Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

1. Lai Ching Yuen

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One of the highlights at Lai Ching Yuen is the daily dim sum made live in the open kitchen led by chef Thye Yoon Kong. Here you can see exactly how the dim sum is put together and it’s cooked fresh to order. His specialities include crab meat dumplings with superior broth topped with shark’s fin and steamed buns with sliced clams. The fun at Lai Ching Yuen is in watching chef Kong deftly prepare the dim sum before it makes its way over to your table.

– my.lifestyleasia.com

Make a reservation for Lai Ching Yuen at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/lai-ching-yuen-chinese-restaurant

2. Tai Zi Heen

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The delectable little bites here are a treat for the weekend. Tai Zi Heen offers an all-you-can-eat dim sum brunch that is available on Saturdays, Sunday and public holidays from 11:30am – 2:39pm. Dim sum master chef Chong and his culinary team have created a large variety of treats. The menu includes a wide selection of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried, and baked dim sum along with rice rolls, congee, noodles, vegetables, and dessert.

– my.lifestyleasia.com

Make a reservation for Tai Zi Heen at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/tai-zi-heen-chinese-restaurant

3. Li Yen

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Of the many awards it has managed to tuck under its belt, Li Yen‘s most notable achievement is the Five Star Diamond Award for consecutive years. With its beautiful setting combined with the taste and aroma of delicious Cantonese cuisine, this spot is a favourite among KL dim sum connoisseurs. Innovative is the word that comes to mind with their dim sum selections. They recently had a promotion for tea-infused dim sum with creations such as a chrysanthemum bean curd puff or a longing sesame sandwich with shrimp dumpling. Dim sum here is served from 12pm – 2:30pm from Monday to Saturday and 10:30am – 2:30pm on Sundays and public holidays.

– my.lifestyleasia.com

Make a reservation for Li Yen at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/li-yen

4. Chynna

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Step in to Chynna for a yummy KL dim sum experience. The draw here is the all-you-can-eat buffet which features a large selection of dim sum. Some of the favourites here are the honey-glazed fluffy barbecued chicken buns, the savoury garlic fish balls, pan-fried turnip cakes with sun-dried shrimp, and the shrimp dumplings with a lime mayonnaise. There are two set menus to choose from, set one is priced at RM 55++ per person and comes with a braised eight treasure seafood soup, a selection of dim sum, and dessert. Set two offers a Shanghai style braised shark’s fin soup, selected dim sum and dessert and this is priced at RM 88++ per person. This is available on weekends from 11am – 2:30pm.

– my.lifestyleasia.com

Make a reservation for Chynna at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/chynna

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Best Italian Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur

1. il Lido

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Not so long ago, it was fiendishly difficult to scratch one’s itch for good Italian chow in KL. Happily however, the roulette wheel of food trends has once again landed on the Italian food card and it’s now easier to score some top-notch food from Fellini’s country. The latest to join the growing roster is il Lido, and it could well be the heir to the throne, not least because it has all the trademarks of a restaurant that knows where its priorities lie. From the deliberately restrained setting and Starck – pun fully intended– simplicity of the furniture, everything is geared towards showcasing the star of the show, and like any true icon, she does not disappoint.

From the Sardinian suckling pig – as exquisite to savour as it is tortuous to prepare (several hours’ confit time, chilling, pressing, grilling and roasting are just a few of the many steps said piggy undergoes before it winds up on your pristine white plate) – to the capellini with sea urchin and buffalo milk ricotta (a virtuoso symphony of textures and a master class in subtlety, however, at the time of print, the restaurant has modified the dish slightly to become spaghetti with sea urchin), this is Italian food at its finest. Despite the guilt that tugged at my conscience, I had to try the panfried goose liver with a sweet potato galette and saba wine must. The liver was superb, with just the right amount of crisp and a silken centre that almost assuaged my hypocrisy.

– Time Out KL

Make a reservation for il Lido at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/il-lido

2. Garibaldi

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Starters are fairly impressive. The homemade tagliolini with braised duck ragu, duck liver sage and pumpkin reminded me once again that nothing beats freshly made pasta, while the inspired marriage of ingredients made the sauce a superb companion. The other signature special is the fegata with roasted goose liver, caramelised apples and balsamic vinegar. It’s a tasty – if not especially memorable – starter.

