10 Best Makan Places Under $15 You Can Bring Your Girlfriend To This Christmas


This is one big challenge, honestly. You want it cheap and good?

Okay, challenge accepted but maybe some no air-con one hor. Here’s my attempt at 10 best makan places under $15 you can bring your girlfriend to this Christmas!

1. Big Fish Small Fish

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The fish comes with crisps and you can top it off with the different sauces they offer, such as cheese, salted egg, XO mayo or tartar. Most importantly, they provide plastic gloves to keep your fingers clean so you can hold your girlfriend’s hands.

5 different types of fishes to choose from: dory, tilapia, seabass, salmon or arrowtooth flounder. There’s something for everyone!

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Address: 50 Punggol East #01-K35 Singapore 828826

Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 12pm to 12am
Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday: 12pm to 1am

2. Carpenter & Cook

Expect freshly made cakes and bakes at Carpenter & Cook. If you want to avoid the Christmas crowd, drop by for morning or afternoon tea? It’s not just sweets if you’re wondering. They have pastries too!

Here’s part of their menu:

Image: carpenterandcook.com

Address: 19 Lorong Kilat #01-06 Singapore 598120

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 10pm

Saturday: 9am to 10pm

Sunday: 9am to 9pm

3. Astons


You can get quality western cuisine at affordable prices here and they have a special Christmas menu specially for us this festive period.

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But just take note that this $12.90 offer is only at ‘Astons Speciality’ as advertised in their promotion graphic!

Address: Check our the available locations here.

Operating Hours: Varies from outlet to outlet.

4. Rabbit Owl Depot (Bugis)


This is the place you go to for tarts, ice cream, waffles or croffles! The environment is perfect for some quiet time during off peak season. Expect some crowd in the evenings.

Image: Rabbit Owl Depot Facebook Page

Address: 420 North Bridge Rd #01-06 Singapore 188727

Operating Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm

Friday: 9am to 11pm

Saturday: 12pm to 11pm


Sunday: 1pm to 6pm

*Hours might differ on Christmas Day so do call in to check.

5. Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant

Technically they aren’t a restaurant but a small Korean eatery at Dhoby Ghaut. Get your authentic Korean food cravings settled here and your girlfriend will say “사랑해” (I love you)!

Image: Ajumma’s Korean Restaurant Facebook Page

The above is just a part of their menu, they serve jjigae soup sets, ramyeon and appetizers too!


Address: 2 Handy Road #B1-23 The Cathay Singapore 229233

Operating Hours:

Daily: 11.30am to 9.30pm

6. Café&Meal MUJI

There’s a couple of choices for you here. You can order ala carte (hot or cold deli) or go for their sets which I think it more affordable as a whole. Did I mention it’s also a healthier option?

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If you think it’s too bland, try this:

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Address: Plaza Singapura, Raffles City & Paragon. More information here.

Operating Hours: Varies from outlet to outlet.


7. Ah Bong’s Italian

For $12 nett, enjoy a set meal comprising of your choice of pasta, a drink and a homemade dessert. What more can I say? Their menu is fresh everyday so follow them on Facebook for the latest update!

Image: Ah Bong’s Italian Facebook Page

Address: 103 Beach Road (below Marrison hotel), #01-02, Singapore 189704

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 9pm

Weekends: 12pm to 3.30pm, 5pm to 9pm

8. Toasties

At Toasties, they have only 1 rule: DO IT TASTY. That’s why they swear that their sandwiches will leave you craving for more. Kidding, they didn’t swear, it was stated on their website.

Image: Toasties Facebook Page

Special menu from time to time. Catch the latest hot news on their Facebook page.

Address: Marina Square, 321 Clementi Mall, Our Tampines Hub & Tampines N2. More information here.

Operating Hours: Varies from outlet to outlet.

9. Muthu’s Curry

There are vegetarian options here so if either of you are vegans, give them a try. I’m always guilty of going for the free-flow papadums… you can do so too! Here’s a look at the green menu:

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But non-vegetarians, there’s more options for you, don’t worry! For their mains, choose from chicken, mutton, seafood or kebabs. You will be spoilt for choice, really. Here’s their full menu.

Address: Race Course, Suntec & Dempsey. More information here.

Operating Hours: Varies from outlet to outlet.

10. Shi Li Fang

Before you curse me out, there’s a $9.90 steamboat in town. Yes, this place offers Taiwanese style hot pot with lunch deals starting from $9.90. You get a basic set that consists of vegetables, meat and rice.

Image: moneydigest.sg

Address: Islandwide. More information here.

Operating Hours: Varies from outlet to outlet.

Woo! While I first started I thought it would be difficult to find something below $15.

But with that said, it’s the festive season after all so if you’ve planning to drop by with bae on Christmas eve or Christmas day itself, please call the respective outlets before going.

Merry Christmas, friends! Give your stomach a treat and enjoy a blessed time with your loved ones this Christmas.

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