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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!