[50% OFF PROMO] Nong Geng Ji, Largest Hunan Restaurant Chain, Celebrates Grand Opening With Up to 50% off At Their 1st Overseas Outlet In Singapore!

Nong Geng Ji, largest Hunan restaurant chain with over 100 stores in China, will be celebrating the opening of their first overseas outlet in Singapore with a bang! Come 21st October 2023, head on down to Collyer Quay Centre for some spicy and tasty Hunan cuisine at up to 50% off food bill*.

Known for drawing long queues, the restaurant serves signature Hunan dishes such as their bestseller Stir-Fried Pork with Abalone and Chilli, which has since sold more than 700,000 servings since their launch in June last year. Enjoy a wide range of local Hunan favourites that is best complemented with rice! Here at Nong Geng Ji, you can order their Wuchang Steamed Rice with Sweet Potato and Red Dates, where a whole piping hot rice cooker pot full of rice is served to your table so you can have plentiful rice to go with the savoury dishes!

Nong Geng Ji’s full opening promo details are as follows:

  • 21 to 23 October:            50% off
  • 24 to 26 October:            40% off
  • 27, 28 & 30 October:      30% off

*50% off food bill only. Alcohol and beverages not included.

Nong Geng Ji Singapore

Address: 16 Collyer Quay #01-01/02 Collyer Quay Centre Singapore 049318

Tel: 6322 4887

Operating hours during opening promotion period:

Daily: 11am to 2.30pm; 4.30pm to 9.30pm (30 minutes before last order)


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How to Spend Less on Food

We spend a chunk of our paycheck on food. If you tally up every dollar you spend on food, including groceries, takeout, and dining out, you might be surprised at the total.

No need to feel ashamed!

We all need to eat, and food expenses can really add up, especially when grocery prices hit record highs and continue to rise. To help you reduce those unnecessary expenses in the future, we’ve compiled some of our best money-saving tips.


Taking the time to create a food budget will give you a clear understanding of your actual food expenses and reveal shopping patterns that could lead to potential savings. Your ideal food budget should be tailored to your specific dietary needs and the number of people you’re cooking for, whether that’s a family or just yourself.

To get started, keep track of your grocery spending for a few weeks. Save your receipts, use a budgeting app, or simply jot everything down on an Excel Sheet. Gradually, you’ll gain insights into your spending habits, such as your typical purchases, preferred shopping days, and average spending per trip. This valuable information will enable you to make informed decisions about buying in bulk or opting for more affordable store-brand items over name-brand products.


One effective way to slash your grocery bill is to always have affordable staples on hand for quick and easy meals. Items like legumes, rice, pasta, and beans are low-cost and can prevent you from relying on pricier, less healthy alternatives.

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The beauty of dry goods lies not only in their affordability but also in their longer shelf life. Unlike perishable items, they won’t go bad quickly, allowing you to stock up and plan meals well in advance. This will curb the temptation to buy expensive last-minute options when you know you already have your next few meals covered.


Maximize the potential of your freezer to save money on groceries. Consider doing a freezer clear-out to make room for various frozen food items that can last up to 6 months.

Here are some freezer-friendly ideas to get you started: frozen fish, frozen veggies, frozen fruits, and frozen chicken.

Additionally, many fresh foods freeze well, such as bread, meat, chicken, hard cheeses, milk, and spinach. An excellent tip is to cook a whole frozen chicken or chicken pieces, which is a cost-effective way to enjoy meat.


Another smart approach to cutting down on grocery expenses is to reduce meat consumption. Incorporate at least 1-2 meatless days into your weekly meal plan and explore other protein sources.

Great alternatives to meat include:

– Canned fish
– Eggs
– Lentils
– Chickpeas
– Tofu

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These options are not only budget-friendly but also nutritious and easy to prepare. Embracing various protein sources will add diversity to your meals and bring down your overall grocery costs, especially if meat is a regular part of your shopping list.


When trying to save money, consider growing pricier vegetables, like tomatoes and melons, or cultivating large quantities of regularly consumed veggies. Some cost-effective vegetables to consider are beans, beets, onions, spinach, broccoli, peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, and peas.

By incorporating these money-saving strategies into your food shopping routine, you’ll be well on your way to reducing expenses and enjoying more savings in the long run.

