Monthly Archives: June 2012

Top 5 Local Food you SHOULD Try!! (in our opinion)

Singapore is Food City.
There are definitely many other (good) reasons to visit Singapore, such as the Night Safari, Marina Bay Sands etc but one CANNOT come to our little red dot without having some of our MUST-TRY!

Here at Bunc @ Radius, we introduce you our top 5 favourite dishes (in our opinion) that you should try.

1. Singapore Chili Crab

Who could resist this oh-so-yummy chilli crab that is popular among both locals and tourists? You can’t miss this when you visit Singapore. This spicy-sweet tomato gravy goes perfect with deep fried buns. We guarantee you’ll lick your fingers clean once you’re done and that’s right, get your hands dirty eating it!

We recommend: Jumbo Seafood along @ Riverside

2. Chicken Rice

Chicken rice, is everywhere. You will probably find one in every hawker centre in Singapore but Singaporeans just can’t get enough of it. But where is the BEST chicken rice?

We recommend: Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice (Maxwell Food Centre located at Chinatown)

3. Kaya Toast

Kaya (or also known as coconut jam) consists of coconut milk, pandan flavour and sweetened by sugar. Spoil yourself and enjoy the kaya toast with a generous helping of butter, you won’t regret it.

We recommend: Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

4. Roti Prata

Roti Prata is a salty Indian Pancake / Flatbread fried over a flat grill. It is often eaten with mutton or fish curry and sold mostly by Indian Muslims at coffeeshops and hawker centres. Unlike the normal pancake, this pancake belong to the savoury cateogry.

We recommend: Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata

5. Satay

Often mistaken for a kebab, the satay taste nowhere like a kebab. . Thereโ€™s the peanut dip, sweet and spicy and theย  meat is marinated with different local spices. Satay is usually served with refreshing sides of chopped raw cucumber and onions, along with ketupat (rice cakes steamed in woven coconut leaves).

We recommend: Haron’s Satay

Stay tuned for part 2: 5 things not commonly seen in Singapore!

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Guests who Stayed With Us.

Everyone, say HI to Tubtib and May from Thailand!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Places We Recommend You To Visit:

We love the architecture around the city – the colorful buildings in Little India, vintage shop houses in Chinatown and those beautiful buildings when you take a walk along the Singapore River – the museums, parliament, etc. We really love visiting museums which can be found easily there!! And also the nightlife, we can spend a whole night out cos there are places to go like Clarke Quay or even Mustafa : )

Especially Tubtib, she likes the Marina Bay Sans and the view from above. She also loves the Marina Bay Shoppes, esp at the night time.

So what is your favourite food?

It has got to be……. Tian-tian chicken rice in Maxwell Food Center. It’s the favourite meal for both of us!!

And lastly, what do you love about Bunc??

I love Bunc for many reasons – the nice and friendly staff, clean and a great room! Although it’s dorm hostel, the beds are designed for more privacy than those kinds of bed in other hostel. I love to read books before sleeping so the light over the bed is cool. and thanks for the adapter! You are so helpful haha!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s another awesome shot of the girls in Peranakan costume when they visited the “Images of Singapore” located at Sentosa!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Pretty yes?

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Happy Father’s Day!

Bunc @ Radius would like to wish all fathers

A HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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Perks of Staying With Us! – Free Entries

Here at Bunc, we offer you not just bed and breakfast (and of course the facilities), but unlimited discounts and deals exclusively for you!! We’ve sourced high and low, worked long and hard to bring you….

1. EXCLUSIVE FREE ENTRIES TO CLUBS/BARS IN SINGAPORE

That’s right. No cover charge at all!!

Look out for our friendly staff for more information ๐Ÿ™‚

So what are you waiting for?
Book our beds right now at http://www.bunchostel.com

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Bunc has a Chef!

Everyone! Meet our new chef!

Hahaha, we’re kidding. Howard just loves cooking and is always cooking an extra portion for us (and his girlfriend of course).

The dish he whipped up:ย  Yong Tau Foo.ย 

Yong Tau Foo is a Chinese soup dish with Hakka origins commonly found in China, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. This dish originated in the 1960s as tofu stuffed with a meat or fish paste. Since then all variety of vegetables and even fried fritters have been similarly stuffed.

Yong tau foo is essentially a clear consomme soup containing a varied selection of food items, including fish balls, crab sticks, bittergourds, cuttlefish, lettuce, ladies fingers, as well as chilis, and various forms of fresh produce, seafood and meats common in Chinese cuisine. Some of these items, such as bittergourd and chili, are usually filled with fish paste (surimi). The foods are then sliced into bite-size pieces, cooked briefly in boiling broth and then served either in the broth as soup or with the broth in a separate bowl. Other variations of soup base include laksa or curry sauce.

Bunc take this opportunity to recommend you our favourite! – The People’s Park Hakka Yong Tau Fu. (It’s a 5 mins walk from the hostel!!)

The People’s Park Yong Tau Fu displays an impressive array of Hakka Yong Tau Fu. Equally exorbitant are its prices which range from 40 cents to $2 for each piece of yong tau fu. You can choose to have it in the broth (“tang”) or the broth outside (“gan”). For those looking for a spicy treat, try the Laksa broth! We promise you won’t regret!!

The People’s Park Yong Tau Fu (along Jalan Besar Road)
290 Jalan Besar
Singapore 208953

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