The Ultimate Bedok Food Guide – 23 Fab Places You Must Try

It has become a known fact that good food is ubiquitous in Bedok. However, as foodies, we only want the best, don’t we? We all know the popular ones like the bak chor mee at Bedok 85, but what about some of the lesser known stalls in Bedok? This time, we’re pulling out all the stops to present to you the ultimate Bedok food guide! Without further ado, let’s go!

Chris’s Kway Chap

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Notwithstanding the long queue in the sweltering weather, Singaporeans still love a set of honest-to-goodness kway chap. Albeit the slightly higher price tag, Chris’s Kway Chap commands a throng of loyal customers, especially on the weekends. While we did find it a little overrated, we loved that the intestines were clean and void of any smell or bitterness. The broth is pleasantly robust without an overpowering herbal taste which some people love. Remember to dip those innards in the tangy chilli for an added burst of flavor. If you have to have kway chap, you don’t have to look any further.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre #01-80, 216 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 8am to 130pm daily. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng

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One of the best ways to beat the heat in Singapore is to dive right into a refreshing bowl of ice cold dessert. While there’re admittedly other desserts, this bowl of cheng tng from Ye Lai Xiang Cheng Tng is a noteworthy one. For 3 bucks, this satisfying bowl offers a considerable amount of ingredients including dried watermelon, persimmons and sweet potato. We liked how it’s not overly sweet and is a real life-savior in the heat.

Address: Bedok Food Corner Stall #31, 1 Bedok Road, Singapore 469572

Opening Hours: 12pm to 8pm daily.

Hill Street Char Kway Teow

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One of our pet peeves (probably yours too) is to waste calories eating something that wasn’t good. Fret not, because this char kway teow in Bedok South Market is definitely worth failing your IPPT and skipping your yoga classes for. Hill street Char Kway Teow ($ 3) is pretty popular so be prepared to come early and queue. We especially loved the wok hei in our char kway teow and the crispy pork lard that added a sinful crunch. The noodles are adequately moist and fried uniformly to ensure a consistency throughout the dish. If you’re going to have a cheat day, don’t cheat yourself by skipping this.

Address: 16 Bedok South Road #01-41, Singapore 460016

Opening Hours: 1030am to 730pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Hon Ni Kitchen

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As a typical Singaporean, I’m also a sucker for cheap and good food. So, I’m going to share with you a 2-dollar Nasi Lemak because sharing is caring. For $ 2, you get coconut-flavoured rice with your choice of 3 sides which includes everything except chicken wings. Subsequent additions only costs 50 cents each. Yes 50 cents, even your tau hui zui (soya bean milk) costs more than that. You can also opt for your beloved chicken wings at just a buck. Rumour has it that the fish otah is very fragrant. The star and essence of this Nasi Lemak, however, is their homemade sambal chilli which is free!(But don’t take until other people don’t have la) While the food is cheap, the quality is far from cheap. Alas, now I’m sure I won’t be the only aunty queuing for a plate of Nasi Lemak at Hon Ni Kitchen.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1 #01-07

Opening Hours: 730am-2pm daily. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Plum And Rice

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If you’re into fusion food, this one’s for you! Plum and rice uses Umeboshi, a salted Japanese plum, extensively in their Japanese-local fusion hawker stall. This acidic pickled plum is known to aid digestion, mitigate fatigue and even expedite detoxification. They also offer fatty braised pork belly and fresh steamed cod fish on the side of their rice or porridge. For under $ 10, it really can’t get any better than this.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-45, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 8am to 2pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian

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Bedok 85 is a crowd magnet when it comes to supper and one of the reasons people flock here is the Bak chor mee. Since there are two Bak Chor Mee stalls, there has to be a better one right? We tried both but found that they’re nearly identical. Despite always having a significantly longer queue than its neighbour, Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian seems to be a crowd favourite. We liked the springy noodles a little better than it’s neighbour. If you’re not in a rush, you won’t be disappointed by the Bak Chor Mee here.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, Stall #7, 85 Bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085

Website: www.xingjiroucuomian.com.sg

Opening Hours: 230pm to 130am daily. Closed on Thursdays

Ah Balling Tang Yuan

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Also reigning from bedok 85, ah balling tang yuan offers a great-value bowl of tang yuan (4 for $ 2). We were told that they make their tang yuan by hand daily to keep it fresh and chewy. With all the different permutations of tang yuan and soups, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We got the green tea with peanut soup combination and loved the chewy tang yuan with a mildly sweet green tea core. Great for a sweet dessert fix after your savory Bak chor mee!

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, #01-259, 85 bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 930am to 930pm daily.

Chai Chee Pork Porridge

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Another well-known stall from bedok 85 is chai chee pork porridge, which serves a hearty warm bowl of porridge that never seems to bore. Some call this hospital food or old people food but I love it! We loved the gooey consistency of the porridge and the pretty generous serving. Add 50 cents for an egg and you’re good to go! Too bad they don’t open till dinnertime.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, #01-210, 85 Bedok Street 4, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 5pm to 2am daily.

Zhong Xing Ban Mian

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Walk into Bedok interchange hawker centre and you’ll notice the iconic yellow bowl syndrome originating from Zhong Xing Ban Mian. Besides the good selection of handmade noodles, they also offer a variety of different ways to enjoy your bowl of handmade noodles. As a regular, I’m usually here for their dry ban mian which I can’t recommend enough. Each bowl comes with oodles of noodles that are thick, yet chewy. We liked how the sauce balances the flavours from the dish, without being too salty nor watery. The anchovies and shallots enhance the flavour and add texture to the dish as well. Since its just beside Bedok mrt, you don’t really have any good reason not to try this if you’re in Bedok.

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre, #01-17, 297 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.

Xin Mei Congee

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Also residing within Bedok Interchange food centre, my other go-to on rainy days is Xin Mei Congee. While my bias towards the sticky Cantonese version is apparent, this bowl of porridge is still an outstanding one. What sets this apart from Chai Chee Pork porridge is that they set the dough fritter (youtiao) sitting on the bowl instead of cutting it up and throwing it into the porridge. This guarantees a crispy, non-soggy youtiao which is so satisfying. The porridge is rather similar to the one from Chai Chee Pork porridge, even though I would probably give the edge to the latter because I prefer my porridge gooier. 

