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March 19, 2012

Bugis- Freshly Made Singapore Street Food

Ever had that feeling of watching the Asian Food Channel and you just wanted to go to Singapore and try their hawker food? Well, I had..Several times. 

Singapore is known for its hawker stalls and centers that sell a variety of inexpensive and delicious street food. There's just something in street food that always piques my interest just like here , here and here.

We've already tried Thai and Taiwanese street food, and now it's time for some Singaporean delights.

Recently discovered a new restaurant along Nicanor Roxas near Banawe called Bugis- named after a street in Singapore famous for affordable goods and inexpensive mouth-watering hawker food. 


An order of their Singaporean Laksa is a must in Bugis. Served in a hot steamboat, it comes with different toppings such as eggs, shrimp, tofu, sprouts, and some of their main products from Singapore- DODO Seafood products. 


Singaporean Laksa (P180)-  smooth and thick rice noodles in rich and spicy coconut-based soup


We love how it was placed in a steamboat with fire constantly burning underneath to keep everything warm. It was actually boiling the moment it was served to us.



An order of their Laksa could already be shared by 2-3 people. You may request for some extra soup since it dries up easily due to the continuous boiling.


We filled our bowls with the smooth and chewy rice noodles followed by a variety of Dodo products such as fish tofu, lobster balls, fish balls, crab fingers and fish cakes. There were lots of toppings to try out that we found their bowl too small for everything. You had to be extra careful in getting the noodles underneath the pile of seafood goodness else they might just jump out of the sea 

The velvety texture of the coconut-based curry soup adds a distinctive richness and milkiness to the dish. A perfect fusion of sweetness, saltiness and spiciness in a bowl without the heavy feeling and bloatedness afterwards. 

We've learned that they actually got some tips from Tao Yuan Restaurant which serves one of the best-tasting laksa in the country. Their cooks were also trained in Singapore to come up with an authentic taste of the classic Singaporean Laksa.

Beef in Teriyaki Sauce (P135)


D was very hungry during our visit so he ordered this rice topping. And I'm just glad that he did. The beef teriyaki was surprisingly good. It had this extra sweet teriyaki glaze that tasted similar to that of a Korean Bulgogi. I can't help but have myself a few spoonfuls. Atop the dish were 3 pieces of their golden fish balls and a fried egg.

Golden Fishballs in Curry (P25)


These are not your ordinary fish balls. These are exceptionally chewy and bouncy fish balls imported from Singapore. We love how bouncy these fish balls were but we did not like the curry base much.

Fish Tofu (P35)


Their fish tofu tasted better. It had the same springy texture just like the fish balls but this time, we dipped it in their sauces- sweet sauce, chili sauce and peanut sauce.

We both love the sweet sauce. I would dip mine first into the peanut sauce and then the sweet sauce for a nutty and buttery taste.

Breaded Lobster Cheese (P100)


A piece of their breaded lobster cheese cost P25, but if you order 5 pieces, each would just cost you P20. 

These are like fish sticks with cheese surprise. They were perfectly crisp and crunchy outside but soft and bouncy inside. 

At first we thought that mozzarella cheese was inside but turns out, it had this tenuous consistency of cream filling. We loved it just the same. 



Singapore Ice Cream Sandwich-Blueberry (P45)


We couldn't let our visit to Bugis pass without trying their Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwich.

It was basically a block of flavored ice cream sandwiched between two slices of bread. 

 

Another recommendation we got was their Milky Fruit Shakes (P79/small, P95/large)

I ordered for an apple shake that was freshly prepared upon order. I find my shake too liquidy though as if I was just sipping on a juice drink. Taste wise, it was sweet, milky and you can actually taste the distinctive apple flavor and freshness of the fruit shake. 





Some of their Dodo products on sticks:


Bugis Menu:


Bugis Singapore Street Food is something new and unique to try out. It's also a great place to have some light dinner or late night snack since they are open until 12 midnight. We'll definitely go back again for their laksa, try out other ice cream and shake flavors and more of their Num Nums for our hungry tums! :)

 Bugis Singapore Street Food
81-A Nicanor Roxas Street
Banawe Quezon City

47 comments:

  1. Whoa, Laksa! Looks really delicious, and the fish balls and fish tofu look delicious too! Have to check out Banawe soon...

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  2. OMG! LOVE THIS POST! I've had a food trip session at Bugis in SG and I just miss the experience! Will definitely take a trip to our own version of Bugis super soon! :D

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  3. That looks so good! I've eaten Singaporean cuisine several times but I don't think I've ever tried (or seen) Laksa. I love how you describe its taste... it makes me hungry! The fishbals looks reaaally good as well, but I would never have guessed that was curry. It looks too soupy, hehe. 

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  4. I don't remember singapore ice cream served in between bread.  I know they use crackers.  Like the ones they sell along Orchard road.  I might be mistaken though.  =)

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    1. thanks for the compliment. we'll continue to maintain and improve the quality of our products and service. hope to see you in our vito cruz branch near taft and lasalle opening next week.
      by the way, the ice cream in singapore is actually served in both ways, in wafers or bread. :-) thanks for the feedback and comments.

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  5. go check it out! it's a new place I think they just opened this year :)

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  6. let me know what you think!! :)

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  7. It reminded me of the sate fishballs is hongkong haha! :)

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  8. Some vendors sell ice cream sandwich in wafers while others use multicolored bread. :) I think I'll like it more if it was served in wafers haha! :)

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  9. Cool! A very accessible SG hawker stall! Would love to eat here especially since we miss our SG food trip experience! Do they have the fried radish squares?(forgot what it's really called hehe)

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  10. Ritchell ThibodeauxMarch 24, 2012

    I miss the street foods...squid balls, b-b q , etc yummy!

