Restaurants of Michelin-starred EstablishmentsTsuta Ramen Photo Credit: Michelin Guide Singapore The first overseas outpost for the recently crowned Michelin-starred ramen eatery, Tsuta Ramen, boasts a long snaky queue well before opening hours in its home turf daily. The Singapore outlet sits merely 18 persons at any one time, and it is said to use the same signature soy sauce and high quality ingredients as its Japanese flagship store. There are two basic ramen choices available – Shoyu Soba, featuring a soy sauce base with the added touch of decadent truffle sauce, and Shio Soba, featuring a chicken-seafood blend with the addition of Okinawa sea salt and Mongolian rock salt. Psst.. I would recommend you to head over during its off-peak hours, as both the lunch and dinner sessions can be teeming with people!
Location: 9 Scotts Road, #01-01, Pacific Plaza (Half-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm, dailyTim Ho Wan Photo Credit: Anakjajan Backtracking a few years, the long-time one-Michelin-starred Dim Sum establishment ventured into the Singapore food scene with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Many locals were delighted as they no longer need to fly over to Hong Kong to savour this queue-worthy traditional Chinese cuisine that is commonly prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served paired with hot brewed Chinese tea. Known for its juicy baked BBQ Char Siew Bun, the outposts in Singapore also serve its 3 other famous dishes – Vermicelli Roll stuffed with Liver, Pan-fried Turnip Cake and Steamed Egg Cake, and together, these dishes are candidly named the “4 Heavenly Kings”. With its newest outlet at Pacific Plaza, it is now just an easy, breezy half-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts Hotel Singapore for some traditional comfort food for brunch, lunch, high tea or even dinner! Yes, we are that near!
Location: 9 Scotts Road, #02-10/11/12/13, Pacific Plaza (Half-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm, Mon – Fri; 10am – 10pm, Sat, Sun & Public HolidaysKam’s Roast Photo Credit: Strictlyours Kam’s Roast is housed within the same building as the other two Michelin-starred establishments and it is also the last to come on board the local food scene. Awarded the Michelin star back in Hong Kong for 3 consecutive years, Kam’s Roast is a household name among many locals. If you love your roasts, come here for their famed succulent roast meats! Signature items are Roast Duck, “Toro” Char Siu, Crispy Roast Pork Belly. Their al dente wonton noodle is to die-for. And did I mention that the noodles in the wonton noodles are said to be air flown from Hong Kong daily on Singapore Airlines? #Mindblown
Location: 9 Scotts Road, #01-04/05/06/07, Pacific Plaza (Half-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm, Mon – Fri; 10am – 10pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Other Famous Restaurants/BakeriesTai Cheong Bakery Photo Credits: Daniel’s Food Diary This store sells one of the best egg tarts around - think silky-smooth egg custard snuggled in a crumbly yet fragrant and buttery pastry. Its Hong Kong flagship store is much coveted for its egg tarts. At the takeaway counter located in Takashimaya Shopping Centre’s Food Hall, you can also find other traditional bakes such as Chicken Pie, Char Siew Bolo Bun, Butter Egg Rolls and a unique Cocktail Bun which comprises of shredded coconut and butter encased in an airy bread roll. Be prepared to be in line for at least 15 mins before you are served. They are that popular!
Location: 391 Orchard Road, #B208-5 (Food Hall), Takashimaya Shopping Centre (8-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening Hours: 10am – 9:30pmHonolulu Café Photo Credit: Great Deals Singapore Honolulu Café is a famous ‘Cha Chaan Teng’ (casual eatery) from Hong Kong and it edges over many others for its baked goods such as egg tarts and pineapple buns, and its famous beverage – silk-stocking-brewed milk tea. Stepping into its outpost at The Centrepoint located along the Orchard shopping belt, you will be surprised to see the décor replicating that of its Hong Kong outlet, albeit a little more extravagant. Be assured that the food will be just as good, as the Singapore kitchen is helmed by carefully-selected chefs from the Hong Kong’s outlets!
Location: #01-33 F/G, 176 Orchard Rd, The Centrepoint (15-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pmBAKE Cheese Tart Photo credit: Nylon Singapore Cheese tart has been all the rave around Singapore in recent months. Many bakeries have been producing their very own rendition of this baked gooey treat from the world-renowned BAKE Cheese Tart. Filled with three different types of cream cheese, the cheese mousse sitting atop the twice-baked tart pastry is soft and oozy. Made in Hokkaido and flown in to Singapore allows the consistency in flavour. There are 4 methods to eat the cheese tart - eat it fresh upon purchase at room temperature, eat it cold after refrigerating it, eat it like an ice cream after freezing it, or reheat it in the oven and eat it with a lava cheese texture. Cheese tart lovers, do take note that each person can only purchase a maximum of 2 boxes of six!
Location: #B4-33, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard ( 3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pmLeTAO Photo credit: Daniel’s Food Diary Tucked away on Level B1 at ION Orchard, you will find LeTAO, a cheesecake confectionary that sells one of Japan’s most celebrated cheesecakes. Hailing from Otaru city in Hokkaido, LeTAO is well-known for its Double Fromage which is essentially a double layered cheesecake, where the upper layer comprises of a creamy smooth no-bake cheesecake, while the lower layer consists of a rich, tasty baked cheesecake. Although both layers are prepared in different ways, it is a match-made in heaven when eaten together. Such is the perfection of Japanese confectionaries; they almost never fail to give off a melt-in-your-mouth sensation. Similar to BAKE’s, the cheesecakes are air-flown over to Singapore and word has it that the cakes, once consumption-ready, are frozen with a special technology.
Location: #B1-K7, 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard ( 3-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pmGreyhound Photo credit: Honeycombers Singapore Greyhound is the only eatery in this list that comes from neither Hong Kong nor Japan. Originating from Thailand - the Land of Smiles, the fashionable casual dining café is now open at Paragon Orchard. With a menu looking identical to the one in Bangkok, Greyhound Café serves an array of Thai food with a twist. When you’re there, be sure to order some of their recommended items like Famous Fried Chicken Wings, Thai Chicken Green Curry and Chunky Toast, Complicated Noodle and Sticky Rice Mango Parfait.
Location: #01-25/25A, 290 Orchard Rd, Paragon Shopping Centre (7-minute walk from Royal Plaza on Scotts)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pmCarousel And of course, not forgetting award-winning Buffet Restaurant, Carousel, located at Royal Plaza on Scotts. Voted the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards for 7 consecutive years, the restaurant is available for all meal sessions, including breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. You will be pleased to find the halal-certified kitchens whipping up a smorgasbord of cuisine, ranging from Mediterranean, Asian, Japanese fare, lavish seafood spread, and impressive French Rotisserie. Round up your meal with not one, but three dazzling dessert station. You are spoilt for choice!
Location: 25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza on Scotts
Opening Hours: 6.30 - 10.30am, Breakfast; 12 - 2pm, Lunch; 3.30 - 5.30pm, High Tea; 6.30 - 9.30pm, Dinner
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