Address: Bedok Interchange Food Centre, #01-22, 297 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 460207

Opening Hours: 10am to 11pm daily.

Nangfa Kitchen

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Situated near Bedok 216 market is this angel of a Thai restaurant: Nangfa Kitchen. Nangfa, which means angel in Thai, is driven to serve angelic food and dish out an authentic Thai experience. We prefer Nangfa to Nakhon because of their consistently good flavors and generous portions. For $ 6, you can get a plate of scrumptious stir-fired minced pork with basil or even a bowl of mouthwatering tom yum soup! We love the authentic flavors of the dishes which makes for a satisfying meal everytime. If your mouth catches fire, Nangfa offers a refreshing glass of ice lemongrass ($ 3) or thai milk tea ($ 3) to extinguish the flames. They’ve even got the popular mango sicky rice and red ruby for dessert! If you’re willing to queue (which you should), then this is one place you can’t afford to miss out.

Bedok Food Corner Hokkien Mee

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If you’re in bedok food corner to get the cheng tng like we recommended, you’d probably be looking for something else to eat since it is rather out of the way. Bedok food corner hokkien mee offers a good old plate of hokkien mee that hits the spot. We love the deep flavors and the use of a thinner bee hoon in this dish. Throw in the belachan for an added fragrance and fiery kick! After you’re done slurping down the hokkien mee, you’ll be grateful that there happens to be an excellent cheng tng store nearby for dessert.

Address: Bedok Food Corner, 1 Bedok Road Singapore 469572

Opening Hours: 4pm to 9pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Percolate Cafe

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Given Singapore’s humid and sunny weather, some of you might prefer to hang out in a café to blow some steam off after a long week instead of going to a crowded hawker centre. Percolate café is a go-to for many to get their coffee fix and chill hang-out sessions. They use Papa Palheta coffee beans here. We love the minimalistic interior and the homey vibe that the café exudes. If you need a chill place to read your book or emails, this cafe is probably it.

Address: 136 Bedok North Avenue 3 #01-152, Singapore 460136

Mobile: 8256 0316

Website: https://www.percolate.sg

Opening Hours: 1030am to 930pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 930am to 930pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.

Enak

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For a wholesome breakfast, Enak serves up delectable traditional Malay dishes at affordable prices. We were impressed with their Nasi Ambeng ($ 5.50) which comprises beef rendang, sambal goreng, bergedil (potato), archar (picked vegetables), terung (spicy eggplant), serunding (grated coconut) and a champion sambal belachan. We love the tender beef rendang which is infused with the flavor of coconut milk. If you’re more of a noodles person, get the Mee soto($ 2,50)!

Address: Block 16 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre, Singapore 46016

Opening Hours: Opens daily till late lunch. Closed on Tuesdays.

Red Hornbill

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Situated right beside Bedok Library, Red Hornbill dishes out some pretty sweet Kolo mee and Sarawak Laksa. Owing to his heritage from Sarawak, Mr Then Hua San aims to recreate the flavors from Sarawak here in Singapore for Sarawakians that moved to Singapore. At $ 4, the portions of bouncy egg noodles and minced pork were more than generous. We were also impressed by their Sarawak Laksa ($ 5) which boasts a light-bodied broth that somehow still captures the essence of a good bowl of Laksa. We were told that the Laksa paste is brought in from Sarawak to guarantee a flavor you could probably only get in Sarawak. Served with crunchy bean sprouts, shredded chicken and sliced prawns, this bowl of laksa is great if you’re not very good at handling spice. Beware of the snaking queue on weekends (45 minutes wait)!

Address: Block 205 Bedok North Street 1 #01-357, Singapore 460205

Opening Hours: 11am to 2pm, 4pm – 830pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Milk & Honey gelato

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Situated round the corner of Bedok 86, Milk and Honey Gelato is a no-brainer especially after your orh luak/bak chor mee/sambal stingray feast at Bedok 85. Easily filled on weekends, this humble café opens till midnight to appeal to the dinner/supper crowd of Bedok 85. Opened around 4 years ago, this cozy café serves gelato and waffles, amongst other items like milkshakes and teas. If you’re a durian lover, rejoice because they sell a premium mao shan wang flavor that you’ll love. If you’re a sesame street fan, then the cookie monster milkshake is for you! Great food is meant to be shared so they’ve even got a buddy meal for you and your plus-one (jio me if you have no one). In spite of the other tantalizing flavors, we still went for the classic Milk and Honey on waffles. The handmade waffles were dense and moist on the inside with a crispy exterior. The Milk and Honey gelato was pleasantly invigorating especially on a hot afternoon. Unlike most cafes, this cafe has a relatively smaller sitting area so better go early after dinner to chope your seats!

FATCAT Ice Cream Bar

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If you need to get your sweet fix, FATCAT ice cream bar is yet another viable option in Bedok. Inspired by the nickname given to him by his friends, owner, Charles, decided to name his café after his nickname! Keeping to their existing Japanese theme, the interior of the café has been remodified to emanate a Japanese vibe. On that same note, they have also introduced new Japanese flavors including Umeshu (alcoholic), genmai (brown rice green tea), kinako black (roasted soy bean flour), and edamame (green soybeans)! Unfortunately, we weren’t very adventurous and went for the all-time best-seller: Earl Grey Lavender ice cream on a charcoal waffle. We were told that they make their ice cream and waffles in-house daily to guarantee a freshness like no other. 

Address: Block 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, Singpapore 460416

Website: http://www.fatcat.sg

Opening Hours: 1pm to 10pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12pm to 11pm on Saturdays, 12pm to 10pm on Sundays. Closed on Tuesdays.

Refuel Café

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Eating out with a group or friends or family can be tough because everybody wants something different. Located just beside Bedok Reservoir, Refuel café’s extensive menu is bound to put a smile on every face. While it is seemingly out of the way, this café is no stranger to Bedokers. What stood out was their all-day brunch selection which serves up your favorite breakfast all day err day. We decided to go for the Honey BBQ ribs which was one of their bestsellers. For $ 14.90, we were not disappointed with the generous serving of 8 juicy ribs drenched in a sweet tangy BBQ sauce. Served with corn and slaw, the ribs were tender and just delectable.

