Showing posts with label .Station: Bencoolen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label .Station: Bencoolen. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Hanamaruken Ramen @ Bras Basah - Popular Ramen Chain from Osaka Serving Braised Marbled Soft Bone Pork Rib in Rich Tonkotsu Broth


This new ramen spot in Bras Basah is for you if you are a fan of meats and rich tonkotsu broths. Hanamaruken Ramen is a popular ramen chain founded in 1982 in Osaka and has now set up its space at the Lazada One building, a brief stroll from the MRT station.


With its close proximity to SMU, SMU staff and students can also enjoy a discount here just by flashing the relevant staff/student pass.

Signature Happiness Ramen 4/5

The highlight of the ramen menu is definitely their Signature Happiness Ramen ($22.80 for regular, $19.80 for junior), served with braised marbled soft bone pork rib alongside thin handmade noodles, bamboo shoot, nori and shoyu-flavoured tamago.

Unlike the usual tonkotsu broths that shout pork flavours, Hanamaruken's rendition has a distinct added touch of umami shoyu. Made of chicken and pork bones, the broth was simmered for at least 9 hours with a mix of spices and other ingredients. I enjoyed how creamy and nicely balanced it was without being overly salty.


The massive slab of braised marbled soft bone pork rib was prepared by stewing for long hours, resulting in even its soft cartilage. While the meat was fork-tender, I found it too fatty and heavy for my liking. You'd enjoy this if you are a fan of such rich cuts.

Double Happiness Ramen 4.2/5

For a greater variety of pork, try the Double Happiness Ramen ($19.80), which will include both a cut of the pork soft bone and two thick chashu slices. My dining companion and I preferred the chashu more for its better balance of fat and tender meat.

Apart from these two pork-focused bowls, the restaurant also offers Miso Ramen, Seafood Ramen and Tan Tan Ramen.

Chahan Japanese Fried Rice 4/5

The owners enthusiastically shared with us about the Chahan Japanese Fried Rice ($9.80) being one of their favourite items on the menu. We can see why, as the Japanese pearl rice was fragrantly fried with eggs and bits of pork without being greasy. That said, I prefer my fried rice to be dry, while this leaned just a touch more wet.

Gyoza 4/5

Diners can choose from a couple of sides such as Chicken Karaage, Ebi Tempura and hand-made Gyoza ($8.80 for 6pcs, $15.80 for 12pcs). The crisp wrap was delightful, but the filling could be more generous.

Artisanal Sparkling Tea 4.5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed the special range of Artisanal Sparkling Tea ($6.80) that the restaurant offers. Available on tap in three flavours - Osmanthus Squirrel, "Unknown Fragrance" and Lychee Red Tea, the owners introduced them as they found it to complement their ramen well.

I loved how each tea had a unique profile, and provided a refreshing break from the intensely rich ramen.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Hanamaruken Ramen
Lazada One
51 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189554
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit C. Turn left and walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D or E. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Gyosen @ Fortune Centre - A Hidden Gem Japanese Restaurant Serving Thoughtful And Beautiful Chirashi Bowls


Fortune Centre might be most known for its plethora of vegetarian options, but if you take some time to explore it a bit more, you will notice many hidden gems, such as Gyosen. It is a relatively new Japanese restaurant tucked in the corner of the 3rd floor. Take the escalator up to level 3, and you will find their cosy space on the left.


Gyosen is helmed by 2 chefs who are both highly experienced in Japanese cuisine. Their menu features appetisers, sides, various rice bowls, premium omakase options and beautiful put-together chirashi bowls, which we had.

Mentai Engawa 4.2/5

The Mentai Engawa was generously topped with rich mentai, evenly torched all around. The engawa was soft and buttery.

Chirashi Don 4.5/5

My dining companion and I had two bowls to share. The first was their signature Chirashi Don ($28.90). Unlike the usual regular sushi rice, you will find a bowl of unique mushroom-flavoured rice on the base. It's further topped with fresh seafood such as unagi, shima aji, tuna, octopus, mekajiki, amaebi and salmon. Each slice had a good thickness and was exceptionally fresh. The ikura, tobiko and furikake provided additional pops of flavour.

Barachirashi Spicy 4.2/5

We went ahead with the chefs' recommendation of opting for their Barachirashi ($26.90) with an additional Spicy Sauce ($3) made in-house. I prefer it without the spice to better appreciate the seafood's freshness and natural sweetness, but spice lovers will enjoy this a lot. The spicy sauce gave a good kick of heat! The ingredients here were equally fresh, and we loved how gorgeously decorated it was with edible flowers.

