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Originally known as the Public Utilities Board Building, TripleOne Somerset has undergone several facelifts over the years. Located at the quieter area of Orchard Road, off the main shopping street, it is now operating as a commercial building as well as a shopping mall.

The latest revamp of the TripleOne Somerset sees several new F&B tenants that are exclusive to the mall. Check out our TripleOne Somerset Food Directory to get an overview of what you can expect when the mall fully opens.

 

Coney Donut
#01-K1 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 10am – 9pm

EAT.
#01-20 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6370 1155
Daily: 9am – 9pm

Fruit Paradise
#01-05 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 9pm
Sun: 11.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 8pm
PH: 11am – 9pm

Fun Toast
#01-19 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Mon to Fri: 7am – 7.15pm
Sat to Sun, PH: 8am – 7.15pm

G Chop House
#01-K8 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 9am – 9pm


Glyph Supply Co.
#01-06 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 7.30pm
Sat to Sun: 10am – 7.30pm

Green Ba
#01-18 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6909 5331
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm

Hvala
#01-10 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
(Coming Soon)

Imperial Treasure Steamboat
#02-14/19 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
(Coming Soon)

Jewel Juice & Waffle
#01-35 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 9150 9842
Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 8.30pm
Sat: 11am – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm

Jones The Grocer
#01-03 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
(Coming Soon)

Kara-men Ajisen
#01-07 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Kyoaji
#02-05/06 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6694 3058
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Sat to Sun: 11.30 – 10.30pm

Maison Kayser
#01-09 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 8am – 9pm

Meruto Cheesecake
#01-36 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
(Coming Soon)

Old Tea Hut
#01-39 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 9850 4878
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 8.30pm
Sat to Sun, PH: 8.30am – 8.30pm

Pasta House
#01-K10/43 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 11.30am – 8.45pm

Poke Theory
#01-04 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6904 9502
Daily: 10am – 9pm

PU3 Restaurant
#02-20 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6338 4419
Daily: 10am – 10pm

QOOLCO
#01-37 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Rebel
#01-08 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 8.30am – 9pm

Sindy Durian
#01-K2 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 10am – 10pm

So Good Bakery
#01-17 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Mon to Fri: 8am – 9pm
Sat to Sun: 9am – 9pm

So Good Char Chan Teng
#01-16 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6493 0338
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm

Subway Niche
#01-K9 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
(Coming Soon)

Top Tea
#01-48 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Tel: +65 6655 8333
Daily: 10am – 10pm

Yellow Cube by 328 Katong Laksa
#01-K3 TripleOne Somerset
111 Somerset Road
Singapore 238164
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm

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Prominent for serving some of the best Sichuan and Cantonese food in town, Si Chuan Dou Hua strives to constantly change up their menu to bring us fresh dishes that are stellar both in taste and presentation. Helmed by Executive Chef Leung Wing Chung, Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road specialises in authentic and traditional fare, finely-crafted to bring out the original flavours of each dish.

Available for lunch and dinner from 15 July to 30 September 2019, feast like a royal with the Pi Pa Roast Suckling Pig (S$138 for half pig and S$228 for full pig) and specially curated set menus which feature the likes of flavourful stir-fried crabs, delicately prepared double-boiled soup and many more.

In the promotion, their newest suckling pig dish is accompanied by a myriad of other Cantonese-style dishes that are sure to tantalise your tastebuds. This set is available for both lunch and dinner from 15 July to 30 September 2019. To help you enjoy the meal even further, you can quote “LIC15″ to enjoy 15% off all Pi Pa Suckling Pig Set Menus.

Check out what we thought of Si Chuan Dou Hua’s new lineup of dishes in their Royal Roast!

PI PA ROAST SUCKLING PIG

Undoubtedly the highlight of the Royal Roast set menus, the Pi Pa Roast Suckling pig comes with three choices of marinades—newly created by Chef Leung himself—Black Pepper, Fermented Red Bean Curd and Traditional Roast.

It is painstakingly prepared by alternating between roasting the pig over an open fire and coating it with the concentrated marinade of your choice. The result of it is an incredibly thin and crispy layer of pork crackling atop melt-in-your-mouth fat and succulent roasted meat that is best devoured in one bite.

For those who prefer a buttery, spicy kick, the black pepper marinade will be your go-to. If you like a unique, earthy flavour, you can opt for their Fermented Red Bean Curd flavour. Fans of their classic Roast Suckling Pig can enjoy their sweet and savoury Traditional Roast marinade.

The roast pig itself, we dare say, was one of the best renditions of Roast Suckling Pig we’ve ever tried. The skin broke apart upon biting with a satisfying crunch, delightfully crisp from the fire-roast, giving way to the juicy flesh underneath.

For the Pi Pa Roast Suckling Pig, Chef Leung picks younger suckling pigs ranging from 3kg to 4kg because of how tender the meat is.

The Pi Pa Roast Suckling Pig is accompanied by fresh cucumber and baskets of flavoured “pau”. The small slices are infused with the same flavours to match each marinade perfectly – Yellow for Black Pepper, Pink for Red Fermented Bean Curd and White for the Traditional marinade.

Eat a portion of pork with a slice of cucumber and “pau” to enjoy the suckling pig’s flavours fully!

DOUBLE-BOILED BLACK CHICKEN SOUP 

We love our double-boiled Cantonese soups and not many do it as well as Si Chuan Dou Hua does. Black chicken, fish maw and Polygonatum Sibiricum are double boiled for hours to really bring out the flavours without compromising on the textures of ingredients.

