Chinatown Point has always been a place for family meals and gatherings.
There are Peach Garden known for its dim sum and wide spread of dishes; China Classic for Cantonese cuisine; Hainan Street Steamboat which has unique offerings of Hainanese style hotpot with chicken rice; and Lotus Kitchen which serves up vegetarian dishes that even meat-lovers would crave for.
Of course that is not all. Tsukada Nojo is my go-to place for Japanese collagen hotpot; Segar Restaurant for inexpensive Halal zhi char fare; and the under-the-radar BBQ Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant which is one of the most authentic Korean restaurants found in Singapore.
Chinatown Point #01-30
Tel: +65 6444 0188 / +65 8877 7783
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Kazo is a famous Taiwanese bakery and confectionery store that arrived in Singapore, right at Chinatown Point.
To maintain the standards and taste of the products from its parent store Nichifu, ingredients used in their store in Singapore are specially flown in from Taiwan regularly.
The shop offers delectable pastries such as crispy cream puffs, kazu kazu, croissants, and cheese tarts – all of which are available in different sweet and savoury variants. Early risers and brekkie lovers will be delighted to know they can find a couple of breakfast sets and all-day buns here too.
Signature items include the Kazo Polo, available in original or special variants (golden lava, Hokkaido, chocolate, caramel, raspberry, “kopi”, chicken pork floss, and spicy pork floss).
Another house special is the Kazo Burger, using the original baked-fresh-daily Kazo Polo filled with either the signature katsudon chicken or the classic fish filler. The crisp meat fillet is complemented with a slaw of thinly-sliced lettuce in a special homemade blended sauce.
The Kazo Burger is available à la carte for $4.80 while the bento set is at $6.80 and comes with sweet potato fries and a drink.
Don’t forget the intriguingly-shaped bottle of their Kazoman Organic Soya Bean drink or Matcha Latte. They’re abs-olutely sexy!
Chinatown Point #02-37
Tel: +65 6444 8840
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am –3:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Reserve Online – Tsukada Nojo
When in Tsukada Nojo, you must try their signature dish Bijin Nabe which literally means “beauty hotpot”.
The bijin nabe’s power lies in its broth made from melted collagen. This protein helps rebuild dead cells to recreate a youthful, healthy glow, hence the moniker “beauty hotpot”.
Tsukada Nojo sources its collagen from the highly-prized Jidori chicken, the counterpart of Wagyu beef and kurouta pork. This pure white protein is transformed into a pudding, which is melted over a stove built into the table until it turns into a cloudy soup. The collagen soup is available in 3 flavours: original, curry and spicy.
Hidden under the collage pudding, you will find barely seasoned fork-tender chicken. You can season it with either shoyu (light soy sauce), leek oil, yuzukosho (a citrusy Japanese spice), or chili layu sauce.
The beauty in bijin nabe goes beyond its health benefits – it extends to how it is presented, with the vegetables arranged in a certain order on top of the steaming broth. The closest thing to the fountain of youth, bijin nabe is both a gustatory and visual delight.
All ingredients are farm-to-table. The collagen and even the side dishes are mainly from local sources in Miyazaki. One of its side dishes is Chicken Nanban, served with tartar sauce made rich with generous portions of diced egg, available in both original and spicy versions.
Chinatown Point #02-47/48
Tel: +65 6244 2028
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Hoshino Coffee takes pride in its hand-drip coffees, made with roasted 100% premium Arabica coffee beans. These beans are carefully selected by Hoshino Coffee’s very own coffee blend specialist Master Kanno.
To pair with your coffees, you may order any of their popular soufflé-style pancakes – baked fresh upon order (allot 20 minutes waiting time) and served with whipped butter and your choice of syrup (maple or honey).
Their signature Pancakes Souffle Style is priced $9.80 for single and $12.00 and double. The special matcha variant is at $13.50 for single and $16.80 for double.
Aside the hand-drip coffee and pancakes, Hoshino offers spaghetti with various toppings (its signature is Hoshino Spaghetti with Eggplant, Bacon, Shimeji & Sausage, $14.00), rice dishes (the Fuwa-Fuwa Hoshino Souffle on Porcini Cream Rice with Bacon is a must-try), meat plates (go for the Hoshino Angus Beef Steak Plate, $21.80), and side dishes (Hoshino French Fries with Wasabi Mayo, $6.00).
If not, get a wobbly “Omu” Soufflé Curry ($17.80).
Chinatown Point #02-41/42
Tel: +65 6441 3800
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Rice Hut is a new concept by Thai Village Restaurant.
