When was the last time you saw a spittoon in service in Singapore? For us it was probably in the 70s hidden under a well-used marble-topped table in a traditional coffee shop. So it was a surprise to see this previously disgusting thing in full display outside The Guild Singapore. This new Keong Saik Road bar and restaurant is a collaboration by “Hong Kong’s highest rated and largest independent craft brewery”, Young Master Brewery and Chef Vinny Lauria.
Haikee Brothers at Chinatown Point is another hawker stall business which has opened a standalone restaurant with a more upmarket setting. Hai Kee Soy Sauce Chicken has coffee shop stalls in Changi and Bedok for many years. It is not unusual to see long queues at those stalls, especially on weekends. The new Haikee Brothers at Chinatown Point is in a more central location and has a rather extensive menu. The modern casual diner is quite different from the coffee shop stalls in terms of ambience but the food is still good and the prices remain affordable.
Those working in Chinatown Point can find lunchtime in the mall even more stressful than working in the office. The corridors are congested and there are queues of hungry people standing in lines outside many of the restaurants and cafes there. Fortunately, there are eateries like Bowl Thai, a casual dining destination with a good range of classic Thai dishes. This Thai restaurant in Chinatown Point has comfortable seating and is a nice place to have a quick hearty meal.