Polygonatum Sibiricum or huang jing and is known to be a vital qi building yin tonic. It adds a mildly sweet flavour to the soup too. A nourishing soup that really comforted our soul, we savoured each spoonful of warm goodness.

STIR-FRIED SRI LANKA CRAB IN OSMANTHUS SAUCE

We’ve all had our fair share of crabs in different flavours – butter crab, chilli crab, black pepper and even salted egg crabs. But when you try Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Stir-Fried Sri Lanka Crab in Osmanthus Sauce, you’ll realize that crabs can be even more wonderful than they already are.

Succulent crabs are stir-fried with crunchy soybean crumbs and topped with a mildly sweet, floral Osmanthus sauce. The end result is a subtly perfumed crab dish that could possibly climb the ranks to being one of the top flavours of crab in Singapore. The sweet crab meat and the floral sauce paired immaculately well with each other.

FLATFISH FILLET WITH FRESH FRUIT & PASSIONFRUIT SAUCE

Freshly fried flatfish fillets are coated in a creamy passionfruit sauce for this dish. It’s further topped with cubes of sliced fruits, slivers of toasted almonds and cucumber.

The silky fish falls apart with the touch of your chopsticks and is so tender and flavourful, completed with a crisp exterior. The sweet and creamy sauce surprised us with how well it paired with the fish as we were used to more savoury fish dishes in Cantonese cuisine, while the fruits provided a slight tang and freshness to the dish.

SLICED LOTUS COATED WITH MINCED FISH, PAIRED WITH STIR-FRIED BROCCOLI

Tender fish paste is sandwiched in between thinly-sliced lotus root, then topped with a light gravy. Alongside it is a garden of perfectly stir-fried broccoli that soaks up the gravy, making every mouthful a pleasant one.

The minced fish gives a nice chew and the lotus slice lends a nice textural change with its slightly crunchy exterior. This is a dish that would go perfectly with a bowl of steaming hot rice.

STIR-FRIED ANGEL HAIR NOODLE WITH PRAWN IN TRUFFLE SAUCE

Si Chuan Dou Hua has elevated yet another traditional noodle dish by adding modern ingredients such as truffle. Elevated by extremely fragrant truffle sauce, the stir-fried angel hair noodles are served with fresh and succulent prawns.

Instead of just going for white rice, this noodle dish will give more punch to your meal and makes your carb intake more worthwhile.

DEEP-FRIED PEANUT CAKE IN “TEOCHEW” STYLE

Of course, a scrumptious meal would not be complete without sweets. In Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Suckling Pig Feast set menu, you’ll have two delicious sweet endings to the meal, one of which is this “Teochew” Style Deep-Fried Peanut Cake.

A flaky purple sweet potato exterior is filled with a sticky peanut filling. We loved that the peanuts were not too finely minced such that we were still able to feel the crunch of bigger peanut chunks.

HOMEMADE SOYA BEAN AND BEAN CURD WITH WOLFBERRY

Si Chuan Dou Hua leaves their best for last with this dessert. The homemade soya bean and bean curd with wolfberry have been their signature for decades and the quality has been consistent; it never once failed us.

Spoonful after spoonful of the silky white dessert, we wolfed each bowl up. With Si Chuan Dou Hua’s Suckling Pig Feast set, these sweet treats are free-flow!

The Roast Suckling Pig is also available a la carte or in the various set menus as follows:

  • Ala Carte: S$138 (half pig), S$228 (full pig)
  • Set Menu (6 pax): S$488 (half pig), S$688 (full pig)
  • Set Menu (10 pax): S$988 (full pig), includes a bottle of house wine

Remember to quote “LIC15″ upon making your reservation to enjoy 15% off all “Pi Pa” Roast Suckling Pig Set Menus at Si Chuan Dou Hua located at PARKROYAL on Kitchener.

Si Chuan Dou Hua
181 Kitchener Road
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Level 3
Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3170
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park

This post was brought to you by Si Chuan Dou Hua at PARKROYAL on Kitchener.

 

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Instagram-worthy cafes are all the rage, with the photogenic walls and food that are impeccably plated. However, sometimes all we need is a comfortable place to lounge around while enjoying a good book.

Book cafes are highly underrated. How wonderful it is if we could just escape from the hustle and bustle of life, and just have some quiet time alone with a book in hand!

Sounds like something that appeals to you? We’ve collated a list of 5 Book Cafes scattered around Singapore to take you on a journey of a lifetime through its pages, all while enjoying a hot cup of joe and a delicious plate of food.

Photo Credit: The Moon

THE MOON

Featuring books that are written by women as well as artists and writers of colour, The Moon boasts a collection of books that do not shy away from stories that cover a variety of delicate topics. Books here range from cannibalism to the social history of 80s teen fiction, dinosaurs, modern art and the refugee crisis.

The Moon aims to be a bookstore that provides underrepresented writers and stories a place to belong that reflects the world for what it is, without a layer of sugar coating.

The Moon also has a lovely, cosy cafe that provides options for everyone with as many dietary restrictions possible. These includes dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan food choices for a more inclusive menu.

