When asked where the best dim sum place in Singapore is, my ex-colleague Laura immediately said “Royal China”.
I must confess I haven’t heard of this place before this, and quietly imagined it to be a push-trolley noisy and boisterous restaurant along the likes of Red Star and Yum Cha. I heart that type of dim sum restaurant charm, full of zip with Cantonese sprouting aunties. Nevermind the bad service.
When we were told to meet at Raffles Hotel, that signaled it was more than meets the eye. And little did we know that this dim sum place hailed from all the way from London, not even China or Hong Kong.
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252 North Bridge Road #B1-44C Raffles City Shopping Centre Tel: 63387445
Within the last few years, there are just too many Hong Kong Cafes sprouting around following the success of a few. While Central, Xin Wang and Tong Shui have gained a following with their distinct look and theme, I am not too sure about Streets Café Restaurant.
With already two other branches at IMM and Bukit Panjang Plaza, I would not have noticed it if it wasn’t beside the prominent Shokudo at Raffles City.
The fact that it is named “Streets Café Restaurant “ sound like an oxymoron, each term having its own unique feature. If an eatery wants to go Street, then think ‘dai pai dong’ 大排档 where the selling point of such hawker food is in its fragrant and tastiness of the ‘wok hei’. Such food is strongly flavored due to the smell from frying in a very heated wok.
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252 North Bridge Road #B1-11/12 Raffles City Shopping Centre S(179103) Tel: 63372231
Sex and The City in Raffles City? Well, close. Just imagine 4 women hanging out Aerin’s, gossiping and enjoying the chic bistro dining next to the Raffles City fountain. They would sip their latte, gasp over the delectable European cuisines, and laugh at men in the open-setting.
Well, almost. I didn’t fall into that category. Eat yes, but talk no. But in a very rare occasion where the four ‘reality junkies’ (who my ex colleagues call ourselves) met, we did dine, talked and laugh over ridiculous contestants in American’s Next Top Model.
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