Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura

Typhoon Cafe - Taste of Taiwan at Plaza Singapura

Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura is an attractive contemporary Taiwanese cafe on level 4 of the popular Orchard Road mall. It offers Instagram-worthy artisan fruit teas and desserts as well as classic Taiwanese dishes like Lu Rou Fan and Oyster Omelette. Signature dishes of Typhoon Cafe at Plaza Singapura include Australian Beef Short Rib with Wuxi Maltose Glaze and Crispy Whole Pork Knuckle with Taiwanese Chilli Jam.

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Lunch at Shangri-La Singapore – Shang Palace Dim Sum and Chef’s Signature Dishes

It has been a while since we had lunch at Shang Palace the Chinese restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.  Shangri La Hotel Singapore is located near Orchard Road but it is not really close. Perhaps it is a case of ‘out of sight out of mind’. The last time we had Shang Palace dim sum was some years ago and we thought that the (then) new dim sum chef had done a great job. We returned recently for a long overdue lunch of the Shang Palace dim sum.

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Affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

Some of our readers request for recommendations of affordable Chinese restaurants in Singapore. Others are more direct and ask for suggestions for good and cheap Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The logic is clear. For big celebrations, the well-known Chinese restaurants need no introduction. But for dining out with no special occasion such as a gathering of friends or family for dinner, a simple affordable Chinese restaurant in Singapore will do. We hope that this list will be of help to our readers.  We have provided links to our reviews which have more pictures of the respective restaurants, food and menus.

Good and Cheep affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

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TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant at Orchard Central

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant(同乐羲和), a collaboration between TungLok Group and Beijing renowned Xihe Group, serves much more than just Peking Duck. We visited their Orchard Central outlet recently and were surprised by the extensive menu covering the usual range of Chinese dishes and dim sum.

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck

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Compilation of places to eat in Taipei near tourist attractions

Here is a compilation of places to eat in Taipei near tourist attractions that we tried during our visit in 2017. From street food to fine dining and everything in between, there are a lot of food options available to tourists visiting Taipei. We have written separate stories about some of these places in this list. There are also “minor” places which we will not be writing specific stories about. We have compiled this list of places to eat in Taipei for ease of reference for ourselves and our readers in the future.

Places to eat in Taipei near National Concert Hall
Taipei National Concert Hall

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Are the dumplings better in Din Tai Fung Taipei than in Singapore?

This was the question on our minds when we passed by a few Din Tai Fung Taipei outlets during our visit to the Taiwan capital. The amazing thing is that they enjoy what appears to be unending demand for their famous dumplings – xiao long bao.   Every branch had queues outside. Do they taste better in their home base?  Our curiosity to try these dumplings in the motherland was strong. But why would we want to wait in line in Taiwan when we are reluctant to do it in Singapore (where we have all the time in the world).   In the end curiosity won. We joined the queue at the Din Tai Fung Taipei outlet at the basement of shopping mall Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A4 branch.

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Din Tai Fung Taipei, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi A4 Outlet

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