Kogane Yama Jem – Simple and nice Japanese restaurant in Jem, Jurong East


Faced with the wide range of food options near the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, we settled for lunch at Kogane Yama, a simple and nice Japanese restaurant in Jem shopping mall. It is located on the ground floor and is easily accessible from the elevated walkway from the NTFGH and from Jurong East MRT station and Westgate next door.

Kogane Yama Jem - Simple and nice Japanese restaurant in Jem, Jurong East
Kogane Yama Jem

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Paul Westgate weekday all day set menu and dinner promotion


Paul Westgate is the Jurong East outlet of Paul bakery and cafe.  This ground floor cafe one of the better looking eateries at the Westgate mall and has a distinct French cafe look. They seem to have made some changes to their decor and replaced their cushy chairs with more practical wooden ones, but the place has remained largely the same.  On weekdays, they make it more enticing to dine there with a dinner promotion of a 40% discount on selected dishes and a $15.80 all day set menu.

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NY Night Market Westgate


It was hard to figure out what to make of a new restaurant that recently opened at Westgate Mall in Jurong East. The name of the restaurant is “NY Night Market”. There are large Korean words on the signboard with a picture of a yellow cab which New York City is famous for. The interior was dim, we could not make out what was inside. We stepped in to find out.

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Another fishy lunch at a top restaurant for steamed fish in Singapore


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.

top restaurant for steamed fish in Singapore
Zai Shun – a top restaurant for steamed fish in Singapore

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Lunch at Taste Paradise Dynasty Westgate – casual Chinese restaurant in Jurong East


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.

 Taste Paradise Dynasty Westgate restaurant

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