Chinatown Point has recently spruced up its F&B offerings, with NEW restaurants including famous Hong Kong noodle chain TamJai SamGor Mixian, ramen specialis KIWAMI with a teppanyaki bar, and Tamago EN known for wobbly souffle pancakes.
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh has also undergone a revamp with a more cosy setting, offering the same peppery broth and fall-off-the-bone tender ribs.
Hyang Yeon BBQ Korean Restaurant
Chinatown Point #02-35
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
If you are craving for sizzling Korean-style BBQ, Hyang Yeon offers BBQ buffet, BBQ sets and ala carte menus. The name “Hyang Yeon” means to “hold a banquet; and invite people to the place of great food”.
Their BBQ Buffet available during weekday dinner and weekends, covers appetisers, free-flow meats, premium meats/seafood and comes with free stew. Mega value.
The weekday buffet from Monday to Thursday nights is available at $38++ for adults, $36++ for seniors/students, and children (90cm – 120cm) get a special rate of $19++.
With the 100 minutes buffet, each diner can get a one-time serving of Tteokbokki, Japchae, Seafood Pancake, Kimchi Pancake or Steamed Egg.
In terms of meats, there is unlimited serving of thinly sliced beef, kurobuta pork belly, spicy pork belly, marinated pork collar, garlic chicken, spicy chicken and soy chicken. There is also a one portion serving of premium meat or seafood such as beef sirloin, beef short rib, marinated beef short rib, kurobuta pork collar and more.
That is not all. There is also a choice of FREE Stew (min 2 persons to dine) of hot piping Army Stew, Soy Bean Paste Hot Pot, Pork & Tofu Kimchi, or Seafood Soft Tofu Stew, that should provide a satisfying, filling meal.
Chinatown Point #02-36
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 10:30am – 10:30pm (Sat, Sun, PH)
Peach Garden specialises in Cantonese cuisine, serving valued diners a scrumptious range of traditional classics and innovative modern creations.
The Chinese casual restaurant now offers a special Christmas Set Menu at $88++ per diner, with a 1-for-1 special, available exclusive at the Chinatown Point outlet.
Start with the appetiser of Chilled Marinated Cherry Tomato with Plum Sauce accompanied Smoked Duck in Satay Sauce, then move on to a comforting soup of Braised Assorted diced Seafood Thick Soup served in Pumpkin.
Have a festive mains of Pan-fried Turkey with Foie Gras Sauce, Stir-fried Asparagus with Mixed Mushroom and Golden Garlic, and luxurious Baked Lobster with Truffle Oil accompanied with Stewed Ee-Fu Noodle with Shrimp Roe.
End with a sweet treat of Chilled Black Glutinous Rice with Cashew Nuts and Ice Cream.
Chinatown Point #02-37
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:30pm Last Order 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm Last Order 9pm (Mon – Sun)
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 flavour such as 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.
Add in ingredients of specially selected “local delights” such as Ring Ring Roll ($6.00), Cheese Tofu ($6.00), Lobster Balls, ($6.00), Fishball with Roe ($6.00), Yuba Skin with Seafood Paste ($6.00), Meaty Balls ($6.00) and Fishball with Cheese ($6.00).
Chinatown Point Promotion:
Promo 1: FREE any one plate of “local delights” ingredients with purchase of Bijin Nabe.
Promo 2: Early Bird Dinner promotion – Get FREE tea or drink when dine in by 5pm – 6pm from Mon – Thurs, with ala carte orders.
– Not in conjunction of any other promotions or discounts, one time and dine-in only
Chinatown Point #02-38
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
This is one of Chinatown Point’s newest entrant – KIWAMI known for its tonkotsu ramen, with broth simmered over 10 hours using 100% Japanese pork bones.
The ramen specialist is popular for its Black Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.80), with original-recipe noodles crafted with Hokkaido wheat, added with fragrant roasted black garlic oil.
Available at this outlet are Mazesoba specials, of dry ramen topped with various ingredients such as minced pork stew, spring onions, bamboo shoots and egg. Give is a good mix and enjoy this Japanese style of ‘bak chor mee’.
Other than the original, there are also options of Tantan Mazesoba ($10.80), Cha Shu Mentai ($11.80), Kurobota Stew ($11.80), Buta Kakuni ($12.80), Unagi Kabayaki ($14.80), Spicy Chicken Wings ($11.80), Beef Karubi Bulgogi ($15.80), and Buta Hoho Black Mazesoba ($13.80).
