Sanpoutei Ramen is a new tenant at the newly renovated Shaw Centre (technically, they are in Shaw House, but the buildings are so interconnected that it feels like part of Shaw Centre which we are more familiar with). It is located in the basement, right across the Isetan supermarket and next to Breadtalk. With so many ramen outlets mushrooming all over Singapore, is this just another one to add to the numbers or will it distinguish itself?
Space now occupied by Hangout Cafe.
Simply Life is a cafe on Campus 1 of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) at Bencoolen Street. It is probably intended primarily as an amenity for the students and staff of NAFA but the generally public is welcomed and it operates on weekends as well. It offers beverages, desserts, small bites as well as local and western entrees at very affordable prices.
La Taperia Cocina Espanola is located on level 2 of the newly reopened Shaw Centre. Formerly named “Terry’s” after the Spanish chef who also operates a highly regarded restaurant in Manila, the change of name was apparently brought about after some issues surfaced between the chef and the local partners. La Taperia is now helmed by local chefs. Anyway, those matters are of no concern to us, except maybe to explain the slightly makeshift signboard which looks out of place in this corner of Shaw Centre which it shares with its grand looking sibling F&B outlets Vinum, Caveau Wines, and Whisky Library.
(Updated on 18 June 2016) The old Kallang Leisure Park familiar to those in the East has been undergoing a facelift and is now known as Leisure Park Kallang! Not much of a change in terms of its name but the new leisure complex is definitely offering a wider and more interesting range of food and beverage options. Leisure Park Kallang, situated near the Indoor Stadium and the new National Stadium – Singapore Sports Hub, has several new restaurants and cafes. A few of the familiar eating places are still there, as are the bowling alley, ice skating ring and cineplex.