New Restaurant 2016

Shhh! share a secret about Mimi at Clarke Quay

But some secrets are too delicious not to share.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Have you heard of the secret at Clarke Quay? About Mimi at Clarke Quay? Not “Mimi” as in the name “Mimi Rogers” or the nickname of Mariah Carey but “mì mì” as in the hanyi pinyin of 秘密 (which means secret in Mandarin). 秘密 Mimi is a new Chinese restaurant which opened in Clarke Quay in the second half of 2019. Mimi restaurant occupies the upper level of The Riverhouse, previously occupied by VLV Singapore, and offers contemporary Chinese cuisine.

Mimi at Clarke Quay
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Japan Rail Cafe – Travel Theme Cafe at Tanjong Pagar Centre

A new train operator has set up shop in Singapore, but SMRT and SBS Transit are not getting a new competitor. Japanese train operator The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has opened a Japan-bound tourism theme cafe in Tanjong Pagar Centre.  At Japan Rail Cafe, you can buy Japan rail tickets, get tour information as well as enjoy cafe food based on various F&B recipes developed by JR East Food Business, which has more than 50 brands of F&B outlets in Tokyo.

Japan Rail Cafe

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A lovely brnch at SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar, Robertson Quay

SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar (renamed SPRMRKT @ STPI) is located in the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) building in Robertson Quay, along the Singapore River.  SPRMRKT started off at their first outlet at McCallum Street (you can read about our visit here).  They have set up two more concepts in the STPI location – the casual SPRMRKT Daily and the posh SPRMRKT Kitchen.

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Omelette and Curry Rice at Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar, Isetan Scotts

Tucked into the deepest corner of the supermarket in the basement of Isetan Scotts (Shaw House) is the Kaku-Uchi Sake Bar. It is just next to the sake section of the supermarket. The Sake Bar regularly updates their sake list so that customers can try the sake on retail. It appears that for lunch,  a limited range of food is offered at the Isetan Scotts sake bar. We were attracted to by a sign offering curry rice at $6.50. Which seemed like a very cheap lunch in a prime Orchard Road location.

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Greyhound Cafe Singapore in Paragon Orchard

Greyhound first opened its fashion store in Bangkok in 1980. In 1997, their first Greyhound Cafè opened and there are now many branches in Bangkok as well as in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Somewhat like the story of P.S. Cafe of Singapore,  their casual dining cafe was a successful extension of its fashion label. The Greyhound Café is a popular fashionable cafe which offers the same simple Thai food with creative twists.  Their Singapore outlet opened in the Paragon along Orchard Road at the end of 2016.

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VLV Singapore @ Clarke Quay (Closed)

The VLV Singapore Chinese restaurant opened in Clarke Quay quite some months ago at the end of 2016, but was in the news again recently. In March 2017, chef Martin Foo was awarded the Chef of the Year accolade at The Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao Best Asian Restaurants Awards. VLV Singapore occupies the whole of a heritage building at Clarke Quay. The glamorous club lounge takes centre stage on the ground floor together with an alfresco bar and a seafood enclave. The Chinese restaurant is located upstairs.

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