SINGAPORE: Those who live on the east side of Singapore are never short of choices. However, Singapore Expo is not precisely where we will head to solve our hunger pangs. All these have changed since the opening of Timbre+ Eastside. No one will complain about more options to choose from.
Timbre+ Eastside is situated outside of Expo Hall 5 with a dining area of more than 2,000 square meters. It has the usual modern trendy vibes you will expect from Timbre Group. There are 800 seatings with amper space for cyclists to park their bikes. At the centre of the food court is a play area that will keep your children occupied.
Here is a list of food we have tried, and it is a place we don't mind going back to.
Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
For the longest time, for those in the east to go all the way, a long and painful ride, to Boon Lay to have this wonderful nasi lemak. Not to mention there are other fabulous nasi lemak stalls along the way, which will make you question the logic of driving 40 minutes to have this. But, with the opening of Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak in Timbre+ Eastside, we don't have to doubt ourselves again! The same fragrant rice with amazing sambal is now within reach, and it sure doesn't disappoint. This will be on our list of Best Nasi Lemak in the East of Singapore.
Don Sha BBQ Ribs
If you are looking for real full-size beef ribs and don't want to pay the restaurant price, look no further. Don Sha BBQ Ribs are selling these babies at only S$19, and it is covered with some delicious BBQ sauce. Even though they state it is Southern BBQ Ribs, I do find this less tangy than what I had when I was in the US, which is perfect as I don't prefer my meat to be sour. The rib is laid on a bed of smooth mashed potatoes, and to make it complete, we had some cheesy meatballs.
Streets of Bangkok
There are quite easy to get Thai food in Singapore, but it is not common to see Thai Grilled Fish (Pla Pao ปลาเผา). Therefore, it is a no brainer to get when you see it on the menu, especially when it also comes with prawns, cockles, baby squid and Gong Gong. We choose sea bass for the fish. It comes with two types of chilli sauce and a bowl of fried shallots. To eat the fish, first, you take a leaf and some thin rice noodles and wrap the fish with some fried shallots. Then, dipped the roll into the spicy chilli sauce to get the maximum flavour. This is the best we can have since we still cannot go to Thailand like a regular tourist.
We tried Kolo Mee, fried Kway Teow and dry wanton. While the wanton and the Fried Kway Teow are not bad, it is the Kolo Mee that I don't mind going back to try again. The al-dente springy noodles tossed in in dark sauce is just irresistible.
Boom Boom Duck
Honestly, I was attracted to this stall because of the sign, and it just reminded me of Angry Birds. Their speciality is pressure cooker deep-fried ducks which are marinated for up to 24 hrs. The duck is served with steamed buns and vegetables or as a wrap. Dumplings are a side dish. There is room for improvement, but I have no doubt people will love it if they can improve on the recipe. This is a great dish to have with a beer!
Gopizza is a popular pizza joint from Korea, and now you can get it in a hawker centre in the East. So if the usual hawker fare is not your thing, give this pizza a try.
If the above doesn't whet your appetite, there are other choices.
Address: 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150