37 Mosque Street
Singapore 059515
Sun to Thu: 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Chinatown

Photo Credit: The Book Cafe

THE BOOK CAFE

Casual and comfortable, The Book Cafe allows its guests to take refuge in its relaxing ambience and lounge on their plush sofas for a chill day off. Otherwise, The Book Cafe also provides everything you would need for a productive day; from electrical power-points to free wireless access and even a photocopy machine.

Choose between dining in comfort or enjoying the outdoors at their al fresco dining area. No matter where you pick, diners are offered an appetising and extensive menu that boasts an all-day breakfast as well as a wide array of drinks, including alcoholic options!

20 Martin Rd
Seng Kee Building, #01-02
Singapore 239070
Tel: +65 6887 5430
Daily: 8.30 – 9.45pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

Photo Credit: The Reading Room

THE READING ROOM

A charming book cafe by day that turns into a lively bar when night falls, The Reading Room is housed within a shophouse that boasts tasteful decoration and a stress-free ambience that invites guests in.

This stunning book cafe also offers an exquisite food selection, with options such as Lobster Eggs Benedict, Fluffy Homemade Pancakes and aromatic coffees to start your day right.

19 Bukit Pasoh Rd
Singapore 089833
Tel: +65 6220 9019
Mon to Thu: 11am – 11.30pm
Fri: 11am – 1.30am
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 1.30am
Nearest Station: Outram Park

Photo Credit: Tzu Chi Singapore

JING SI BOOKS & CAFÉ

Get in touch with your spiritual side and practice mindfulness at Jing Si Books and Café. The store and cafe are decked out in oriental and Zen interior with dark wood touches that seamlessly fuse with contemporary uses of glass.

Hoping to provide a space to act as a spiritual oasis for modern city dwellers, the cafe offers a calm and serene refuge with fragrant cups of coffee or tea and vegetarian food options.

134 Geylang East Ave 1
Singapore 380134
Tel: +65 6747 3080
Daily: 11am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Aljunied

Photo Credit: Epigram Books

HUGGS-EPIGRAM COFFEE BOOKSHOP

Be greeted by a myriad of colours the moment you step into this bookstore and cafe hybrid. With an impressive collection of books displayed on their floor to ceiling book shelf, bookworms will be excited and thrilled to know that majority of the books here are all about Singapore. These books are written by local authors or set in Singapore or published by local publishers.

The bookstore also invites authors for a daily Author-in-Attendance event; it allows local authors to shine by providing an opportunity for more recognition and to share insights into their book. If you spot them in the store, don’t be afraid to say hi.

Epigram Books partnered with Huggs Coffee to provide the perfect space for coffee lovers and bookworms to convene together in a single space for aromatic local-style coffee brews, such as Latte Gula and Milk Teh Si, and delightful quick bites.

45 Maxwell Rd
The URA Centre, #01-01
Singapore 069118
Tel: +65 6292 4456
Mon to Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm
(Closed on Sunday)
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar/Telok Ayer

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If there was any good reason at all for someone to forgo their diet plans and let loose, it would be at an all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue restaurant. All-you-can-eat Korean barbecue is probably the most popular form of Korean barbecue there is.

What’s not to love? With unlimited servings (and varieties of cuts) of marinated beef, pork and chicken and a whole array of side dishes and mains to choose from, all at one affordable price point, even gym junkies with the strictest diets are bound to cave every once in a while— but do you know how to make the most of it?

Yet, more often than not, we find ourselves paying a lot more and eating a lot less than what we originally intended. We all get how frustrating that feels but don’t worry, because there’s an explanation for it. Here, we give you the lowdown on how to hack all-you-can-eat Korean barbecues.

#1 LAY OFF THE ALCOHOL

Ever wondered how a Korean barbecue that supposedly promised you an all-you-can-eat deal for not more than S$30 but ends up costing you close to a hundred? Alcohol is to blame.

Soju and beer are great accompaniments to Korean barbecue. They’re refreshing, and somehow they just make everything taste so much better but they are also how the restaurants earn more from you. A bottle of beer can set you back close to S$20 and let’s be honest, no one ever stops at just one bottle.

#2 SKIP THE RICE

As much as plain rice helps takes the edge of all those intense meaty flavours, it is probably worthing skipping if you’re looking to maximise value.

#3 DITCH THE SIDES

At any Korean restaurant you visit, the staff are bound to fill your table up with a massive amount of side dishes. While the stuff is delicious and easy to let yourself go on, they’re going to take up stomach space so go easy on them or skip them altogether if you can help it—kimchi is an exception though.

#4 AIM FOR THE BETTER CUTS

While chadolbaegi (thinly sliced beef brisket) may be popular choice due to its ability to be cooked almost immediately, these cuts are generally may not necessarily boast the best marbling let alone be of top quality in light of all the other possible meat options.

Instead, take some time to browse the menu and pick out which items generally cost more whether its a ribeye or possibly something even better and go for that. Chances are they are going to taste better and make your money worth. And just between us, these are what we call the steak cuts, and restaurants do not want you to get those cuts. SO GET THOSE CUTS.

#5 GET A HIT OF KIMCHI FROM TIME TO TIME

Maximising our money’s worth is primarily what we are trying to go for here but it probably would not hurt to take a few bites of kimchi from time to time. It’s crunchy, spicy and more importantly it has a good amount of acid which helps to cut through the intense meat and grease, balances out the palate, and adds a nice textural contrast so that you can dive right back into the meat.

