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Living in joo Chiat, anyone else?

Post by sophie5 » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:55 pm

Hi all,

Me and my fiancé have just signed a lease in Joo Chiat area. Can anyone recommend good local restaurants/ bars? We currently do not know anyone living in the immediate area and would be more than happy grabbing a bite or coffee with other Joo Chiat dwellers. Suggestions welcome :),

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 9:59 am

sophie5 wrote:Hi all,

Me and my fiancé have just signed a lease in Joo Chiat area. Can anyone recommend good local restaurants/ bars? We currently do not know anyone living in the immediate area and would be more than happy grabbing a bite or coffee with other Joo Chiat dwellers. Suggestions welcome :),

Cheers,

Sophie
Just walk up and down Joo Chiat Rd between East Coast Rd and Joo Chiat Place, then a little bit east down Joo Chiat Place. Tons of great restaurants of all different types (local, western, Vietnamese, etc) around there. Some pubs are nice too, but note the ones with blacked out windows and big blue alcohol or karaoke ads are usually working girl bars. That bothers some people, but really it's entirely harmless.

You can also go to Tanjong Katong (about .5km west of Joo Chiat) and see a nice stretch of restaurants, bars, etc. Roughly between Dunman on the north and Mountbaten on the south.

Dunman Food Center (s/w corner of Dunman Rd and Joo Chiat Rd) is a great local hawker center. It's usually quite busy. The rojak on the second floor to the left is one of the best on the island.

East Coast Rd both to the east and west of where it hits Joo Chiat Rd is also loaded with good food options.

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Post by Ionian » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:41 am

Don't forget to try Smokey's @ joo chiat place. I hear they serve awesome ribs!

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:52 pm

Rabbit Carrot Gun is (IMO) an excellent restaurant in that area. I especially like their signature Hampshire Rabbit Pie (available on certain days of the week only I believe) - I was going to mention it in this thread, but thought that might be in bad taste (pun intended). They also have proper British puddings, like Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble and Bread & Butter Pudding. Man, I'm getting hungry typing this.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:13 pm

Serious? Got rabbit pie? What days, costs? Lunch or Dinner menu. I looked through their site but couldn't find it on the menu. Drooling already.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:36 pm

Ionian wrote:Don't forget to try Smokey's @ joo chiat place. I hear they serve awesome ribs!
The ribs and brisket are decent, and IMO they have the best burgers in Singapore (and I've tried a lot). Service is rather rude and/or ignorant though. Hard to which it is.

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 2:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Serious? Got rabbit pie? What days, costs? Lunch or Dinner menu. I looked through their site but couldn't find it on the menu. Drooling already.
You have to go there when they have a pie night. I last went there for dinner on a Tuesday, a few weeks ago. Best to phone and ask when they will have a pie night again (might be every week). It's not cheap; I think my main dish was around $30. They also have some fine English beer.
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Post by Barnsley » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 7:12 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
sophie5 wrote:Hi all,

Me and my fiancé have just signed a lease in Joo Chiat area. Can anyone recommend good local restaurants/ bars? We currently do not know anyone living in the immediate area and would be more than happy grabbing a bite or coffee with other Joo Chiat dwellers. Suggestions welcome :),

Cheers,

Sophie
Just walk up and down Joo Chiat Rd between East Coast Rd and Joo Chiat Place, then a little bit east down Joo Chiat Place. Tons of great restaurants of all different types (local, western, Vietnamese, etc) around there. Some pubs are nice too, but note the ones with blacked out windows and big blue alcohol or karaoke ads are usually working girl bars. That bothers some people, but really it's entirely harmless.

You can also go to Tanjong Katong (about .5km west of Joo Chiat) and see a nice stretch of restaurants, bars, etc. Roughly between Dunman on the north and Mountbaten on the south.

Dunman Food Center (s/w corner of Dunman Rd and Joo Chiat Rd) is a great local hawker center. It's usually quite busy. The rojak on the second floor to the left is one of the best on the island.

East Coast Rd both to the east and west of where it hits Joo Chiat Rd is also loaded with good food options.
Are there enough real pubs or bars around there.to have a decent sunday afternoon drinking session?
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 8:49 pm

Barnsley wrote: Are there enough real pubs or bars around there.to have a decent sunday afternoon drinking session?
There are, but the only one I can definitely name is Cider Pit. It's open in the afternoon on weekends per their Yelp page.

This blog post might help out more:

http://dgeigsinsingapore.com/2013/04/14 ... joo-chiat/

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Post by sophie5 » Wed, 27 Nov 2013 9:15 pm

Haha role on Monday when we can try the famous Hampshire rabbit pie.... Or maybe not :). Thanks for all the suggestions, guess we have a lot of exploring to do :). I hear great things about smokeys.

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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 4:34 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Barnsley wrote: Are there enough real pubs or bars around there.to have a decent sunday afternoon drinking session?
There are, but the only one I can definitely name is Cider Pit. It's open in the afternoon on weekends per their Yelp page.

This blog post might help out more:

http://dgeigsinsingapore.com/2013/04/14 ... joo-chiat/
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 28 Nov 2013 4:44 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Serious? Got rabbit pie? What days, costs? Lunch or Dinner menu. I looked through their site but couldn't find it on the menu. Drooling already.
You have to go there when they have a pie night. I last went there for dinner on a Tuesday, a few weeks ago. Best to phone and ask when they will have a pie night again (might be every week). It's not cheap; I think my main dish was around $30. They also have some fine English beer.
Thanks for that Mi Amigo. Might take my son out there one evening as he's been hankering to try rabbit. (As he more local than not, eating a rabbit seems to be exotic food for him). I grew up with rabbit on the table once or twice a month, along with squirrel (sorry ecurilex), muskrat, quail, venison & wild duck/goose when in season.
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