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17.2.16

Singapore bites - 5 budget spots for the busy tourist

Kotobuki, Raffles one place, Singapore

Being one of the countries with lowest alcohol consumption on Earth, Singapore is not a cheap place when it comes to wining and dining. That does not make it impossible to find nice stuff at a reasonable price, but really... We are coming from Spain so I guess that maybe that is one of the reasons why gourmet is not really a priority during the vacation time. We favor seeing more rather than spending a reasonable amount of time and money on food.

As busy tourists exploring the city, here come our top 5...

5) Hawkers - Satay by the Bay or any other advised by your hotel
We had nice breakfast at the hotel everyday, so lunch always turned into a nice snack and a cool drink. Here we picked some lime juice - my absolute favourite in the city - and skip the meat. Still, judging by the packed tables with locals and shared food, it seems quite a good spot for a laid back lunch.

satay by the bay Singapore

4) The Coffee Bean and the Tea Leaf [WEB]
A classic of SE Asia - I still remember that salmon scramble I had for breakfast in Brunei - some spots serve all day breakfast but overall, you can always find fresh wraps and sandwiches (like this salmon one that became a favourite) all over the city. So for less than 10€ you get a coffee, a wrap and a shared cake.

the coffee bean and the tea leaf Singapore

3) Piedra Negra - Haiji Lane [WEB]
The coolest street in the city wouldn't be so cool without this Mexican restaurant that makes cool mojitos and guacamole ON THE SPOT - the guy comes out and mashes the avocado right there. Perfect place after shopping down Singapore's version of Harajuku Cat Street in Tokyo.
Piedra Negra, Haiji Lane, Singapore

2) Renn Thai - Clarke Quay [WEB]
We picked this place in NYE as it is a family tradition to end the year with some Thai stuff. Any of the many places in the area will probably work just as fine. But I just love the pineapple rice...
Renn Thai, Clarke Quay, Singapore


1) Kotobuki - Raffles One Place, Anson Road or any other [WEB]
My face says it all. If you know what to order (we picked salmon roll, gyoza, tamagoyaki and goya champuru - okinawan style vegetable stir fry) and it was the yummiest - or maybe the place where I went to in hungriest state... No better sauce than hunger, my mum always said (see picture at the top).
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