Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle - Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World At $2
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle - Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World At $2

In spite of being known for its high cost of living, Singapore has plenty of good food at affordable prices that you should not miss. Now, let’s explore best cheap eats Singapore (cheap food in Singapore) — Top 7 cheap but delicious foods and best places to eat them that you must try when traveling to Singapore with Living Nomads below.

A hawker food in Singapore
An hawker food in Singapore
cheap eats in singapore
Singapore noodles. Image by: cheap eats singapore blog.
soya sauce chicken rice
Soya sauce chicken rice
cheap eats in singapore
Hainanese chicken rice

cheap eats in singapore

1. Hainanese chicken rice

Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice places to eat Singapore

Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall
Hainanese Chicken Rice Stall

Traveling to Singapore without enjoying Hainanese chicken rice is a pity, because this is considered a national dish of Lion Island. Each serving consists of aromatic rice, chickens cut into pieces with a sweet bowl of boiled chicken, a few slices of cucumber, chili and thick sauce.

Dong Feng Fa Hainanese Chicken Rice
Dong Feng Fa Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore
Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.
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Tian Tian is renowned for its Hainanese chicken rice (Credit: David Farley)
Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
It’s easy to find chicken rice at street food stalls, such as this one on Orchard Road. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.

Hainanese chicken rice famous for its delicious taste, chewy rice, soft chicken and tang sauce which has the mouthfeel.

Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore
Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore
Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
Chicken rice is a deceptively simple dish. Image by: cheap eats singapore blog.
Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore
Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

Scrumptious chicken rice must ensure that the rice is chewy, neither gummy nor separate.. Chicken is boiled until it is fairly soft, and it is combined with the sauce to create a special taste, which is very different from chicken rice rice in other countries.

In Singapore, you can enjoy food in many places, from restaurants to small eateries. Some of the most popular places to eat chicken rice are Hainan Tian Tian Chicken Rice Plant at Maxwell Food Center or Hainan Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice chain shop with 7 branches across Singapore. Prices for this dish range from USD 3 – USD 5.5.

Chin Chin Eating House Ssingapore Hainan Cchicken Rice Pork Chop
Chin Chin Eating House Singapore Hainan Cchicken Rice Pork Chop
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Hainanese Chicken Rice. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.
Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
Small dipping bowls of chilli sauce accompany chicken rice (Credit: Sermsak Sukwajikhlong/Alamy)
Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
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Hainanese chicken rice singapore national dishes 1
Restaurants all over Singapore serve mounds of chicken rice (Credit: Asia File/Alamy)

2. Durian

Singapore durian fest
Singapore durian fest
Best Durian in Singapore
Best Durian in Singapore

Singapore is not the only country in the region who has durian. However, this country has exclusively built a durian-shaped theater, dubbed the “Durian Fruit Theater”.

Singapore Durian building
Singapore’s Esplanade theater is designed to have appearance of a durian.
Esplanade Marina Bay Singapore Biomimicry in modern architecture spiky metal roof durian fruit
Esplanade Marina Bay Singapore Biomimicry in modern architecture spiky metal roof durian fruit

Indeed, durian is a popular and favorite fruit in the Lion Island. It is especially sold in the Chinese neighborhood or Geylang. Durian in Singapore comes in a variety of flavors, ranging from large, delicious, fragrant durians to small ones just being slightly bigger than grapefruit with cheaper price.

The Geylang Durian district is the most famous of Singapore’s durian stalls. Image by: cheap eats singapore blog.
Durians at 606 Geylang Road
Durians at 606 Geylang Road
Singapore durian stall
Singapore durian stall
Best Durian in Singapore
Best Durian in Singapore. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.

There are varieties of durian with different prices, ranging from a few tens to a few dollars each.

It is interesting that there are many durian shops in Singapore serving durian at the spot. Around the sale of furniture lies plastic gloves for guests to use. Guests come to eat after picking fruit at will, just sitting at the table, staff will split durian and bring it to your sitting place.

A customer reaching for durian at Mao Shan Wang café in Singapore

3. Frog porridge

Eminent Frog Porridge
Eminent Frog Porridge. Image by: cheap eats singapore blog.

