Best lunch spots near 18 New Industrial Road
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The easiest option for lunch is to zip down to the nearest coffeeshop, but some days you just want to treat yourself to something a little special (but still affordable). We’ve put together a list of great spots to eat around the Tai Seng area, mostly within a 15 minute (tops!) walk from 18 NIR.
Geylang Prawn Noodle
Traditional soupy prawn noodles with prawns and/or pork ribs. Service is brisk and tables are limited, but the broth does hit the spot.
325 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534946. $
Jie Bakery & Confectionery
Popular with the residents in the area, this charming bakery churns out fresh breads and cakes on a daily basis. Great stop for a cheap office snack of bread and peanut butter done the old school way.
123 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534837. $
Kay Lee Roast Meat
Famed for their four million dollar recipe, this joint doesn’t disappoint with their heart-stopping meats. The 3 Combination Roast Meat ($10) is a delightful Friday treat.
125 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534838. $$
Old Street Bak Kut Teh
Choose between a peppery broth version or their signature dry bak kut teh.
129 Upper Paya Lebar Rd, Singapore 534840. $$
The Commerze at Irving
Easily the hippest block in the hood, this building is home to cafes like The Boneless Kitchen (#01-31), Singapore’s first vegetarian Korean restaurant; Carol Mel Café (#01-30), which serves Ipoh-inspired savoury dishes and sweet cakes; 23 Jumpin (#01-25), probably the most popular café of the lot offering Instagram-worthy plates and the usual suspects (eggs benedict, deep-fried wings, duck confit and the like). Also noteworthy are the waffles and ice cream at Supermilk (#01-29), the unpretentious fare at The Oven Café Bistro (#01-22), and affordable cold-pressed juices at SWAG (#01-26).
The Commerce @ Irving, 1 Irving Place, Singapore 369546, $$-$$$
Reliable, air-conditioned building with RamenPlay, Food Junction and even Din Tai Fung. Popular stalls at Food Junction include Li Xin Teochew Noodle. Finish your meal with artisanal ice cream by way of Everton Creamery and bubble tea by Artease on the second floor.
30 Tai Seng Street, Singapore 534013. $-$$$
Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee
Just a six minute drive away from 18 NIR, Kin Kin hails from KL and is best known for their springy noodle texture, runny yolk, and slow-roasted chilli flakes. Portions run slightly small, so make sure to add noodles if you have a big appetite.
534 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368220. $
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