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!
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
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
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
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
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
(inside Copthorne King’s Hotel)
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
+65 6337 2288
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
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!