Local food blogger ieatishootipost has been around for some time now. In his blog, he features and reviews all the “good food” (taste differ you see) from hawker stalls in Singapore. Recently, he launched the ieat app, which garnered pretty high ratings. Priced at $0.99 SGD, the app uses the location of the user and show nearby food stalls that are rated “good”. Is the app worth it? Streetjury finds out.
The good: Buy this app only if you like stalls recommended from ieatishootipost. The app allows you to easily locate the stalls if you already know what food you are looking for.
The bad: Very limited number of stalls in non-centralised area of Singapore is featured. The “Map” function supposedly used for suggesting eating places is not helpful because of that. Eg, if you are in Jurong area, it only shows you 1 stall – “Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak”
The search function works in 2 ways:
Food categories : There are various food categories you can choose from. Selecting them will open up recommended stalls with their respective ratings. The stalls will display their contact information. You can also use the Map function to route your way there.
Map: Tap on any area on the Singapore map and their recommended stalls will show up. You can also use your current location to locate nearby stalls.
While this feature sounds useful, it kind of disappoints us. Most of the recommended stalls are located only in the central regions of Singapore. To illustrate, when we tap on Jurong area, only Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak” show up. This is similar for other non-centralised areas. Surely, there must be more than just 1 nice stall in the whole of Jurong estate.
Similar comment from other users:[quote]”most stalls are located in central and east area…there should be more varieties to choose from over the whole island”[/quote] [quote]”it shows only good food are located in 1 centralized area. I don’t believe there is nothing to offer in the north and west”[/quote]