Back in the day, Far East Plaza was the mall in Singapore that teenagers would go to shop for the latest clothes and hangout with their friends. Today, the mall’s popular for a different (and very delicious) reason - food!
Whether you want to grab a quick bite or feast on a table full of food, Far East Plaza has a variety of cuisines and light bites all under one roof! Here’s a list of some of our go-to eateries at the mall.
Just a note before we begin, a few of the eateries have already been mentioned in our guide to affordable dining options (read S$15 and below!) in Orchard so we won’t be elaborating on them here. To learn more about those places, read the guide here.)
Getting There from Royal Plaza on Scotts
On Foot: 1-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts (the mall’s right across the street from us!)
The Sushi Bar
If you’re on #teamthick when it comes to sashimi slices, make your way to The Sushi Bar.
Besides the usual chirashi dons, the cosy establishment also serves up a mean Aburi Kaisen Chirashi Don - a selection of salmon, tuna, swordfish, yellowtail, scallop and salmon belly that are lightly-torched served atop a bed of rice.
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #04-28, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 11.30am - 3.30pm, 5 - 9.45pm | Fridays & Saturdays, 11.30am - 9.45pm | Closed on Sundays
Hong Hu Express
The epitome of rainy day comfort food: Silky strands of hand-pulled noodles served in a fragrant anchovy broth with minced meat, fried onion bits and Fuzhou Fish Balls (next-level fish balls filled with minced meat).
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #05-98, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: 10am - 9pm daily
No GST, no service charge and Chirashi Donburi lunch meals for $18 Nett.
Need we say more?
(P.S. If you're not a fan of raw fish, Wasabi Tei has also got affordable grilled salmon, eel and cod fish options. There are a limited number of seats at the restaurant - even when they’ve got two shop lots - so make sure you reach early to get a seat!)
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #05-68, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 12 - 3pm, 5.30 - 9.30pm | Fridays, 12 - 3pm, 5.30 - 9.30pm | Saturdays, 12 - 4pm, 5.30 - 9.30pm | Closed on Sundays
Kra Pow Thai Street Food
If you’re looking for a meal that packs a spicy and sour punch, then Kra Pow Thai Street Food will be your go-to. We especially like their drunken noodles - an aromatic plate of kway teow (broad noodles) tossed in fish sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, chilli, holy basil and meat.
(Fun fact: contrary to its name, the dish isn't made with alcohol. Instead, there’s a theory that suggests that its named after how well the robust flavours of the dish complements alcohol.)
Another hot (or cold in this case) favourite would be their red ruby green emerald dessert - the ice has a fine texture (much like the Korean Bing Soo) and the coconut milk doesn’t overwhelm. The green and red water chestnut balls also adds a sweet refreshing crunch to the dessert.
Meals at Kra Pow are wallet-friendly - dishes mostly cost between $6.90 - $12.90 and there’s no extra fee for GST or service charge.
Address: Far East Plaza, 14D Scotts Road, #03-26/27, Singapore 228217
Operating Hours: 11.30am - 9.30pm daily
Old Chang Kee
You’ll probably see Old Chang Kee’s familiar yellow signboard around the city (especially near train stations) when you’re out and about. And you’ll probably be spoiled by the number of savoury snack options available so we’ll help you out here - go for their signature curry puff.
Each puff is stuffed to the brim with thick chunks of chicken and potatoes and an egg wedge, enveloped within a crisp puff pastry.
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #01-K3, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: 7am - 10pm daily
When in Singapore, the quintessential Singaporean breakfast - Kaya Toast (coconut jam on toast), Soft-Boiled Eggs and a fresh cuppa Kopi - is a must-try!
For the adventurous: Add a dash of soy sauce and a pinch of pepper to your soft-boiled eggs, then dip your Kaya Toast in the mixture - you’ll be in for a delightful sweet-savory treat (much like having ice-cream with French fries, or like having chicken and waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup).
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #01-16, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: 8am - 9pm daily
Get a refreshing boost of vitamins in the form of a yummy beverage from The Fresh! The old-school juicery serves up creative concoctions of juices - including ones made with Yakult (that drink you saw in the Netflix romcom, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before")!
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #05-117, Singapore 228217
Homegrown chain, Yuan Cha, sources their tea from Taiwan and customises the tea flavours for the store - they even offer a premium range of high-mountain oolong tea from a 200-year-old tea plantation in Taiwan!
For those who enjoy tangy flavours, go for their fruit vinegar series. And to some bite to your drink, add on toppings such as coconut jelly, yam pearls and sweet potato pearls.
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #01-39, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: Sundays to Wednesdays, 11am - 9pm | Thursdays - Saturdays, 11am - 9.30pm
If you’re in love with the coco, you’ll also fall in love with Mr. Coconut and their plethora of coconut smoothie options - including shakes made with mango, avocado and even dragonfruit!
Word has it that their Coconut Shake is a must-try - it’s basically a guilt-free smoothie made entirely from the milk, water and flesh of young Thai coconuts (and some crushed ice to curb the heat outdoors!).
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #01-14C, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm daily
BONUS: Greenview Cafe
Yes, we’ve talked about Greenview Cafe’s popular mee hoon kuay (hand-torn noodles) dish before, but this time, the cafe’s on our list for a different reason - Fried Nian Gao (fried rice cakes).
On its own, Nian Gao tastes mildly sweet. And the cafe serves the dish just like how it’s commonly enjoyed by the Chinese during Lunar New Year - sandwiched between taro and sweet potato slices and fried to a golden-brown with a crisp coating of batter.
(The Nian Gao is made fresh daily and is available on a while stocks last basis)
Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road #04-96, Singapore 228213
Operating Hours: Mondays - Saturdays, 10am - 8pm | Closed on Sundays
Cover Image: Vanessa Kou
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