Address: Block 744 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3029, Singapore 470744

Phone: 6448 0015

Opening Hours: 11am to 10pm daily. Last Orders at 930pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

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

Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup

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One of our favorites for rainy days is the kidney mee sua from Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal soup. We especially love the thick, rich herbal soup which is just irresistible. For $ 4, you get a hearty bowl of mee sua with kidneys, innards or lean meat. We like how the herbal taste does not overpower the dish and the generous serving. Overshadowed by their slurp-worthy mee sua, the steamed fish is yet another noteworthy dish from Seng Kee Black Chicken Herbal Soup. You can customize and choose how you like your fish to be cooked. Depending on the number of people you’re feasting with, they’ll recommend an appropriate portion that will ensure that you go home satisfied. 

Opening Hours: 12pm to 12mn daily.

Bedok North 85 Fried Oyster

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As our list draws to a close, how could we ever forget fried oyster omelet (orh luak)? While fried oyster omelet comes as an acquired taste for some, this is great comfort food for me. Katong Da Fei Kun is another, yet great, option to enjoy at Bedok 85. The fried oyster omelet comes in thick big chunks which we like. We also appreciate the generous amounts of eggs that’s fried to perfection. Ultimately, the use of fresh big juicy oysters won our hearts over. If you’re headed to Bedok 85 for supper with the gang, get the 10 bucks version and you’re golden.

Address: Fengshan Market & Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4 #01-49, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 2pm to 3am daily.

Ah Wah Rojak

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Whilst waiting for your sinful char kway teow from Bedok South Market and Food Center, you’ll probably want something to munch on to help pass the time right? Ah Wah Rojak showcases an interesting take on the popular Chinese rojak dish by using cuttlefish for an added crunch and flavor. We especially love the prawn paste which is just the way we like it: sweet, sticky, tangy and not too watery. What makes this stall stand out from other rojak stalls is the extra step they take in toasting the fried beancurd (taupok) and dough fritters (youtiao) to guarantee a warm toasty crunch. Mix all that together in a mixing bowl and we’ve got ourselves a winner! Who knew waiting for char kway teow could be this enjoyable?

Address: 16 Bedok South Road #01-36, Singapore 460016

Opening Hours: 12pm to 2pm, 530pm to 1030pm daily.

Chai Chee Fried Carrot Cake

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Contrary to traditional fried carrot cake which we just love for breakfast, Chai Chee fried carrot cake offers patrons a bag full of thick fried carrot cake strips without the egg. They look like fries and are just as addictive as fries. Bite into the crisp exterior to reveal soft toasty carrot cake that is just surreal. It’s like fries, just better and cheaper. Once you start, you won’t stop. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Address: 216 Bedok North Hawker Centre, 216 Bedok North Street 1, #01-55, Singapore 460216

Opening Hours: 5am to 1pm daily.

Tian Nan Xing Minced Pork Noodles

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To end the list with a bang, here is yet another bowl of bak chor goodness that you shouldn’t miss out on. With over 80 years of history, Tian Nan Xing bak chor mee is one of the reasons why Bedok has been unanimously crowned a Bak Chor Mee haven in Singapore. For the same price as Xing Ji Rou Cuo Mian from Bedok 85, you’ll get a more generous helping of ingredients that makes for an even more satisfying meal. If you prefer softer noodles, you’ll probably like the one from Bedok 85. If you like your noodles done with bite, then this bowl of Bak Chor Mee is definitely for you! We also love the handmade dumplings which were just heavenly. Taking into consideration the shorter queue and larger serving, this would probably be a better bet than the one from Bedok 85. Afterall, there’s a reason why they’re still drawing throngs of people after 80 years right?

Address: Kaki Bukit 511 Market & Food Centre, 511 Bedok North Street 3 #01-10, Singapore 460511

Opening Hours: 5am to 1pm daily. Closed on Sundays

Granted, this list is not exhaustive but hopefully you will find this guide helpful especially if you’re travelling to Bedok from afar for the first time. While we did exclude simpang Bedok from this list, you can check it out in a separate list which we made some time back. Let us know if you think we have missed out anything from this list and we’ll be happy to add in your recommendation.

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 cafes/stalls listed above. We will verify and update from our side. Thanks in advance!

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Koh Kood Island Is Thailand's Unspoilt Paradise 5 Hours From BKK

Koh Kood, an untouched island paradise In Thailand

Koh Kood is an island paradise in Thailand

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We’re no strangers to island hopping in Krabi and partying it up in Phuket – but turns out, Thailand’s been keeping another slice of paradise under wraps: Koh Kood.

Located just 5 hours from Bangkok, this island is easily accessible and makes for the perfect low-key escape for anyone truly looking to unwind. That’s right – no bustling night-life or tourist-hogged beaches here.

Here are 7 things you can enjoy while there:

1. Swing around like Tarzan – straight into a refreshing waterfall

Klong Chao Waterfall in Koh Kood

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There’s no better way to cool off on a hot day than to visit the several waterfalls all over the island. First time visitors will have to strike Klong Chao waterfall off your list – you can’t miss the opportunity of swinging yourselves into the lake from the vines that hang from the surrounding trees.

For the ones looking for a little bit of adventure,  Koh Kood has a “secret” waterfall named Huang Num Keaw – it’s located deeper into the rainforest, and is said to be the most beautiful one of the lot.

2. Have lunch ziplined to you dine atop the tree

TheSmartLocal visits Soneva Kiri's Treetop Diner  

There’s nothing more extra than having a personal waiter zipline through the forest to serve you lunch. Talk about bringing the private dining experience to a whole new level – literally. This one-of-a-kind dining experience can be found at the luxurious Soneva Kiri Resort, where guests are seated bamboo pods which are then hoisted 35ft into the air.

Soneva Kiri Resort Tea Selection

Their tea menu comes with a delectable selection of pastries, sandwiches and dessert

The restaurant only serves 4 groups of people a day, for Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner.

Read more about our experience dining in the treetops here.

