A new kid on the block, DUAL Cafe Singapore joins the line-up of hip cafes on the famed and graffiti-covered Arab Street. The cafe is decorated with classic wood furnishings and welcoming shades of green.
Impeccably fusing Western culinary techniques with Asian flavours, DUAL Cafe Singapore offers customers the option to pick from dishes on their set menu or create their own food bowls.
With customisable protein bowls often coming with a hefty price tag, it is easy to understand the cafe’s popularity; their lunch special on Mondays to Fridays, from 11.30am to 2pm, offers food bowls with Ice Lemon Tea for just S$6.90 nett!
We customised our own bowls for the lunchtime special—with a choice of one base (such as Soba Noodles and House Salad), one protein (including Dijon Chicken Thigh, Baked Garlic Dory and Sesame Chicken Breast), and three toppings.
Customers also have the option to add extra sauce to their bowls without extra charge!
Our first bowl was made up of Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Mirin Salmon, Sous Vide Egg, Mushroom Medley and Honey Balsamic Mushrooms.
The servings were incredibly generous considering the price. Every single ingredient on the plate was well seasoned and complemented one another perfectly.
The other customised bowl we ordered consisted of Organic Brown Rice, Braised Pork Belly, Mushroom Medley, Steamed Broccoli and Corn. Unsurprisingly, the highlight of the bowl here was definitely the Braised Pork Belly.
Fatty and salty enough to enjoy with the fluffy bed of brown rice, the pork belly was so flavourful with it being steeped in a myriad of sauces for hours to give it that savoury burst of flavours.
Office workers looking for a healthy yet affordable lunch meal in the area should definitely check out DUAL Cafe Singapore; they even serve local brew craft beers at wallet-friendly prices so you can indulge yourself after office hours!
DUAL Cafe Singapore
48 Arab St
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 9pm
Sat: 10.30am – 9pm
Sun: 10.30am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Bugis