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Savour Local Delights At IMM
To enjoy up to 80 percent discount on designer labels, high-street brands and sportswear all year round, head for IMM, Singapore’s largest outlet mall.
The mall houses over 90 outlet stores of brands such as adidas, agnès b., Calvin Klein Jeans, COACH, Furla, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Onitsuka Tiger, Puma, TUMI and Under Armour.
After all that shopping, tuck into some popular local fare and enjoy the myriad of flavours from Singapore’s multicultural heritage. After your meal, pick up some local treats to bring home for your family and friends.
LOCAL FOOD EATERIES
Photo: Café O
A reinterpretation of the traditional Singapore coffee shop of days gone by, Café O serves local-style coffee, half-boiled eggs, roti prata, nasi lemak (above) and putu mayam in a 1950s-inspired setting.
Café Red Ginger
Photo: Café Red Ginger
Savour halal cuisine with a modern twist at Café Red Ginger. House specialities include laksa (above, right), mee siam, mee rebus (above, left) and nasi pattaya.
Lian Peng Bak Kut Teh
Lian Peng Bak Kut Teh serves traditional Teochew-style bak kut teh (pork ribs cooked in clear, peppery soup) along with other signature dishes such as braised duck and braised pork trotters. All braised dishes are slow-cooked with a secret blend of herbs and spices to produce flavourful and tender meat.
Photo: Lian Peng Bak Kut Teh
Shu Jiang Grilled Fish
Fish fans can enjoy sea bass, barramundi or red snapper grilled to perfection at this eatery which is modelled after a viewing deck in a cruise to give diners an underwater dining experience. For a spicy kick, ask for the grilled fish to be poached in the special chef spicy sauce served with dried chilli, soy bean and peanut.
Photo: Shu Jiang Grilled Fish
TEAHOUSE by Soup Restaurant
Photo: TEAHOUSE by Soup Restaurant
Fill your stomach and nourish your soul with comforting Samsui heritage heirloom dishes such as Signature Samsui Ginger Chicken (above), Chinatown family steamed dishes and richly flavored herbal soups at TEAHOUSE by Soup Restaurant.
White Restaurant is famous for its white beehoon (rice vermicelli), originally prepared as a homely dish by the founder but has since become a well-loved, iconic Singapore dish. The restaurant also serves other iconic dishes such as Stir-Fried Fish Head and Chilli Crab.
Photo: White Restaurant
LOCAL TREATS TO BRING HOME
Fragrance Bak Kwa
Photo: Fragrance Bak Kwa
Bak kwa (Chinese-style barbecued pork jerky) is a favourite snack of Singaporeans. Fragrance Bak Kwa’s version is made with fresh pork that’s marinated with a unique blend of 18 Chinese herbs and artfully grilled to bring out the succulent flavours of the meat.
Khong Guan Fancy Gem Biscuits
Fancy gem biscuits have remained a hit with kids in Singapore for generations. Bring home these small, cute sweet treats for the kids (and adults!) and see if they eat the crunchy biscuit or the colourful icing first.
Prima Taste Hainanese Chicken Rice Sauce Kit
Can’t get enough of Hainanese chicken rice? You can prepare it at home with this Prima Taste Hainanese Chicken Rice Sauce Kit. The kit comes with a premix for cooking the chicken, fragrant oil for cooking the rice, and sesame soy sauce oil, chilli sauce, ginger sauce and dark soy sauce as condiments. Just add your own rice and chicken.
Ya Kun Kaya Toast Kaya
A local favourite, kaya is made from coconut milk, sugar, eggs and pandan (screw pine) leaves, and goes very well with buttered or plain toast and coffee or tea. Kaya means “rich” in Malay, which best describes its exquisite taste. Kaya specialist Ya Kun Kaya Toast has been making and selling kaya since 1944.
Photo: Ya Kun Kaya Toast
UNIQUELY SINGAPORE PRODUCT
Tiger Balm White Ointment
With nearly 100 years of proven success in almost 100 countries, Tiger Balm’s world renowned ointment is tried, tested and trusted by generations to soothe aches and pains as well as ailments such as stuffy nose and itches caused by insect bites. Gently rub the ointment over the affected area to allow its herbal formulation to work its magic.
MALL OPENING HOURS
10am to 10pm daily
10-minute walk from Jurong East MRT Station via the J-walk sheltered pedestrian link bridge