Category: Cheap Eats

Would You Dumpster Dive in Singapore?

wet market waste
Food waste at the wet market on the eve of Chinese New Year.

So. Much. Waste. According to the NEA, food waste makes up approximately 10% of the total waste in Singapore. Around Chinese New Year, with all the reunions and celebrations centered around food and the dinner table, I would imagine that this rate goes up. We’re indeed privileged to live in a society in which food, for the most part, is plentiful and its abundance can often be taken for granted. (more…)

Cheap Salad Bar Buffet at Shallots

an affordable salad bar buffet

It always bothered me that a decent satisfying salad with quality fixings would typically cost much more than a sandwich or burger. There are some salad shops in Singapore that are well-priced. But many will just fill your plate with mostly lettuce, and skimp on the toppings. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for an affordable salad bar buffet where I get to choose what I put in my salad. (more…)

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 article attempts to aggregates all the cheap, value-for-money buffets I’ve tried. They are all around $15 or less. I’ve written about most of them in previous articles. So here, I’ll just provide information on their location and their lowest buffet price along with any other restrictions. Please note that prices stated do not apply on Public Holidays and the eves of Public Holidays. (more…)

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. (more…)