Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#ManilaFoodTrip2017: Bugis Singapore Street Food

I’m glad my friends from the Pampanga Bloggers’ Society finally got the time to visit Manila; and since one of the things Pampanga is known for is their awesome culinary skill and great food, what could my Kapampangan friends want to try in Manila?

Food, food, and more food!

This will be the first part of a series of posts about our restaurant tour in Manila and, as the title said it, our first stop is at Bugis Singapore Street Food.

Bugis Singapore Street Food is just along Nicanor Roxas Street. From Banawe, just turn right at the said street and you can easily spot it. It’s really easy to find. Upon getting to the place, we were introduced to the owner, Ms. Ana, and she then introduced us to Singaporean Food and what her restaurant is known for.

Her restaurant is known for its clean kitchen. Ms. Ana wants Bugis to be like an extension of her kitchen at home and that is why she maintained her kitchen as clean as her own home kitchen which, according to her, still kinds of surprises a lot of people. According to her, most restaurants as busy as Bugis is usually understandably kind of messy, but hers is different. She also told us about how she uses natural spices for her food and never uses umami. Personally I do not have any qualms with umami but I know a few people who would love to know about this fact.

The first food that Ms. Ana had us taste was her very own Bugis Chomp salted egg chips. It was my first time to have tried salted egg chips and I loved it. Now I know what all the fuss about the salted egg chips is about. It wasn’t crispy (I don’t know if it should be or not) but in my opinion, it complements the flavor. Usually when the food is crispy, your mind is focused on the fact that it is crispy; but in this case, your taste buds are very well focused on the flavor and I am not complaining.

Salted Egg Spare Ribs
Hainanese Chicken
Nasi Goreng Rice
Singaporean Laksa
Spicy Beef Rendang
I also liked the main dishes! My personal favorites were the Laksa and the Spicy Beef Rendang. I’m just starting out on my relationship with spicy food and I find their Spicy Beef Rendang to be appetizingly spicy and would not burn your palate. Definitely a thumbs up. Also, weird enough, I enjoy the combination of the Spicy Beef Rendang and their Nasi Goreng Rice. I know that I shouldn’t be combining two very flavorful dishes but I’m a rice person and I love the explosion of flavors in my mouth. Although, to be honest, you can eat their Nasi Goreng Rice even without any sides. It’s good on its own.

I would definitely come back to Bugis! I told my fam I’ll take them here and have them try out my favorites. A Sunday brunch here would be perfect.

Bugis Singapore Street Food is at 78 Nicanor Roxas Street, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City.


  1. Oh looking at the title I thought it was in Singapore. Nice to find something like this in Manila as these are the dishes that I don't mind eating most of the time. Love your food diary dear.


  2. I'd love to visit this restau! I'm also a fan of Laksa and salted egg chips! ♥ Na-try ko lang yun nung nag uwi yung ate ko from Singapore. Super sarap nga!! How much is it here? Btw, if you're looking for dresses you may check out this link: https://goo.gl/glwHDg Hope to hear from you soon! x

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

    1. You should give them a try. Worth the trip! 😊👌

  3. Id love to go to this restaurant it looks amazing! thanks for sharing as always!

    Darriyan xo

  4. I think I have read this on social media before. It's nice that they're bringing Singaporean cuisine in the PH :) I like how the Nasi Goreng looks different from the ones I've tasted before. I want to try their version!

  5. I haven't been to this place but the food looks good! And now I'm hungry. LOL.


  6. What a yummy assortment of food! :D

  7. I live in Quezon City and even I have never been here! Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely visit this restaurant soon. The drinks look colorful and I love Hainanese Chicken and everything salted egg!

    xo, Gillan

  8. Would you believe that my mom's BEST friend of 20 years is filipino and I've never had filipino food before! I've heard it's so delicious and I had no idea that Manila is known for their delicious food; I've known people from there. Everything looks so good and flavorful, now you've got me craving to try, haha! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    1. If ever you decided to travel to the PH, just give me a head's up. Would love to introduce you to awesome Filipino food places. 😊

  9. Oh I am jealous, I should have been to Manila during this event :D we only went to one restaurant during our stay in Manila adn the food there was amazing. It was somewhere in the old town but I forgot the name :( the other day we had food in our hotel and it was sooo bad :D we had like white rice and steamed veggies with nothing. Not even a sauce. It was the most boring food experience we ever had :D Anyway, thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog : )
    Sending much love!
    Rosa Larissa Klara
    conscious lifestyle of mine

    1. Is it Binondo or Intramuros? If only I didn't get in an accident I could have taken you to some good vegan restaurants in the city.

  10. This post has made me very very hungry. I love being exposed to all of these foods which to me seem so exotic. The salted egg chips sound like something I would definitely want to try - I love a different taste sensation! Thanks for sharing. :)
    xo, janea

  11. Damn, that Laska looks so good! Not gonna lie, there are some questionable-looking items on here for my American-ness hahaha. But I will always try something once! I swear you eat the best food at all times. Glad we are insta friends now, because I can see all your stories. I wish we had more Asian food in Phoenix. And more boba places for sure!!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

    1. In Asia, don't judge the food by its cover. Some may look odd but really good and some may look amazing but... Tastes odd. Hehe


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