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.
The Cherry Garden dim sum buffet served as brunch on weekends is popular with fellow Singapore diners. This lovely Chinese restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel next to Marina Square was full when we were there on a Sunday, despite the pricey price tag of $68++ per person. It is so popular that there are two 2-hour sittings for brunch – 11 and 1.30 pm. We took a 11 am slot which required us to finish by 1 pm.
The Golden Peony Chinese restaurant in the Conrad Hotel Singapore is a beautiful place. The overall feel of the place is bright and contemporary. But there were enough subtle clues such as the big round tables, the art on the walls and scattered Chinese antique-styled furniture to leave us in no doubt that this was a Chinese restaurant.
Grand Pavilion Cuisine & Cafe is a restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine as well as a cafe serving dim sum and Singaporean local dishes. Staffed with chefs from Hong Kong, Grand Pavilion Restaurant occupies the inner space which gives diners a view of the Marina Bay. The restaurant serves the full range of typical Cantonese dishes. Grand Pavilion Cafe is the casual sibling out in the open concourse area. The Cafe serves dim sum as well as a variety of local delights like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Laksa, Prawn Noodle Soup and Bak Kut Teh. Continue reading →
We continued our search for good set lunch deals in the city and found a lunch set for only $9.90 nett at 包今天 Bao Today Hotel Rendezvous. Available on weekdays from 10.00 am to 3.00pm, the set comprises a main, a dessert and a drink. With purchase of the set meal, you can also enjoy a 50% discount on up to 3 dim sum items from the a la carte menu. Continue reading →
We wanted to try the Chinese restaurant Peony Jade at Keppel Club which received a Bib Gourmand recognition by the Singapore Michelin Guide people. But it was located all the way at the southern end of Singapore. So we ended up at their sister restaurant, Peony Jade Clarke Quay which was a much more convenient location for all of us.