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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Curbside Dining at Sin Hoi Sai Eating House, Katong

Sin Hoi Sai Eating House

Sin Hoi Sai Eating House is one of the few neighbourhood eateries in Singapore that offer curbside dining and curbside pickups. It has been around for years and is doing a thriving business catering to ordinary patrons who want to dine out or take prepared food home. For some reasons, it is especially popular among the expat community in the East. Perhaps it is because of the al fresco dining experience or maybe because Sin Hoi Sai Eating House is where you can get food and beer till 3.30 am in Katong.

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Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House at Sunshine Plaza

Parklane Wanton Noodles

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House is a wanton noodles stall known for their deep fried and crispy wantons. It occupies 2 shop units on the ground level of Sunshine Plaza. The place looks basic and even a little messy. The red plastic stools don’t look like the most comfortable seats. Yet Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House is probably the busiest shop in the whole of Sunshine Plaza.

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New Lucky Claypot Rice, Holland Drive

Singapore food Dictionary

The New Lucky Claypot Rice at Holland Drive Food Centre is a famous claypot rice stall in this part of Singapore.   We had heard about this stall before but had previously not tried it because of the long wait for the food to be prepared. But this time we were in the Buona Vista area and so decided to rough it out to see what it was like.

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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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Meatless laksa at Greendot Westgate

Greendot restaurants are Asian-fusion meat-free casual dining places.  We had visited their outlet at Paya Lebar Square previously. You can read more about the Greendot restaurants and their philosophy in our previous post by clicking here.  This time I was in Jurong East and I popped into Greendot Westgate to try the item that I had been curious about – the meatless laksa by Greendot.

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