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5 F&B Concepts To Check Out At Paya Lebar Quarter

East-siders rejoice! Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) joins Jewel Changi Airport as the next establishment to liven things up in the east side of Singapore. Just like how Shake Shack and A&W brought much hype to Jewel Changi Airport, we can expect the same from these new and noteworthy F&B concepts at PLQ (foodies take note!).

#1 Morphine Coffee

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Strangely, we seem to draw uncanny similarities between “morphine” and “coffee.” Morphine provides a temporary relief to pain, and coffee, similarly, can relieve us from the pains of slow mornings and long nights. This is exactly what Morphine Coffee is trying to get at, as its handcrafted brews seek to provide “temporary consolation” for its customers. Expect to be pleasantly surprised by the affordability of the beverages at the coffee kiosk despite its fancy getup and aesthetic packaging. Coffee and tea can cost as low as S$1.60, while flavoured lattes and other drink selections go up to S$5.50.

P.S. Go early to avoid disappointment as drinks at Morphine Coffee sell out fast!

 Morphine Coffee is located at PLQ Plaza #01-K5.

#2 Fong Sheng Hao

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You can’t miss out on this Taiwanese toast café, which originated from THE Shilin Night Market in Taipei. Whether you’re into sweet or savoury, you can be sure to find your pick from Fong Sheng Hao’s extensive charcoal-grilled toast menu. Their signature toasts include the TW Special Pork Patty (S$6.30), Pork Egg and Cheese (S$6.30), and Spicy Pork Egg and Cheese (S$6.30), to name a few. And of course, it’s not really from Taiwan if it doesn’t serve milk tea, right? Fong Sheng Hao recommends complementing your toast with its Fong Sheng Signature Milk Tea (S$3.90) and Cane-flavoured Black Tea (additional S$2.60).

P.S. Long queue alert!

Fong Sheng Hao is located at #B2-04.

#3 Mom’s Touch

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Singaporeans do not fall behind when it comes to all-things-Korean, which is why we HAVE to try Mom’s Touch—a Korean fast food chain specialising in fried chicken and burgers. Each of its fried chicken and burgers is carefully prepared with a “mom’s touch,” giving you a taste of home (well…fried chicken or burgers are kinda not the first things you think of when it comes to home-cooked food in Singapore but you get the idea). Do check out some of their best-selling menu such as Mom’s Fried Chicken (S$8.70 for a 2-piece meal, S$11.70 for 3), and Mom’s Thigh Burger (S$8.70 for a set).

 Mom’s Touch is located at #01-37.

#4 Elemen

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Elemen makes vegetarian food more appealing in terms of visuals and taste, thanks to its creative renditions of vegetarian cuisine. This resto skillfully puts together various natural and environmentally-friendly ingredients to create a complete lineup of crave-worthy meatless delicacies, starting from the appetisers all the way to the desserts. Start your meal with Elemen’s unique take on the Singaporean Rojak salad (S$5.80), before indulging in one of its signature mains, the Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Pizza (S$16.80). To satisfy your sweet tooth, Elemen also has a range of drinks and desserts, from its newly-launched Chocolate Mousse Dome (S$9.80) to the recommended Sea Salt Coffee (S$4.80).

 Elemen is located at #03-13.

#5 Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine

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Get a taste of authentic Japan at Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine. As the name suggests, accompany your Japanese cuisine with sakes from Hibiki’s grand selection. Hibiki does not fall short in its menu consisting of all-time-favourite Japanese cuisines, from staples like yakitori and miso dishes, to street food like skewers, oden, and tempura. Be sure to also give its Omi Wagyu Beef Dom (S$36) a try during your visit! 

Hibiki Sake Bar & Dine is located at #01-07.

Featured image photo credit: Paya Lebar Quarter’s FB