Its signature dish, Braised Abalone Rice, is the expanded version of Abalone Rice, one of the popular dishes from Thai Village Menu. It is a delectable wok-fried rice doused in rich, aromatic superior sauce and chicken broth. Its version of this umami-flavoured sauce combines mushroom, oyster sauce, chicken stock, and other premium ingredients.
Rice Hut’s rice dishes are served with different premium toppings such as braised abalone, prawns, fish maw, grilled eel, chicken cutlet, Wagyu beef, and vegetables.
Try the Braised Fish Maw & Seafood Rice, where the fish maws are carefully prepared to maintain their original flavour and good texture. You can have it with either the Grilled Eel ($16.50) or Wagyu Beef Meal ($24.50).
Other rice dishes highlighting all-time favourites – salted egg yolk and fish skin, include the Salted Egg Yolk Prawn Rice with Fish Skin ($11.50), Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Prawn Rice with Fish Skin ($11.50), and Creamy Salted Egg Yolk Pork Rice + Fish Skin ($12.50)
Chinatown Point #02-36
Tel: +65 6702 0603
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:30 pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30 am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH), Last Order 9:30pm
Peach Garden specialises in Cantonese cuisine, serving valued diners a scrumptious range of traditional classics and innovative modern creations.
Its signature dish is the two-some Crisp-Fried Prawn with Wasabi Salad Cream + Crisp-Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk ($26.00, small). Order this and you get the best of both worlds: crunchy, plump prawns are coated in 2 popular sauces: a vibrant wasabi salad cream sauce and a creamy salted egg yolk sauce.
The Double-Boiled Shark’s Bone Cartilage Soup with Fish Maw ($26.00 per person) is another signature dish you shouldn’t miss.
Other house specials include Fried Carrot Cake with X.O Chili Sauce ($12.00) and Stewed Fish Paste Noodle with Diced Seafood and Minced Meat Sauce ($24.00, small).
End your meal on a sweet note with Chilled Jelly Royale in Young Coconut ($8.80).
Chinatown Point #01-41/42
Tel: +65 6262 1717
Opening Hours: Lunch & High Tea 11am – 5pm, Dinner 6pm-10pm (Mon – Fri),
Lunch & High Tea 10am – 5pm, Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
China Classic aims to showcase the best taste of Cantonese cuisine, extracting the most original flavours out of the freshest ingredients.
Using a wide repertoire of cooking methods – including double-boiling, simmering, poaching, steaming, braising, sautéing, stir-frying and deep-frying – the chefs are able to create dishes with flavours that are well-balanced and never too greasy.
Their signature dishes include the Doubled-boiled Fish Maw with Herbal in Shark’s Bone Soup ($28.80/person), Sautéed Live Crab with Chili Sauce Singapore-style (Seasonal Price), and Deep-fried Prawn coated with Mayonnaise served with Dragon Fruit ($22.80, regular).
For dim sum, try their Baked Honey BBQ Pork Pastry ($5.80 for 3 pcs) or the Deep-fried Curry Taro Puff with Scallop ($5.80 per 3 pcs)
For those who want the best of both worlds, opt for the Roasted BBQ Trio Combination ($28.80, regular) which features a medley of Roasted Crispy Pork, Honey BBQ Pork, and Soya Sauce Chicken.
When you visit, don’t leave without trying their Rice with Scallop, Spinach & Egg White ($18.80, regular. The rice is cooked with spinach sauce, adding an earthy aroma to the dish, then stir-fried with scallops and the egg white towards the end.
A venue for group meals with family and friends who love classic Cantonese cuisine.
Chinatown Point #02-43/44
Tel: +65 6244 0081
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Menya Musashi is one of the most popular ramen shops credited as the pioneer of a new ramen culture in Japan. It is named after the legendary Edo-era samurai Miyamoto Musashi, who was famed for his distinctive “double sword style”.
What makes its ramen special is their broth that uniquely combines chicken, pork and bonito then slowly boiled and stirred intermittently for 9 hours.
This results in a rich and flavourful broth that is used as the base for 3 types of ramen: White, Black, and Red. White is the classic ramen, a hearty bowl of springy noodles in a thick and rich tonkatsu broth. Black includes garlic and onions, while Red is the spicy broth.
Signature dishes include Ippon Yakibuta Ramen ($19.90) topped with braised pork that’s so tender and juicy customers love it, and the Cha Shu Ramen ($10.90) which includes chasu a.k.a. nibuta or pork simmered in soy sauce, sake and sugar at a low temperature.
