Seorae @ Plaza Singapura: Even Koreans Dine Here

seorae plaza singapura

See that Minion in a hawaii-inspired outfit? 😀 I won it on the first attempt at a certain claw machine in Timezone, Plaza Singapura yesterday! Super happy but there was no one to celebrate with as I’d reached the mall early, ahead of our dinner. Muahaha. Once again, it’s an Eatigo 50%-off discount, at Seorae this time. Actually I didn’t even know this place existed so their listing themselves on Eatigo is a wise move! The restaurant is actually located in the old wing of Plaza Singapura. I’d thought it should be the new wing but couldn’t find it there. (@_@) As I was waiting for my dining companion, I noticed that Korean ladies seem to like dining here. Maybe it’s the food. Or perhaps it’s the largely male staff. I think I spotted only one female who was tasked with serving the food. The rest of the wait staff seem to be male. 😉 *Not that they are extra friendly or anything. Quite the opposite. Cold like the U.S. winter. 😛

They serve 4 side dishes here, all of which are yummy:

seorae plaza singapura review

At seemingly no charge… since it’s not stated on the bill.

And I ordered the Cold Barley Tea (you can have it warm too) ‘cos it’s refillable and costs just $4.90++. I highly recommend you get a jug of this. It’s a welcome treat on a hot day.

seorae singapore review

The Sundubu Jjigae ($14.90++) is a stew that comes with rice. The stew contains tofu, minced pork (so it tastes sweet), clams, vegetables and egg. It’s both spicy and sweet and just delightful. I’d order this again!

The Dolsot Bibimbab ($12.90) was a bit of a disappointment. I think the bibimbap I last ate at Patbingsoo in Northpoint was much better.

seorae korean charcoal bbq plaza singapura

Seorae is located at #02-01 of Plaza Singapura, near the escalator. In-between Itacho Sushi and ON Cat accessories.

Kim’s Place Seafood Restaurant: Try The X.O. Hokkien Mee, Poached Prawns and Lemongrass Jelly!

kim's place seafood restaurant

It’s no secret that I love hokkien mee. But it’s hard to find really tasty hokkien mee in Singapore. And since there’s 50% discount for Kim’s Place today, we thought there’s no better place for a late lunch. 😀 The restaurant at Joo Chiat was deserted when we arrived around 3pm. And we ordered the X.O. Hokkien Mee you see above, Poached Prawns in Herbal Soup, Pan Fried Fragrant Pork Chop, and I decided to try this dessert for the first time: Lemongrass Jelly with Lemon Sorbet. You know how there are two kinds of people when it comes to ordering food? One group of people just have a knack for picking the ‘right’ items even when it’s an entirely new place, while the other group simply selects the most unpalatable ones? 😀 I belong to the first group… most of the time.

I picked the X.O. Hokkien Mee (S$12 for a Small portion, before discount). In case you are wondering, it’s not an X.O. sauce. It stands for ‘Xtra Oysters’. (@_@) The dish ends up looking like a strange mee rebus but it tastes REALLY GOOD. With such a generous serving of seafood, how can it not taste good, right? DEFINITELY order this dish. Also, for two pax, the Small portion is just right. It hits the spot, and doesn’t get you to the point of ‘jelat’, so you can definitely head back again soon for the same dish.

My darling picked this next dish, and I can only say it’s a disaster. I’m sorry for taking such a nice picture of the dish:

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It’s Pan Fried Fragrant Pork Chop ($12 too, so you might as well get another serving of Hokkien Mee for the same price). The pork is tough and dry and if you don’t tell me it’s pork chop, well, I’d think it could be crocodile or kangaroo or who knows what else. The pickled veggies by the side are delightful but this dish makes me feel like I’m eating cardboard drizzled with some kind of sauce. And it’s supposedly one of their specialty dishes too *cough cough*.

When he wanted to order the crispy cereal prawns, I told him the Poached Prawns in Herbal Soup would be a better idea since they cook the prawns whole and you get to drink yummy soup! This dish costs $18…

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There were 6 large, plump prawns. I think there was a little bit too much ‘hua tiew jiu’ in this soup. But otherwise it was enjoyable.

I actually ate the dessert first since the chef needed time to prepare the cooked food, and really, WHY NOT? Dessert should be eaten any time you want! 😀

kim's place seafood restaurant review

The Lemongrass Jelly with Lemon Sorbet ($3.80) is amazing. The sourness of the lemon sorbet balances out the sweetness of the jelly, and they both smell delicious. My only complaint would be that the serving size is super small. I need more of this dessert please!


If you haven’t done so already, download the Eatigo app and you can pick the 50% discount slots for Kim’s Place and any other eatery near you. 🙂

Kim’s Place Seafood is at 45 Joo Chiat Place.

Mizu Cafe @ City Square Mall: Good Food, No GST, No Service Charge

mizu cafe city square mall

It’s not our first visit to Mizu Cafe and definitely not our last either. If you’re looking for good food at City Square Mall, make Mizu Cafe your first stop. The food is delicious, inexpensive and best of all, the service here is great too! Today we had the Lor Mee w/Fish Cutlet ($6.80) and Custard Pork Ribs Rice ($8.80). There’s no GST and service charge either! AND you can use FavePay. Also, you can look out for Fave deals. 😉 I think the lor mee is decent; and you can choose to have either fish or chicken cutlet to go along with it. The Custard Pork Ribs are awesome – no bone, delicious sauce, and just a small serving of rice (you’ll definitely eat it all).

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While he had coffee ($2), I picked the Lemon Honey Green Tea ($3.80) which looked really pretty but was actually quite sour. I wonder if someone forgot to add the honey! 😀

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For dessert, we had the Fruity Aiyu Jelly ($5.80) and Honey Grass Jelly ($2.80). The aiyu jelly came with mango shaved ice plus a scoop of vanilla ice cream too. Perfect conclusion to this meal.

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I like that they serve the honey separately. And they include these orchids with just about every item – it feels like you’re at a resort somewhere. XD And this place doesn’t charge GST nor S.C. Amazing, no?

mizu cafe singapore review


It’s easy to overlook this little eatery, but it definitely worth a visit…

city square mall mizu cafe

Mizu Cafe is located at #B1-04, City Square Mall

Tel: 6835 9123