The main course section is where it all begins to unravel. The scaloppini had the texture of an old man’s ear lobes while the purported signature osso bucco smelt bad but tasted far worse. It’s a shame to have to write this as in many other respects, like the uniformly excellent desserts (the pannacotta is a standout exercise in quiveringly acquiescent perfection), Garibaldi – upstairs at least – has so much going for it. I hope that even as I write this, Garibaldi is working out the kinks and is well on its way towards taking its rightful place as one of the more esteemed eateries in Kuala Lumpur. As a Bangsarite, I have more than a vested interest in its success.

– Time Out KL

Make a reservation for Garibaldi at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/garibaldi-italian-restaurant-bar–2

3. La Risata

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Stride past the al-fresco terrace into the spacious, skylight-illuminated courtyard and look up: you’ll see a wine cellar brimming with vino from the Old and New World. An antique chandelier ornates the centre space and draws your attention to the earthy bricked walls and wood-heavy décor surrounding it. The ‘loft-style’ lounge area – replete with retro-furnished sofas and window panels – is eye-catching but endearingly unostentatious.

Since La Risata aims for something more down-to-earth instead of fine-dining fanfare, food is served in a rough-handed yet appetising manner. Their crispy Pizza Bresaola e Rucola has casual scatterings of air-dried beef, rocket salad and parmesan shavings while the deep-fried Mozzarella in Carrozza (a sandwich with cheese and anchovies) is garnished with sprinkles of parsley on top. Food presentation is that simple but it appeals to diners who wish to get away from the sophisticated Italian fare.

– Time Out KL

Make a reservation for La Risata at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/la-risata

4. Neroteca

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A recent meal got off to a shaky start when a request for a negroni, a whalloppacking Italian aperitivo-hour staple made with gin, Campari, and vermouth resulted instead in a mix of orange juice and barely a whisper of liquor, but the restaurant quickly redeemed itself with the tagliera Neroteca. The cold plate, consisting of rippling waves of thinly sliced imported salumi (including three types of salami, two types of ham, and mortadella), easily satisfied four as a starter even though the menu suggested two to share. One needn’t eschew meat to appreciate the Vegetariano, a slab of smoked scamorza cheese, oozy from a turn under the grill, surrounded by tasty bits and bobs from Neroteca’s antipasti case.

In Italy, one often does better to stick with the pasta course and give secondi, or mains, a miss. While some of Neroteca’s secondi shine — mussels, when available, are cooked simply with white wine and tomatoes and served with plenty of sauce to be sopped up with the restaurant’s excellent bread, and the grilled fish of the day is doused with wonderfully peppery olive oil — it’s the restaurant’s pasta dishes that are likely to prompt a return visit. Rustic orriechette Pugliese, for instance, boasts a brilliant pairing of garlicky sausage with lightly bitter broccoli, while fusilli de la casa, gorgonzola-robed ‘corkscrews’ dotted with bits of tomato and zippy chilli salami, is pure comfort food.

– Time Out KL

Make a reservation for Neroteca at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/neroteca

5. Ciccio

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With branches and trees blocking your entrance and simple, unsophisticated décor, you could be forgiven for thinking Ciccio is a basic, no frills restaurant. I’m honest enough to admit those factors put me off eating there in favour of Nerovivo for a while. However, there is nothing basic about a menu that details a dozen types of bruschetta (crisp, fresh and pleasant, if a little soft on the base), soups, salads, and myriad main courses of sometimes outrageous individuality. Braised lamb shank with mint couscous may not sound that Italian but the execution works. And vodka in the fettucine al salmone is another new one on me, but there can be no complaints over the dish served; right up there, as it is, with the best in the city.

– Time Out KL

Make a reservation for Ciccio at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/ciccio

CRONUTS!! Cronut in Singapore and Malaysia!

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What is a Cronut™?

Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut fans spanned the world from Berlin to Singapore, making it the most viral dessert item to date.

– Cronut 101, Dominique Ansel Bakery

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The introduction of the Cronut™ has spawned many copycats all around the world. To consumers who are not able to try the original cronut from New York City, fret not – your local bakeries may be trying to re-create the same thing! If you stay in Singapore or Malaysia, you’re in luck as we are telling you where to find them in your very own hometowns!