Singapore frog porridge is one of the famous dishes that most visitors coming to this country gotto try at least once. The most famous one is the frog porridge located in Lorong 9, Lorong 11, Geylang. Frog porridge consists of a frog cooked in a dense soy sauce, flavoured with assorted items like dried chilli or ginger and spring onion, and a separate bowl of porridge. Porridge is well cooked, while frogs are marinated and cooked with brine and soy sauce. Frog meat when served to customers look very attractive, yellow, hot and fragrant. Frogs eat are not stinking but aromatic and have bold flavor, which is suitable with eating with white porridge.

Geylang Frog Porridge
Geylang Frog Porridge
Frog Leg Porridge Geylang Lorong 9
Frog Leg Porridge Geylang Lorong 9
Geylang Lor 9 Frog Porridge
Geylang Lor 9 Frog Porridge. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.

It should be noted that frogs here usually taste spicy, so you should tell sellers if you can not eat spicy food. The price for a frog is about USD 6. In addition to frog porridge, the restaurant also serves other dishes, such as frog fried with bamboo shoots, fried vegetables, seafood, e.g. squids, oysters.

Geylang Lorong 9 Fresh Frog Porridge
Geylang Lorong 9 Fresh Frog Porridge
Frog Leg Porridge @ Geylang Lorong 9
Frog Leg Porridge @ Geylang Lorong 9
spicy and ginger versions of the frog porridge of which the porridge texture is gooey and grainy
spicy and ginger versions of the frog porridge of which the porridge texture is gooey and grainy. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.
Frog Porridge $8.50 $17.00 $23.00
Frog Porridge $8.50 $17.00 $23.00

During peak hours, you may have to wait 20-30 minutes for food serving.

4. Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle is popular because of quality and price. This restaurant became one of the first two street food locations in the world to be awarded a star in the Michelin Guide in 2016. The restaurant serves blind pork like dry noodles, water noodles, piglet soup…

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Singapore #OneMichelinStar
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Singapore #OneMichelinStar
1 Michelin Star Bak Chor Mee of Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle
1 Michelin Star Bak Chor Mee of Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle. Photo by: cheap food in singapore blog.
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles won a MICHELIN Star
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles won a MICHELIN Star
Tang Chay Seng at his Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall in Crawford Lane.
Tang Chay Seng at his Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle stall in Crawford Lane.
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

Instant noodles, which are priced at $ 10, are the most popular dish.

Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles
Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles

Admittedly, the taste of the food here is very good, with tasty noodles, fresh and soft meat, fragrant pig liver, sweet soup. The price for each meal is USD 5-8. This is considered quite a reasonable price in this expensive country. The restaurant starts to open from 9 am and is always overcrowded. Therefore, you may have to queue patiently.

The queue is about 1 hour before Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle got into the Michelin Guide Singapore, now be prepared to wait at least 2-3 hours
The queue is about 1 hour before Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle got into the Michelin Guide Singapore, now be prepared to wait at least 2-3 hours
Queues at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle after getting Michelin star
The crowd forming a L-shaped queue at 1pm for Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, which has won a Michelin star, located at Crawford Lane

5. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

New Liao Fan Hong Kong Michelin Star Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle restaurant
New Liao Fan Hong Kong Michelin Star Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle restaurant
Singapore - Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle
Singapore – Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

Located at Smith Street in Chinatown, this street food stall is owned and run by Chan Hon Meng. It offers delicious, nutritious, and cheap food. This stall has been awarded 1 star in the Michelin Guide. However, the price cannot be more affordable, with only about USD 2 and you will have a full meal.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle - Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle – Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World
Hong Kong Soya Sauce
Hong Kong Soya Sauce
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle - Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World At $2
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle – Cheapest Michelin Meal In The World At $2
soya sauce chicken rice
Soya sauce chicken rice
Queues at Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle after getting Michelin star
The crowd forming a L-shaped queue at 1pm for Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle, which has won a Michelin star, located at Crawford Lane

Therefore, this eatery is always crowded, and open for sale till the evening, but the food here is often sold out in the afternoons. In addition to the famous soya sauce chicken rice and noodle, this stall serves rice, char siu pork and noodles, stir-fried vegetables and a few other dishes.

Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle Singapore
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice Noodle Singapore

6. Dimsum

Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
The famous dimsum restaurant Tim Ho Wan aka the cheapest Michelin star restaurant
The famous dimsum restaurant Tim Ho Wan aka the cheapest Michelin star restaurant

If you are a dimsum lover, you should not miss this dish when traveling to Singapore . In addition to Dimsum restaurants such as Din Tai Fung or Tim Wan Ho which are quite expensive in this most expensive country in Asia, you can still enjoy the dimsum in more popular eateries, but the quality of food is still delicious.

Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Singapore Plaza Singapore 
The queue is about 1 hour before Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle got into the Michelin Guide Singapore, now be prepared to wait at least 2-3 hours

You can enjoy a dimsum dinner with hot dumplings, chicken legs, Liu Sha Bao/Chinese molten salted egg custard steamed buns, dumplings … with the price of USD 2.5-5.5 per dish at the popular Dimsum eateries, such as Swee Chon tim sum or Wen Dao Shi at 126 Sims Avenue. These are dimsum food stalls that are both popular with locals and tourists because of delicious tateste of the food and affordable price.

Dim Sum Singapore
Dim Sum Singapore
Dim Sum Singapore
Dim Sum Singapore
Hot, scrumptious dim sum
Hot, scrumptious dim sum
Hot, scrumptious dim sum
Hot, scrumptious dim sum
Singapore Westgate Tim Ho Wan
Singapore Westgate Tim Ho Wan
Din Tai Fung Dim Sum Restauraunt
Din Tai Fung Dim Sum Restaurant in Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Singapore
Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum Singapore

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dimsum dim sum food (1)

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Singapore Dimsum

dimsum dim sum food (1)

dimsum dim sum food (1)

7. Bak Kut Teh

Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh
Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh is a dish originating from China, meaning pork rib dish. Pork ribs are cooked in broth, stewed with special water from herbs and spices. This is a nutritious, healthy food that can be eaten with rice, rice noodles, fried breadsticks, or even just a bowl of Bak Kut is enough to keep you awake and relieve your tiredness.

Founder Bak Kut Teh, Founder Rou Gu Cha 
Bak Kut Teh - Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh – Ah Hak Bak Kut Teh
Warming and Unforgettable Bak Kut Teh
Warming and Unforgettable Bak Kut Teh
Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh Singapore - The Best Bak Kut Teh In Singapore
Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh Singapore – The Best Bak Kut Teh In Singapore 
Youngest brother Tang Chai Chye at his High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle (minced pork noodle or bak chor mee) stall in Bestway Building in Prince Edward Road
Youngest brother Tang Chai Chye at his High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle (minced pork noodle or bak chor mee) stall in Bestway Building in Prince Edward Road
Bak Kut Teh. Very good attention to detail, including the peanuts, salted vegetables, sliced red chilli and dark soy sauce
Bak Kut Teh. Very good attention to detail, including the peanuts, salted vegetables, sliced red chilli and dark soy sauce

You can find some of the famous bak kut teh restaurants on Balestier (Founder Bak Kut Teh, 347 Balestier Road), Rangoon Road (Ng Soro Pork Ribs Eating House, No. 8 Rangoon Road) and Joo Chiat Road (Sin Heng Bak Koot Teh, No. 439 Joo Chiat Road).

Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh has a distinctive and aromatic flavor
Bak Kut Teh has a distinctive and aromatic flavor. Source: klikhotel.com

Bak Kut Teh is a must-eat dish when you come to Singapore.
Bak Kut Teh is a must-eat dish when you come to Singapore. Source: rachelays.blogspot.com
Bak Kut Teh was developed a long time ago
Bak Kut Teh was developed a long time ago. Source: thesmartlocal.com

Bak Kut Teh is a popular dish and a good tonic for health
Bak Kut Teh is a popular dish and a good tonic for health. Source: sethlui.com
Bak Kut Teh is usually eaten with soy sauce.
Bak Kut Teh is usually eaten with soy sauce. Image by: cheap eats singapore blog.
Singapore flyer and Marina bay at night

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