Drop a call to 8286 6959 to make your reservation before heading down.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Fortune Centre
190 Middle Road
Singapore 188979
Tel: +65 82866959
Nearest MRT: Bencoolen (DT Line), Bugis (EW, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1130am - 230pm, 6pm - 1030pm
(Closed on Sun)

1) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk straight down Bencoolen Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to Cheng Yan Place. Turn right onto Cheng Yan Place, walk to Queen Street. Cross the road at Queen Street, cut through the flats and walk to Waterloo Street. Turn left onto Waterloo Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Xiabu Xiabu @ Lazada One (Bras Basah Road) - Stress-free Dining Experience With Individual Hotpots And Bubble Tea



Chinese hotpot chain Xiabu Xiabu has recently opened its first overseas outpost in Singapore in Lazada One. With over one thousand outlets across China, Xiabu Xiabu is known for its personal hotpots serving delicious soups at affordable prices. You can also enjoy your favourite bubble tea from Tea Mi Tea and hotpot within the same premises.


Each customer is to choose one personal hotpot set; sharing a hot pot comes with a surcharge. Each set comes with a dual hotpot (Mushroom Soup Base + the choice of another soup base), vegetable platter, unlimited condiments at the buffet-style condiments bar, ice slushie bar, and tea (choice of either Da Hong Pao Tea or Aged Pu Er Tea). The dual hotpot is created for Xiabu Xiabu's first overseas outlet to cater to our preference. Unlike some mushroom soups with a very weak consistency and taste rather one dimensional, Xiabu Xiabu's carries depths of flavours from a combination of King Trumpet mushrooms, white button mushrooms, and Blaze mushrooms.

USDA Shortplate

Australian Oyster Blade

The choices for the hotpot set are Popular Beef Set ($28/$32), Classic Pork Collar Set ($28), Signature Chicken Set ($28), Beef and Seafood Set ($38) and Vegetarian Set ($25). The Beef set is a hot favourite, with three types of cuts (140g each) to choose from - USDA Shortplate, Australian Oyster Blade or Australian Thin Beef Flank. We went for USDA Shortplate and Australian Oyster Blade for their fattier cuts.

Stew Pork Tripe and Chicken Soup Base

We chose the much-raved Stew Pork Tripe and Chicken Soup Base (+ $2) and Golden Sauerkraut Soup Base. Enriched with Oatly milk and barley, this peppery pork tripe soup has a milky consistency that is deeply satisfying. It is slightly on the saltier side, but its creaminess goes very well with the thinly shaved meats, vegetables, and especially the noodles that soak up the milky broth.

Golden Sauerkraut Soup Base

The Golden Sauerkraut Soup Base was highly appetising with its tangy profile, created from a combination of sour vegetables, marinated mustard greens, golden apple, and rosemary. It's perfect if your dining companion has a rich soup base such as the stew pork tripe or other options such as Nanyang Curry Soup Base (+$2) and Hot and Spicy in Sichuan Style Soup Base (+$2).

Vegetable platter

The design of the hotpot set is thoughtful. It has a good assortment of ingredients to jazz up the hotpot for one person. The Vegetable Platter includes black fungus, greens, tofu, mushroom, meatball, mussels and a big lovely chunk of yam which is a bonus to me.

Prawn Paste 2.8/5

Lu Rou Fan 3/5

The rest of the meats, such as the Belgian Pork Collar, Chicken and Seafood, are also available on the ala carte menu, alongside other ingredients such as Prawn Paste ($10), Fuzhou Fishballs, Assorted Mushrooms etc. You can even have Lu Rou Fan ($2.50), but there was no braised egg which was disappointing. The Prawn Paste came frozen in the shape of a leaf and tasted average.


At the condiments counter, one of the highlights is the free flow of noodles - Udon, Spinach Noodles, Carrot Noodles, Prince Instant Noodle, and Bean Vermicelli. The various condiments include Xiabu Xiabu Sesame Dipping Sauce, their signature dipping sauce made from finely ground groundnuts blended with white sesame for an extra creamy texture.


Each set comes with Da Hong Pao Tea or Aged Pu Erh Tea, provided by Tea Me Tea. You can also top up for a choice of your favourite bubble teas.


The most fun part of the entire Xiabu Xiabu experience is the Dessert station, where you can make your own Shaved Ice. I miss those I had in Taiwan. Here I had all my favourite toppings laid out in front of me - plump red beans, chunky yam paste, silky beancurd, brown sugar syrup, and less commonly seen topping such as watermelon jelly, cucumber jelly and chewy oatmeal. Nothing was overly sweetened.



Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Xiabu Xiabu
Lazada One
51 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189554
Tel: +65 85965752
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 11pm

1) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Thursday, February 16, 2023

OOTB @ GR.ID Mall - Affordable Burger Joint With Quality Gourmet Burgers

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Burger joint OOTB is located within youth mall GR.ID offering gourmet burgers. Their burgers are characterised by the generous amount of ingredients that fall out of the bun, hence the name OOTB. The store features a vibrant exterior with a mix of neon lights and industrial-looking furnishing with metal barrel stools. The menu offers only five burgers. Diners can also add $3 to make it a set which comes with a side and drink.

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Classic Cheese 4.2/5

We opted for the crowd favourite Classic Cheese ($14.90). It consisted of black Angus beef, cheddar cheese, caramelised onions, and greens, along with their secret sauce. The black angus beef patty was tender and juicy, while the buttered buns had a nice pillowy texture. Though simple, all the various components worked well together.

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Thic Chick 4/5

The Thic Chick ($12.90) features a brined, battered, deep-fried chicken thigh together with chipotle sauce, sweet-tangy slaw, and in-house dill pickles. What stood out was the massive chicken thigh that had a good balance of the batter and the meat. The slaw mix added a refreshing sweet tanginess and a good texture, while the crunchy pickles added a zing to balance the whole burger.

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OOTB does not skimp on the quality of its ingredients, and they are very generous with its serving sizes. If you are looking to dine with a vegetarian friend, they also have plant-based options - the IMPOSSIBLE and TINDLE burgers.

Words and photos by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

GR.ID Mall
1 Selegie Rd
Singapore 188306
Nearest MRT: Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road and walk to Prinsep Link. Walk down Prinsep Link to Prinsep Street. Turn left onto Prinsep Street and walk towards Selegie Road. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Teng Bespoke @ Sunshine Plaza - A Gem For Vegetarian Japanese Food


Vegetarian and Japanese are not words you'll too often see together, but Teng Bespoke is one of the few restaurants aiming to offer something different. With a refreshed menu launched earlier this year, you will see an eclectic range of dishes from sushi, and tempura, to bento sets and desserts. The majority of the dishes here come in big portions. Hence it's a suitable spot for family meals and big group gatherings.

White Radish 4/5

We started with the hearty White Radish ($16). It was generously portioned and came with lots of different ingredients - shredded radish, baby tomatoes, lettuce, cashew, etc. and topped with vegetarian floss and seaweed. We expected the typical sesame sauce as a dressing but were pleasantly surprised by a thicker, richer and nuttier tasting one. It was a dish that we kept reaching out for throughout the meal.

Sashimi 3 Kind 3/5

The Sashimi 3 Kind ($19) comes with a selection of salmon, tuna and squid. There's not much difference in flavour across the three, but each has slight variations in its firmness. These mock sashimi are made of konjac jelly and have a slightly spongy bite. It's an interesting try, but I'd suggest going for their sushi options as it has more textures and different components.

Unagi Roll 3.8/5

A pity that the sushi rice was a bit mushy and sticky for both rolls we tried, but flavour-wise, we were pretty impressed, especially for the Unagi Roll ($16). It has an avocado and cucumber centre, topped with slices of unagi and a sweet glaze. We liked how there was quite a bit of smoky char that came with the unagi, which helped to tie it all together.

Mozzarella Roll 3.5/5

The second roll we tried was the Mozzarella Roll ($15). It has a fried centre with cucumber, topped with cheese and a mayo chilli sauce that reminds us of sriracha. We preferred the fried centre here to the one in the unagi roll for texture, but overall, we thought it could be less sweet.

BBQ Bacon w/ Enoki Mushroom 4/5

Apart from sushi rolls and sashimi, there's also a section of grilled items on the menu. This BBQ Bacon w/ Enoki Mushroom ($12) is one of them. It had enoki mushrooms wrapped with thinly sliced mock bacon, grilled in a sweet glaze. We enjoyed the light smokiness and the charred parts on the mock bacon. Other than enoki mushrooms, there's also the option for asparagus in replacement.

Spicy Ramen 3.8/5

The Spicy Ramen ($13) tasted like a cross between tom yum and assam that's not as rich and heavy in flavour and consistency. Nevertheless, we appreciated the cleaner broth, which came default in medium spice, with a considerable portion of noodles, topped with seaweed, vegetables, mock prawns, Japanese fish cake and corn. I would have liked a springier bite in the noodles, but otherwise, it was quite a comforting bowl.

