8 irresistible reasons for you to head to City Square Mall
Equipped with 11 levels of retail stores, restaurants and even a cinema, City Square Mall sets itself apart from the competition by catering to all types of shoppers and diners. Situated in the heart of Singapore, City Square Mall is a popular destination for families with exhilarating activities and promotions. Keeping true to the Singaporean spirit, City Square Mall is now rolling out a series of irresistible promotions from now till 6th August 2017 to ensure you’re getting the most out of every penny!
Wok Master #02-51/52
Seafood is an essential part of a typical Singaporean’s diet but, unfortunately, good seafood doesn’t come cheap. Fortunately, Wok Master boasts a modest and affordable seafood menu that is specially tailored to the Singaporean palate. Sometimes, choosing crabs can be petty business especially when you realize your crabs were smaller than advertised. Fret not, because Wok Master guarantees a live 500g Indonesian mud crab so you won’t be shortchanged.
We tried a couple of their bestsellers – Chili crab and Salted egg crab. The salted egg crab is fried in homemade salted egg sauce and promises crunchy satisfaction while the chili crab is drenched in a flavorful chili sauce. I like how the crabs were all consistently sweet and tender owing to the stringent cleaning of the crabs. We also tried their Deep Fried Red Garoupa ($28) and it didn’t disappoint. The dish comes served in a savory sauce and features supremely delicate fish hidden underneath an amazingly crispy skin. I also liked how the fish was void of any fishy smell.
You can also opt for the Premium Clay Pot ($28 for small) which comprises tioman fish slices, fish maw, sea cucumber, prawns and a good spread of vegetables all cooked to perfection. I loved the gooey consistency and the layers of flavors in this dish. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does.
*DEAL* Wok Master is offering 2 crabs for $39.90 (U.P $60) or 3 crabs for $59.90 (U.P $90). Diners have a choice of chilli crab, salted egg crab or black pepper crab. Oh crab!
Address: 180 Kitchener Road #02-51/52, Singapore 208539
Phone: 6835 9096
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant #03-53/55
Watami means “to gather people to dine together”, and in this spirit, they have ensured that nobody gets left out when dining here. Besides the sizeable array of sushi platters and ramen, they also boast a selection of roast skewers, hotpots and a considerable medley of desserts.
We liked the Special Assorted Skewers ($15.90) which comprises 5 skewers – each evenly grilled to toasty perfection. Of the 5 skewers, I liked the Beef and Enoki Mushroom skewer the best because of the good combination of flavors. It’s a tall order for us to eat vegetables but the signature Watami Salad changed our mind. For $9.90, I was pleasantly surprised at the generous portion of prawns, chicken strips and tuna mayo married with a tangy sesame dressing.
If you’re starving, the Mini Cold Soba with Sushi And Tempura Set ($29.90) has more or less everything you need to satiate your hunger. The White Ramen ($12.90) impressed us with its gulp-worthy broth and springy noodles. The pork servings were generous and well complemented by the sweet broth. With their ongoing promotion, wata you waiting for?
*DEAL* Gather your friends and family to Watami to enjoy their Buy-3-Get-1-Free Gozen set weekday dinner promotion (only valid for items from Z1 to Z3)!
Old Town White Coffee #B1-31/32
Unpretentious yet modern, OLDTOWN White Coffee boasts a wide array of genuine hawker food for everyone. The name might ring a bell if you’re one of those who get their coffee mix from supermarkets. Whether you’re just looking for an honest bowl of Assam Laksa or a fragrant cup of coffee, OLDTOWN White Coffee’s rich heritage and authentic flavors will make you return for more. To ensure uniformity in the quality across all the outlets, they prepare their sauces and ingredients at a central kitchen before distributing it to the outlets.
We liked the aromatic and robust flavor of the Assam Laksa and how it exudes a distinct homey vibe. Personally, I thought the thick soft noodles were well complemented by the use of shredded sardines in the dish. We also tried their Ipoh Hor Fun which also happens to be their top seller.
If you’re not in the mood for noodles, their Nasi Lemak is also pretty impressive. What stood out most, for me, is the use of a whole chicken leg in the dish. The chicken leg was fork-tender. Topped with a sunny side up flanked by a bed of pickled vegetables and other condiments, the nasi lemak was surprisingly my favorite of the lot. Coupled with their extensive Halal menu, OLDTOWN White Coffee is a very viable option, especially if you’ve got a huge family.
*DEAL* Receive a complimentary curry puff basket (3pcs) with every order of 2 selected mains so long as you’re dining in.
Old Town White Coffee
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #B1-31/32 Singapore 208539
Phone: 6509 8355
Opening Hours: 9am to 10pm daily.
When we were (or still are) kids, the one thing that we perpetually have to have was fried chicken. Now, even after growing up, there’s still a part in us all that incessantly craves for fried chicken every now and then. With the emergence of a multitude of fried chicken joints, sometimes it can be difficult choosing where to go to fix our fried chicken craving.
Boasting a scrumptious spread of unique flavours, Wingstop gives the other fried chicken joints a good run for their money. Their top 2 flavours, the Garlic Parmesan, and Louisiana Rub wings were equally addictive. The wings are not overly oily and are great for sharing. Whether you intend to share or gobble everything down by yourself, you’ll be delighted to know that they’re offering a bundle meal of 12 boneless wings (up to 4 flavors), mushroom fritters, jalapeno cheese fries, 2 ranch dips and 2 regular sodas, for just $22.95 (U.P $35).
If you’re already a fan of their wings and sides, then you’ll be elated to know that they’ve also recently (3 June) released a new flavor: Brazilian Citrus Pepper! Launched only early this year in the U.S, the Brazilian Citrus Pepper flavor is brought to Singapore for a limited time only! Brilliantly citrusy and mildly spicy, this brand-new limited-time flavor is not to be missed, especially with the value-for-money bundle meal.
