Holland Village’s sister neighbourhood is a quaint food enclave that resonates well with many who seek a quieter dining experience. Situated just behind Holland Village MRT station, the stretch of charming cafes and elegant restaurants provide a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village.
Some of the fine restaurants here will delight even the most sophisticated of gourmands such as Mai Thai and Original Sin. For those who prefer a quick bite or some yummy desserts to beat the sweltering heat, pull up a chair at Da Paolo Gastronomia or The Daily Scoop for some top-notch ice cream.
Here are 8 Cafes & Restaurants to hit up at Chip Bee Gardens if you find Holland Village too mainstream.
Casual Italian restaurant Pasta J is one of our favourite hangout spots along Upper Thomson Road. The restaurant has been gaining a reputation for itself among the public for serving a toothsome array of homemade pasta and steaks. As Pasta J is also a pet-friendly dining place, you will find pet owners who are residing in the area dropping by on a frequent basis with their fur babies.
Pasta J’s humble beginnings started when owner John Chan was selling his own pesto sauce creation at events. Upon receiving many positive feedbacks, he decided to open his own stall at a hawker centre and eventually become so successful that he could open his own restaurant. Till today, diners are treated to a curated menu featuring John’s personal recipes.
Signature items on their menu include Pesto Pasta, The Break-Up Steak and Caramel Carnivore. Guests who are interested in their special sauces are able to buy them off the shelves too. READ ON
With so many festive lights adorning the streets of Orchard Road and Christmas carols being played all across town, there is no denying that the holiday we have all been waiting for is finally here. That’s right, it means that it is time to shop without restraint and more importantly, feast like there’s no tomorrow.
This Yuletide season, prepare to embark on a gastronomic adventure with the endless array of tasty offerings by highly renowned buffet restaurants such as Royale at Mercure Singapore Bugis, Edge at Pan Pacific and the unbeatable 10 at Claymore at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. From roast lamb to a gorgeously carved Christmas turkey as well as an array of delectable local and international dishes and desserts, this is perhaps something worthy of your year-end holiday plans this year.
If the thought of whipping up a Christmas feast at home frightens you, why not head out for a merry buffet instead? It takes the hassle away from all that tedious prep and all you have to do is literally sit back and stuff yourself silly. Here are 5 Christmas buffets in Singapore this year that you and your loved ones can indulge in this Christmas—just be sure to make your bookings early!
Our readers get to enjoy exclusive promotions to these Christmas buffets in Singapore. ‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. READ ON
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In the North-East district, most are familiar with this suburban mall in Hougang that is well-connected to Hougang Bus Interchange and Hougang MRT station. The mall is compact but houses an array of dining and shopping options all packed within six levels. There is even a library that occupies the third level.
From snack kiosks, fast food eateries, casual dining spots and even restaurants, family-friendly Hougang Mall has quite the variety. Whether you are looking for a quick bite, a fuss-free takeaway or a proper meal with your loved ones, there are options for everyone.
Use this handy Hougang Mall Food Directory to easily determine your preferred dining choice. There is no time to waste when it boils down to satisfying those hunger pangs!
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At the heart of Singapore’s most famous tourist precinct, Paragon nicely houses an upscale six-storey retail mall that features a dazzling array of international brands as well as premium, contemporary brands. Above all, this mall is easily accessible courtesy of Orchard MRT’s well-connected linkways.
This posh shopping paradise also boasts an extensive spread of restaurants, cafes, snack kiosks as well as artisanal bakeries that will certainly jazz up your dining experience here.
Ditch the hassle of trying to Google for their respective addresses and opening hours and simply turn to this Paragon Food Directory. We’ve got you covered from A to Z.
After a major year-long overhaul, Compass One now has several new facilities such as a double-storey library and a wet and dry playground. Moreover, Compass One has welcomed even more dining spots to its extensive Food & Beverage list including Paradise Hotpot, Crave as well as Gurney Drive Signatures.
This suburban shopping mall is very convenient to access as the Sengkang MRT station is located right in its basement. Numerous buses also ply the route around Compass One with several bus stops as alighting points.
We know how annoying it can be to scout for the addresses and unit numbers of a particular eatery. We have compiled this Compass One Food Directory so you can easily navigate around the mall and find exactly what you are looking for!
Nestled in an enclave of cafes in Tiong Bahru, Merci Marcel is a chic French café that took over the premises of the now-defunct The Orange Thimble. Located right next to Tiong Bahru Bakery, the café operates as a brunch spot in the day and transforms into a casual bar at night.
With a variety of French bakes and mains features in their daytime menu and an even larger assortment of hot beverages and alcoholic drinks, Merci Marcel is the perfect place for a gathering with friends or a romantic date with your other half.
Here’s a peek into what you can expect from this enchanting Parisian-style cafe in Tiong Bahru.
In Sunny Singapore, you might not get snow or reindeers (not real ones anyway), but Christmas in Singapore is as big as any other celebration during the year and it is one that foodies like us look forward to the most.
With the multitude of Christmas spreads and Yuletide menus popping up at restaurants or even at house gatherings across the island, there is no doubt that turkey and honey-baked ham will be among the top of many people’s list. But let’s face it, a feast would still be a feast even without the fancy centerpieces and pimped-up wines.
At its heart, Christmas is still a time for reunion and indulgence, and in multi-cultural Singapore, there are many local delights that you can include in your dinner spread for that Asian-style Christmas dinner.