.elia Singapore – new restaurant opens in Keong Saik

The .elia Singapore is a newcomer to the Keong Saik dining neighbourhood. It is located along Jiak Chuan Road, a side road that branches off Keong Saik Road. Its neighbours include famous Spanish tapas bar Esquina on one side and budget hotel, Hotel 81 on another side.  What does its name “.elia” mean?  The answer my friends, is written on the chalkboard in the restaurant.

.elia restaurant Singapore

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Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant at Park Regis Singapore

Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant at Park Regis Singapore is not a new Chinese restaurant. It has been in operation for a few years, but it has not been on our dining radar, until recently. With the usual Singapore Cantonese restaurant heavyweights like Wah Lok, Summer Pavilion, Imperial Treasure and Crystal Jade always at the front of our minds, the less familiar Cantonese restaurants tend to get forgotten. We therefore made a specific effort to have lunch at Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant. A dive into the unknown rather than going to a familiar favourite.

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New Japanese restaurant, Nami Shangri La Hotel Singapore

Nami Shangri La

New Japanese restaurant, Nami Shangri La Hotel Singapore sits on top of the hotel on Orange Grove Road. I believe they take up the space on the 24th floor which previously housed the BLU Bar. Nami now provides the formal Japanese dining option at the Shangri-La after Nadaman had apparently ended their term with the hotel.

Nami Shangri La Singapore

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Lunch at Garibaldi – Michelin Star Italian Restaurant in Purvis Street

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant

When it comes to selecting an Italian restaurant, there is a multitude of excellent places in Singapore. Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, located in Purvis Street, is a good example of a fine Italian eatery. Combining traditional Italian cuisine with a stylish contemporary setting, Garibaldi has become one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Singapore, even before it was awarded One Michelin Star in 2017.

Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar

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A nice set lunch in Singapore below $30 (Orchard Road)

Living in a city with a high cost of living, it is only natural that we tend to look out for good lunch deals.  Today’s post is on a subject which I think many of us look for now and then – a good set lunch in Singapore below $30.  The one at Italian restaurant Il Cielo probably ticks all the right boxes – a nice place (in 5-star Hilton no less) quiet (on the top floor where not many even know it exists), good service and at a reasonable budget. We think it is a weekday set lunch in Singapore below $30 that does the trick. We have been there before but it does not fail to impress us with by the $25 set lunch. With GST and service charge, the total cost per person came up to about $30.

Our weekday set lunch singapore below $30 (Orchard Road)

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Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry @ Millenia Walk

Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry is a small Japanese restaurant in Millenia Walk. It is located at the start of the Nihon Food Street on level 2. According to the website, “Tengawa is the first and only restaurant in Singapore to specialise in Japanese white curry.” This, we have to try.

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