AFN Recommends: 5 Places to Check Out This Weekend

AFN Recommends: 5 Places to Check Out This Weekend

These dining places will make sure your weekend won't be a bore when it comes to satisfying your belly.

Bored of the same old dining options in Singapore? We have tried and tested the following dining places so you know where to dine every weekend with your friends and family!


Photo: Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup)

Missing Bali? Head down to Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House to discover their new dish - Nasi Campur Ayam Bali (S$10.90)! Pair it with their Telur Balado, a spiced egg braised in red chillies, tomatoes, shallots, garlic and kaffir lime leaves, and our favourite soups – Soto Betawi (S$8.90), madura beef soup, and Sop Buntut (S$10.90), an oxtail soup. Polish the meal off with Es Cendol (S$4), a simple bowl of ice shaving with fresh cempedak and the classic pandan rice flour jelly that will leave you wanting more!

Get your fill of Bali – no flights necessary!


Ann Siang Hill 18 Ann Siang Rd, #01-01, Singapore 069698

313@Somerset 313 Orchard Road, #B3-10, Singapore 238895

Paya Lebar Square 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-71, Singapore 409051


For our international foodies, do check out these recommended Indonesia recipes: Asinan, Ayam Betutu, Soto Ayam and Es Dawet


Beauty In A Pot @ NEX

Photo: US Wagyu A5 Beef (from S$24.90)

The newly opened Beauty In The Pot outlet at NEX, Serangoon is a must-visit place for anyone who loves an insta-worthy hotpot photo for the ‘gram. Decked out in swirls of purple, shimmering silver and various shades of pink and terrazzo floors, their newest outlet transports you into a magical unicorn wonderland! 

To celebrate their new outlet, Beauty In The Pot is introducing an outlet-exclusive Flaming Moutai Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth (S$12 / S$22) and their whimsical unicorn ice cream for a limited time only. Complete your hotpot with our favourite picks like the US Wagyu A5 Beef (from S$24.90), Ebiko Prawn Paste, Fried Beancurd Skin (from $5.40) and Assorted Dumplings Platter (S$10).

Your belly will thank you for the magical experience!


NEX 23 Serangoon Central, #02-01, Singapore 556083

For our international foodies, do check out these recommended Chinese recipes: Mala Xiang Guo, Har Gow, Szechuan Spicy Chicken and How-to fold wonton.

Shimbashi Soba

Photo: Takane Ruby Autumn Tempura Seiro

Looking to dine healthy? Drop by Shimbashi Soba! Their soba is freshly made everyday by the chef. Plus, for a limited time only (12 October - 30 November), they’re introducing their new Takane Ruby Soba with three different selections to choose from - Takane Ruby Seiro, Takane Ruby Autumn Tempura Seiro and Hot Takane Ruby Autumn Soba. With nutritional value three times higher than the regular buckwheat soba, the takane ruby soba is chewier with a more satisfying bite! Complete your soba meal with an array of side dishes  like the ever-popular tamago, Shishamo Kara-age (S$8.20) and our team’s favourite, Soba Cha Soft Serve (S$4.80), ice cream served with a side of red bean and mochi! 

Tip: You can opt for Takane Ruby Soba (top up $2) for any of the soba dishes in their menu.



Paragon 290 Orchard Road, #B01-40, Singapore 238859


For our international foodies, do check out these recommended Japanese recipes: Japanese Smelts Nabanzuke, and Tamago Sando


Sushi GO


Looking for good, wallet-friendly sushi? Head on over to Sushi-Go at Jurong Point! Sushi prices start from S$1.80 while premium items go below S$6. They have over 100 varieties of sushi, all served to your table on a speedy bullet train. Discover new dishes like their fiery Mala Clam Gunkan (S$1.80) and Spicy Onion Chashu Sushi (S$2.30) and more. Salmon lovers rejoice and order their satisfyingly umami GO-Tsumami Sushi (S$5.50 for 2 pcs) which has fresh slices of salmon draped of sushi rice, set on a carpet of nori & piled with crab stick meat and ikura for an explosion of flavours in your mouth. 

Sushi-Go offers selected sushi items at just $1.80 for its weekday lunch promotion Monday-Thursday  starting from 1st September 2020 from 11am-5pm excluding public holidays, so get your bang for buck!

Each day follows a theme too: Salmon Monday, Tamago Tuesday, Spicy Wednesday, Ebi Thursday.

And that’s not all, end your meal with soft, wobbly caramel pudding, or their earthy and fragrant matcha warabi mochi for an all round meal. Or you could take a chance at their ice cream claw machine & nab a cone when you spend S$20.

So grab an adventurous sushi lover & have a go at Sushi-Go!


&JOY Dining Hall, 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-47/48 Shopping Centre, Jurong Point, Singapore 648886

For our international foodies do check out these recommended japanese recipes: Spicy Salmon Sushi Bake, How To Make Mochi, Hand Rolled Sushi, Purple Mochi Cookies

SENS Sushi & Grill

Photo: (Hokkaido Treasure Don S$38.50)

Tucked in the basement corner of Raffles Holland Village mall, SENS Sushi & Grill is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that continues to win the hearts of gourmands and many local celebrities like Li Nanxing and Constance Song. Be whisked away to the heart of Hokkaido with the Hokkaido Treasure Don (S$38.50), a SENS signature filled with the freshest medley of uni, ikura, amaebi, hamachi, scallop and salmon, all imported from Japan. Our next must-try pick is the Asari Butter Yaki (S$12), a plate of sweet, fresh clams stir-fried with fragrant butter. Also new to the menu, the Karei Karaage (S$22.50), a flounder fish coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried till the bones are edible! 


Raffles Holland Village 118 Holland Avenue, #B1-12/13, Singapore 278997


For our international foodies, do check out these recommended Japanese recipes: Sukiyaki, Asian Lime Edamame and How-to Make Alcohol-Free Japanese Sauces.


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