Shiitake Mushroom with Cream 3.5/5

I heard from the staff that the Shiitake Mushroom with Cream ($17) is one of their must orders! The shiitake mushrooms are tempura fried and paired with lots of mayo and cream, with a lightly torched layer of cheese, sweet glaze and a Thai-like sweet chilli sauce. Some might find this a little watery with the generous amount of sauce, but we can also see why it's a popular dish with its family-friendly flavours. I would recommend ordering this in a bigger group to share.

Tempura 7 Kind 3.8/5

The Tempura 7 Kind ($16) came with mock prawns, sweet potato, ladyfinger, pumpkin, enoki mushroom, baby corn and lotus root. These could be a bit more seasoned, but they were lightly battered and fried to a good crisp.

Photos and words by Jo. A girl who loves her Mala (麻辣) at Da La (大辣), discovering hidden food gems and a good cup of matcha latte. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Teng Bespoke
Sunshine Plaza
91 Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189652
Nearest MRT: Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11.30am - 3pm, 5pm - 9.30pm

1) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit A. Cross the road. Turn right to Prinsep Link. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee @ Queen Street (Bugis) - The Return Of The Legendary Bukit Purmei Lor Mee


Fans of Bukit Purmei Lor Mee will be glad to know that it has made another come back. Having followed them from Bukit Purmei to West Coast Drive, the joy was shortfall when uncle Teo falls sick again, and they have to close the stall. This time the stall is run by the third generation, uncle Teo's nephew. With the news of Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee opening, the stall has been gathering long queues every day. During my visit, I queued for around an hour.

Lor Mee 4.2/5

The Lor Mee comes in 3 sizes - $3.50, $4 and $5. The $5 portion comes with fried fish, but the stall did not have it during my visit. The stall owner told me that they are short of staffing and cannot cope with the overwhelming crowd..


As the stall does not have fried fish, we ordered the $4 portion, which comes with slices of pork, fish cake, char siew and fried ngoh hiang balls in a thick and flavoursome braising sauce. I looked back at my old photo album of bukit purmei lor mee, and I realized it used to have more ingredients such as ngoh hiang and fried crispy bits. It also feels a bit weird to have char siew for lor mee.



In my view, the bowl of lor mee is good but fall short of the standard we used to know. I also don't quite understand the ngoh hiang ball, which is very hard and lacked the five spice flavour. I prefer the stall to bring back the standard accompanying ingredients that Uncle Teo used to serve in his bowl of lor mee. 

Old Bukit Purmei Lor Mee
269B Queen Street
Singapore 180269
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line), Bencoolen (DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 730am - 330pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to traffic light junction. Cross the road. Turn left and walk to Bugis+. Cut through the building to Queen Street. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 6 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk down Bencoolen Street to the junction of Bencoolen Street and Middle Road. Turn road onto Middle Road. Walk down Middle Road. Turn left onto Waterloo Street. Walk towards Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple. Walk to block 268B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Artichoke @ Middle Road - The Least Authentic Middle Eastern Restaurant


Nine years and still standing tall is Artichoke in the heart of Singapore's Arts and Heritage district. The restaurant in Middle Road is helmed by chef-owner Bjorn Chen, offering Middle Eastern inspired cuisine, which is the least authentic Middle Eastern restaurant. The funky take of the cuisine draws inspiration from Middle Eastern flavours and ingredients while injecting the element of fun and creativity into the dish.


Our dinner commences with a couple of small plates. We have the Turkish Eggplant ($12). Hummus & Iraqi Spiced Mushrooms ($14), Sea Asparagus ($12) and Beetroot Borani ($12). My favourite is the Hummus & Iraqi Spiced Mushroom. There is something different about the hummus here. On top of the nutty chickpeas, we got to know from chef Bjorn, he added miso to brighten the flavours, elevating the taste profile.

Sea Asparagus 3/5

The Sea Asparagus is a new item on the menu. Usually, the ingredient is used as a garnish in Singapore, but it is served as a dish here, just like the way it is eaten in Middle East. As the sea asparagus is grown in salt mash near the seas, it is naturally briny in taste. Hence I would recommend having it together with the labneh and crispy fried buckwheat to tone down the saltiness.

Crab Toast 4.5/5

The crowd favourite has to be the Crab Toast ($16). On top of the fresh house-baked brioche is blue swimmer crab mixed with Greek yoghurt, mayonnaise, chopped chives, chopped and degorged cucumber. This is complemented by the deep-fried chicken skin and ikura topping. It is the sort of dish that you just need to pick it up with your fingers and pop it into the mouth to get that explosion of flavours.