#6 A GRILL THAT’S NOT HOT IS NEVER IDEAL

As far as grilling meat is concerned, the number one mistake people tend to make is rushing to throw everything onto the grill. The result of being too eager and crowding up the grill is you tend to end up with boiled meat as opposed to perfectly grilled meat.

The reason lies in the temperature of the grill. You need a high temperature to really get you that perfect, sharp sear and crowding up the grill, for one, lowers the temperature of the grill and also allows room for too much moisture on the grill—which inevitably lowers the temperature of it as well.

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When it comes to exploring Johor Bahru, there are indeed endless cafes and cool places to check out. From the café-filled enclave of Jalan Dhoby to the hipster area of Taman Mount Austin, we’d totally understand why their café food appeals to the crowd, especially with its affordability.

But there is something about local foods that no amount of rainbow-coloured, aesthetically-pleasing café grub can level up to. Cheap, delicious and providing a sense of comfort unlike any other, local food in Johor Bahru is unparalleled. Period.

If you’re sick of cafe-hopping and are just looking for a few eateries to head to and simply enjoy the likes of char koay kak, kway teow and bak kut teh, here are 12 local eateries in Johor Bahru you should head to during your next day trip.

GO NOODLE HOUSE

For comforting bowls of ban mian, head over to GO Noodle House which has multiple outlets across Malaysia. Each bowl is customisable to each diner’s liking—choose from various options of noodles, from thick to thin, spiciness level as well as whether you’d like to have your noodles in either soup or sauce.

We particularly love their Superior Soup Ban Mee (RM10.50) as the broth was fragrant and piquant. For those who prefer a drier version, the Trio Special Dark Sauce Ban Mee (RM10.50) would be a good choice as every strand of noodle is nicely coated with a sweet and savoury dark sauce.

GO Noodle House
88 Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Lot J6-10 Johor Bahru City Square Mall
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Daily: 10.30am – 10pm

SANG HENG

Nestled along the Jalan Tan Hiok Nee stretch in Johor Bahru lies Sang Heng, an age-old noodle stall that has been dishing out comforting bowls of fishball noodles for the past 50 years or so.

Their unassuming bowls of noodles are ones we could have every day for breakfast—homemade fishballs, perfectly cooked noodles and fresh minced pork, all tossed in a lovely, lip-smacking chilli sauce is what you can expect!

Sang Heng
1 Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Mon to Thu, Sat: 7am – 2pm
Sun: 7am – 1pm
(Closed on Friday)

HO SENG KEE WANTON NOODLES

Having been around for more than 81 years, Ho Seng Kee is an established brand among locals and even Singaporeans today. This popular dining establishment serves authentic Malaysia-style wanton mee and takes pride in making noodles from scratch in-house daily, using their own recipe.

While you’re there, make sure to try out their Handmade Pandan Mee (RM9.50), which features smooth, handmade noodles that carries a hint of pandan essence.

Ho Seng Kee
88 Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Lot J6-07 Johor Bahru City Square Mall
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 012 710 7140
Daily: 10am – 9pm

QIN GARDEN KOPITIAM

Helmed by an Indonesian man and chefs all being native Indonesian, Qin Garden Kopitiam is where you can indulge in a buffet of authentic Nasi Padang dishes in the likes of Beef Rendang, Assam Pedas Fish, Chicken Curry, Crisp Fried Fish and Chilli Quail Eggs which are all available from 10.30am onwards.

Their array of Nasi Padang dishes will leave you spoilt for choice but if those aren’t enough, this humble coffee shop also serves a variety of a la carte Malay dishes.

Qin Garden Kopitiam
12 Jalan Trus
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Sat to Thu: 6.30am – 4pm
(Closed on Friday)

RESTORAN KIN WAH

Restoran Kin Wah is a popular breakfast haunt that both locals and tourists flock to. Nestled along the foodie haven of Jalan Trus, this unassuming coffee shop serves up excellent nasi padang as well as traditional kaya toast and soft boiled eggs.

For those having their nasi padang, we highly recommend getting the begedil (fried potato patty) and their fried chicken. Subtly spiced and mildly charred, the begedil pairs exceptionally well with a touch of sambal.

Restoran Kin Wah
8 Jalan Trus
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Mon, Wed to Sat: 7am – 12pm
Sun: 7am – 5pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

PETALING STREET HOKKIEN MEE

Venture out into the area of Taman Mount Austin—a hipster area 25-minutes away from the checkpoint—and you’d find a handful of local eateries as well, one of which being newly-opened Petaling Street Hokkien Mee.

Their KL Hokkien Mee (RM8.50 for small) is their signature dish and for good reason. Thick noodles are stir-fried with eggs, greens, pork slices and a dark sauce to elevate the overall flavour and boasts a prominent ‘wok hei’ aroma. Other items you may look forward to, include the Spicy La La (RM15) and Yang Zhou Fried Rice (RM8.50 for small).

Petaling Street Hokkien Mee
61 Jalan Austin Heights 8/5
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16 668 6101
Wed to Mon: 3pm – 10.30pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

168 PENANG CHAR KOAY KAK

A popular street food in Penang, Char Koay Kak is hard to find in Singapore but thankfully, Johor Bahru has at least a couple of vendors serving this delightful, fluffy goodness.

On our recent trip to JB, we stumbled upon 168 Penang Char Koay Kak—a random stall at the roadside just a street across KSL City Mall. The owner of this humble eatery hails from Penang himself, so you can bet that food here is as authentic and real-deal as it gets.

