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.
The Prive empire is well spread out in Singapore. They have restaurants in several locations, including this one in the NUS Kent Ridge Campus – the Prive Grill University Club. Despite its name, it is open to the public, although we suspect their main patrons are the staff and students of the National University of Singapore. It is situated on the 4th level in a building next to the NUS Guild House in Kent Ridge. It is not the most visible of places to the casual passerby.
According to Wikipedia, a “chop house” is a restaurant that specializes in steaks and chops. The name of The Chop House Vivo City restaurant is direct and straight to the point. Meat dishes feature prominently in their menu. Chope House Vivo City is run by the Wooloomooloo Group which has two other steakhouses in Singapore under the Wooloomooloo brand. The Chop House is a more casual style of restaurant which has branches in Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui) and Singapore (Katong and Vivo City).