People think that dining around the vicinity of Orchard means burning a hole in your wallet, but what if we told you that you can earn rewards instead? Fresh from a 16-month makeover, The Centrepoint has something for everyone in the heart of Orchard, including lip-smacking restaurants, great retail outlets, and play areas for active toddlers.
Plus, have your Chope app at the ready because great eats at The Centrepoint will score you 4 times the Chope-Dollars – that’s worth $10 in restaurant vouchers which you can redeem for! Take your pick from top-notch Japanese grills to unforgettable Korean fried chicken, there’s definitely something for everyone – even the pickiest of foodies.
Move over, Korean barbecue; there’s a new contender in town! For those unfamiliar with Gyu-Kaku, it’s about time to get acquainted because this Yakiniku spot is about to be your next go-to for grilled goodies and delicious Japanese fare. Get into the thrill of the grill and try your hand at cooking your own meats, though the waiting stuff are always more than happy to help.
Offering premium cuts such as Karubi and Kurobuta, rest assured that you’re getting the best cuts in the house, perfectly marinated to keep flavours at a hundred. Seafood lovers can also delight in their sea-lections on the menu that include the likes of Scallop with Butter and Soy Sauce, Shrimp in Butter and Garlic, and more.
Who can say no to a platter of beautifully roasted Irish duck? London Duck by Fei Siong offers one of the best in the area, and at prices that are easy on the wallet to boot! It goes without saying that the star dish at this homey eatery is the Roast Duck, where plump ducks are roasted to crispy perfection on the outside while maintaining juicy and succulent on the inside.
If you can’t decide, go for the classic Roasted Pork + BBQ Ribs + Char Siew platter – everyone knows that you it’s a sure fire combo! For something a little healthier, the Century Egg and Peanut Porridge is your best bet.
Bringing authentic Indonesian flavours to Singapore, Dapur Penyet is a quaint establishment that serves up a plate of ayam penyet worth raving about.
For the uninitiated, ayam penyet is a popular Indonesian dish where chicken is smashed prior to being deep fried or grilled, and then served with rice, ulam (side dishes), and fiery sambal. Trust us: this is definitely a dish you’d want to skip the queue for! If you’re not a fan of vegetables, Dapur Penyet may just be the place to convert you. With dishes like Kang Kong Belachan, Tumis Kacang Panjang, Tumis Taugei, and Terong Belado, even the staunchest of carnivores will be singing praises for them at the end of the meal.
Grab your friends and head down to Tino’s Pizza Cafe, a friendly pizzeria tossing up some amazing pies. With premium pizza dough that’s handmade from scratch and a slew of toppings to choose from, a bite of their pizzas is more than enough to transport you to the cobbled streets of Naples.
Their menu has classics and quirky creations, so you’ll get more than the usual Hawaiian and pepperoni pizzas. If you’re a fan of Sichuan food, the pizza of your dreams is finally becoming a reality with the Spicy Mala Pizza. Feeling a little adventurous? Give their Durian Pizza a go! Lovers of all things sweet can order their sweet-pizzas from the dessert menu such as their Berry Good and Golden Sunkist.
Souper Tang is brightly-lit, modern and cheerful, and that smell in the air is the trace of slow-cooked stocks and fragrant aromatics promising rich, comforting soups. Don’t miss their list of double-boiled soups like Dried Scallop Spare Rib Soup with Cordyceps, featuring tender pork ribs in a deliciously sweet stock enhanced by the herbal goodness of cordyceps. The Scholar Excellence Soup sounds simple, but it’s bursting with the sweetness of dried mushrooms, scallops, wolfberries, and a meaty stock.
There’s elegant Chinese fare on offer here, too; a selection of braised vegetables and heartier meat courses, like home-braised pork belly in a dark soy sauce dressing. Head down to Souper Tang, drink to your health, and have a good meal while you’re at it!
Korean fried chicken has cemented its place in the Hallyu revolution, and fans of the crispy treat have had good cause to rejoice since the introduction of Chicken Up. Moist, tender, and coated with that addictive thin, crunchy, less greasy coating, Chicken Up’s exact technique is a closely guarded secret.
While the classic version holds a special place in our hearts (and stomachs), those who enjoy a little spice should head straight for their signature Spicy Up and the milder, sweeter YangNyum style. Fried chicken in Korea is often accompanied by alcohol beverages but those not looking to take advantage of the restaurant’s beer and soju offerings can easily content themselves with a traditional bingsu dessert instead.
Crystal Jade Kitchen is no stranger to true blue dim sum fans. Touting a menu stuffed with crowd pleasers such as signature dim sum bites, classic congee, and roasted meats, this culinary empire goes to great lengths to ensure that there’s something for everyone in the family.
Popular favourites include the well-crafted Siew Mai with Crab Roe and Steamed Har Kau. There’s also the deep-fried Salted Egg Shrimp with Cheong Fun that enthralls hungry eaters with its multi-textured layers of salted egg roe and shrimp wrapped within layers of delicate rice roll. The Signature Pork Belly, another winning dish, features a juicy slab of pork belly that was marinated overnight in a sticky-sweet sauce before being roasted to perfection. And the Assorted Lotus Paste Buns, fashioned to resemble cute hedgehogs, pigs, and chicks, will put a smile on every kid or kid at heart!