Faced with the wide range of food options near the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, we settled for lunch at Kogane Yama, a simple and nice Japanese restaurant in Jem shopping mall. It is located on the ground floor and is easily accessible from the elevated walkway from the NTFGH and from Jurong East MRT station and Westgate next door.
Little Creatures Singapore is a brewery, pub and cafe at the junction of Club Street and Mohamed Ali Lane. In 1999, Little Creatures Brewing started making beer in a shed in a former crocodile farm in Fremantle, Australia. Their craft beer was a success and as they say, the rest is history. We have seen Little Creatures craft beer in cans are in shelves in many Singapore supermarkets. Little Creatures brewery set up shop at Club Street earlier this year. Unusually for a brewery and pub, they open very early and have long opening hours – from 8 am to midnight. If you feel like a pint of freshly brewed ale at 8 am, you know where to go.
HarriAnns Suntec City is the third HarriAnns Nonya Table outlet to open in Singapore. With a history dating back to 1940, HarriAnns is now run by the third generation members of the family. These young Nonya aces are certainly going places since taking over the reins in 2014. Expanding out of their Tiong Bahru Market kiosk, they have opened up additional cafes in Bugis Junction, Ocean Financial Centre and Suntec. Their style of Peranakan food and nonya kuehs seem to have hit the right spot as their new outlet at Suntec City Mall was bustling when we visited.
Fat Chap Suntec City is a new restaurant at the Suntec Shopping Mall. It is located on the ground floor of Tower 4 in the East Wing of Suntec City. If you are like us, and can never remember the locations of each of the towers of Suntec City, Tower 4 is the one far away from the Convention Centre. The folks behind 1855 The Bottle Shop restaurant had converted the place into the Fat Chap restaurant at Suntec. It appears that the emphasis in this new restaurant is less on wine and more on food. The Chinese characters on the signboard is 肥仔 which I think is Cantonese for fat boy and pronounced “fei jai”. It is friendly, jolly name for a restaurant.
Popular Korean coffee chain Coffeesmith has a new cafe in Suntec City. A reason for Coffeesmith’s popularity must be that it has been featured in K-dramas like The Girl who sees Smells and It’s Okay, That’s Love. Coffeesmith in Suntec City is a nice spot to stop by for a relaxing cup of quality coffee. It also serves bingsu, cakes, sandwiches and even beer; and it is always open – 24 hours a day.