The Soup Restaurant 三盅两件, which has its humble beginning in 1991 in a Chinatown shophouse, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by opening several new outlets including one in the iconic Raffles Hotel. Soup Restaurant is now a business listed on the Singapore Exchange with many restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has expanded its menu to introduce new dishes and even serves chili crab. The signature Samsui Ginger Chicken is still on the menu. We went to the Soup Restaurant at Suntec City to see if the delicious lush chicken dish was still as good as we remembered it to be.
According to the MINDEF website, “Temasek Club aims to promote greater interaction amongst the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officers, senior military experts and their families as well as to build cohesion within MINDEF/SAF units.” Well away from the main Bukit Timah thoroughfare, the club is located deep inside Rifle Range Road. What is of interest to us are the two restaurants in Temasek Club, which are open to the public. Today, we take a look at the Chinese restaurant at Temasek Club, the Dragon Phoenix Grand.
New Teochew restaurant Imperial Treasure Teochew Ion Orchard opened in December 2016. It has moved from its previous location in Ngee Ann City. The full name of the new restaurant in Ion is Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine. We stopped by to check out its new location and found it to be a change for the better.
Kam’s Roast Singapore was launched in Pacific Plaza in November 2016 to great anticipation. Many Singapore residents (ourselves included) are fans of the Yung Kee restaurant in Hong Kong and looked forward to having their roast meats and other Cantonese dishes without waiting for the next trip to the Fragrant Harbour. Enough ink has been split on the connection between Kam’s Roast Goose HK and Yung Kee as well as why goose was dropped from the name of the restaurant in Singapore and from the Singapore menu, see e.g. the Straits Times story on 7 Nov 2016. We will just jump straight into our lunch experience at Kam’s Roast Singapore.
Some restaurants are well publicised and highly visible. Some restaurants are clearly a notch above average but never seem to get any attention. The Good Trio 三人行 is a commendable Chinese restaurant that seems to remain under the radar. It is a restaurant in Thomson Plaza where we found good food, good variety and good value. Continue reading →