Nasi Padang lunch at Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee

Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee is one of those grand old restaurants in Singapore that has a special place in the hearts of many Singapore residents. Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee started more than 70 years ago, as a coffee shop in Bras Basah Road. They switched from western cuisine to serving nasi padang when the British troops left Singapore. We are not old enough to remember them as a coffee shop in Bras Basah, presumably located where Rendezvous Hotel now stands and from whence it got its western name. But we remember them at their subsequent location in Raffles City in the late 80s. They moved to their current premises in The Central along Eu Tong Sen Street (opposite Clarke Quay) around 2010.

Rendezvous Restaurant Hock Lock Kee

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Naughty Nuri’s Singapore (Capitol Piazza)

Naughty Nuri’s Singapore is the Singapore branch of a restaurant from Bali, Indonesia that specialises in grilled pork ribs.  They took over the space in Capitol Piazza previously occupied by Zaku Japanese Restaurant.   We stopped by recently to try their famous ribs and the lunch time special.

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Lunch in Bali, Blue Bali in Singapore, that is.

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Tired of eating at the same old places in Singapore? How about lunch in Bali? Not the real Bali of course, but Blue Bali in Singapore.  We were astonished to discover such a restaurant in the heart of Singapore. The dining area looks and feels like a restaurant in Kuta, from the structures, the worn out wooden furniture and the lush foliage. Such a place may not be surprising if located in some far away place like Sungei Kadut or Changi, but Bali Blue is just next to the Botanic Gardens – along Cluny Road, five minutes from Orchard Road.

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IndoBox @ Jem, Indonesian restaurant in Jurong East

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IndoBox @ Jem is a pleasant restaurant serving Indonesian food on level 3.  We had patronised their outlet at Orchard Ion and had a positive experience (read our review here). The IndoBox outlet at Jem is fitted out in the same corporate style – lots of wooden furniture and decorations which together with the warm lighting make the atmosphere very homely and inviting. Continue reading →

Indobox Indonesian Restaurant at Ion Orchard

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There are not many Indonesian restaurants in Singapore and Indobox Indonesian restaurant is one of them. Dining alone, I thought Indobox would be appropriate as Indonesian cuisine has quite a number of one-plate noodle and rice dishes which are suitable for a quick lonely lunch.

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