Category: Cheap Eats

Value for Money Buffets

A round up of all the best-value buffets in Singapore.
A round up of all the best-value buffets in Singapore.

This post aggregates all the cheap, value-for-money buffets I’ve tried that are all around $15 or less. Because they have been covered in previous posts, here I will only provide information on their address and their lowest buffet price along with any other restrictions. Please note that prices stated do not apply to Public Holidays and the eves of Public Holidays.


Buffets All Under $10

korean bibimbap buffet
A Korean lunch buffet for under $10!

I see a lot of places offering “value lunch sets” for around $10, but I always wonder whether the meal would be filling enough or will it leave me hungry in 2 to 3 hours. Fortunately, there are a few places that offer buffets for $10 or less. Here are some of the ones I’ve found.


Where to Find a Cheap Western Lunch Buffet for under $15

javier's rotisserie & salad bar
Where to get a healthy lunch buffet for under $15 nett.

Adding to the list of budget-friendly buffets (see my previous posts here and here), Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar now offers a $11.90 (nett) salad bar buffet with an add-on main course for an additional $3 (nett). Located at City Square Mall, the buffet is available on weekdays between 11:30am and 5pm, excluding public holidays.


How Fasting can be both Frugal and Good for Your Health

sign no food or drink
We live at a time and in a place where food is all around us, and more people suffer from obesity than from starvation.

We are now in the Holy Month of Ramadan. During this month, Muslims will fast during daylight hours, starting usually before 6am all the way until about 7:30pm. This is what some refer to as intermittent fasting (IF), which has gained a lot of popularity recently for its health and potential weight loss benefits. I have been practicing IF a few times a week for at least a couple of years now, but I do it at different times, from 7pm all the way until noon the next day (it’s not hard to fast during the hours you’re asleep!). Then once every 2 weeks, I do a complete 30 hour fast, and have nothing but liquids. From my personal experience, though it has not always been easy, IF has been very helpful in terms of health maintenance, frugality, and I would even say, spirituality. Here’s why:


Eat, Sing, and Be Entertained – All for Under $15

kbox karaoke lunch
Feel like a VIP with a buffet and private dining.

Where can you get a buffet, a private room with a plush sofa and big screen TV, free wifi, and free entertainment for less than $15? Did I mention that the buffet also comes with free flow coffee, tea, soft drinks, and ice cream(!), and that you can enjoy up to 4 hours of entertainment? It’s also a great place to go on a date. Adding to the list of other budget-friendly buffets (see my previous posts here and here), here’s where you’ll find this one…


Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is Back

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day is back in Singapore.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is back in Singapore.

To celebrate their 36th year anniversary, Ben & Jerry’s will be giving out free ice cream cones (yes, absolutely free!) at four Singapore scoop shops this coming Tuesday (8th of April) starting at 12pm. This is a global event and includes 742 scoop shops located in 26 countries. This year, participating locations in Singapore include (more…)

A Reason Not to Skip Breakfast – It’s Free!

Get free Egg McMuffins on National Breakfast Day

If you happen to live or work near a McDonalds, they will be giving away more than 100,000 Egg McMuffins tomorrow, 17th March, on National Breakfast Day on a first-come, first-serve basis. All franchises will be giving out 1,000 Egg McMuffins, except for those at KKH Hospital, Yew Tee (including Yew Tee Kiosk), Tampines Interchange Kiosk, Lucky Chinatown, Clementi Avenue 3, Changi Airport T2 Transit and Science Centre Singapore.

The history of National Breakfast Day, a day that celebrates what some believe is “the most important meal”, dates all the way back to…… (more…)