Cheap & good picks (Vol. 2)

If you're on the lookout for cheap and good grub (we always are!), then this guide's for you. Whether you're looking for a darn value-for-money chirashi don, some old school bean curd tarts, or superb laksa pasta, we've got you covered!

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1. Mrs Pho

(Photo: Wen Zhi Chiang)

For $7.90 chicken noodle soup

Think rich, flavourful broth and springy noodles while being temporarily transported to the streets of Vietnam with their fun, comfortable decor. Their generous beef pho might also be one of the best ones around, and at only $8.90! Perfect for dinner with friends.

2. Nasi Lemak Kukus

(Photo: Dixon Chan)

For free-flow rice and sambal

The traditional steamed coconut rice here is tremendously fragrant and is FREE-FLOW with any set or ingredients you choose. The winning combo of the rice with their two lip-smacking sambals (sweet and spicy) is so insanely satisfying, it almost doesn't matter what you get it with.

3. Concetto By Saveur

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For their plated desserts

All their beautifully plated desserts (like this Deconstructed Tiramisu, $9.90) are below $10! It not only looks pretty, it tastes pretty darn good too.

4. Le Cafe Confectionary & Pastry (Middle Road)

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For $1.13 bean curd tart

That's how much each tart costs when you get a box of eight of these silky smooth beauties for $9! Don't bother wondering if you can really finish all eight. They'll be gone in a flash.

5. Tom's Palette

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For their many many discounts

These guys are popular for their innovative flavours (think Salted Egg Yolk and Tau Huay You Tiao), and even more popular for their various student and rainy day discounts!

6. The Diner By The Traveling COW

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For $10 seafood laksa pasta set lunch

Your favourite local dish is given a Western twist, topped with a small mountain of fish cakes, prawns and squid. This lunch set even comes with a drink!

7. Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya (Orchard Central)

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For $18.80 chirashi don lunch set

For $18.80 - along Orchard Road no less - you get a massive portion of cubed sashimi on rice, pickles, salad, appetiser, chawanmushi, miso soup, mochi dessert and free flow green tea! Definitely value for money.

8. Tuk Tuk Cha

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For $10.80 Shibuya toasts

One of the cheapest and best Shibuya toasts around - the toast is so buttery, it lingers on your lips for days (in a good way, of course). Go for their Mango or Coconut ones!