Photo Credit: Jin Ho Mia
Jin Ho Mia—which means ‘a really good life’ in Hokkien—is the newest addition to the Alexandra Retail Centre that serves up rice and salad bowls for lunch and hot pots for dinner. It is the sister restaurant of Soi Thai Soi Nice—a Thai seafood hotpot restaurant in Alexandra.
Living up to its moniker, the restaurant revolves around the concept of keeping life good with fresh ingredients and quality service.
In the day, Jin Ho Mia caters to those who seek a quick and hearty lunch with their wholesome range of rice bowl choices and as the sun sets, this humble eatery transforms into a hotpot restaurant.
Do yourself a favour and take a trip down to savour some incredible Asian fare.
We are seeing a rapid growth in F&B establishments that are experimenting with mod-sin cuisine. Known as ‘Modern Singaporean’ cuisine, this cooking style takes on an innovative approach with local dishes and it requires plenty of time for research and development in order to get the recipes right.
Jiakpalang Eating House is an up-and-coming casual restaurant along Alexandra Road that offers local Zi Char dishes with a twist. Driven by his passion for food and cooking, the restaurant’s executive chef Nixon Low gained some experience assisting in the kitchen before starting his own business.
Some of the interesting dishes you can expect at Jiakpalang Eating House are Charcoal Katarosu Pork Collar slathered with Kopi “C” sauce, Cereal Pan Seared Foie Gras and “Assam” Pulau Ubin Sea Bass. If you are getting tired of the usual Zi Char dishes, why not give this place a try? READ ON
Alexandra Road spans approximately 4.5 kilometres and several train stations—namely Redhill, Queenstown and Labrador Park—are close to this stretch of road. Most Singaporeans travel to this neighbourhood to purchase furniture, buy sports shoes, service their cars, but venture further and you will discover a treasure trove of old and new dining destinations.
From Keng Eng Kee Seafood, Love Confectionery, Queensway Lau Tan Tutu Kueh, The Bakehouse by Carpenter and Cook to Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee, here is our Alexandra Neighbourhood Food Guide—16 Cafes, Hawkers & Restaurants You Should Dine At.
Most of us have long formed the impression that hotels, however fancy, tend to serve crappy coffee. But it seems like things are beginning to change for the better in Singapore.
We have never come across a more legit specialty coffee shop than this surprise - The Coffee Belt at Park Hotel Alexandra. It is every bit a coffee lover’s dream.
Dining out during Christmas has its cons; for one, everything becomes a lot more expensive, especially a hotel’s buffet spread. But we were completely surprised by The Carvery at Park Hotel Alexandra when they unveil an extremely affordable holiday-themed buffet starting from only S$45++ per adult and S$25++ per child. All the feasting at such a steal? We are in!
The Carvery is a meat-centric buffet in Singapore where you get to enjoy unlimited premium meats that are freshly sliced to order. This Christmas, think gourmet Yuletide treats such as Spiced Orange Roast Duck and Lamb Leg, as well as comforting classics of Yorkshire Pudding and Seafood Bouillabaisse.
We’ve already said it, and we will say it again – The Carvery has the best value-for-money buffet this Christmas.
And when you dine in the evening at The Carvery during this festive period, you can enter a lucky draw hosted by Park Hotel Alexandra. The prize? A brand new Prada Tessuto Saffiano Shopping Tote Bag worth S$1,520 sponsored by Reebonz!
Singapore is made up of many small neighbourhoods, each bearing its own charm and treasures. Being born as and growing up as Singaporeans who reside in the West, the Alexandra neighbourhood is particularly close to our hearts.
We speak for many when we say Alexandra has so much to offer for that quintessential Singaporean experience. Today, Singapore may be a prosperous first world country, a financial hub, a trading port, a tourism destination – but all of these cannot hold a candle to the simplest of joys and bittersweet nostalgia we get from the places, food, and activities that we grew up knowing.
For one, Alexandra brings much comfort to our souls and while we welcome the new that keeps coming in, the neighbourhood remains one that we will always love.
From the olds of Alexandra Village Food Centre and Queensway Shopping Centre to the news of HortPark and Park Hotel Alexandra, here’s our guide to Alexandra – 13 Things To See, Do, Eat And Love about the charming neighbourhood.
As one of the newest hotels added to our cityscape, Park Hotel Alexandra is a hotel quite unlike the others in town. You might think it is strange to build a hotel in a relatively old neighbourhood, but that is precisely what had us falling in love.
Park Hotel Alexandra is no less polished and modern, and we have since had two staycations at the property. You bet we loved it.
Complete with an infinity pool, a premium roast buffet, one of the most gorgeous bars in Singapore and a stylish coffee place all within the premise, Park Hotel Alexandra is a charming one and here is Why You Should Avoid The Crowd in Town And Whisk Away to Park Hotel Alexandra.
To celebrate its grand opening, Park Hotel Alexandra has launched TRAILS OF ALEXANDRA, an interactive, discovery-oriented Facebook campaign. Stand to win attractive prizes including a 1-night staycation in a suite by answering a fun-filled quiz that revolves around the Alexandra neighbourhood! Scroll to the end of the article to find out more.