SOON SOON HENG BAK KUT TEH

Situated just opposite KSL City Mall, it takes just a short 10-minute drive to reach Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh from Johor Bahru City Square. It is one of the roadside eateries and we dare say that still humble eatery serves one of the best bak kut teh around.

Each serving is customisable to your own liking in the sense that diners get to choose what goes into their own portion. The star of the show, however, is definitely their broth which boasts the perfect balance of herbal and peppery flavours.

Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh
43 Jalan Serigala
Taman Abad
80250 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Daily: 9am – 9pm

AH HUA KWAY TEOW

An old-school noodle stall, Ah Hua Kway Teow serves traditional Teochew kway teow whose pork bone broth is brewed over a charcoal stove.

The small bowl (RM8) comes with silky smooth rice noodles (kway teow), tender pork slices, thinly sliced pork kidney and liver, soaked in a flavourful broth and topped with fried shallots. You can opt for the dry version if you prefer to enjoy your soup separately with your noodles.

Ah Hua Kway Teow (Restoran Sekee)
30 Jalan Segget
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Sun to Thu: 7.30am – 2.30pm
(Closed on Friday and Saturday)

RESTORAN AH KOONG

Restoran Ah Koong is an excellent fishball noodle restaurant located in Taman Sentosa district of Johor Bahru right across the border. The casual restaurant has been dishing out fishball noodles since 1987 and is now a respectable name in the F&B industry.

There are eight noodle options for you to choose from such as Kuey Teow, QQ Fishball Noodle, Mee Hoon, Mee Pok. Diners can opt for individual bowls (RM6.30) but opt for their set meals which will give you the ultimate bang for your buck!

Restoran Ah Koong
266 Jalan Sutera
Taman Sentosa
80150 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel : +607 331 3621
Daily: 6.30am – 11.30pm

RESTORAN HUA MUI

Nestled along the foodie haven of Jalan Tras and Jalan Dhoby lies Restoran Hua Mui, an old-school coffee shop that is said to be the birthplace of the original, authentic Hainanese chicken chop.

The star attraction of this shabby, old-school coffee shop is hands-down their Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM15.90). Sitting atop a savoury gravy with some peas and a few potato wedges, the fried chicken chop itself was crispy beyond belief without being oily.

Restoran Hua Mui
131 Jalan Trus
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 11-3505 8916
Daily: 8.30am – 6pm

KAM LONG CURRY FISH HEAD

Kam Long Curry Fish Head has been a top choice of many locals and Singaporeans who frequent the eatery for its affordable and delicious Curry Fish Head and for good reason.

At just S$7 for a small portion (good for 2 to 4 people), you get a huge and delicious bowl of curry packed with incredible flavours, a generous helping of fresh fish meat, vegetables and bean curd skin.

Kam Long Curry Fish Head
74 Jalan Wong Ah Fook
Bandar Johor Bahru
80000 Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +60 16-752 8382
Daily: 8am – 4pm

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We can all relate to the pain of organising a catch-up session with your buddies that you haven’t met in years—busy with school, work and having to do OT makes it nearly impossible to find a common date and time for a meetup.

The only time that all of your friends are free is probably, well, in the middle of the night. And for some odd reason, our stomachs go empty when the sun goes down as do the shutters of most stalls.

Singapore is undoubtedly a food haven but what happens when hunger pangs strike you in the middle of the night? Fret not for we have sussed out 10 Muslim-Friendly Supper Spots That Open Till Late Night To Makan With Your Supper Squad. Apologies in advance for the weight gain.


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89.7 SUPPER CLUB

Aptly named, 89.7 Supper Club is where your supper squad should hit up for an unapologetic feast. They offer an insane variety of zi char dishes such that there is definitely something for you and your buddies regardless of food preferences.

89.7 Supper Club has 2 branches in the east of Singapore—one at Paya Lebar and the other at Changi.

1016 Geylang East Avenue 3 #01-165
Singapore 389731
Tel: +65 68416897
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar


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AL-AMEEN EATING CORNER

Al-Ameen Eating Corner is a hot favourite amongst north-siders seeking to fill their hungry stomachs in the middle of the night. Open for 24 hours a day, this place will be your best bet to stuff yourself silly no matter the time.

Here you can find a range of classic Indian Muslim food, including the crowd-favourite roti prata and butter chicken curry.

35 Marsiling Industrial Estate Road 3 #01-11
Singapore 739257
Tel: +65 6366 1740
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Woodlands

AL-AZHAR RESTAURANT

Focusing mainly of Indian Muslim grub, their prices may be leaning towards the steeper end but you can surely definitely count on Al-Azhar Restaurant to satiate any late-night hunger pangs.

They have 2 outlets strategically located at the 2 ends of our tiny red dot—both of which are open 24 hours—making it extremely convenient for one to pop by.

11 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Singapore 599736
Tel: +65 6466 5052
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Blk 201D Tampines Street 21 #01-1105
Singapore 524201
Tel: +65 6785 1265
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Tampines East

BIG FISH SMALL FISH

Big Fish Small Fish is one of the eateries in Punggol’s hip container park and as its name suggests, they serve a mouthwatering array of seafood-centric dishes.

Here is where you can dig into a variety of crisp, fried fishes ranging from Dory to Salmon as well as a side of potato slices that are deep-fried to a golden brown perfection.

