The Prive empire is well spread out in Singapore. They have restaurants in several locations, including this one in the NUS Kent Ridge Campus – the Prive Grill University Club. Despite its name, it is open to the public, although we suspect their main patrons are the staff and students of the National University of Singapore. It is situated on the 4th level in a building next to the NUS Guild House in Kent Ridge. It is not the most visible of places to the casual passerby.
According to Wikipedia, a “chop house” is a restaurant that specializes in steaks and chops. The name of The Chop House Vivo City restaurant is direct and straight to the point. Meat dishes feature prominently in their menu. Chope House Vivo City is run by the Wooloomooloo Group which has two other steakhouses in Singapore under the Wooloomooloo brand. The Chop House is a more casual style of restaurant which has branches in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui) and Singapore (Katong and Vivo City).
(Updated in Sep 2017 to include information provided by Mr Michel Lu and some extra photos) Compared to the folks living in the East, the residents of West Singapore do not have such a wide selection of dining options and restaurants. We were therefore excited to read the news of the opening of a large 60,000 sq ft dining enclave (30 Jan 2017 article in the Straits Times “Savour the best of both worlds“). During our initial visit in August, most of the restaurants were operational but only on weekdays. It seems that they are in the “soft-opening” mode at present. The grand opening is now scheduled for the weekend of 30 Sep to 1 October 2017. That is when all the restaurants will be ready and open for evenings and weekends. An Oktoberfest event is scheduled for 13 to 15 October.
The Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar, Science Park Drive is a restaurant in a cluster of restaurants near NUH in Kent Ridge. The cluster is called Savourworld and there are now about 12 restaurants that are operational. We will show you more about it in a subsequent post. All the restaurants looked interesting. I decided to try the Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar as the Blue Lotus restaurants by Chef Ricky Ng seem to have received many awards. It also had the most outstanding frontage announcing its presence along Science Park Drive.
Nobiro Japanese Restaurant & Sake Bar is a Japanese restaurant in the Clementi / West Coast area of Singapore. It is situated among a row of shops within the Faber Drive housing area. Nobiro Restaurant’s location in a quiet residential area means that the diners are unlikely to be casual passers-by. It took some deliberate effort in order to locate the place.