Kok Sen Restaurant – Michelin Bib Gourmand authentic Singapore ‘local’ food

Kok Sen Restaurant is a Singapore zi char outfit that was named a Singapore Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Singapore Michelin Guide.  Located in the Keong Saik dining enclave, the humble Kok Sen restaurant ticks all the boxes of what makes a good local restaurant in Singapore – traditional coffee shop atmosphere, good food, friendly service and fairly priced. Being air-conditioned is a bonus.

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松發肉骨茶 Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Chinatown Point

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh

松發肉骨茶 Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, which traced its beginnings to a pushcart in Johor Road in 1969, tries to bring back memories of street side dining in the 60s at its Chinatown Point outlet. Old coffeeshop furniture is part of the interior decorations and there is even a replica pushcart at the entrance. The air-conditioned premises are however too modern to give it the good old days atmosphere, even though it can be very crowded and noisy at times. Nevertheless, you can still get good old Teochew style bak kut teh at Song Fa Bak Kut Teh Chinatown Point.

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh at Chinatown Point

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Chinatown Restaurant, Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Point

Chinatown Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Point. Located on level one of this popular shopping mall in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, it was formerly known as Lukyu Teahouse and Restaurant. Chinatown must be the most bustling place in Singapore on a normal weekday. At lunchtime, Chinatown Point draws in the hungry crowds. Many of its food outlets and restaurants were full.  The only place with some space and peace and quiet was the Chinatown Restaurant.  We were there for a dim sum lunch recently.

Chinatown Restaurant Chinatown Point 2017

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Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant at Park Regis Singapore

Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant at Park Regis Singapore is not a new Chinese restaurant. It has been in operation for a few years, but it has not been on our dining radar, until recently. With the usual Singapore Cantonese restaurant heavyweights like Wah Lok, Summer Pavilion, Imperial Treasure and Crystal Jade always at the front of our minds, the less familiar Cantonese restaurants tend to get forgotten. We therefore made a specific effort to have lunch at Royal Pavilion Chinese Restaurant. A dive into the unknown rather than going to a familiar favourite.

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AJ Hotdogs & Subs in Havelock II

AJ Hotdogs at Havelock II

AJ Hotdogs & Subs

There are many who are happy about the news that A&W and it’s root beer float and coney dog will be making a return to Singapore. For those waiting impatiently for the return of A&W because they missed the classic hotdog associated with Coney Island, they may find a good substitute at AJ Hotdogs and Subs in Havelock II.

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Pretty Abbie’s Coffeehouse at Havelock II

Abbie's Coffehouse

The grammarians and legal draughtsmen may not like the title “Pretty Abbie’s Coffeehouse”. They will say that it is not clear whether we are saying that Abbie is pretty or her coffeehouse is pretty. Well, in the case of Abbie’s Coffeehouse it really does not matter. We think the coffeehouse looks pretty and so does the owner, Abbie Tok.

Abbie's Coffeehouse

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