3. Explore the ancient forests that surround the island

Monkeys in Koh Kood's Rainforest 

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Over 70% of Koh Kood is made up of an ancient tropical rainforest, through which visitors can go jungle trekking. While guided tours and waterfall treks are available, budding Indiana Joneses can go ahead and hike solo. Be wary though – there are no official signposted trails, so keep a compass or map handy.

Khao Rearub Battleship Mountain 

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Your adventure wouldn’t be complete without taking the Khao Rearub trekking trail, which leads to the island’s Battleship Mountain. Named after its resemblance to a warship, this mountain is said to be a sacred place among the locals – just like the massive Maka Tree, a 500-year old banyan tree located in Kao Din Dang jungle.

4. Chill in Koh Kood’s tranquil beach resorts…

Koh Kood Beachside Bungalows

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Koh Kood might be low-key – for now – but it comes with over 50 beach resorts of varying price points. These range from beachside bungalows to luxury villas, and those travelling on a budget also have the option of backpacker hostels.

Koh Kood Resort Beach Swing 

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One things for sure no matter where you stay – Koh Kood’s gorgeous beaches will be just a stone’s throw away. The crystal clear waters are a bonus too – no need for a swimming pool!

5. …or ditch the villas and live like a local with a homestay

For those who’d rather live just like the islanders, a homestay is the way to go. Koh Kood has guest houses aplenty, such as Doy Guest House – a traditional fisherman stilt-house located in Klong Chao river.

Run by a local Thai family, guests can expect nightly seafood BBQs, boat trips and hearty home-cooked meals by the head of the house herself, Ms Duern.

Book a stay at Doy Guest House here.

6. Go freediving and learn more about marine wildlife

Snorkelling at Koh Kood Island

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Sipping a cocktail and soaking in the sun by the ocean sounds great, but when the waters of Koh Kood are as clear as a swimming pool’s, there’s no excuse not to invite yourself in. Explore the world underwater with a snorkeling session, which local dive centers like BB Divers hold regularly.

More experienced swimmers can level up their underwater expedition and have a go at freediving – some companies even offer shipwreck exploration dives.

BB Divers
Email: kohkood@bbdivers.com
Telephone: +66 (0)8 222 06 002

Find out more about BB Divers here.

7. Feast on seafood fresh out of the sea

Ban Ao Yai Fishing Village

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As one of the three larger fishing villages in Koh Kood, Ban Ao Yai is known for its charming seafood restaurants that serve fresh fish every day. Patrons can go fishing and snorkelling here too – we’d recommend doing this before stuffing yourself silly.

The ultimate island getaway at Koh Kood, Thailand

Koh Kood Island 5 hours from Bangkok

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Whether it’s luxury dining in a floating tree-pod or an adventurous jungle trek, Koh Kood’s got something for every traveller. So next time you find yourself itching for a weekend getaway, skip the commercialised holiday hotspots – Thailand’s secret paradise awaits.

Getting there: 

1. Those travelling from Bangkok can take a bus (apx. 5 hours) to Trat city, or private transfers from your hotel/airport that will take you directly to Laem Sok Pier (apx. 4 hours)  
2. From Laem Sok Pier, it takes a 45 minute speedboat ride to Koh Kood.

Find out more details on getting to Koh Kood here.

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Recipe: Super Simple Coconut & Ginger Macaroons

Macaroons are not macarons; they are vastly different in terms of looks and taste. Macarons (pronounced as mack-ah-ROHN) are delicate French things, made from meringue with a filling, a jam or ganache or curd. They are sweet, crusty on the surface that cracks easily.

Macaroons (pronounced as mack-ah-RUNE), however, are like rustic cookies, with coconut or almond as the main ingredient. Because it uses desiccated coconut, it can be quite crumbly and dry. So if you find it dry, you can eat it with a jam or chocolate dip.

In this recipe, I used ginger, but if you dislike ginger, you can substitute it with a pinch of cinnamon.

TIME: 20 min (baking) + 10 min (preparation)

12 pieces

INGREDIENTS

Egg whites, 6
Sugar, 2 tbsp
Honey, 1 tbsp
Ginger, finely chopped, 1 tbsp
Desiccated coconut, 120g
Plain flour, 2 tbsp

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).

2. Whisk egg whites until frothy. Add sugar, honey, ginger, coconut, and flour and mix well. It should be a wet, sticky mixture.

3. Divide the mixture into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then shape it into a pyramid. Squeeze it well so that it doesn’t fall apart.

4. Place them on a lined baking sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes. It should be browned on the peak.

Best eaten with a glass of milk!


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Written by A. Nathanael Ho.

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10 Solid Discounts In Town That DBS/POSB Cardholders Will Regret Missing Out On

Snag up to 50% off with your DBS/POSB card

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You know you’re a shopaholic when your idea of exercise = sprinting towards the nearest shop with a SALE sign in its window. If that sounds like you, then get ready for some adrenaline pumping action that’ll get you chalking up the most exercise you’ve done in the past n months.

We’ve rounded up 10 solid discounts exclusive to all DBS/POSB cardholders, ranging from the upmarket agnès b. and Tommy Hilfiger, to the #1 on every teenager’s Orchard Road hit-list Forever 21. Don’t say bojio – we guarantee your wallet will thank you for all these savings.

1. Fred Perry

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If you’re all for minimalistic designs and comfy clothes, you’ll want to live off a Fred Perry wardrobe all day and night. Good news for you: Fred Perry’s offering 15% off storewide so you don’t need to scrimp and save while building your collection!

Fred Perry – ION Orchard
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B3-01, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Telephone: 65098157

Click here for full list of outlets 

Offer: 15% off with purchase of 2 regular-priced items
Validity: Until 28 February 2018
T&C: Promotions cannot be combined 

Find out more here.

2. agnès b.

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If you’re one for living the taitai life, agnès b.’s selection of branded bag essentials has got you covered. Its mid-year sale promises discounts of up to 30%, and an additional 5% off if you’ve got a DBS/POSB card – so you’ll be able to fulfill your taitai dreams without the hefty price tag. 

agnès b. – Takashimaya
Address: Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, Level 3, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 67331343

Click here for full list of outlets 

Offer: Up to 30% off, additional 5% off total bill for DBS/POSB cardholders 
Validity: Until 30 June 2017 

Find out more here.

