10 Best Foods In Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) That Every Student Are Digging

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So we had a food adventure at Temasek Polytechnic a while ago and we thought we’d continue on this journey at Nanyang Polytechnic. Low and behold, we found some really cheap and delicious food that we are pretty sure is filling up the stomachs of the NYP students. If you are an alumni or you’re still schooling there and you have never tried these before, you have to now!

1. Divine Artisan

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Lemon Meringue Tartlet ($2) | Matcha Cheesecake ($1) | Choc Caramel Tartlet ($2) | Apple Cinnamon Tartlet ($2)

As the name suggests, the stall sells divine desserts for a fraction of the price of regular cafes. They looked splendid, and we had high expectations despite the super affordable price, and we were not disappointed. The Matcha Cheesecake was soft and flavourful, though it could be smoother but hey, we’re not complaining, it’s quite good for its price.

Moving on to the Choc Caramel Tartlet, we were slightly apprehensive to try it because we were not a fan of caramel. The caramel is hidden underneath a generous dollop of chocolate mousse which wasn’t too sweet, and it complements the caramel so perfectly, we were full of praises after a few mouths!

The Apple Cinnamon Tartlet, in our opinion, was the best tart among the three. Despite it being small, we were amazed by the generous amount of apple filling and the touch of cinnamon was just nice to bring out the flavour of the apples. We are pretty sure the quality is on par with cafes and even restaurants out there, yes it is that good, and for $2, it’s a huge steal!

Divine Artisan
Food Connect, Blk A Level 2
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

2. Salad Bag

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Mixed Salad Bowl: $3.50

Are you on a health kick? Head to Salad Bag that is at the international mart area for a refreshing bowl of salad with delicious toppings! Healthy food gets a bad rep for being expensive, but it is surely not the case here in NYP!

At just $3.50, we were given a huge serving of lettuce, corn, mushrooms and pasta. Quality was also alright for its price although we feel the mushrooms could be more springy. We also thought the pasta could be slightly saltier but $3.50 for a huge bowl of salad, I’d say “take my money.”

Salad Bag
Food Connect, Blk A Level 2
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

3. Japanese Cuisine

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Kaki Fuyong Chicken with rice: $3.80

The Japanese Cuisine sells unique dishes such as Kaki Fuyong, an egg base dish with grilled chicken drenched with teriyaki sauce. The stall owner fries the egg over high heat and nestles the grilled chicken in the heart of the omeletter and then give a generous splash of teriyaki sauce over. This dish will stay hot throughout thanks to the hot plate and what’s better than a hot fluffy omeletter, honestly? $3.80 for a satisfying meal is definitely worth it!

Japanese Cuisine
South Canteen, Blk P, Level 2
Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7.00pm, Sat 7.30am – 2.00pm

4. Manna

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Flame Grilled Chicken Burger With Mac & Cheese and Potato Salad: $5

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Pesto Fish With Cream Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Coleslaw: $5

Manna sells great tasting western foods. Students can be seen flocking to get their lunch here! You can get a main (either fish or chicken), two sides and a drink for only $5! FIVE. DOLLARS. A juicy patty slathered in barbeque sauce that packs a punch and topped with crunchy vegetables and a fluffy bun, mmhmm. Oh what else? Two sides that come in good portions and a drink. FIVE. DOLLARS.

Manna
Food Connect, Blk A Level 2
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

5. Thai Food

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Spicy Tom Yum Soup: $3.50

Thai Food’s best sellers are most probably the Pad Thai, Tomyam soup and Green Curry. We ordered the Tomyam soup since we were super full from all the Kaki Fuyong and burger set meals. The Tomyam soup was unlike the usual ones that we had, it was more to the sweet side and really spicy because we added chili padi so dear friends, if you can’t take spiciness, you have to tell the aunty you don’t want it, otherwise, you’ll probably end up in the toilet the entire night.

Thai Food
Foodgle Hub, Blk P1 Basement, (one level below the sheltered carpark)
Mon – Fri, 7.30am – 7.30pm, Sat, 7.30am – 2.00pm

6. T- Cafe

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Odeo Coffee Shake: $2

T-Cafe is a takeaway cafe selling burgers, pies, pastries, finger food and drinks. Their popular drinks include Odeo Shake and Root Beer Float! We ordered the Odeo Coffee Shake which is basically coffee and oreo ice blended. It tasted really nice and we wouldn’t even have thought of this combination! I would ask for more oreos to go inside my shake though, can’t get enough of those cookies!

T-Cafe
Blk T, Level 1
Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 9pm, Sat: 9.00am – 2pm

7. Muslim Cuisine

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Nasi Padang: $1-$2

We heard from many students that we have to try the Malay Food and so we did. The food was great, cheap and the portion was just nice. NYP sells the most reasonable Nasi Padang by far!

Muslim Cuisine
South Canteen, Blk P, Level 2
Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7.00pm | Sat 7.30am – 2.00pm

8. Lok Lok 

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Toppings include crab claws, enoki mushroom, sausages and lotus root: $3.60

Very local ingredients bathing in a flavourful, rich broth that captures every student at NYP. This piping hot Loklok dish is so enjoyable on rainy days. Even on days that are not rainy, the hearty bowl is sure to fill your tummy with lots of yummy ingredients. And for $3.60, it is a steal!

Lok Lok
Food Connect, Blk A Level 2
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

9. Ban Mian Stall

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Ban Mian: $2.30

Ban Mian usually costs us around $4 onwards but over here at NYP, we found a bowl that’s the same quality and same quantity at just half the price! this $2.30 bowl of goodness sure does satisfy our taste buds. The noodles itself is so springy and not the nua nua (or mushy) kind of texture.

Ban Mian/Fish Soup
North Canteen, Blk E, Level 2
Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 8.00pm, Sat: 8.00am – 2.00pm

10. Waffles With Ice Cream

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Waffles With Chocolate & Mochi Ice Cream: $1.80

Lastly, we headed to the waffles shop located in the middle of South Canteen. We ordered two waffles with two different flavours of ice-cream to top it. They had Mochi ice-cream which we thought were unique. The waffles were also crunchy and fluffy at the same time. They were big enough to fill the entire plate, and the ice-cream portions were real generous.

Waffles Shop
South Canteen, Blk P, Level 2
Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7.00pm, Sat 7.30am – 2.00pm

Tell us which is your favourite stall or food to try in NYP!

By: Priya Raja, Suhanna Yazami & Huiqing Guo

Comments (5)

  1. North canteen prata and ban man

  2. Anyway I’ll contribute some if you’re intersted.
    Aston from Foogle hut
    North canteen ban mian.
    South canteen waffles (best with ice cream)
    South canteen Pancakes (soft on the inner layer, crispy on the outer layer).
    Food connect Lok lok (not lala hot pot)

    From my experiences so far.

  3. The ice cream waff next to lok lok at blk A level 2 has 3 Scoops of ice cream in it. The real durian waffle is good!

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