Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun Restaurant – Hooked on Zi Char Classics

Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun Restaurant is not located in Holland Village. They were once at Holland V for more than 10 years (hence the name). They are now currently in a Dover Rise coffee shop, their home for the last 8 years or so. There is another outlet at Chinatown (Smith Street). The boss proudly claims to be the first in Singapore to use XO brandy in their fish head bee hoon. Although the XO fish head bee hoon is the signature dish, we discovered that Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun Restaurant is more than a one-trick pony. They have a wide range of classic zi char (煮炒) dishes as well. They are well prepared and coupled with the pleasant coffee shop environment, we think it is easy to get hooked on these zi char classics.

Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hun Restaurant

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A compilation of Star Vista restaurants and food places 2018

Star Vista Restaurants 2018

It has been years since our original story about the restaurants of Star Vista. It is now 2018 and this is an updated 2018 compilation of  Star Vista restaurants.   To assist our readers in deciding what to eat at Star Vista, we have added new pictures of menus and lunch time offers (if we have them).  For a complete list of restaurants please refer to the official Star Vista Website.

Star Vista is an extra-ordinary building which is a collaboration between Singapore’s leading developer and a church. Essentially, it is a 5,000 seat auditorium perched on top of three levels of restaurants and retail stores. The picture above shows the futuristic auditorium.  The picture below shows the eating and shopping space.

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Swee Lee Social Club Cafe @ Star Vista – a meeting place for guitar heroes

Swee Lee, the musical instrument store that we have grown up with since their earlier days in Bras Basah, is undergoing some changes. According to Straits Times article Wilmar founder’s son Kuok Meng Ru building cloud-based music community BandLabthe younger Kuok had bought over Swee Lee in 2012 and is now making it into a modern enterprise.  Sales have doubled since then.  The smallish Swee Lee store at Star Vista has been converted into a 5,000 sq ft flagship store.  A cafe called Swee Lee Social Club is tucked away in an inner part of the store. Looks like Mr Kuok is really refreshing the musical scene. There was another Business Times report on his inroads into the global music business Kuok Meng Ru wants to buy 51% of Rolling Stone he doesn’t own.

Swee Lee Social Club Cafe @ Star Vista

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