Ah, Orchard Road. Singapore’s glitzy and glamourous retail heaven, Orchard Road’s practically second home to shopaholics around Singapore. Even if you’re not a fan of retail therapy yourself, there were probably some days when you went all out busted your wallet while you were at it. After all that though, you might want to learn how to save money on eating when your wallets already taken a beating. Here’s a tip on how to save money: check out these 6 makan places where you can get a budget bite right at Orchard Road
Ayam Penyet Ria
While Lucky Plaza may have garnered a reputation for being Singapore’s Little Philippines, right in its centre you would be able to find a slice of Indonesia. The fragrant smell drawing you in, Ayam Penyet Ria serves some of the most authentic ayam penyet and Indonesian food you can get in Singapore, all for less than $10! We recommend trying out their signature dish, which is of course ayam penyet. The fried chicken and rice is simple, but exquisite, and the topping of strong sambal adds just the kick you need. Who said learning how to save money had to drab and boring? Those people definitely haven’t checked out the spice at Ayam Penyet Ria
Address: Lucky Plaza, #04-25/26, Singapore 238863
Kim Dae Mun
Korean food in Singapore is relatively easy to find, but really good Korean food is hard. Really good Korean food that doesn’t break the bank is even harder. Trust us, we’ve tried. Kim Dae Mun, just ticks all those boxes, and has earned itself a place in the hearts of Korean food lovers all across Singapore. The best part is, none of the dishes they sell are over $10! Take about getting a taste of Korean that’s really value for money! That’s definitely one way you can put our “how to save you money” tips to the best use possible.
Address: 100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel and Shopping Centre, #02-17/18 Singapore 238840
Chicken rice is the perfect comfort food you need after a long day of walking and spending, but it can be hard to find good, cheap chicken rice in Orchard Road. Fret not, come down to Far East Plaza and check out Hainanese Delicacy! Frequented by everyone from students to office workers, Hainanese Delicacy proves that chicken rice is universally loved by everyone, with the never ending streams of people who go in and out of the store. You can smell the scent of chicken rice wafting down even at the floors below, so follow your instincts and make your stomach ( and wallet ) happy! With cheap chicken rice, you’ll never have to worry about how to save money.
Address: Far East Plaza, #05-116, 14 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228213
Orchard Yong Tau Fu
“What’s a cheap yong tau foo place doing in town?” Well it might seem a bit out-of-place in the modern and glossy environment of Orchard Road, but hey, no one’s complaining. If anything, you could share with friends a tip on how to save money, but telling them about Orchard Yong Tau Fu! They offer a good variety of your favourite Yong Tau Foo ingredients, with a minimum of 7 items going for $4.20. If that isn’t a deal when you’re in town, I don’t know what is. Plus, Yong Tau Foo is healthy, so all the better for you to keep on shopping!
Address: #01-09, Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road
The Flyin’ Bread
Want to know how to save money and want get a taste of some healthy and fresh Indian food? Come down to the 313 Somerset basement and check out The Flying Bread! The Flying Bread is a kiosk selling wraps and various dishes with an Indian flavour, using ingredients like tandoori chicken and yoghurt based sauces! This is a must visit if you’re on the go but you still want a filling meal, because these wraps certainly pack a punch in taste and size.
Address: #B3-43, [email protected], 313 Orchard Road
Craving for Indonesian Food while you are shopping in Orchard Road? Located at the basement in Midpoint Orchard (Opposite 313 Somerset), you will see JTown Cafe at the end in a dimly light setting. A glance at the menu will spot a range of different kind of Bakmi. (Meat Noodle) A personal favourite of mine is the Bakmi Ayam (Chicken Bakmi) where you mix sweet soy and chilli sauce with their handmade wheat noodle.
Address: 220 Orchard road, B1 Midpoint Orchard (Across 313 Somerset)
So there you have it, some tips on how to save money while still filling your stomach with delicious food at Orchard road. Next time you need to take a break and grab some food, head on over to these fantastic finds!