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The Uniqueness of Dining in Singapore

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An August 2009 trip to Singapore by Eric from Aiea

Lau Pa Sat Photo, Singapore City, Singapore More Photos
Quote: Combining both the exploring of Singapore and having local friends wanting to try out several new places can make for a very good insight into were to eat in the Lion City.

La Pau Sat Dining at Night

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Lau Pa Sat Photo, Singapore City, Singapore
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When a Javanese friend texted and said that we all should meet in Lau Pa Sat for dinner, I had to google and see just where this big hawker stand was located. The location on the map looked familiar, and I realized I had stopped there before for a lunch but had never been there at night. She made an excellent call on going there – and it really is a totally different place at night.There are many hawker locations throughout Singapore, some small and then there large ones like Lau Pa Sat or Maxwell. People tend to flock to these concentrated spots at the big hawker areas, where it just seems there are food stall everywhere and each one is preparing its special items. All of the food preparation ...Read More

Din Tai Fung

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Restaurant | "The Best Export from Taiwan"

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Din Tai Fung is originally a Taiwanese restaurant that had opened branches in several countries and in several key international airports. It is constantly rated as one of the world’s best restaurant chains for exactly the same reason that you will always find any branch packed and a line outside– it really is that good. I have had many experiences with several branches of DTF since a banker from Hong Kong insisted we go have dinner at the Taipei 101 location, and each has left me waiting for the next chance to go have lunch or dinner there again. I have never tried any of the DTFs in the USA, but can say that the Paragon DTF measures up well to that which I had in Taipei.The one I went to in S...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2009

Din Tai Fung
290 Orchard Road
Singapore 238859
+65 6836 8336

Seoul Yummy

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Restaurant | "A Very Good Korean Lunch Choice"

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Seoul Yummy is what you are looking for in a great place for a set piece Korean lunch. An event coordinator friend picked Seoul Yummy as the Clarke Quay area place she had heard good things about and wanted to try for lunch. The new restaurant is not that difficult to find when you’re looking for it, but it is hidden up on the 2d floor in Central Mall in the Square that is directly above the escalator coming up from the metro stop for Clarke Quay. The location had previously been a Japanese curry restaurant. There were not many customers in Seoul Yummy when we got there, but the pace did build up as the lunch crowds began to arrive. The restaurant itself is small and nice and the set up is in K...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 19, 2009

Seoul Yummy
The Central Mall - 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-92/95
Singapore, Asia
+65 62278802

Kopi Roti Central in the

Restaurant | "Experiencing Malay Culture with Breakfast"

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Throughout Singapore you will are likely to see many Kopi Roti type cafes crowded with all types of people, especially workers wanting a quick breakfast or a morning cup of coffee with condensed milk. The one at Central mall is one of the best places enjoy your coffee or Teh Tarik tea and watch the people coming and going during the morning breakfast rush. In Malay, the word Kopi means coffee, and roti means bread. The Singapore version of the Malay coffee house started years back when the Kopi Tiams (coffee shops) started catering to a very demanding local mixed cultural clientele who knew how coffee and teas should be blended and who wanted good food as well and all at a very reasonable cost. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2009

Kopi Roti Central in the
The Central Mall - Shop unit #B1-26, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore, Asia 59817

Marcial Kobe

Restaurant | "Mini Pastry Fish Donuts"

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Marcial Kobe - "The place to meet the fine snack" -is a small Japanese pastry shop located in the basement food court of the Central Mall Shopping Center and close to the Kopti Roti. (The Central Mall is located next to the Swiss Merchant Hotel and also the metro stop location for Clarke Quay). The store front is small, but worth the time in finding.The service there is very friendly, and not as grim and technical as you might imagine a Japanese pastry shop might be. The featured items are very small bite sized pastries and donuts, which are displayed in the counter case where they are kept warm. If you have a sweet tooth, it is defiantely a great expeience trying several types and flavor...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 18, 2009

Marcial Kobe
The Central, 6 eu Tong Sen Street, #B1-40
Singapore, Asia
+65 347 726