It seems like only a while ago that National Gallery Singapore (NGS) opened to much fanfare but it has already celebrated its first anniversary. National Gallery Singapore houses a large collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art and is the venue for exhibitions as well as an array of exciting events and programmes including performances, family activities, children creative workshops and more. NGS has also become a dining destination and can even boast a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. The new Owl Cafe National Gallery Singapore adds to the diversity of dining options at NGS, offering good local coffee, toasts, traditional kuehs and a selection of simple local dishes like hor fun and crab meat balls in chicken broth.
The Soup Restaurant 三盅两件, which has its humble beginning in 1991 in a Chinatown shophouse, celebrated its 25th anniversary last year by opening several new outlets including one in the iconic Raffles Hotel. Soup Restaurant is now a business listed on the Singapore Exchange with many restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has expanded its menu to introduce new dishes and even serves chili crab. The signature Samsui Ginger Chicken is still on the menu. We went to the Soup Restaurant at Suntec City to see if the delicious lush chicken dish was still as good as we remembered it to be.
Naughty Nuri’s Singapore is the Singapore branch of a restaurant from Bali, Indonesia that specialises in grilled pork ribs. They took over the space in Capitol Piazza previously occupied by Zaku Japanese Restaurant. We stopped by recently to try their famous ribs and the lunch time special.
Obama and Honey at Alchemist Beer Lab is not another piece of fake news nor a scandalous tabloid story. Obama is the name of a special stout at Alchemist Beer Lab which also serves a pale ale with honey and ginger. We had lunch at Alchemist Beer Lab at South Beach Avenue and enjoyed a glass of Obama as well as the Honey & Ginger Infused Pale Ale. Continue reading →
Wild Market in Shaw Towers at Beach Road is neither wild nor a market. It is a new concept eating venue that is hard to define. To call it an upscale food court may be a bit unkind. It is perhaps best described as a contemporary food hall, where the old way of buying and eating from different independent restaurants under one roof has become trendy again (such as Picnic, Pasarbella and Timbre+). At Wild Market, besides a full bar, there are stalls offering a varied selection of food from Japanese ramen to French cuisine as well as Penang food and Ceylonese fare. Continue reading →
The Club Street Social cafe is technically not on Club Street. I guess “Gemmill Lane Social” does not sound as snappy. It is however close enough to be visible from the Club Street, taking up a corner shop space near the open air car park. There is nothing ostentatious about the place. In fact, some parts of the industrial styled interior are quite spartan. But there is a certain air of carefree-ness about Club Street Social, both in its external appearance and interior, which makes it attractive.