Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar @ Savourworld Science Park

The Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar, Science Park Drive is a restaurant in a cluster of restaurants near NUH in Kent Ridge. The cluster is called Savourworld and there are now about 12 restaurants that are operational. We will show you more about it in a subsequent post. All the restaurants looked interesting.  I decided to try the Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar as the Blue Lotus restaurants by Chef Ricky Ng seem to have received many awards. It also had the most outstanding frontage announcing its presence along Science Park Drive.

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A nice set lunch in Singapore below $30 (Orchard Road)

Living in a city with a high cost of living, it is only natural that we tend to look out for good lunch deals.  Today’s post is on a subject which I think many of us look for now and then – a good set lunch in Singapore below $30.  The one at Italian restaurant Il Cielo probably ticks all the right boxes – a nice place (in 5-star Hilton no less) quiet (on the top floor where not many even know it exists), good service and at a reasonable budget. We think it is a weekday set lunch in Singapore below $30 that does the trick. We have been there before but it does not fail to impress us with by the $25 set lunch. With GST and service charge, the total cost per person came up to about $30.

Our weekday set lunch singapore below $30 (Orchard Road)

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Nanjing Impressions Restaurant 南京大牌檔 at Plaza Singapura

Nanjing Impressions Restaurant 南京大牌檔

Nanjing Impressions Restaurant 南京大牌檔 at Plaza Singapura is certainly impressive. When we walked into the restaurant, we half expected a sword-wielding Zhang Ziyi to glide gracefully into the dining hall. The nice food, interesting decor and the mental image of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star evoked by the atmospheric restaurant made our lunch at Nanjing Impressions a delightful experience.

Nanjing Impressions Restaurant

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Weekday set lunch at Akira Back Singapore, South Beach

Akira Back is a chef who was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, USA.  Akira Back Singapore is one of the many restaurants originated by him. It is located on the ground floor of the JW Marriott Hotel South Beach. He has a string of restaurants that stretches from  Las Vegas, New Delhi, Jakarta, Toronto, Seoul, Dubai  to Bangkok. We get tired just by reading through his list of accomplishments. Yet, it appears from the Akira Back website that he is not done expanding his empire. A new concept, ABar, will open in Singapore and Bangkok. Another outlet, Fish Pool by Akira Back, is scheduled to open at South  Beach at the end of 2017.

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The Dark Gallery Chocolates and Ice Cream – sweet dreams are made of these

The Dark Gallery is a new kiosk cafe on the ground floor of Millenia Walk. It is a coffee and dessert cafe that showcases the beauty and taste of chocolates. Things which we find hard to resist. It appears from their website that the Dark Gallery originates from Malaysia. They have an outlet in MyTOWN Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

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檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex – Good Chendol

Penang Chendol

檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex

There is an interesting small eatery in Kitchener Complex. It has a Chinese name –  檳城家鄉味. The Menu says “Traditional Penang Food” – we are not sure if that is a description of the food or the name of the eatery. Even if you cannot read Chinese, it should not be difficult to locate the place. Just look for the iconic Penang street art on the wall of a little cafe and various signs and posters advertising Penang delicacies.  Continue reading →