Food Republic should be a familiar name amongst Singaporeans, known to serve up a wide range of well-loved street food in air-conditioned comfort.

While there are popular names such as HeNiu Teppanyaki and Piao Xiang Mala (the first Mala Xiang Guo in Singapore) to head for, do check out NEW stalls too including Ah Yen Traditional Fried Pork (famous brand from Sabah), Burgs (NEW outlet at Food Republic Causeway Point coming soon) and Indorica.

Do you know that Food Republic bagged the prestigious “Brand of the Year” title during the recent World Branding Awards 2022 – 2023 for the 3rd consecutive year?

This was announced at the Awards Ceremony held at Kensington Palace in London.

Food Republic is also the first brand in the world to win this award in the “Food Hall/Food Court” category in 2020 under the National Tier.

On top of that, the brand is the only one in Singapore to have won in the category this year.

(The World Branding Awards is the premier awards programme of the World Branding Forum where winners are uniquely judged through three streams – Brand Valuation, Consumer Market Research, and Public Online Voting.)

Here are 10 stalls head to at Food Republic Wisma Atria & 313@somerset:

HeNiu Teppanyaki
Food Republic Wisma Atria and 313@somerset

Teppanyaki Dining at Affordable Prices
Looking for restaurant-quality teppanyaki at prices that won’t break the bank? Visit HeNiu Teppanyaki and explore their value-for-money dishes.

Part of the experience here includes watching the skilled chef live in action, grilling your meats with HeNiu Teppanyaki’s signature black pepper sauce.

Do try their Deluxe Sliced Beef Set ($19.80), featuring an entrée of quality-sliced beef combined with a selection of cream dory, tiger prawn, half-shell scallop, pan-fried vegetables with bacon, garden salad, white rice, and soup of the day.

Ah Yen Traditional Fried Pork
Food Republic Wisma Atria

Famous Sabah Brand’s First Stall in Singapore
Starting off as a stall in 1940 in Sandakan Market and dubbed as the mini Hong Kong of Sabah, Ah Yen continues to delight fans all the way from Sabah to Singapore at Food Republic Wisma Atria.

Highly recommended is the Noodles Set Meal ($11.50), complete with Century Egg Dumplings, Iceberg Lettuce with Oyster Sauce, and your choice of Sandakan Fried Pork Noodles or Salt & Pepper Chicken Noodles.

The Sandakan Fried Pork Noodles ($6.50 for a la carte) is a signature dish you don’t want to miss – tender Hakka pork cutlet coated in a secret recipe batter with fermented beancurd sauce and then deep-fried till crispy.

I liked how the pork cutlet was expertly cut into thin slices, but you could still get that crisp contrasted with tender meat.

Divine Chicken Pot 好滋味雞公煲
Food Republic Wisma Atria

Tender Chicken in Pot Of Signature Sauces
Fans of Sichuan food especially the hearty “Ji Gong Bao” would know that Divine Chicken Pot opened its first outlet in Singapore back in 2018.

Divine Chicken Pot offers a wealth of traditional Sichuan dishes made from over 30 year old recipes, and takes pride in being the first food court stall specialising in such Chicken Pot. To this day, it remains popular among diners for its authentic flavours at affordable prices.

Personalise your very own Chicken Pot and preferred spice level with an array of sides and toppings to add on.

Yu Zhong Bu Tong 鱼众不同
Food Republic Wisma Atria

Live Fresh Fish In Different Tantalising Soups
Yu Zhong Bu Tong 鱼众不同 is probably the first in Singapore to offer locally-produced live fresh fish from its own coastal farm served in a food court setting.

The highlight of the menu at Yu Zhong Bu Tong is fish served in piping hot soup bases, poached mussels dipped in secret recipe sauce and chilled starters (小菜).

Their signature fish soups come in four signature flavours: Spicy Poached Fish Soup, Sauerkraut Fish Soup, Tomato Fish Soup, and Collagen Fish Soup.

One of the popular choices is the Sauerkraut Fish Soup 酸菜鱼片汤. What you get is sliced seabass ($10.80) or grouper ($13.80) poached in semi-rich broth with a piquant and zesty taste.

A 6-month old naturally-fermented pickled mustard sauerkraut is incorporated to lend an appetising acidity and distinct spicy-sour taste.

For those who are worried about spiciness, I would say the level is actually quite manageable and not too numbing, while it still maintains its punchy flavours.

Blanco Court Beef Noodles
Food Republic Wisma Atria

Established In 1979 At Hainan Street
Blanco Court Beef Noodles saw its humble beginnings as a pushcart stall way back in 1979, on the busy lanes of Hainan Street.

Famous for its signature dish Superior Beef Noodles ($11.90 for small, $17.90 for large), I would usually get the dry version that is topped with a rich flavourful gravy.

There is also soup option, which comes in a robust herbal broth that is brewed over 24 hours using 15 different types of herbs and spices.