3. Forever 21

Forever 21 DBS discount 

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Although F21’s already got a rep for selling hip items at reasonable prices, any typical bargain-hunting Singaporean won’t say no to more savings. Round up your shopping kakis, chalk up at least $ 45 on regular-priced items, and pay with your DSB/POSB card for 10% off. This is one discount even the above-21 wouldn’t want to miss out on.

Forever 21 – 313@Somerset 
Address: 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, #01-10 to 13, #02-16 to 21, #03-16 to 21, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm
Telephone: 68344893

Forever 21 – VivoCity 
Address: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-73, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Telephone: 63769091

Offer: 10% off with minimum spend of $ 45 on regular-priced items 
Validity: Until 31 July 2017
T&C: Valid only at Forever 21’s 313@Somerset and VivoCity outlets 

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4. Star360 

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With over 15 shoe brands and dozens of designs under one roof, Star360’s synonymous with the shoeaholic’s version of heaven. For all you shoe lovers, adding new kicks to your wardrobe doesn’t have to make a dent in your wallet. Grab up to 50% off your favourite brands at Star360’s June sale, and take 15% off with a minimum spend of $ 120.

Star360 – Bugis Junction
Address: Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria Street, #02-11A, Singapore 188024
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 68370801

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Offer: up to 50% off | 15% off with minimum spend of $ 200 at Birkenstock, Cole Haan, MBT, Naturalizer, and Star360 Junior, or minimum spend of $ 120 at American Eagle Outfitters
Validity: until 9 July 2017
T&C: Not valid for Adidas, Onitsuka Tiger new arrivals & Coreline items, and selected Asics Tiger. Only valid for spending in a single receipt 

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5. Club 21

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If you’ve been eyeing that Stella McCartney or Proenza Schouler item for the longest while, here’s a way to get it for cheap without the stress of haggling with sellers from Carouhell. Club 21’s got a whole slew of luxury fashion brands under its belt, and its further reduction sale will see prices drop by up to 50% across all brands.  

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Participating brands: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Marni, Stella McCartney, and Proenza Schouler
Offer: 15% off with min. purchase of 2 new collection and regular-priced items
Validity: until 25 June 2017

6. Bally

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When one says “Switzerland”, images of snow-capped mountains and delicious chocolates come to mind. But the country’s given us more than just scenery and snacks – they’ve also brought us Bally, which has quality clothes, bags, and wallets.

And with items going for up to half price, you don’t need to be rolling in the dough to have a piece of Bally in your cupboard.

Bally – Takashimaya
Address: Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, Level 1 Takashimaya, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm
Telephone: 67354029

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Offer: up to 50% off | additional 10% off total bill for DBS/POSB cardmembers 
Validity: 12 June – 23 July 2017

7. Tommy Hilfiger

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Tommy Hilfiger’s range of designer fashion, bearing traces of its trademark navy, white, and red colours, will effortlessly whip you into style. Take your pick from their star-studded Tommy Hilfiger X Gigi Hadid line, or go for the classic Hilfiger denim jeans or elegant watches

Best of all, Hilfiger’s sale season is upon us again, and that means you’ll be saving up to 30% on your purchases! 

Tommy Hilfiger – Tangs Orchard
Address: Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sat), 11am – 8.30pm (Sun)
Telephone: 6235 1469

Click here for full list of Tommy Hilfiger outlets 

Offer: up to 30% off | additional 10% off minimum purchase of 3 items, 15% off minimum purchase of 5 items for DBS/POSB cardholders | $ 50 voucher with minimum spend of $ 450 for DBS/POSB cardholders
Validity: until 26 June 2017 | voucher redemption until 11 Jun 2017

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8. Wing Tai Retail

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Pulling off a classy look, clad head-to-toe in Topman  

You want something that looks effortlessly chic for the office, but doesn’t have the price tag of high-end luxury brands. Wing Tai Retail’s range of brands, including all-time favourites Topshop, Topman, and Dorothy Perkins will do the trick. The high-quality fabric and stylish designs prove OL fashion doesn’t have to mean a stuffy, monochrome palette day in and out. 

Offer: DBS/POSB cardmembers receive 200 wt+ bonus points when you upgrade to wt+ gold membership and spend at least $ 200 
Validity: *Until 19 May 2018
T&C: *wt+ bonus points offer applicable for new wt+ sign-ups only. Offer not applicable at sale outlets and departmental stores

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And if hip casualwear and monochrome aesthetics are more up your alley, you’re in luck. Popular Hong Kong brands under the i.t label, CHOCOOLATE, izzue, Fingercroxx and 5 cm, have dropped discounts of up to 50%, so you can lay your hands on a piece of their style without breaking the bank. 

Offer: 
Up to 50% off selected items
Additional 10% off with minimum purchase of 3 pieces
Additional 20% off with minimum purchase of 4 pieces

Validity: Valid from 22 June to 9 July 2017
T&C: Not valid for AAPE BY A BATHING APE®, consignment items, selected crossover merchandise or on purchase of gift cards. Promotion is not valid in conjunction with wt+ membership discounts and other promotions. Offer is valid with minimum purchases required. Other terms and conditions apply.

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9. Capitol Piazza

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Lurking inside the swanky, whitewashed interior of Capitol Piazza are many undiscovered food and shopping gems – ranging from posh French cafe Angelina serving afternoon tea nibbles, to Finnish brand Marimekko, which sells lifestyle items like laptop cases and bedsheets in every imaginable colour.

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A DBS/POSB cardholder exclusive: spend at least $ 80 in the mall and receive a free Capitol Piazza Summer Edition neoprene pouch to hold all your barang!

Address: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Telephone: 64995168
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Offer: free Capitol Piazza neoprene pouch with minimum spending of $ 100 (for public), $ 80 (for DBS/POSB cardholders)
Validity: 27 May – 31 July 2017

10. Skagen

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Skagen’s lineup of watches bring you a minimalist Denmark-inspired aesthetic, that doesn’t skimp on functionality. And unlike shoddily-made watches that stop working after a couple of months, these ones are built to weather any storm. 

