Despite being located in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), Tanjong Pagar is a charming neighbourhood where many can find respite in. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually plenty of affordable food options in the district. There are also many cosy cafes and exciting eateries to check out. It is the perfect location for us as a co-practice space, which is located right above Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Here are some of our favourite eats!
Side note: Do check out the social media pages of these eateries for updated opening hours.
A Noodle Story
This Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee puts a spin on ramen with their signature Singapore-style ramen. Fusing Japanese ramen ingredients with wanton noodles, A Noodle Story prides itself in quality ingredients on its campaign to make noodles dishes great again. Wantons are handmade daily with freshly minced pork and huge chunks of bouncy prawns that are seasoned with a dash of fragrant sesame oil as well as a light hint of ginger juice. Pork belly slices have been infused with superior soy sauce and slow-braised for 36 hours for a silky texture, pair it with the stall’s unique sauce and it would be a mouth-watering match made in heaven. Prices starts from $9.
Address: Amoy Street Food Centre #01-39, Singapore 069111
Han Kee Fish Soup
Also located within the Amoy Street Food Centre, Han Kee Fish Soup draws in long queues during the lunch hour for its simple yet flavourful fish soup. The stall uses fresh Batang fish slices that comes with a touch of sweetness when bitten into. For diners who are sensitive to off-putting smells, there is no strong fish smell in the dish. Keeping its broth light and clear, Han Kee Fish Soup allows the natural flavour of the fish to permeate each slurp, leaving customers wanting more. Prices start from $5.
Address: Amoy Street Food Centre #02-129, Singapore 069111
WANTON: Seng’s Noodle Bar
Hailing from the famous Seng’s Wanton Mee of Dunman Food Centre, Seng’s has been serving their famous noodles to generations of loyal customers since 1968. This noodle bar now puts an artisanal spin to the local favourite wanton noodles. Here, diners can choose add-ons like soft boiled eggs and small sharing plates such as double roasted pork belly and Sichuan wantons. Food at WANTON: Seng’s Noodle Bar can also be paired superbly with creative cocktails such as Ju Hua, chrysanthemum tea spiked with vodka or a full pint Hendricks Gin & Tonic. Prices start from $8.
Address: 52 Amoy Street
PIPES by HATTENDO
Known for its cream buns, HATTENDO hails from Mihara, Japan. It was first established as a Japanese confectionery shop in 1933 before expanding across the Hiroshima Prefecture. Its cafe in Tanjong Pagar Centre offers delectable mains and when night falls, the chef serves up special dishes that are best accompanied with premium alcohol. If you are looking for a bag of freshly roasted coffee beans, PIPES by HATTENDO also features a roasting gallery that offers the option of choosing specialty coffee beans and having them roasted on the spot to their desired roasting degree. Prices for à la carte items vary.
Address: 331 New Bridge Road #01-02, Dorsett Residences, Singapore 088764
If you do not have cash with you, Ducatus Cafe has got your back — it is the first cafe in Singapore to accept cryptocurrency, and offers many other cashless options as well. Menu items are just as decked out. Diners will be spoilt for choice with its array of salads, wraps, pastries and beverages, featuring unique flavours such as Popcorn Latte and Ondeh-Ondeh Churros. For sweet and refreshing drinks, try the Hoplite, an ice-blended salted caramel banana fusion, and the Provocator, a lychee-infused rose tea. Prices start from $5.
Address: 138 Robinson Road #01-01, Oxley Tower, Singapore 068901
While there are many rice bowl shops in Singapore, food kiosk DOCO Donburi aims to stand out. Highlights include a take-n-go Korean Soup & Stew concept as well as Fish Skin snacks that are a part of their donburi bowls. Expect generous portions of grilled beef and crispy fish skin paired with an onsen egg atop warm rice for their popular Sh-nack Don. Once you are satisfied, quench your thirst with a Coconut Shake, Yuzu Shake or a Jolly Shake (made with grapefruit juices). Prices for à la carte items vary.
Address: 10 Anson Road #01-16, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Even as you set out to explore the Tanjong Pagar area, make plans to drop by to say hi as well. As a co-practice space for therapists, A Space Between understands what it’s like to need a space that is both safe and conveniently located. That is why we specialise in creating a welcoming and secure environment for therapy. Pop in for a non-obligatory tour of our space or check out this 3D virtual tour right now! Also, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to connect with us and find out more about our therapist office space in Tanjong Pagar!
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