Sawadee Thai Cuisine started business in 2001 and moved into its current location at Tan Quee Lan Street at the end of 2013. It has a loyal following and is one of the more popular Thai restaurants in Singapore. Sawadee Thai Cuisine now offers its extensive range of Thai dishes as well as affordable bento, comfort Thai set and sumptuous Thai set for takeaway and delivery.
It was like a scene out of a post-apocalyptic movie. The underground carpark was deserted, eerily quiet. Not a soul in sight, just a sea of grey concrete. Suddenly, light and colours could be seen on the far side wall. The lift doors had opened and out stepped a smartly attired lady, masked and gloved. In her hands was a brightly coloured paper bag – containing the $13 InterContinental Singapore Takeaway Bento sets we had ordered.
Bangkok is known for its traffic jam, good street food and trendy visually stunning cafes. Recently, the casual Thai restaurant chain Bangkok Jam has been revamping their outlets. Moving away from decor that evokes Bangkok street scene to interiors designed to be more like the trendy cafes of the Thai capital city. Bangkok Jam Bugis+ is one of the new look outlets with modern colourful interiors that makes it a photogenic space for a Thai meal.
The Gong by Drinks & Co is a new restaurant in the DUO Galleria. With a convenient direct connection to Bugis MRT station, DUO Galleria is the retail part of the DUO Singapore project. According to the DUO website, it is developed by M + S Pte Ltd that is owned 60:40 by Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited respectively. The Gong is a smart casual restaurant that serves a wide range of food and beverages.
Home-grown cafe Joe & Dough seems to be everywhere. Started in 2009 by founders Damien Koh and his wife Dawn, they have grown the business from a small outlet to a network of 11 outlets all over Singapore. We visited Joe & Dough on a number of occasions, the most recent being visits to the outlets in PLQ Mall and DUO Galleria.