Category: Cheap Eats

Where to Find a Meal for Under $1

Want to know which hawkers keep prices low despite rising costs? Now there’s an easy way to search for them.

Ever wanted to know which places offer the cheapest Chicken Rice, Wanton Mee, or Laksa? Now you can easily find your nearest budget hawker dishes with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) pilot online directory. The ministry database includes food items and prices from 103 hawker centres from the second quarter of this year. (more…)

Cheap Salad Bar Buffets that Serve More than Just Salad

These salad bar buffets cost nearly as much as a single order of salad from a traditional salad shop or restaurant.

I’ve previously covered Javier’s Rotisserie & Salad Bar and Earle Swensen’s Salad Bar buffets in earlier posts, but just to recap, you can get a main plus their unlimited salad bars starting at $14.90 nett (Javier’s) and $15.50++ (Earle Swensen’s) as part of their promotional weekday set lunches. Their salad buffet alone costs $11.90 nett (Javier’s on weekdays only) and $15.90++ (Earle Swensen’s daily usual pirce). Recently, two additional salad bar buffets opened near my home. Not only do they have more variety than Javier’s and Earle Swensen’s, but they are offering incredibly affordable opening deals. (more…)

SG50 Freebies & Discounts for Seniors 50 and Above

SG50 senior
Dining, entertainment, wellness, and staycation discounts for seniors.

Around this time of year when Singapore celebrates her birthday, many restaurants and retailers also give discounts to those who were born in the same year and are the same age as our nation. Since this is a golden jubilee year, the discounts are even more substantial. And they have been extended to all seniors age 50 and above (with some terms and conditions). So if you’re a senior, you’re in for some awesome treats! (more…)

Save 50% when Dining Off-Peak

Just how much can you save if you wait an hour to take your lunch? How about 50%?

Just like you’re incentivised to travel at off-peak hours, you can get discounts (as much as 50% off!) from many restaurants to dine at off-peak hours through a new reservation platform called Eatigo. Their motto is “connecting empty stomachs with empty tables”. They currently have more than 100 partner restaurants and their database is growing. Here are some other nice features about this new reservation platform: (more…)

Why Now is the Best Time to Visit Hotpot Culture

The least expensive buffet in Singapore.

It’s been a couple months since the rat incident at Hotpot Culture, and despite NEA lifting its suspension last month and the restaurant lowering its daily lunch porridge buffet to just $6.80++ ($8 nett), the crowds have not yet returned…. But I think this is the best time to visit the restaurant. Here are 5 reasons why: (more…)