Folks Collective

The moment you reach Folks Collective situated in Raffles Place , it feels as if you’ve been transported to Bangkok. It is a Thai-fusion restaurant filled with chatter and has an inherent hipster vibe which can be seen in the decor as well. The dispersed chairs, posters and medicinal chest drawers give a great vintage feel.

Folks Collective decor

Folks Collective decor


The Orders

We first ordered ‘Siam style fried rice’ which wasn’t very impressive. We had to wait a while to receiver our order – but they were in their soft-launch phase, so some teething troubles are to be expected. If you don’t eat egg, do ensure to state that when ordering. They also have a range of lunch sets which should be convenient for people who work in the CBD area. You can also get the standard fare from most Thai menus such as the Tom Kha and Green Curry.

A refreshing drink is always welcome and I went for the ‘Thai lemon iced Tea’ which had an interesting tangy twist to it.

Thai Lemon iced tea

Thai Lemon iced tea at $3.2


The desserts on the menu seemed interesting and first we went for the ‘Ice cream Kati’ which is a mixture of coconut ice cream with traditional toppings and glutinous rice at the bottom. When you take a scoop across layers, the myriad flavors and textures work well together.

Ice cream Kati

Ice cream Kati at $4.90



We are fans of brownies and always tend to order them. The ‘Brownie Cha Thai’ was well made and came in quite a sizable portion. Even if you are not dessert fans, try Thai desserts for a sense of variety. I’d suggest the ‘Mango Sticky Rice’.

Brownie Cha Thai

Brownie Cha Thai at $5.9


I’d say the meal was value for money, considering the area in which the restaurant is situated. I would also give it credit for a lively atmosphere that encourages conversation. Definitely worth a visit.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: Thai ★★★
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place / Chinatown
Address:20 Cross Street,01-25 China Square Central,Singapore 048422
Timings: Mon-Sat: 11 am-11 pm
Website: http://www.folkscollective.com/
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MexOut

Mexican food to me is mainly mouth-watering burritos and tacos. If you want to enjoy that to the fullest at affordable prices, then head right to Mexout situated in Raffles Place. We headed there for dinner, and the first thing that struck me as I entered the restaurant was the interesting décor made up of wooden tables and sofas which gave it a rustic look. The wall art reminded me of plotted maps and the paint can for storing straws helped sell the theme.

Mexout decor

Mexout decor

The menu was clearly written on a chalkboard with vegetarian options clearly highlighted. The place allows you to design your own burrito in simple steps and caters to your food cravings to the fullest. You can add chips and a drink with your main meal for an additional $6.

Mexout menu

Mexout menu


The Orders

We first ordered ‘Chips and Salsa’ as the meal add-on. The chips were crunchy, well seasond and a delight to munch. The salsa along with it could have been slightly better as it was bland.

Chips and salsa

Chips and Salsa at $6

We then moved on to the main course. Their Regular ‘Vegetarian Buritto’ was quite a sizable portion. The filling was generous and the burrito was neatly enclosed in an aluminium wrap. We went for the Black beans, Vegetables De La Cruz, Sour Cream for the filling along with Salsa de La Verde.

We then decided that tacos should not be left behind in this Mexican journey. The ‘Corn Tacos along with Salsa Fresca ‘ were quite tasty but be prepared to have a mess on your hands. They have salsa catering to different spice levels which is a plus in my book.

Corn Tacos at 3 for $13

Corn Tacos at 3 for $13

If you work in the CBD area, this is an ideal place for lunch. They have indoor and outdoor seating, but the seats are limited. I’d suggest avoiding the 7 – 8 PM time slot in the evening. If you are in a large group, I’d recommend reserving a table. Good music and friendly staff along with interesting charts about Mexican food added to the appeal of the restaurant. Some of the interesting quotes that they had put up are ‘Anything tastes good with salsa’ and ‘Life is a combination of magic and tortilla chips’. As a foodie, I agree and it added to the come-back feel of the place.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: Mexican ★★★★
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place / Chinatown
Address:39 Pekin Street, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore 048769
Timings: Mon-Fri: 11.30 am-10 pm
Website: http://mexout.com/