11 Makan Places in S’pore with Free-flow Food (or Sides) Without the Buffet Price

And we are not even talking about buffets here. Buffets are sometimes pricey, and the ones that are affordable are sometimes not worth your calories with the poor quality and variety of food they serve.

Free-flow food from restaurants, on the other hand, is different as there also comes an option for you to take your pick from the range of quality side dishes that they offer.

And if nothing catches your fancy? Well, there’s always still your main dish to fall back on!


Free flow salad bar – Seasonal Salad Bar

Seasonal Salad Bar is a family-friendly Western restaurant with an extensive salad bar buffet. And when I say extensive, I’m not even kidding. Pasta, salads, fruits fried-food – you get a bang for your buck here. And they’re located at multiple places in Singapore!

Blk 470 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #01-72 Singapore 310470
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm


Hifumi Singapore – Free-flow…food

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Technically speaking, they have free-flow appetizers, but I’m going to correct their “England” and say it’s actually free-flow food. In fact, it’s free-flow good food. After ordering a main course, you’ll be able to have the free-flow foods that comprise meats, desserts and sometimes, even seafood! Here’s the thing: the so-called “appetizers” are so much better than its main course.

The main course is about $15 to $20, but if it hasn’t been clear enough, here goes: ignore the damn main course and go for the buffet. Yes, I’m using the word buffet now.

Also, they change their buffet menu every month. If you’ve got budget for just one of the restaurants in this list, this should be the one.

6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square #02-106A, Marina Square, 039594
Opening Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Free flow steak sandwiches – Morton’s Bar

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The classic American steakhouse offers free-flow steak sandwiches with every purchase of their Martinis every night during their Happy Hour from 5 pm – 7 pm. They are very well-known for their steaks, and their steak sandwiches are no exception!

Mandarin Oriental Singapore 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square Singapore 039797
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat: 5:30pm – 11pm Sun: 5pm – 10pm


Free flow eggs & bean sprouts – Ramen Keisuke Tori King

The ramen stores by the people behind Keisuke ramen – Tori King, Tonkotsu King, Keisuke Ramen, etc are not only known for their well-executed ramen noodles doused in tantalising broth, but the crowd is also fuelled by their free-flow eggs and bean sprouts!

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Here’s a tip: don’t forget to dip those hard-boiled eggs with the addictive Japanese Mayonaise that are served on each table!

100AM 100 Tras Street, #03-15 Singapore 079027
Opening Hours Daily: 11:30 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm


 

Free flow Korean side dishes – Kim’s Family Korean Restaurant

With every purchase of any dish at Kim’s Family Korean Restaurant, it comes with a slew of free side dishes that you’ll continue requesting seconds for. This authentic Korean restaurant is definitely something you should not miss!

Kilat Court 17 Lorong Kilat, #01-06 Singapore 598139
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat: 12:30pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm Sun: 5pm – 10pm


Free flow broth – Founder’s Bak Kut Teh

Even though most BKT restaurants now offer the option of free-flow BKT broth, the one at Founder’s Bat Kut Teh is known for their white peppery, garlicky broth that comes along with a wide range of condiments.

They are very well-known for their Founder’s BKT that is prepared with all ribs.

154 Rangoon Rd Singapore 218431
Opening Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu to Sun: 9 am11 pm Wed: 11 am – 11 pm


Free flow coconut ice-cream toppings – Nara Thai

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Nara Thai is a Thai restaurant that serves age-old recipes that are prepared with the highest quality of ingredients. At S$8 per person, you can order up a portion of their Thai coconut ice cream that comes accompanied with 8 different free-flow toppings you can take your pick from. I ended up finishing most of them!

ION Orchard 2 Orchard Turn, #B3-21 Singapore 238801
Opening Hours Daily: 11:30am – 10pm


Free flow appetisers – Aston’s Steak & Salad

Though the price range at Aston’s Steak & Salad is visibly higher than their other franchises, you get to indulge in their free-flow salads, soups and sides with more than 80 items available! Don’t we all love the irresistible side dishes at Aston’s?

And oh, their free-flow sides include potato wedges and rice, lest you think it’s all greens!

Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-145/146 Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30 am – 10 pm


Free flow salad buffet – Javier Rotisserie & Salad Bar (One round)

Javier Rotisserie & Salad Bar is a free-free casual dining restaurant that serves affordable Western grub. Do note that you’ll have only one chance to grab your free-flow greens (yeah, I know it kind of is not free-flow, but don’t like this lah), so make sure you can balance your food well.

3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-128/129 Suntec City Mall, Suntec City, 038983
Opening Hours Daily: 11:30am – 10pm


Free-flow drinks, ice-cream and frozen yogurt – Just Acia

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Here’s how it works: you get any main course and you’ll be given a cup and an ice-cream cup. You can then do anything to the cups: create a root beer flow, have countless servings of frozen yogurt and soft serve ice-cream or simply drown yourself with Pepsi. And the best part? The main dishes are affordable, with some of them even less than $10.

In case you ask me what food they have, all I can say is that…they serve Asian food. Like, seriously, because it’s the best of Asia.

Through I would highly recommend the spicy chicken set, which I think is a Singapore food #justsaying

Check out their outlets here.


Free-flow drinks – Saizeriya

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Arh, who doesn’t know about this Italian restaurant? While what they have is merely free-flow drinks, the extremely affordable main dishes (think kopitiam price) would make everything worthy.

Check out their outlets here.