深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant is a Teochew restaurant founded in 1973. This restaurant on the ground floor of a HDB block in Bedok is regarded by many as the best Teochew restaurant in the East. It is one of those heartland restaurants which may be under the radar but has a large and loyal fan base. Continue reading →
Viva Business Park looks set to become a popular destination in the somewhat unfashionable Chai Chee Estate. Decathlon, the French sports retailer, has opened its doors there. Right next to the 35,000 square feet sporting goods megastore is Source Restaurant by Melvyn Lee, the celebrity chef from the local food and travel show – Accidental Chef 偶当大厨. Source restaurant itself is huge and doubles up as a sports bar with a big TV screen. Source shares the premises with Offside Sports Chai Chee – which means diners also get access to a bank of e-darts machines and even an indoor softball and baseball batting cage.
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South Union Park is a new neighborhood cafe that has just opened in March 2016. Tucked away in the middle of Jalan Kembangan, it is located in a row of shophouses in the predominantly private residential area. From afar, it may not be obvious from its name in big black lettering on plain white walls that it is a cafe. However, go closer and the large glass frontage of South Union Park gives you a glimpse of the inside of a cosy cafe. Push through the glass door and you will enter a neat comfortable space inviting you to grab a seat and unwind with cup of coffee or a bottle of beer. The immediate thought that came to mind was that every neighbourhood should have a cafe like this.
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Hong Kong Street Family Restaurant Bedok is the type of restaurant that many ordinary Singaporeans like. The Chinese restaurant in East Village is where you can get zi char dishes in a clean comfortable air-conditioned environment; but you will not feel out of place even if you are in shorts and slippers. It is another “good food no frills” kind of place. Continue reading →
Crystal Jade HK Cafe IN 翡翠香江味力 is a casual dining outlet of the Crystal Jade group. “HK” refers to Hong Kong as the cafe offers Hong Kong food. We cannot figure out the “IN” in the name. However, the most important part of the name must be “Crystal Jade” because it would seem that the very name would draw in the crowd. We went to the outlet in Bedok Mall on a Saturday. It was already quite crowded in the late morning with people having late breakfast or early lunch. Continue reading →