Hungry? There you (ought to) go.

Don’t let that luminous green in the curry scare you because we polished off these plates of Thai food really quickly. An easy and flavourful meal for a very low price. You get to wash it down with uncle-level Heinekens and a quaint small bucket of ice chips. Best find out where they’re moving to, since Rochor Centre’s closing down by 2016.
Thai CuisineRochor Centre1 Rochor Road View Larger

Don’t let that luminous green in the curry scare you because we polished off these plates of Thai food really quickly. An easy and flavourful meal for a very low price. You get to wash it down with uncle-level Heinekens and a quaint small bucket of ice chips. Best find out where they’re moving to, since Rochor Centre’s closing down by 2016.

Thai Cuisine
Rochor Centre
1 Rochor Road


Hanare is the cheaper sister shop to the “what, there’s a waiting list of six months” ever-popular Teppei. What Hanare is probably good at, is having homecooked fare (if homecooked fare meant brilliant chunks of bara sashimi over steaming Japanese rice).
Though the raw fish portions were generous, I ended up having a difficult time eating because it was just too much. I’m sure that’s a happy problem for many people.
Hanare Japanese99B Tanjong Pagar Road View Larger

Hanare is the cheaper sister shop to the “what, there’s a waiting list of six months” ever-popular Teppei. What Hanare is probably good at, is having homecooked fare (if homecooked fare meant brilliant chunks of bara sashimi over steaming Japanese rice).

Though the raw fish portions were generous, I ended up having a difficult time eating because it was just too much. I’m sure that’s a happy problem for many people.

Hanare Japanese
99B Tanjong Pagar Road


The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.
Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.
Mrs Pho349 Beach Road View Larger

The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.

Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.

Mrs Pho
349 Beach Road


When I was younger, I’d have piano and art classes to attend on weekends. While I understood the beauty of music, I just couldn’t do well in the endless exams. After I happen to leave some lessons demoralised, I’d pop by this drinks stall to ask for a packet of Bird’s Nest drink. Of course, it’s not the actual thing, but as a kid, this sure kept me going. This couple’s smiles and their prices have never changed since 1999 - 30 cents for a small cup, 50 cents for a large one.
Sun Kee DrinksBlk 209 Hougang St 21#01-65Closed Mondays View Larger

When I was younger, I’d have piano and art classes to attend on weekends. While I understood the beauty of music, I just couldn’t do well in the endless exams. After I happen to leave some lessons demoralised, I’d pop by this drinks stall to ask for a packet of Bird’s Nest drink. Of course, it’s not the actual thing, but as a kid, this sure kept me going. This couple’s smiles and their prices have never changed since 1999 - 30 cents for a small cup, 50 cents for a large one.

Sun Kee Drinks
Blk 209 Hougang St 21
#01-65
Closed Mondays


This little island is saturated soggy with cafes everywhere. Maybe that’s why I’ve stayed away from the usual overpriced eggs and opted for actual dinners at my usual haunts. But today, I bring you a new-ish cafe: Rouse on Dunlop Street. 
What they’ve got that other new cafes don’t: food that is worth the money. Our chicken pesto toast, quinoa quake, crab patties and red snappies (pan fried red snapper with baby potatoes) went really well with the bold flavour of the coffees we had.
Rouse36 Dunlop StreetClosed Tuesdays

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This little island is saturated soggy with cafes everywhere. Maybe that’s why I’ve stayed away from the usual overpriced eggs and opted for actual dinners at my usual haunts. But today, I bring you a new-ish cafe: Rouse on Dunlop Street. 

What they’ve got that other new cafes don’t: food that is worth the money. Our chicken pesto toast, quinoa quake, crab patties and red snappies (pan fried red snapper with baby potatoes) went really well with the bold flavour of the coffees we had.

Rouse
36 Dunlop Street
Closed Tuesdays