Let Food Help You Face Your Fears This October!
Eat your fears away!
It’s that time of year again for pumpkin spiced lattes, candy corn and all things spooky! Who says you need to go to a haunted house to overcome your fears? Many of us have fears that can be overcome with 1 simple solution – food. Face your fears this October at these mouth watering food places in Singapore. We promise you’ll be so distracted by the delicious taste of these foods that your fear will just slip you right by.
1. Aichmophobia – Fear of sharp objects
The fear of sharp objects or Aichmophobia can be easily overcome with the help of Singapore’s famous stinky fruit, Durians. Sink your teeth into the creamy bittersweet flesh of this prickly husked fruit and you’ll see that there’s nothing to fear.
If you’re truly terrified of the spiky husks, you can still get your durian cravings fulfilled at Double Durian Cafe! With creations like baked durian, durian smoothies, durian sticky rice and even durian crepe cake, you won’t have to even look at the sharp husks!
Check out our guide to Double Durian for tips on what to order!
Address: 8 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 20917
Opening Hours: Mondays: 5:00pm-11:00pm (last order is at 10:00pm) | Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm (last order is at 10:00pm)
2. Pagotophobia – Fear of ice cream
Pagotophobia, also known as the fear of ice cream, might sound ridiculous to us all but it is an actual phobia! I mean what is so fearful about delicious creamy ice cream right? One way of getting over the fear of ice cream would be to disguise it as something else, in this case, a unicorn!
Most people who fear ice cream actually fear the pain that the coldness of the ice cream brings. Pair yours with a warm molten lava cookie and viola, problem solved! Tripsle your warm ice cream sandwich from Kooks Creamery and you’ll even get to DIY your own unicorn!
Address: The Cathay, Handy Rd., #01-06 Former Cathay Building, Singapore 229233
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-10:00pm| Friday-Saturday: 12:00pm-10:30pm| Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
3. Rhabdophobia – Fear of magic
Many of us don’t believe in magic but there are some who actually have a fear of magic, or Rhabdophobia. Well, all of us Harry Potter fans know that The Dark Lord He Who Must Not Be Named is definitely someone to be feared.
But, did you know that most magic tricks are actually just mini science experiments? Head over to Platform 1094 and watch your drinks give out sparks as the chemicals react, just like magic. Tripsle your Mr Lich’s Flaming Brew voucher and enjoy discounts on your drink. If you’re feeling hungry, we’d recommend getting one of the combo meals!
Address:1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328192
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays: 11:00am-10:00pm| Saturdays to Sundays: 10:00am-10:00pm| Closed on Mondays
4. Globophobia – Fear of Balloons
The fear of balloons usually come from the fear of the sound it makes when it pops! What if we told you that you could enjoy the helium of a balloon without the terrifying popping? You can have your balloon and eat it too at Central Perk! Tripsle your helium balloon dessert and it comes served with a edible sugar balloon, ice cream and fruit.
P.S. Fans of the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S., check out what other things you can do!
Address:1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01, 059567
Opening Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm, daily (last order at 9:30pm)
5. Ailurophobia – Fear of cats
We all know dogs could do tricks, but did you know that even cats can be trained to give high fives! We’re here to show you that there’s nothing to fear about these soft little kitties. Head over to The Cat Cafe where the cats are gentle little playful creatures. The trick is to have a treat on hand and they’ll be more than happy to oblige with all your requests.
Tripsle your visit to The Cat Cafe and it even comes with 1 complimentary drink!
Address: 241B Victoria St, 188030
Opening Hours: Monday: 3:00pm-10:00pm| Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays: 10:00am-10:00pm
6. Kabourophobia – Fear of crabs
The fear of crabs or Kabourophobia comes from the fear that the pincers on these crustaceans may nip you! While those will definitely hurt, it definitely does not stop us from consuming them. These juicy claws are best served in the Singapore signature, Chilli crab! Get your fill of these succulent crab claws at No Signboard Seafood on Tripsle and enjoy a 15% discount on your cash voucher. Be sure to check out the redemption locations and opening hours before heading down.
7. Cenosillicaphobia – Fear of empty beer glass
There are plenty of alcohol related fears and if you suffer from Cenosillicaphobia, or the fear of an empty beer glass, we’ve got the solution for you. At the Idle Bar liquid buffet, you won’t have to worry about an empty glass. With free flow Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, Whisky and Beer, get ready to drink till you drop!
Address: 50 Prinsep Street, #01-01, Singapore 188672
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-12:00am |Saturday-Sunday: 5:00pm-12:00am
8. Ornithophobia – Fear of birds
They say the best way to get to know someone is over a meal, so conquer your fear of birds (Ornithophobia) over lunch with some of the friendliest parrots in Jurong Bird Park! They can perform tricks, solve puzzles and even paint, promising to entertain you throughout the entire lunch.
P.S. even if you’re too creeped out by the birds, the stunning array of Asian dishes at the buffet lunch is reason enough to visit!
Tripsle your Jurong Bird Park lunch with the parrots and just scan your mobile voucher at any of the self ticketing kiosks and you’re all set!
Address: 2 Jurong Hill, 628925
Lunch hours: 11:30am-2:00pm
9. Aromaphobia – Fear of spices and spicy food
If you suffer from Aromaphobia, head to the Michelin Bib Gourmand recommended Zaffron Kitchen to cure your fear of the spices. If you can’t take the heat, there are plenty of non spicy but extremely flavorful dishes available as well. These vibrant curries come serve with rice or Naan (Fried bread) as well as sides of yogurt to help alleviate the heat. If any delicious curry can change your mind about spicy foods, it’s these at Zaffron!
Address: 135/137 East Coast Road Singapore 428820
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-10:00pm | Fridays and Public Holiday Eves: 11:30am-3:00pm 5:00pm-11:00pm | Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 11:30am-11:00pm
10. Alektorophobia – Fear of chicken
Since you can’t visit Singapore without trying a plate of Chicken Rice,what most locals just might regard as the national dish, this is the perfect time to face your fears! Smooth silky chicken pieces paired with fragrant rice and spicy chilli sauce is just the thing you need to cure your Alektorophobia.
Head to Feng Ji Chicken Rice for some authentic Singaporean chicken rice that won’t break the bank!
Address: 225 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238283
Opening hours: 11am to 1045pm daily
Other fears to conquer!
What is October without celebrating Halloween? Face your fears of the spooky spirits and the supernatural at Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights! The 5 haunted houses and 2 scare zones are guaranteed to leave you spooked out.
Conquer your fears of fast rides and heights at Universal Studios Singapore in the day and the spooky at night at the haunted houses of Halloween Horror Nights. Be sure to Tripsle your tickets to skip the queues!