Top 8 Places – No. 8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese, so we check out 8 TRENDING places from awarding winning Michelin star haunts, satisfying your caffeine fix, to savouring some of the most palatable grills, we have 8 picks that won’t disappoint.
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Owner & Chef Marc Wee prides himself in using local ingredients in many of the dishes, surprising everyone with his creative twists. Here you get high-quality dining and value for money on yummy delicacies. What we love is each item on his menu has been thoughtfully crafted to ensure a delicate balance of flavours and texture.
Popular for providing guests aka, ‘customers’ with the ideal space to meet and exchange culture, ideas and experiences. Here, you can take a break from that shopping spree, tuck into some lunch, and enjoy coffee blends from the best local roasters. Even non-coffee aficionados can chill out and revel in the cafe ambience while tucking into some of the star dishes from their new menu, which by the way have been subject to rave reviews.
Here are some top picks to try …
- Laksa Pasta Mai Hum (their unique rendition of the much-loved laksa)
- Rendang Mac & Cheese (a hearty take on mac & cheese, made local)
- Salted Yolk Chick N’ Waffles
- Hae Bee Hiam Aglio Olio
- Loaded Mexican Nachos
- Earl Grey Waffles with Coconut & Cookies Ice Cream
Located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, Don’t Tell Mama is a quirky Korean bistro, with a menu inspired by diverse Korean flavours & styles of cooking. They say all their dishes are ‘made with love’, and we say … ‘thank goodness for that’. The venue is industrial looking yet playful, attracting fun down to earth patrons. With all-around good reviews, it’s no wonder we’re all falling for ‘Mama’… So Shhhhh
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With the longest happy hour in town from 9:00am to 9:00pm, Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar is definitely not your average run-of-the-mill café. Serving all-day cocktails upon opening, a range of beers on tap and when the kitchen opens late every night there is an extensive menu of hearty dishes and a selection of freshly baked artisanal bread. Including the famous malt-flavoured Guinness Stout bread used in the signature Hot Reuben sandwich.
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One of the latest patisserie cafés to open along Tras Street is fast becoming the go-to place for sweet treats. Nesuto which means “Nest” in Japanese is the latest concept by the folks behind SHUU by KOKI Tamagoyaki – a food kiosk located at Raffles City Shopping Centre. Their menu features a rich mix ranging from cakes to hearty main courses, perfect for lunch.
Enter into a gastronomic, resort-style haven at the refurbished, award-winning Pool Grill, very conveniently located by the pool. Whether you’re planning a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner, catching up with friends over Sunday brunch or chilling with a refreshing cocktail by the pool. Must Trys are their tasty Western treats, perfectly grilled meats, and à la carte highlights that include the seared lamb loin, inspired by the traditional Wellington!
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Hot on the heels of winning a Michelin Star, Summer Palace has been trending for a while now. Helmed by two Hong Kong Chefs and feted time and again for both its exquisite cuisine and traditional interior, the restaurant is a favourite among Singaporeans and International guests alike. From nutritious double-boiled soups to handcrafted dim sum delights to enjoy. Hmmm … delicious!
The award-winning Wan Hao Chinese restaurant has been synonymous with Cantonese culinary art since its opening in 1995. To this day, patrons make frequent returns for authentically prepared favourites, like the crisp Peking duck with traditional Chinese crêpes, the beef tenderloin with black garlic sauce and shiitake mushroom and fresh seafood delicacies – all from the specially curated menu. Also known for serving up authentic dim sum, under the delicate care of Chef Loh Kah Poh.