No matter your fancy of leather, metal mesh, or the classic stainless steel watch, the huge array of timepieces promises to turn up something for everyone.   

Address: Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Tangs, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sat), 11am – 8.30pm (Sun)
Telephone: 67375500

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Offer: 15% off all regular Skagen Watches
Validity: Till 13 August 2017
T&C: Not valid for wearables

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Unless you’re perpetually scouring Taobao or getting all your shopping done in Bangkok’s notoriously cheap shopping places, it’s pretty inevitable chalking up a sizeable shopping bill each month if you’re a shopping addict.

But if you’ve got a DBS/POSB card, your shopping addiction won’t have to break the bank. Keep your eyes peeled for DBS’ slew of promotions – and with discounts ranging from shoes to both mid-tier and luxury goods, you’re bound to snag everything on your list for cheap. 

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85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles Review

At 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles, you can basically savour a reasonably good noodle here, toppings like the fishball, meatball, pork ribs and fishcake are the real McCoy here except the seasoning sauce for the dry version needs more work to create the excitement – which sometimes could make the difference between ordinary and outstanding.

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Red takes the main stage when we stepped into 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles’ shop, red wall, red stools and red lightings, Red is auspicious and may be it was chosen to portray the originality of it brith place – 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles.

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Make the inroad from hawker centre to the modern shopping malls, 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles is now a chain of speciality food establishments with their own outlets.

More than three decades of experience in Teochew fishball noodles, 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles is popular with its nostalgic flavour and taste.

Signature Fishball Noodles $ 6.0

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The mee pok texture was cooked to the right firmness and not soggy, base seasoning sauce could be more flavourful, the chili sauce was missing the “shiok” effect but fishballs that made of yellow tails were bouncy and chewy, similarly to the fishcake which was dense in flavours and savoury.

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Pork ribs noodle $ 5.0

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The noodle was nicely done and the pork ribs were well-seasoned and fully absorbed the essence of the braised sauce and spices. Texture of the meat may have some rooms to improve for a more tender texture.

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The complementary soup was tasty, we can fully appreciate the sweetness from the anchovies and the added preserved radish (dong cai) to make a bowl of salivating soup.

Kway Teow Soup $ 5

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A bowl of noodle immersed in a sweet and tasty broth.

Our verdict on 85Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles

At 85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles, you can basically savour a reasonably good noodle here, toppings like the fishball, meatball, pork ribs and fishcake are the real McCoy here except the seasoning sauce for the dry version needs more work to create the excitement – which sometimes could make the difference between ordinary and outstanding.

85 Redhill Teochew Fishball Noodles

A: 85 Redhill, Eastpoint 2, East Point Mall, 3 Simei Street 6 #B1-16, Singapore 528833

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Yong Huat @ Alibabar – The Hawker Bar

Yong Huat @ Alibabar – The Hawker Bar

It was a traditional eating house or coffeeshop in the past and went through a facelift transforming the place into a modern bistro bar, the non-air-conditioned shop has everything of a bistro bar equipped, TV screens broadcasting the sport events, English pop songs are played in the background, high chairs at the alfresco area and more than 70 brands of beer are available at your choice.
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The Hawker Bar may be westernized on its facade but the food stalls do offer both the western food likes burgers and wraps as well as the Asia delights, there is a famous stall selling the Thai Wanton mee and Yong Huat – a local food stall established since 1949 with its signature Teochew Fishball noodle, fried mee suan, fried kway teow, Hokkien prawn mee and other noodle related combinations.

Our objective of the trip is the Rochor Thai Wanton mee but realised it was closed for business on the day of visit. We turned our focus on Yong Huat and decided to give it a try.

Yong Huat Mee Pok dry $ 4/5/6

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The portion was reasonably big with the usual fishballs, sliced pork, shrimps and veggies as topping. Yong Huat started its business selling Teochew fishball noodle since 1949 provides some assurance to the quality and taste.

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Seasoning base sauce and noodle texture are pleasant, the soup was similar to the prawn mee broth which was sweet and tasty.

Yong Huat Fried Kway Teow $ 4/5/6

Yong Huat 3The fried kway teow was a tad of sweet, topped with fish cake, cockles, lup cheong and vegetables. The charred flavour was not too distinctive but the overall fried kway teow aroma was acceptable with the laced of pork lard used.

Yong Huat Fried Mee Suan $ 4/6/8

Yong Huat 1Suppose to be their best signature but unfortunately we are not too impressed, the mee suan was lumpy and seasoning obviously not able to permeate into the mee suan, we expect good charred flavour which is critical for a good fried mee suan but was missing.

Yong Huat Fried Hokkien Mee $ 4/5/6

Yong Huat 2Yong Huat is heavy-handed with the use of lard to intensify and lift up the overall aroma of the dish. Definitely sinful and bad for a good waistline statistic but we have prepared to be succumbed by the temptation.

Our verdict on Yong Huat @ Alibabar

The Hawker Bar is not more a local coffeeshop, the attraction of quite a numbers of Angmo symbolized the acceptance of the new concept, be it enjoying sipping the cold beer and tucking in the grilled steaks or a plate of fried kway teow, it is a bizarre experience that bound to be the future trend.

Yong Huat @ Alibabar

A: 125/127 East Coast Road Jn of Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 428810

H: 8:00AM to 8:00PM

T: 96301370

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Twins Korean Restaurant, Tanjong Pagar: Super Delicious Korean Fried Chicken by Hot Twin Chefs

28 year-old twins Park Woo Jae and Park Sung Jae are chef-owners of Twins Korean Restaurant at Tanjong Pagar for the past 2 years. And when we were there on a Tuesday night, the restaurant was almost packed with regulars, mostly Koreans, clearly attesting to their culinary skills.

Although the Parks are young, they have been cooking since their teens and possess a wealth of experience at places including Ku De Ta (now rebranded to Ce La Vi) and Fullerton Bay Hotel. At Twins, they take their craft seriously and although they specialize in fried chicken, they offer so much more. They come up with new and interesting dishes regularly.

There are 3 criteria for a good fried chicken: (1) the skin should be crispy and not oily; (2) the meat should be tender; and (3) it should be tasty, well-marinated. And the fried chicken here satisfies all three criteria.

