Thursday, June 9, 2022

Places to Dine near Clarke Quay (2022 Edition)

Clarke Quay is one of the areas that I visited regularly as the area was near to my workplace and home to many casual restaurants and cafes. Some of these places are quite laid back with lesser crowds, making it a great place for meal. I have came up with a third compilation to share on new places to dine near Clarke Quay (2022 edition). 

1. Mitsuba

It was my second visit to the Japanese restaurant located at The Central. Other than authentic Japanese ala-carte buffet, they have a wide selection of mouth-watering chirashi & donburi sets only available weekdays lunch.

I had Gindara Teriyaki set ($18.90++) which came with cod fish don, miso soup, fruits and green tea. The portion was just nice for the set. The battered exterior was crispy and drizzled with teriyaki sauce to enhance the flavour. A good lunch before the dreadful meeting gave me energy for the day.

6 Eu Tong Sen St, The Central @ Clarke Quay, #03-88, Singapore 059817
Operating hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm daily

More dining places at Clarke Quay will be added to this post once I try something new at the area. Stay tuned.

Friday, April 15, 2022

Places to Dine near Chinatown

 I have came up with a third compilation for places to dine near Chinatown (2022 edition). The last sharing focused on just places to dine in Chinatown Point (2021 edition), so I extended the scope to explore more food areas near Chinatown (including Chinatown Point).

1. Group Therapy Coffee (Cross Street Exchange)

Group Therapy Coffee is a busy and charming cafe located in between Chinatown and Telok Ayer. One good thing about this cafe is that there is no service charge involved, only GST is included in the bill.

Hashbrown already has a place in my heart so I went for Hashbrowns & Smoked Salmon with Poached Eggs and Avocadeo Lime Sauce ($17+).

The eggs were poached just right, with the egg yolk flowing out when burst and letting it seeped into the smoked salmon and hashbrown. The hashbrown was nice and resembled a little like McDonald's standard.

I had Kyoto Matcha Latte ($6+) to go with the meal. I like that the matcha latte did not taste diluted even though the ice was slowly melting.

181 South Bridge Road #01-05 & #K1-04 Singapore (058743)
Operating hours: 8am to 5pm from Sun-Tue, 8am to 9pm on Wed and Thu, 8am to 10pm on Fri and Sat

2. Tendon Kohaku
Cravings for Japanese food, we went Tendon Kohaku located at Chinatown Point for lunch, a place that serves hearty bowl topped with crispy beautiful tempura.

We topped up for the set meal which came with Chawanmushi, Miso Soup and Ice Green Tea. The Japanese steamed egg arrived piping hot and tasted delicious with the rich seafood broth in it.

I had the Signature Kohaku Tendon which came with substantial amount of ingredients, consisting of 2 Prawns, 1 Chicken, 1 Squid, 1 baby Corn, 2 French Beans, 1 Shiitake Mushroom, 1 Kabocha Pumkin and 1 Soft Fried Egg

Although all the ingredients were deep fried, it did not have the greasy texture. All the pieces have the crispy exterior while the meat remained succulent. The sweet sauce added to the rice complemented well to the taste of the rice bowl.

133 New Bridge Rd, Chinatown Point, #02-34, Singapore 059413
Operating hours: 11.30am to 3.30pm and 5pm to 9.30pm daily

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More dining places at Chinatown will be added to this post once I try something new at the area. Stay tuned.