Albert Centre Market & Food Centre – cheap & good food in the Bugis – Rochor area

Albert Street Yong Tau Hu

Albert Centre Singapore

Albert Centre Market & Food Centre is at 270 Queen Street but it obviously takes its name from Albert Street, which was named in the 1800s in honour of Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England. There is nothing regal about Albert Centre today but Albert Food Centre is a great place in the city to eat like a true blue Singaporean. Continue reading →

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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Why did the Korean chicken cross the room at Bugis? – Kogane Yama

Kogane Yama premium tendon bowls

Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction

Why did the Korean chicken cross the room at Bugis? To enjoy Japanese tendon bowls at Kogane Yama. Well, popular South Korean fried chicken restaurant chain Chir Chir opened a new outlet in Bugis Junction last year. Part of what used to be Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory on level 2 of Bugis Junction has been carved out to house a new tendon restaurant, Kogane Yama. Perhaps it is a sign that the popularity of Korean fried chicken has reached a peak in Singapore. Japanese Tempura Donburi, or tendon in short, is now trending.

Kogane Yama at Bugis Junction

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Zeppelin & Co. : Audio + Coffee + People

Zeppelin & Co Cafe in Sim Lim

Zeppelin & Co Cafe

A trendy space with a contemporary interior design combining elegance and homeliness is hardly a description usually associated with Sim Lim Square. However, that is what you will find in a corner of the second level of Sim Lim Square. Zeppelin & Co in Sim Lim Square is a stylish shop, with white walls and wooden furniture on bare concrete flooring, with merchandise neatly displayed. You can browse audiophile headphones and other sound equipment without any aggressive salesperson following around. Best of all, you can sit down comfortably and enjoy a good cup of coffee. Zeppelin & Co is a nice place to visit for both cafe-hoppers and audiophiles and ideal for those who are both.

Zeppelin & Co

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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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Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House at Sunshine Plaza

Parklane Wanton Noodles

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House

Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House is a wanton noodles stall known for their deep fried and crispy wantons. It occupies 2 shop units on the ground level of Sunshine Plaza. The place looks basic and even a little messy. The red plastic stools don’t look like the most comfortable seats. Yet Parklane Zha Yun Tun Mee House is probably the busiest shop in the whole of Sunshine Plaza.

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