@ Liang Seah Street: Alight at Bugis MRT station and take Exit D
We frequent Liang Seah Street for meals on weekends! Eateries line most of the street. From steamboat buffets to Thai food and authentic Chinese cuisine from various parts of China, such as the super spicy grilled fish which you can get from Chong Qing Grilled Fish (totally numbs your tongue).
This video was taken on a Saturday so it was a first for us to see that they closed up the street for more pedestrian space and some eateries lined more tables along the roads too. (If you’re driving, take note that the Liang Seah Street is closed to vehicles from 7pm to midnight from Fridays to Sundays.)
It was really crowded and getting a restaurant was tough we had a group of about 15 people to seat. Fat Bird accommodated us by setting up tables along the road – yahoo! Fat Bird basically serves chicken stew. You can then choose to add sides like mushrooms, vegetables and noodles to your order, and throw them into the stew to cook. What was amazing, or astounding, was that duck tongue was on the menu (yup, we can hear the gasps already.) Duck tongue is mostly an appetizer in Chinese cuisine and as Cynthia described the texture, very crunchy.
If there is one thing that Liang Seah Street is remembered for, it’s got to be dessert! There are 3 main shops which own the dessert scene and all 3 serve up a mean dessert. There is Ah Chew Desserts which serves mainly local sweet soups like almond paste, black sesame paste, green bean soup and steamed curd. Eating here on a rainy day would warm any stomach. The other 2 dessert stalls, Dessert First and Ji De Chi are known more for their mountain shaved ice desserts, especially the mango and durian flavours. (Click here to watch Johnson lose his bet against Elyn and Jessica in a dessert challenge at Dessert First.)
Expect a short wait to get a seat at any of these dessert outlets especially after dinner hours between 8 to 10pm on weekends.
On a side note, we often pay a visit to Chong Qing Hotpot (87 Beach Road, located at the end of Liang Seah Street). For $22 a person, the hotpot buffet allows you to pick 2 soup types of soup base, or 1 soup base, with the option of grill as well.
We also love the Bak Chor Mee (minced pork noodles) from Seng Huat, which is a coffee shop at the other end of Liang Seah Street (492 North Bridge Road, just across from Bugis Junction). What’s more, they are open 24 hours everyday!