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What to try at Eatbox 2021

Eatbox is a fusion of a trendy pasar malam and food court - perfect for filling up your stomach and Instagram feed.

Khalisa Zulkiflee

Creative writer and comedian on the side.


Published: 3 September 2021, 12:04 PM

Eatbox, organised by the legendary pop-up creative market Artbox, opens its doors on Sep 3.

Located permanently at Tekka Place next to Rochor MRT, the two-storey Eatbox spans 9,500 sq ft and has indoor and outdoor seating areas. 

It features 20 booths and four kiosks of different cuisines such as Malay, Japanese, Western and Korean food.

Some of the highlights are Satay Ummi, Okinawa Onigini, Soul Good Noodle Bar and Butcher The Burger Bar. 

 

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While prices may be a little steep, the quality of food is definitely worth it! PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/NUR SHAZRIENA

 

Satay Ummi’s unique way of preparing and presenting their satay has captured hearts in their previous pop-up stalls. Instead of grilling on a stick, their satay is pan-fried and served in a box. 

They have chicken, mutton and beef satay. If you’re looking for something else, they also sell nasi lemak and otah otah.

 

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Their pan-fried satay costs $8 to $10. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/NUR SHAZRIENA

 

Okinawa Onigiri sells nine types of onigiri, ebi fry, takoyaki and four different rice bowls. Their onigiri comes in the form of a sandwich, and has various ingredients and sauces wedged between rice and seaweed. 

 

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Some of their flavours for onigiri includes Wasabi Mayo Prawn onigiri, Shrimp onigiri, Japanese Karage onigiri and Smoked Duck onigiri. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/NUR SHAZRIENA

 

Soul Good Noodle Bar offers a range of instant noodles and ingredients for base, proteins and toppings that you can pick to create your own meal. 

Apart from their DIY menu, you can also pick from their specially-curated Signature Menu with dishes like Jjajang Ramyeon with Grilled Chicken and Miso Soup Instant Noodles with Chicken Katsu – leaving you spoilt for choice. 

Butcher the Burger Bar serves burgers, Swiss Rosti as well as fries and wings. 

They have six types of burgers to choose from such as their signature Crispy Stack and Truffle Shuffle. Their burgers also have plant-based alternatives for those wanting to try vegan food. 

There are five beverage stalls at Eatbox 2021 – Sugarush, Ethos, Flash Coffee, Wai and Tenft.

 

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SugaRush is a start-up supported by Temasek Polytechnic which serves gelato, brownies, smoothies and more! PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/NUR SHAZRIENA

 

SugaRush’s recipes and delicacies are created by students and alumni of Temasek Polytechnic. Many of their snacks come from the kitchens of Diploma in Culinary and Catering Management.

If you’re looking for local beverages, Tenft has kopi, teh and light bites such as you tiao with mua chi. Similarly, Wai has traditional classics such as red bean soup and peach gum tong shui.

As vendors are given the flexibility of taking on short-term contracts, you can expect to have a change in the variety of food and beverages every few months. 

 

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The trendy, neon lights decor that Artbox was synonymous with is brought over to Eatbox. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/NUR SHAZRIENA

 

Eatbox is more than just a place to enjoy local and international delights – you can also glam up your Instagram feed with their wall murals that were created in collaboration with local artists.


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