The Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe at the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar (next to Amara Hotel) has become So Good. It is not a case of great improvement of an already nice bakery but a change of name. We do not know if it is a rebranding exercise or a new owner has taken over the premises together with all the fittings including the menu board. You can see the photos in our earlier post Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe and compare them with photos of So Good Bakery in this post and play spot the difference.
Moi Lum Restaurant was one of those old affordable Cantonese restaurants that families head to after collecting the keys to their new HDB flats. That was during the days when the Housing and Development Board offices were in Maxwell Road. HDB ceased to occupy the Ministry of National Development Building in 1987 when Bukit Merah became the home to HDB’s headquarters until the move to HDB Hub Toa Payoh in 2003. Moi Lum Restaurant has a longer history than HDB, tracing its roots back to the 1920s, and has moved quite a few times more than HDB. Since 1993, Moi Lum had operated in Henderson, Geylang and Murray Terrace before moving into its current premises in Airview Building at Maxwell Road in 2008. Moi Lum Restaurant is still going strong and still serving good traditional Cantonese food.
The Claypots Full Circle restaurant on Amoy Street is a collaboration between a restaurant in Melbourne and “their ardent Singaporean supporters”. Apparently, the first Claypots restaurant in Melbourne served primarily claypots and fresh seafood plates. It has evolved into a brand of restaurants said to be known for exceptional seafood dishes. The ardent supporters are a couple of university students who loved the seafood joint who have returned home to Singapore.