NUS Si Chuan Steamboat

20 11 2008

@Arts canteen (The Deck) Si Chuan 四川

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Opens Mondays to Sundays. From 4pm till finished. Probably ends at 7pm. Depends.

Choice of soup: chicken or spicy hot soup
The plate consists of 2-3 prawns, lots of vegetables, bee hoon/vermicelli, meat, sausage, tofu, seaweed, crabstick…

Can you guess the price of this steamboat?

$5 for a plate of food, a bowl of rice and a personal steamboat pot. It’s the cheapest ever I’ve seen in Sg. Note: it’s not buffet. And it’s a bit inconvenient to go back to the stall and ask the person to re-light the flame when it goes off after 20 mins or so. But the price is considered affordable for students during an occasion or celebration.


NUS Middle Eastern

20 11 2008

@ Business Canteen (Terrace)
National University of Singapore


$3 Kebab with normal rice


$2.50 Kebab Sandwich with Fries


$3 Kebab with Fragrant Rice

This is the cheapest kebab rice I ever tried in my entire life, LOL! It wins my thumbs up because of the tastiness of the food and the price though 3 bucks is considered more expensive than other food in the canteen.

First, intro the fragrant rice. Added with star anise (a type of spice), compliment with shredded purple cabbage, lettuce, tomato and salad dressing, this rice makes the dish a must-have. And the main highlight is the chicken kebab. Juicy and tender meat. Drool~ Besides the rice, you can try their sandwich. The bread known as pita is like a two layered dough, special!! There is another type of meat besides kebab which is grilled chicken, it tastes similar to the satay meat. Wow! Amazing! And the best thing is it’s Halal~~ everyone can try!

Do note that the queue is slow. Sorry for the super late post!! I tried this several times this semester and the queue is getting longer than I first tried. It is opened on Saturdays but they only prepare more food for weekdays. But even so, the food is selling fast. Sometimes at 1.30pm, all the kebab would be finished or kept away (remember to ask and check!).

Updated on 30 Jan 2009.. I finally tried the kebab rice at Jurong Point Banquet stall and I’m very disappointed. It’s not just the high price (about $7) but the food really cannot make it – meat is not tender, salad is too sour.. I miss the food at NUS!

Students’ choice ~My choice~

1 04 2007

In school, when I realise it’s boring sitting alone in the canteen, I have my lunch in a box. Indian food in Science canteen is quite nice especially with the satay-alike sauce and its very popular red-coloured fried fish fillet. I think after moving our faculty to Law, I’m gonna miss the food here.

Science canteen (Frontier) Indian food (price around $2, depends on what you select, mutton tends to be more ex$)
Drink to quench thirst – a packet of fruit juice. Lazy to queue up for real fresh fruit juice.

Then when it’s around 8pm, most stalls in the school canteen are already closed, we would walk over to…

Blk 33 Dover Road (S)130033

Instead of eating at the hawker centre where again most stalls are closed, we ate at the coffee shop that’s at Blk 32. Haha forgot the name of the stall. The zi-char (煮炒) stall and the western stall can be recommended. Forgot to take photo of the western food, the chicken cutlet looks tempting! For starving people like me, I managed to finish the hor fun, not sure if the quantity is too much for you. What’s more? There’s TV with CableTV channels to watch while eating.. haha I’ll go there again.

Hor fun and Sambal fried rice
($3 each)

Sweet and Sour fish ($4).. too bad the quantity is not big enough.. it’s nice

To my schoolmates…

10 02 2007

NUS Science Canteen (Frontier) Western food
Location: next to the drink stall

Crispy fish dory
The dory is so crispy that we can effortlessly cut the piece into slices.. However the fries are too salty.. Advised not to eat too much as an excessive intake of salt may cause kidney failure. Oh yah, the waiting time is quite long, it’s wiser to follow and order the same dish as the group of people in front of you.. Haha~