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In Singapore, we have:

The Crodo by Da Paolo Gastronomia , may appear like a donut, is made from croissant dough which is deep-fried then cream filled and finished with a sweet glaze. Donut fans can now enjoy a donut with the luscious texture of a croissant while Croissant lovers can enjoy the same light fluffy delicate layers of the Croissant paired adventurously with the sweet fried sugared delights of the Donut.

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In Malaysia:

These babies will be available from the 3rd to 30th July at Delectable by Su (LG, The Gardens Mall). Priced at RM10 each, there are currently three flavours available: the Caramel Praline, Coconut Kaya and Lemon Strawberry. Baked goods and locally inspired flavours, yum!

The Big Group are now offering their ‘KLonuts’ at Dessert Storm, their latest pop-up dessert bar in Ben’s Independent Grocer (Publika). There are four flavours: signature Peanut Butter and Caramel, Lemon Curd and Meringue, Cheesecake and Chocolate. These flaky treats will be available from Tuesdays to Sundays, between 4pm – 10pm!

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Enjoy!

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German Restaurants in Singapore

Thinking of where to go for your next German fix? Kaimen recommends you some of the best German restaurants in Singapore!

1. Paulaner Brauhaus

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The style of cuisine is typically Bavarian, of course. The menu contains Munich specialties (PAULANER Classics) as well as popular international dishes and food trends. To the surprise and delight of guests, dishes such as hog roast and knuckle of pork are served in cast iron pans and Bavarian snacks are presented on wooden boards.

In order to be able to offer our guests continuous, proven quality, identical recipes are used in all brewhouses and applied according to Bavarian standards. The recipes for sausages, for example, are constantly refined in Munich: in accordance with Bavarian traditions and tastes, imported for you directly in unadulterated form.

The Paulaner brewmaster guarantees the quality of all on-site brewed beers.

– Paulaner Brauhaus Consult GMBH

You can make a reservation for Paulaner Brauhaus at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/paulaner-brauhaus

2. Magma German Wine Bistro

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Magma provides you with an authentic touch of Germany: German cuisine, wine, beer and other drinks and German music and culture. Our cuisine offers a broad range of regional German dishes. Beside the familiar pork knuckles and sausages there are many unknown, but delicious dishes and exquisite desserts. Do not hesitate to ask, if you cannot find your favorite on the menu. The well experienced German Chefs have an open ear for your wishes!

Our wines come from all 13 wine regions of Germany. We provide you with the best of each region and represent 30 wineries almost exclusively in Asia. Beside the famous Riesling (more than 100 labels) we offer the best selection of German wines outside of Germany and keep on stock more than 250 labels in more than 30 red and white wine varieties.

The red and the white interior of Magma Bistro stands for the colors of the wine, but is also a contribution to Singapore. If you are unsure where to start your exploration of German wines, please ask for our advice. We will try to help you to find the right wine for your personal taste. Also, we frequently offer wine tasting where you can learn about the grape varieties, the wine regions and the wineries. If you are not a wine lover (yet), we also offer a choice of German beers, organic juice, excellent coffee and tea and other beverages.

– Magma Trade + Consult

You can make a reservation for Magma Wine Bistro at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/magma

3. Brotzeit

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Opened in 2006, Brotzeit® is a German Bier Bar and Restaurant offering authentic Bavarian cuisine in a contemporary yet chic setting. Using wood elements on our benches and tables, our corporate stores in Singapore has set a new look of the new Germany, providing a comfortable and warm interpretation to ensure our customers’ experience is consistent throughout our 4 outlets. Be it if you are at VivoCity seated al fresco by the seaside, at Raffles City across the famous Raffles Hotel or at 313@Somerset enjoying the inviting bier garden in the heart of Orchard Road and the latest outlet located at The Star Vista, latest entertainment and retail  centre, next to the Buona Vista MRT interchange. You will be sure to enjoy the Brotzeit® experience.

To maintain our uniqueness, every outlet boasts one of a kind graphic wall mural that is distinctive from one another, giving a fresh outlook that is unmistakably Brotzeit® and to offer our customers a friendly yet relaxed atmosphere wherever they go.

