The people of Lion City love to eat outside and that unites the entire multicultural population under one roof, be it Malay, Chinese or Indian cuisine.
This is the reason Singapore is fondly known as food nation, where restaurants are opened round the clock, with people gathering to savour the most delicious Asian cuisine.
Though this state has a host of expensive gourmet cuisines prepared by world famous chefs, there is also a vibrant food culture of the island available at affordable prices at nearest cafes or restaurants that do not put a hole in your pocket.
Here is a list of six popular restaurants in Singapore that satiate your tummy without hurting your wallet.
The best thing about Lola's cafe is that the food is available at most affordable price starting from S$3, which serves brunch from 10 am to 3 pm. The specialty of this cafe is that this is one of the fuss-free little neighborhood cafes, which doesn't change its GST or service tax.
The day can be started off by having Avocado eggs Benedict and you can wind up your dinner at midnight with some soothing music in the background.
Speciality served: Cakes, coffee, and tea
Nana Thai is an authentic Thai eatery at an affordable price, right from one's favourite chicken curry or Pad Thai and tom yum to green mango salad, which is available from S$5.
This restaurant at the Golden Mile Complex is known for its simplicity but serves delicious food to the foodies. For those who are interested to venture into a 'little Bangkok' in Singapore, this restaurant is the right place.
Speciality served: Pad Thai
Local sushi chain Maki-san restaurant is popular for its Japanese eatery, where the chain is known for making its Maki sushi rolls, stuffed with all kinds of delightful ingredients as well as Naki Lemak which is a delicious treat to the taste buds.
It is rolled out especially for Ramadan season where it is filled with shredded cucumber, boiled egg starting from S$6.
Speciality served: fusion, sushi
Swee Choon Dim Sum
Swee Choon Dim Sum is one of the oldest restaurants in Singapore which is known for its variety of dishes. It offers best Chinese cuisine on the island serving the fascinating collection of dishes, right from delectable soups to steamed Dim Sim .
They provide the air-conditioned environment as well as outdoor dining, to make sure foodies are comfortable. The restaurant never compromise on the quality of the food as they chose from one of the finest herbs and ingredients they can get from with price ranging from S$2.
Speciality served: Dim Sim
Food for thought
Food for thought at the gardens is inspired by Singapore Botanic gardens whose aim is to connect people with nature, situated in the oldest and most significant garden of the city-state. The restaurant is a 250 seater eco-conscious restaurant featuring upcycled milk tin lamps and full height glass walls to encourage community bonding.
The restaurant offers western cuisine, that includes slow-roasted pulled pork burger, banana & walnut pancakes etc ranging from S$2 to S$10.
Speciality served: Local food
La Petite Cuisine
La Petite Cuisine is a French restaurant in Singapore which has been around for over 10 years, where they are trying to change the impression of French food in the minds of Singaporeans. This little restaurant serves the visitors with unpretentious French food namely Hokkaido large scallops, Foi Gras Pan fried etc that starts from S$ 20.
Speciality served: Pasta