New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. A Tze Char or Zhi Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD.
The varied & exciting dining options of Plaza Singapura restaurants and food places make the shopping mall a food paradise in Orchard Road. There are many casual affordable restaurants & cafes offerring a wide variety of cuisines.
You can find kiosks selling take-aways like Korean fried chicken and British fish & chips and casual diners like Lokkee, Arteastiq, Nam Nam and Bangkok Jam, as well as Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan. Local and regional cuisines are well represented. Al fresco dining, local and international coffee chains and a spiffy looking food court add to the allure of Plaza Singapura as a dining destination.
(This is a 2018 update of Plaza Singapura – a Singapore food paradise in Orchard Road).
Sweet Mary’s Singapore is a new dessert cafe that opened at POMO. Its location in Selegie (next to the Cathay Cineplex and education places such as SMU, NAFA and SOTA) makes it a convenient stopover for students and others to catch a cold dessert to escape from the Singapore heat. Sweet Mary’s is affiliated to Montana, a cafe that we like. Montana is located immediately above Sweet Mary’s Singapore. They are connected by an internal staircase. We proceeded downstairs for dessert after our brunch at Montana.
It has been some time since we last visited Montana Brew Bar in POMO, a small shopping mall in the Selegie area located between Cathay Cineplex and Park Lane. Montana still looks roughly the same but compared to our first visit two years ago, it has dated a bit. Like some other cafes, it has also planted an old scooter for display – a move which we felt is so clichéd and unnecessary. Service thankfully remained as friendly as before. It is a nice and convenient place to adjourn to after watching a movie at Cathay.
This is a picture taken of a place in Plaza Singapura. Is it the entrance to: (A) a cafe selling fancy coffees and cakes or (B) a bank? The correct answer is B. The DBS Branch at Plaza Sing has taken on a new look. The front part of the branch looks like a hip cafe called DBS Bettr Barista. It is apparently a partnership of the bank with an organisation known as Bettr Barista.