What do you feel like eating when you are just recovering from flu? During that transition period between sickness and full recovery, the one comfort food we like is soupy Teochew porridge and some lightly flavoured side dishes. The recent protracted flu spell (see “Rainy, cool weather may have prolonged peak flu season” ) made the transition period an extended one. One of our sessions of Teochew porridge was at Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry which we regard as a top restaurant for steamed fish in Singapore.
It has just dawned on me that the restaurant group formerly known as Taste Paradise has dropped the word “Taste” from their name. On their official website they are now simply known as the Paradise Group. Within the Paradise Group, there are different categories of restaurants. The Taste Paradise Dynasty class of restaurants seems to have a focus on northern Chinese cuisine. They also have the colourful xiao long bao as one of the main attractions on the menu. We had lunch at Paradise Dynasty Westgate recently.
Zai Shun Curry Fish Head Curry 载顺咖喱鱼头 in Jurong East received official recognition of their culinary prowess when they were listed as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the 2017 Singapore Michelin Guide. But fans of high quality steamed fish have known this restaurant for years. It is located at the western part of Singapore – in Jurong East, near Yuhua Food Village. Zai Shun opens from 7 am in the morning and there is usually a full house at lunchtime.
A gentle reminder to readers who have not used their “Redeem Free Treats” ESSO Vouchers, obtained from buying fuel from Esso Singapore. They expire on 30 April 2017 and so you have a few days left. They can be used to pay for free treats at Udders ice-cream, Soup Spoon and PastaMania. The best place I could think of that was convenient and had both Soup Spoon and Pasta Mania was JEM shopping mall in Jurong East. So that was where I headed with a bunch of vouchers in hand.
Anjappar Westgate is a branch of the Anjappar Authentic Chettinaad Restaurant whose main restaurant is located on Race Course Road in Singapore’s Little India. Anjappar restaurant serves authentic Chettinaad cuisine. This is cuisine from the Chettinaad area of the Tamil Nadu state in Southern India. We learnt from a previous visit to the main branch of this Indian restaurant that the food from this region is known for its sophisticated use of spices and refinement. One notable aspect of their curries is that coconut milk is not used. The food consequently does not feel so heavy.
Greendot restaurants are Asian-fusion meat-free casual dining places. We had visited their outlet at Paya Lebar Square previously. You can read more about the Greendot restaurants and their philosophy in our previous post by clicking here. This time I was in Jurong East and I popped into Greendot Westgate to try the item that I had been curious about – the meatless laksa by Greendot.