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant
Chinatown Point #02-40
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 at Chinatown Point also offers “The Great Don Lunch Menu” with offerings of Aburi Wagyu Beef Don ($19.50), Salmon Teriyaki Don ($13), Miso Beef Steak Don ($16), Gyudon ($14), Kaisen Chirashi Don ($16) and more.
Chinatown Point #02-41/42
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Enjoy a Iberico Pork Feast at Gochi-So Shokudo, as their premium Campovilla Iberico Pork used is imported from Spain directly, with some dishes grilled over bincho-tan charcoal and coupled with special dipping sauces.
Expect dishes such as Belly Don ($10.00), Jowl Don ($13.80), Bellota Loin Katsu ($17.80), Mille Feuille Katsu Curry Rice ($13.80) and Collar Steak ($16.80), with melt-in-the-mouth tenderness at wallet-friendly pricing.
For fans of Tonkatsu, the one special dish you can look forward to having is the Iberico Mixed Tonkatsu Set, included with crispy fried golden-brown Iberico pork katsu, ebi fry, two pieces of breaded Hiroshima oyster, alongside Japanese rice, miso soup and cabbage salad.
Menya Musashi Bukotsu
Chinatown Point #02-43/44
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (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.
I had many styles of ramen before, but this is probably my first time having a Crayfish Ramen, with the crustacean prepared with a sweet chilli sauce (similar to chilli crab sauce).
Get the full set along with Japanese-style fried chicken covered in tangy and aromatic black vinegar sauce, along with wobbly custard pudding and drink of Iced Lemon Tea.
Chinatown Point #02-45/46
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Monster Curry is a Japanese chain of restaurants that specializes in monster-sized curries served in comes in 35cm and 41cm sized plates, at value-for-money pricing.
Known as the only Japanese restaurant in Singapore that serves a “demi-glace” curry sauce, the Monster Curry trademark slow-cooked sauce is rich, flavourful, and deep brown, and often paired with golden-fried pork, chicken or seafood.
Complementing this curry sauce is their hot sauce, an in-house concoction of chili padi, garlic, ginger, and celery.
If you need a sweet treat, Monster Curry also offers Honey Toast, such as the Mixed Berries Honey Toast ($10.80).
This Japanese dessert treat consists of cubes of buttery crisp French Toast bread, sweet fruits (blueberry and strawberries in this case), whipped cream, strawberry sauce alongside Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Chinatown Point #02-47/48
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Last order 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Hoshino Coffee, originally from Japan, is known for its aromatic hand drip coffee and soufflé pancake. Aside from the signature coffees and desserts, Hoshino offers a wide variety of wafu pasta, rice dishes and sides. I
The Japanese-based cafe 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 (allocate at least 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.
Also check out Hoshino Coffee’s new Mille Crepe Cakes ($7.70 a slice), available in flavours of Strawberry, Haskap (a type of berry), Matcha and winter special of chocolate.
Chinatown Point #01-44
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Tamago-EN is known to incorporate the freshest eggs imported direct from Okinawa in many of its dishes, and therefore the golden-orange yolk colour and “fuwa fuwa” (fluffy) texture of the eggs.
Accordingly, all their eggs go through a process of UV sanitisation for the highest food safety standards, and are SO FRESH they can be eaten raw.
Some of its most popular items are the Tamgo-EN Oyoko Don ($12.80), Chicken Stew Rice with Omelette ($13.80), Beef Stew Rice with Omelette ($16.80), Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict Set ($13.80), and Prawn and Mentai Cream Pasta ($14.80).
Always makes some room for the jiggly and soft-like-clouds fluffy pancakes, but do expect to wait at least 20 minutes as they are made fresh.
For something more tangy-fruity, get the Berry Souffle Pancakes ($13.80) topped with strawberry and pistachio, Banana Chocolate Souffle Pancake ($11.80), Caramel Peach ($12.80) and Original Souffle Pancakes ($8.80).
Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles
Chinatown Point #01-43
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last order 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)
One of China’s most famous Lanzhou Lamian restaurants is Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles 舌尖尖兰州牛肉面.
The Chinese-Muslim style of beef noodles is typically known for incorporating halal-meat and clear beef broth flavoured with herbs and salt.
The other key feature is the hand-pulled Lamian noodles with long strands.
Not just one or two, but 8 different types of hand-pulled noodles. The styles range from normal, thin, thick, thicker, leek leave, small flat, flat, triangle. The first four are round-shaped, next three are flat, while the last is a special ‘triangle’.
