The Takashimaya Mooncake Fair 2019 starts today. As usual, it is being held in the Event Hall of Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road. After so many years, we still think that it is the best place to buy mooncakes in Singapore. This year, more than 60 vendors gather to offer their products. Formally known as the Takashimaya Mid Autumn Festive Celebrations 2019, the event takes place from Thursday 8 Aug to Friday 13 Sep 2019 at Takashimaya Square, B2. Do check the Takashimaya website (link below) for the opening hours as there are extended shopping hours on certain days.Continue reading →
Once again the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair 2018 is being held in the Event Hall of Ngee Ann City, Singapore. Whether you are buying mooncakes for personal consumption or as a gift, one of the best places to shop for mooncakes is at the Takashimaya Mid Autumn Festive Celebrations 2018. The event takes place from Wed 22 Aug to Mon 24 Sep 2018 at Takashimaya Square, Basement 2. This year, more than 50 brands of mooncake vendors gather to offer their products. We share with you some general information and some specific mooncakes which were interesting to us.
Lee Fun Nam Kee Chicken Rice And Restaurant (李范南记鸡饭餐室) is a restaurant in Toa Payoh which is well-known for their soya sauce chicken rice. According to their website, they began in 1968 as a small hawker stall in Toa Payoh. They have since grown up to be a full restaurant at Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. It occupies a large space, the size of a very large coffee shop. It was a full house during the weekday lunch. The standard of chicken rice in Singapore is high and competition is keen. To be able to grow a chicken rice business to this size is impressive. Of course we had to try their soy sauce chicken rice but it was another dish that won our hearts that day.
Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Hue Kee 牛車水大中國餅家 餘記 is a shop at Alexandra Village selling traditional cakes and biscuits. Curious to see a shop with a name from Kreta Ayer in this part of Singapore, we stopped by to check it out and ended up buying some traditional pastries to try.
Keng Eng Kee Seafood 瓊榮記海鲜 is one of the names that sometimes crop up when discussing good places for zhi char in Singapore. A good zhi char place is one that consistently churns out local delights at a reasonable price. A wide menu that caters for the quick meal or a big celebration is also essential. Good service is a bonus.