Bikini Babe or Bijin Nabe @ Tsukada Nojo

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo at Chinatown Point

Where shall we meet for lunch today?
Bikini Babe.
??? You calling me bikini babe!!
Oops. Bijin Nabe.

Another classic Auto-correct Fail.

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Venue by Sebastian – new restaurant in Downtown Gallery

VENUE by Sebastian

There is no lack of malls in Singapore but another new one is added right in the Central Business District. Downtown Gallery in OUE Downtown (where DBS Building was) offers 160,000 sq ft of retail and F&B space spread over six levels. A new restaurant in Downtown Gallery is VENUE by Sebastian, a casual restaurant serving refined food in small plates for sharing.

VENUE by Sebastian

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Kin Cow Thai Beef Noodles at Chinatown Point

Kin Cow Thai Beef Noodles

Kin Khao is literally “eat rice” in Thai and is a common expression which means “to eat” or  “to have a meal”. So, if you are selling Thai Beef Noodles in Chinatown Point, why not call yourself Kin Cow – inviting patrons to eat cow, or at least nicely cooked cuts of a cow.

Kin Cow

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Chong Wen Ge Cafe – Peranakan food next to Thian Hock Keng Temple in Telok Ayer

Chong Wen Ge Cafe is a Peranakan cafe that occupies the building that once housed Singapore’s first Chinese school. There is a Peranakan Tiles Gallery next to the cafe and a Japanese owned Music Box Museum upstairs.  Their next door neighbour is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore,  the Thian Hock Keng Temple. How did all these different entities end up in as neighbours in Telok Ayer? An insightful article in the Today newspaper provides some good background reading:  “Tile me about it: Chong Wen Ge is the most unusual cafe space in Telok Ayer”.

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espressolab at China Square Central

Espressolab coffee

espressolab is a nice cafe in the CBD with good coffee. Located in China Square Central, it also serves pastries, cakes, breakfast and lunch and the prices are reasonable. Currently they have a weekday lunch special at $12.80, which we thought was a good value deal.


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JAAN Restaurant – a Top Restaurant in so many ways

JAAN 5 course menu

JAAN is a modern French restaurant in Singapore that is a top restaurant in so many ways. Perched on Level 70 of the hotel tower at Raffles City, JAAN Restaurant’s lofty heights and expansive windows mean that it is one of the best restaurants with breath-taking views over Singapore. Its position as one of the top restaurants in Singapore is reinforced by the 1 Star awarded by Singapore Michelin Guide 2016, its inclusion in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 and its appointment as Krug’s First Restaurant Ambassade in Singapore. JAAN’s menu is a creation of a top chef – Kirk Westaway, winner of the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 for Southeast Asia. The interesting set menus of JAAN Restaurant have received much praise. Having had lunch there recently, we must say that we had a top notch experience and JAAN is now one of The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) favourite restaurants in Singapore.


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