老派 云吞仔 Wanton Kia – Blk 83 Marine Parade Road (Re-branded)

老派 云吞仔 Wanton Kia’s Marine Parade Road branch had since been relocated to Marine Parade Central Market & Food Centre, and is re-branded as 老娘云吞面 Lao Niang Yun Tun Mian; updated address at the end of the post.) With the sudden expansion of both Eng’s Wantan Noodles and Eng’s Char Siew Wanton Noodles, there had…

Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies – MacPherson Mall

With the countless F&B establishments opening every month, it is still rare to come across places like Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies — a spot that places an emphasis on heritage whilst most other places are simply hipster cafes and bars or fine dining establishments of the late. Despite its prominent location along the main…

Enjoy Eating House & Bar – Kam Leng Hotel

It is always interesting to see how new establishments seem to push local/Asian cuisine beyond its own boundaries, especially with the current wave of resto-bars that had been sprouting up across the island. Taking over the former premises of Sin Hoe Huat Cafe (or for those who are more familiar with the tenant before, which…

Brown Sugar – Value Hotel Balestier

With many cafes lately serving up progressive contemporary cuisine along with specialty coffee, it is interesting to see how places like Brown Sugar are offering dishes closer to home in an eclectic, hipster setting. Opened by the folks behind Living Botanica; a premium bubble tea kiosk situated at Marina Bay Link Mall, Brown Sugar is…

Fook Kin 福劲 – Killiney Road

Opened to much hype, Fook Kin is a concept opened as a collaboration between Fatboy’s the Burger Bar (opened by local DJs, Justin Ang and Vernon A — better known as the “Muttons”) and Roast Paradise, which operates a hawker stall and coffeeshop stall at Old Airport Road Food Centre and Ang Mo Kio respectively….

Tok Panjang Nonya Cafe – Bukit Timah Plaza

It seems that quite a Nonya eateries had sprung up of the late; while Tok Panjang Nonya Cafe had been around for quite a while, it was recently brought to the attention of the masses when it was featured on the local magazine, 8 Days. Tok Panjang Nonya Cafe should not be mistaken with the…

Rumah Baba Fred – WIS@Changi

Peranakan places are a hard find locally, especially considering the processes in executing the dishes. That being said, there are a few places that are realizing the need for keeping traditional Peranakan cuisine alive and had gone the way to setting up shops, serving up home-style Peranakan fare. Rumah Baba Fred is a relatively new…

One Bowl Restaurant & Bar – Sultan Hotel

One Bowl Restaurant & Bar is a place that we had been looking forward to visiting for quite a while now, especially considering the hype over social media about the food that they had been serving up since its launch in early 2018. Hidden within Sultan Hotel, One Bowl Restaurant & Bar is situated just…

Five & 2 Resto Bistro – Punggol Park

Recently opened at Punggol Park is Five & 2 Resto Bistro, a bistro located in a tranquil environment that is away from the crowds and close to nature. Five & 2 Resto Bistro is a new concept by the folks behind Timbre, which also run other interesting concepts such as Timbre+ and Yishun Park Hawker…

Local Restaurant & Bar – Hotel 30

Bencoolen Street had recently been spruced up following the opening of Bencoolen MRT Station along Downtown Line 3, as well as the opening of a few boutique hotels in the area that also brought along some new dining options within the area. Situated within Hotel30, Local Restaurant & Bar is the restaurant that services the…

Deja Brew Cafe 似曾相识 – Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Tucked away in a spot that is slightly hidden away from the Central Business District is Deja Brew Cafe, which is situated within Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. For those who are unfamiliar with the location of the building, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre is actually situated behind the Singapore Chinese Orchestra building — the cafe…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – July 2017

The jiaksimipng Foodnotes series is essentially a monthly review of selected places that we have dined at which are worth a mention but skipped on the blog for various reasons (e.g. personal commitments, lack of coverage for a full-length post etc.). Do check out the January, February, March, April, May and June edition of the…