Hua Hua Eating House in Block 81 Marine Parade Central is a fairly typical coffeeshop in a HDB estate – but one with a surprisingly interesting collection of hawker stalls – from popular popiah to North Indian cuisine.
Starbucks is one of the most successful coffee companies in the world. As a breakfast spot, it may be one of the most underrated, especially when there is an option like a Starbucks breakfast by the sea at Parkland Green.
Ichiban Boshi is a chain of casual Japanese restaurants with conveyor belt sushi and a wide selection of sashimi and a variety set meals. Currently, there are Ichiban Boshi Outlets all over the island that remain open for takeaway.
Sanook Kitchen is a casual diner offering a good variety of Thai dishes at reasonable prices. It has outlets in malls in various parts of Singapore. During times when we are asked to #StayHomeforSG and #WFH, Sanook Kitchen is a convenient option for affordable Thai takeaway.
It is yet another PS.Cafe but one that is rather unique. Surprisingly, for the popular homegrown cafe chain which started in 1999, the new PS.Cafe in East Coast Park is their first outlet in the East. Although PS.Cafe at One Fullerton is also on the waterfront, PS.Cafe By the Sea is different because of its location in a park facing the sea and its beachfront cafe vibe. The menu showcases seafood and it has dishes exclusive to the outlet. For the first time, PS.Cafe has a Junior Menu. PS.Cafe By the Sea is a rather special place by the beach and is good for power breakfasts, lazy weekend brunches or romantic date nights.
Sembawang Road is said to be named after the sembawang tree (kayea ferruginea). Those who know what are cassette tapes may associate the town in the North of Singapore with Sembawang Music Centre (SMC), which at its peak had 26 outlets all over Singapore. Sembawang is also famous for the Sembawang Hot Spring Park, which has been in the news lately, and the iconic Sembawang White Bee Hoon 白米粉. What may be less well known is Sembawang Claypot Rice, even though it has won a number of awards (such as the Singapore Food Masters Award) and is considered by some to be the best claypot rice in Singapore. It may not stay under the radar for much longer. Traditional claypot rice is the latest Sembawang export – with the opening of Sembawang Claypot Rice in Parkway Parade.