Foong Kee Coffee Shop at Keong Saik Road is one of the several local food establishments that hold their own against more upmarket and Michelin-starred neighbours in this part of Chinatown Singapore. Their reputation of being a place for the best wanton mee in Singapore means that it is best to visit at an offpeak time of the day.Continue reading →
Bukit Pasoh is a fascinating area between New Bridge Road and Neil Road with conservation shophouses of the Transitional and Art Deco styles. Along Bukit Pasoh Road there is an interesting book shop called 草根書室 Grassroots Book Room, which carries predominantly Chinese titles. At the back of the book shop is a small cafe with an intriguing name. The cafe in a bookstore at Bukit Pasoh is named Katasumi Koohii 一隅珈琲.Continue reading →
Chinatown Restaurant (renamed China Classic Restaurant with a new operator) )is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown Point. Located on level one of this popular shopping mall in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, it was formerly known as Lukyu Teahouse and Restaurant. Chinatown must be the most bustling place in Singapore on a normal weekday. At lunchtime, Chinatown Point draws in the hungry crowds. Many of its food outlets and restaurants were full. The only place with some space and peace and quiet was the Chinatown Restaurant. We were there for a dim sum lunch recently.
Where shall we meet for lunch today?
??? You calling me bikini babe!!
Oops. Bijin Nabe.
Another classic Auto-correct Fail.
Kin Khao is literally “eat rice” in Thai and is a common expression which means “to eat” or “to have a meal”. So, if you are selling Thai Beef Noodles in Chinatown Point, why not call yourself Kin Cow – inviting patrons to eat cow, or at least nicely cooked cuts of a cow.