Lobster Porridge at Wan He Lou

Lobster Porridge at Wan He Lou 萬合樓

Wan He Lou (萬合樓) is a small Chinese restaurant that is famous for its Original Signature Lobster Porridge. Located in a brightly coloured shophouse on Maude Road, the restaurant helmed by award-winning Chef Lau Siaw Dee offers Teochew style porridge with lobster roe and a range of tze cha style dishes.

Wan He Lou Chinese Restaurant in Maude Road

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The Chinese Kitchen at Cavan Road

厨神私房菜 The Chinese Kitchen Fish BrothDish

The Chinese Kitchen

厨神私房菜 The Chinese Kitchen is a new Chinese restaurant in the Lavender-Jelan Besar enclave known for its hip indie cafes. The Chinese Kitchen at Cavan Road is helmed by award-winning chef Austen Ong, a past president of the Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs (Singapore).  According to their the restaurant’s material, Chef Austen Ong. was dubbed 厨神 by the culinary industry because of his many achievement which “include Gold medalist of Asian Cuisine in the 8th FHA International Salon Culinaire, Most Creative award at The 4th World Championship of Chinese Cuisine and Champion of Taipei’s World Culinary Contest in both 2005 and 2007“.  At The Chinese Kitchen, chef Ong offers home cook style Chinese dishes given a contemporary touch. The food is of good quality and the prices are reasonable.

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The Refinery Singapore – restaurant and bar with great atmosphere

The Refinery at 115 King George's Avenue

Located in the midst of engineering workshops and auto parts wholesalers, The Refinery Singapore is the perfect escape from the ordinary. The Refinery Singapore is a casual dining restaurant serving Japanese dishes, a mixology bar as well as a designer workspace. It has a stylish interior and exudes a sophistication and an unrivalled atmosphere quite distinct from the rather dowdy neighbourhood it is in.

The Refinery at 115 King George's Avenue

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TOP Cafes in Lavender

TOP Cafes in Lavender

Lavender MRT Station (EW11) is a Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line. It is the stop for those going to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA Building) and the Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex. In recent years, Lavender MRT Station has also become a key stop for those on a cafe-hopping adventure. The neighbourhood around Lavender Station, associated with hardware business and light industrial buildings, is now home to many coffee shops and cafes – from the traditional and mundane to the trendy and quirky. The Ordinary Patrons (TOP) compile their list of cafes in Lavender which they have visited – The TOP Cafes in Lavender.

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檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex – Good Chendol

Penang Chendol

檳城家鄉味 Traditional Penang Food at Kitchener Complex

There is an interesting small eatery in Kitchener Complex. It has a Chinese name –  檳城家鄉味. The Menu says “Traditional Penang Food” – we are not sure if that is a description of the food or the name of the eatery. Even if you cannot read Chinese, it should not be difficult to locate the place. Just look for the iconic Penang street art on the wall of a little cafe and various signs and posters advertising Penang delicacies.  Continue reading →

Sungei Road Laksa – $3 Laksa at Jalan Berseh

Sungei Road Laksa

The Sungei Road flea market might be gone but fortunately the $3 Sungei Road Laksa stall is still around and doing a thriving business. With only one thing on the menu, this laksa stall in an old style coffeeshop is as traditional as it gets. It still uses charcoal fire. Its laksa is old fashioned goodness. Sungei Road Laksa is famous and popular without having to call itself famous. The usual long queue at the stall is probably its best endorsement.

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