Ottoman Turkish Delights at Bussorah Street is a delightful Turkish bakery and confectionery. It was one of the places we stopped by when we did a walkabout of the Singapore Kampong Glam area during the December holidays. There were many folks like us walking about in the area near the Sultan Mosque. Local tourists, discovering new places which we had hitherto not noticed before.
Kampong Glam Food
We had a coffee break at Fun Toast Coffeehouse recently. Brands like Killiney and Ya Kun are names which come to mind when we think of a simple kaya toast and coffee break. But Fun Toast seems to have an interesting story to tell and it now has 30 outlets all over Singapore.
Haji Lane is a hotspot for the young and hip as well as the tourists. Many head there but forget to explore the seemingly more mundane Arab Street adjacent to it, which is a pity. Arab Street is, in fact, a rather interesting dining destination with cafes and restaurants offering a fascinating variety of cuisines. One such cafe is All Things Delicious – a cosy cafe known for its cakes and cookies and serving food ranging from North African stew and Indian chicken tikka to Japanese inspired rice bowl and the very British bread & butter pudding.
Got Luck Cafe is located near the famous Rich & Good Cake Shop at Kandahar Street in Kampong Glam. The cafe has its own signature cakes – Ondeh Ondeh Cake and Sea Salt Kaya Cake – but it is more a place for kaya toast and eggs and affordable local one dish meals.
The Dim Sum Place
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road is where you can have your fill of dim sum late at night. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open till 5 am in the morning. It has a rather extensive menu and one of its unique features is that the dim sum does not have pork.
Rumah Makan Minang Indonesian Restaurant in Kandahar Street is a casual eatery in a unique location for an authentic local dining experience. It is a family business that can trace its heritage back to an immigrant from Sumatra, who served nasi Padang dishes using recipes from the Minangkabau people.