Weekend student meals in Singapore
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Balancing the costs of maintaining a social life on top of your miscellaneous spending can be tough as a student. Late-night study sessions mean bleeding out on snacks for sustenance, and a never-ending list of social obligations puts a strain on our already tight finances. While there are affordable student meals at a number of eateries, most of them are only available on weekdays.
But this doesn't mean we have to hibernate until next month's allowance rolls in. These 10 discounted weekend student meals will help you stretch your penny without having to be a hermit.
1. Cali Singapore (Rochester) - Western food at 50% off
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If you think living the "cheap" student life equates to weeks of mediocre food, think again. Those with limited funds, meet Cali Singapore. To the average diner, the prices on their menu might seem a little steep at $30 for a Wagyu Burger and $32 for Baby Back Pork Ribs. But their solid 50% discount off the total bill for students is every reason for you to revel in your youth.
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Cali Singapore (Rochester)
Address: 31 Rochester Drive #01-01, The Rochester, Singapore 138637
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Telephone: 6684 9897
2. Tom Yum Mama - 4-course Thai meal for $10.80
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A Thai food joint we would be remiss not to mention is Tom Yum Mama. Their low nett prices are a godsend for broke students - where for just $7.90 nett, you'll get a main and a drink. But their 4-course student set is the real deal here; an add-on of $2.90 will get you a appetiser and dessert on top of everything.
Tom Yum Mama
Address: 244P Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574369
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 12PM-3PM, 5.30PM-11PM | Sat - Sun: 12PM-11PM
Telephone: 8687 9990
3. Chicken Up - Korean lunch sets at 30% off (U.P. $12.90)
If nothing comes between you and your love for Korean fried wings, then round up the crew and make your way down to Chicken Up's Buangkok outlet from 11AM-5PM to enjoy 30% off their daily lunch set menu (U.P. $12.90).
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Satisfy your cravings with their fried specialities like their juicy, battered Chicken Cutlet set or Boneless Chicken set; or settle for one of their healthier alternatives like traditional Korean Mandoo Soup and Jjambong Bab (spicy noodle soup). Whichever you choose, you won't be forking out more than $12 for this meal even with GST and service charge included.
And that's not all. When you whip out your student card, you’ll get their selection of Korean drinks and tea going at just $2, and their bingsus at a solid 50% off!
Chicken Up (Buangkok)
Address: 277C Compassvale Link, #01-13 (Unit 2A), Singapore 543277
Opening Hours: Sun -Thurs: 11AM-11PM | Fri - Sat: 11AM-3AM
Telephone: 6481 4495
4. LeWu Cafe - discounted Thai dishes from $6
LeWu Cafe is a hidden gem along Bukit Timah Road that serves up authentic Thai food on the cheap, with student prices and portions that will have you thanking the high heavens.
Fried sesame wings, fried egg and rice at just $4!
With their classic Pad Thai, Tom Yum Noodle Soup, and Beef Basil Rice going at just $6; and a special combi order of their fried sesame wings, fried egg and rice going for just $4. We also hear a $1 top-up gets you double the portions.
So even if you're starved, you'll even be able to add on an order of Thai Iced Tea and have your total damage below $10!
Address: 551 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269692
Opening Hours: 11.30AM-9.30PM, Daily (last order at 8.45PM)
Telephone: 8228 7394
5. Baja Fresh - Mexican delights at up to 30% off
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If the sound of freshly made guacamole, fresh sour cream and warm tortillas makes your heart sing, fuel up with some Mexican grub at Fresh Baja. On top of their $9.95 Burrito/Quesadilla/Taco/Salad set lunch over at Rendezvous Hotel, Baja Fresh also offers all students 30% off the bill every day of the week from 2.30PM-5.30PM, and 10% at all other times.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill - Rendezvous Gallery
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road, #01-03, Singapore 189559
Opening Hours: Mon and Tue: 8.30AM-10PM | Wed - Sun: 24 Hours
Telephone: 6337 7300
6. The Soup Spoon - soup, bread roll, and iced lemon tea for $5.90
There’s always a space in our hearts and stomachs for a bowl of hearty soup and toasty bread rolls. Down from last year’s promotional price of $6.90 for their Student Union Set, The Soup Spoon is now offering all students a new regular soup + bread roll + iced lemon tea student set meal for a flat rate of $5.90 every day of the week!
While the promotion applies to all their classic soups like the Velvety Mushroom Stroganoff, Roasted Pumpkin, Tangy Tomato and Meatless Minestrone; a mere $1 upgrade will unlock the option of other flavours, and a $3 upgrade gives you an addition of a half salad/sandwich.
The Soup Spoon
7. Eighteen Chefs - pasta/baked rice, iced lemon tea, and ice cream for $6.80
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Their long-standing unbeatable $6.80 student meal offer has been around for years, but Eighteen Chefs is now bringing students more than just their famed Pasta/Cheese Baked Rice + Ice Lemon Tea + Ice-Cream set - you can now enjoy a wider selection of dishes and cost savings with a separate $2 discount off all pasta, rice, red and white meat dishes.
Affordable student meals for the weekend
Now there's no reason to feign a busy schedule just to avoid costly social outings on the weekends. Go forth with your student pass and conquer!