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  • Writer's pictureSasha Huang

Capella Singapore Manager Roman Angulo Shares His Top 5 Foodie Spots in the Lion City

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When it comes to finding an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, few places can rival the tranquility of the Capella Singapore hotel. And with Condé Nast's esteemed Reader's Choice Awards naming it the Number 1 hotel of 2022, it's clear that the hotel's unique blend of contemporary vibrancy and natural beauty has captured the hearts of many.


Nestled within two beautifully restored Tanah Merah colonial bungalows dating back to the 1880s, the Capella Singapore offers a truly immersive experience in the heart of the Lion City. With stunning views of Sentosa Island's natural splendour and world-class hospitality that will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed, a stay at the Capella Singapore is a true feast for the senses.


Of course, behind every award-winning hotel lies a team of dedicated professionals, and the Capella Singapore is no exception. With over two decades of experience in the industry, manager Roman Angulo has helped guide the hotel to the heights of glory it truly deserves.



Here, Angulo shares his top 5 best food locations in Singapore.




1. KEK Seafood


KEK Seafood is a restaurant run by the same family since 1950. They serve food from Hainan, a province in southern China. I visit there regularly with my wife and children for their crab, fried noodles and tasty pork ribs.



2. Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant


Peranakan Culture around the Joo Chiat area. Uniquely to this part of the world, the Peranakan is a mixed race of Chinese, Malay and Portuguese. Peranakans in Singapore speak Baba Malay — a colourful creole of Bahasa Melayu with a Hokkien influence. I love the exciting culture and cuisine, and I always bring my family to Guan Hoe Soon Peranakan Restaurant for authentic Peranakan food. Capella has a curate for our guests - A Peranakan Way of Life



3. 178 Lor Mee


For a more local hawker food experience, I would recommend visiting Tiong Bahru Market. You can find almost all popular Singapore dishes at this culinary place such as chicken rice, herbal soups, bak kut teh, wonton mee, and chee kueh. One of the stalls that you must try is 178 Lor Mee. Lor mee is a Chinese Hokkien noodle dish from Zhangzhou and is typically served with ngo hiang, fish cake, fish, round and flat meat dumplings (usually chicken or pork), half a boiled egg.


4. Mellben Signature


Chilli crabs in Singapore. Skip the touristy restaurants and go for a more local option. Mellben’s Chili Crab is arguably one of the best in Singapore, served using large crabs in a thick, spicy and slightly sweet chili sauce. Level of spice can be adjusted according to your preference.



5. Tiong Bahru market


There are many wet markets and hawker centres dotted across the island. One of my favourites is the Tiong Bahru market, one of the first wet markets built back in 1950. You can easily find the freshest catch of the day as well as an array of “dry” goods such as spices, rice and many more. Head to Tiong Bahru hawker centre and be spoilt with the countless stores of local delights.


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