Brostern: Four primary school friends open affordable Western fusion stall in Hougang

Most items at $5 and $6 only!

“Fusion western food” is how Faliq describes the food at the new stall he opens with his best friends, Rully, Roimy and Khairul, who all co-own the place.

The four friends have known each other since primary school, and this is their first time running a business together.

The business was borne out of necessity as some of them had suffered loss of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In September, the four “brothers” decided to band together during this tough times and open up Brostern, a stall in Ci Yuan Community Centre in Hougang.

Brostern shopfront
Photograph: Facebook user Abdul Halim

Western fusion menu at affordable prices

The menu offers standard western fare such as burgers ($5 for a standard, $7 for Volcano or Jumbo), hotdogs ($5-$6) and fish & chips ($5).

Faliq recommends the burgers as they are all made from scratch.

Brostern Volcano Burg
Brostern Volcano Burg. Photograph: Brostern / Facebook
Brostern Sambal Beef Hotdog
Brostern Sambal Beef Hotdog. Photograph: Brostern / Facebook

Kid-friendly options are also available and these include the Mac & Cheese, Bolognese Meatball, and Cheese Fries (all at $2.80 each).

Their pasta selection is where most of the fusion magic happens. There are Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, Lemak Chilli Padi Pasta, Salted Egg Chicken Pasta, and Laksa Seafood Pasta.

The best part? The pastas cost $6 each!

Customers can also opt to customise their own meal for the same price of $6.

You can choose between two bases (aglio olio pasta or buttered rice), choice of protein (grilled fish, chicken chop, krispy fish or krispy chicken), sauce (salted egg, creamy mushroom, rendang and more) as well as two sides (mashed potato, garlic bread, coleslaw or fries).

Customise your own meal for $6
Customise your meal. Photograph: Brostern / Facebook

The owners’ first hand experience with financial difficulties during the pandemic led them to price their food at these low prices in the hopes of accommodating others facing similar situations.

For now, the stall is open every day from 2pm to 8.45pm.

However, as there are still in the early days of the business, Faliq mentioned that they might revise the opening hours along the way.

Check their social media for updates.

Here’s where to find Brostern:
51 Hougang Ave 9, #01-39 Ci Yuan Community Centre, Singapore 538776

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: 
Monday – Sunday: 2:00pm – 8:45pm (check @brostern for changes in timing)

Top image by Noorsyahidah Mohamad Said.

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