Wen Kang Ji @ Joo Chiat Road – 2nd Outlet for Famous Wonton Noodles with Melt-In-Your-Mouth Char Siew

Wonton mee is one of those ubiquitous noodle dishes that you can’t really go wrong with, especially if you’re craving something decadent and filling, with just enough meat to top up a bowl of lardy, al dente noodles. 

Wen Kang Ji is known for that, just with a touch more decadence as you can see from the XXL Wonton Mee that put it on Singapore’s foodie map. Hot on the success of its original branch at Golden Mile Food Center, a second one has opened up shop on Joo Chiat Road, in the same coffee shop as Da Dong Prawn Noodles


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Da Dong Prawn Noodles @ Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat – Second-Generation Hawkers Serving Prawn Mee with Insane Umami Broth

The old adage, the early bird catches the worm, could not be more true at Da Dong Prawn Noodles, known for its umami prawn noodles that consistently sell out way before its 2pm closing time.


Tucked away in a sleepy corner of Joo Chiat Road, Da Dong Prawn Noodles is a heritage hawker stall that is currently run by second-generation owner Watson Lim, who took over the business from his father in 2018. The stall has been running strong since 1966, when it first opened.

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Tigerlily Patisserie @ Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat – Intricate Desserts and Pastries by Ex-Les Amis and Tarte Chef

With the pandemic putting a damper on eating out and cafe-hopping, it’s heartening to see home-based bakers expanding from online storefronts to brick-and-mortar setups. 

Tigerlilly Patisserie, headed by ex-Vianney Massot Restaurant pastry chef Naxine Ngooi, has joined the burgeoning enclave of foodie spots on Joo Chiat Road, a stone’s throw away from Da Dong Prawn Noodles. 


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Oaks Coffee Co. @ Upper Thomson Road – Aesthetically-Pleasing Brunch Dishes and Coffees

Upper Thomson Road has come into its own as a destination for hip cafes and notable eateries. And with the recent opening of the Thomson East Coast Line making it more accessible, there’s no excuse to not go exploring.  

Oaks Coffee Co., opened by the team behind The Kins’ at Pasir Panjang, has joined the burgeoning cafe scene on the upper-east side of Singapore. 


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Gochi-So Shokudo @ Jewel Changi Airport – Premium Iberico Pork Restaurant with Seasonal Specials (Media)

It’s not often you can use the words “Iberico pork” and “wallet-friendly” in the same sentence, so it was a pleasant surprise to discover that Gochi-So Shokudo, a casual Japanese eatery, has been serving quality dishes at affordable price points. 


Since its opening in 2019,  more outlets have popped up around Singapore, bringing its pork dishes to customers islandwide. Its Jewel Changi Airport is situated next to the HSBC Rain Vortex, with plenty of seats abound. 

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Baba Chews Bar and Eatery @ Katong Square, Katong – All-Day Modern Singapore Dining (Media)

There’s something intriguing about seeing where culinary innovations take us, especially when it comes to modernising and elevating our favourite childhood foods. It seems almost befitting that Baba Chews Bar and Eatery is situated in Katong, which many consider the heart of the beloved Peranakan cuisine. 


Like its home base, Katong Square, Baba Chews Bar and Eatery’s menu has undergone a few updates, with new Peranakan fusion dishes alongside other classic European offerings. 

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