Delicious And Affordable Dishes From Themed Eateries In Singapore

Did you know edible helium balloons ever existed in Singapore? Well, it does! It exists along with other unique dishes offered at themed restaurants and cafes. Themed eateries usually go above and beyond the average dining experience.

If you are looking for something that steps outside of the box, keep your self entertained at these four establishments:


In most situations, we bring more importance to the first and recent thing that we encountered. This is called the Primacy and Recency Effect. Let us pump up the accelerator on the Primacy Effect as we dive into a pioneering cafe, which showcased a massive collection of board games in Singapore. This cafe is none other than the Settler’s Cafe.

Settler’s Cafe has a collection spanning across its 14 years of existence. From trendy games such as the Game of Thrones Monopoly to the classic games such as Cluedo, you can always find something to suit your preferences.

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What’s more? You can enjoy an hour of competitive game without having to break the bank! Go for the Chicken Chop (about S$9.90) or the Dory Pasta Spaghetti (about S$10.90).

Location: 39 North Canal Road, Singapore 059295


As a certified television enthusiast, there are some shows that I can watch over and over again. One of my all-time favorite sitcoms is F.R.I.E.N.D.S. To my delight, founder Lim Jit Min has curated a cafe focusing on the wonders of the said show. The loyal following of this sitcom was highlighted as the cafe was made possible by crowdfunding.

Relive its hit set by taking a trip into the Central Perk Singapore. The interior of the cafe has been intricately designed to recreate the overall vibe of the show. Aside from its hip interior, Central Perk Singapore shines due to the quality of the food and beverages. A proof of that is the recently introduced “Edible Helium Balloons“.

The average price of a complete course can cost you about S$50. Nonetheless, Mrs. Braverman’s Cheesecake (S$12) is the pocket-friendly dish that you must try!

Location: 01-01 Central Mall, 1 Magazine Road Singapore 059567


Take an aesthetically pleasing journey into the forest as you enter the wooden door of Windowsill Café. When I say forest, I am referring to a couple of trees in the corner and wooden furniture. Not to mention, there is a teddy bear in the middle of the place. Take these all in!

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The brains behind Windowsill are two brothers named Jonathan and Sean Gwee. Food has been their longstanding passion as they operated some food stalls from Pandan Valley to Takashimaya. Their pies and tarts are crafted in the finest manner with each one being sold at approximately S$8 per slice. Do not skip on the highly-recommended flavors such as S’mores and Banana Cognac!

Location: 95 Soo Chow Walk, Singapore 575382


As a curious child, one of the several tales that I gravitate towards was Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I guess the owners of the Hatter Street felt the same way too. This whimsical and bright cafe centers on all things related to the “Wonderland”. The walls were decorated with large stickers of creatures having tea or huge teapots. This is clearly a reference to Mad Hatter’s tea party.

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For people who are fond of the flavor Cookies and Cream, you will enjoy the Oh My Tian Brownie (S$7.50) which playfully fuses a generous scoop of ice cream and a soft brownie. Talk about the goodness that hot and cold can bring.

Location: Block 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-333, 530212

What restaurant or cafe looks most interesting to you? Can you recommend other themed eateries with inspirational interior? Leave a comment down below!

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Delicious And Affordable Places For Korean Barbecue In Singapore

Who does not love the flavorful goodness of the Korean BBQ? I, for one, go crazy for this cultural trend.

Luckily for us, we can satisfy our appetite without having to travel to Korea.


Do me a favor and close your eyes. Imagine that you are strolling with your friends in the lively streets of Hongdae, Korea. You are hunting for a casual dining experience that will satisfy your appetite for marinated meat. As you open your eyes, you realize that you are still situated in Singapore. Fortunately for you, there is a place where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ dining experience. This place is none other than Daessiksin BBQ Buffet.

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Daessiksin is under the wings of the Singaporean restaurant chain – Ministry of Food. It offers about 10 types of meat with varying taste. Some may be overly marinated, while others seek to boost the meat’s character. It is best to try it all before getting a significant amount to consume.

The buffet price starts from S$14.90++ per person.

Location: 277 Orchard Road, #03-17 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858


Meat lovers with a tight budget, let us unite! Students adore devouring the generously marinated meats at Ssikkek BBQ. Guests are welcomed with deep trays of fresh pork, beef, and chicken. Side dishes (e.g., kimchi, potato salad, and seaweed soup) and condiments are also available to even out your meal. You can reap all these with a little over S$14.

