Locally inspired British fare?

Tanglin Cookhouse is not quite your usual restaurant, serving up British-inspired fare with local flavours.

Its first outlet can be found in Tanglin Mall (next to Orchard Boulevard station), an oasis near Orchard Road.

The success of the first outlet paved the way for an opening at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ 3), allowing food aficionados in the East to relish in its contemporary British-Colonial cuisine.

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Both restaurants offer an unexpected sanctuary for those in search of a serene dining experience amidst the city’s hustle and bustle.

A visit to Tanglin Cookhouse promises more than just a meal — it is an experience.

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The interiors of the restaurant subtly reflect hints of the bygone colonial era, expertly interwoven with modern design elements.

Moreover, for HSBC credit cardholders, the dining deals are enticing to resist.

A 10% off on a minimum spend of $80 (from Monday to Thursday); and a complimentary slice of cake (minimum spent of $100 from Friday to Sunday) add that extra zest to the dining escapade.

What also sets the Tanglin Cookhouse apart is its diverse menu, from breakfast, brunch, both Western and Asian-inspired mains, pasta to desserts. Here’s more:

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Tanglin Scotch Egg ($20.00)
The traditional British favourite consisting of a whole soft egg, wrapped in sausage meat and coated in breadcrumbs, is given a slight twist here.

At its heart of the Tanglin Scotch Egg was an oozy-yolk, cage-free organic egg, encased in a moist layer of sausage meat.

This was then deep-fried to golden with breadcrumbs, offering a delightful crunch on the outside and a soft, oozing centre.

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English Fish and Chips ($26.00)
The quintessential British classic. What stood out was the beer-battered fish, golden and crispy on the outside while maintaining a tender flakiness inside.

Accompanying it were French fries and a repeat appearance of the purple cabbage slaw.

However, it was the garlicy tartar sauce and mushy peas that brought a comforting homey-ness to the dish.

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Sunday Roast ($36.00)
The Sunday Roast featured a symphony of taste, including roasted grass-fed Angus beef, drenched in a robust onion gravy.

What truly elevated the experience were the accompaniments: soft Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, garden peas, and an array of vegetables including roasted carrots and charred broccoli that added lovely smokiness to the mix.

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Crispy Hainanese Kurobuta Pork Chop ($32.00)
The Crispy Hainanese Kurobuta Pork Chop is a nod to the traditional Hainanese Pork Chop, which is typically breaded and fried, and often served with a tangy tomato-based sauce.

Here, the pork chop, crispy yet quite a thick piece, melded quite well with the oriental tomato sauce, evoking memories of old-school flavours.

Paired with garden peas, French fries, and purple cabbage slaw, it was a dance of nostalgia on a plate.

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Tanglin Style Pao Fan ($34.00)
Pao Fan is essentially a rice soup where cooked rice is submerged in a broth (Actually, I didn’t quite expect to find this well-loved dish here as it is more often found in a Teochew style restaurant.)

Here, the organic jasmine rice was combined with a seafood extravaganza of tiger prawns, crabmeat, clams, scallops, and squid. The onsen egg added a velvety richness.

The puffed rice, poured into the hot broth upon serving, ensuring it retained its crunchiness.

This technique meant that every spoonful had a mix of soft rice and crunchy puffed grains, all steeped in a rich superior broth.

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Sliced Cakes ($7.50 – $9 per slice)
To end on a sweet note, you can go for the richness of the Flourless Chocolate Cake, the earthy touch of Carrot & Zucchini Cake, the decadent layers of German Chocolate Cake, or the comforting Banana Cake.

While each sliced cake had its charm, the Ondeh Ondeh stood out as a favourite. Its delicate coconut flavour, paired with the subtle sweetness of palm sugar, made it a moist delight.

Plus, HSBC card holders can get a complimentary one Slice of Cake with minimum spend of $100 at Tanglin Cookhouse from Fridays to Sundays.

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HSBC Dining Deals: 10% off with min. spend of $80 (Valid from Mon – Thu)

HSBC Dining Deals: Complimentary one Slice of Cake with min. spend of $100 (Valid from Fri – Sun)
– Valid from now till 30 December 2023.
– Valid for dine-in only.
– Not valid on takeaway, deliveries and private events of more than 10pax unless otherwise stated.
– Not valid on the eve of and on Public Holidays in Singapore and special occasions including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Youth Day, Teacher’s Day and Children’s Day.
– Not valid in conjunction with other discounts, offers, promotions, privileges and vouchers in the same bill. No spitting of bill or table is allowed.