The best and most creative dish we had, soy and lemon kkanpungki ($ 22/$ 30, pictured above), consists of boneless fried chicken in soy and lemon sauce, topped with shredded leek and dried chilli. It tastes as if it is inspired by our dried chilli frog leg claypot, only that it is sweeter and less spicy. The crunchy leek adds a delightful pungency to the dish.

If you pronounce tang soo yook ($ 23), you may guess correctly that it is sweet and sour pork, using fried pork sirloin. The close proximity of Korea and China means that Korean dishes have much Chinese influence: samgyetang (Korean ginseng chicken soup), for example. If you’ve been to Korea, you’ll notice many Chinese restaurants but these restaurants are run by Koreans, so the food is actually Korean interpretation of what Chinese food is.

Here, this sweet-and-sour pork is true to its Korean roots, that is, it is more Korean than Chinese.  It’s not as acidic and less tomatoey than the Chinese version; it is sweet and almost lemony. Which means it is appetizing, instead of savory. Mr Fitness loves this dish.

The third must-order dish I recommend is named after one of the twins: Woo Jae’s seafood noodles ($ 13.90/$ 16.90). The ingredients are first stir-fried in a wok with huge fire like any Chinese restaurants, before the broth is introduced. As a result, it has a wondrous wok hei charred taste at first, mellowing into a seafood-sweetness and finally, ending with a spicy aftertaste. Simply fantastic. Besides fried chicken, they do have other Korean dishes such as Korean pancakes (seafood $ 20/ kimchi squid $ 17) that are thin and packed with leeks, and army stew ($ 40). The table beside us had kimchi fried rice ($ 15) that smelled amazing. As for new dishes, they have a spicy stir-fry chicken in cheese, which is big enough to be shared among 3-4 persons. It’s not bad, but if you don’t have enough stomach space, just go for their signatures—soy and lemon kkanpungki, tang soo yook, and Woo Jae’s seafood noodles.

Highly enjoyable meal.


Twins Korean Restaurant
7 Craig Road Singapore 089667
tel: +65 6221 5205
Lunch: M-Sat 11.30am-3pm, Dinner: M-Th & Sat 5pm-12am, F 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-11pm
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Food: 7.25/10
Decor: 6.75/10
Price: 5.75/10


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Swatow Wanton Noodle – The Highlight is Their Delightful Laksa

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Opened for almost 50 years, Swatow Wanton Noodle is managed by Linda and her 72-year-old mother. Linda is a second-generation hawker who learnt the recipes from her mother. Nowadays, her mother takes the morning shift while she handles the afternoon and evening shifts. They serve a variety of noodle dishes such as wanton noodle, Ipoh hor fun, and laksa.

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The signature at Swatow, as its name suggests, is the wanton noodle ($ 3/$ 4/$ 5). Unlike most stalls that drench their noodles with either chilli sauce or ketchup, Swatow’s wanton mee is soaked in a dark sauce. We enjoyed the al dente noodles but felt that the sauce can be improved on. It was a tad too bland for our liking.

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Surprisingly, the dumplings in the soup that accompanies the wanton mee are plump and tasty. Each dumpling is generously stuffed with minced pork, black fungus, shrimps, and water chestnuts for that extra crunch. Linda explained that her mother arrives at the stall as early as 4am daily just to make the dumplings by hand. Her effort has certainly paid off. 

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The Ipoh Hor Fun ($ 3/$ 4/$ 5) fared better than the wanton noodle. Braised mushrooms, shredded chicken and vegetables sit atop the silky rice noodles. This dish is light, but flavourful. We would prefer a richer gravy for lunch or dinner, but slurping on the smooth hor fun and tender chicken makes an ideal breakfast.

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The unexpected star of Swatow took us by surprise. The Laksa($ 3.50/$ 4.50), contains cockles, taupok, beansprouts, and slices of fishcake. The laksa broth is reasonably thick with just the right amount of spiciness. You can request for more chilli, of course, but we enjoyed it the way it was served. Be warned, the broth is very addictive.

Bedok has tons of good food, but we would specially make a return visit just for Swatow’s laksa. You might also want to try their mushroom chicken feet noodle, and Teochew homemade fried ngoh hiang which Linda highly recommends. There were only two of us, so we were too full to stomach more. Do grab a larger group of friends so you can savour more dishes!

Address: #01-50, Fengshan Market & Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085

Opening Hours: 7am to 9pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

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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This Space-Themed Capsule Hostel Exists In Singapore With Pods From Just $40/Night

MET A Space Pod – a futuristic capsule hostel in Singapore

Originally a form of affordable, basic accommodation catered to Japanese businessmen who were unable (or perhaps too drunk) to catch the last train home, capsule hostels are now a big hit amongst backpackers and lone travellers.

For the uninitiated, a capsule hostel comprises rows of tiny pod rooms stacked upon each other, each one with literally just enough space for you to sleep in. They still allow for easy interaction between guests, but thanks to their partitioned sleep cubicles, capsule hostels offer slightly more privacy than the usual ones with open bunk beds.

And while Japan might be the OG of this concept, Singapore has just one-upped them with MET A Space Pod – a luxury capsule hostel with a chic futuristic theme to boot.

About MET A Space Pod

MET is Singapore’s first – and currently only – capsule hostel, with 2 branches at present: one in the midst of colourful nightlife at Boat Quay, and the other at culturally-rich Little India.

We visited their newer branch at Little India which was just opened in February this year. 

The rooms at MET A Space Pod

We’ve heard about the claustrophobia-inducing, coffin-sized capsule pods of Japan, but the ones at MET are surprisingly more spacious in comparison – with enough room for you to sit up comfortably or toss and turn around in as you sleep.

 

Superior Space Pod

There are 2 floors of capsules, and in each floor, capsules are stacked in only 2 rows – even though in some other hostels, they can be stacked in up to 4 rows. This is to ensure safety for guests, minimising injuries from possible falls.

 

Single Space Pod

2 types of single pods(from $ 40/night) are available for booking: Single Space Pods (Front-Entry) and Superior Space Pods (Side-Entry). The only difference between the two is that the former has a pull-down screen for privacy and cannot be locked, while the latter has a solid door that locks upon closing.

