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Food Junction @ Bugis
An Invitation by Food Junction
The Glutton Family was invited to the official opening of the newly-revamped Food Junction located at Bugis Junction. Having been there before the renovation, we felt that the revamp of the Food Junction now gives it a much brighter and more modern look that really appealed to us. The whole layout has been changed to make Food Junction more functional and fresh, with handicap-friendly features, power points, stall directories and signage, making it very friendly and accessible. Even the smallest of details like the chairs were replaced by original designer chairs from Jasper Morrison and Robin Day, providing maximum comfort and style – yes, in a food court!
While boasting a new look, Food Junction has also adopted the concept of an ‘art market’, endeavouring to be the first food hub that promotes good food, comfort and the appreciation of art at the same time. Art in a food court? Yes, Food Junction is showcasing its first collection of art pieces for its Art Market Walls. The Walls are really a panel of three walls within the food court showcasing the work of Singapore’s young and talented artists, as they contribute their paintings in a bid to raise funds for charities. Currently, the focus is on two children’s charities.
But now, we turn our attention to the main thing – the food! Food Junction not only offers famous local delights like Odeon Beef Noodles, Capitol Puay Heng Minced Meat Noodles, and Koo Kee Yong Tau Foo, but also international stalls like Yogurberry, a famous Korean branded yoghurt that is well liked by many Hollywood celebrities.
Bugis Soup Guru – Blissful blessing
Food Junction has always attracted pretty solid vendors to set up shop in their food courts, and Soup Guru is one of them. Considered to be one of the top soup masters, we tried one of our all time favourites; the ‘blissful blessing’ – a doubled-boiled soup packed with herbs and a chicken drumstick, it truly impressed us in every aspect – especially the tender chicken in the rich and delectable soup. The essence of the red dates and herbs fully permeated the chicken while making the soup base absolutely divine!
Capitol Puay Heng Minced Meat Noodle
Another well-known minced meat noodle stall that used to operate near the old Capitol Theatre, Puay Heng is famous for its nice chewy noodle texture with its great seasoning sauce, further complemented by plentiful fresh ingredients from minced meat to mushrooms – and lots of pork lard!
Odeon beef noodles
Odeon is well known for its beef noodles and their rich history, when they first set up shop opposite Odeon theatre back in the early 80’s. The consistency of their beef noodles has never failed us, it is the same familiar taste, with tender thin beef slices over luscious noodles coated in a thick herbal beef bone broth.
From the same owner as the Soup Guru, the noodle was more on the sweet side as you could taste the essence of the seafood in the noodle. Lots of pork lard to make it irresistible. The chilli had the WOW effect to it, one of the best we’ve had to date we must say!
BBQ Chicken wings
Besides many of the main course meals, you can easily find snack stalls to supplement your meal. E.g. the BBQ chicken wings which were crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.
While boasting a wide range of local favourites, Food Junction has not neglected to bring in international offerings. Ayam Penyet, a traditional Indonesian chicken dish coated with a flavourful crispy coating, will leave you wanting more. The meat was so tender -couldn’t stop eating this one!
Salmon and chicken set
From the Japanese cuisine stall, the salmon and the chicken were rather decent tasting and went well with the fragrant rice.
Currently one of the fastest growing yoghurt brands, with its presence in 27 countries, Yogurberry is not only tasty but healthy! Each cup of yoghurt is made from natural sweeteners, which helps make it sweet without adding to the calories. Did we mention that each serving is only 25 calories?! That’s not all, they only contain 1/3 of dairy fat in its yoghurt compared to other ice creams.
Honestly speaking, you can’t go wrong with the flavours. Personally we preferred the strawberry and the passion fruit because it was tangier. However their popular favourites are to mix chocolate and banana together. It’s all up to you! We also had the chance to try their Strawberry and Banana, with Mango and Pineapple smoothies. Surprisingly the blend of strawberry and banana went very well together, so did the mango and pineapple.
Be sure to come by soon and see for yourself the major revamp, at the same time give the all-time nostalgic selections a try. And when you’re done, grab yourself a cup of guilt-free yoghurt to bring a sweet ending to your meal!
Food Junction at Bugis Junction
#03-30 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021