Our visit to Old Place Seafood Taiwan Porridge (古早坊台湾粥煮炒) in Joo Chiat Place was not only inspired by a CNA review about this Taiwan porridge tze char coffee shop, we even ordered the same four dishes that DJ Denise Tan had selected.
It still says in bold letters on the wall outside – Flowers Coffee Space – but inside the ground floor now looks like a fairly typical cafe with a retail section. The floral scent and captivating arrangements of fresh flowers are gone but Stamping Ground Coffee House is still a charming cafe and a great spot in Siglap for brunch.
Kota88 Restaurant is a new relaxed, casual F&B outlet in Siglap. It offers Chinese Indonesian Cuisine and it is open till 3 am in the morning.
In the short stretch of East Coast Road between Frankel Avenue and Siglap Road, there are number of restaurants serving a diverse range of cuisines. You can find yong tau fu and tandoori as well as braised veal shank and cevapcici there. One of the interesting eateries there is a collaboration between IZA and The Skewer Bar. IZA offers craft beers, Japanese beers, sake, umeshu, sochu and award wining Japanese whisky. The Skewer Bar serves affordable yakitori and other tasty Japanese-local fusion treats.
The Royals is a popular bakery in the East famous for their cakes and pies. A less known fact about the Royals is that it also has a cafe in Upper East Coast Road and a steakhouse in Jalan Pisang. The Royals Cafe in Siglap offers an interesting menu of Malay and Western dishes – from Mee Siam and Nasi Lemak Burger to Braised Beef Cheek and Spaghetti Carbonara.
SHAO 烧 is a casual Teochew restaurant at Frankel Avenue. Located in the hip suburban enclave where there are a number of popular cafes and restaurants, SHAO 烧 serves contemporary Chinese dishes centered on roast and barbeque.