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  11. i tried laksa in SG, but those street foods i missed! want to try it too...

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  12. I live in QC so this resto is near enough to check out. I'm drooling over than breaded lobster cheese. Yum!!!

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  13. I love Bugis. Been there only once. Your photos looks great!

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  14. Noks Sosa I Siningfactory.comMarch 24, 2012

    Damn, I was fooled. Lol. i thought this was in Singapore cause I saw first the ice cream sandwich. lol. Anyway, I love foods in SG. They have alot of choices from Chines, Indian, American, etc especially when you eat at their Kopitiam, yung food court sa mall. Glad that SG Foods are available na here in the Philippines! Cool! I have to check this. :)

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  15. hahaha... bugis, singapore's coolest shopping place... food business na rin pala... thanks. Yahweh bless.

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  16. ok ok ok.. gusto ko na uwi!!!! punta ako bugis.. better yet! visit ko na singapore! now na! lol!

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  17. It's good to know there's a place in the Philippines that gives us a treat of Singaporean foodies. Ma try nga ito pag-uwi. 

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  18. Sino kaya pwede ko kaladkarin sa lugar na to? Hmmm ... interesting e. 

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  19. Traveling MorionMarch 24, 2012

    wow naalala q ang two days stay q sa singapore! sarap yumyum

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  20. wow! the food looks delish and I really would like to try that ice cream sandwich. This is foodporn in every way. haha.

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  21. V8_vallesterMarch 24, 2012

    I am sad... ;( if there's one thing I miss about my 6 yrs stay in Malaysia it's their food which is almost the same as Singaporean. Naku super miss ko na ang Assam laksa... And steamboat which we always eat as a group... ;( miss ko tuloy ang dating Samahan... Sorry nag senti tuloy sa blog mo... Hehe.. Hope to visit this place for a taste of Singaporean food! ;)

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  22. Ooops violy here from FBW. ;)

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  23. air abenesMarch 24, 2012

    so curious about that singapore ice cream sandwich

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  24. bloggerministerMarch 24, 2012

    Hi Berylle, your pictures are elegant; they're mouth-watering. ^^ Oh food, how I can resist you!

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  25. i love your post..it makes me crave though and want to head out to Bugis now!! you got me at those lovely pics of lobster (but your pics are so mouthwatering just that i'm allergic to fish so can't have the tofu and fish ball!). But what i am heading for Bugis is the ice cream sandwich - blueberry!!! 

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  26. REYAHDELCARMENMarch 24, 2012

    banawe lang....lapit lang sa amin....i want to try this one day.


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  27. woah! all the foods here looks so yuuuummmyyy! i want! <3

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  28. i have not tried the street food of singapore when I last got there.. but when I have a chance to visit it again. i will surely try all the food you mentioned in your article.. yum yum

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  29. singapore singapore, i heard and read so many things about you. Mapupuntahan din kita.

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  30. GilCamporazoMarch 24, 2012

    I'm interested to eat these kind of foods for they're something "new" and something "unique" How do these foods taste compare to our native foods? What really caught my curiosity is the "Laksa" Does it taste like "valenciana" or "suman" for it is coconut-based food?

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  31. Reading your posts shows me that food is as wide as the English vocabulary... there could always be new :)

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  32. would love to try this. malapit lang. i miss singapore. at least this would be the closest i can get to tasting singapore food again...

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  33. the dodo product looks yummy and the ice cream sandwich too

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  34. whoa! i'm vomiting rainbow!! yummy!

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  35. It tastes like curry or gata.. milky with a kick of spiciness in it. 

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  36. That breaded lobster cheese looks yummy! And I like the ice cream sandwich too! :)

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  37. yaniconquistadoraMarch 27, 2012

    Everything in here seems so yummy! I am too curious about the Laksa. Would be more than willing to try this soon :)

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  38. Watever_kid30March 27, 2012

    Everyone who reads this article should definitely try out Bugis! Absolutely great taste that comes with affordable price! Superb review!

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  39. Great find ! ANg mura ng food and I want to try singaporean ice cream new yan sa akin

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  40. Thank you for blogging about this place! I'll be checking it out next time I visit Manila (which would be later this year). 

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  41. travelona ShoestringMarch 29, 2012

     I like to try this!!! You made me so hungry my stomach is growling.

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  42. Thanks for sharing this, might check it out one day. :)

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  43. i've tried it already, though it was cheap and affordable the taste of every food was very flavorful :) its really nice that you wrote a review about this :0 i love their food hopefully many will try it also :)

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  44. yummy! nakakagutom..kanina pa ako bumibisita sa food blog..

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  45. I am Singaporean.The laksa is just enough.It lacks ginger flavor.Unfortunately it disappoints me that their toppings are all balls & stuffs & only 2 pcs shrimps We end up munching square balls, long balls, round balls.The real laksa in Singapore consist of squid, shrimps,chunks of fish,& a few mussels.Sometimes we put chicken breast in it too. 

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  46. Calel NobleOctober 12, 2012

    Looks good! I've been wanting to try Singaporean street food for sometime now, I am glad that the place is located in nearby Banawe. Will definitely check this one out soon. :)

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