Tasty Casual Bites

Tasty Casual Bites

Featuring Sarnies (Telok Ayer), Common Man Coffee Roasters (Martin Road), Alter Ego (Esplanade Mall), The Guild, Otoko Ramen (Alexandra Central), Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House (Ann Siang Road), Aloha Poké (Westgate), Soi Thai Kitchen (Jurong West), Saybons (Downtown Gallery), Grand jeté izakaya
Lulu’s Hungry
Lulu’s Hungry

Such a discovery! really enjoyed their nasi sets as well as the satay. Super big portions for less than S$10 makes for a great, filling lunch.

YES THAT’S A CHICKEN FOOT! Yesterday I may have eaten fried chicken for lunch AND dinner.

The salted egg friend chicken (S$ 30) at The Guild is something I’ll be raving about for quite some time. It’s a dish that embodies the concept of comfort food for it’s fried, it’s salty, it’s crispy, it’s tender and it’s a damn big portion too!

It comes with no side, and you can pair it with a fresh greens salad or other lighter items of the vegetables menu.

The Guild is a cozy gastro pub on the buzzing Kaong Saik Road. It’s the brainchild of beloved independent craft brewers Young Masters, hailing from Hong Kong.

Chef Vincent Lauria focuses on homemade comfort food, made with locally sourced high quality ingredients.

The Mac & Cheese ($S 21) is TO DIE for. Creamy, gooey, dreamy. Topped with scallion and a bright orange yolk, it’s the ultimate #foodporn

This set meal is pretty huge and may not be ideal for work lunch break if you want to avoid napping and snoring at your desk while trying to get over the #foodcoma.

The pork cutlet is lightly breaded and fried to perfect crispiness without being oily. The meat is cooked through but stays juicy and tender.

Comes with three fat slabs of salmon sashimi, chawanmushi, miso soup and a side of sesame dressed shredded cabbage.

For S$ 25, it’s quite a deal!

Big portion sets at this join in Aperia Mall. The chirashi bowl comes filled with many different types of cubed sashimi, salad and miso soup for S$22.

Makes for a good lunch if you’re in the area!

Today I made my way downtown and had lunch at Saybon. Perfect spot for a light, healthy and quick lunch break if you work in the area. By quick I mean I was literally in and out in 15 min lol.

The eggs of the Nordic Set (S$10) were scrambled to perfect fluffiness, loved them on top of the garlicky butter bread and accompanied with the lightly cured smoked salmon.

Was craving for something fresh and healthy yesterday and found Aloha Poke at Westgate mall.

This place serves up customizable poke bowls and pokerritos (a poke wrap that has nothing to do with a burrito). Prices around the S$16-18 mark.

You can choose between several different types of marinated and seasoned fish, from traditional flavors to more experimental ones. My favorite was the mentaiko salmon.

Both poke bowls and pokerritos come with liberal amounts of pineapple.

Aloha Poke has several outlets around the city, lookin forward to my next visit!

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So... We went to IKEA to explore some furniture options and as we browsed through the isles of perfect homes decorated with mediocre soulless furnishings we got hungry.

We were pushed to find shelter and nourishing outside as the whole of Singapore seems to to think lining up for self-service food from IKEA is an exciting, exotic way to spend a Friday night.

We therefore stumbled across Otoko Ramen, a little Japanese restaurant right around the corner from the Swedish megastore.

Service was incredibly keen. They came with a bowl of six complimentary hard boiled eggs which make for a great snack before digging into their 20 hour brewed tonkotsu broth full of collagen and fat from the pork bones.

The broth is of the right thickness for my taste. I wish we could have customized the thickness and hardness of the noodles, but overall it’s such a better option than IKEA cardboard meatballs!

We also had a small salmon chirashi bowl and some edamame. Prices are decent.

This place is a great option if you find yourself swamped and need a short break from the little demon kids that bump around, crawl and yell all over the place in IKEA.

After all the crazy hawker foods, last night I finally had an excellent smoked salmon salad (S$17) at Sarnies.

I find this little joint super cool and well priced, with a great outdoor patio and friendly service. Decent bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for S$40.

Will be back again when the health monster strikes again...

Little Thai food gem, for S$46 two of us enjoyed belly-fulls of food.

Especially loved their signature yellow seafood curry, made from scratch, and the mango sticky rice with liberal amounts of sweet and savory coconut milk on top. The Thai milk tea is perfect too, not too sweet.

Worth coming to if you’re in the area, or a short trek from neighboring areas.


The Legendary Rendang Grilled Cheese (S$ 16++) at Alter Ego delivers on its name.

The rendang features distinct spicy and citrusy notes of galangal and lemongrass, which perfectly counterbalance the gooey fattiness of the abundant gruyère and taleggio cheese. All in between perfectly buttered slices of bread.

A handful of homemade achar, spicy pickles typical of Singapore, is served on the side, helping to cut through the fattiness of the massive sandwich with its acidity.

They top it all up with hefty milkshakes and S$5 craft beers all day, your only worry will be unbuckling your belt on your way home


The Cubanos Sandwich with slow roasted pork and a delicious concoction of jalapeños, gherkin and raisin chutney with oozy provolone cheese is out of this world good - and rightfully so at S$ 24++

May be confusing for the purists of cubano sandwiches (and a know a few Cali cubano snobs) as it has little to do in shape and ingredients with the original but who are they to judge when something is so freaking tasty?


Asia based for 6 years, currently eating my way through Singapore. IG: @lulus_hungry

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