Eating out in Singapore is one experience you must not miss out on. With a delightful array of restaurants open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, this vibrant country is bursting with authentic, modern and gourmet delicacies for you to enjoy, without the worry of paying extortionate prices. Here are three of the best budget places to eat when visiting Singapore:

Yu Kun Kaya
Yu Kun Kaya is a traditional Singaporean restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown. Their authentic menu boasts an array of delightful dishes, created from recipes passed down through the generations, which makes them a household name throughout the country. Their traditional breakfast is a great example of the delicacies they offer; serving a plate of Kaya Toast filled with Kaya coconut jam, sided with two runny eggs, is the most popular dish at this restaurant and has been provided ever since 1944. Yu Kun Kaya is also renowned for its fabulous range of extravagantly, rich coffees. You can expect to eat (or drink) at Yu Kun Kaya from between £2.00 – £5.00 depending on your choice of meal. Check out their website for more information.

Yum Cha
Yum Cha is restaurant neatly tucked away in a hotel in Chinatown. Being away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Singapore life means the restaurant can offer a unique dining experience in a relaxed environment. Although most famous for their dim sum delicacies, Yum Cha have a reputation for producing mouth-watering seafood dishes and award-winning crabs too. The menu is split in to three; ala carte, dim sum specialties and a set menu. Including dishes such as salted egg prawns and, bean curd and ginkgo biloba with vegetable jade fu fruit,, there is an exuberant amount of wonderful delicacies to tempt your taste buds. Prices vary depending on your choice of meal, however you can expect to eat a good-sized portion of food for around visit their website to find out more.

Annalakshmi is one of the cheapest places to eat in Singapore; the vegetarian-only Indian restaurant has no set prices for food, asking only for a kind donation at the end of your meal. Typical donations made by visitors eating at the restaurant, are usually around S$15 – S$20 for a generous vegetarian buffet, however, the donation you make is entirely up to you. Annalakshmi’s mission statement is to serve the society through the arts, so you can expect a fantastic display of cultural delights whilst you enjoy the fine food served by the restaurant. Menus at the restaurant include chow chow and capsicum curry, Yam Kootu, Thoor Dhal, Cabbage and Spinach stir-fry and Nuts Pilav, of which one of the most popular delicacies offered at the restaurant is oothappam (rice and lentil pancakes) topped with onions, fried cauliflower, chillies and yoghurt. Annalakshmi is a very popular, cultural venue so make sure you book to avoid missing out. For more information visit their website.

At Distant Journeys we offer a fantastic two night stopover in glorious Singapore as part of our wonderful holidays to Australia. Head on over to our website to find out more information.

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