Hangover From CNY Holidaying?

Xiong Xiong the teddy bear posing on the table at The Courtyard in The Fullerton Hotel while having afternoon high tea buffet, with cappuccino with latter art of a bear face resembling that of the bear mascot of the hotel

Although Chinese New Year technically lasts for 15 days, in Singapore, the hardcore celebration is only 2 days. More over, CNY happens over the weekend, so we effectively only have 1 day of public holiday, compared to 2.5 days usually, this year!

I feel you if you are feeling lost and empty for the past few days!

Here are some comfort food you can jio your kakis to go eat when you really can’t stand the emptiness!

Wanton mee set, with deep fried wanton, wanton, vegetables and char siew.

Truffle Wanton Mee by Bee Kee

What happens when you have Western fusion with Singapore local food? You get Wanton Mee drizzled with truffle oil!

The popular Wanton Mee stall is at Serangoon – if you work nearby, it will be a good idea to go there for lunch. If not, you can try popping over after work, though given its popularity, it’s not guaranteed to be opened by then!

2 Lor Lew Lian, Block 2
Singapore 531002

Kay Lee Roast Meat in Tai Seng, Singapore, flagship store inside a pre-war shophouse. Seen here is a bowl of tonic soup (wintergourd soup) and in the background, one plate of roast meat with rice.

Kay Lee Roast Meat

Eating at Kay Lee Roast Meat off Tai Seng MRT is more than a gastronomic experience. The shophouse off the main road sports a major throwback to the 70s, with high ceiling and tiled floors.

Their roast meat will throw your mind back to the good old days when nobody thinks being a skinny bag is a good thing.

Alternatively, ordering a bowl of its old school soup, like the Winter Melon Soup, will also help bring down that heatiness you accumulated over the CNY merrymaking.

125 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 534838
6743 8778

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee

Also near Tai Seng, this popular noodle store tends to get crowded during lunch times. However, their chilli will sure jolt you out of the holiday hangover!

Their noodles come with their famous dried chilli, and a bowl of clear soup with fishballs to clear your palate. The stimulation from the chilli will sure brighten up one’s day!

534 MacPherson Rd
Singapore 368220
6743 1372

Hot Stone Bibimbap at Wonderfu Bapsang, consisting of assorted vegetables, marinated chicken and a fresh egg, in Suntec City, Singapore.

Wonderful Bap Sang 원더풀밥상

My post on this wonderfully tasty Korean cuisine at Suntec City is one of the most popular on this blog. I think it’s a testimony of how widely loved this little restaurant behind K Mart is!

The Bibimbap is my go-to comfort food. If not, I would share their Korean Fried Chicken (Soy Sauce). Their Ginseng Chicken Soup with Rice will warm your heart on a rainy day.

And what’s better than having good Korean fare, when you can also shop for your favourite Korean grocery after a hearty meal?

Suntec City Tower 3
East Wing #02-609,610
Singapore 038983
6732 0974

Inside Princess Terrace, a restaurant in Copthorne King's Hotel featuring Penang cuisine; dessert, ang ku kueh

Princess Terrace Penang Buffet

Among all the “international” buffet in Singapore, Princess Terrace stands out with its specialisation of Penang food. Everything we love about Peranakan food can be found in one place!

From main course like Prawn Noodles (Heh Mee) to side dishes like Satay, Kueh Pie Tee and Otak Otak, to desserts like Nonya Kueh (mini Ang Ku Kueh, anyone?), Tau Huey and Pulut Hitam (Orh Bee Beh), the restaurant simply threw me back to my childhood days unpolluted by chicken nuggets and french fries!

Of course, the service from the staff was so good, I remembered it till now and cared to mention it here. A well-rounded eating experience will definitely help cure the CNY hangover!

403 Havelock Rd
Singapore 169632
(inside Copthorne King’s Hotel)
6318 3168

High tea set at Crossroads Bar in Merchant Court Hotel, off Clarke Quay in Singapore. This is the Western portion, with scones, tarts, muffins, macaron, cream puff and jam,

Crossroads Bar

Located inside Merchant Court, Crossroads Bar is a convenient hangout place for holiday hangover! I wouldn’t say the food was value-for-money (it’s located inside a high end hotel after all), but the ambience was terrific for a chillaxing good time!

They had big comfy sofas, which was not conducive for eating your Peranakan high tea, but is good for lounging and chatting with kakis.

20 Merchant Road
Singapore 058281
+65 6337 2288

Xiong Xiong the teddy bear posing with the Fullerton bear mascots adorned with colonial postman uniforms at The Courtyard in The Fullerton Hotel off Marina Bay in Singapore, Asia

The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel

I hate to say this, but one of the ways to overcome post-holiday blues is actually to spend good money on the “treatment”. The Courtyard’s high tea buffet not only serves great finger food paired with gourmet coffee and superior tea of your choice, but the ambience is also unparalleled.

One is surrounded by the old colonial style facade that is the old Post Office. When I was there, I was also treated to a soothing repertoire of harp performance. Enjoying high tea at The Courtyard at The Fullerton Hotel is an enjoyment for all senses!

1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
6877 8129

If you are tempted to cure your holiday hangover, do not hesitate to pick up the phone to make a reservation! I included these details for your convenience!

Till then, stay hungry!

Array of afternoon high tea buffet items on iconic 3-tier plates, at The Courtyard of The Fullerton Hotel off Marina Bay at Singapore. Foodgasm!

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