Guide to Affordable Food in the East of Singapore
Affordable Food in the East of Singapore
1. 328 Katong Laksa
The highly raved Katong Laksa by the avid Laksa lovers out there. Only simple ingredients such as rice noodle, hearty browth and sambal are used to produce amazing bowls of Laksa. The gravy is homewade with their own recipe of spices used. It is well balanced out by the coconut milk, evaporated milk and chilli. Do not get deceived by its simple looking bowl, this bowl of Laksa contains the freshest ingredient with amazing broth over the noodles. The Laksa noodles are cut into shorter length for easier consumption.
This hearty bowl of Laksa is definitely a great comfort food especially during cold rainy days.
2. Five Star Chicken Rice
This Five Star Chicken Rice is located in East Coast Road, Singapore. As the name suggests, Five Star Chicken Rice consists of fragrant rice and succulent chicken cooked Hainanese style, by using kampung chicken to ensure freshness and quality. The result of using kampung chicken is fork tender, aromatic and succulent chicken, paired with the fragrant aromatic rice and homemade chilli sauce that is made in-house. In addition, using kampung chicken ensures that the chicken is less in fat, perfect for those watching their cholestrol level.
Do try out the famous Hainanese chicken rice if you happen to be in the East of Singapore.
3. Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre
What is better than having fragrant coconut rice, juicy fried chicken, sunny side up, fried anchovies and peanuts, paired with some really satisfying sambal for your meal? The Ponggol Nasi Lemak is popular among those who stay in the East of Singapore, and also those who do not stay in the East.
You can order anything you like from the Ponggol All Time Favourites menu and Premium House Special Menus. If you are having difficulty in choosing what you would like to have, do try out their Set Menu. Their set menus are really tempting, not forgetting affordable as well, starting from $4.30.
Do come early as the queue can get long during peak hours.
4. Eng’s Noodle House
Well knowned for their spicy chilli sauce made in house and springy Wonton noodles. The chilli sauce is spicy and fiercy, and definitely not for those who do not take spicy food. Eng’s Noodle House started with just a humble hawker stall located at Dunman Food Centre. It has then gained popularity among the public and evolved into a restaurant now.
The Wonton noodles are springy in texture and their Wonton is juicy. Some find it “shiok” to pair it with their fiery homemade chilli sauce, whereas some prefer it original without any sauce. Priced at $4.50 and $5.50 with sizable portion, it is really affordable for the wallet.
5. The Bedok Marketplace
Do check out on The Bedok Marketplace, where young culinary chefs take over the cooking scenes. Furthermore, it is not your usual hawker food. There are many varieties of food that you can choose from, such as Vietnamese Pho, Yakitori, and also a wine bar for those who need a sip or two. Fret not if you are craving for local food because they serve Wonton Noodles and Chicken Rice as well to those who prefer local cuisine.
6. Prata Corner
Are you a Prata lover? Think crispy dough with curries or dhal. If you are one of the Prata lovers, you can check out the all you can eat Prata buffet at the Prata Corner. What is even better is that it costs only $6 per pax to enjoy the Prata buffet.
If you are not keen on having a Prata buffet, you can always opt for ala carta. You can choose from sweet or savoury Prata such as Prata that is stuffed with oozing cheese and mushroom. Get your preferred Prata at only $7.90.
7. Lek Lim Nyonya Cake Confectionery
Kuih lovers will definitely enjoy Queenstown as kuih lovers can visit Lek Lim Nyonya Cake Confectionery for some old school kuihs. Be amazed by the wide array of choices that they have, such as steamed cakes, Ang Ku Kuih, steamed egg cakes, kuih lapis sago and so on. You will definitely be spoilt for choices.
8. Madeleine’s Original Portuguese Egg Tart
Fans of Portuguese egg tarts should make their way to Madeleine’s Original Portuguese Egg Tart. Think flaky pastry with smooth caramelized custard filing. The egg custard filling is firm yet not too solid for an egg tart. The sweetness is done just right as well, not overly sweet yet not too bland. It is recommended to have it while it is still piping hot from the oven or warm to get the best experience. These Portuguese egg tarts are great for a teatime break.
In conclusion, there are more eateries located in the East of Singapore that you should make a visit to. The East side of Singapore is more than just "old and boring". Cheap shopping, good food and interesting places, the East side of Singapore is a great place to stay especially for those who are foodies that enjoy hunting for great food to satisfy their cravings. Explore the East side of Singapore more and you will not be disappointed with what you can find in the East of Singapore.