They have also just launched a Singapore-exclusive Chilli Crab Ramen topped with soft-shell crab tempura poured over with sweet and slightly spicy sauce.
Should you decide to skip the ramen, go for The Original Hamburg Steak Set ($13.90), served with sweet corn and comes with a bowl of soup, rice, and gravy.
[Closed] Soon Huat Dining House
Chinatown Point #02-38
Tel: +65 6677 6286
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Soon Huat Dining House is founded by Jabez Tan, an ex-offender-turned-chef who picked up his culinary skills while in Changi prison serving his last term.
He then developed and perfected his recipe of Bak Kut Teh, a luxurious soup that combines the best of Malaysian and Singaporean styles.
The dish uses premium pork ribs tenderly simmered in a complex broth, served with generous serving of golden mushrooms and tow kee.
Other recommended items include Bak Kut Teh Soup ($7.90), Dried Bak Kut Teh ($8.90), Seafood White Mee Hoon ($9.90), and Curry/Assam Fish Head (promotion price $19.90, U.P. $26.90).
Chinatown Point #01-44
Tel: +65 6443 0978
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun), Last Order 9:15pm (Mon – Thurs) & 9:30pm (Fri – Sun)
Chicken Hotpot is a casual hot pot concept that originated from Shanghai in 69 Wujiang Road and franchised by Chicken Hot Pot Shanghai.
It is known for their unique concept of hot pot cum steamboat, using only the finest ingredients in all of their recipes.
What’s special in this restaurant is the versatility of its hot pot. Diners can savour both the original flavour of the hot pot and turning it into steamboat. For instance, you can start with a Szechuan-style flavoured pot and savour it all you want.
Or later on, should you prefer, you can change it into a soup base (simple add their free-flow soup) and then add a variety of meat/vegetables into their pots as steamboat add-ons.
Essentially you get two flavours in one pot.
The signature hotpot, Chicken Hotpot, is available in 3 sizes (small, medium, large) and 3 levels of spiciness (non-spicy, mild-spicy, spicy). It includes tender bone-in chicken and you can add as much fresh vegetables and meat selections as you like.
BBQ Hyang Yeon Korean Restaurant
Chinatown Point #02-35
Tel: +65 6694 9566
Opening Hours: Lunch 11.30am – 3pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri)
Lunch 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm -10pm (Sat – Sun)
BBQ Hyang Yeon is known to serve some of the best Korean cuisine in Singapore. Its extensive collection of well-loved dishes from Beef Short Ribs to Sirloin reflects the restaurant’s effort to cater to every palate.
The food and service is suitable for families, large groups, and catching up with friends and colleagues.
As its name suggests, BBQ Hyang Yeon specialises in BBQ, Korean style. Their BBQ Buffet covers appetisers, free-flow meats, premium meats/seafood and comes with free stew. On weekdays, the buffet is available for $32++/adult and during weekends and public holidays it’s priced a bit higher at $35++. Kids get a special rate of $19++.
Aside from the BBQ buffet, it features the Yeongyang-dolsot-bap Set (Nutritious Hot Stone Pot Rice Set), a traditional Korean nutritious rice dish. What makes this so flavourful are the more than 10 ingredients that go with it, including chestnuts, mushroom, jujube, walnut and ginkgo nut.
A popular way of enjoying this dish it to scrape the crusted rice and make it into a nurungji, a fragrant crusted rice porridge, in the hot stone pot.
With this set, you can pick from various appetisers such as Seafood Pancake, Kimchi Pancake or Steam Egg, marinated BBQ dishes or grilled fish (Gulbi Gui or Mackerel), and hot piping stew or soup that are perfect match with the nutritious stone rice.
Plus, you get a complimentary unlimited trip to the fresh salad bar.
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant
Chinatown Point #02-40
Tel: +65 6443 5659
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:45am – 2:30pm Last Order 2:15pm, Dinner 5:45pm – 10:00pm Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
In business since 1983, Nanbantei is one of the longest-standing and possibly first Japanese yakitori restaurants around. Its core menu, while rooted in tradition, constantly changes with the season or the availability of unusual ingredients from Japan.
The simple art of yakitori cooking uses fresh ingredients grilled over flaming charcoals. The meat is seasoned with sea salt, while the special charcoals are imported from Japan. These give the yakitori its distinctive taste and texture, nicely charred on the outside while still retaining its flavourful juices.
Nanbantei offers a wide array of yakitori (à la carte 2 sticks) from skewered meats to seafood and vegetables.
