There is are 2 chicken rice shops along Purvis Street which is far more superior than the Chatterbox.
Geylang "No Signboard Seafood" still offers the tastiest crab among all the other branches.
If u dont like seafood (Taiwan got plenty) and typical Chinese cuisine, can also consider Heng Hua cuisine, not too expensive, not spicy and very different from other Chinese food. The one I go regularly is Pu Tien at Kitchener Road, no car also can.
Best place to bring them is to 2 restaurants - one at UOB Plaza Si Chuan Do Hua which has a super view as it's on the top floor or another branch Park Royal Beach Road which is a cosy and nice place. You can indulge their tea as they have tea house on both branches.
They are having a great dimsum menu - Serving 100 Dimsums (including a few desserts) for $38.00 ++
It's available even on weekends and public holidays.
Ka Soh @ Amoy Street.
Good and not-so-pricey cantonese dishes.
Patronised by many famous foreign personalities.
After that, stroll to Lao Pa Sat (as you mentioned) for supper
Bear in mind eating seafood needs to use many fingers, its messy and some visitors may not like it. Unless some high class restaurants where they have waiters and waitresses to help each guest to pill off the seafood shells....
If your guests don't mind indian food, you can bring them to little India, you can bring them to Sri Kamalas opposite Tekka Market, it is air conditioned, very multi racial as all races go there to eat and they even have a PRC waiter now!
However I think you better find out from you wife, exactly what your guests are expecting and their characters. If they are expecting to try local food and local environments then you are safe in bringing them to hawker centres etc. On the other hand if they are the atas type, must eat restaurant, everything must be served nice nice..... then honestly just bring them to a nice air conditioned restaurant will do.... no point letting them try local food at hawker centre as they might just find the whole experience "dirty"
I entertain Taiwanese once in a while. And their favorite is seafood plus hard liquor.
It really depends if your relatives are businessmen type or the carefree leisure type. Whatever the case, several Taiwanese businessmen or friends I know of hated buffet. Taiwanese love to talk as a group and when one speaks, you have a few people going round get more food. In the end, a buffet to them is an eat and eat meaningless session with no room for gan bei or chit chat.
Bring them to a good restaurant that serves local food. Be advised that not all foreigners can take local (hawker) hygiene and so it may end up as food poisoning.
Chicken rice? May not be an all time fav by Taiwanese as Singapore most chicken meat (from chicken rice stalls) are barely 75% cooked. Some semi-raw portions can contain quite abit of bacteria which only locals has the immunity to fight.
Think of food safety more than an episode to dip your Taiwanese relatives to an adventurous exotic food paradise.
Restaurant cleanliness is indicated right at the front of the shop. You will see A, B, C or D grading. Both A & B gradings are quite acceptable.
Last edited by contaxable; 16th July 2008 at 11:18 PM.
I've never failed to impress my overseas visitors, from East to West on Peranakan food and culture. Only problem, it's too rich.
Try "Peramakan" at Keppel Country Club, Level 3. Weekends are always full, booking essential.
just1book, no kidding!
dunno if the same chef is still there or not.... i think 2 got fired for fighting there... end up one kena chopped and hospitalised and staff got slashed too... my aunt is the housekeeper of the club there...
Started with a small shop in Joo Chiat and got invited to operated this restaurant in the Keppel Country Club. The style of cooking is simply superb. $200 for 7 with loose change, plus another $50 for the desserts, die-die must try.
just1book, no kidding!