50 Punggol East, #01-K35
Singapore 828826
Tel: +65 9438 7623
Mon to Thu, Sun: 12pm – 12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Riviera (Punggol LRT)


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BOON LAY POWER NASI LEMAK

Situated within Boon Lay Place Food Village is Boon Lay Nasi Lemak which serves Nasi Lemak so incredibly delectable that it has a loyal fan base constantly patronising the stall over the years.

They focus primarily on authentic Malay food with their centrepiece being the juicy fried chicken wing. Now, who says that Nasi Lemak can only be eaten for breakfast?

#01-106, 221B Boon Lay Place
Singapore 642221
Tel: +65 6266 4466
Mon: 4.30pm – 3.30am
Tue to Sun: 6.30am – 3.30am
Nearest Station: Lakeside


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MR TEH TARIK EATING HOUSE

Mr Teh Tarik Eating House offers an extensive range of halal Zi Char fare as well as scrumptious roti prata—the go-to supper item that many of us are all-too-familiar with. Craving something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Help yourself to a portion of Putu Piring to round up your supper on a sweet note.

They have multiple outlets islandwide, including Jurong East, Geylang and 2 branches in Ang Mo Kio.

728 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
Singapore 560728
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio


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R.K. EATING HOUSE

Conveniently nestled in food enclave Serangoon gardens, it’d be hard to miss the brightly-lit LED signage of R.K. Eating House that screams in vibrant colours.

Indulge in their over-the-top Tissue Prata that stands at almost a metre tall and get your beverages in 3L servings because what is supper without indulgence?

1 Kensington Park Road
Singapore 557253
Tel: +65 6289 5379
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Serangoon


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SPIZE

Be prepared to be spoilt for choice at Spize for they whip up Western, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. They serve a delightful range of value-for-money dishes including a selection of pasta, comforting Asian fare and divine Mediterranean grub.

Spize has 3 outlets islandwide, all of which close late (or should we say, extremely early?) so you know where to go to for supper if you are looking for more variety.

336 Bedok Road
Bedok Shopping Complex
Singapore 469512
Tel: +65 6337 7493
Mon to Thurs, Sun: 10am – 2am
Fri & Sat: 10am – 3am

SRI SUN EXPRESS

Perhaps one of the hottest supper spots in Singapore is Sri Sun Express—open 24 hours a day, we reckon that it is never a bad idea to have a meal here.

With a scrumptious spread of Indian food in the likes of a variety of savoury and sweet prata, briyani rice and tandoori chicken, you can be certain that your supper at Sri Sun Express will be one that is fulfilling.

56 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555952
Tel: +65 6282 2325
Open 24 hours
Nearest Station: Serangoon


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YASSIM KAMPUNG SEAFOOD

Helmed by a Chinese-Muslim with over 30 years of experience in the culinary industry, what you can expect is a variety of unique dishes that infuses the flavours of both Chinese and Muslim food.

Boasting a menu of over 250 items, we’d understand why diners at Yassim Kampung Seafood just keep going back for more!

676 Woodlands Drive 71, #01-03
Singapore 730676
Tel: +65 6667 3481
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11am – 1am
Fri & Sat: 11am – 2am
Nearest Station: Admiralty

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When Batam comes to mind, people normally think of relaxing staycations and lounging around without a care in the world. Cafes won’t be their most poignant memory from this tropical island.

Anchor Café & Roastery will help you change that mindset.

Serving up a delicious array of Southern-inspired brunch, cakes and single-origin coffee, Anchor Café will ensure your Batam trip is one that you’ll remember.

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Stepping into Anchor Café, you will immediately smell freshly brewed coffee and the slight hint of cake.

Food specials and single-origin brews of the day are scribbled onto a huge chalkboard behind where the baristas work. Cakes and pastries are displayed on wooden cake stands, giving it a homely rustic vibe.

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We tried their Carrot Cake (IDR60,000/ S$5.70) and their Caramel Apple Pie (IDR45,000/ S$4.30).

Their carrot cake was moist and fluffy, but the cream could have been less sweet. However, the cream cheese flavour was strong and complemented the cake well. Their caramel apple pie was delicious as well, though bordering on the sweet side. The best part was the crust – flaky and buttery.

Another big highlight was their Skillet Brownie (IDR80,000/ S$7.60). It was an ooey-gooey chocolatey brownie, baked into a piping hot skillet pan, topped with vanilla ice cream. It ws super rich and fudgy and the vanilla ice cream prevented the brownie from getting too gelak. It’s definitely a super indulgent dessert that’s perfect for chocolate lovers.

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Other than their sweets, they specialize in their extensive range of Single-Origin brews, rotating the beans they roast daily. Anchor prides themselves in encouraging sustainability of the coffee trade through their good relations with coffee-bean farmers. Each origin produces a unique flavour profile, so give these speciality coffees a try over your typical mocha or cappuccino.

If you’re here for a meal, Anchor Café also serves up Southern-inspired brunch foods like their Anchor Eggs Benedict (100,000IDR/S$9.50) and their Wild Berry Granola Crunch French Toast (70,000IDR, S$6.65). For lunch and dinner, they offer a range of burgers and their Double Barrelled Grilled Cheese (60,000IDR/S$5.70) as well.

Anchor Café is just a short taxi ride away from Batam Centre Ferry Terminal, making it an easy pitstop whether you’re arriving or leaving Batam. With a slice of cake and a cup of coffee in hand, it’s the perfect place to chill and forget about your worries for a while.

