10 "atas" foods you can find in Singapore’s hawker centres

Restaurant-worthy options aplenty at your neighbourhood kopitiam

10 atas foods you can find in Singapore’s hawker centres
10 atas foods you can find in Singapore’s hawker centres
15 Feb 2018

10 atas foods you can find in Singapore’s hawker centres

Singapore is a unique country -- there’s probably nowhere else in the world where you can find both mouthwatering hawker eats under $2 and more atas options like a donburi bowl or British roast in the same setting. And so if you’d like to treat yo self without spending a bomb, here are 10 restaurant-worthy dishes that have found their way to the heartlands.

Fusion donburi
Fusion donburi
15 Feb 2018

Fusion donburi

Japanese rice bowls don’t have to cost an arm or leg. Located at a coffee shop along Foch Road, fusion donburi stall Don.档 serves up a mean bowl at wallet-friendly prices. By the way, all their meats are prepared the sous vide way for perfectly-cooked goodness. Popular options include the Wagyu Beef Don ($12.90) and Mentaiko Salmon Don ($9.90).

Location: Don.档, 30 Foch Road, #01-02, Singapore 209276

Photo: Facebook/Don.档

Japanese ramen
Japanese ramen
15 Feb 2018

Japanese ramen

When you’re not in the mood for overpriced noodles, head on down to Buta Kin -- the ramen stall at Beauty World Food Centre will satisfy your cravings for way less. Yep, the Tonkotsu Original Ramen only goes for $5 a pop! For those with a larger appetite, go for the Special Tonkotsu Ramen ($6.90) -- it comes with more grilled charshu, seaweed and a half-boiled egg.

Location: Buta Kin, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-28, Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177

Photo: Buta Kin

Singapore-style ramen
Singapore-style ramen
15 Feb 2018

Singapore-style ramen

Wh-what? Singapore-style ramen? Yep, Michelin Bib Gourmand listed-stall A Noodle Story is redefining the dish with a local touch. Every serving ($7/$9) comes topped with an appetising combination of crispy noodle prawn tempura, pork belly, wanton and half-boiled egg. Tip: Head down earlier to skip the snaking queues.

Location: A Noodle Story, #01-39 Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069111

Photo: Burpple

Gourmet hamburgers
Gourmet hamburgers
15 Feb 2018

Gourmet hamburgers

Handcrafted gourmet burgers for $5? Shiok! Located at the old school Beauty World Food Centre, burger stall Hambaobao is giving other establishments a run for their money with their value-for-money offerings, with options like Classic Beef, Crispy Pork Belly and Ayam Buah Keluak. Add $1 for Fairy Fries -- a wicked version of thinly-sliced potato wedges to go with your burger.

Location: Hambaobao, 144 Upper Bukit Timah, #04-49 Beauty World Food Centre, Singapore 588177

Photo: Burpple

Wagyu beef grain bowls
Wagyu beef grain bowls
15 Feb 2018

Wagyu beef grain bowls

Otherwise known as atas cai fan. Create your own bowl from a range of proteins, charred greens and sauces, or go for popular signature bowls like the Griddled Wagyu Beef with Asian Black Pepper Sauce. Priced at $6.50, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t stop whatever you’re doing and head over now.

Location: Tasty Street, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

Photo: Tasty Street

Korean army stew
Korean army stew
15 Feb 2018

Korean army stew

While this doesn’t exactly count as fine dining, fans of Korean army stew will know how pricey this sweater weather go-to can be. At Seoul Shiok, however, an army stew for two to three friends go for $24.90 -- almost half the price you’d pay at a typical restaurant! And for a mere $5 more, you get a generous serving of cheese to go along with it.

Location: Seoul Shiok, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre

Photo: Instagram/@fengeatsworld

German pork knuckle
German pork knuckle
15 Feb 2018

German pork knuckle

Sink your teeth into its crispy skin at Otto Berlin Haus, a German cuisine stall in Toa Payoh with a family-friendly atmosphere. A whole pork knuckle is priced at an affordable $23, and they have a variety of German beers on tap as well -- talk about an ideal weekend dinner venue for the fam bam.

Location: Otto Berlin Haus, 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, #01-01, Singapore 310211

 Photo: Facebook/Otto Berlin Haus

Smoked meats
Smoked meats
15 Feb 2018

Smoked meats

Hipster hawker stall Urban Smokeshack offers tasty smoked meats with a local twist -- think chicken thighs smoked in applewood, served with lemongrass rice and buah keluak sauce ($6), And in case you’re wondering, the meats are smoked for hours before they are ready to be served.

Location: Urban Smokeshack, 348 Bedok Road, #02-19, Singapore 469560

Photo: Instagram/@joy_joy11

British Sunday roast
British Sunday roast
15 Feb 2018

British Sunday roast

The brainchild of a father-son duo, the aptly-named Lad & Dad serves up British comfort food at affordable prices. Favourites include the legit Beef Stew With Yorkshire Pudding ($10) and Bangers And Mash ($8) -- expect long queues at its Maxwell Food Centre stall.

Location: Lad & Dad, Maxwell Food Centre Stall 79, 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184

Photo: Facebook/Lad & Dad

 

Hipster kopi
Hipster kopi
15 Feb 2018

Hipster kopi

Mention unconventional, handcrafted beverages such as Hojicha Tea Latte or Butter Pecan Latte and one will undoubtedly think of hipster cafe joints. However, these are concoctions by Coffee Break, an old-school-turned-hipster stall at Amoy Street Food Centre. And if the humble kaya toast is too mainstream for you, do give their Black Sesame or Earl Grey Creme Toast a shot.

Location: Coffee Break, Amoy Street Food Centre, 7 Maxwell Road, #02-78 Singapore 069111

Photo: Facebook/Coffee Break

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