Dine at Paragon

Today is a wet and lazy Tuesday for me and therefore I didn’t do much sales for the day. Therefore I decided to stroll around Orchard Road. My usual routine I will always go to Starbucks for a cup of coffee and tidy up some of the websites and blogs I currently am managing it. While I am outside Paragon shopping mall, I decided to snap a photo or two and blog something about good place to dine in Paragon. I found 2 places for diners to dine in. Anyway I am not getting paid to do this.

In Paragon shopping mall you actually can find quite a number of food outlets and all these outlets mainly located at basement 1. You can find some cafe such as Starbucks. Some food outlets not dine in type but take away such as Krispy Kreme and Old Chang Kee.

Anyway i found something interesting on basement 1 of Paragon. I saw an Italian restaurant, Gastronomia Da Paolo. It offer western cuisine serving a tantalizing collection of dishes which suitable for family gathering, large group with colleagues and reunion with friends.

Anyway to all my Muslim fans and friends please do take note that Gastronomia don’t serve any halal dish and it serve Italian beer. I can only recommend to all my non-Muslim fans and friends to dine in this place. Apart from this restaurant, I came across another restaurant and this restaurant is halal certified therefore my Muslim fans and friends can dine it here.

So pho is a Vietnamese cafe and this cafe is located opposite Gastronomia restaurant. It serve authentic Vietnamese cuisine such as Summer Rolls with Prawns and Lemongrass Chicken, Vietnamese Fried Rice with Seafood and Pho Bo or also known as Sliced Beef Noodle.

For me personally I feel this is a must try to dine in Paragon. In fact this cafe has become one of my priority to try out their dish. From the name of the dish already make me crave for it.

Anyway they do have other outlets such as Tampines Mall, Parkway Parade, Jem, Clementi Mall, Nex, Waterway Point and many more. To know other locations of their outlets, you can visit their website for more information. Now I am looking forward to try out some of the dishes that serve by So Pho and I be doing food review on So Pho.

Mee Wak Katok

March 24 2017, I am somewhere in Orchard area and I am hunting food for dinner. I was thinking of eating noodle for dinner since I already had rice for brunch. My budget for dinner is $6 only even though I have $10 in my wallet. So today my mission is to hunt for a meal including a drink that will cost me $6. If less than that will be better then I know that my mission is successful. I decided to try to hunt some food in Lucky Plaza.

Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria is a Malay cafe located at first floor in Lucky Plaza.

Going around at first floor in Lucky Plaza I saw a small Malay cafe. The name of this cafe is Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria. I have been to Lucky Plaza numerous times and I ever saw this cafe before. I think this cafe has been around for many years but strangely I have yet patronize this cafe. Since I have yet to do so, I shall make it happen today to give a try.

This cafe is small and simple. There are few tables and chairs in the cafe. Even though it is small, it is just enough for me to move and squeeze in with my wheelchair. Menu can be found on the wall and most of the food are common Malay fried food and common western food. However there is one food that catches my attention to give it a try that is Mee Wak Katok.

Little history about Mee Wak Katok basically this noodle dish was once famous back in the 1970s. Back then this Mee Wak Katok was prepared by a Malay man who traveled around in some parts of Singapore with his little food cart. Some say why it is call Mee Wak Katok because he always seen in his shorts when he peddled around with his food cart.

I try Mee Wak Katok before back in 2015 at Amoy Food Court located in Tanjong Pagar but that stall was closed. I was been told that Mee Wak Katok is basically fried noodle that has gravy cook with chili paste. Now I came across Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria and it serve Mee Wak Katok. The price for this dish is $4.50 and there some sambal can be found in the dish. That will make it spicy however you can order it to make it more spicy if you want. Anyway as for my drink I just order mineral water and that cost me $1.20. In total I spend $5.70 for my simple dinner.

In conclusion my mission for hunting $6 dinner is successful. In fact the food that being serve by Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria is not disappointing at all. For your information I did ask around some of the people who are working in shops at Lucky Plaza about Cipta Rasa Cafe Ria and most of them say the food is nice and the prices are consider reasonable too. Next time I will make a comeback to try others.