Weekend Bites #4 – Be FEBulous and Happy this Weekend!
Sorry for being missing in action, Weekend Bites deserved a little CNY break last week too. But we’re back! Fatter and unhealthier, unfortunately. We hope your little CNY holiday was well spent with your loved ones, and you’re fully charged for the weeks to come! After all the NON.STOP. CNY feasting, we have tried to include different kinds of food that you might be craving for. For those who have given up on their dream waistline (like us oops), we have even included a new PRATA lobang for you leh.
Let’s get fat together this weekend!
Soi Thai Soi Nice
For a quick “getaway” to Bangkok to escape reality
Nothing could be better than spending your calories on authentic Thai food at the new Soi Thai Soi Nice. Chef Worawong Phairat (Olay), who hails from Bangkok, has 19 long years of experience in the kitchen. The Royal Thai Hot Pot is overflowing with fresh ingredients like crayfish, tiger prawns and roast pork. Let’s welcome the national icon of Thailand – classic homemade Tom Yam broth that’s packed with charming crustacean flavours. Help, I can’t put my spoon down. A regular pot ($38.80) is recommended for 2 pax while a big pot ($68.80) is good for 4.
Soi Thai Soi Nice
Address: 321 Alexandra Road, Alexandra Central #02-01 (Next to Ikea), Singapore 159971
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 11.30am-3.30pm, 6pm- 10pm. Sat, Sun and Public Holidays, 11.30am-10pm
Noosh Halal Noodle Bar & Grill
For new and interesting fusion flavours that actually work
Who else has been craving for a fragrant plate of pasta? Me, definitely. Noosh Halal Noodle Bar and Grill has made its way into Esplanade to change what you think Halal Food encompasses. One of their signatures is the Smoked Duck Lemak Chili Padi Pasta ($16.90). Warning: this is SUPER spicy, but you may request for a “less-spicy” or “non-spicy” version. Nevertheless, the flavours were intense, with a pronounced presence of coconut. Although the duck was a little difficult to tear apart, the meat itself was actually quite tasty and tender. I’m already planning my next visit.
Noosh Halal Noodle Bar and Grill
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade Mall, #01-13B, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 12pm-10pm (except Fri). Fri, 3pm-10pm
For those who live by the life motto “PRATA ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE”
Look at this prata…. Eh hello, I can see your saliva dripping out already. We, Singaporeans, can’t resist prata. I’ve honestly never met anyone who dislikes prata, and I hope you’re not the first. HIP HIP HOORAY, a new prata joint has emerged in Ghim Moh. If you’re aware of the Jurong East ENAQ, then yes, this is their new outlet. Kosong (plain) prata and egg prata go for $1 and $1.70 respectively. The dough is made daily before being pan-fried until golden brown. The buttery aroma starts to fill our nostrils, and before we know it, it’s time to order more. The prata is wonderfully crisp on the outside, and fluffy inside. Most crucial step: dip the heavenly prata into the special sambal chilli and curry.
Address: Blk 21, Ghim Moh Road, Singapore 270021
Phone: 6899 0842
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm. Closed every last Tuesday of the month.
For those who need a personal wake-up-call from Mr Caffeine
I thought this was just gonna be another coffee joint to add to the list. But what?! Look at that fluffy cloud of cotton candy suspended above a warm cup of hand-drip black coffee. Named “Sweet Little Rain”, this $9.80 cup of joe is undeniably Instagram-worthy, even if a little gimmicky. The ball of sweetness will gently melt over a cup of Americano, although causing a bit of a mess sometimes. But we totally won’t mind spending an afternoon here.
Pack up, people-watching is over, let’s head out to coffee-watch instead. Directly from Shanghai, Mellower Coffee is determined to rock the coffee scene here.
Address: 77 Robinson Road, #01-03, Singapore 068896
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm. Sat, 9am-4.30pm. Closed on Sun.
For those who are dying from major holiday withdrawal symptoms
As the name suggests, yes we be eating beef (but not only beef) today. Black Cow restaurant in South Beach is a modern Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki and Sake Bar that is worth the splurge. The Signature Truffle Wagyu Don ($49, and $45 on the lunch set menu) offers you the finest melt-in-your-mouth beef from Japan. Be wowed by the ultra-thin slices of beef, lavished with slices of black truffle. There is nothing quite like it when the golden onsen egg slowly seeps into your rice, taking the taste to the skies. We might not be able to afford this luxury every day, but do surprise yourself with an ultimate bowl of happiness once in a while.
Address: 26 Beach Road, #B1-20, Singapore 189768
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Sat, 6pm-10.30pm. Closed on Sun.