1 Tanglin Road, #01-08 Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore 247905
Monday: 11.00 am - 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm （3.00pm - 6.00pm close for cleaning)
Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm
For reservation, please 6734 1181 during opening hours.
217 Bukit Timah Road
#01-07 Balmoral Plaza
Tel: 6734 6022
10am to 10pm Daily
The Hainanese curry rice is an amalgamation of different cultures. It is essentially a fusion dish combining Hainanese Chinese, British and Indian – some, like food authority KF Seetoh, say Japanese – influences and cooking styles, and the result is a piquant and flavorful meal that warms the heart and tantalizes taste buds.
It is hard to avoid using homophones when describing local dishes and snacks, particularly the ones Singaporean Chinese people eat. Most of the food Singaporean Chinese people eat every day, at family gatherings or during festive seasons are inspired by homophones – words that sound the same – that have very similar meanings, with ju “桔” (orange) and “吉” (luck) being examples. Fuchsia Dunlop, author of the ‘Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook’, says many of the meanings given to Chinese food are homophones of their name in Mandarin. “In the Chinese language, so many different characters have the same sound and it’s ripe for wordplay.”
They have great coffee. They have great food. They have great music. They have great ambiance. They are cheaper. These are just some of the many reasons why people prefer dining at Hong Kong cafés aka “Char Chaan Tengs” to restaurants.
Singaporeans love free stuff. Serious. And they will go to pretty crazy lengths for free stuff and or one for one deals, whether it is camping overnight outside a McDonald’s fast food restaurant for a free Hello Kitty plush toy or bargaining for free stuff at a shoppers’ mall, fashion boutique, café and or restaurant.
Beach Road is synonymous with Thai food, but it is home to several Japanese restaurants that serve some of the city's best sushi, sashimi and yakitori. If you're looking for a sumptuous, authentic Japanese meal that is prepared right from the heart by Japanese chefs, look no further than Beach Road.
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is all about reunion.
Just as the Americans have Thanksgiving, the Chinese have Mid-Autumn Festival aka "Mooncake Festival", when Chinese families get together to enjoy mooncakes, pomelos and lanterns and bask under a full moon.
This tradition of gathering and feasting with family (and sometimes with friends) under a full moon is more than a thousand years old and it dates all the way back to the Shang Dynasty.
Food porn is officially Singapore's second national pastime – because no meal can begin without the smartphones "eating". LOL! Singaporeans take their food seriously and our politicians are not spared the food porn craze.
Whether you are a foodie, Facebooker or Instagrammer, we urge you to take heed from these politicians...starting with the highly politicized Fengshan Market and Food Centre's orh luak. Sometimes, it is good to know what the politicians and MPs have to say about their constituencies' food because they are the ones who know their towns. Enjoy!
Relax – it is good for you. And what better way to spend an evening relaxing at a suburban gastro bar with friends after dark, rather than partying at a nightclub until day breaks.
Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than chilling out. Forget Clarke Quay and its buzzing nightlife scene. The trend nowadays is to sit back, relax and indulge in some quality drinks at a gastro bar in Tiong Bahru.
The Sultan of Brunei likes his cream rice fluffy and coconut-y with a subtle smell of pandan, sambal chili hot, fried egg runny and crispy, and chicken finger licking good. That is why he takes away packets of nasi lemak from Selera Rasa at Adam Road Food Centre whenever he is in Singapore.
Not only are the Hainanese famous for their kaya toast bread with kopi and soft boiled eggs, but also their Hainanese chicken rice.
A simple yet flavorful dish, the Hainanese chicken rice has been Singapore’s unofficial national dish since the mid-1900s (perhaps even earlier!). And it can be found almost everywhere. Hotels. Restaurants. Cafés. Coffee shops. Roadside stalls.
It is also served on board Singapore Airlines.
But where do you go for a great plate of Hainanese chicken rice?