If you are heading to Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Paya Lebar you will be happy to know that a new bistro has opened there. If you have never heard of the Lifelong Learning Institute, it is the Continuing Education and Training campus (CET) by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), and it is quite a fascinating place. Reluctantly, we share with you a little known fact – inside the LLI at Paya Lebar, there is a beautiful public library which is currently under utilised. It is a lovely space to browse reading materials and books or just to relax and meditate.
New Restaurant 2015
New restaurants and cafes in Singapore opened in 2015 The Ordinary Patrons have discovered.
Huber’s Bistro takes up a small part of the large complex that makes up Huber’s Butchery & Bistro which is now located further down the road (nearer Holland Road) at 22 Dempsey Road. The place was larger than we had expected. As you can see from the above picture, the entrance looks like the foyer of a mini airport, with the wide open spaces, equipped with ramps and trolleys.
The vibrant food scene in Tanjong Katong could boast of a wide variety of local food stalls but those craving for Teochew porridge had, until recently, to look elsewhere. Heng Long Teochew Porridge now has an outlet in Tanjong Katong. Located at the junction of Parkstone Road and Tanjong Katong Road, Heng Long Teochew Porridge (兴隆潮洲粥) serves a wide variety of dishes at reasonable prices.
We had dinner recently at Ginza Kuroson (銀座黒尊), a new Japanese restaurant in Ngee Ann City. With most of the Japanese restaurants located at the Takashimaya end of Ngee Ann City, we were glad that substantial new restaurants like Ginza Kuroson have set up at the other end that is closer to Wisma Atria and Kinokuniya. The vast and impressive counter catches our eyes as we entered the restaurant. The chefs who were at work behind looked like actors performing on a stage. Which was a good thing as we like to be entertained with good food.
We nearly cancelled our reservation at Prive’s new restaurant – EMPRESS @ Asian Civilisations Museum after reading Jaime Ee’s review in the 7 December 2015 Business Times. Awarding them a grade of 6 / 10, she said : “(t)he food tastes like it was cooked by a Chinese restaurant chef kidnapped and indoctrinated in Gordon Ramsay/Jamie Oliver ideology.” We persevered with our outing to Empress and lived to tell the tale. In fact we enjoyed our meal there, perhaps thanks to the lowered expectations from reading Jaime’s review. Taking in the amazing Singapore River view started our experience at Empress on a high note.
The new Dallas Restaurant & Bar is housed in a glass cube on the roof top of the Suntec City Mall. The roof top, or more glamorously known as the Sky Garden, has been substantially renovated and new f & b outlets are sprouting up on the roof, of which Dallas is one of them.