Tanglin Cookhouse – PLQ
Paya Lebar Quarter 3 #01-06/07, 2 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437161
Tel: 6592 4572
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm, Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Tanglin Cookhouse – Tanglin Mall
Tanglin Mall #01-106, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
Tel: Tel: 6737 0818
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm, Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

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Also look out for HSBC Dining Deals at four delectable venues across Singapore.

There are Dopo Teatro which charms with its array of hand-crafted pizzas, Sarai Fine Thai at Tanglin Mall, Suki-Suki Hot Pot, and Siam Kitchen with a Halal Thai buffet.

Be quick though, as these are all available until 30th November 2023.

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Dopo Teatro
Esplanade Mall #01-11, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
HSBC Dining Deal: 1-for-1 Pizzas (Weekdays only, till 30 Nov 2023)

Dopo Teatro at Esplanade Mall translates to “after theatre”, where one gets a sense of drama from the menu.

Take the restaurant’s signature pizza for example, which is like a well-rehearsed play. And the star of this culinary performance is the dough.

Fermented for a minimum of 36 hours, the dough has a slightly sharp taste with a light and crispy disposition once baked.

Pizza choices include Salami, Bacon, Seafood, Vegetarian, Al Funghi, Truffle Burrata, to Duck Confit.

The recommended is “The Queen” Pizza, undeniably a royal treat with pomodoro and Fior Di Latte gently harmonising with tomatoes and basil, all crowned with a dash of extra virgin olive oil.

With the HSBC Dining Deal 1-for-1 Pizza on weekdays, it is double the indulgence, fusing both flavour and value.

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Sarai Fine Thai
Tanglin Mall #03-14, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247933
HSBC Dining Deal: 1-for-1 Dessert (Weekdays only, till 30 Nov 2023)

Sarai Fine Thai at Tanglin Mall is helmed by Isan-born Chef de Cuisine Chimkit Khamphuang, affectionately known as Chef Lisa, and invites diners to immerse themselves in 39 years of culinary mastery and Thai heritage.

It also unfolds a delicate dessert experience, crafting sweet narratives with iconic Thai ingredients.

Imagine the subtle smokiness of coconut cream cascading over a bed of Mango Sticky Rice, all brought together by a ginger mango sauce and jasmine rice ice cream.

The Baked Taro Custard provides a delectably earthy reprieve, while the Pandan Coconut Pudding gently cradles your taste buds in a subtly sweet embrace.

With the HSBC Dining Deal of 1-for-1 Dessert, this makes double the sweet treat for your weekdays.

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Suki-Suki Hot Pot
HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse #01-01, 2 Yishun Close, Singapore 767944
HSBC Dining Deal: 50% off 2nd Diner for Weekday Lunch (till 30 Nov 2023)

Over at Suki-Suki Hot Pot at HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse, you can expect pots of bubbling, flavourful broth in the All-You-Can-Eat Halal buffet menu.

Choose from soup bases such as the rich Singapore Lemak Laksa, spicy Sawadee Tom Yum Goong, Nourishing Chicken, Oriental Healthy Tomato, Thai Basil Chicken, to Sauerkraut Cabbage.

As for ingredients, they include the thinly-sliced marbled beef short rib, chuck roll beef, fresh chicken, to homemade fish paste.

Complete with unlimited fresh vegetables, mushrooms and other hotpot items to dive into.

And with a tempting 50% off for the second diner for weekday lunches with HSBC Dining Deal, the meal becomes twice as satisfying.

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Siam Kitchen
HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse #01-01, 2 Yishun Close, Singapore 767944
50% off 2nd Diner for Weekday Lunch Buffet (till 30 Nov 2023)

Siam Kitchen invites a leisurely exploration through its offerings of authentic, Halal Thai cuisine.

The Thai-rific Ala Carte buffet ($27.90++ for adults and $14.90++ for children) is tempting through a collection of over 25 dishes.

The premium buffet ($42.80++ per adult and $29.80++ for children) introduces an added layer of indulgence with signature dishes like the Whole Seabass and Grilled Stingray, providing a lavish counterpoint to the regular buffet.

And let’s not forget the jiggly Thai Omelette Soufflé, a fluffy delight that egg lovers would not want to skip.

With HSBC Dining Deal, the 50% off for the second diner for their weekday lunch buffet makes this more value-for-money.

T&Cs for HSBC Dining Deal (for the above 4 restaurants):
– Promotion is valid from now till 30 November 2023.
– Not valid on takeaway, deliveries, private events and large group bookings of more than 10pax unless otherwise stated.
– All promotions are not valid on eve of and on Public Holidays and special occasions unless otherwise stated.
– Not valid in conjunction with other discounts, offers, promotions, privileges and vouchers in the same bill. No spitting of bill or table is allowed

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