TL;DR – From hawker fare, to Michelin-starred eats and even Japanese sake, we’ve got you covered.
I know, I know – the cost of living in Singapore is not exactly record low (understatement of the year lol) BUT as the cost of everything goes up, here are things you can still eat with just $2 (or less!)
1) One plate of char kway teow
From Tiong Bahru Fried Kway Teow (stall#02-11) at Tiong Bahru Market.
2) Hot dog + Ice cream + Drink
The $2 combo at IKEA gets you a hotdog (with free-flow ketchup, mustard and chilli), vanilla soft serve AND a drink too.
3) $2 Oysters at Tanuki Raw
Happy hour daily from 5 to 8pm.
4) Two $1 ice cream sandwich from the Orchard Road uncle
5) 12 hum jin peng from Maxwell Food Centre
6 for a $1 at Stall #01-28
6) One Michelin-starred meal
Yup. From Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle at #02-166, Chinatown Food Complex. Be prepared to queue though!
7) 2 froyos at IKEA
Yup, you read that right. You can get TWO cups of frozen yoghurt at IKEA at just a dollar each.
8) Thai boat noodles
Now you no longer need to go to Bangkok just for this, this Thai favourite is now available at Thai Boat Noodle at Bedok Point at $1 per bowl.
This is a traditional North Indian deep-fried bread to hot and crispy perfection and served with chickpea curry. Available at S.J. Tandoori at Tekka Market.
10) 8 pieces of chwee kueh loaded with chai po
Probably the cheapest chwee kueh around (they go at just $1 for 4 pieces) from Bedok Shui Guo at Bedok Interchange Food Centre.
11) Rainbow cake
Hipsters alert! You can now get this from old school bakery Swee Heng at just $1.
12) Cold Sake
No better way to end gruesome Mondays than with $2 cold sake from Standing Sushi Bar at 8 Queen Street.
13) 2 bowls of “homecooked” mee sua
Zhong Guo Jie Re Shi (Rickshaw Noodles) at Maxwell Food Centre sells rickshaw noodles, mee sua, and fried beehoon and kuay teow all at $1 per serving. I particular like the mee sua myself – the broth tastes like it has been simmered for a long time, the way our grandmothers used to make them.