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Chinese New Year 2018 – Tamarind Hill, literally a hidden gem in Labrador Nature Reserve

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Situated atop the densely forested Labrador Nature Reserve, and yet only a 10 minute walk from Labrador MRT Station, the restaurant Tamarind Hill qualifies to be called a hidden gem. When you arrive at the restaurant, it’s hard not to be wowed by the charming colonial bungalow that has been decked out to exude a rustic-luxe Asian flair, amidst vast greenery. It really feels as if you are cocooned away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Singapore.

Bridge leading to Tamarind Hill

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The bungalow may seem small from the outside, partly because it is obscured by all the plants. But once you open the main door, you will surely be wowed by this imposing and grand looking bar area. This is probably the most instagrammable spot in the entire restaurant!

The restaurant serves traditional and contemporary Siamese cuisine, and is led by Executive Chef Wanthana Nikonsaen who hails from a small village near Laos, North-East of Thailand. But I was there to try the Lunar New Year menu, so I was keen to see how this menu might be different from all the Chinese New Year menus I have tried in the past few weeks.

For $88/pax, Tamarind Hill will be offering a 4 course set menu comprising fixed dishes of appetisers, soup, mains and desserts. If you want to have Yu Sheng / Lohei, that’s an additional $38 (small for 3 – 4 pax) or $68 (large for 7 – 8 pax). Check out the photos of the food below. If you have the chance, sit outdoors in the al-fresco area because the greenery all around is just so pretty.

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Room Coffee.Bar

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Oh man, this post is so belated, I hope my friend doesn’t kill me! Remember nearly 2 years ago, I posted about this tiny cafe called Room with a View tucked away on the 5th floor of a Carpenter Street building? Well they’ve grown up and they have a full fledged cafe complete with hot food, at the new Alexandra Retail Centre in Pasir Panjang!

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I had the opportunity to try it a couple of months back and I have to say, it’s the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon tapping away on your laptop and sipping a cuppa. There’s also free WIFI to boot and lots of power point sockets! There are so many office towers around Alexandra Retail Centre aka ARC, such as Mapletree Business City, NOL, PSA , HP etc… If only bosses would allow you to work offsite! If it were me, I think I would be doubly productive in a more conducive environment!

Room.Coffee.Bar - Cafe Latte $5.50 Cafe Latte $5.50

Delicious coffee. Strong and smooth. Packs a punch which is perfect for waking sleepy office workers up. Don’t you just love the cute bright red saucer? It put me in a good mood even before I’d drunk the coffee! And the biscotti that Room makes is very good too.

Room.Coffee.Bar - Rosti with Cheesy Chicken Sausage $10 (2) Rosti with Cheesy Chicken Sausage $10

I had this for my lunch. I was afraid it would turn out to be just any old chicken sausage which I can cook myself, but this sausage was very delicious. It was really juicy, coupled with the cheesy bits oozing out. I liked that it didn’t feel fattening either. Also liked the rosti. The potatoes were cooked just right and retained a nice bite. The colour was a little darker than usual, because the skins of the potatoes were also used.

Room.Coffee.Bar - Rosti with Cheesy Chicken Sausage $10

Is it just me or do you see something funny here…. 🙂

Room.Coffee.Bar - Bacon Avocado and Tomato Panini Sandwich $10 Bacon Avocado and Tomato Panini Sandwich $10

The Partner ordered this and enjoyed his sandwich very much. It was chock full of ingredients that were threatening to spill out. A twist to the usual BLT, the creamy avocados made the sandwich feel more substantial than if it had just been plain old lettuce. If you order the panini sandwich for takeaway, you get a free iced tea!

Room.Coffee.Bar - Bacon Avocado and Tomato Panini Sandwich $10 (2)

Room.Coffee.Bar - Dark Chocolate Brownie $6Dark Chocolate Brownie $6

This brownie would please dark chocolate lovers. As I have a sweet tooth, I thought it wasn’t sweet enough for me.

 

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