Singlish Cafe

60C Lilac St., Lilac, Marikina, Metro Manila

Singlish Cafe
3.7
3.5 Stars

33 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 2
  • 36 Reviews
  • 41 Recommend
  • 33 Reviewers
Category:
Singaporean
Phone
+639399236158

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
Free
Parking:
Street, Reserved, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Kirby G.
3.0 Stars

the food was nice, but the place was a bit small tho.

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Sufrheaeduardsean M.
4.0 Stars

First of all thank God they had good airconditioning because the heat outside was stifling! My kids and I ate there for the first time yesterday. The cafe had a informal ambiance which was good. The server was polite and very helpful. Now on to the food.. I ordered their plain roti prata which is very close to the chapati I love to eat. That's why I told the owners(who were very friendly by the way) that hopefully they could add another option on the menu where customers can order roti pratas in number. My son liked their chicken hainanese! 128079🏻 and my 3 year old gobbled up their fish and chips. I appreciate their finger foods being served on wooden tablets esp since I have a toddler! I also noticed for some reason he loved their ketchup! Overall the experience was great! I would only recommend that they change their rice for the chicken biryani. I loved the spice and zing but after living in the Middle East for 13 years or so, I pretty much look for the authentic biryani when I dine...

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EndoFoodie A.
5.0 Stars

Finally found a decent Singaporean resto in the Metro. Lilac St isn't that hard to find if you're coming from C5 or Pasig. (Waze it!)

Had some Roti for starter. I love the authenticity of the curry sauce. Well-balanced spice and saltiness. I highly recommend this for your appetizer if you love curry.

As recommended by my companion, I tried the cereal prawns for the first time. The oat/cereal breading was so flavorful. Sweet is all I can remember for this dish. This is a must try for first timers.

Laksa was ok but something that I won't order on my next visit.

I also had Teh Terik for something to drink. I was a bit disappointed on this one. There was too much condensed milk that I was like drinking diluted condensada.

Travel was worth it and will come back for more to try other items on their menu. #loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Sam C.
2.0 Stars

Laksa was too diluted.

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Ada D.
1.0 Stars

Disappointing for a cafe brandishing itself as a singaporean-malay resto. I dont understand all the raves for the resto here as even the random cheap streetside hawkers in malaysia and sg would not dare serve food this blah. Curry served with roti was watery and sweet, looks like 'pinaghugasan.' Laksa was watered down and not spicy, had maybe 5 thin stripes of tofu, no prawn and an overload of tasteless noodle and togue at 200 pesos. Disappointing food.

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Kram O.
4.0 Stars

Lilac never fails to satisfy may palate.. Able to try Mee-Goreng and Roti Prata from Singlish.
Mee-Goreng tasted authentic. I just loved the stir fru taste of the noodles and ingredients that was put in my mee-goreng. For the cost which can be sahred by two is a good deal.
For the Roti Prata, I ordered it with egg and cheese and a curry sauce dip to match it. I enjoyed this finger food dunking my Roti to the curry Dip. All in all the dishes were really authentic in taste... I recommend this resto for those singaporean food lovers.
Hope the resto can add other dishes like Hokyien Mee and Ice kachang.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

This would be the first wave of the reviews I'll be writing for Lilac Street.

Sunday.  After our rendezvous with the kitties at Miao we decided to have early dinner /late lunch / food binge at Lilac. The original plan was to eat at Crazy Katsu.  We suck at planning,  we ended up at Singlish Cafe.  He was craving for Singaporean spicy rice thingy.  Suffice to say,  that Singlish is the good choice.

It is a typical Hole-In-The-Wall joint.  Wooden tables and chairs,  menu is tucked in a wooded clipboard.  And oh,  the menu has photos,  which i like.  Something that is unusual with Hole-In-The-Wall joints.

We sat on the table facing the wall with a big-ass mirror.  Conducive for narcissistic behavior.  The tables are too small for two people who plans to order a lot of food. 

Classic Roti with Curry Sauce.   This is my favorite part of the meal.   I haven't eaten roti in ages (not since Long Grain at Powerplant closed).  This was served on top of a wooden chopping board,  flaming hot with the curry sauce on the side.  We annihilated this in a matter of minutes and yes,  it was good.

Laksa.  Rice noodles with prawn,  served in spicy soup.  I don't know how authentic Laksa taste like.  I liked this dish because it's spicy.  The noodles are chewy,  the broth is rich and flavourful.  The only downside is that they only added one prawn.  I ain't complaining,  give me broth and  a cup of rice and I'm a happy camper.

Spicy Sambal Fried Rice.  This was equally good,  although i didn't taste the full flavour because my tastebuds were overwhelmed with the spicy noodle soup. 

Prawn in curry sauce.   Lemon grass,  tomatoes, prawn and curry sauce.   The sauce is not as thick as the other curry dishes I've tried.  It's full-bodied and bursting with flavors though.  Maybe i got used to how the Indians do it.  This is best paired with white rice or roti bread. 

4 stars for now,  we enjoyed the food.  And i dont have any points of comparison.  Plus, i am a Singaporean cuisine neophyte.

