Yep, we have all been there, when we are in a rush, where we feel it’s easy to stay with what is familiar even if it is brutally expensive. And, the truth is that there are plenty of hidden cheap eats places around Singapore to avail of the greatest foodie experience without burning a hole in your pocket. Luckily, we’ve located 18 of the most indulgent cheap eats in Singapore.
1. Kim Dae Mun
This gem of a place caters authentic Korean food at a surprisingly low cost. Think huge portions of kimchi pork soup for $8.50, egg rolls for $3, garlic and chive pancakes for just $4.50, platters of tender sliced beef for $9 and plenty more. Definitely, you’ll be satisfied and won’t go over your budget.
📍100 Orchard Rd, #01-03D Concorde Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840
2. Ah Lock & Co
Once started as a hawker stall at Yishun Park, it has expanded its business to the CBD. Think traditional comfort food with a twist. Opt for either a Hakka rice bowl starting at $7.80, or the yummy selection of Min Jiang Kuehs, stuffed with fillings, for just $1.60. Flavours include green tea red bean, plain peanut, charcoal coconut, to name a few.
📍 7 Wallich St, #B2 – 22 / 23 / 24, Singapore 078884
Build your own pasta dishes from just $9.90 at this snug Italian eatery. Some crowd-pleaser toppings include spicy beef sausage, chicken breast, sauteed prawns, black muscles, to name a few. Certainly, the indulgence you need at a low-cost.
📍28 Aliwal St, #01-07, Singapore 19991
For all the vegans seeking a cheap meal…this is your spot. Wolf into delicious plant-based burgers from just $11.90, paired with sides like chicken tenders, cheesy fries and creamy garlic fries.
📍44 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419502
Get a decadent meal for below $14 at this spot. These OTT bagel sandwiches start at $7.50 and taste like bliss. Think bagels such as bacon, eggs, cheese and ketchup or salmon, cheese and red onion squashed into a bun of choice to fill your belly for the day. Indeed, one of the most affordable eateries in Singapore.
📍 Various Locations
6. Maxwell Food Centre
This famous hawker centre in Chinatown sells iconic street food starting at $1. Indulge on your favourite foods under one roof, from Tian Tian’s chicken fried rice, bowls of laksa from Old Nyonya, creamy fish soup from Jin Hua, Ramen Taisho’s Japanese noodles, sweet treats such as Tapioca cake, the list is endless. Certainly, you’ll be well fed for the day.
📍 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184
Located in Alexandra Village Food Centre, this stall serves $2 fluffy soufflé pancakes. Indeed, devour top-notch creamy soufflé pancakes without having to pay $16 at a restaurant. Pick between sauces, from chocolate to strawberry to maple syrup, and for further indulgence, add ice cream for just $2 extra. Plus, these irresistible pancakes are the cheap eats you need this weekend.
📍 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-79, Singapore 150120
Indulge on a range of cheap temptations from $8 here. Think golden crisp veggie mandu and spicy Sichuan dumplings along with noodles like braised pork and miso mushroom. Equally, the portion sizes are generous.
📍86 Circular Rd, Singapore 049438
9. Soi Aroy
This 5-star Thai restaurant chain serves scrumptious food that is budget-friendly. Most of their dishes will cost below $10, and they are extremely generous with portions. Think Northern Thai pork ribs for $7, savoury spicy meat salads at $5.50, basil pork with rice for just $6.80 and one of our favourites the Tom Yung Gung dish which includes prawns, mushrooms, egg, vegetables, noodles submerged in a collagen soup base, will set you back just $7. Undoubtedly, the greatest food experience at this cheap eats place.
📍 1 Rochor Canal Rd, #02-08, Singapore 188504
10. Pizza Boy
Who doesn’t love pizza? And with some awesome deals at this Halal-certified pizza joint, you can’t go wrong. Opt for the super value meal at $7.50 which includes either a delicious quesadilla and drink, mac and cheese fries paired with a drink or else a 6 inch pizza, fries and a drink, just to name a few. Delight in 6-inch super pizzas from $4.50, from mighty meat to ultimate cheesy garlic chicken to spicy beef, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
11. Wolf Burgers
Wolf into a mouth-watering value-for-money gourmet burger at this place. Burgers will cost you between $7.90 and $13.90, while extras such as sweet potato fries will set you back $5.50 and a generous portion of chunky thick fries costs just $4.50. Grab a friend, and head down to avail of the WOLF Pack for two, where you get 2 burgers of choice, two sides and two sodas for a whopping $19.90.
📍 Various Locations
Hit up some Hawker stalls for some of the cheapest and appetising meals in Singapore. Treat yourself to a large plate of wanton noodles or braised pork noodles for just $4.50 or wanton soup and crispy fried wantons at $3.50, just to name a few options. The portion sizes are kind considering the dirt cheap value of food. Certainly, one of the greatest cheap eats in Singapore.
📍 2 Lor Lew Lian, Block 2, Singapore 531002
13. Sungei Road Laksa
Another hawker stall where you can chow down on the most rich and textured Laksa in Singapore. Pay $3, grab a spoon, and slurp on a traditional Katong Laksa, topped with cockles, green leaves and sauces. Customers even claim this spot caters the ‘best Laksa in the world’. But you’ll have to figure that one out for yourself. If you’re feeling extra hungry, purchase a second guilt-free bowl. Come on, it’s only $3, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that.
📍 27 Jln Berseh, #01-100, Singapore 200027
14. Mr Baguette
This delicious hawker stall serves delightful baked goods at a low price. From Hawaiian pizza bread for just $3,50 to garlic cheese bread at $1.50. This spot is quite the bargain. Specifically, dessert lovers will enjoy the mini baguette buns with over 10 diverse lava flavours. Think Red Velvet Lava, Hazelnut and Chocolate, to name a few. Get a box of 6 for just $11.
📍 505 Beach Rd, #B1-51, Singapore 199583
15. El Cocinero
Have an indulgent Mexican affair at this 5-star spot with dishes like tacos ranging from $7 to $10. Other menu highlights include generous pork pastor quesadillas and meat-free tacos. Indeed, a bargain for the portion sizes in Singapore.
📍275 Thomson Rd, #01-45, Singapore 307645
16. Tian Tian
This hawker stall mostly caters delicious chicken rice dishes. Think steamed Hainanese chicken rice dishes topped with chili sauces from $3.50. Certainly, one of the cheapest stalls in Maxwell Food Centre.
📍1 Kadayanallur St, #01-10/11, Singapore 069184
This delightful Japanese A5 Wagyu Hamburg steak shop caters some dishes at an affordable value. Particularly, customers love the belly-filling wagyu toasties starting from $11 and served with French fries. Think egg omelet, juicy steak, baked ham and cheddar cheese, to name a few ingredient choices.
📍1 Raffles Place, #01-01, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall, Singapore 048616
18. The Original Pisang Keju
Order a box of instagrammable Goreng Pisangs, covered in cheese and sweet toppings from $6. Topping highlights include chocolate rice, salted caramel and banana fritters, to name a few.