If you’re not one for the single traveller life, you can also opt for a lockable Double Space Pod (from $ 60/night) that’s good for two to snuggle up in. Be considerate, though – rooms here aren’t really soundproof, so do keep any midnight shenanigans as quiet as possible *cough*

 

All capsules come with internal safe boxes for valuables, as well as lockers underneath the lower bunk.

 

You’ll also be provided 1 face towel, 1 body towel, and a couple of hangers. Toothbrushes and toothpaste are available upon request, and a communal hairdryer can be found too.

 

The futuristic spacecraft-like appearance of the pods isn’t just a pretty facade – the pods are equipped with some pretty cool technology too, allowing guests to change the air-conditioner and light settings with a quick swipe of some touch buttons.

 

You can even change the hue of the lights from a spectrum of blue to white, and bookworms will be glad to know that you can further increase white light intensity with the “reading” mode.

There’s also a wide illuminated mirror within the pod – perfect for ladies to apply makeup with! Now you can get ready in the comfort of your bed and crawl out saying, “I woke up like this”. 

And if things go awry while you’re straightening your hair, there’s also a mini fire extinguisher to put out the flames.

 

Grab the foldable table from the side of the capsule wall if you need to get some work done

 

Fancy a lazy night in? Wind down with a huge selection of pre-downloaded movies, in all genres from action to romance and drama.

To keep noise levels down, the televisions don’t come with speakers and you’ll have to plug in with earphones instead. Fret not if you’ve forgotten to bring your own set of earphones; just ask the friendly staff and they’ll loan you a pair.

Other amenities at MET A Space Pod

 

On the second floor is a homely 24-hour lounge, which opens up to a small balcony overlooking the other shophouses opposite. Nightly movie screenings are held here – giving guests a great opportunity to make friends in a comfortable and light hearted setting – and lining the shelves of this chillout spot are books and board games free for all to use.

 

As with any other hostel, the bathrooms at MET are communal ones – 1 for the ladies and 1 for gents. Each bathroom is decently-sized, with 3 toilet cubicles, 3 shower cubicles, and free soap and shampoo for sharing. And yes, they’re nice and clean!

 

Station 51 at MET A Space Pod

 

The reception area at the lobby doubles up as in-house cafe, Station 51, where there’s an extensive drink menu of various teas, coffees and ice-blended beverages, as well as light bites like sandwiches, popcorn chicken, and cakes.

 

Complimentary Western breakfast will be provided daily for those who purchase a meal package when making their booking.

Enjoy a themed pod hostel experience at MET A Space Pod

Offering the communal “backpacker” living setting, yet a good amount of comfort, this snazzy space-themed hostel is sure to bring you an experience that’s out of this world – pun fully intended.

If you’re a traveller visiting Singapore – or even a Singaporean who wishes to experience an unorthodox staycay – it’s worth giving MET A Space Pod some consideration for your choice of accommodation!

MET A Space Pod @ Little India
Address: 424 Race Course Road, Singapore 218670
Telephone: 6291 5113
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Address: 51 Boat Quay, Singapore 049840
Telephone: 6635 2694
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Thai Boat Noodle @ Bedok Point

Thai Boat Noodle @ Bedok Point

Took over from Khun Mee Thai, Thai Boat Noodles @ Bedok Point continues the legacy of her predecessor serving the authentic Thai noodles, we love Khun Mee Thai for their delectable bowl of Thai wanton mee and can Thai Boat Noodle convinces the patrons for the same?

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Thai Boat Noodle offers the “cheapest” wanton mee at S$ 1 each in town, of course cheap could be nebulous with its dainty serving size, you can literally gulp down the bowl of noodle in one to two mouthfuls, the intention is clear for you have a taste of different flavours before embarking the final choice.

Mini Boat Noodles or Kuai Tiao RueaBoat Noodle Dry Spicy $ 1.0

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The One-mouth rice noodle was topped with sliced pork, meat ball, ground peanuts, veggies and lard. Seasoned sweet flavoured sauce with the spiciness to provide the taste, overall a nice bowl of noodle.

Boat Noodle Soup Spicy $ 1.0

Topping are exactly the same but served in the soup base, the pork broth was savoury and spicy, but overall the least favourite among the three mini bowl noodles.

Mini Tom Yum $ 1.5

A good Tom Yum soup base that hit on the right note. The right level of spiciness, savoury and sourness was a pleasant to the tastebuds. Our favourite among the three mini noodles.

Stir fried Kang Kong $ 6

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Generous serving size for the price but not able to impress, be it the taste of the texture.

Chicken winglet $ 6.8

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Thai fried chicken wings are usually the mid-wing that cut into half to separate the ulna and radius bone, it saves you the hassle when eating the mid wing especially to salvage the meat in between the two bones. It is always our favourite with its nice crisp coating, juicy and tender meat.

Phad Thai $ 7.8

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The Phad Thai was reasonably good with the taste and texture.

Egg Omelette $ 6.8

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An ordinary egg omelette that could be done for a much fluffy texture and flavourful taste.

Ba Mee Lava Egg Dry $ 7.2

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The Ba mee come with lava egg, veggies, char siew, copious of lard and crispy fried wanton skin. The yellow noodle was “pale” looking and not appearing at all, noodle was too a tad too dry with no visible sauce added, there was some taste but when compared to Khun Mee Thai, the Bak Mee from Thai Boat Noodle has a distinctive gap to bridge.

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Our verdict on Thai Boat Noodle @ Bedok Point

There are Thai Boat Noodle shops and stalls sprouting around every month and competition will likely be intense, in order to whet the appetite of the finicky diners, the anchored stars of their Thai boat noodles have to be truly standout and make a deep impact to the patrons.

Stepping out the restaurant, we kind of miss the Thai wanton from Khun Mee Thai.

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A: 799 New Upper Changi Road, #02-32/34 Bedok Point, Singapore 467351

T: +65 6445 9932

H: Monday – Friday: 11.30am to 10pm Saturday – Sunday: 10.30am to 10pm Last order: 9.30pm

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