Lunch at the new Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard restaurant

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Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard is the Jumbo Restaurant Group’s new restaurant in Singapore. It is located on level 4, the highest of the shopping levels. Level 4 of the Ion Orchard now has a concentration of major Chinese restaurant names. Putien, Imperial Treasure Steamboat and Taste Paradise are on the same floor. Imperial Treasure Teochew restaurant is just one floor below. We had a dim sum and seafood lunch at the new Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard restaurant.

Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard - new restaurant
Jumbo Seafood Ion Orchard
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Fat Chap Suntec City (肥仔), new restaurant serving Asian cuisine


Fat Chap Suntec City is a new restaurant at the Suntec Shopping Mall. It is located on the ground floor of Tower 4 in the East Wing of Suntec City. If you are like us, and can never remember the locations of each of the towers of Suntec City, Tower 4 is the one far away from the Convention Centre. The folks behind 1855 The Bottle Shop restaurant had converted the place into the  Fat Chap restaurant at Suntec. It appears that the emphasis in this new restaurant is less on wine and more on food. The Chinese characters on the signboard is 肥仔 which I think is Cantonese for fat boy and pronounced  “fei jai”.  It is friendly,  jolly name for a restaurant.

Fat Chap Suntec City (肥仔)
Fat Chap Restaurant Suntec City (肥仔)

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Lunch at Halcyon & Crane, new cafe at Paragon Orchard Singapore


Halcyon & Crane is a new cafe at Paragon Orchard, Singapore. This new restaurant by the people behind Birds of a Feather has taken over the space on level 3 Paragon that previously housed O’Coffee Club. On our last visit to Birds of a Feather, we were impressed by the attractive decor and good service, a big leap from the usual bare industrial look of new cafes in Singapore. We were curious to see how the new Halcyon & Crane cafe would be like.

Halcyon & Crane
The new Halcyon & Crane cafe at Paragon Orchard

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Thai Food Festival Returns – Chang Sensory Trails 2018

Long Chim Spicy Pork with Rice Cake

The third edition of Chang Sensory Trails  – a Thai Food Festival featuring signature dishes from eight Singapore-based Thai restaurants – will run from 31 August to 1 September 2018 at The Lawn at Marina Bay. The participating Thai eateries are Aroy Dee, Baan Ying, Bangkok Jam, Gin Khao, Little Elephant, Long Chim, Tamarind Hill and Un-Yang-Kor-Dai.

Chang Sensory Trail - Thai Food Festival

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Brunch at Assembly Ground, Cathay Cineplex


Where to eat before or after a movie at the Cathay Cineplex?   We suggest Assembly Ground cafe.  That was where we our brunch the other day.  It is a pleasant cafe on the ground floor. Easy to find, just enter the main entrance, walk past these colourful versions of Jeff Koons’ balloon dogs and it is right in front of you.  I hope these dogs are not permanent installations.  While one of them is cute, the other one is not toilet trained and they don’t match the grand art deco look of the Cathay Building.

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