A platypus “… is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs …” (Wikipedia). The Platypus Kitchen at Bugis Junction is a totally different animal. It is an “(a)ward winning Asian-influenced Seasonal Modern Cuisine.” It is the flagship gourmet restaurant of the Platypus Restaurant Group (Platypus Website).
Auntie’s Wok & Steam is said to be “an ode to Singapore’s tze char food culture”. Like looking for a hard to find street side tze char stall of old, we walk along a narrow alley to locate Auntie’s Wok and Steam in Alley on 25 Andaz Hotel. The alley is, however, a spiffy one and Auntie’s Wok & Steam is a very nice contemporary Chinese dining space.
Duo Galleria is the retail component of the integrated development in Bugis known as the DUO. The two-tower project also contains a residential part (DUO Residences), offices (DUO Tower), a hotel (Andaz). We take a look at some of the restaurants and places to eat at Duo Galleria.
The restaurants at Alley on 25, Andaz Hotel Singapore is a collection of food and beverage outlets on the 25th floor of the hotel by the Hyatt group. It seems to us that the Andaz brand is pitched at a similar level as the W Hotel group. Luxurious, but in a modern and hip way. The trend of new hotels in Singapore these days is to incorporate some fashionable restaurants into the design. See for example our visits to restaurants at the new Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Sofitel Singapore, Intercontinental Hotel Robertson Quay. Alley on 25 takes it one step further by having an entire 25th floor dedicated to wine and dine.
The Beach Road / Bugis area has a new shiny Andaz Singapore Hotel by the Hyatt Hotel group. The entire 25th floor of this building is taken up by restaurants. This dining zone is known as Alley on 25. Small and medium-sized restaurants with different themes and cuisines have been set up here to provide variety and interest to the hotel guests and casual diners. They all looked interesting and attractive. On our first visit to the Andaz Hotel Singapore, we ended up in Smoke and Pepper @ Alley on 25. The interesting description “... it showcases Asian-inspired barbecued specialties prepared over an open-fire barbecue grill” made us want to give it a try.
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 →