3 Temasek Boulevard
#B1-132 Suntec City
Singapore 038983

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Sunday:
09:00am - 09:00pm

Monday:
08:00am - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
08:00am - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
08:00am - 10:30pm

Thursday:
08:00am - 10:30pm

Friday:
08:00am - 09:00pm

Saturday:
09:00am - 09:00pm

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Affordably priced and pretty huge portion! Interesting store concept that is newly opened in suntec. Seats are rather limited tho so try to avoid peak hours!

A HDB void deck concept of restaurant previously from Changi has now opened their new place in Suntec City Mall.

Serving much local fare like nasi lemak, this is a place where you could grab a quick food to enjoy here.

At first I wasn’t impress with the presentation actually, but it proved me wrong when I eating the chicken. It was actually juicy and hot. Of course the fish cake and egg still felt very ordinary. The chili sauce with ikan bilis also could be improve further.

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Downstairs by Songfa Bak Kut Teh(a familiar brand to all SG folks that loves hot peppery bkt), a newly launched new F&B brand that focus on local traditional delicacies...

Newly opened on 31st Dec 2020, Downstairs is now located at B1-132, Suntec City’s Fountain Court, right next to Song Fa Bak Kut...

What about ‘Downstairs’? Oh well, we locals have this common thing in us that we always tell family or friends that we are going ‘downstairs’ to Dabao food and pop by a neighbouring coffee shop/hawker centre. You know what I mean right...

The décor of Downstairs really replicates a HDB void deck. There is a white stone chess table with blue & white mosaics with matching stone stools. Old orange phone booths that are now extinct in Singapore & they are order stations for you to key in your order but only debit & credit cards are accepted! Vintage or Hypebeast??? There are loads of retro letter boxes lined against the wall like the ones in HDB estates. You will be happy to know that not only the décor has a nostalgic old school feel, their food does too!

Our group of insane glutton at @thegastronomistz loves to uncover hidden gems in Singapore and have popped by Downstairs.

What we had:
Salted Egg Nasi Lemak $8.90
Lu Rou Fan (Braised Pork Rice) $6
Macaroni Soup $5
Har Cheong Gai Nasi Lemak $7.90
Char Siew Rice (with lava egg) $6
Hainanese Pork Cutlet Rice (with tomato sauce) $7.60
Chicken Chop Hor Fun $6.80
Downstairs Wan Tan Mee $6.50
Kaya Butter Toast Bun $3.90 (set comes with a hot drink)
Luncheon Meat & Egg Toast Bun $3.90 (set comes with a hot drink)

My personal favourites are the wanton mee, noodles was springy, you can also taste the charred of the char siew, only the wanton I felt can be better... and long-live my luncheon meat & egg toast... my one true love, bread was crispy toasted on the outside and fluffy on the inside...luncheon meat and sunny side-up were fried at its best... seems an easy snack to make at home but how many of us will do that right, what’s best? - the set comes with a local drink of your choice... Why not just jio your friends to Downstairs, sit back, relax, have some Kopi and Toast at an affordable price...

You can always find nicer food at food Republic at cheaper prices.

Overall it's just a hype by food bloggers with a 装逼 void deck decor concept. Meh.

Another day, another plate of Nasi Lemak — Downstairs had recently shifted from their former premises at Changi Business Park to Suntec City; still occupying a space in the basement of the mall and holding true to its name, the move is also something I am pretty glad considering I have had always wanted to try them out, but their limited operating hours and location were a little out of the way for me.

Still carrying their void deck theme, the place is decked with a familiar stone chess table and letter boxes that one usually will be able to find in HDB void decks of the past. Offering local eats such as Nasi Lemak, Wanton Mee, Chicken Chop Hor Fun and more, we went for the Har Jeong Gai Nasi Lemak — a slight twist to the local Nasi Lemak which sees three Har Jeong Gai (Prawn Paste Chicken) drumlets served with omelette, fishcake and sambal. Despite looking quite sparse and lacking Ikan Bilis and peanuts, their rendition of the Nasi Lemak was actually pretty respectable — the use of Jasmine Rice for this rendition steers away from the other Nasi Lemak that we have had recently, which comes served with basmati rice instead. That being said, the rice comes immensely fragrant — seemingly powered more by Pandan leaves with a slight whiff of ginger in its finishing notes. The Har Jeong Gai was decent as well; sufficiently crisp on the outside, yet carrying a hint of umami-ness with the juicy flesh within. The other elements such as the egg omelette felt rather pedestrian, though the fish cake does come with a crisp exterior; the sambal chili carrying a hint of sweetness whilst being mildly spicy — suitable for those who have lower tolerance of spiciness, whilst coming with Ikan Bilis for a soft crunch.

Glad that Downstairs had finally relocated to somewhere more convenient — makes for a good option for local fare with an ambience; the food was of a pretty good quality for its price with all items coming below $10 (most being in the range of $6 to $7). Given how I find myself in this area more often than not, this is likely a spot I would find myself dining at for those random days which I am not sure what to have around this part of town.

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Perfect for the rainy weather and also any time of the day! Macaroni is cooked to order and accompanying soup broth is thicker than usual homecooked ones. Pleasantly surprised by the portion size and ingredients (wanton, fish cake, minced meat and huge pieces of fried pork fat!). Bowl of yums for only $6!

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