Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Dear readers, yesterday when I ordered my once-in-a-while fastfood set meal, I was shocked to realize that this meal was no longer $5, it was $5.50, a 10% price increment! Why was this $5.50 not publicized? Was it because that this is a 10% increment over the usual price? Join the emailing list to receive regular Financial and Singapore stocks newsletters too! Like" me on Singapore Stocks Investing Facebook page to receive all posts on your Facebook as well as read more articles. Follow me on Twitter too.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Dear readers, THE SQUARE@ FURAMA is having a one for one international buffet promotion till 31 Dec 2017! The promotion is for credit card holders with the local bank cards here (DBS, UOB, Maybank) though if you have other credit cards, you may want to check with the restaurant too on whether your card entitles you to the one for one buffet promotion too. And good news is that if you do not hold any credit card, you will still be eligble for the one for one promotion if you are a SAFRA member. For more details of the buffet, you can visit the link here .

Thursday, September 7, 2017


I was out early on a weekday morning, looking for good and cheap breakfast. The choice is clear: good hawker food! With that aim, I headed down to Blk 51 Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. Dismayed as I was in discovering that most of the (as well as my favorite) stalls were closed, I headed for the next best alternative: Kallang Estate Food Centre.

Having been there before, I knew what I am going to order fast: DA FEI (OR FATTY) FISHBALL BAK CHOR MEE.
Just look at what I am getting for $4!

Monday, July 10, 2017


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Dear readers, I am not sure whether you have noticed this. But the format of the layout of our fast food restaurants seems to have changed. As well as the concept too. Let me explain more.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Best valued international buffets

If you are a buffet lover, then one way to save some monies is to look out for deals on websites featuring promotions like "1 dine for 1", "1 for 1 Free", etc. I would just like to share with readers a buffet which I had some time ago featuring crabs from many countries (see picture below). There were so much meat from these crabs that they were simply yummy!

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Sunday, September 6, 2015


In my previous post, I have shared with readers on a breakfast set with delivers value worth than what one could pay for. And I thought, pictures are more than words, hence I have taken a photo of this value-for-monies breakfast set which I have again tried it. At least, the picture to prove my points, and a picture to activate your hunger pangs early this morning:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The BEST value-for-monies Singapore Breakfast

I have been eating out for my breakfast since Friday 21 Aug 2015 and today, I had the same breakfast which I had since 21 Aug 2015 which to me is really the Best value-for-monies Singapore Breakfast. I have had for these breakfasts two slices of toasted bread with creamy kaya and margarine as the yummy spread, two boiled eggs and last but not least, as you have expected, a cup of great coffee! This combination is really one of Singapore’s “trademark” breakfast sets and a set of this breakfast costs $4.80 at Yakun Toast which I had in the beginning of August 2015. But do you know that I have had all the breakfasts for myself from 21 Aug 2015 to today at a total price of a mere $4.20, which is still cheaper than the corresponding set from Yakun Toast?

Friday, June 26, 2015

One way I manage the costs of inflation

I walked around the food court, looking for something to fill my hungry stomach. There are many what seems to be delicious food (yes, Singapore is a food paradise) but after spending close to ten minutes prancing around in the food court, I left the food court, hungry and without buying a single food item. In a nutshell, I have summarized the effect of the high cost of living here in Singapore.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Enjoy an international buffet for just 50 cents

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Of my monies and Chap Chai Peng

There is one stall in my staff canteen selling mixed vegetable rice that I will patronize regularly. I have to patronize the food stall by “force” rather than by “choice” because I need rice almost daily to “fuel” my body: this stall is the only one selling rice and mixed vegetable dishes. If you are a regular customer for mixed vegetable rice stalls in general, you would know that meat dishes generally cost more than pure vegetable dishes. Normally, I would just opt for rice with two vegetable dishes and one meat dish just to save some money.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How best to spend your hard-earned dollars on meals?

Singapore prides itself on the many shopping centres around the island so much so that in many housing estates, there is at least one glitzy shopping mall in each of them. Whenever I am outside doing shopping or to be more exact, “window shopping”, I am always puzzled at how best to utilize my hard-earned monies towards filling my stomach for meals. These shopping centres are really beautiful and Singapore has earned many accolades for its range of appetizing food and cuisine, but somehow, I really feel that the standard of Singapore’s food served there has really declined.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kay Lee Roast Meat bought by Aztech for $4 million

Kay Lee Roast Meat shop is reported to be sold for $4 million to Aztech Group. Kay Lee Roast meat shop is located quite near to Tai Seng MRT station and I have seen many customers lining up for the tasty roast meat. I have personally dined at the shop and think its roasted meat is not bad. The plans by Aztech Group are reportedly to open more shops selling Kay Lee’s signature roast meat and the two founders of the meat shop will also help to ensure the quality of their roast meat is intact in all its expansion stores. It is also reported that Aztech’s founder, Michael Mun is a long-time customer of Kay Lee.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

$3 piping hot, full delicious Curry Chicken Mee at Orchard Road?

