Waa Cow!

This 65-seat cafe is tucked away at the National University of Singapore’s Kent Ridge campus. The décor is pretty bare bones but some personal details make the place feel cozy. Framed posters of the restaurant’s logo adorn the walls and a blackboard behind the bar counter provides handwritten instructions on how to order at this self-service joint. There are also floor-to-ceiling glass windows, just right for appreciating the green campus surrounds. The menu is all about modern Japanese rice bowls including the chicken tenderloin rice bowl (from $13.90). Sharing plates such as shrimp karaage ($7.90) round out the menu.