18 Pahang Street, tel: 6296-9116
A cosy two-storey shophouse that has large cushions and carpets for lounging on the second floor. Serves Lebanese dishes like El-Sheikh chicken ($12.95) and El-Sheikh mezze ($6).
426/428 Upper Bukit Timah Road, tel: 6766-1588, and 49 Jalan Tua Kong along Upper East Coast Road, tel: 6442-0030
The laidback restaurant-pub serves American grub like bacon and mushroom cheeseburger ($14) and Roadhouse black pepper chicken ($16).
OLD BROWN SHOE
619F Bukit Timah Road, tel: 6468-4626
This casual British pub offers Sunday English Roast Lunch ($19.50, choice of three meats, vegetables and dessert) and fish and chips ($12.50, but $10 on Friday evenings).
CHONG QING NO.1 STEAMBOAT
54 Smith Street, tel: 6323-2696
The homely steamboat place offers items like abalone mushroom and drunken fish head. Prices range from $10.80 per child during lunch to $17.80 per adult during dinner.
HAEBOK'S KOREAN RESTAURANT
405 Havelock Road, 02-02 Furama Riverfront Hotel, tel: 6735-4440
This 14-year-old Korean restaurant is well known for its barbecue dishes like bulgolgi ($18 for a 300g plate). Also good are kimchijungol (spicy kimchi stew, $27) and pajun (pancake, $12).
GP ASIAN RESTAURANT
04-049/50/51 Lucky Plaza, tel: 6733-8811
The largest restaurant in Lucky Plaza, its mid-priced menu offers dishes like pansit bihon (fried bee hoon, $7) and karekare (oxtail stew in peanut sauce, $14).
JOLOGS BY CAF?? CALLE REAL
04-003 Lucky Plaza, tel: 6887-5724
A small but popular cafe that's famous for tapsilog (garlic rice with meat and eggs, $6.50) and brazo de mercedes (meringue roll with custard, $3 a slice).
AU PETIT SALUT
44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-54, tel: 6475-1976
This charming 70-seater showcases traditional southern French cooking. Signatures include red wine braised beef cheeks ($30) and cassoulet with duck leg confit ($34).
BOTAN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
36 Pekin Street 01-01, tel: 6536-4404
Japanese-owned, it offers the best-selling Botan bento ($25), and Japanese staples like sashimi, chawanmushi, grilled meat and tempura.
HAKATA NIHON RYORI
33 Mohamed Sultan Road, tel: 6836-1039
This cosy, mid-priced restaurant serves authentic ramen, fresh sashimi and teapot soup ($10).
6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, tel: 6845-1113
Large, comfortable chairs, candlelit tables and a nightly live band lend the restaurant an otherworldly charm. Pastas are home-made ($20 to $30).
SHAHI MAHARANI NORTH INDIAN RESTAURANT
03-21B Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, tel: 6235-8840
Resembling a royal palace, this eatery serves tandoori milawat (mixed grill, $28) and Goa fish head curry ($35.90).
RAJ PRIME VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
76 Syed Alwi Road and 20 Biopolis Way, 01-03 Centros Block, tel: 6297-1716 (Syed Alwi branch), 6478-9495 (Biopolis branch)
This cosy, four-year-old family restaurant serves authentic north and south Indian food, like paneer tika aachari ($7.50) and mushroom masala ($9).
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Six outlets including Jason's The Gourmet Grocer, 01-01 Orchard Towers, and Tanglin Market Place, B1-02/03 Tanglin Mall
Stocks a wide range of breakfast foods like Jordan Natural Muesli from Britain ($9.45 for 1kg), dairy products like Margaret River Cheese ($7.25 for 180g), and European drinks like Schweppes Slimline Indian Tonic ($5.35 for 1-litre bottle).
Any grocery store on the third and fourth floors of Lucky Plaza, such as FILIPINA GROCERY AND TRADING at 03-27, tel: 67324033; BEBENCIA MINIMART & TRADING at 03-22, tel: 6735-2138; BACLARAN GROCERY TRADING at 04-096, tel: 6738-1217.
Imported products from the Philippines, including whitening soap made of papaya extract ($1.50 at Baclaran), anchovies ($3.50 for 350g at Baclaran) and assorted Filipino biscuits, potato chips and canned items.
02-000 Suntec City Mall, tel: 6333-6868
A wide selection of mid-priced French products, from cheeses, Delpeyrat duck rillette ($15 for 180g) and riz au lait (rice with milk) to wines, priced from $19.90.
GERMAN MARKET PLACE
615 Bukit Timah Road, tel: 6466-4044
German confectionery brands like Hanuta chocolates ($7.95 for 12 pieces), German cheeses and a range of breads like frakenlieb, a sourdough bread that sells at $13 for 1.5kg.
145 Syed Alwi Road, tel: 6295-5855
This 24-hour mega-mall stocks every kind of food item imaginable, from basil leaves (20 cents for 50g) and banana flowers ($1.75 each) to the yogurt drink lassi ($2.50 for a 200ml bottle).
38 Holland Grove Road, tel: 6467-5413
This restaurant sells Italian cheeses like Fontina ($39.50 per kilo), Asiago ($46 per kilo) and Tallegio ($38 per kilo) as well as Parma ham ($68 per kilo), marinated vegetables ($38 per kilo) and desserts.
B1-50 Liang Court Shopping Centre, tel: 6339-1111
A full spread of Japanese staples like Hokkaido cheese ($5.60 a tub), Shizuoka melons ($79.90 each), Okinawan brown sugar crispy sticks ($5 a packet), and Kobe beef from the United States ($15.90 for 100g).
KOSHER SHOP AT MAGHAIN ABOTH SYNAGOGUE
24 Waterloo Street, tel: 6337-2189
The only Jewish grocery store in Singapore imports most of its kosher products from Australia, including lamb and beef (from $10 to $50 per kilo), milk ($4 for 1 litre) and bamba chips ($3.60).
02-10 Chinatown Point, 34 Craig Road, tel: 6224-7753
This supermarket sells six types of kimchi, including spring onion and radish kimchi for $10 to $15 for 1kg. Its Korean snacks like Nongshim prawn crackers ($1.70) and Korean ramen ($1.40 for one packet) are also popular with its mainly Korean clientele.
30 Greenwood Avenue, tel: 6468-7588
Over 800 products from Switzerland, including cured raw ham, raw bacon and a variety of Swiss cheeses (Gruyere cheese, $7.50), wines (Sechi white wine, $43) and pastas.
YEN INVESTMENTS THAI SUPERMARKET
02-64 Golden Mile Complex, tel: 6293-2780
This Thai supermarket carries a wide range of Thai products like Mana Duck Pa-loe instant noodles ($1.80 for a packet of five), dried smoked serpent fish ($3.50 for 200g), salted crabs ($1.50 for five) and a variety of vegetables.