SG Cheap & Good Eats ($10 & Below / Pax)

SG Cheap & Good Eats ($10 & Below / Pax)

Cheap & good food finds (Mostly from hawker centres, food courts or coffeeshops) in Singapore.
Jonathan Lim
Jonathan Lim

The rich buttery flavours of the squid complemented the noodles really well. The noodles itself was cooked just nice, with a good noodle-to-gravy ratio, and portions were generous too! Another highlight was their sweet and spicy sambal chilli.

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Noodles are springy, vinegar and chilli sauce mix is very well-balanced, pork slices are tender, and the mushrooms add that extra umami punch! The soup that comes with it is also very flavourful! Highly recommended!

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Had their Salted Egg Chicken Rice for dinner recently, and it was good! The chicken came nicely coated with a generous amount of thick and creamy salted egg sauce that was well-balanced without being jelak (perhaps the few pieces of keropok helped cut out some of those richness too). Will definitely be back again for this! Read that the owners here used to be from the famous Taste Good a few stalls down, but it does not really matter to me as the food is more important! Haha!

Decided to have the kway chap here for breakfast recently after walking past this stall so many times on my way to work. The kway chap was pretty good overall - the kway was not clumpy, and the soup had a clean herbaceous taste! As for the ingredients, they were tasty and parts like the intestines were thoroughly cleaned so there’s no smell! They are actually famous for their duck rice, so will try that next time!

Being a huge lover of Lor Mee, I have always wanted to check out the reputable Feng Zhen Lor Mee, and I finally did so recently at their newest outlet in Yishun! This outlet serves 2 kinds of Lor Mee - Traditional Lor Mee ($4/6) and Fish Lor Mee ($6/8). The most important component in any bowl of Lor Mee is the gravy, and this one here is deliciously well-balanced without being too overly thick or diluted. I personally prefer the Traditional Lor Mee, as there’s more of a variety in terms of ingredients (love their homemade pork meatballs especially!) as compared to the Fish Lor Mee. All in all, Lor Mee lovers should definitely check them out!

Koo Kee has recently opened their latest outlet at NEX. Here’s what we tried here:

~Laksa Yong Tow Foo w/ Chee Cheong Fun ($7.50)
~Thai & Hong Kong Style Fried Beancurd ($4.50 each)
~Koo Kee Set Meal ($7.50)
~Hot Plate Spicy Mee Tai Mak ($6.50)
~Signature Ginseng Chicken Soup ($7.50)

The food items were all pretty yummy in general, and the Laksa Yong Tow Foo w/ Chee Cheong Fun (love the thick and rich gravy!) and Signature Ginseng Chicken Soup (very nourishing!) are my favourites! The food items were all pretty yummy in general, and the Laksa Yong Tow Foo w/ Chee Cheong Fun (love the thick and rich gravy!) and Signature Ginseng Chicken Soup (very nourishing!) are my favourites! Love the Fried Beancurd too, especially the Thai Style one!

PROMO: There is currently an ongoing promo at their nex outlet where the Koo Kee Set Meal + 1 drink is only at $8.80 (U.P $9.50)

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Visited Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh’s BreadTalk IHQ Food Republic outlet with my friend for lunch recently:

~Herbal Bak Kut Teh Soup ($7.90 / $13.80)
~Sliced Pork Fried Porridge ($6.90)
~Feng Xiang Pork Cutlet ($7.90)
~Fried Large Intestines ($6.90)

Their BKT is the KL Klang style, with a nice herbalicious broth. It comes with ingredients like pork ribs, tau pok, pig’s stomach, fried beancurd skin and lettuce. I also recommend ordering a bowl of you tiao to dip in the broth - shiok! Their Sliced Pork Fried Porridge is even yummier! It’s so flavourful and full of wok hei! Each bite is a flavour bomb! The 2 side dishes were pretty good too, complementing the main dishes well!

✨ Overall Rating: 3.6/5
🏷 Feng Xiang Bak Kut Teh
📍 #01-04, BreadTalk IHQ, 30 Tai Seng St, Singapore 534013
⏰ Mon-Fri: 10.30am to 8pm, Sat-Sun: 9am to 8pm

Actually came here for the famous XO fish head bee hoon but it was closed on Mondays (damn you, Google!), but that’s ok as my dinner was still decent in the end from this western stall in the same coffeeshop.

The chicken was nicely deep-fried, and not too greasy. Each piece was crispy, juicy and well-seasoned. It also came with 3 sides of coleslaw, baked beans and fries, which all tasted alright, nothing too special. But the fried chicken is really not bad, and I will visit again if I’m in the area next time.

Had a pretty good Half Spring Chicken Meal here recently. The chicken is nicely fried, well-seasoned and juicy! You also get to choose 2 sides as well, and the portions were generous too! Quite value for money I would say! They also have plenty of other Western favourites on their menu, which I’ll return to try next time!

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Tian Jin Fong Kee had been on my list to try for quite awhile, and I finally checked it off recently. The fried dumplings were crispy on the outside and not super oily, with a good ratio of meat and chives stuffed inside. There’s also a nice burst of piping hot broth as you bite into these dumplings!

This Dragon Rib Soup is delicious! Meats are chunky and fall-off-the-bone tender, while retaining a nice bite! The soup is well-balanced too; the peppery notes are not too overpowering! If you find this a little pricey, they also offer the usual Bak Kut Teh at $6.50, as well as other dishes like Braised Pig Trotters ($6.50), Pig Liver Soup ($5.50) and more.

Having read about this fried chicken joint opened by an Ex-SBS bus driver, and it’s numerous good reviews, i decided to head down to try it myself! I ordered the 3 Pcs meal, which consist of 3 parts of chicken (drumstick, wing & breast), fries and coleslaw. I must say that the reviews are all accurate, the chicken is really yummy - so crispy, well seasoned (with fragrant spices) and very juicy! It has that homely taste too! Will definitely be back again if I’m craving for a sinful meal!

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