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What you can expect to have at Ssikkek is your ability to cook the meat to suit your desired quality. Simply, you are your own chef! The friendly staff is willing to help you shall you need assistance. The only downside to this place is its relatively long queues.

Location: United Square, 101 Thomson Road, #B1-15/16/17 Singapore 307591


2D1N Soju Bang Korean Restaurant holds a special as it was the very place that introduced me to the wonders of Korean BBQ. My friends and I had a spontaneous trip to Tanjong Pagar one day. As expected, it took as about an hour to queue for a table. Waiting was fine with us because chairs were provided outside.

2D1N marries reasonable prices with authentic Korean flavors. This is not a place for lavish side dishes and condiments as it is primarily focused on various well-marinated meat. Aside from the meat, the staff is incredibly attentive. Both the tables and the aluminum sheets are quickly cleared in order to cater to the diners’ needs.

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You can get free-flowing meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and drinks for approximately S$20 per person. It is not a bad deal if you ask me.

Location: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088467

May this guide aid your journey to locating the best Korean BBQ in town! 🙂


Delicious And Affordable Places For Vegan Food In Singapore

One of the things Singapore is abundant of is food. The diverse food selection extends to the vegetarian options. From organic snacks to vegan Western food, this list has you covered!


Camouflaged within the neighboring grocery stores is a beautifully casual cafe called Veggie Cottage. It serves a wide array of Asian and Western vegetarian food such as Avocado Salad, Claypot Tofu Rice Set, and Spaghetti Bolognese. They also sell cupcakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

With seriously inexpensive prices ranging from S$2.50 to S$10.80, you will surely wear a smile while browsing their menu – here.

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Location: 13 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore 209682


Fusing Indian cuisine with other yummy vegetarian meals, GOKUL Vegetarian Restaurant boasts with over 100 food items. From bite-sized munchies such as Samosa Chaat and Dosa to health main courses such as Tom Yum Noodles and Paneer Fried Rice, they have it all for you. Furthermore, all of these are free of onion, garlic, and egg.

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Location: 19 Upper Dickson Road, Singapore 207478


Nestled at the bustling streets of Chinatown is a humble treasure of an eatery called Ci Yan Organic Vegetarian Health Food. This place serves nothing but organic ingredients without the use of MSG.

With an uncomplicated menu of only 4 to 6 dishes that vary per day, it will take your taste buds to a healthy adventure. The quality of the dishes makes up for the lack of choice. However, if you are a picky eater, you may call them up in advance at 6225 9026. Worry not about their prices, as the average plate is S $7 while the noodle dishes are about S $5.50.

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Location: 8 Smith Street, Singapore 058922


If I were asked to name a place perfectly suited to a health conscious Singaporean, I would definitely suggest Real Food. Known for serving organic and vegan yet really tasty food, Real Food consists of affordable meal selections.

All of the Real Food outlets showcase a contemporary setting with relaxing lighting. What separates it from other eateries is that the Killiney Road outlet has a 3-in-1-concept design featuring a Cafe and Restaurant, a grocery, and a bookstore. Everything you need in one delightful space.

The recommended dishes include Steamed Dumplings (S$9.80), Beet Millet Burger ($13.80), Genovese Pesto Pasta (S$11.80), and Rise-n-Shine Breakfast ($8.80). End your meal with one of the cold-pressed fruit juices priced as low as S$6.50.

As blogger Doria Teo puts it:
“Everything is vegan and organic and especially for someone health conscious like me, this is a rare gem. I hardly find food that tastes so good and yet is so healthy at the same time.”

Online Reception: 77% Upvotes at

Locations: Several outlets islandwide, visit: for more information.

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Your Quintessential Food Delivery Guide In Singapore

Let us face it! We all have those bum moments when you just want to binge watch on your favorite sitcom or drama series while eating a whole lot of food. Aside from the ever so popular 24-hour McDelivery, there are other delivery services that bring you food without having to go out of your home.

Here are some of them:



Saprino’s Pizza offers inexpensive pizzas that you can mix and match. You can even create your own pizza by choosing from their meat, vegetable, and cheese toppings. You may also indulge on their gourmet pizzas with flavors such as New York Deli, Sicilian, and Classico Italiano or their specialty pizzas with flavors such as Vegetarian Special, Tuscany, and Pesto Veggie.