*DEAL* Go for the bundle meal for just $22.95 (U.P $35)!
Streats Hong Kong Café #01-01/03
Contrary to what most might think, Streats is a Halal-certified restaurant that offers reasonably priced Hong Kong delights for all. Their comprehensive menu covers dim sum, French toasts, Hong Kong noodles and rice dishes, Claypot dishes, Hotpot and every child’s favourite Western dishes. It’s safe to say that you’ll be spoilt for choice here!
Located at the entrance of City Square Mall, this is one restaurant you can’t afford to miss. Amongst their popular dishes: Ayam Penyet ($12.80), HK XO Fried Seafood Noodles ($11.80) and the Macau Chicken Chop Fried Rice ($10.80), we were more inclined to their HK XO Fried Seafood Noodles which had a fragrant and generous assortment of seafood including prawns, mussels and squid pieces.
Another noteworthy dish was the ChongQing Chicken in a basket which comprises of crispy fried chicken served in a basket of dried chili. Even if your tolerance for chili isn’t great, you won’t regret trying a piece. If your mouth catches fire, just chug down a glass of their HK Milk Tea ($2.80) to put out the flames.
*DEAL* Available only at City Square Mall, Streats is now offering you a free main course with every 3 main courses – perfect for weekday family dinners!
Paddington House of Pancakes #02-35/36
Just like how everybody enjoys their coffee made differently, pancakes are also made and enjoyed differently throughout the world. Paddington House of Pancakes has travelled and sampled pancakes from across the world in a mission to serve you a pancake experience like you’ve never experienced before. Owing to its Halal-certified menu of 100 different pancakes, everybody can now enjoy their favorite pancake just the way they like it.
Originating from France, The Brussels Galette ($13) is made with organic buckwheat instead of regular wheat flour. My favorite, however, has to be their head chef’s own creation – Date Pancakes with Pistachio served with an indulgent scoop of vanilla ice cream. Embedded within the pancakes are nuggets of sweet dates that complemented the American butter pancake. I especially enjoyed the light and fluffy pancakes which were generously drizzled with maple syrup.
Together with 3 more of her personal creations, Head Chef Sharon has made good use of her 7-year experience as a chef in the Middle East to compile a special menu of pancakes in celebration of Ramadan.
*DEAL* Because desserts go with your pancakes, you’re also getting a free dessert from a selected menu with every 3 mains that you order.
Paddington’s House of Pancakes
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-35/36, Singapore 208539
Phone: 6612 9029
Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
A meal isn’t quite complete without beer, wouldn’t you agree? Besides serving good hearty soul food, MEET offers a good selection of beers and ciders throughout the day! The presence of the bar within the restaurant gives the place a more chillax vibe so this is where you would want to go after a long day at work. I liked the use of the electronic ordering system which sees patrons using an iPad to place their orders so you won’t have to wait for a server to attend to you.
At $18, the signature Honey Spice Roasted Chicken which consisted of a whole roast chicken on a side of sautéed mushrooms and a separate pot of mashed potatoes, is a good choice. I liked how the potatoes weren’t too salty and had a consistently smooth texture. The roast chicken was tender and would have been even more rewarding if only I could have a jug of ice cold beer to go with. If you don’t want to get your fingers dirty, the beef stew ($16) is yet another noteworthy dish. Stewed with red wine for over 6 hours, the beef brisket was succulent and flavorful.
*DEAL* To sweeten the deal, they’re also throwing in a complimentary plate of beef chili fries for every 2 or more mains that you order. So, make sure you grab more people with you!
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-37/38, Singapore 208539
Phone: 6909 0568
Opening Hours: 1130am to 10pm daily.
Face To Face Noodle House #02-23/24
To guarantee an unparalleled freshness, Face to Face Noodle House religiously makes their noodles, chili and drinks in-house daily. Stemming from a century-old recipe in Sarawak, their Pan Mee (also known as ban mian) is awfully springy and the flavors well balanced.
If you have a supernatural tolerance for chili, you can challenge yourself by going for the Chilli Pan Mee ($8.90 for Ala Carte, $10.90 for a Value Combo). They offer varying levels of spiciness – regular, x15 and the ridiculous x30 level.
As a regular human being, I only could manage one strand of noodles (x30 level) before I started raining perspiration. However, we were told that there exist legends amongst us who can wolf down the whole bowl without breaking a sweat. Whilst they had a good selection of drinks to mitigate the spice, the raging fire was just out of control. The multigrain soy milk stood out for me because of its thick consistency and smoothness. I enjoyed the authentic Sarawak Laksa more as the lightly-spiced prawn-based broth was impressive.
*DEAL* Get two Ala Carte noodle bowls to receive 50% off the lower-valued item. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to challenge your chili-kings and chili-queens to the ultimate spice challenge at City Square Mall.
Get rewarded for dining at City Square Mall!
With other popular dining options like Din Tai Fung, Saizeriya, Châteraisé and Food Republic, coming to City Square Mall should be a no-brainer. Conveniently connected to Farrer Park MRT station, City Square Mall is perfect for the weekly Saturday family lunch or a TGIF dinner with colleagues. Serendipitously, you get free lunchtime parking for the first 90 minutes on weekdays between 12-2pm, excluding public holidays.
City Square Mall is hosting the Local Asian Delight Food Fair come 31 July 2017. Furthermore, with a minimum spending of $150 (excluding NTUC purchases), you’re entitled to a $5 City Square Mall voucher! Since its only limited to the first 5000 redemptions, you’ll have to be quick!
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