We went to Dragon Bowl 龍碗 Cantonese Restaurant at Aperia Mall with no expectations. In fact it is quite hard to form a definite impression of the place as there are mixed signals. It has a open frontage and looks more like a casual noodle house but their chefs and waiting staff are quite properly and formally attired. You can see that they put some effort in the interior decorations but somehow we think the place will probably lose out to many modern Singapore food courts in the looks department. They have a nice bar counter and next to it is a glass display cabinet that will not look out of place in a fruit stall of a hawker centre. What really bemuses us is a poster advertising “Ladies Night”. Ladies Night in a Chinese restaurant?
A small Chinese restaurant in London has become known worldwide for their Cantonese-style roast duck. Long queue in front of the restaurant is a daily occurrence. We now do not have to be in London to find out what the fuss is all about. The new Four Seasons Chinese Restaurant at Capitol Piazza brings to Singapore the famous roast duck of London.
The new Baker & Cook outlet is a part of the Intercontinental Hotel but it may be easier to find it if you consider it as a cafe in Bugis Junction as it is at the end of the row of food outlets that line the mall along North Bridge Road.
Taipei is well known for its night market and street food. 吃在台北 eat at Taipei gives us a chance to savour Taiwanese street food and snacks in Singapore. It has several outlets in Singapore and a new one opened in Kallang Wave, Singapore Sports Hub earlier this year. The Kallang Wave outlet is quite attractively decorated with many colourful signs. We think it is quite a good place for a simple casual meal.
(June 2016 update – Flock has been replaced by Semper Coffee – see pictures at the of this post)
Residents of Ghim Moh may have had it good in terms of food choices. The coffee shops and food centre offer many choices, some of them top-notch local food (read, for example, our review on the famous char siew stall here). Yet there was still some emptiness, a longing for something more trendy, more international and perhaps most importantly, air-conditioning. Perhaps the opening of a hip new cafe by Flock will address this void. Will it be the start of the hip-eration of Ghim Moh?