Fiie’s Cafe @ Lucky Plaza, Orchard – Nasi Ayam Goreng Seller Known as Mister Grumpy

Legend has it that if you’re good enough at your craft, customers will flock to you regardless of whether said craft is accompanied by stellar or mediocre service or an outright lack of it. 

Fiie’s Cafe, formerly known as As-Shifaa Cafe, has been operating under the radar on the top floor of Lucky Plaza, and recently went viral for its nasi ayam goreng sold by a characteristically grumpy owner. 


Currently in its second generation of ownership, Fiie’s Cafe’s roots can be traced back to Ayer Rajah Camp, where its original owners sold fried chicken wings from a humble stall. Its premises at Lucky Plaza seats about 20 customers, and it’s as cozy as it can get during peak hours. 

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Miznon Singapore @ Stanley Street, Telok Ayer – Casual Israeli Restaurant by Chef Eyal Shani Featuring Mouthwatering Stuffed Pitas

Telok Ayer Street is home to a smörgåsbord of cuisines, including Japanese, Korean, French…and with the opening of sister brands Miznon and North Miznon, Israeli. Helmed by Masterchef Israel judge, Chef Eyal Shani, this is the Miznon chain’s first outpost in Asia, and its eleventh worldwide. 


The casual arm of sister brand, North Miznon is where you can enjoy delectable Israeli dishes at a fraction of restaurant prices. The eatery’s bustling vibes and efficient service make it an ideal weekday lunch spot. 

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Myeongdong District @ Fortune Centre, Middle Road – Authentic Korean Street Food That Doesn’t Burn A Hole In Your Wallet

The K-wave is showing no signs of slowing down, with various Korean-themed eateries and Korean-inspired cafes popping up as of late. If you’re craving an authentic Korean street food experience, Myeongdong District – not to be confused with the iconic shopping and fashion belt – recently set up shop in Fortune Centre


Like its neighbours, Myeongdong District sports a barebones interior with cozy tables set amidst a bright orange backdrop. A K-pop track playing in the background would definitely add to the “Korean street food stall” atmosphere. The eatery cum takeaway kiosk is operated by a pair of young gentlemen who prepare every dish to order. 

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Menbaka Fire Ramen Singapore @ Cineleisure Orchard, Somerset – Faithful Replication of the Iconic Kyoto Fire Ramen?

If you’ve always been curious about Kyoto’s iconic Menbaka Fire Ramen but never got to try it (for obvious reasons), they have opened their first and only international outlet in Cineleisure Orchard


While I’m personally skeptical about how well overseas food concepts, particularly Japanese, translate to local palates, curiosity got the better of me when I saw it was relatively empty one late weekend afternoon. 

So, how does Singapore’s take on Menbaka Fire Ramen compare to the OG outlet in Kyoto

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