The Wine & Gourmet Friends – ‘Singapore Izakaya’ in Keong Saik dining area

The Wine & Gourmet Friends

The Wine & Gourmet Friends is a restaurant that looks like what you would get when you cross a Singapore zhi char restaurant, a Japanese izakaya and a tapas bar. In other words, a cozy simple place where the chef can whip up a wide range of dishes (including some local favourites) in small sharing plates to go with reasonably priced drinks. It is located on at the start of Bukit Pasoh Road, in the Keong Saik dining area. The Dorsett Singapore Hotel is right next door.

The Wine & Gourmet Friends Restaurant Singapore
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TOP Cafes & Restaurants in Outram and Keong Siak

Restaurants at Outram Park

Outram Park (欧南园) is just at the edge of the city centre of Singapore but is home to conservation areas with quaint historical buildings and interesting shophouses and residences of various architectural styles. Outram Park has vibrant dining enclaves in Bukit Pasoh, Keong Siak and Kampong Bahru.

Restaurants at Outram Park

Keong Saik Road especially has become an iconic tourist destination with trendy restaurants, bars and boutique hotels. Local as well as new world and old world cuisines are all represented in Outram Park.

Where to eat in Keong Siak or Outram? There is a wide array of options, from the top of the range Zen to old school gem like Kok Sen. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of selected food places and restaurants in the Outram area, all within walking distance from the Outram Park MRT Station.

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Kafe UTU – new cafe in Keong Saik with an African theme

Kafe UTU refers to itself as an Afro Cafe & Lounge

Kafe UTU refers to itself as an Afro Cafe & Lounge. This new cafe is located at Jiak Chuan Road, a road that branches off Keong Saik Road. African themed restaurants are not common in Singapore and so we decided to go check out the place for brunch.

Kafe UTU
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Lim Chee Guan Prized Bak Kwa for CNY

Lim Chee Guan Price

4 February 2019: In case you are wondering why there is no queue at Lim Chee Guan outlets, it is because they are closed for CNY and will re-open on 10 February 2019.


You know Chinese New Year is near when you see long queues at Lim Chee Guan bak kwa outlets. The familiar long lines of people waiting patiently to buy the prized festive commodity have returned. How precious is the BBQ savoury sweetmeat? Well, the Lim Chee Guan price for its Signature Sliced Pork Bak Kwa is now $58.00 per kg; and you can expect the price to increase as CNY gets closer.

Lim Chee Guan
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Soon Huat Dining House – a fresh start in life

Soon Huat Dining House

Soon Huat Dining House 順發美食之家 has a heartwarming story which may remind us of what Christmas is all about. It is a story about how an ex-convict who cooked for death row prisoners had a fresh start in life and went on to give fresh starts to many ex-offenders in the Soon Huat group of restaurants.

Soon Huat Dining House at Chinatown Point
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