Dim Sum under the Supertrees at Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant

Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant at Gardens by the Bay. It is a sister restaurant of the more established Majestic Restaurant in the city.  Located right at the foot of the Flower Dome and close to the Cloud Forest, Majestic Bay is well placed to attract the hordes of hungry tourists visiting the Gardens and looking for Chinese food to eat.  We were there recently for lunch and found out that the Gardens by the Bay is indeed a very popular place.

Supertrees Gardens by the Bay

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Ka Soh Restaurant at Alumni Medical Centre (SGH)

Ka Soh Restaurant is an established restaurant in Singapore known for their fish soup noodles and prawn paste chicken. Earning a mention in the 2016 Singapore MICHELIN Guide (but no star), it is a restaurant (especially their outlet at Amoy Street) that is known to many who had worked in the Shenton Way area. They have another branch in Outram – in the Alumni Medical Centre which seems to be a clubhouse in SGH for the Singapore doctors. This was where we had lunch recently.

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Ippoh Tempura Bar, Como Dempsey Singapore

Ippoh Tempura Bar By Ginza Ippoh is one of the restaurants at the new Como Dempsey lifestyle cluster on Dempsey Hill Singapore. Ippoh is said to be Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant. The Dempsey restaurant in Singapore is their first outlet in South-East Asia. This small Japanese restaurant in  Dempsey has a 12-seater bar counter and a small table for four. It shares Block 17 with The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar by Jean Georges Vongerichten on one side and Candlenut Peranakan restaurant on the other.

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Mami Midah serves healthy delicious Nasi Briyani in Eunos

Mami Midah Briyani

Mami Midah Briyani Eunos Hawker Centre

877 calories – that is the caloric content of a plate of Nasi Briyani with Chicken according to the Ministry of Health’s website HealthHub. The good news for briyani lovers is that Mami Midah Briyani Stall in Eunos Food Centre serves a healthier version of Nasi Briyani which tastes just as good as the rich sinful ones.

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Dim sum at Lucky 8 restaurant in Shaw Centre

Since the revamp of the Shaw Centre in 2014, new restaurants had been added to the list of tenants.  Lucky 8 restaurant in Shaw Centre opened in this Orchard Road shopping mall in late 2016. This Chinese restaurant is one of the bigger eateries at Shaw House. Most of the other restaurants are modest in size.   We stopped by for a simple dim sum lunch recently.

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Egg tarts & bolo pau from Tai Cheong Bakery Holland Village

When Tai Cheong Bakery Holland Village opened at the end of 2016, there was widespread excitement in Singapore.  This Hong Kong based baker has apparently been in business for almost seven decades. During that time their egg tarts have achieved a strong following.  Tai Cheong’s Singapore fans were therefore delighted when they first started selling their goodies from a Takashimaya stall.   Tai Cheong Bakery Holland Village took their presence in Singapore one step further by having an actual dining location in Singapore.

To be honest we had tried a few times to try out the (then) new Tai Cheong Bakery cafe, but were deterred by the significant queues.  Even though separate queues are organised, there had been too much waiting time needed for either options.

Until recently.

We were in the area at 4 pm in the afternoon and  fortuitously, there was no queue whether for takeaway or to dine.  An impulse decision was made to buy some items  takeaway.  We decided on 4 egg tarts and 2 bolo paus.

 

The Tai Cheong egg tarts were packed in an attractive gift box.  This will make a lovely gift to someone that likes egg tarts.  With each tart costing $1.90, this $7.60 box of four is the best gift idea that we can think of for such a budget.

The char shu bolo  paus were not so beautiful.  In fact they have a surface texture that reminded us of the skin of the Thing in the Fantastic Four. They were also not packed as beautifully.  This turned out to be a tea time combination of the beauty and the beast.

The ugly bolo pau was big but light as most of it was hollow.  The skin had a slight crusty texture.  The char siu inside was dry – like a mix of char siu and pork floss. The  overall taste was very good.

As for the egg tart, we can confirm that it was very good.  The pastry was nice and crumbly.  The egg part was very smooth.  Not too sweet. We can understand the excitement.  Overall, the egg tart did live up to its reputation – it gets a  “meets expectation” grade. The one that performed “beyond expectation” was the bolo pau as we did not expect much from it.   We would certainly buy both at our next visit to Tai Cheong Bakery Holland Village.

For more information on Tai Cheong Bakery and its successful journey to Singapore, you may want to read this article in the Straits Times 

Tai Cheong Bakery Holland Village

31 Lorong Liput

Singapore 277742

Hours 10:00 – 22:00

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