT Station, take Exit B and walk along Kallang Road to Padang Jeringau before turning into Kallang Avenue.  

4. Esplanade Park

Here’s a word of caution: don’t come here with the brutal midday sun hanging high in the sky. Sunburn is not a good look. That aside, this is where you can get #hboutthere shots at the underbelly of Esplanade Drive.

This is undiscovered prime area away from the sun and the crowd. Late afternoons on the weekdays are your best bets as optimal timings.

Geolocation: 1°17’20.3″N 103°51’15.5″E
Directions: From the Esplanade, walk along the Singapore River towards Anderson Bridge.

5. Underneath Marina Coastal Expressway

Even with cars and trucks whizzing right above this unnamed location, this pocket of space is a safe haven for many, including construction workers taking a midday break. Being here in the middle of the day gave us laid-back vibes. And of course, the pictures you take against the greyed-out backdrop make your journey here worth the effort.  

With the area entirely filled with pebbles, your kicks are bound to get dust all over, but leaping off the insane number of pillars for the perfect shot will get the dust off in style. 

Geolocation: 1°16’24.2″N 103°50’58.8″E
Directions: Alight at Bus Stop ID 03217, walk towards the Marina Bay Fire Station along Prince Edward Road. Look across the carpark and you’ll find the closest thing to a hypebeast’s Holy Grail. 

6. Raffles Place

Show your dedication to your feed by lying down on the floor for this #LookUpshot as your friend jumps over you in the middle of a sea of suits and ties. Come here on the weekends for minimal human traffic as it’s going to take more than him jumping over you once to nail this shot.    

Since you’re here, weave in and out of the alleys between the many office buildings for that natural HB1 filter. We took these shots in an alley right off Malacca Street, much to the confusion of blue-collared workers unloading office furniture.

Geolocation: Look up – 1°17’03.1″N 103°51’05.5″E, Alley – 1°17’01.4″N 103°51’02.6″E
Directions: From Raffles Place MRT Station and walk out via Exit A. Once out, find your sweet spot for the look up while lying on the greens. Seek out the alley of your choice by walking down Malacca Street towards Golden Shoe Hawker Centre.

7. Millenia Tower

No socks are to be worn here unless you’re in Phua Chu Kang boots. A sight common to white-collared workers on their smoke break, this oasis is only known to a chosen few who bother exploring Millenia Walk and its surroundings instead of just taking shots of its multi-coloured interior look-up.

By setting your shutter speed low, you can catch the movement of the wind across the waters as you carefully take baby steps to the middle of the shallow pool. 

The best kind of hypebeast shots are the ones people don’t expect. Nobody in their right mind would jump headfirst into a puddle of water, but if you’re rocking a pair of water-repellent kicks like the Sperry 7 SEAS we’ve got on here – then you must add water. We can guarantee you’ll be swimming in compliments after.

P.s. Scroll to the bottom to read exactly how these kicks stay so dry.

If you are donning on major cops, keep them dry by heading behind the cascading wall of water for a moodier shot.   

Geolocation: 1°17’32.2″N 103°51’36.8″E
Directions: From Promenade MRT Station, walk down Temasek Avenue and this water feature will be on your right. 

8. The Future of Us Exhibition Pavilion

Constructed in tandem with SG50 and once filled with visitors and exhibits, the metal lattice installation is now left at the back of the minds of the people. When we were there for half a day, we only noticed a handful of tourists snapping selfies with the structure.

The general public seems to forget about the beauty of light bouncing off this structure. Not us though. Take the advantage of the light and enjoy playing with the angles as you spend the day taking that perfect shot here with no one judging.

Geolocation: 1°16’52.2″N 103°51’40.0″E
Directions: From Marina Bay Sands, cross the Marina Bay Overpass towards Gardens by the Bay. After you’ve stepped off the overpass, walk towards your right and you’ll reach the structure.

9. Marina Barrage Bridge

Everyone comes to Marina Barrage to fly kites and have cutesy picnics and post photos with pictures either with the boring green backdrop or the empty blue sky. For more “industrial” images, head towards Bay East, Gardens by the Bay along the Marina Barrage Bridge

With its nondescript pathway, you have the freedom to explore the different kinds of shots you want against the concrete. 

Tip: If you’re here in the evening, watch out for joggers and cyclists who might accidentally photobomb you.

Geolocation: 1°16’56.0″N 103°52’25.7″E
Directions: Walk to Marina Barrage as you would from Bayfront MRT. The bridge starts right beside Sembawang Eating House Seafood Restaurant.

10. Marina South Pier 

This is a personal favourite. With a similar degree of seclusion as #5, you would have absolutely no reason to come to the Marina South Pier area unless you’re boarding a cruise or taking your IG feed to the next level.

On this ledge overlooking Marina Coastal Expressway, this is a backdrop unlike anywhere else in Singapore. With both the greenery and the cityscape right behind you, it won’t be for long till you are greeted with hordes of people here coming here to take their own shots.

Geolocation: 1°16’13.2″N 103°51’33.3″E
Directions: Exit Marina South Pier MRT Station and walk along the main road towards Marina Bay Cruise Centre. As the road divider comes to an end, cross the road and walk through the greenery towards the CBD buildings in the distance. You will then reach an area bordered by shrubbery as cars whizz past right under your nose.    

Hypebeast done right

There you go. Get down to these 10 places before anyone else accuses you of a trend follower. You are now part of the collective that’s in the know so grab your outfits and head out to feed your feed some hype.

As much as the Anti Social Social Club tops and Saint Laurent jeans are essential, your kicks have to be just as pumped as your clothes. What you cover your feet with can potentially make or break your shot. Our kicks from Sperry made sure that from top to bottom, we wouldn’t be mistaken for a couple of tryhards. 

Cop the next Sperry

Fresh out of Sperry’s idea board are the 7 SEAS. Having a sleeker silhouette than before, this new line of kicks are all about functional fashion. 

Spearheading the creation of non-slip shoes since 1935, Sperry outdid itself with the 7 SEAS. The trademark Razor-Cut Wave-Siping™ on its soles are further enhanced with its Terrain Traction Pods to ensure an insane level of grip no matter the terrain. Designed to prevent sailors from slipping off the decks aboard ships in the past, a pair of these can literally save your ass on rainy days. 

Incorporating Sperry’s seafaring background, the 7 SEAS also features a hydrophobic mesh upper teched up with HydroPel. This water-repellent technology means that you need not fear completely ruining your kicks and ending up with drenched socks and shoes by the end of your shoot. The minuscule OmniVents on the outsole of the shoes also drains excess moisture from it so that you will not end up with annoyingly moist socks at the end of the day. 

Constructed in Sperry’s signature MocFit structure and 360 Lacing System™, every pair of 7 SEAS fit us like a charm. We did not have to worry if they would suddenly fly out from our feet as we jumped from ledge to ledge for the shots.

The 7 SEAS ($ 129.00) is not only available at Sperry’s flagship stores in both Marina Square and Vivocity. You can also get them at selected Royal Sporting House outlets – 313 @Somerset, JEM, and Ngee Ann City. 

If you’re in the sneakerhead game, you can also find the collection at both outlets of The Social Foot – Orchard Central and Suntec City. 

For TSL readers, quote “The Smart Local” at all the above stores for 20% OFF all regular-priced Sperry shoes from now till 31st March 2017.

Check out the 7 SEAS Collection here!

Keep up with the latest happenings from Sperry simply by exploring #SPERRYSG and#SPERRY7SEASor by following Royal Sporting House and The Social Foot.


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