Go for the Signature Beef Noodles (from $8.90) with a comforting bowl of beef noodles served in a clear broth, topped with tender slices of beef shank and then garnished with finely sliced white radish. I would recommend having the soup on its own first, then mix in some of the bright red chilli oil to savour the difference.
Another one of their best-sellers is the Dry Chicken Noodles (from $8.90), with hand-pulled noodles tossed in a special sauce.
Chinatown Point #01-41/42
Opening Hours: 11am – 4:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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 balanced and not too greasy.
Their signature dishes include the Sautéed Live Crab with Chili Sauce Singapore-style (Seasonal Price), and Deep-fried Prawn coated with Mayonnaise served with Dragon Fruit.
For dim sum, try their homemade items from Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun, Baked Honey BBQ Pork Pastry, Deep-fried Curry Taro Puff, Har Kau, Siew Mai, Pork Dumpling “Xiao Long Bao”, to Assorted Mushroom Dumplings.
Plus, most of the dim sum items have a special promotional price at $3.80 only, so you can gather a friend or two to eat your fill.
Chinatown Point #01-29
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Most Singaporeans should be familiar with EAT., conceptualised as the “one-stop shop” eatery serving local favourites such as Bak Chor Mee, Fishball Noodles, Laksa, as well as finger food items like fishcake and chicken wings.
Other than the usual mee kia, mee pok, or kway teow, you can now have your noodle dishes paired with Korean sweet potato vermicelli.
The Teochew-style Bak Chor Mee now comes with this sweet potato vermicelli which has a texture similar to tang hoon, tossed in a vinegar and soy sauce mix with specially-made sambal.
This is accompanied with soft minced pork, sliced lean pork, fishball, crispy pork lard, and topped with stewed mushrooms.
Chinatown Point Promotion:
Enjoy the Sweet Potato Tang Hoon Set Meal complete with hot coffee or hot tea.
Choice of Laksa at $5.50 (U.P $6), Minced Meat at $5.80 (UP $6.30), or Fishball Noodle at $5 (UP $5.50) .
– Promotion valid only at Chinatown Point outlet.
– Promotion valid for in-store or takeaway. Takeaway charges apply
– Promotion not valid with other promotions.
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Chinatown Point #01-04
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 9:30pm (Fri – Sat), 10:30am – 9pm (Sun)
The Michelin Bib Gourmand Song Fa Bak Kut Teh is best known for its peppery pork rib soup, best paired with their savoury and fragrant braised dishes, stewed with a variety of aromatic spices.
Its outlet at Chinatown Point has also recently undergone a revamp for a brand-new look.
Other than the Pork Rib Soup, you can got for the Sliced Fish Soup ($7.90) – lighter option for those who want a substitute to pork meat.
The dish is prepared with marinated slices of Snakehead fish, a type of freshwater fish, often used in claypot dishes.
It has a light yet firm flaky white meat with a mild flavour, and no fishy aftertaste. Sometimes I will have this with mee sua.
TamJai SamGor Mixian
Chinatown Point #01-01/02
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
TamJai SamGor Mixian 譚仔三哥 which is Hong Kong’s most popular noodle chain renowned for its signature Yunnan mixian (rice noodles) and intensely-flavoured soup bases, has arrived at Chinatown Point.
The recommended is the Cross-Bridge Mixian or Guo Qiao Mixian ($12.80).
Simply order this and your mixian already comes with pre-selected toppings – 16 assorted toppings for your taking.
Ready to count? Here they are: pork, beef, chicken, fishcake, fish ball, cuttlefish ball, pork belly, pork liver, beansprouts, beancurd sheet, tofu puffs, chives, bamboo fungus, lettuce, pickled cabbage, and minced pork.
This is quite value-for-money at $12.80 for such a bountiful bowl.
The menu recommends ⅒ Mild for first tries; but I think spice-loving Singaporeans can go for the ⅓ Mild or even Mild – which is their version of ”xiao la” (little spicy).
Taikoo Lane Hotpot 太古里火锅
Chinatown Point #B1-16
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Taikoo Lane Hotpot 太古里火锅 has introduced two new soup bases which includes Chinese wine-infused collagen soup and baby lobster soup, along with 4 tasty new dishes.
The Huadiao Collagen Soup ($11.80 for half, $20.80 for full) is cooked with a base of premium pork knuckles, pork bones and chicken, first simmered for more than 8 hours.
Upon serving, a special collagen jelly is added to the boiling broth, followed by a small serving of Chinese Huadiao wine which is offered as an option to add into the broth.