– Brotzeit International

You can make a reservation for Brotzeit at: Somerset, Raffles City, Vivocity

4. Haxenhaus Restaurant

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Haxenhaus is a new German beer hall and restaurant that diners offer a complete Bavarian experience in a convivial setting, which the Germans like to refer to as the “Bayerische Gemütlichkeit” atmosphere. We will be able to offer a unique experience for those who are looking for genuine and affordable Bavarian cuisine, great beers and a fun and lively atmosphere.

– Esmirada Group

You can make a reservation for Haxenhaus Restaurant at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/haxenhaus-restaurant-singapore

5. Werner’s Oven

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It all began in 1988 – Werner & Nancy Hochbaum started up a little German Bakery “Werner’s Oven” on the ground floor of Parkway Builder’s Centre. 3 years later, Werner’s moved to a bigger location at Simpang Bedok with an additional Cafe selling their now famous German Sausages and Ox-Tail Stew. Now at its current location @ 6 Upper East Coast Road for almost 9 years,the present location boasts an even bigger Bakery and Restaurant capacity that was newly renovated in May 2006.

A German Restaurant as well as a Traditional Bakery, Werner’s Oven is a family business that combines great food and warm service for it’s customers. From freshly made German Bread & Pastries to Cakes, home-made Sausages, Crispy Pork Knuckle, German Beer & Wine.

Come savour it all @ reasonable prices and no service charge!

– Werner’s Oven

You can make a reservation for Werner’s Oven at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/werner-s-oven

Food Review: Brotzeit

Brotzeit review by The Ranting Panda!
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The Place Beer and German food seem to be synonymous with Brotzeit, which is probably one of the most popular chill-lax restaurants among Singaporeans and likewise foreigners. Of the few outlets in Singapore, the branch at Vivocity probably has the best ambience in my opinion with the alfresco waterfront dining if the weather is merciful.
IMG_0985The Food Sausages and Pork Knuckle are the must order at Brotzeit! For a start, we tried the Seafood Salad ($20.50), which I would recommend for sharing. The ingredients are fresh and there is a well-mixed variety such as smoked salmon, tuna and prawns.
IMG_0979 For mains, we decided to go for the best of all worlds – the legendary Brotzeit Platter ($88). Just one word to describe the portion – Gigantic! I love it for the variety as it pretty much sum up the best of German cuisine – Pork Knuckle, Sausages and

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Singapore Hawkers Beat Gordon Ramsay in Singaporean Food Challenge!

It’s official: Singaporeans love SG Hawkers’ versions better!

6Singapore hawkers have beaten Gordon Ramsay in local food challenge! Celebrity chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is in town for a Singaporean food challenge.

Singaporeans have voted for their favourite dishes: Ryan Koh’s “Laksa” and Foo Kui Lian’s “Chicken Rice”! Gordon Ramsay however, won their hearts with his version of the “Chilli Crab“. People started queuing for the food tasting event as early as 1am on Sunday morning even though it was due to start at 6.30pm in the evening at Newton Food Centre. The turnout for the event was overwhelming.

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3Were you there for the event? What were your favourite dishes? Let us know by leaving us a comment just below this post!

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Photos courtesy of Jack Ang

Places for GOOD Pizza in Singapore

What are some of the best places for really good pizza in Singapore? Read on to find out more!

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1. Osteria & Pizzeria Mozza

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Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Singapore. With the devout commitment to product, environment and hospitality, the two unique but equally engaging concepts provide dynamic templates for displaying the group’s profound passions.

– Pizzeria Mozza

You can make a reservation for Pizzeria Mozza at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/osteria-mozza-marina-bay-sands

2. Casa Verde

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The casual trattoria nestled within the lush greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Casa Verde is a hot favourite with families in the day and couples at night.

– Casa Verde

You can make a reservation for Casa Verde at: http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/casa-verde

3. Da Paolo Restaurant & Bistro Bar

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Pizza is meant to be enjoyed, and PizzaBar takes this to heart. A delightful indoor-outdoor concept, characterized by a distinct cowhide ceiling and unique alfresco seating, augments an inspired array of gourmet pizzas. An impressive selection of appetizing salads offers a healthy accompaniment to your meal, while a glass of wine or a boutique beer makes the experience even more memorable. And families, don’t miss our delicious weekend breakfasts, complete with kids’ menu. It’s a great way to start the day! PizzaBar – where you enjoy amazing food!

