Arab Street is indeed a gem in Singapore. At the corner of Aliwal Street is a casual Japanese eatery selling bentos and kushiyakis – therefore the name Box n Sticks.
Box and Sticks is started with the aim of offering good Japanese food without hurting the wallet. The kushi moriwase ($22.80) mixed platter is really quite value-for-money, considering that yakimono (Japanese grill) is usually quite pricey in other restaurants (Ironic because yakimono originated to satisfy the poor people). There are some hits and misses on the plate of pork belly, meatballs, bacon with quail egg, shitake mushrooms and shishamo. My favourite remains the yakitori because the chicken meat is tender and evenly marinated.
14 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199907 (Arab Street)
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-11:00pm; Fri: 11:30am-2:30am; Sat: 6:00pm-2:30am (Closed on Sun)