From snaking lines at food courts and endless jostling at grab-and-go counters, lunchtime in the central business district can be a fairly stressful affair. Given the choice, we’d personally prefer sitting down in a comfy restaurant. If you’re working in the CBD, you’ll have no shortage of delicious food available when within walking distance. But as for delicious food on a budget? Check out Eatigo’s list of good and affordable food that will set you back just for $15 or less, and bookmark this post for your subsequent lunch outings!
Shake Farm focuses on all things health, proving the road to a healthy diet can be one filled with plenty of flavour and taste too. Here, it’s the perfect place to eat right and get in shape. The HQ outlet here in Telok Ayer offers items like the Tropical Bliss Acai bowl, Go Greek toast and the Grandma Roast – all plenty of nutritional goodness for one’s body.
Gin Khao is a Thai restaurant chain that serves modern Thai cuisine. Here, they use the highest quality Thai ingredient and herbs in dishes likes watermelon fried rice, crayfish with glass noodle in claypot and stir-fried squid with runny salted egg. The restaurant at One Raffles Place has won numerous awards and has been included as one of Singapore’s Top Dining Establishments for the Wine & Dine magazine in 2016 and 2017.
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From the same folks from sake gastrobar Kabuke, Tokidon focuses on traditional Japanese recipes infused with contemporary flavours. Located along Raffles Quay at the Hong Leong Building, the restaurant takes great care to ensure that the beef is cooked at optimal temperatures to retain a juicy centre. Must-try options here include the Wagyu Don (with foie gras), Torikatsu Don (with Japanese omelette) and Truffle Tender Don (with ikura shoyuzuke).
Offering a wide variety of food in a casual, laidback environment, Pot Yummy Yummy is a hotpot restaurant where diners can choose their desired ingredients from a moving conveyor belt. Not unlike a sushi restaurant, the belt holds plenty of options, such as eggs, vegetables and mushrooms. Broth choices are chicken, mushroom, pork or tom yum for those who prefer a spicy kick.
Housed in a minimalistic space right in the heart of the CBD, NJ Relish takes the best of Asian and western cuisine and fuse them into a power combination. Located at The Ascott along Finlayson Green, they have options like Mutton Biryani and The Beef Burger. To finish off the meal, go for one of their delightful desserts.
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Helmed by chef Mitsuyasu Tatsuro, Mitsu Sushi Bar on Duxton Road offers a variety of Japanese food, from sushi, sashimi, agemono and yakimono. Diners can go for one of their a la carte options like aji sashimi and asari sakamushi. While most restaurants bring their seafood in from Tokyo’s Tsujiki Market twice a week, Mitsu does so five times a week, ensuring optimum freshness in every dish that diners are served.
Brunch café by day, restaurant bar by night, Rookery is nestled in the heart of the CBD. Inspired by Australian and American casual dining culture and creative new age cooking techniques, Rookery emphasises on the raw rustic nature of locally sourced ingredients. Favourites here are the miso salmon, pulled pork wrap and country style chicken. So hang out, chill out, stretch out, Rookery is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy world.