We usually order the Pepperoni and Aloha pizza for S$28, inclusive of the delivery charge. Not bad for two 10″ big pizza. Prices of the pizzas range from S$13.80 – S$35.

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm
Contact Number: 6636 3636
Delivery Charge: S$3
Minimum Order: S$20
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Spizza first opened with its vision of serving affordable yet authentic thin-crust wood-fired pizza and other delectable Italian dishes. Their beautifully named pizzas including Anna, Claudia, Katerina, and Nadia can be customized by adding toppings for S$4.

If you cannot decide which type of pizza to choose then try their best sellers such as Margherita (Vegetarian), Pamela, and Olivia. The prices of the pizza range from S$21 – S$25.

Operating Hours: 12pm-10:30pm (Break from 3pm-6pm on weekdays only)
Contact Number: 6377 7773
Delivery Charge: S$8 (For orders under S$30)
Minimum Order: None
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With more than twenty-seven years offering home delivery services in Singapore and continuous improvements, Pizza Hut has become one of the best pizza deliveries here. To many Singaporeans, Pizza Hut is a part of their childhood and its delectable pizzas are always their favourites. Efficient service, delicious pizzas, affordable prices and frequent promotions are what make people love Pizza Hut delivery.

Using special designed Hot Pouches to keep heat and prevent condensation from accumulating, Pizza Hut’s pizzas are always delivered to customer houses hot and fresh. Operating twenty-eight delivery outlets around Singapore, their delivery service is available islandwide and relatively fast.

Operating Hours: 11am – 10pm
Contact Number: 6235 3535
Delivery Charge: S$3.50 – S$4
Minimum Order: S$12
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a. KFC

Who does not know Kentucky Fried Chicken? Their world-famous fried chicken is both crunchy and juicy at the same time. Current promotions include Shoyuzu Wings Buddy Meal (S$15.90) and Zinger Hearty Variety Box ($24.90).

Operating Hours: 11am – 10:45pm
Contact Number: 6222 6111
Delivery Charge: $4
Minimum Order: $12
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For a healthier and quicker fix, consider Subway’s sandwiches. Subway is an American fast food restaurant that has outlets around the world. In Singapore, they primarily sell sandwiches and salads. My personal favorites are Classic Tuna, Cold Cut Trio , and Spicy Italian (costing about S$5.70 each)

Operating Hours: 9am – 8pm
Contact Number: 6278 2929
Delivery Charge: S$5 (Weekdays) & S$15 (Weekends)
Minimum Order: $15
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Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is a fast food chain that originated from New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972. Carefully blending their spices and seasonings, hand battering their fried chicken, and tenderly cooking every dish to give you nothing but a satisfying experience. I suggest you try Popeyes’ raved fried chicken, rock sugar honey lime chicken, or chicken burger.

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm
Contact Number: 6545 4555
Delivery Charge: S$4
Minimum Order: S$12
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Enjoy feasting! 🙂

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Prevent Emotional Eating Without Costly Therapy Expenses


Reflect and identify the trigger that caused your ill feelings and work out an immediate solution. For example, if your kid is doing poorly in school, make an appointment with his/her teacher so both of you can improve the situation afterwards.


Run outdoors and feel the glimmer of the sun to feel better. Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day (5 times/week) can reduce the symptoms of depression. While, sunlight reduces stress and improves one’s mood, according to the researchers from University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.


If you are holding items in both hands then, it will be difficult to grab food. Fold clothes while watching T.V., groom your pet, plant a herb, or do anything that interests you. An alternative is to occupy only one hand by holding a heavy glass of beverage. This way, you have to put down the glass in order to get something to eat. Then, you become more aware of what you are consuming.


Remember those enjoyable activities you wish you had time for? Well, you can do it now. List down the things you would want to do, whether it be going to a concert or organizing a board games night with your close friends. Pick one fun activity instead of snacking.


Taste is pleasurable but so are other sensations. You do not have to spend too much to achieve it. You can just smell the warm scent of a cinnamon aromatherapy candle while you are reading a book. Or, descend into a bubble bath while listening to your favorite music.


Whenever you feel angry, depressed, stressed, or bored that you want to eat something…put loose change in a “temptation” jar instead. As those money piles up, so does your confidence. These temptations that you overcome increase your earnings.

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Use the money you accumulate from it to reward yourself. You deserve it.