Affordable Eats in Sentosa for Under $20
cheap eats in sentosa
For all desiring a much-needed, well-deserved break that is yet on budget, look no further. We have scoured our sunny island’s getaway – Sentosa – to assure students and families alike the best eats under $20 to keep your hungry stomach satisfied without a hole in your wallet! So get those shades and some sunscreen on as you let your hair down – it’s time to pamper yourself and live out the summer.

Resorts World Sentosa

1. Malaysian Food Street

malaysian food street
Singaporeans craving Malaysian delights across the Causeway need just to head down south of Singapore to the Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa. Famous hawkers are brought in to bring these delights from across the border, such as the Huen Kee Claypot Chicken Rice ($9.50/$15 – with salted fish), boasting an irresistible aroma and a wonderful traditional taste brought about by the charcoal used to heat up the clay pots. Look out for the Beef Hor Fun Soup, which is this June’s Special! Do note that the Food Street is usually closed on Wednesdays, but opens daily – including Wednesdays – only for the month of June. Malaysian Food Street, Resorts World Sentosa, The Bull Ring, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 (Image from OpenRice user bsmint)

2. Insadong Korea Town

insadong korea town
Reproduced from the Insa-dong street in Korea, Insadong Korea Town promises to only serve authentic Korean grub. Here, you can find many renditions of Korean and Korean fusion food such as Korean-Western, Korean-Chinese, and so on. Must-try items include their Napa Wraps with Pork ($15), Xiao Long Bao in Kimchi Soup ($13), and a dessert named J-cone ($6), which is a hollow, J-shaped corn snack (hence the name) stuffed with vanilla ice-cream. OCBC and Bank of China cardholders can also look forward to an additional 10% off their total bill until 31 December 2015 and 30 June 2015 respectively. Insadong Korea Town, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-30/31/32/33, Sentosa, Singapore 098138 (Image from OpenRice user angliptak)

3. Slappy Cakes

slappy cakes
Touted the best Family-Friendly Restaurant by Parents World in 2014, Slappy Cakes allows its guests to try their hand at flipping pancakes with 5 types of homemade batter – such as the Buttermilk ($8.50) – and top them up with their sweet and savoury fixings, like Banana ($2) and Roasted Mushrooms ($2) and sauces, such as the delicious Lavender Honey ($3). The menu also includes all-day breakfasts as well as mains, for instance, the Pan-Seared Cajun Chicken ($18), which was oozing with fragrant Cajun spices with each bite. Pop by this eatery not just for delicious food to quell your hunger, but for some Instagram-worthy pancake flipping! Slappy Cakes, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-29 Singapore 098269 (Image from OpenRice user chris.torfin)

4. Nam Nam Noodle Bar

nam nam noodle bar pho
Nam Nam Noodle Bar serves affordable and quick Vietnamese cuisine without compromising on quality, with their personal assurance that their food is devoid of MSG. Their breakfast and lunch value sets are especially ideal - for $6.50 - $9.90, customers can choose from a selection of banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches) or pho (Vietnamese noodles), along with coffee or tea. Bestsellers include the Pho Beef Combination ($10 ala carte) and Caramelised 5-Spice Pork Belly Banh Mi ($6.90 ala carte). Nam Nam Noodle Bar, Resorts World Sentosa, #B1-225, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098138 (Image from Nam Nam Noodle Bar’s Instagram)

5. Mel's Drive-In

mel's drive-in
Mel’s Drive-In is easily one of the most packed eateries in Universal Studios Singapore – and for good reason too. They not only offer value combos that will stretch your dollar, but also a variety of sides like the ever-popular cheese fries and onion rings. For a maximum of $13.80, you get a burger of your choice, served with fries and a drink. Their Shiok Burger ($13.80 combo) looks particularly tempting with its combination of spicy chicken floss, guacamole, onion rings, turkey bacon, and beef patty. Mel’s Drive-In, Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 (Image from Resorts World Sentosa’s blog)

6. Cedele Bakery Cafe

cedele breakfast
Cedele is better known for their guilt-free, wholesome foods, and their bakery cafe branch at Resorts World Sentosa is no exception. With the recent introduction of breakfast sets starting from $6.50, customers can now have happy wallets in addition to happy stomachs. The All-In Breakfast ($15) comes with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and toast, and is served with organic coffee or wellness tea. On-going promotions include a father’s day special at $13.80, which consists of a Moroccan Chermoula Chicken Sandwich served with a small soup. Cedele Bakery Cafe, 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-207, Singapore 098138 (Image from Cedele’s Facebook page)

