Located in the basement of Tangs department store, this compact food court is a hidden gem for those hunting for affordable food in Orchard Road. Tangs Market is clean and comfortable and has stalls offering a good representative sample of Malaysian and Singaporean hawker food.Continue reading →
Fine Dining Bakery by Akira .M is a new bakery cafe in UE Square. Opened by Bakery Chef Akira, who had worked at Joël Robuchon and Béni, Fine Dining Bakery specializes in handcrafted bread baked on the premises using quality Hokkaido flours.Continue reading →
When a senior real estate lawyer suggested that we meet for lunch at a new restaurant in Far East Plaza I had to check if she really meant the old shopping centre at Scotts Road. She confirmed that we would be eating in Far East Plaza because she wanted to try the newly opened Maddie’s Kitchen there. She told me that the restaurant was owned and run by the spouse of a rather successful professional. I was expecting a trendy restaurant for the tais tais or a chic bistro. When I went to level 5 of Far East Plaza I saw a number of food kiosks and small cafeterias. Then I saw Maddie’s Kitchen. It looked like a stall selling economic rice and the place was full. We had to stand outside for a while to wait for a table to be freed up.
Relish @ Cluny Court by Wild Rocket is a place that comes to mind when we think of eating burgers. According to the Wild Rocket website, they started to sell burgers at Relish in 2006 because there weren’t any places serving burgers using good quality ingredients. Fortunately it is not a one trick pony and they serve up a number of other wonderful Western dishes as well. Cluny Court is a small shopping arcade at the corner of Bukit Timah Road and Cluny Road. The French Embassy is located right next door and the new section of Singapore Botanic Gardens is just across the street.
A new cafe, Glasshouse CHIJMES has sprouted out of nowhere in the grounds of the former CHIJ. As its name suggests, Glasshouse Specialty Coffee and Toast Bar is a petite cafe offering coffee and light food out of a glass box. It is an interesting place which we had to check it out.