If there’s anything that Singaporeans can agree on, is that the only thing better than good food is good food at cheap prices! So for the self-declared food connoisseurs on a budget, we’ve got some recommendations for hawker-styled local flavours that are similar to more atas cuisine, but won’t break your bank.
1. Eggs Benedict VS Soft Boiled Eggs
The same jiggly egg whites, with rich yellow runny yolks, on your carb-y favourites.
2. Prawn Linguine VS Hokkien Mee
In fact, Hokkien mee might even be better, with the unique concentrated flavour and aroma of “Wok Hei”.
3. Americano VS Kopi-O
One as full bodied, intense and bold as the other; the only difference? The pleasure of lounging on red plastic chairs and immersing yourself in kopitiam culture, at one fifth the price.
4. Schlachteplatte (Butcher’s Platter) VS Kay Lee Roasted Meat 3 Combi Platter
For the carnivores, you know finding good cheap meat platters is as easy as finding a unicorn in the wild. But you can eat your fill of quality roast meats from Kay Lee Meats at half the price.
5. French Pastries VS Dim Sum
Baked, fried or steamed goodness in bite sizes, all in one basket. I’m definitely not complaining.
6. Yakitori VS Satay
Admit it, we have all wished before that we could just drink the peanut sauce, if the calories would magically disappear the next morning.
7. Calzone VS Murtabak
Crispy, pan-fried dough stuffed with meaty, saucy goodness. And a bonus bowl of curry on the side
8. Duck Confit VS Duck Rice
There’s one motto that Asians live by: if it ain’t rice, it ain’t nice. The bed of rice just makes the braised or roasted duck meat smeared in its rich dark flavourful sauces so much better.
9. Risotto VS Congee
A bowl of congee never fails to bring back warm memories of your mother’s home cooked meals.
So instead of travelling to an ulu cafe, we got you covered this weekend! Enjoy your “risotto” in the comfort of your own home.