Tag Archives: Tiong Bahru

House of Peranakan Petit – Simple Traditional Nyonya Cuisine at Tiong Bahru

My Ah-Ma is half-Peranakan and I grew up with a kitchen that conjured lovingly prepared dishes of Ayam Buah Keluak, Nyonya Chap Chye and Ngoh Hiang from time to time. Imagine the time dedication put into all these dishes, which we can hardly find authentic ones nowadays. Fond memories came as I remembered helping pound […]

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Chapter 55 – Ice Edge Café Opens a New Chapter at Tiong Bahru

5 years-old Ice Edge Café had decided to step up their game after opening Ice Edge II with another new outlet, Chapter 55 at Blk 55 Tiong Bahru Road. (That’s really a mouthful of ‘5s’) The bistro cafe was so named due to its location at Block 55, and represented a new chapter for owner […]

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Whisk – New Bakery Café Joins The Tiong Bahru Enclave

Another café Whisk joins in the Tiong Bahru enclave, already cluttered with many cafes big and small – from 40 Hands, Flock Cafe, PoTeaTo, Drips to Tiong Bahru Bakery. The new bakery café takes over the space left vacant by Hong Kong Jin Tian Eating House, forced to close shop after a rental hike to […]

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Por Kee Eating House – They Were Closed, Now They Are Back!

Yes, Por Kee is back! Every other month I am hearing of a food stall or shop closing in Tiong Bahru (sad), so hearing that one of my favourite zi char places has returned got me quite ecstatic. (Read: 5 Favourite Zi Char Places in Singapore) According to hearsay, Por Kee was put up on […]

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Plain Vanilla Bakery – Cupcakes Were Lovely, Ambience Was Lovelier

People on the web are saying Plain Vanilla Bakery offers one of the best, if not the best cupcakes in Singapore. So expectations became higher. This cafe at Tiong Bahru’s Yong Siak Street is simplistically quaint and charming. Old school bicycles line the entrance, a big wooden table with benches as female customers type away […]

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Bincho at Hua Bee – Meepok by Day, Yakitori by Night

The Tiong Bahru boy in me feels a little sad when another old kopitiam or provision give way to a hipster café and restaurant. Do we really need another new shop? Yakitori restaurant Bincho, like nearby Two Face, is one which manages to retain the old, while injecting fresh vibes into the same place. Bincho […]

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Abe’s Diner – Hidden Gem at Tiong Bahru. Omakase Dinner for $38

Yes, I know. Tiong Bahru is like THE happening district where there are so many hippie food joints. But I need to emphasize, for some of the places that are crowded, it may not mean that their food is good. Usually it’s all about branding. Vice versa. (Read: 5 Best New Food Places At Tiong […]

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[Closed] Two Face – Kopitiam by Day, Pizzeria by Night

Two Face at Tiong Bahru’s Eng Hoon Street is so appropriately named. In the morning, it is an old-school kopitiam selling super delicious yong tau foo, vegetarian bee hoon and mee pok. By the evening, it transforms into a pizzeria and beef place that spells ‘hip’ all over. All they needed were some chalkboard to […]

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[Closed] Baan Tong Thai – New Thai restaurant opens at Tiong Bahru

What, another food place at Tiong Bahru. This time a Thai restaurant by the name of “Baan Tong Thai” which means ‘Thai Golden House’, located at Kim Thai Road two shops away from Big Mama. Cheers for Thai food fans who are looking for spicy tasty dishes at the Tiong Bahru enclave, currently peppered with […]

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Big Mama Korean Restaurant – Not ‘Gangnam Style’, but Home Style Cooking

It is very seldom that a woman in apron would come to your table to teach you how you should eat your food. Well, maybe at home, but we are talking about a Korean restaurant here. Big Mama Korean Restaurant is not exactly ‘Gangnam Style’ (I know the song is hot, and it is Korean […]

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