10 Affordable Mod-Sin Food In Singapore

10 June
Mod-Sin Food

Over the years we have seen a rapid growth in Mod-Sin Cuisine, commonly known as “Modern Singaporean” cuisine—combining local modern dishes with the modern western-style concept.

Restaurants these days have been serving modern Singaporean dishes and transforming hawker food with a modern twist. These Mod-Sin renditions have turned famous Singapore food such as Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rice and many more to unique and tasty dishes to suit the modern tastebuds.

We all know Singapore is a country filled with diverse eats so you need not worry about running out of food to try. Instead of sticking to Singaporean cuisine that might get a little boring these days, these Mod-Sin cuisines are here to spice things up a little. Here are the 10 affordable Mod-Sin food for you to start exploring in Singapore.


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HarriAnns specializes in making traditional authentic Peranakan delicacies and they offer traditional nonya kueh with a modern twist. Instead of the usual common kueh lapis, HarriAnns have come up with the mod-sin rendition of Rainbow Lapis (S$1.10), Gula Melaka Talum (S$1.10) and Pink Fairy (S$1.10).

Their Rainbow Lapis is in such happy colours and it is perfect for photo taking. You can literally feel the satisfaction of peeling the colourful layers, layer by layer to slowly enjoy this piece of delicious nonya kueh lapis. Aside from that, HarriAnns also came up with Pink Fairy and Gula Melaka Talum which are the red bean and chendol versions of Kueh Talum. If you are a fan of traditional nonya kuehs then you should definitely try this mod-sin rendition of nonya kueh!

230 Victoria Street
#01-01A, Bugis Junction Towers
Singapore 188024
Tel: +65 6238 1200
Mon to Sun: 7am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

I Love Burger Lah!

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I Love Burger Lah! is a Muslim-owned stall that offers a range of quirky Western fare. They offer two main menus from “I love burger” to “I love fries” and one of their signature dishes is the Har Cheong Gai Burger (S$4) that has a strong prawn paste taste and a good crunchy bite to it.

If you are looking to try a new flavour of fries apart from the usual truffle fries, this stall offers Salted Caramel Fries with Himalayan Pink Salt (S$4) and Salted Butterscotch Fries (S$4) that are unique and finger-licking good. Everything on the menu is under S$5 so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank and enjoy their affordable yet delicious burgers and fries.

I Love Burger Lah!
20 Ghim Moh Road
#01-06, Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre
Singapore 270020
Mon to Sun: 11am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Buona Vista

Jenggood Jom Makan

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Located in the West, Jenggood Jom Makan offers a unique bowl of Laksadon (S$4) and it comes with the shredded omelette, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, two large-sized prawns and sambal chilli.

This laksadon does not come with the usual ingredients such as fishcake slices and the noodles are replaced with udon. The broth is flavourful and satisfying if you are craving for a good bowl of laksa. Their sambal chilli is on the sweeter side and it balances out the spice from the broth so if you are down to try a new style of laksa, Jenggood Jom Makan is the one for you.

Jenggood Jom Makan
214 Jurong East Street 21
Singapore 600214
Tel: +65 8722 5341
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 6am – 7pm
Fri – Sun: 6.30am – 10pm
Wednesday: Closed
Nearest Station: Jurong East

Kakak Kentang

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Bergedil-lovers will love Kakak Kentang as they have created an up-sized version of the traditional bergedil. This giant ball of goodness is perfect for fans of bergedil who always order more than one bergedil when they are having Nasi Padang. Kakak Kentang offers two soup bases and they are soto ayam and tomato.

Their popular dishes are Chikabom (S$6.90) and it is a warm bowl of chicken with soto ayam broth and the Bombistik (S$6.90) contains beef with the tomato-based broth.

Kakak Kentang
38 Sultan Gate
Singapore 198486
Tel: +65 6755 4225
Mon, Thur & Sat: 11am – 9pm
Fri: 2.30pm – 9pm
Sun: 12pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

Lawa Bintang

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Are you craving for a plate of Nasi Lemak with a unique spread of dishes? Lawa Bintang offers unusual dishes such as the sotong grill, soft shell crab, smoked duck, crayfish, salmon and even lobster!

One of the crowd-favourite dishes is the Nasi Lemak Sotong Goreng (S$7.50) and the huge-sized fresh squid is fried to perfection resulting it to be chewy and savoury. Lobster fans will love the Lawa Bintang’s Lobster Nasi Lemak (S$22) as it comes with a lobster with three layers of creamy cheese and herbs on top of it.

Lawa Bintang
9008 Tampines Street 93
Singapore 528843
Tue to Sun: 9am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Tampines West

Nasi Coco!

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What makes Nasi Coco! different from other nasi lemak stall is the signature Nasi Coco Supreme (S$9.90) where it features nasi lemak with a mixed selection of tempura including chicken, prawn, luncheon meat, mushroom, long bean, eggplant, seaweed and sous vide egg. They serve a generous serving of tempura dishes and remember to pair your tempura dishes with the sauces that Nasi Coco! has specially created.

Nasi Coco!
1 West Coast Drive
#01-73, NeWest
Singapore 128020
Tel: +65 6255 9030
Mon to Sun: 10am – 930pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

Revolution Coffee

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Revolution Coffe is helmed by Chef Shen Tan, who is famous for her mod-sin creations in Singapore. With 4 different options to choose from, the cafe allows you to choose from a variety of meats to pair with your nasi lemak rice set.

You will be spoilt for choices with the options of Beef Rendang (S$9.90), Chicken Rendang (S$9.90), Crispy Pork (S$7.90) and 5 Spiced Pork Confit (S$9.90). Their home-made sambal belachan and sweet nasi lemak chilli complement the nasi lemak really well.

Revolution Coffee
21 Media Circle
#01-03A, Infinite Studio
Singapore 138562
Tel: +65 6777 2110
Wed to Sun: 9am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Commonwealth


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If you are looking for a table of two, visit Sinpopo for their popular Nasi Lemak For Two (S$28++). The set comes with side dishes such as prawn paste chicken wings, luncheon meat crisps, rojak, potato wedges in curry, fish cake with sambal and many more.

This set is perfect for people who cannot make up their mind when it comes to ordering dishes for nasi lemak because they are all ready for you and all you have to do is enjoy the feast. If you love to pair sambal with the nasi lemak rice, you will be glad to know that their sambal is refillable here so you can have it to your heart’s content.

458 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427671
Tel: +65 6345 5034
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dakota

The Humble Burger

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Chicken rice is one of the national dishes of Singapore and The Humble Burger has come up with a creative dish of Chicken Rice Burger (S$5.50) and the buns are made from real chicken rice. These rice buns are really fragrant and the chicken in between was paired together with ginger and the traditional garlic chilli sauce.

The Humble Burger
110 Pasir Ris Central
#02-22, Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
Singapore 519641
Wed to Mon: 12pm to 9pm
Tues: Closed
Nearest Station: Pasir Ris

The Quarters

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Lo and behold, this is not the end of the mod-sin rendition of burgers because The Quarters actually came up with the Satay Burger (S$16++) that took the mod-sin burgers to the next level. The Quarters is a café that adds a modern touch to Singapore’s traditional food and they serve local favourites that are commonly found in hawker centres but with a modern twist.

Their Satay Burger is filled with chunks of tender pork meat and rice patties that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. What makes this dish stand out is the satay sauce that is so flavourful and it will definitely leave you wanting for more.

The Quarters
16 Enggor Street
#01-09, Icon Village
Singapore 079717
Tel: +65 6834 4174
Mon to Fri: 8am – 10pm
Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am- 5pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

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