Seow Choon Hua Restaurant – Best Foo Chow Fishballs

Best Foo Chow Noodles in Singapore

After the festive feasting and indulgence, it may be time to try something humble and light, such as tasty fishball noodles. Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 at Sultan Gate is regarded by many as the place in Singapore with the best Foo Chow Fishballs (or Fuzhou fishballs ). This traditional coffeeshop serves good Foo Chow Fish Ball Noodles, in soup version and dry version, and is also famous for its red wine chicken.

Seow Choon Hua Restaurant 箫钟华餐室 best Foo Chow Fishballs

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Lai Wah Restaurant – the birth place of Yu Sheng (鱼生)

In an article in Bloomberg “Where in the World to Feast for Chinese New Year” on 25 Jan 2017, two places in Singapore are listed as great restaurants to welcome the lunar new year.  Lai Wah Restaurant is one of them.  According to the article and also the Lai Wah Restaurant website, they are said to be the first restaurant to serve the yu sheng (鱼生) dish – raw fish tossed with vegetables to bring good fortune for the new year.  Today being the eve of Chinese New Year 2017 and tons of raw fish will get tossed tonight,  we thought our readers might be interested to see the birth place of yu sheng.

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Lunch at Peach Garden Chinatown Point

Peach Garden Chinatown Point

Peach Garden Chinatown Point

Peach Garden Chinatown Point is another branch of the popular Chinese restaurant chain. The Chinatown Point outlet is described by Peach Garden as their “fine, casual dining extension” which they explained as an attempt to combine the best of both worlds – offering “award-winning cuisine of Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant and the relaxed vibe of Peach Garden Noodle House”. We went for lunch at Peach Garden Chinatown Point recently and thought that they managed to hit the sweet spot where we could get good food in a smart casual setting.

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Lao Beijing at Plaza Singapura

Lao Beijing Restaurant Plaza Singapura

Lao Beijing

We remembered Lao Beijing (老北京食堂) at Plaza Singapura to be bright and cheery. When we revisited it recently, we saw that it had been transformed into something dark and rather mysterious. Lao Beijing at Plaza Singapura now looks like a hip modern cafe designed to resemble an old Chinese teahouse, with a mix of classic Chinese paintings and modern art pieces on the premises. You would expect a restaurant named old Beijing to serve Northern Chinese fare, but Southern Sichuan dishes are also on its menu.  Is this a case of  一腳不踏二船 (yī jiǎo tà liǎng chuán) – straddling two boats at the same time?

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Early CNY celebration at top Cantonese restaurant in Singapore, Summer Pavilion

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We decided to have some early informal CNY celebrations as we know that from next week onwards, many Chinese restaurants will be booked to their gills for Chinese New Year lo hei events – both for families and for corporates. In case you have not done the bookings, we hope you find our list of 2017 CNY restaurants  useful. Our first choice to have a weekend lunch was Summer Pavilion – a top Cantonese restaurant in Singapore.

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Yan’s Peking Duck at National Gallery Singapore

Yan's Signature Peking Duck

Yan Chinese Restaurant at National Art Gallery

YAN is the Cantonese restaurant on the roof garden level of the beautifully restored City Hall building which now houses the National Gallery Singapore. On our previous visit to Yan Restaurant at National Gallery Singapore, we had a treat for the eyes as well as the palate, but we missed out on the top billing Yan’s Peking Duck. We went back recently to try the signature Yan’s Peking Duck and must say it was worth the trip.

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