Hungry? There you (ought to) go.

If you really had to add a deep-fried slab of chicken to fluffy waffle, please just let the chicken be battered with prawn paste (har cheong gai-style). Sin Lee Foods has a decent rendition with coleslaw playing middleman to the waffle’s surface. While I appreciated the slaw giving some bite to the dish, it made the waffle just a little bit damper than I’d like.
Coffee’s pleasant, and the walk to find Sin Lee was an enjoyable one (because I like walking through old estates).
Sin Lee Foods4 Jalan Bukit Ho SweeClosed Mondays  View Larger

If you really had to add a deep-fried slab of chicken to fluffy waffle, please just let the chicken be battered with prawn paste (har cheong gai-style). Sin Lee Foods has a decent rendition with coleslaw playing middleman to the waffle’s surface. While I appreciated the slaw giving some bite to the dish, it made the waffle just a little bit damper than I’d like.

Coffee’s pleasant, and the walk to find Sin Lee was an enjoyable one (because I like walking through old estates).

Sin Lee Foods
4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee
Closed Mondays 


Ayam penyet (smashed fried chicken) seems to be a favourite dish in Lucky Plaza but my vote for this meal goes to the very fluffy tahu telor at the bottom right corner of the photograph. Sambal chilli lovers will appreciate the tongue-numbing red paste that comes along with each serving of ayam penyet, and if you’d rather steer clear of overly-fried meats, try their gado gado.
Ayam Penyet Ria#01-45Lucky Plaza304 Orchard Road View Larger

Ayam penyet (smashed fried chicken) seems to be a favourite dish in Lucky Plaza but my vote for this meal goes to the very fluffy tahu telor at the bottom right corner of the photograph. Sambal chilli lovers will appreciate the tongue-numbing red paste that comes along with each serving of ayam penyet, and if you’d rather steer clear of overly-fried meats, try their gado gado.

Ayam Penyet Ria
#01-45
Lucky Plaza
304 Orchard Road


Don’t let that luminous green in the curry scare you because we polished off these plates of Thai food really quickly. An easy and flavourful meal for a very low price. You get to wash it down with uncle-level Heinekens and a quaint small bucket of ice chips. Best find out where they’re moving to, since Rochor Centre’s closing down by 2016.
Thai CuisineRochor Centre1 Rochor Road View Larger

Don’t let that luminous green in the curry scare you because we polished off these plates of Thai food really quickly. An easy and flavourful meal for a very low price. You get to wash it down with uncle-level Heinekens and a quaint small bucket of ice chips. Best find out where they’re moving to, since Rochor Centre’s closing down by 2016.

Thai Cuisine
Rochor Centre
1 Rochor Road


Hanare is the cheaper sister shop to the “what, there’s a waiting list of six months” ever-popular Teppei. What Hanare is probably good at, is having homecooked fare (if homecooked fare meant brilliant chunks of bara sashimi over steaming Japanese rice).
Though the raw fish portions were generous, I ended up having a difficult time eating because it was just too much. I’m sure that’s a happy problem for many people.
Hanare Japanese99B Tanjong Pagar Road View Larger

Hanare is the cheaper sister shop to the “what, there’s a waiting list of six months” ever-popular Teppei. What Hanare is probably good at, is having homecooked fare (if homecooked fare meant brilliant chunks of bara sashimi over steaming Japanese rice).

Though the raw fish portions were generous, I ended up having a difficult time eating because it was just too much. I’m sure that’s a happy problem for many people.

Hanare Japanese
99B Tanjong Pagar Road


The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.
Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.
Mrs Pho349 Beach Road View Larger

The funniest memory I have of a trip to the States was our frantic beeline to the nearest Vietnamese restaurant after a week’s worth of American food. There’s just something comforting about flavourful hot soup and rice noodles to break the monotony of meat and breads.

Mrs Pho has a pretty decent rendition, and we opted for garlic (hello, plentiful lard chunks!) cockles with spring rolls too. I prefer this to Nam Nam’s Pho.

Mrs Pho
349 Beach Road