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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25 Degrees Singapore – Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar in Middle Road

25 Degrees Burger No.1

25 Degrees Singapore

25 Degrees Singapore is a new gourmet American burger restaurant. The US restaurant chain originated in Los Angeles and is apparently popular with the Hollywood set. It can boast of being the Winner of Bangkok’s Great American Burger Competition 2016. Located in Hotel G, Middle Road, 25 Degrees Singapore is a new hot spot for good reasonably priced gourmet burgers. Continue reading →

Dim sum at Man Fu Yuan restaurant, Intercontinental Singapore

Man Fu Yuan restaurant has been The Chinese restaurant at the Intercontinental Singapore since the hotel opened two decades ago. It was the place we decided to go for Chinese cuisine when we were in the Bugis Junction area.  As in the case of the better Cantonese restaurants in town, weekend lunch time dim sum is a popular event at Man Fu Yuan. It was full house soon after we were there recently. Reservations are essential.


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