Fancy a bowl of piping hot, satisfyingly full, delicious with lots of chicken meat and mee curry chicken mee …….. and at Orchard Road some more? Yes, there is a stall at Orchard Road selling this! If the title of this post leaves you feeling surprised and curious, it is understandable as Orchard Road is a prime district in Singapore and one of the most expensive districts in the world. A non-restaurant meal comprising a plate of simple foodfare easily costs at least $5.80 (from my knowledge). A piece of bread at a fine bread outlet can also easily cost $3. And hence a bowl of delicious Curry Chicken Mee at Orchard Road at $3? You must think that I am kidding, but I am not, please read on to find out which stall it is.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

A new modus operandi on how to earn more monies from me

On 19 May 2014, after work, I went to a coffeeshop stall and ordered a plate of mixed vegetable rice. I seldom order my meals from this stall as I was always left thirsty after consuming the meals bought from the stall. I attribute my thirst after the consumption to the loads of MSG that might be heaped onto the dishes to make them more appetizing. Anyway, after a long time, I decide to try this stall once again, for who knows; I may be left surprised as surprised as how SMRT stock has now touched a price range of around $1.40 from the lows of $1.02.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Free McDonalds Meals for All?

Singaporeans can have free McDonalds meals if they have a smartphone with an internet access. They can download the McDonalds apps, set an alarm and once the alarm rings daily, they can check out the freebies that McDonalds offers them for free.

The freebies can be in the form of a video clip, or a free coke or some one-for-one free snacks. Many Singaporeans may be very happy that there is such an app and while I applaud McDonalds for coming out with this app, I cannot help but think that this is nothing more than a marketing strategy. If someone gets a “buy one and get one free” chicken nuggets, he or she will most likely go and buy a box of nuggets so as to be entitled to the free box of nuggets; in this way, the consumer gives his dollars to McDonalds, dollars which could otherwise be saved and invested for higher returns. Similarly, I believe the marketing strategy for a free coke is that the consumer may order something to go along with his free coke.

Monday, March 17, 2014

How McDonalds Free Egg Mcmuffins helps me in my Investments

This morning, McDonalds gave out one-hundred-and-twenty-thousands of Free Egg Mac-muffins across its outlets in Singapore to mark the “All-Day Breakfast” today (17 March 2014). This promotion event was publicised across the mass media last week and when I heard of the drive, I did not think too much of it as I knew certainly that there would be large flocks of people queuing for the freebies egg mac-muffins. Along my way to work today, however I decided to just “try my luck” at getting this free egg mac-muffin as I passed by a McDonalds outlet. The queue at the outlet was quite decent and from the time of queuing to getting my free egg mac-muffins, it was quite fast. I munched hungrily at the mac-muffin, happy at what McDonalds has given me for free and grateful for the free breakfast.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Chinese New Year meals for Singapore Stocks

I believe we should eat good food during Chinese New Year as ensuring our stomachs are full and eating good meals during Chinese New Year are in my belief, auspicious as it means we will also eat good food for the new Chinese New Year too.

For the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Wooden Horse 2014, I snacked on some of the many titbits as my lunch and that was enough to fill my stomach. For dinner, my family and I went out to have our dinner. As I have shared with you in my earlier posts, most of the cafes and restaurants were closed for the first day of the Chinese New Year, and hence I have set my mind that I would eat KFC crispy chicken as I was sure that KFC would open during Chinese New Year. I am right and hence you could see the two crispy pieces that I had for the first day of the Chinese New Year. 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Where to eat good-for-value meals during Chinese New Year 2014?

We visit friends and relatives when it is Chinese New Year. Between visits, we will likely have our meals at coffee shops, cafes or even restaurants. Most of these eateries are closed when it comes to Chinese New Year though not all stalls do so.

There were few previous occasions which I could recall that I patronise one of the not many stalls which still opened during Chinese New Year. So what I experienced then was really, in my thinking something to do with the fundamentals of economics.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Of Fried Chickens and Money

This evening, I decided to pamper myself when it comes to dinner. I mean, if you are my regular reader, you would have known that I would try to eat simple food wherever it is possible for health reasons. But not having eaten some meat for quite some time, I decided to give myself a treat by eating some fried chicken. Thus I went to a KFC outlet and ordered a set of two pieces of meat of my choice: one crispy thigh and one original thigh. I was really surprised when I saw that this two-pieces chicken meal set, originally at $6.95 is now $7.70! In percentages term, the price of KFC’s two-pieces chicken meal has increased by 10.8%! I told the cashier matter-of-factly that the chicken set meal has increased in price and the cashier replied coolly that while the chicken set meal has increased in price, other food items has decreased in price. As I am not really hankering for other food items, I was not attentive to what the cashier said. Anyway, I really do not know what has caused KFC to increase its two-pieces chicken meal by such a large percentage!

Monday, December 9, 2013

What an American Breakfast taught me about Money?

Today, I have an American Breakfast for breakfast. The American Breakfast comprises a toast with margarine spread, two hot dogs, scrambled eggs and a cup of hot kopi. With the above description, it is typical to assume that the American Breakfast will cost around $5 in a modest café or around $8 in a upscale cafeteria based in places like shopping centres. Can you guess how much I paid for the breakfast? The meal features at $2.70 and after a 10% membership card discount, the American Breakfast just costs $2.43! Wow, it is really too attractive a price to pay for an America Breakfast.

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