How long is the queue at Tsui Wah Clarke Quay, the new Singapore outlet of the famous Hong Kong tea restaurant or “cha charn teng”? We dislike long queues as much as we like to try new places. We had seen photos of the long queues on weekends and so we thought that it would be safe to visit Tsui Wah at an off-peak time – lunch on a weekday when Clarke Quay is usually quite deserted. But it seems that Tsui Wah has great appeal even on a weekday. There was a medium length queue of about 20 people. We decided to give it a miss and had lunch at Liang Court. We returned after lunch for a small bite and to recce the queue situation for future visits.
Guan Dynasty United Square is a new restaurant run by the folks behind Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck. They are famous for their roasted meats and their outlets can be found in the food courts of many malls in Singapore, such as Ion Orchard, Suntec City and Junction 8. We stopped by for lunch to see what this new restaurant near Novena MRT station had to offer.
Did you know that VivoCity is the largest mall in Singapore? It is bigger than Suntec City or Ngee Ann City, has been in operation since 2006 and was built on the site of the former exhibition halls of the Singapore World Trade Centre (source : Wikipedia). Vivo City also boasts a vast collection of eateries. Many restaurants have come and gone over the years. One of the restaurants that has been there for a long time and still going strong is Tung Lok Signatures VivoCity. This Chinese restaurant has been there since the beginning (as far as we can remember) and is still looking good.