Lunch at Jiang Nan Chun

Jiang Nan Chun is a Chinese restaurant located on the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel.

At lunch time it offers a dim sum menu as well as a few set lunch options. Today we decided to go with the Set B.  As you can see from the pictures, Jiang Nan Chuan has refined the Chinese culinary experience beyond that of simply tasting good to a level akin to the Japanese experience of “eating with your eyes”.  The presentation of the food, the crockery used and the service were of a very high level.

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Lunch at District 10 @ Star Vista

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District 10 at Star Vista is a trendy restaurant and watering hole. Most of its seating capacity is located in the alfresco area with the rest located in the more cosy, air-conditioned area within the restaurant. In the evenings, this restaurant and bar really comes alive when its formula of reasonable happy hour bar prices and tasty tapas proves to be an irresistible combination. Lunch time, however, is a different story.  The crowds at Star Vista seem to prefer a more conventional, low-alchohol content lunch and the restaurant is usually quiet. Which means that the the proprietors do put out some good deals at lunch time to pull in the ordinary patrons. Continue reading →

My Awesome Cafe

My Awesome Cafe

The main talking point about My Awesome Cafe is that it is located in a building at Telok Ayer Street that used to house a Chinese medical hall. The facade of the shophouse still has the prominent signs and wall engravings of the Chung Hwa Free Clinic. If you miss the small chalkboard sign at the entrance of the cafe, you need to walk inside to know for sure that you are in the right place.

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Lunch Buffet at Triple Three

Triple three2Triple Three is a restaurant on the fifth level of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel.  It offers a buffet lunch at $58++ per pax. Currently there is a one-for-one special deal with DBS credit cards whereby one person eats for free. With this offer, the net price is a more palatable $35 per person. We were there on a Monday and were surprised by the sizable lunch crowd that had showed up. The restaurant was bright and decorated in a modern, efficient manner. We felt that the space between tables could have been increased. The waiting staff were courteous and attentive. Continue reading →

Top 5 Places for Dim Sum in Singapore

 Places for Dim Sum in Singapore

Singapore restaurants serving Dim Sum can be found everywhere. Even food courts serve decent dim sum. We pick our Top 5 Places for Dim Sum in Singapore – The Ordinary Patrons’ favourites. These are places which had visited and liked.

Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Singapore, renowned for its traditional Cantonese cuisine, also serves exquisitely prepared dim sum. Their Steamed Bun with Salted Egg Yolk, Baked Flaky Pastry with Barbecued Chicken coated with Sesame Seeds and Deep-fried Yam Puff Pastry with Beef and Onions in Black Pepper Sauce are different but certainly delicious. see Lunch @ Jiang-Nan Chun

Jiang Nan Chun

Top places for dim sum

Shang Palace in Shangri-La Hotel offers delectable dim sum and wonderful desserts. It is a treat to have interesting and delicious dim sum in a luxurious setting. Fried lychee prawn roll ($6), barbequed pork pastry ($6) and turnip cake conpoy ($5.50) are worth trying. see Delectable Dim Sum at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

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Dim Sum

Crystal Jade Golden Palace at Paragon Orchard is a lushly decorated modern Chinese restaurant with dim sum items priced between $4.20 and $5.50 per basket. Their Bo Lo Bao (pineapple buns), Baked Egg Tarts and Char Siew Sou (barbecued pork puffs) are great. see Lunch @ Crystal Jade Paragon

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Dim Sum Crystal Jade

Wan Hao is an old-established name in the business serving top notch dim sum. When considering places for dim sum in Singapore, Wan Hao is a safe bet. Baked BBQ pork buns – ‘por lor pau’ ($3.50 for two pieces); steamed scallop dumplings ($4 for two.) See Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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Top dim Sum in Singapore

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel along Bras Basah Road is one of the must visit places for dim sum. Bo Lo Bao (pineapple buns), Baked Mini Egg Tarts and Custard & Egg Yolk Bun are among the favourite items. See our post on Wah Lok here.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel

Wah Lok Dim Sum

That is our list. Tell us your top places for dim sum in Singapore.

TOP places for dim sum in Singapore

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Cafe Melba

Cafe Melba

Café Melba is a casual all-day dining cafe in the tranquil compounds of Goodman Arts Centre. It offers Asian interpretations of Australasian dishes as well as the usual brunch menu and pizza, pasta and sandwiches.

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