Bon appétit and happy savings!

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5 Best Hawker Centres in Singapore

Singapore boasts one of the most diverse food scenes on Earth, serving as a melting pot of various cultures. It is a place where you can indulge in a rich tapestry of culinary delights, encompassing Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan, French, Japanese, Korean, and Italian cuisines. You can immerse yourself in these culinary experiences by visiting the nearest hawker centre.

The Lion City is renowned for its hawker centres, where you can still relish a delectable meal at a reasonable price. The available options are simply astounding.

On that note, here are some of the finest hawker centres in Singapore that you must try!


The concept of hawker centres has spread rapidly since its inception in the 1970s. These centres were established to provide a new home for street food vendors, and over time, many of them have become cherished institutions. Their stalls showcase the finest of local cuisine, featuring iconic dishes such as chicken rice, bak chor mee, roti prata, nasi lemak, laksa, and much more. Today, a new generation of hawkers has emerged, offering an enticing variety of international flavors, from comforting bowls of ramen to delightful plates of pasta.

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Hawker centres are open-air structures that house a range of food stalls offering local dishes and specialties from around the world. These centres are conveniently situated near large housing complexes, allowing you to effortlessly socialize with your neighbors at the communal tables.


As a result of being the world’s first hawker stall to gain a Michelin star, Chinatown Complex Food Centre has numerous Bib Gourmand and Plate winners. It stands as one of the largest hawker centres in Singapore, boasting over 260 stalls.

If you’re a fan of desserts, you should definitely try the 115 Tang Shui stall. This stall has been offering sweet soups since the 1960s, made from smooth nut pastes such as sesame, almond, and walnut. With a focus on preserving heritage, this stall offers a delightful selection of sweets.


Situated conveniently next to Chinatown Point, Hong Lim Market and Food Centre has become more accessible with the implementation of the Downtown Line. It is advisable to have breakfast or brunch here to avoid the bustling office crowd. You can indulge in delicious minced pork noodles at Tai Wah Pork Noodle, savory char kway teow at Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee, and delectable peanut pancakes at Granny’s Pancake. To minimize waiting time, it is recommended to arrive before 8 in the morning.


Further popularized by the film “Crazy Rich Asians” and Gordon Ramsay’s SingTel Hawker Heroes Challenge in 2013, the Newton Food Centre is home to numerous culinary treasures, ranging from chilli crab to carrot cake. This establishment is frequently mentioned by adventurous tourists seeking to indulge in authentic Singaporean cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the seafood offerings and local specialties at the following stalls:

– Soon Wah Fishball Kway Teow Mee
– Hajah Monah Kitchen
– XO Minced Meat Noodles
– Bee Heng Popiah
– 88 San Ren Cold and Hot Dessert
– Newton Authentic Song Kee Teochew Fish Porridge
– Guan Kee Grilled Seafood
– Hup Kee Oyster Omelette
– TKR Honey Chicken Wing (大家乐烧烤鸡翼)


If you have cravings for Indian cuisine, there’s no hawker centre in Singapore that can quite compare to the delightful charm of Tekka Centre. From mouthwatering tandoor-cooked dishes and appam to fragrant nasi biryani and tempting Indian rojak, this place has it all.

Situated in the vibrant Little India neighborhood, Tekka Centre stands as a true dining landmark. It offers generous portions of freshly prepared food to both visitors and locals, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from the Little India MRT station. Housed within a colorful warehouse, it has quickly become a go-to spot for those seeking delicious fare at fair prices.


Just a short stroll away from Bugis Junction and Bugis+, you’ll find Albert Centre Market and Food Centre, a bustling hub where you can find everything from fresh produce to dried goods, along with a delectable selection of local cuisine. Start your hawker haunt by trying out the following:

– Say Seng Cooked Food
– Angel Horse Teochew Fish Soup
– Si Ma Lu Goreng Pisang
– Pondok Makan Indonesia
– Zheng Xing Mei Shi
– Fatt Kee Shou Shi
– Hock Lee Fish ball Noodles
– Bai Nian Niang Dou Fu

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While Bugis embraces modern trends, Albert Centre remains wonderfully old-school, serving up honest dishes like Cantonese porridge, fish ball noodles, and hearty pig organ soup. You can rely on this hawker centre to offer affordable and satisfying meals that will leave your appetite thoroughly appeased.

