CHIJMES - weekday lunch promos
Getting through the regular 9 to 6 is exhausting. When work piles up and emails keep flooding in, it’s tempting to skip lunch just to avoid those dreaded OT hours. And that’s when you know you’ve reached the slippery slope of unhappiness since there’s nothing worse than missing your precious lunch hour.
Once the clock strikes lunch, it’s time to leave your flooded inbox and work worries behind - and what better place to go than CHIJMES for their weekday lunch promos? Treat yourself to $15 lunch sets, hair treatments, and 1-for-1 smoothies to get rid of those midweek blues.
1. BOLD Fitness - 1-for-1 smoothies
It’s a struggle to fit in an entire workout during your lunch break, but you’ve definitely got the time to pop by BOLD Fitness for their 1-for-1 smoothies. Their cafe has all sorts of beverages that’ll start you on a new healthy eating regime, with customisable protein and superfood smoothies.
Try Gimme My Breakfast for a blend of vanilla protein, peanut butter, oats and banana or My Stress Reliever for a refreshing drink with strawberries, lemon, and chia seeds.
Unit number: B1-03/04
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 6AM-10PM, Sat & Sun: 7AM-7PM
Telephone: 8138 6538
Promo: 2 smoothies for $15 nett, includes protein and superfood smoothies.
2. Coriander Leaf - “Chef’s Special” Lunch Bowl
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While most head down to Coriander Leaf for their generous sharing plates, this lunch promo comes with a hearty “Chef’s Special” Lunch Bowl you wouldn’t want to share. The ingredients change depending on what fresh produce the chef has on hand, and it’s all you need to fuel you for the rest of the day.
Unit number: #02-01/01A
Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 12PM, 2:30PM, 6PM-10:30PM, Sat: 12PM-2:30PM, 6PM-10:30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6837 0142 / 9050 7359
Promo: $15++ for “Chef’s Special” Lunch Bowl
3. El Mero Mero - 2-Course Set Lunch
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While El Mero Mero looks like the perfect venue for Friday night drinks, it also has a satisfying lunch menu that’ll get you through the day. For your entree, choose from the El Mero Mero Salad, a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and pork belly, or Tortilla Soup.
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For your main, you’ve got 3 hearty selections: El Mero Mero Enchilada - a tortilla with grilled chicken, Veggie Enchilada - a mix of capsicums and tomato sofrito (Spanish sauce with garlic and onions), or Pork Quesadillas.
Unit number: #01-19/20
Opening hours: Sun to Wed: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-11PM, Thu to Sat: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-1AM
Telephone: 6337 1377
Promo: $15++ for 2-Course Set Lunch
4. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant - Gyu-Kaku Bento Set
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Ah, the simple pleasures of life: feasting to your heart’s content on a huge spread of dishes. At Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing since their lunch set comes with a bento-style lineup of miso beef with rice, potato salad, gyoza dumplings, miso soup, and plenty of other bite-sized appetisers.
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For mains, you’ve got a choice between rice bowls - the Wagyu Don is a solid choice since it comes with minced beef stew, a half-boiled egg for that yolky goodness, and slices of pink ginger on the side. Other options include Miso Pork Don, Chicken Teriyaki Don, BBQ Beef Don, Seafood Don, and Oyako Don.
Unit number: #01-01/02
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 12PM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-11PM
Telephone: 6333 4001
Promo: $15++ for Gyu-Kaku Bento Set
5. IndoChine CHIJMES - 3-Course Set Lunch
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To get your Vietnamese food fix, head down to IndoChine CHIJMES - they have a 3-course set menu to treat yourself. They have mains like Bun Cha Gio Chay, a rice vermicelli dish with scattered egg rolls and Bun Bo Xao, beef and noodle salad. For the classic Vietnamese lunch, go for their Pho Bo which comes with tender sliced beef, beef balls, all topped off with beef broth.
The set menu includes a starter/salad and soft drink of your choice, and for dessert, a Coconut Ice Cream.
