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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Folklore Restaurant – Singapore heritage food

Folklore Restaurant

Folklore restaurant at Destination Singapore Beach Road hotel, with local chef Damian D’Silva at its helm, has a menu of Eurasian-Peranakan dishes and other heritage cuisines of Singapore. The food at the multi-cuisine restaurant had received praise and the dishes that we tried at Folklore restaurant did not disappoint.

Folklore Restaurant

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3 cakes and the new Lady at the beach – Lady M at South Beach

Lady M at South Beach Avenue

Lady M at South Beach Avenue is the new cake boutique of the sophisticated confectionery known for its fresh and delightful Mille Crêpes. The cafe has its own South Beach Exclusive – handmade French cake made of many crêpe layers layered with Earl Grey Tea infused pastry cream and garnished with blue cornflowers. Both the Earl Grey Mille Crêpes  and the Lady M cake boutique look chic and stylish.

Lady M at South Beach Avenue

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Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles – new location at 325 Beach Road

Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles at Beach Road

Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles

Blanco Court is one of the old food haunts in Singapore that has become extinct. Pidemco-Raffles Properties purchased Blanco Court, situated at the junction of Ophir Road and North Bridge Road, in 1997 to retrofit it into a hospital and medical centre. The Raffles Hospital now stands in the spot where the popular Blanco Court food centre used to be. The food centre had famous stalls selling Kway Chap, Fish Soup, Prawn Mee and other local delicacies. Today there are are number of hawker stalls with “Blanco Court” as part of their names. A Blanco Court Fried Fish Noodles has been operating in Beach Road for some years. It has just set up shop at a new location – 325 Beach Road. We cannot be certain that it is the original sliced fish soup stall from the old Blanco Court but it does serve delicious sliced fish noodles.

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Kuro Izakaya, Suntec City Singapore

Kuro Izakaya is a relatively new Japanese restaurant at Suntec City. It opened in the East Wing of the Suntec shopping mall in early 2017. According to their website, it is a “modish izakaya by night, KURO Izakaya transmutes into a laid-back Ramen Donburi shop by day offering popular go to Japanese comfort food at an affordable price.”   Kuro is located near the Lift lobby of Tower 3. It is outward facing which makes it easy to spot from the Fountain of Wealth outside but quite inconspicuous from the inside of the mall.

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Sawadee Thai Cuisine Restaurant at Tan Quee Lan Street

Sawadee Thai Restaurant Desserts

Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Sawadee Thai Cuisine is a casual Thai restaurant at Tan Quee Lan Street (near Bugis Junction) that serves nice traditional Thai food as well as dishes given a contemporary touch or local twist – such as Mao Shan Wang Durian Sticky Rice. Sawadee Thai Restaurant is a place for authentic Thai taste at a reasonable price.

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