Long Beach King Seafood Restaurant at Kallang Park

Long Beach Seafood

Long Beach Seafood restaurant can traced its history back to 1946 when it operated at Bedok Rest House along Upper East Coast Road. It is also reputed to be the creator of the black pepper crab dish. Long Beach Seafood has become of chain of restaurants and has opened (and closed) a number of outlets at various locations over the years. Currently, it has outlets at UDMC East Coast Seafood Centre, Dempsey Hill, IMM and Kallang Park. The one in Kallang is known as Long Beach King.

Long Beach King Seafood Restaurant at Kallang Park

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Yong Bak Kut Teh at River Valley Road

Yong Bak Kut Teh

Yong Bak Kut Teh is a stall in a coffee shop located just beside UE Square near the junction of River Valley Road & Mohamed Sultan Road. Yong Bak Kut Teh has been operating there for more than a decade and its history can be traced back to the 1960s. It remains under the radar but its Teochew version of bak kut teh is quite good and it has very long opening hours.

Yong Bak Kut Teh

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Tong Heng Egg Tart in Chinatown

Tong Heng Chinatown

Tong Heng is a Chinese pastry shop that sells a whole range of delicacies especially Chinese cakes and pastries for special occasions, including the traditional New Year cake (“Nian-Gao” 年糕), mooncakes (“Yue-Bing” 月饼), birthday longevity buns (“Shou-Tao” 寿桃) and the customary wedding cakes (“Jie-Hun-Li-Bing” 结婚礼饼). However, it is perhaps best known for the Tong Heng Egg Tart.

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Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok

Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong Noodles

When there are more than a few stalls in Singapore using “Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok” as part of their names, you can guess there there must have been a popular mee pok hawker in Jalan Tua Kong at some time. We had in fact eaten the mee pok at Jalan Tua Kong many years back. We had to wait for a long time for a bowl of noodles then but it seemed that the wait was always worthwhile. We were thus glad to stumble upon Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok in Joo Chiat Place. We changed our dinner plans and had noodles there.

Ah Lim Jalan Tua Kong Mee Pok

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Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill at Clarke Quay

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill is a new restaurant of Singapore food critic and cooking doyenne Violet Oon. While National Kitchen by Violet Oon at the national Gallery Singapore concentrates on Peranakan food, Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill at Clark Quay also presents the chargrilled flavours of Singapore’s satays and grilled seafood. The new restaurant looks impressive and the food is decent but our impression is that the target clientele may be foreign visitors rather than locals.

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill

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Gift ideas for the wife from Tan Hock Seng cake shop

Things from the past usually bring back fond memories. Which is why old songs still sound good and cars like the Beetle and the Mini are still well-loved. Food from a bygone era is no exception. Some kinds of food evoke nostalgic memories from our past. It was therefore a delight to run into a shop like Tan Hock Seng cake shop along Telok Ayer Street Singapore. It seems to continue live in a different time zone and still churns out cakes and other confectionery items from our childhood days.

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