Since we had only shared a bowl of tendon earlier, we figured we could check out redpan on the same day too, since it was a fairly short walk from Suntec City to Marina Square.
A brainchild of DP Architects x GRUB, redpan serves interesting dishes paired with local flavours, and we had a hard time deciding which ones to try. We ended up with:
- Grilled Kingfish Collar ($19++): We usually eat our stingray with chinchalok chilli, and were pleased that this chilli went well with the Kingfish Collar that was grilled to perfection. With crisp skin and tender flesh, this was super addictive!
- Beef Short Rib ‘Satay’ ($32++): The beef short rib came with satay sauce, pickled cucumber & onions, and it was oh-so-tender!
- Lychee Earl Grey Iced Tea ($5++): We could definitely taste the lychee, but less so of the earl grey flavour. Still a refreshing drink though!
We were served by a lovely staff today, and service was excellent! It was a great dinner to end our evening 🙂
Ms I had recommended that we check out this very popular Thai restaurant.
So after we had settled down in our ultra lovely apartment in Meriton Campbell, we strolled to Chat Thai, which was right next door, thinking that it was still rather early. Erm, apparently at 5pm, we were not early enough, haha!
After some confusion, a friendly customer directed us to tear off the number on a sheet at the entrance, which turned out to be the queue number. You could also leave your name and phone number, but based on what we saw, if you were not waiting nearby when they called your queue number, they would just move on to the next number 😛
We took our time in the morning and had a late breakfast at the hotel.
After that, a slow stroll brought us to St Paul’s Hill, and A’ Famosa Fort.
We continued to stroll to the famous landmark of Melaka, Christ Church Melaka before making our way back for lunch at Restoran Nyonya Makko!
We had heard good reviews of Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine which is just behind Hatten Hotel but we were not able to get reservations (it’s very very popular!). So we settled for Makko which is also near the hotel and we had been here 5 years ago.
Boiled Chicken and Fried Chicken with Rice
While our friends were busy with their last minute shopping, we were busy with our last minute eating as well 😛
Just opposite Palladium World Shopping Mall (gotta cross a rather wide road, just follow the locals if you want to jay-walk), there was actually a small stretch of food places, resembling our local coffee shop, without air-conditioning. Kuang Heng Chicken Rice looked quite promising (aka crowded), and we decided to pop in and check it out! Ordered a combination of Boiled Chicken and Fried Chicken with Rice (THB50), as well as 10 sticks of Chicken Satay (tumeric mixed with chicken, THB50).
We were sad (and proud) to say that, chicken rice in Singapore was still better, with more succulent chicken, and more fragrant rice. The chilli sauce here was nice though. Surprisingly, the highlight was actually the chicken satay… It was deliciously tender!