Ruko Dermaga Culinary Paradise Blok RF No.11
Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau 29462
Phone : +628 12 7070 2210
Tue to Thu: 8am – 6pm
Fri to Sun: 8am – 8pm
(Closed on Mondays)

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This mod café in the heart of a traditional neighbourhood is Norwegian coffee purveyor Fuglen’s second outlet in Tokyo.

In the vicinity of the historic Senso-Ji, it occupies two floors of Nine Hours capsule hotel. Fans of Fuglen would be glad to know that they can purchase their house blends there. They retail brewing equipment and accessories as well.

There are many ways to soak in the minimalist aesthetics. From cosy communal tables, to window seats to enjoy the sunlight or outdoor seats to people-watch.

 

Stepping into the café, you can definitely feel the Scandinavian influence – from the tastefully done interior to the well-thought-out decor. Coupled with the soothing music and soft chatter floating in the background, it’s the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring.

This outlet offers a more diverse menu as compared to one at Shibuya. In addition to their usual coffee offerings, on the menu, you can find Norwegian waffles and some sweets such as Øland Cookie and Cardamon Biscotti.

The Norwegian waffles — with its distinct heart-shaped edges — are thinner and softer than your usual waffles. Crispy and slightly sweet, it went extremely well with the savoury toppings. Some topping choices include smoked salmon, cream cheese, scrambled egg, sausage and sauteed spinach.

Coffee shop by day and bar by night, the café is open till late from Wednesday through Saturday. Apart from an alternate night menu, Fuglen serves up cocktails, beer and live jazz. We can’t think of a better way to end the day.

Fuglen Asakusa
Asakusa 2-6-15, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 111-0032
Sun to Tue: 7am – 10pm
Wed to Thu: 7am – 1am
Fri to Sat: 7am – 2am
Nearest Station: Asakusa Station

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Decked out in leather couches, deep wood furnishings and all the things you’d expect out of an Ernest Hemingway novel, modern cigar bars are without a doubt a notch higher in terms of austerity and remains to this day, a gentleman’s hangout.

At many such cigar joints, you can enjoy a good old Cuban cigar with a bottle or glass of fine whisky or simply a black coffee. Step into one and you’ll immediately feel removed from the bustle of city life. There truly is no better way to enjoy a quality smoke tan at any one of these 6 cigar and whisky bars in Singapore.

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#1 CAPITAL ZOUK SINGAPORE

If you’re currently in a state of shock that Singapore’s most established club made it to this list, believe us, we are too. As part of club Zouk’s latest venture that aims to target the older and more refined crowd, what you can hope to find in Capital is an expansive lounge fully decked out in comfortable seat and sofas, a whisky bar and a state-of-the-art cigar room for your cigar smoking pleasure.

3C River Valley Road
#02-05 The Cannery
Singapore 179022
Tel: +65 6738 2988
Thu: 10pm – 2am
Fri: 10pm – 3am
Sat: 10pm – 4am
(Closed Monday to Wednesday and Sunday)
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay

#2 MARTINI BAR

Located in mezza9 in Grand Hyatt Singapore, Martini Bar is a popular spot for cigar aficionados. Although the bar is not a cigar bar per se, there is a spacious and cosy smoking room in the restaurant where guests can enjoy a cigar or two.

What’s more, this martini-centric bar serves up refreshing drinks at 50% off during Happy Hour from Mondays to Saturdays between 4pm to 9pm, which makes heading there all the more enticing.

10 Scotts Road
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Singapore 228211
Tel: +65 6416 7322
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 12am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Orchard

#3 OLDE CUBAN

Tucked away in an old shophouse in Chinatown, Olde Cuban might not seem like much from the outside. Upon first glance, what you will first notice is a raggedy zi char restaurant but head on up the stairs and you will be greeted by fine, custom leather couches and a whole host of Cuban cigar brands numbering in the hundreds.

This understated spot is frequented mostly by regulars but feel free to mingle, because anybody with a cigar and whiskey in hand rarely ever is in the mood to be hostile.

2 Trengganu Street
Singapore 058456
Tel: +65 6222 2207
Mon to Fri: 11am – 12.30am
Sat: 1pm – 12.30am
Sun: 1pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Chinatown

#4 ORGO

Located on the roof with a spectacular view of Marina Bay, Orgo is the perfect spot to hit after the sun goes down in the CBD. This scenic restaurant is known for its unique and delicious martinis and range of tasty cocktails.

Although their cigar selection isn’t the restaurant strong point, we must admit that they do have a pretty impressive range. Feel free to bring your own as they have tables overlooking the Marina Bay skyline catered specifically for cigar smokers.

8 Raffles Avenue
#04-01 Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay
Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 6336 9366
Sat to Wed: 6pm – 1am
Thu and Fri: 6pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Esplanade

#5 QUAICH BAR

Established in 2006, Quaich Bar is the first whisky bar in Singapore to house more than 500 whiskies, 95% of which are sourced from boutique distilleries in Scotland including many rarities not easily available anywhere else in the world. It is quintessentially a heaven on earth for all whisky lovers but little do people know that it is a haven for cigar lovers as well.

Quaich’s cosy cigar room boasts more than thirty labels of cigars as well as all the tools you will need for a quality smoke. Grab yourself a bottle of fine scotch, light up a cigar and lean back against one of their plush leather couches.