My personal favourite would be the Spicy Pickled Baby Lobster Soup ($16.80 for half, $31.80 for full). You would find a generous helping of baby lobsters aka xiao long xia and black mussels in the soup.
There is a lovely pickled spiciness (yet not overly fiery) that is quite shiok to have, cooked by including Sichuan pickled Erjingtiao pepper, homemade pickled green pepper and garlic powder, and freshly-fried oil from a mixture of fragrant ginger and onions.
Chinatown Point #B1-47
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
The cooler weather nowadays seems to make me crave more for a comforting dish like Vietnamese Pho.
Pho Street offers a wide selection Vietnamese Street delights from signature Pho noodles, an array of street snacks to crusty Banh Mi.
The Signature Pho Beef Combination ($9.90 ala carte, $13.90 for set) comes recommended, available in spicy or non-spicy versions. All sets are served with a summer roll and iced lemon tea.
As to why the soup is so light yet flavourful, that is because it contains a secret ingredient broth boiled for 8 hours, then drizzled with house-special blend oil.
As for the ingredients, it is included with handmade beef balls, beef slices, beef shank, beef tendons and beef tripe, cooked with pho noodles imported from Vietnam.
Pair this up with Banh Mi sandwich filled with Grilled Pork Belly ($6.50 ala carte, $10.50 set), Beef ($6.90 ala carte, $10.90 set), Lemongrass Chicken ($6.50 ala carte, $10.50 set).
Chinatown Point Promotion:
Get $2 OFF when you pay with OCBC Pay Anyone™
– Valid till 31 Jan 2021
– Applicable with minimum spend of $10
– Not applicable with other promotions. Other T&C apply
Hui Lau Shan
Chinatown Point #B1-48
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Hui Lau Shan 許留山 is the famous Hong Kong dessert chain best known for its mango desserts and ‘kwai ling ko’.
There are a number of Mango desserts available in Singapore, including Mango Triple Delight, Mango Pop Pop, Mango Crystal Jelly, Sago Duet, Mango Coconut Ribbon, and Mango Chewy Ball.
One of their bestselling items are the Combos A, B, and C, featuring an assortment of sweet and savoury items reminiscent of Hong Kong’s street food.
I had the Combo B ($16.90, U.P $20.30) which comes with the signature Mango Sago dessert, coming with fresh mango chunks, chilled mango puree and soft sago.
There are also the Hong Kong style Curry Fishballs, followed by refreshing Watermelon Pomelo Sago to cool you down.
Chinatown Point Promotion:
Combo A: Signature Mango Jelly Smoothies + Mango Honey Jelly Smoothies at $11.90 (U.P $14.60)
Combo B: Watermelon Pomelo Sago + Mango Sago + Curry Fishball at $16.90 (U.P $20.30)
Combo C: Signature Mango Jelly + Mango Sago + Curry Fishball + Mango Pudding at $19.90 (U.P $23.90)
– Not applicable for others discounts/vouchers.
– Only valid at Chinatown Point outlet
Ah Xin Malatang
Chinatown Point #B2-50B
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
While Mala Xiang Guo is the popular Sichuan style street food found in many parts of Singapore, Mala Tang – the soup and healthier version is gaining traction.
Ah Xin Malatang is a kiosk that offers both DIY Mala Tang麻辣烫 and Mala Toss麻辣拌 (Mala Ban) – the dry version.
For the Mala Tang, start by picking ingredients from a selection of more than 50 vegetables, mushrooms, meats and seafood (almost like Yong Tau Foo or Mala Xiang Guo style). Starting with $1.75 for 100 grams, this is considered very affordable.
Next, choose from one of the 7 specially created broths, from the Mala Bone, Signature Bone, Herbal Brew, Wild Mushroom, Tomato, Pickled Vegetable to tangy Tom Yam.
Further customise the spice level for your soup, from mild, medium, to mega.
In addition, Ah Xin Malatang has recently launched Mala Toss, the dry version of Mala Tang. You can choose between the Signature Mala Sesame Toss or Fragrant & Sweet Toss.
Chinatown Point #B2-39/40/41
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Segar Restaurant is a zi-char style establishment that serves Halal Chinese food.
Its menu basically revolves around zi-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 ($20) 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.
Get a taste of Indonesian-Styled Sole Fish with their sweet-spicy dipping sauce at a special price of $12.80, with min spent of $20.
Chinatown Point Promotion:
Enjoy the taste of Indonesian-Styled Sole Fish with the special dipping sauce for just $12.80.
– Minimum spending of $20
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