Popular meats include negina (chicken with leek), tsukune (chicken meatballs), tebasaki (chicken wings), bonjuri (chicken buttocks), shiso maki (pork with shiso leaf), butabara yuzukosho (pork belly with yuzu citrus paste), wagyu maki (wagyu beef with salt & pepper), lamb yaki (lamb chop).
Aside from a la carte yakitori, Nanbantei also offers sashimi, sushi, hot pots, fried dishes, rice and noodles, desserts, course menus, and dinner sets.
Bento sets are also available. For rice bowl lovers, a popular choice is the Truffle Kurobuta Don トリュフ黒豚丼 of charcoal grilled black Iberico pork slices, onsen tamago and black truffle oil and paste over rice.
[Closed] Lotus Kitchen
Chinatown Point #01-01/02
Tel: +65 6538 1068
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Lotus Kitchen is a spinoff of the famous Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant that offers contemporary Chinese and local favourites with an innovative twist. The concept takes vegetarian dishes to new heights with natural premium ingredients.
Its menu features best-selling mainstays of its predecessor (such as the Double Boiled Tian Ma Soup and Crispy Soya Wrap with Passionfruit), as well as new creations by owner Ms Lee.
With modern minimalist interiors to match its contemporary philosophy in cuisine, the place is almost serene. The ambiance is cosy, attracting families and the younger market to unwind and dine in a laid-back manner.
What’s interesting here is the use of premium ingredients any non-vegetarian may not have heard before, but any gourmand would love to discover and taste. These ingredients, which are all natural, include lion’s mane mushrooms, agaricus blazei mushroom, tian ma, cordyceps flower, burdock and sugarcane sprout from Taiwan. All these and more provide a different spectrum of flavours and textures.
Discover the flavours of its best-selling signature dish Braised Mushroom in Hot Stone Pot ($18.80), It uses two types of mushrooms (lion’s mane and shiitake), combined with bamboo shoots stir-fried in ginger and chili. The basil leaves on the stone pot intermingle with these vegetables, their fragrance released to further enhance the dish.
Even if you are not a vegetarian, you may change your mind once you try Lotus Kitchen.
Chinatown Point #B2-39/40/41
Tel: +65 64441778
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Segar Restaurant is a zhi-char style establishment that serves Halal Chinese food.
Its menu basically revolves around zhi-char favourites and a small selection of desserts. If you love spicy food, then a visit to Segar Restaurant is a must. You can treat your taste buds to some of Singapore’s most-loved local favourites.
There is definitely something for everyone here, as the extensive menu aims to cater to a wide range of palates.
The Curry Fish Head is a bestseller at this dining destination. The curry gravy is wonderfully thick with an aroma that is a home run for curry lovers. The red snapper is fresh and its meat tender to the bite. Not scrimping on ingredients, the not overly-spicy dish is cooked with generous servings of vegetables.
Other must-try dishes include the Prawn Paste Chicken which is juicy served with crispy bits, Creamy Lemon Sauce Prawns, Segar Claypot Golden Chicken, Steamed Tapioca, Sambal Kang Kong, Salted Egg Prawns, Tom Yum Seafood Food, Pandan Leaf Chicken, and Hong Kong Hor Fun.
This place is highly recommended for families, large groups, or catching up with friends and colleagues.
[Closed] Haikee Brothers
Chinatown Point #02-39
Tel: +65 6244 4408
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon – Sun)
Craving for good-old Soy Chicken Noodles? Head over to Haikee Brothers, which is owned and run by 3rd generation hawker siblings Joseph and James Wang.
The Wang brothers are committed to keep Haikee’s traditional flavours genuine, while they explore fresh new ideas to continue innovating. The duo partnered with the culinary team behind Tenderfresh, Hawkerman & Good Chance Restaurant to develop a more extensive menu for their Chinatown Point restaurant.
Ranging from classic delights to modern recipes to suit the palate of all ages, the menu is a blend of old and new.
Haikee’s popular Soy Chicken goes through a continual braising process in their special sauce. This allows the chicken to absorb it all the flavours, making it soft and moist with the skin almost translucently thin.
Signature dishes include HKB Soy Chicken Ramen ($6.50++) which uses their trademark Haikee Soy Sauce. The light shoyu broth, blended with mirin, carries a strong aroma of braised mushrooms. The dish comes with chewy noodles, half a runny egg a.k.a. lava egg, kailan, seaweed, and a generous portion of the star of the dish, soy chicken.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Chinatown Point.