Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant @ Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC)

Auntie Kim's Korean Restaurant

Drawn to the attraction of free weekend car parking, we headed down to Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) to check out the restaurants and places to eat there.  After surveying the options, we ended up in Auntie Kim’s Korean Restaurant @ Alexandra Retail Centre.   ARC is the podium block at the foot of the PSA Building.  The shops and restaurants at ARC serve mainly the hordes of office workers from PSA Building as well as the neighbouring Mapletree Business City which is a huge place.  Lunchtime is probably the main busy period.  Which may explain why this is a rare Singapore mall that offers free parking after 6.30 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

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SBCD Korean Tofu House at Tanjong Pagar

SBCD may look like the name of a Korean pop group, but it is not. It is a Korean restaurant –  SBCD Korean Tofu House which officially opened in Tanjong Pagar Centre at the start of 2017. It is quite a large restaurant with tables arranged in tidy neat rows. Its signature dish is the soontofu – a spicy soup with freshly made soft tofu that is prepared daily.

SBCD Korean Tofu House

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Weekday set lunch at Akira Back Singapore, South Beach

Akira Back is a chef who was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, USA.  Akira Back Singapore is one of the many restaurants originated by him. It is located on the ground floor of the JW Marriott Hotel South Beach. He has a string of restaurants that stretches from  Las Vegas, New Delhi, Jakarta, Toronto, Seoul, Dubai  to Bangkok. We get tired just by reading through his list of accomplishments. Yet, it appears from the Akira Back website that he is not done expanding his empire. A new concept, ABar, will open in Singapore and Bangkok. Another outlet, Fish Pool by Akira Back, is scheduled to open at South  Beach at the end of 2017.

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Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

Yun Ga Korean Restaurant

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가 is a new restaurant in Katong V. Yun Ga is part of the Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant Group, which has gained a loyal following with both Singaporeans as well as Korean expats in Singapore. Their specialty is Korean BBQ Grill but they also have a good range of popular Korean dishes.

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

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Dal.komm Coffee Singapore opens in Centrepoint

The new Dal.komm Coffee Singapore cafe opened in Centrepoint recently. Just as  Katz’s Delicatessen became well-known by hosting the famous scene of Meg Ryan’s contrived happiness in When Harry Met Sally, Dal.komm Coffee is well-loved by fans of Korean drama hit – Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS).  According to their website, the cafe was launched by Danal, a mobile payment company. The name comes from combining “Dal” from Danal and “komm” which is “come” in German to form the phrase “come to Danal”.

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Picnic Wisma Atria – dining in a park experience in an Orchard Road mall

Coolest Food Courts in Singapore

Picnic Wisma Atria is a new food hall that recently opened in this Orchard Road shopping mall. Together with the Food Republic food court and Japan Food Town, the opening of Picnic makes Wisma Atria the mall to go if one is undecided about what to eat. One can probably find something to eat in the three big dining venues with multiple vendors. Picnic seeks to create an outdoor dining atmosphere within the cool comfort of an air-conditioned space without pesky insects. According to a Straits Times article, Picnic is a venture of Mr Cheng Hsin Yao, founder of Omakase Burger, and his investors.


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