P. S.  Crockey is sophisticated,  Ventilation needs improvement (or I was sweating really bad because of the spices I've eaten).  Service is fast,  the chick manning the counter is mighty efficient with her pen.

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Elizabeth S.
4.0 Stars

Neatly tucked away in this quiet neighborhood lies this very promising restaurant. Singlish Cafe offers the food of the Straits, lah. Not bad. We had the roti prata as appetizer which tasted really authentic, like I was back in a mamak (bahasa for eatery) again. Next up, the bah kuh teh! Loveet! The broth was as authentic as it gets and the pork slices were very tender. Of course, we had sambal rice to go with it. Last but definitely not the least we had fried kuey teow, which was a good way to end the meal (dessert)!

There were some items on the menu which were unavailable like the char siew, but on our next visit, I'm hoping they'll be there already.

As they say in that part of Asia, sedap! 128077

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Felice B.
4.0 Stars

Good food good service :)

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Renee R.
3.0 Stars

My friends and i were craving for prata with cheese, until we heard about Singlish Cafe. We were expecting the prata to be as delicious as the one in SG. But, it's not. So if you're going to try it, don't expect too much. We also tried char kway teow, mee goreng, and juicy lucy (burger). Mee goreng was great. Char kway teow was a bit salty. Juicy lucy was OK, it's a bit overpriced though for the serving size.
The place is a bit small, so it's not advisable to big groups, unless (i think) you'll ask for a reservation ahead of time. Would reco to try it, but again, don't expect that it's the same as SG's quality. Cheers!

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Aileen L.
4.0 Stars

Pre Valentines Date dinner with hubby last Friday at Singlish Cafe before we head to Paradise. Finally na try ko din.

The ambiance is nice. This is just beside Udderly Delicious at the famous Lilac St in Marikina. There were not much people when we got there so plus points for me coz I want privacy and relaxing place .

The staff were very accommodating and she helped us what to order. We had the Roti Prata with cheese and mushroom . It was my first time to try this dish and we like it then laksa noodle soup. Compare to Mogu the noodles there were huge not like here but it's good also. I liked it at ubos ang bowl ko then we had their signature iced tea 127865. Every food that we ate here is new to my taste buds and I enjoyed all the dishes. They served Asian food like Malaysian, Singaporean .

The price was worth it naman , next time I'll try haianese chicken and other dishes 128077127860

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Frankie Y.
4.0 Stars

Went to this cafe with my friends. It's our first time to experience Singaporean cuisine so it took us a while to decide on what to order. We ordered Fish Soup Bee Hoon, Hainanese Chicken, Salted Fish Fried Rice and Coffee Pork Ribs. We also tried their freshly made drinks such as Sparkling Rose and Rose Milk Tea. This cafe is surprisingly good. From the taste of the food to the price. By the end of the night we were fully satisfied. It's definitely worth the try and the money. 128077128522

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April Anne L.
5.0 Stars

When I was in KL I tried Mee Goreng also but this Mee Goreng from Singlish tastes way better! I'm literally singing Happy while eating, I was that happy how this tastes. 10084️ My friend ordered the Indian Curry, it was just okay and the Tapioca in a milk (I don't know how they call it) tastes weirdly good. 128514

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Haze R.
4.0 Stars

It's timely while driving along lilac this resto is already open! It's my first time to experience Singaporean cuisine so it took us awhile to decide on what to order. We tried the bak ku teh , fish and chips and braised pork belly. I enjoyed the food 128522

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Aram P.
1.0 Stars

Horrible service. Expect to wait a lifetime for napkins, utensils, and water. Expect to wait 2 lifetimes for your meal. Food finally came and was cold, more than half the stuff on the menu was unavailable, and the waitress missed out or forgot several orders.

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Rhina M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Paul D.
5.0 Stars

Been here twice. Ordered Fish and Chips and Milo Dinosaur during my first visit. Fish and Chips were well done; dressing was great - had to request for seconds. Haha. Milo Dinosaur, albeit your regular Milo juice, was my favorite. That's also what I ordered during our second visit. Nice ambience too!

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Rina R.
3.0 Stars

ambience:110881108811088️, music would be nice

price: 110881108811088

service:
staff:1108811088️ - definitely needs "hospitality" training
manager/owner:11088110881108811088

suggestion: pls don't use cheap bathroom tissue rolls as table napkins128078128078128078

over all food: 110881108811088
char kwey teow: 110881108811088️ a bit bland for my liking
roti prata w/ curry sauce: 1108811088️ was craving for roti prata and got disappointed. texture was more like a "pancake" and the sauce lacks the authentic "curry" flavor. too mellow
hainanese chicken: 110881108811088️ its good but not the best i've tasted
ginger lemon tea:11088110881108811088

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LakbayTV T.
2.0 Stars

Tried this new place in Lilac, i ordered their juicy lucy as it is according to them their bestseller but was disappointed, the patty was very oily. They are pricey. Their serving depends on how you would range your appetite but for me serving size is small for the price they ask.

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Meeh A.
3.0 Stars

Never been to Singapore so i have no idea at all if it tastes as close as how it should be. We got their best sellers. Laksa, Buttered Salmon & Haianese Chicken. Good food, good service. 128077

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