Go Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice was established in 1960 as a food stall specialising in Hainanese chicken rice in the Pratunam district of Bangkok. The brand is apparently well received in the area and in 2019, they were awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in the Bangkok edition of the Michelin Guide. Go Ang Pratunam Vivo City is their second outlet in Singapore. The first Go Ang chicken rice in Singapore was opened in the NEX shopping mall in late 2018.
Morganfield’s VivoCity is one of the four outlets of Morganfield’s in Singapore. They are known for their American BBQ prime pork ribs which they call “Sticky Bones spare ribs”. But that was not what attracted me to have lunch there recently. It was the “Top Value Set Lunch” sign.
Artea VivoCity is another new attractive cafe in VivoCity mall that we had been curious to try but was unable to as it was usually crowded. We were there at an off-peak time recently and managed to get seats to eat tiramisu cake and drink tea in relative peace and quiet.
Crystal Jade Jiang Nan VivoCity sports a new, more elegant look after undergoing some refurbishment at the end of last year. What is Jiang Nan cuisine? Jiang Nan refers to the area to the south of the Yangtze River in China, with Shanghai being the main city in the region. We found the wooden panels to be the most outstanding feature, giving the place a warm golden glow and at the same time serving as an effective room divider.
Nayuki VivoCity (奈雪の茶) is such a popular bakery cafe. We saw a long queue at the shop when we were there recently. Curiosity got the better of us. From the name, the cafe layout and the bread, we thought it was a Japanese cafe. Or maybe Taiwanese, because of its range of fancy teas. We were wrong on both counts. We later learnt from Retail News Asis (China’s cheese tea bakery Nayuki opens in Singapore) that it is a Chinese brand introduced to Singapore via a JV between Breadtalk and the Shenzhen company.