Aug 24 2007

Global Kitchen At Pan Pacific Hotel


I happened to be looking for a nice place to celebrate a B’Day dinner with a good friend, and so happened chanced upon this restaurant in the IS Magazine.

Global Kitchen has an open concept, such that there isn’t a door. Hence literally you could just sit there for as long as you want or when the lights go off – which we were told about 12.30am

The ambiance was good. We were there on a Friday night, and there wasn’t many people. Well maybe we got in late, but nevertheless the place gave a very relaxing feel. There were rounded table with sofa seats, each having its own “personal space” which I thought was quite nice. There wasn’t any music playing within the restaurant, but because of the open concept,we could listen to the live band that was performing at the ground floor, even though we were on the 3rd story. Continue reading

Aug 12 2007

Fong Kee Restaurant At North Bridge Road


Before I start, you’ll have to pardon me for the very slip-shot photos for this post. If memory serves me right, we were actually rushing to catch the fireworks that night, so it was kinda like a shoot, eat, go, scenario.

Fong Kee has amazingly been around in Singapore since 1948. According to grand dad, the original location was in People’s Park, of which one of its outlet still remains there as of today. However the main outlet should be the one at North Bridge Road (used to be located at Maxwell Food Alley).

In short, Fong Kee specialises in 3 main dishes, namely: Dumplings, Buns, and Noodles.

Fried Dumpings (Guo Tie)

Fried Dumplings, or loosely translated as Pot Stickers (锅贴)

Dumplings are generally served in two styles, either steamed or fried. The ones we had that day was the pan-fried version, where the dumpling skin was a little crispy. The generous fillings contained mainly minced meat, and some diced up spring onions. Continue reading

Aug 11 2007

Al Dente Trattoria At Great World City


I’m always a big fan of Great World City. Its never too crowded, and there’s everything I need for chilling, from Pubs to Coffee joints, Cinema to Video Arcades. All under one roof.

If you’ve been there, I’m sure you would have noticed an open concept restaurant on the 2nd level. Its quite “al fresco” like, such that there’s no roof on top and its out in the open. Well that’s how Al Dente Trattoria caught my attention since day one.

Basically, Al Dente serves authentic Italian food (not very, but pretty decent). Their specialty includes the usual Pastas, Pizzas, and Italian desserts like Gelato, and Tiramisu. They have outlets around the island as well, at the Esplanade, Holland Village and Boat Quay. Continue reading