The Green Ducklings have a new counter and a new menu. They have changed the colour of their chairs to a shade of green. The lovely bakery cafe looks slightly different but some good things remain the same. The Green Ducklings still make delightful cakes & pastries fresh on the premises and they still serve great coffee and enjoyable food.
Haji Lane is a hotspot for the young and hip as well as the tourists. Many head there but forget to explore the seemingly more mundane Arab Street adjacent to it, which is a pity. Arab Street is, in fact, a rather interesting dining destination with cafes and restaurants offering a fascinating variety of cuisines. One such cafe is All Things Delicious – a cosy cafe known for its cakes and cookies and serving food ranging from North African stew and Indian chicken tikka to Japanese inspired rice bowl and the very British bread & butter pudding.
Delta Dawn, what’s that flower you have on? Could it be a faded rose from days gone by? The lines from “Delta Dawn”, the 1972 top ten country hit for Tanya Tucker, somehow kept playing in my head as I ate at Yet Con Restaurant (群逸) in Purvis Street recently. Yet Con has been around for a long time and was very popular during the era when DJs Brian Richmond and Larry Lai were spinning hits by Anne Murray, Barry Manilow and Helen Reddy. Those were the days when bankers and top professionals would be chauffered in their gleaming German marques to Yet Con for lunch. Today Yet Con is like a faded rose from days gone by but is still a must try place for good chicken rice in Singapore
BBR by Alain Ducasse at Raffles Hotel, Singapore was the restaurant where we had lunch recently. The former Bar & Billiard Room (hence BBR) has been transformed from the dark place it once was into a bright modern Mediterranean restaurant. Enough ink has been spilled about the new Singapore restaurant and multi-Michelin Star celebrity chef Alain Ducasse (read, for instance, this interview that reveals a lot about the chef and the Alain Ducasse empire). We will focus on the food and drinks that we tried that day and sort out what we liked and did not like.
ICYMI: Big sis Fynn’s is now lil sis Caffe Cicheti. That was how the replacement of the Aussie cafe, Fynn’s, by a third Cicheti concept was announced. The new Caffe Cicheti at South Beach Singapore – like restaurateur Liling Ong’s other establishments, Cicheti in Kandahar Street and Bar Cicheti in Jiak Chuan Street – serves Italian influenced fare.