Falafel Salad 4/5

Same same but still different is the Falafel Salad ($20). Cooked and chopped vegetables are added to the chickpea blend for a fluffier texture to go along with the butter lettuce dressed in fruity sumac dressing. It is further served with mint, pomegranate, dill, tomato and onion slices.

Housemade Hashbrown 4.5/5

The Housemade Hashbrown ($14) topped with sour cream, and fresh za'atar (wild thyme in Middle East) is probably the best hashbrown I ever have eaten. It uses Russet potatoes that have been steamed, grated and seasoned with cornflour and salt. It is then baked at low temperature at 150 degrees Celsius for an hour, giving it a soft interior complemented by the crispy exterior.

Cuttlefish Shawarma 4.2/5

Green Harissa Prawns 4/5

From the seafood section of the menu, we tried the Cuttlefish Shawarma ($25) and Green Harissa Prawns ($38). The cuttlefish is grilled over the mangal grill, suspended naked over the flame for even heating. It is dressed in a delicious special dressing of chicken fat, lime and soya sauce. As for the Green Harissa Prawns, I find it similar to Thai green curry with huge crunchy prawn.

Charcoal-Grilled Duck "Shish Taouk" 4.5/5

For the meats, we have the Charcoal-Grilled Duck "Shish Taouk" ($30) and the Steak of The Day. I love the Charcoal-Grilled Duck "Shish Taouk" which has been marinated in yoghurt, onion juice and spices for a minimum of two days and cooked on charcoal grill with olive oil and lemon. The duck breast cubes are tender, juicy, flavoursome and in a way addictive. I can't stop going back for me.

Steak of the Day 4.2/5

The Steak of The Day is the Australian Black Angus Rump Cap seasoned with salt and grilled over woodfire to medium-rare. It is a prized cut commonly used in South America, especially in Brazil but not in Singapore. Being not a lover for A5 wagyu, I prefer my beef to have that textural bite. Hence the beautifully cooked rump cap is the right cut for me for that satisfying bite.

Malabi 4/5

Moving to dessert, we started off with the Malabi ($16). Underneath the pile of passionate granita is a silky smooth avocado pudding. In fact, this is their third version, garnished with Thai basil leaves and meringue pieces for an Asian feel to it.

Baklava Cheesecake 4/5

The Baklava Cheesecake ($22) is soft and fluffy. It has all the original elements of baklava retained in a cheesecake form,

Date Pudding 5/5

You definitely have to leave some space for the Artichoke's Date Pudding ($16). The plate comes with a date pudding drenched in a pool of smoked mil. It is finished off with coffee jelly, cashew praline, cashew nut brittle, cracked sea salt and cocoa powder. Though messy looking, this is the best date pudding I have eaten. Definitely a mush order here.

Chicken Urfa Kebab 4.2/5

Besides checking out the new dinner menu, we also tried some items from the weekend brunch. One of their popular weekend brunch items is the Chicken Urfa Kebab ($28). The minced chicken thigh is grilled to a delightful tender texture, packed with beautiful aromatics. The cabbage salad tossed in tahini and amba, orange, mint and a dollop of garlic sauce brighten up the whole enjoyment.

Crispy Lamb Floss 3/5

The Crispy Lamb Floss ($28) comes topped with a sunny side-up and hummus on the side. Using lamb shoulder, it is braised, shredded and cooked to crispy. The hummus has also been thinned down.

Cauliflower Kushari 3/5

The Cauliflower Kishari ($24) consists of deep-fried cauliflower, rocket leaves, onions, lentils, mint, puffed corn and fragrant basmati rice. It is then tossed in shallot oil, and seasoned with salt and amba. For brunch, it even comes with a marinated Japanese ramen egg.

I have always known Artichoke as a brunch place, and it never occurred to me that it is a Middle Eastern restaurant, serving delicious but yet not so authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. After nine years and it is still around, it speaks a lot of their food, isn't it?

Note: This is an invited tasting.

161 Middle Road
Singapore 188978
Tel: +65 63366949
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line), Bencoolen (DT Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Hang Time: 4pm - 6pm
Dinner: 6pm - 945pm
Brunch 1130am - 245pm
(Closed on Mon)

1) Alight at Bencoolen MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk down Waterloo Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit C. Walk to junction of Victoria Street and Middle Road. Turn right onto Middle Road.  Walk to junction of Middle Road and Waterloo Street. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]