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The simple life (closed down)

This restaurant has closed down


Run by the same owners of the trendy Giraffe resto-bar in Istana Park, this restaurant serves the best of Hawker-centre-fare in a nice restaurant environment...


Housed within the centrally located Wheelock Place, right in the heart of Orchard Road, the restaurant is quite pleasantly decked out... modern, yet fairly simple and unpretentious... ambience is nice and the food is truly good.


Kueh pie tee (small, crispy pastry cups, with tangy filling of prawns, radish and carrot) and Prawn Ngoh Hiang (prawn-roll, wrapped in thin beancurd skin) are two of the recommended starters, followed by simple but nice vegetarian options like the Kailan (Chinese kale) in oyster sauce  and the Sambal KangKong (Piquant dish of water spinach, dried shrimps, chilly and garlic). 


Recommended mains include the ultimate Hainanese Chicken Rice (fabulous), Nasi Lemak (rich rice in coconut cream, with various ingredients), rich and luscious Laksa  and excellent Beef Rending (A type of beef curry that slowly cooks in coconut milk and spices for several hours, until almost all the liquid is gone, leaving the meat coated in the spicy condiments).


Prices are quite adequate for this quality of food (and for the ambience), although it is just "hawker-centre-fare..." : around SG$ 15 - 25 should be more than enough.

Open daily, from 11 am to around 10 pm (or slightly later on weekends)

02 - 18 Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road,              Phone: 6738 3212