Today, we take you with us to our set lunch at Acqua e Farina Singapore, the Italian restaurant at Rail Mall in Upper Bukit Timah. This restaurant was formerly known as Galbiati Gourmet Deli until late last year. ” Acqua e Farina” means water and flour in Italian – essential ingredients which go into making pizza and pasta. Always popular with folks working in this part of town because of the free parking available, Rail Mall now gets even more human traffic with the opening of the new Hillview Station on the Downtown Line which is a 5 minute walk away.
Last week, we wrote about our visit to the Chinese restaurant at Temasek Club in Rifle Range Road. Today, we will tell you about the other restaurant there, the Spize Rifle Range restaurant – Asian & Western restaurant at Temasek Club. You do not need to be an army officer or MINDEF or a member of the club to patronise the restaurants. Both the restaurants are open to the public.
According to the MINDEF website, “Temasek Club aims to promote greater interaction amongst the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) officers, senior military experts and their families as well as to build cohesion within MINDEF/SAF units.” Well away from the main Bukit Timah thoroughfare, the club is located deep inside Rifle Range Road. What is of interest to us are the two restaurants in Temasek Club, which are open to the public. Today, we take a look at the Chinese restaurant at Temasek Club, the Dragon Phoenix Grand.
Levant Singapore is a restaurant in Watten Estate serving Middle Eastern cuisine. Along the stretch of restaurants along Greenwood Avenue serving mostly Western fare (and a few Japanese restaurants), Levant stands out as the one that is quite different.
Toast Box Rail Mall is a pleasant-looking coffee shop along Upper Bukit Timah Road. Toast Box is a local style coffee shop specialising in freshly toasted bread and their blend of Nanyang coffee. It has many branches all over Singapore and most of us have probably visited one of their outlets at some point in time. We stopped by the Toast Box Rail Mall outlet recently for a simple coffee break.
Sakurazaka Shabu Shabu restaurant is a new eatery that joins the cluster of food outlets on Greenwood Avenue in the residential Watten Estate in Bukit Timah. Sakurazaka is a specialty restaurant – only serving the Japanese steamboat dish, shabu shabu, which makes it stand out among the host of generic offerings that pop up these days. We decided to drop by Sakurazaka shabu shabu to check out what’s for dinner.