Yes, a subterranean mall with more than 40 choices of mouth-watering food.
Marina Bay Link Mall (MBLM) located beneath Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) has been a favourite among the office crowd around the CBD, with a variety of F&B shops located at Basement 2 as well as the Ground Plaza and MBFC Tower 1 and 3. Think Din Tai Fung, Absolute Thai, Standing Sushi Bar, PAUL, plus a number of F&B unique to them such as Level 33, Misaki, NUDE Seafood, Ola-Cocina Del Mar and Doutor Coffee.
If you make a trip down, you would know what I mean.Do you now MBLM is opened from 10 to 10 DAILY?
Friends working nearby also like to takeaway light bites such as salads, sandwiches and pastries back to office for a healthier lunch or treat for tea break.
Here are 5 places at Marina Bay Link Mall where you can enjoy such light bites.
“Why are the pizzas so small?” That was my first reaction when I saw rows and rows of 3-4 inch wide pizzas on display. Initially, I wondered if it would be filling, but reversed that thought after my 3rd piece.
Inspired by the classic novel “Around the World in Eighty Days”, Eighty Days features unique bite-sized pizzas with flavours inspired from travels around the world.
My favourite was the Peking Duck Pizza ($3.90) with smoked duck and avocado on a light and crispy base, with its taste lifted by sweet Hoisin Sauce.
Other popular varieties include Oslo Salmon (smoked salmon with cheddar), Bangkok Rush (prawn, pork floss, pineapple), and our local representative Punggol Crab (crab, mozzarella, chilli crab sauce). Experience around-the-world tastes in delectable pieces.
For a healthy and filling meal, you can take away a Lunch Box ($6.90, $9.90, $12.90) which includes mixed salad, one carb and proteins such as salmon and teriyaki chicken.
Handcrafted in batches, made from scratch using quality ingredients such as pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, and sweet cream butter, Lamb Cupcakery offers some of the best cupcakes around in Singapore.
A few other reasons why I like Lamb Cupcakery – different special flavours available daily (for those who love variety), and there is a surprise element inside some of the cupcakes.
Take for example, the Coconut Mango ($4.30 each) with buttercream covered in shredded coconut, which has a fresh mango curd core within. The texture was moist, and the taste not overly sweet.
Handcrafted in small batches, some popular flavours such as Vanilla Hazelnut Chocolate gets sold out too fast, too early. Check out their daily specials here (http://lambcupcakery.com) if you do not want to be disappointed.
Having just returned from New York, I was quite blown away by the food truck culture, especially those offering Korean-meets-Mexican tacos, burritos and kimchi rice bowls. Grubby and hearty.
Imagine my delight when I saw SSÄM, which offers this fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine inspired by popular food trucks in the USA.
The Rice Bowl, with options of burritos and salads, is priced afford-ably from $7.50 to $9.00.
The serving comes with a choice of kimchi rice or cilantro lime rice, paired with a protein such as pork belly and shoulder, topped with other ingredients such as fresh basil, tomato salsa and kimchi. An exciting assortment of flavours!
Good news if you are working at the MBFC area. Pre-orders are available, and delivery service can be done within the building for orders before 11am. Yeah!
Joe & Dough has been known for their sandwiches made with artisanal breads, served with gourmet coffee brewed with their four-bean house blend, Joe 1914.
I am usually partial to unique flavours, and so I picked the Chicken Tikka Gourmet Sandwich ($8.50), which included Indian-inspired smoky chicken tikka that is cooked in a traditional tandoor oven (not too spicy, don’t worry). What sealed the deal for me was the refreshing mint and coriander mayonnaise which added a contrasting flavour.
While you are there, do try the signature Gula Melaka Pandan Cake ($5.50 per slice) – somewhat like a moist, different version from a usual chiffon.
Deliveries available with a minimum order of $30. No delivery between 11.30am – 2pm.
The latest addition to MBFC Tower 3, Mex Out offers fresh and healthy Mexican food such as Burritos, Buritto Bowls, Tacos, Nachos and Salad.
Get the “street style” Tacos ($8.90 for 2 or $11.90 for 3) – soft corn tortilla with your choice of fillings such as char-grilled chicken, pulled pork, or vegetarian with guacamole topped with home-made salsa sauce.
While many would assume the CBD is a ‘quiet town’ during the weekends, Marina Bay Link Mall attracts unique diners – families who wish to have a place to dine away from the crowded main shopping districts, and the café goers who enjoy an unobtrusive place for their cuppa.
I usually travel there via Raffles Place MRT, which is a 10 minute walk connected all the way via underground access. Marina Bay Link Mall is also accessible from Downtown and Marina Bay MRT stations.
Marina Bay Link Mall
8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
Downtown MRT, Marina Bay MRT (Exit B), Raffles Place MRT (Exit J)
Opens daily from 10 am – 10 pm http://www.marinabaylink.com.sg