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Is It Cheaper to Go Healthy in Singapore?

The rise of social media influencers in recent years made healthy living trendy again. Quinoa meals and Tracy Anderson-esque workouts are no longer limited to celebrities. From salad bars to cold-pressed juices, we are increasingly surrounded by healthy lifestyle options trying to get us to convert.

Before you embark on this significant lifestyle change, you need to understand the monetary costs and benefits of having a healthy lifestyle. When friends or co-workers tell me they do not eat healthily because it is more expensive, I get it! A simple salad can cost S$10 to S$20 if you are dining at a restaurant. In comparison, a hawker centre meal costs about S$5, while a fast-food set meal averages to S$6.

At a glance, it makes more financial sense to choose the less healthy options. However, spending a little more money on healthy, balanced meals goes a long way. For starters, eating healthy lowers the risks of being diagnosed with diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and high cholesterol. Moreover, numerous studies have shown that a healthy diet helps manage one’s mental health and stress.

On that note, let us discuss how much it costs to choose the healthier options in Singapore.


The inconvenient truth of converting to a healthier lifestyle is – you’ll have to learn how to cook. Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy is not limited to boiled chicken breasts and eggs for the rest of your life. Eating healthy steers away from processed food, empty-calorie meals, and sugar-rich treats.

A 2021 article estimated the amount you will spend weekly when you make regular, semi-healthy, and healthy meals in Singapore. According to the article, a regular meal costs S$114.62, a semi-healthy meal costs S$129.65, and a healthy meal costs S$171.10. Based on these calculations, healthy meals cost S$56.48 more than the regular meals and S$41.45 more than the semi-healthy meals. Although the prices for produce and ingredients have increased today, this article gives us a taste of the differences between healthier and least healthier meals.

Eating healthy may not be a cure-all, but it can help you lower down the chance of getting diet-related illnesses. The additional costs of eating healthy meals per week sound like a better deal than dealing with the medical costs attached to diet-related illnesses.


One of the first things that pops to mind when talking about lifestyle vices is smoking. A packet of cigarettes costs about S$13. If you consume one pack of cigarettes a day, that could take you back by S$195 per month. In a year, you will have spent about S$2,340. Isn’t that insane? Successfully kicking this harmful habit to the curb could potentially reward you with a holiday trip overseas.

Instead of subscribing to harmful vices, you can incorporate healthy vices into your lifestyle. Healthy vices include regular sun exposure (your source for Vitamin D), adequate sleep (at least 7 hours for adults), and getting massages (to help reduce the secretion of stress hormones).


It is no secret that owning a car in Singapore comes with a hefty price tag. Apart from the petrol and parking, you must shell out money for its maintenance. For others, their additional transportation expenses include taking a cab or Grab on weekdays. If you are serious about getting in shape, then you can walk whenever possible.

If it’s too hot, you can take public transport for a portion of your journey and walk the rest of the way to work. Think of all the money you will be able to save and the pounds (lbs) you will lose if you can keep this going.

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Consistency is key in maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Do not assume that eating healthy meals for only two weeks will have positive effects to last a lifetime. In fact, if you take dramatic dietary changes frequently, you will be putting your body through unnecessary stress. Enjoy the health benefits of eating and living well by making consistent and conscious choices. Do not give up and stick to your plan!

Sources: 1, 2, & 3


Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Bars Now Available At FairPrice Finest

Try The New Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Bars

If round spherical Ferrero Rocher chocolate is your favourite candy, you will look forward to the new Ferrero Rocher Original bar that comes with the same creaming filling with crunchy hazelnut pieces but in rectangular bar shape.

The chocolate bar version of the treat means you can easily put it into your bag and have it on the go without crushing it.

There are two flavours available at FairPrice Finest supermarkets which include the dark and milk chocolates, and they cost $5.85 each.

Here’s what they look like:

As a fan of dark chocolate, we bought one to do a taste test.

As you unwrap it, you will be greeted with a bar-shaped chocolate that comes with distinctive spherical balls alternating between various squares. You can also spot hazelnut pieces infused into the chocolates.

Chocolate lovers should definitely try this and enjoy one square at a time.