7. PISCO South American Kitchen & Bar

The bright, striking ambience of PISCO South American Kitchen & Bar reveals its vibrant personality – authentic gastronomical delights bound to whet your appetite. The Takeaway Combos from PISCO are especially value-for-money for a Sentosa eatery ($14/$16/$20) and we recommend the Churros with Hot Chocolate Sauce ($9) as lip-smacking dessert to end off your meal perfectly. From 3-7pm on all weekdays, PISCO Happy Hour offers its diners 1-for-1 cocktails (all except Mojito Grande) as well as 1-for-1 on selected food items (such as Chili Con Carne, Burritos). CIMB card members also get 10% off their total bill from now till 31 July 2015. PISCO South American Kitchen & Bar, Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-231/232 (Festive Walk), Singapore 098138 (Image from PISCO’s Facebook page)

Sentosa Cove

8. Kith Cafe

kith cafe breakfast
Bask in the sunny ambience of Kith Café to kick-start your day in Sentosa! Their airy interior and wood-panelled floors set a relaxed and slow-paced holiday mood that doesn’t come by often. Although some of the pastas exceed $20, their breakfast, sandwiches, and salads are safely in the range. We recommend the Big Breakfast ($18), which includes your choice of toast and eggs, bacon, smoked bratwurst, grilled tomato, and spicy Tomato Beans. Plus point: lots of natural light equals to a good Instagram picture of your spread. Kith Cafe, Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, #01-08, Singapore 098373 (Image from Kith Cafe’s Facebook page)

9. &Made Burger Bistro

andmade burger
Located along the quiet stretch of Quayside Isle, &Made Burger Bistro specialises in, well, burgers. For burgers under $20, there are already half a dozen to choose from. One classic options is the &Made Cheeseburger ($17), which is a titillating combination of juicy beef patty covered in mozzarella cheese, stacked with tomato, lettuce, onions, cucumber pickle, garlic, and caper mayonnaise. &Made Burger Bistro, 31 Ocean Way #01-03, Singapore 098375 (Image from &Made Burger Bistro’s Facebook page)

Palawan/Tanjong/Siloso Beach

10. Coastes

coastes breakfast
Situated along the beach, Coastes is the ideal place to unwind and let your hair down if you’re looking for a bite. Its great location is not the only thing to check out – their menu offers a variety of choices that will fit nicely into the budget. Options include Muffin with Portobello Mushroom and Scrambled Egg ($16) for breakfast and Roast Chicken Sandwich ($16) or Spaghetti Bolognaise ($16) for lunch and dinner. Coastes, Sentosa, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099000 (Image from Coastes’ Facebook page)

11. Tastes of Asia

tastes of asia noodle
Tastes of Asia is a casual eatery that will curb your cravings for all things Asian. In addition to staple local fare like laksa and chicken rice, the menu also consists of perennial favourites from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and even China’s cuisine. Try their Chicken Dum Briyani ($9.80), an aromatic combination of spices and basmati rice topped off with a whole chicken leg that is bound to satiate you. However, if you’re still feeling frisky after lunch, there’s enough left over in the budget for a refreshing cup of Chendol ($3). Tastes of Asia, 60 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098997 (Image from OpenRice)

12. Wave House Sentosa Restaurant + Bar

wavehouse sentosa
The sea salt breeze and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore would greet you at the Wave House Sentosa Restaurant + Bar. Ideal for a lovely date or a family meal, the establishment offers a Weekday Special Lunch Set that includes a 3-Course Full Menu ($14++) or a 2-Course Menu (main and dessert only - $9.80++). Each day, the soup, main and dessert for these lunch sets change, boasting delectable dishes such as German Beef Broth and Freshly Oven Roasted Chicken. All day breakfast sets are also available, such as the Eggs Benedict ($14.50++). Wave House Sentosa Restaurant + Bar, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007 (Image taken from Wave House Sentosa’s Facebook page)

Imbiah Lookout

13. Joe and Dough

joe and dough sentosa
Joe and Dough’s menu consists mainly of sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and cakes. However, don’t be fooled by their humble selection - their preservative-free sandwiches and painstakingly prepared coffee has met with a lot of positive reviews. Despite having several branches, the café makes sure that only the best is served by baking their own bread. When you’re there, give the Bacon Mushroom Melt ($8.20) and Hazelnut Latte ($5.90) a try. Top it off with great service, and you’ve got a combination to boot. Joe and Dough, Madame Tussauds Sentosa, 40 Imbiah Road, Singapore 099700 (Image from Joe and Dough’s Facebook page)

14. Straits Express

straits express
Located at Imbiah Lookout, this cheery-looking kiosk sells takeaway Snow Ice ($8) in different fruity flavours and local delights such as Curry Chicken Rice ($12) and Curry Vegetable Rice ($12). On a hot day at Sentosa, we recommend the Mango Snow Ice ($8) for those seeking a refreshing sweet treat from the sun. Straits Express, Imbiah Lookout (Next to Starbucks), Grid 3E - according to the Sentosa map See also: Popular restaurants at Sentosa Best Budget Steaks under $20
Written by Mandy How & Eunice Tang
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