18 Tai Seng, a mixed development with a small retail centre, has an interesting range of restaurants, cafes and eateries. 18 Tai Seng food options are diverse and include brands with Michelin Star pedigree, like Tim Ho Wan and Hawker Chan.
The name “Took Lae Dee” may sound like the Singlish answer to the question “have you taken your dinner?” but that is not the reason why this Thai restaurant is popular in Singapore. Took Lae Dee finds ready acceptance because it caters to the many Singaporeans who spend considerable time and energy looking for C&G food. In Thai, Took Lae Dee means Cheap and Good (C&G) and Took Lae Dee Singapore in 18 Tai Seng does serve C&G Thai food.
Rocky Master is a homegrown brand with several casual dining outlets in Singapore serving gourmet coffee and affordable Western and Asian food. It caters to the office workers with their outlets located mainly in business parks and office complexes like Biopolis, Alexandra Technopark and Mapletree Anson. Rocky Master Tai Seng is one of the newer outlets of the chain.
Grasso Coffee at The Commerze @ Irving is a nice little cafe in Tai Seng for cheap and good coffee and affordable meals. Located within a short walk from the Tai Seng MRT station, Grasso Coffee offers freshly brewed coffee in “both local and ‘Ang Moh’ style” as well as food like sandwiches, pastas and baked rice.
New industrial buildings in Singapore do not necessarily look dull anymore and dining options in industrial estates are no longer limited to drab canteens and functional food courts. Situated in Tai Seng Industrial Estate, The Commerze @ Irving is a fairly new industrial building with a variety of interesting restaurants and cafes. Be My Guest Cafe is one of them.
Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Chicken Rice & Noodles is a popular stall in Chinatown Food Complex run by Chef Chan Hon Meng. Since the stall became known as the “World’s cheapest Michelin-starred eatery”, the snaking queue at the stall has become almost unmanageable. To bring the famed soya sauce chicken to more people, Chef Chan teamed up with Hersing Culinary to open a chain of quick service restaurants under the name “Liao Fan Hawker Chan”. The first restaurant was opened in November 2016 at 78 Smith Street. A new Hawker Chan Restaurant has just opened in 18 Tai Seng.