28 Beach Road
#01-16 South Beach Avenue
Singapore 189763
Tel: +65 6386 5366
Sun to Thu: 5pm – 1am
Fri and Sat: 5pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Esplanade

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#6 THE CONNOISSEUR DIVAN

The Connoisseur Divan is a spacious whisky and cigar bar that features live music, top-of-the-line whiskies and Hemingway-inspired Cuban style interiors. Situated right opposite UE Square, this bar is perfect for unwinding after work.

207 River Valley Road
Singapore 238275
Tel: +65 6733 7141
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 12.30am
Fri and Sat: 4pm – 1.30am
Sun: 6pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Fort Canning

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Street markets are a big hit among tourists in every part of the world. That is where you really get to see how the locals go about their everyday lives, sample delicious street food and buy interesting souvenirs back home.

In Hong Kong, street markets are an essential part of life for those who live there. Both working adults and students alike enjoy some casual retail therapy with their friends and family after a long day at work or school.

Our guide to 9 Street Markets In Hong Kong will help you figure out which are the best markets you should be including in your itinerary. You are very welcome!

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#1 APLIU STREET

Computer geeks will find it hard to leave Aplu Street Market as the place is home to all sorts of electronics, computer equipment and gadgets. There are both new and preloved electronic and telecommunications products on sale so you can purchase items on a budget that is comfortable for you.

This is also where you can hunt for antique items such as vintage watches, coins and more.

Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Daily: 10am – 8pm (later on weekends & PH)
Nearest MTR: Sham Shui Po

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#2 CAT STREET MARKET

Cat Street Market did not have a very good reputation back in the early days as the market was known to sell stolen goods. However, it is a lively antiques market today where collectors can source for jade, silk, wooden handicraft items and other hidden treasures dating all the way back to the Ming dynasty.

Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Daily: Mid morning to 6pm
Nearest MTR: Central

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#3 FA YUEN STREET MARKET

Also known as ‘Fa Yuen Gai’, sneakerheads will go nuts at all the sneaker and sports street stalls they can find there that carry big brands such as Nike, Adidas, Converse and many more.

Whether you are looking for a pair of sports shoe to wear at the next fitness training or just as a fashion statement, you can find them all at Fa Yuen Street Market which extends from Dundas Street to Prince Edward Road. Those who are not keen on sneakers can browse through clothing, mobile phone accessories and seasonal products.

Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Sneaker Shops: 11am – 10:00pm
Street Market:10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok/ Prince Edward

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#4 FLOWER MARKET

Chinese New Year is the busiest period at Flower Market as that is when locals will need to decorate their house with auspicious blooms that will invite good luck. Conveniently located in the heart of Mong Kok, flower market boasts cut flowers, potted plants, seeds, gardening tools and accessories.

Even if you do not have green fingers, why not take this chance to surprise your significant other or loved one with a bouquet of flowers?

Flower Market Road, Prince Edward
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Daily: 9.30am – 7.30pm
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward Station/ Mong Kok East

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#5 KOWLOON CITY WET MARKET

As the biggest wet market in the city, Kowloon City Wet Market is frequently visited by many chefs who want to pick the best cuts of poultry, fresh seafood and fruits imported from mostly the New Territories and Mainland China.

Apart from its plethora of market goods, this place is also where you can find affordable Chinese food at the many no-frills food stalls. Do not expect to linger there for long as locals generally pop by for a quick meal before going about their business.

100 Nga Tsin Wai Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Market: 6am – 8pm
Food Stalls: 6am – 2am
Nearest MTR: Lok Fu

#6 LADIES MARKET

Ladies Market needs no further introduction; every traveler to Hong Kong will know of this iconic street with more than 100 stalls featuring clothing, accessories and souvenirs. It is a place where you can bargain for discounts so you get more bang for your buck.

As this is a popular tourist spot, Ladies Market can come across as rather gimmicky. Do be mindful of counterfeit products that are sold there as you are most likely not allowed to ask for refunds after making a purchase.

Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Daily: 12pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest MTR: Mong Kok

#7 SAI KUNG MARKET

If you are into farmers markets, one of the best you can visit in Hong Kong is Sai Kung Market. Held on the first Sunday of every month from 11am to 5pm, Sai Kung Market is where you can go all out on organic produce, artisanal products and support local businesses.

Parents will also be interested to know that this market is held in a kid-friendly indoor venue. Keep up with their happenings on Facebook!

33 Wai Man Road
Hong Kong Academy
Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2799 9983

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#8 STANLEY MARKET

Those who are in Hong Kong with a group of friends can consider going to Stanley Market which has a huge variety of products in the likes of clothing, accessories, jewellery, ornaments, homewares and so on. Those who are interested in Chinese-style works of art will find plenty there as well.

It is worth mentioning that Stanley Market is located near to the beach so families can spend a day having fun there and dining at the many seaside bars and restaurants when they are feeling peckish.

Stanley New Street and Stanley Market Road
Stanley, Hong Kong
Daily: 10am – 7pm
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay

#9 TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET

As its name would suggest, Temple Street Night Market comes to life after sunset where traders will start setting up their stalls. This is probably one of the most vibrant street markets in Hong Kong and there are so many activities to take part in there.

If you are tired of shopping, go around and sample on street snacks, visit a fortune teller or watch exciting opera performances.

Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Daily: 6pm – 12 Midnight
Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Tei/ Jordan

If you need more recommendations on what to see, do and eat in Hong Kong,
read our Hong Kong travel guide.

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