Our regular readers will know that we made an unsuccessful attempt to dine at So France Singapore Bistro a month ago. We were there when they just opened but at that time only snacks and drinks were served. This time, we did not fail. Armed with a confirmed reservation, we made our way to So France Bistro and Epicerie at Duo Galleria (connected to Bugis MRT Station) for lunch. You can read more about the bistro and gourmet store in our post about our unsuccessful visit here.
While there is no lack of Peranakan restaurants in Singapore it is still nice to find an accessible one in a downtown shopping mall. HarriAnns Nonya Table is conveniently located at Bugis Junction, It does not have ostensible Peranakan decor and about the only thing colourful in the small eatery is the food. Their Nonya kuehs in eye-catching colours and laksa and curry with intense hues are the real attraction.
Pizza Express Duo Galleria is one of four restaurants that the pizza empire has set up in Singapore so far. Pizza Express has more than 500 outlets worldwide. Our first impression when we arrived at Pizza Express Duo Galleria was an admiration of the clever use of space by the interior designers. The restaurant occupies a corner space at the Duo Galleria. The outdoor area looks like a curved sliver of pavement. But they managed to squeeze a lot of tables into the space and make it look good as well. Likewise, the interior was simple but they made use of the large windows to create a sunny, attractive space.