– Da Paolo Pizza Bar

You can make a reservation for Da Paolo Pizza Bar at: http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/da-paolo-ristorante-holland-village

4. Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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In a very elegant and cozy ambience decorated with Sicilian artifacts and furniture, Etna Restaurant & Pizzeria serves delightful Italian Chef’s specialties, unique recipes from the Italian region of Sicily, and the best original Italian pizza, all using finest ingredients imported from Italy.

– Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

You can make a reservation for Etna Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria at: Duxton, East Coast

5. Peperoni Pizza

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Established in 2004, Peperoni Pizzeria is part of the award-winning Les Amis Group. Peperoni in Italian means bell peppers, a reflection of our culinary heritage and our promise to deliver a quality Italian experience each and every time. As a testament to our culinary excellence, Peperoni has grown today to four outlets across the island.

Our passion for hearty Italian cuisine and prompt friendly service, speaks for Peperoni. Foodies, bloggers and everyday customers have consistently rated our food and restaurants as one of their favourites in Singapore.

Our restaurants also come with an in-house bar, serving a stellar collection of wines, spirits and imported beers to liven up any party! Peperoni Pizzeria is the perfect location for that quick snack, a lingering Sunday meal or even that dinner get-together you’ve been meaning to treat all your friends and loved ones to. Just let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to cater to your needs! Finally it’s good to bring up that we do not charge service charge or GST at Peperoni – all our listed menu prices are NETT!

Come on in and savour the Peperoni experience for yourself today!

– Peperoni Pizzeria

You can make a reservation for Peperoni Pizzeria at: Binjai Park, Frankel, Zion, Greenwood

6. La Barca

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Hidden away in Katong, La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar is a stunning restaurant set within the spacious grounds of the Goodman Arts Centre. Elegant, understated, and reminiscent of Milanese chic, no detail was overlooked in the design and furnishing of the space. The tables and sofas are original designs for La Barca and the chairs are by the legendary Viennese furniture maker Michael Thonet. Even the light bulbs were sourced from Sweden, to ensure the perfect ambience for its patrons.

La Barca is owned and operated by Chef Michele Sorrentino from Italy. The restaurant serves classic Tuscan fare with a modern twist, with an emphasis on fresh flavours and stylish presentation.

– La Barca

You can make a reservation for La Barca at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/la-barca

7. OChre

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OChre’s contemporary chic interior design of dark, masculine fittings, plush furnishing and glass walls surround a gleaming open concept show kitchen. Together with our alfresco area and bar lounge, the restaurant can accommodate over 300 guests for standing buffet events or cocktail receptions.

– Ochre

You can make a reservation for Ochre at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/ochre-orchard-central

8. Gattopardo

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Gattopardo Italian Grill & Pizzabar serves contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a charcoal grill and wood-fired oven for baking gourmet pizzas. Diners can expect a different and refreshing style of cooking from Chef Lino who brings his 25 years of culinary experience to the fore – creating a rich variety of original dishes with varying depth of flavours that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Signature dishes include Amberjack with Sea Urchin Vinaigrette, Angel Hair Pasta with Grey Mullet “Bottarga” Roe and Sea Urchin, and specialty handmade pastas using the freshest ingredients and seafood.

– Gattopardo

You can make a reservation for Gattopardo at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/gattopardo

9. Bella

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Authentic Italian Pizza By True-Blue Neapolitan Chef

When anyone thinks about Italian food, there’s little doubt that the golden couple of pizza and pasta jumps into mind immediately. And now you can taste the fresh authentic creations of Chef Antonio Manetto in his beloved first solo venture, Bella Pizza.

A cosy little restaurant snuggled in a quiet corner of Robertson Quay, Bella Pizza’s location is convenient for those who want to pop down to the clubs for a night of drinking and dancing but still retains sufficient privacy for those who’re after a quiet evening wining and dining.

Bella Pizza’s riverside view of smooth waters banked by gentle greenery and flowing under one of Singapore’s most historic bridges is also sure to charm the eyes and help improve the appetite.

– Bella

You can make a reservation for Bella at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/bella-pizza

10. Omelimelo

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Creative, easy to eat, simple food in a no-fuss environment with a French heritage and European influences designed to play with the senses while providing wholesome satisfaction.

– Omelimelo

You can make a reservation for Omelimelo at http://www.kaimen.asia/restaurants/omelimelo