One of the things we look forward to when going to Singapore is eating! We love Singaporean food and we love the restos that offer great food whose prices are easy on the budget. Dan, David and I have really not ventured far from our favorites but for our most recent trip, we were able to try two new dining places: Tim Ho Wan and Wild Honey! I finally got to try the much talked about Baked Pork Buns!
But first the classics hehe:
Din Tai Fung’s ever dependable and oh-so-filling Porkchop Rice.
And of course the soupy slurpy goodness of their Xiao Long Bao
Din Tai Fung
435 Orchard Road Level 4 Singapore 238877
+65 6732 1383
nearest mrt station: ion-orchard
I wasn’t expecting to go try Tim Ho Wan because we didn’t have our own itinerary (we were following our aunties’) So when we chanced upon the Tim Ho Wan in Plaza Singapura, go we had ourselves listed for a table!
I have to say Tim Ho Wan’s Baked Bun with BBQ Pork really lived up to its hype! Three buns come in one order and they are served warm. You have to eat them right away to savor the soft, flaky bun and the sweet BBQ pork filling. I could eat the bun by itself to be honest.
We also ordered their Vermicelli Rolls with Roast Pork and Shrimp. Personally I love vermicelli rolls so these did not disappoint but there’s nothing really special about the roll either. So if you find yourself in Tim Ho Wan, you can skip this! Heeehee
Tim Ho Wan
68 Orchard Road #01-29A
+65 6251 2000
nearest train station: Dhoby Gaut (the station is at Plaza Singapura!)
Now Wild Honey was a revelation. We met a good friend for brunch and she suggested that we meet up at Wild Honey at Mandarin Gallery. Dan and I had no idea about this place. It turns out, it’s an all-day breakfast place. The selections are amazing and cleverly named. Also the servings are HUGE. For David we ordered the Canadian, which is a stack of pancakes, blueberry compote, maple syrup and Canadian bacon. David didn’t finish the entire dish but boy was he stuffed!
Dan and I EACH ordered the Breakfast Hangover Sandwich. We should’ve shared one. I actually took the rest of the sandwich home and I ate it again for lunch hahaha.
But this sandwich is one of the best that I have ever had in my life. This beauty’s got bacon, scrambled eggs, roasted pearl tomatoes, Swiss cheese, spicy tomato chutney. It was served on grilled ciabatta with roasted potatoes. Oh lord ang sarap nya. I still keep thinking about it and I have vowed to return to Wild Honey on my next trip to Singapore.
My dear friend had the European. Those are two poached eggs, covered in hollandaise and hugged by two Italian prosciutto on brioche. It was too pretty to eat but it was eaten anyway and eaten happily hehehe.
333A Orchard Road #03-02
+65 6235 3900
nearest train station: somerset
We also went to a hawker place near Concorde which was not OK. The food was oily although the servings were generous. I had oyster pancakes which I ate for dinner and the oysters weren’t fresh although they were sweet (dinaan sa asukal? hehe).
Anyway, Wild Honey is the most expensive among these three but we didn’t know that a dish can be for sharing. So I think if Dan and I shared the sandwich and ordered a soup and salad, we could have tried more of Wild Honey’s dishes. Buti na lang our friend treated us hehehe (next time O kami taya!)
Also Tim Ho Wan is opening here soon, which makes me super excited! I only need the baked buns. I hope they do a take-away window no?
If you missed my post about the Gardens by the Bay, click here.