There comes many points in a man’s life when he has to ask himself: kopitiam, or restaurant? It’s a dilemma that strikes in moments of deep hunger (or shallow pockets) – but it’s also a dilemma that’s essentially false. Who says ‘cheap and good’ only applies to hawker fare? Not us.
Because there are plenty of joints in town that tick both boxes. We spent the last month gobbling our way from one end of the island to the other to bring you the top restaurant-style dishes that will set you back ten bucks, max. We've shortlisted the 15 finalists that you've got to check out.
Elsewhere in our cover feature, we show you how to live it up in the Lion City without breaking the bank, including where to drink on the cheap, the best fitness and beauty deals and bargains for the whole family.
Besides tightening our purse strings, we also loosened our belts to dig into plates and plates of Peranakan food. Find out which spots we consider the best – those calories were well worth it.
But don't worry if that seems like too much food. Sign up for these upcoming marathons and fun runs to burn those calories off.