Unit number: #01-21/22
Opening hours: Sun to Thu: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-12AM, Fri to Sat: 12PM-3PM, 5PM-1AM
Telephone: 6332 1595
Promo: $15++ for 3-Course Set Lunch
6. MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill - 3-Course Surf or Turf Set Lunch
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What you’re getting at MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill seems awfully generous, since it comes with a choice of starter, main, and hot beverage. Start your meal with their Egg Garden Salad with Thousand Island Dressing or Soup of the Day, before moving onto the mains.
And this is where it gets tricky, since you’re spoilt for choice - choose between turf with dishes like Honey BBQ Pork Ribs and Sirloin Steak, or surf with choices like Prawn Aglio Olio and Fish & Chips.
Unit number: #01-31
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 12:30PM-12AM
Telephone: 6266 6244
Promo: $15++ for 3-Course Surf or Turf Set Lunch
7. New Ubin Seafood - 2-Course Noodle Set Lunch
Boy, are we glad that restaurant New Ubin Seafood opened their a new branch in CHIJMES - we can now get our bib gourmand zi char cravings satisfied, near our offices. Their 2-course Noodle Set Lunch* comes with a noodle dish that changes daily: Monday for Hokkien Mee Special, Tuesday for KL Hokkien Mee, Wednesday for Old Punggol-Style Mee Goreng, Thursday for Boss Bee Hoon, and Friday for Chye Poh Kway Teow.
Our favourite’s the Hokkien Mee Special since it has a rich seafood stock with pork broth that’s been stir-fried with pork belly, baby squid, and clams - the entire dish is laced with wok hei flavour too.
The meal includes one scoop of handmade ice cream and a glass of lime juice.
*Limited to 30 sets daily.
Unit number: #02-01B/01C
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 11AM-3PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 9740 6870
Promo: $15++ for 2-Course Noodle Set Lunch
8. Renga-Ya (Japanese BBQ & Steak) - Chicken Katsu Curry Rice Set
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Renga-Ya (Japanese BBQ & Steak) presents up a Chicken Katsu Curry Rice Set that has the 3 staples you need for a good meal, with fried chicken katsu, a side of salad, and fluffy Japanese rice. It also comes with a Soup of the Day and Salad of the Day.
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If you’re willing to splurge slightly more, they also have other sets on their extensive lunch menu from a decadent Wagyu Ikura Don Set ($29.90++) to Hokkaido Beef Baked Curry Rice Set ($18.90++).
Unit number: #01-11/12
Opening hours: Mon to Sat: 12PM-2:30PM, 6PM-11PM, Sun:12PM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 6352 1966
Promo: $15++ for Chicken Katsu Curry Rice Set
9. Shun Sakurai Hair & Beauty - 15% off Head Spa Menu
During those stressful peak periods, there’s nothing like taking an hour off to calm your nerves with a relaxing spa treatment. At Shun Sakurai Hair & Beauty, all Head Spa treatments are 15% off* if you pop down during lunch. Try Crystal SPA ($80/30 minutes), which is a gentle deep cleansing treatment that uses soda to remove any impurities from your hair and scalp.
If you’re short on time, then the Quick Soda Spa ($30/10 minutes) is all you need.
*Valid by appointment only.
Unit number: #B1-08
Opening hours: Tue to Fri: 11AM-8PM, Sat: 10AM-7PM, Sun: 10AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6250 0353
Promo: 15% off Head Spa menu
10. The Modern Izakaya - Tori Teriyaki Don Set Lunch
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Japanese izakayas are usually frequented for their bar snacks and sake, but at The Modern Izakaya, their Tori Teriyaki Don Set Lunch is worth heading down for - especially when the rice bowl comes topped with glazed chicken teriyaki and an oozy onsen egg.
The set comes with salad, miso soup, and fruits to end off the meal.
Unit number: #01-18
Opening hours: Mon to Sun: 12PM-2:30PM, 6PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 6255 2838
Promo: $15++ for Tori Teriyaki Don Set Lunch
CHIJMES - Dining & lifestyle promos
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There you have it: CHIJMES has plenty of dining and lifestyle promos for you to enjoy your weekday lunch breaks. Instead of da bao-ing food from a convenience store or ignoring your rumbling stomach, head down to CHIJMES from now to 28 September 2018 to treat yourself - y’know you deserve that 3-course meal and hair spa treatment.
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