Before the trend of hipster and thematic eateries, there were the old-school ones, just simple family-run establishments that serve up good grub. These are the original spots where our parents and even grandparents used to eat at during their youth.
Sure, they may not dish out fancy culinary skills or possess any aesthetic qualities worthy of the ‘gram’, but what you can expect are honest food and a homely atmosphere. Here are 9 old-school eateries that you should visit before they officially become history.
We’ve seen countless food and restaurant concepts from all over the world opening up here over the years and while Singapore remains a hub for all things new and trendy with regards to gastronomy, there are several heritage gems that still, and will always, bear timeless appeal.
These are the places that our parents and even grandparents used to frequent, the original hangout spots before the era of modern cafes and posh eateries. Taking a trip down memory lane, here is our list of 8 dining establishments that will transport you back to old Singapore.
The Upper Thomson enclave is regarded by many as a foodie’s haven; you’d never go hungry there.
With so many food options to choose from and quite a number of eateries that open late into the night, you will never be short of options at any time of the day. From local delights to slightly more posh nosh and a smorgasbord of cafes and ice cream parlours, Upper Thomson is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods to stuff ourselves silly at.
The food scene here is rather dynamic with eateries opening and closing as the months go by. If you are unsure of where to start, here is our comprehensive guide to 29 food places in Upper Thomson.
British Hainan is a quaint family-run restaurant tucked away along Carpmael Road in the estates of Joo Chiat. They serve a myriad of classic British dishes with a Hainanese twist, but the dishes to die for include their signature oxtail stew and their braised lamb shank.
The owner, Mr. Frederick Puah, considers himself an aficionado of antiques and all things vintage, so dining here will no doubt give you a feel of the good old days. Expect to find age-old vinyl records, old gramophones, and even a public pay phone.
Combining great food, old-school vibes, and exceptional service standards, British Hainan is a place that deserves a visit by generations old and new.
Sitting in the heartlands of Singapore, in the bustling neighbourhood of Toa Payoh is Krazy Salad Bar, a nondescript eatery that is more than just salad. It is a semi-buffet place that has a full menu of Western main courses and we love them for their value-for-money main course + salad bar concept.
Of course, it is up to you whether you want to go for the full works, and you can always just opt for just the main course or the salad buffet. But if we are telling you that for under S$20, you get free flow of main courses, salad and desserts, would you not be tempted?
Now, this offer right in the heart of Toa Payoh Central is a gem—yes you need to check out Krazy Salad Bar.
From now until 30 November 2016 (Mon – Thu), readers of ladyironchef can simply quote “ladyironchef” or flash this post to enjoy the free top-up of a salad buffet, or to enjoy a discounted top-up of S$5 for free flow main courses from the special promotional menu.
We all have a weak spot for nostalgic places that remind us of the good times and bring us back to rekindle the fondest memories of the past. Singapore is evolving so rapidly, as it takes its place in being one of the busiest countries in the world. In the midst of all these mayhem, we sometimes find ourselves going back to our comfort zones to reminisce the good old carefree days.
For those who are looking for a piece of the past to hang on to, we are here to provide some guidance on where you can do so. These cafes in Singapore will bound to invoke some of your coveted childhood memories, or you can take the time to simply discover the vintage objects that the older generations used to live with when they were young.
You will love these Nostalgic and Retro Cafes In Singapore That Will Take You Back To The Good Old Days.