Want to hang out with your friends at Orchard, but aren’t willing to put in a hole in your wallet this weekend? Well don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Here are some nicer restaurants you could eat at that are less than $10!
Orchard Gateway 277
Orchard Road B2, 06, 238858
|Wagyu Beef Bowls||$10|
|Kra Pow Thai Restaurant|
Far East Plaza, 14D Scotts Road,
#03-26/27 Singapore 228217
|Drunkard Noodle Pork|
(Pad Kee Mao)
|I Want My Noodle|
#03-14/15, Shaw Centre,
1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
|Bak Chor Mee||$6.50|
2 Orchard Link #02-27/#02-18B,
|Original Fish and Chips||$8.90|
|Kim Dae Mun Korean Food|
100 Orchard Rd, #01-03D
Concorde Shopping Mall,
|Kimchi Soup |
Hot Plate Chicken
Orchard Gateway 277 Orchard Road B2, 06, 238858
Monday – Sunday: 11:30-21:30
Contact: 9066 3566
Gyu Nami is a small store tucked into the basement of Orchard Gateway specialising in Wagyu Beef Bowls. Started by two young Hawkerprenures, Gyu Nami was originally first launched at the famous Amoy Street Hawker Centre. After gaining a huge following due to its popularity, they decided to expand and open another outlet at Orchard Gateway. Impressively, even with the town rental, they still managed to keep its pricing at $10 for their specialty, the wagyu beef bowls. Each bowl comes with perfectly pink, tender and thinly sliced pieces of beef on top of a bowl of pearly white Japanese rice. To enhance the flavour of the dish, the owners also decided to add on an onion sauce on top of the rice and pair the perfect slices of meat with a tart yogurt sauce that will balance all the flavours of the dish. To top things all off, a sous-vide egg to tie everything together and add even more moisture to the dish.
Kra Pow Thai Restaurant
Far East Plaza, 14D Scotts Road, #03-26/27 Singapore 228217
Monday – Sunday: 11:30-21:30
Contact: 6734 1946
Kra Pow Thai Restaurant is truly a hidden gem in the heart of orchard. It doesn’t get better than authentic Thai food for less than $10 right smack in the center of Orchard Road. I can vouch for its authenticity, because I overheard the chefs in the kitchen speaking to each other in Thai! The flavours of the dishes here are really intense and on point, just like how Thai dishes are supposed to be. Most of the dishes on their menu are less than $10 which makes it so worth it! But one dish that shouldn’t be missed would definitely have to be the Dunkard Noodle Pork or more commonly known as pad kee moo ($7.90). It’s basically Thai Kway teow, where flat kway teow looking noodles are stir fried with a combination of soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, minced pork, chili and holy basil. The combination of flavours create a perfect sensory experience for my taste buds every time! Drunk or not, it’s definitely an amazing dish on its own!
I Want My Noodle
#03-14/15, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
Monday – Sunday: 11:00-21:00
Contact: 6235 2331
Bak Chor Mee for $6.50? Well, that sounds a little on the pricey side, but let me assure you it is definitely not like any other Bak Chor Mee, this bowl is special. I Want My Noodle was started by Derrick Kuah, a first time entrepreneur who till now still finds himself in the kitchen mixing up batches of noodles by hand every morning. He really does take a lot of pride in his work and will do anything in his power to make a great bowl if noodles. His Bak Chor Mee bowl is only sold on weekdays, but that magical bowl of noodles really does pack a punch! The Noodles were perfectly bouncy! As we Singaporeans like to say “it was perfectly QQ!” The soft-boiled egg a unique touch to the regular bak chor mee really does make such a big difference. It added another dimension to the whole dish, making it richer, more moist. Overall, it managed to bring his bowl of noodles a level higher than the $4 bowls of Bak Chor Mee you find at your regular Hawker Centers.
2 Orchard Link, SCAPE* #02-27/02-18B, 237978
Monday – Sunday: 12:00-22:00
Contact: 6636 9960
This Halal Certified gem can be found at Scape near Somerset MRT. Fish Tales serves up the best fish and chips in town! To top off the whole Fish Tails experience, all their prices on their menu are NETT! This means it’s time to say goodbye to the pesky GST and service Charge! Other than just your regular fish and chips, they too serves up burgers, chicken, seafood, aglio olio, coffees, cakes and desserts! They truly are your one-stop destination for all things western food.
Kim Dae Mun Korean Food
Below Concorde Hotel, 100 Orchard Road, #01-03D Singapore
Monday – Sunday: 11:00-20:30
Contact: 6737 6857
Craving for Korean food, but aren’t willing to burn a hole in your wallet? Well, Kim Dae Mun Korean food has got you covered! They’ll be sure to satisfy your Korean cravings for less than $10! The best part of everything is that its authentic and they don’t skim on portion sizes! The restaurant is owned by a Korean Kim Hyeon Ju, she joined the family business after graduating from NTU. Her father who started the family business use to be a head chef at Seoul garden, so rest assured the quality of the food is there. But since he has retired, his daughter Hyeon Ju has been running the restaurant. Their menu is not extensively large, but it’s the quality that matters most to them. It truly is a steal! If you’re a sucker for Korean food like me, Kim Dae Mun is really something that you shouldn’t miss!
Having to grab a cheap meal at Orchard that isn’t at a hawker center can sometimes be quite a challenge. But once you manage to uncover those hidden gems, it feels like you’re on top of the world! If you’ve managed to uncover any hidden gems in orchard by yourself, do share with us in the comments section or DM us on Facebook or Instagram @Lifeguide.sg we love to hear what you’ve got!