Friday, April 17, 2009

Benkei Japanese / Korean Cuisine @ NUS Science Canteen

Many friends who are students in NUS are updating on their Facebook status or twitters that it's their last lecture as an undergrad. I suddenly thought: "wah.. i feel so old! my last lecture as an undergrad was more than a decade ago!"

Anyway, since we are talking about NUS, we shall talk about eating in NUS. The canteens in NUS offers quite decent food at very cheap prices. This week, as Singapore's economy is projected to go worse, colleagues and I have been eating value for money meals at NUS Canteens.

I realise I have 3 sets of photos from the same stall in my camera this week. 2 eaten by colleagues and one by me. All from Benkei Japanese Cuisine at the Science Canteen.

Benkei Japanese Cuisine @ NUS Science Canteen

This is the Korean BBQ Chicken Set that I had. $4.
That's quite a generous portion of meat too right? Taste is not too bad lah.

Korean BBQ Chicken Set

This is colleague's Japanese Saba and Teriyaki Chicken Set. $4.
The Saba has already been eaten when I took this photo. hehe....

Saba and Teriyaki Chicken Set

The Korean BBQ Beef Set. $4.50
Colleague says it is nice, and very spicy too!

Korean BBQ Beef Set

The sets comes with a bowl of rice and a bowl of miso soup.

Rice with black sesame seeds

Miso Soup

If you order the Japanese set emals, you get 3 pieces of mini jelly. If you order the Korean, you get a small saucer of Kimchi.


The kimchi that another colleague had was not as nice as the one I had on a different day. Hmmm different batches taste different?

We suddenly realise we miss the Japanese stall that was at the Arts Canteen long long ago. We think that was the best. Anyone remember them? ;-)

Benkei Japanese / Korean Cuisine,
NUS Science Canteen.

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backStreetGluttons said...

Your NUS here also teach authentic eating and vusualisation skills right ? Or how to eat pretty delicious and be smart ? wonderful !

Unknown said...

Of course of course!
There's also a food tasting lab in the Chemistry Department. LOL

Harris said...

"We suddenly realise we miss the Japanese stall that was at the Arts Canteen long long ago."

Is the current Japanese stall at the new Arts Canteen a different one from the past??

Unknown said...


The current Japanese stall is different stall, only there for the last few years I think.

The one we miss was there before this.

alicesg said...

Seems like you are so lucky to have such wonderful eateries at your work place. Yummy.

Unknown said...


J2Kfm said...

LOL. thanks for this post.
i actually went to Spore for a visit, and purposely went into NUS for a look.then ate at the canteen there, cheap and tasty stuff.

of course, i was a student in one of Msia's public uni then, hence the comparison.

Anonymous said...

I miss the old jap stall!!! Their bentos are so nice and cheap ...

Unknown said...


Really? All the way to NUS to try the food. Wow! Ya, the food is cheap, but not all stalls are good though... :-)

The old jap stall, someone said the moved to some science park or something. Can't remember where though...

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