Each bowl is filled with a generous serving of premium-cut beef shank, beef tripe, sliced beef, beef balls and beef tendon. All beef noodles are made à la minute from the soup to the meat and noodles, so every order is a fresh, piping hot bowl of goodness.

Other popular menu choices also include the classic Sliced Beef Noodles and Beef Ball Noodles.

Piao Xiang Mala
Food Republic 313@somerset

Pioneer In Mala Xiang Guo in Singapore
Thanks to Piao Xiang Mala, the spicy numbing Sichuan dish Mala Xiang Guo reached Singapore’s shores way back in 2009 as it is said to be one of the very first Mala Xiang Guo brands in Singapore.

Over the years, the stall remains popular due to its authenticity, fresh ingredients, and special blend of spices used.

Be spoilt for choice with a smorgasbord of vegetables, mushrooms, fresh meats, seafood, and other special items – with my favourite being the sliced fish that is deep-fried in thick slices.

What makes their Ma La sauce special is the 20 unique herbs and spices blended into it, then slow-cooked before stir-frying to acquire that exhilarating smoky, charred aroma of “wok hei”.

Ba Guo Grilled Fish 巴国烤鱼
Food Republic 313@somerset

Authentic Taste of Sichuan Grilled Fish
Explore the ancient flavours of Sichuan Grilled Fish at Ba Guo, offering specialty Mala dishes particularly grilled fish.

Ba Guo Grilled Fish delivers traditional, authentic Sichuan flavours through their Seven-Flavour profile in their dishes: spicy, aromatic, sweet, bitter, sour, peppery and salty.

Depending on your spice tolerance, you can also choose your preferred degree of spiciness for your grilled fish.

Their recommended signature dish is Fei Cui Yang Sheng Fish ($38.80), a combination of grilled fish, prawns, and clams. This seafood medley is cradled in a piquant herbal broth, infused with garlic, coriander, and lime.

What sets them apart from regular stalls is their use of freshly imported Qing Jiang Fish. They marinate this fish with over 20 spices and herbs, before grilling them with various tantalising base sauces.

Burgs
Food Republic 313@somerset

Homegrown Gourmet Burger with Juicy Patties
Burgs is a home-grown gourmet burger brand created by two young local chefs Indra and Ridzuan, who cut their teeth formerly in Michelin-starred restaurants.

The improved Burgs Classic Cheese Burger ($7.90 for single, $11.90 for double) puts a local spin on the cheeseburger with pickled green chilli and crispy fried shallots accompanying a handcrafted beef patty, American cheese, lettuce and tomato.

They also use the “smashed” style of cooking for their patty. This method starts with the ball of ground meat flattened on the hot griddle with a spatula. The “smashing” helps create extra browning and flavour on the outside, while maintaining the patty’s juiciness.

The burger is then dressed in house-made signature sauces.

If you prefer something with a kick, go for the Hot & Spicy Chicken Burger ($7.90 for single, $11.90 for double) comprising a deep-fried chicken fillet glazed in Sriracha sauce for a fiery kick and layered with mayonnaise and lettuce.

PSA for the Northies: Burgs will be opening another branch at Food Republic Causeway Point, so keep a lookout.

Bangkok Gem
Food Republic 313@somerset

Affordable and Wide Range of Thai Food
Opened in 2009, Bangkok Gem’s stall at Food Republic 313@somerset is its first in Singapore. Its Thai-centric menu is designed and prepared by skilled Thai chefs, where their meals brim with authentic flavours.

Try their signature Minced Chicken with Thai Basil Leaf ($7.80) made with bite-sized boneless chicken meat tossed into stir-fried chilies, garlic, oyster sauce, soy sauce, and Thai basil leaves, or opt for the Seafood Tom Yum Fried Rice ($8) which is also a must-order!

If you have cravings for other Thai-style dishes, there is also the Tom Yum Seafood Soup with Rice ($7.20), Green Mango Salad ($6), or classic Pad Thai with prawns or chicken ($7.80).

Fans of curry can try their version of Green Curry with Rice ($7.80 onwards) that come with chicken, prawns or beef options.

Indorica
Food Republic 313@somerset

Authentic, Homely Indonesian Cuisine
Indorica is an Indonesian-specialty food joint offering some home-style Indonesian fare that is not commonly found in Singapore.

A recommended dish to try is Soto Tangkar Betawi ($8.90), a type of traditional Indonesian soup. Using beef stock, the beef brisket is slow-cooked till tender along with coconut milk and fragrant spices. The result is a rich and creamy stew best paired with steamed rice.

If you prefer chicken, Mie Goreng Chicken Cutlet Sambal Ijo ($7) is a must-try. A trendy dish among youngsters, it features a mix of handmade noodles and tender chicken cutlet blended with the Indonesian Green Chili Paste for a burst of flavours.

Cap off your Indonesian feast with Martabak Mamaku ($6), an Indonesian-style sweet pancake. Make it extra indulgent by adding your choice of fillings from chocolate, cheese, to peanuts.

Visit https://foodrepublic.com.sg/food-republic-outlets to find your nearest Food Republic outlet.

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Food Republic.

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