Category Archives: Interesting Places in Singapore

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Cocotte Communal Restaurant and Bar

Since my birthday falls on a weekday, we decided to celebrate early with friends so we could hang out longer. Katrina picked Cocotte which she read about in CNN Go and it was also recommend by our friend Marie.

Industrial Vintage Interiors

The place was a bit difficult to get to by cab since the streets were narrow and there were a lot of one way only roads. It would be better to walk to the place from the main road. The hotel doesn’t really stand out from afar and it seemed like just another building. As we walked closer to the entrance, I noticed that the facade had a nice sign and when we got inside I really liked the interiors.

Facade

Spider Lamp, Rusted Condensed Milk Artwork, Menu

The AC was a bit too cold were we sat since the huge metal tubes were pointed right at us, however the place looked great. It had this laid back vintage industrial look to it. We sat at the largest table where the lighting was arranged to look like a spider.

Escargot

We tried the escargot which was delicious but chewy. We were talking about how it tasted more like mushrooms and it wasn’t slimy as one would think . I had the house specialty which was the pork collar and my wife got the Chilean Sea Bass.

Pork Collar

Chilean Sea Bass

For dessert, we split the chef’s special and a cheese tray. Everyone was very happy with the dishes they ordered and we plan on coming back some time.

Cheese Tray and Chef's Dessert Special

Cocotte

 

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Roasted Duck Rice at Alexandra

Most people come to Alexandra Road to shop at Ikea or buy outlet goods at Anchorpoint.  The next time you’re in the area, I recommend going to the Alexandra Village Hawker Center.

One of my favourite dishes in Singapore is the roasted duck rice served at Lau Phua Chay.The dish looks ordinary but the taste is so delicious. The rice is cooked in broth and the dark sauce heaped on top is sweet and flavourful. They also serve Char Siew which quite popular but not as popular as the duck which runs out at around 7:00 pm. There’s always a queue in this shop everyday so I suggest going during lunch time instead of dinner cause in some instances they do run out of the duck delicacy.

Lau Phua Chay @ Alexandra Food Village
Blk 120, Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-20, Singapore 150120
Open: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
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