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Comfort Food Finds At SAFRA Mount Faber

Hearty meals and scrumptious snacks to satisfy any appetite.

By Mandy Lim Beitler      22 February 2022

Need refuelling after trekking across the Southern Ridges, or getting an #OOTD at the unique Henderson Waves pedestrian bridge? The oodles of comfort food options at nearby SAFRA Mount Faber will surely hit the spot.

Food Paradise

Craving for some Japanese comfort food? Food Paradise’s New tenant Zenryoku is Singapore’s first izakaya located within a food court, serving up classic izakaya favourites including appetisers, fried and simmered dishes, as well as grills and teppan cuisine. Using fresh ingredients flown in from Japan, Zenryoku aims to offer authentic, restaurant quality Japanese food at affordable prices. Pair their sashimi, nanban chicken, chawanmushi and saikoro steak, and seasonal grilled fish and okonomiyaki, with their extensive alcohol menu that includes shochu, sake and highballs.

Also within Food Paradise is The Chef’s Place, which serves quality and delectable Western coffeeshop classics. Think everything from grilled-to-order steaks and burgers to pastas and local favourite, Chicken Chop with Fried Rice. If you’re a fan of prawn paste chicken, then the Har Cheong Kai Chicken Chop or Har Cheong Kai Chicken Burger are must-tries. End your hearty meal with a freshly brewed kopi or refreshing fruit juice from the drinks stall to seal the deal.

SAFRA members enjoy 5% off all food and drinks.

#01-08 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/food-paradise


Heavenly Wang

With over 30 outlets islandwide, including within SAFRA clubhouses at Mount Faber and Punggol, this local coffee joint hardly needs an introduction. It’s well-known for its full-bodied brew using traditional Singapore-style roasted coffee beans and fragrant tea made from its proprietary blend of tea leaves.

There’s surely nothing more comforting than your favourite cuppa accompanied by brown and crusty kaya toast and perfectly runny soft-boiled eggs. Need a little more sustenance? You can’t go wrong with perennial favourite Laksa Sayang, or Ayam Bakar Nasi Lemak – fork-tender, slow-cooked whole chicken leg with steamed coconut rice. Looking for something exciting? Recent menu additions such as Tuna Melt, Mentaiko Blast and Hazelnut S’mores are great for the young and young at heart.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off a la carte purchases paid with cash and 5% bonus value when topping up their Wang Digital Loyalty Membership.

#01-05 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/heavenly-wang; wangcafe.com/heavenlywang


Old Habits Boutique & Cafe

Old habits die hard, or so they say. In this case, ‘they’ might be referring to the die-hard fans of Old Habits Boutique & Cafe. Some are foodies who go there for the creative fusion dishes, while others are collectors and tinkerers – much like the owners of this quirky dual-purpose space. What keeps them all coming back is the constantly evolving menu, collectibles from typewriters to toys, and charming vintage vibes.

Besides the weekly specials, popular mainstays include Honey Mustard Lamb Rack, Tom Yum Seafood Spaghetti, and Flame-torched Wagyu Beef Sandwich. Their desserts, such as Ondeh Ondeh Cake and Coconut Souffle Kueh, are often raved about too.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off all food and drinks.

#01-04 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/old-habits; oldhabits.com.sg


Subway

Another familiar favourite is Subway, where you can customise just about every element that goes into a satisfying sandwich. If you’ve never had a Subway before, or need a refresher, here goes. Begin with your choice of 6-inch or footlong bread, followed by your preferred filling, cheese, vegetables, toppings and dressings.

Make up for the calories lost with the hearty Meatball Marinara Melt or Chunky Beef Steak post-workout. For a healthier option, try the Subway Club or Chicken Teriyaki. Those on low-carb diets can do away with the bread altogether and turn your favourite Subways into a guilt-free salad. Complete your meal with a drink and choice of chips or house-made cookies.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off 6” sandwiches, salads and wraps.

#01-06 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/subway; subwayisfresh.com.sg


Sakunthala’s Restaurant

For home-style Indian cuisine that warms both the belly and the heart, there’s Sakunthala’s Restaurant. One of five outlets islandwide, the stylish restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu fit for any maharaja across the Indian sub-continent. It even features a drive-through ordering kiosk at the SAFRA clubhouse entrance, possibly a first for an Indian restaurant.

Its signature range of dishes spans both North and South Indian flavours, from Tandoori Chicken to Chicken Biryani and Garlic Naan to Egg Prata. If you can’t decide, go for their value-for-money set meals, which serve up a generous platter of mains, sides and curries; both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options start at just $8 each.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off the total bill.

#01-07 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/sakunthala’s-restaurant; sakunthalas.com


Turandot

Slide into one of the plush booths at Turandot for a fulfilling feast of Sichuan delights and Western favourites. Part-restaurant, part-bar, live music complemented the eclectic yet delicious menu during those carefree pre-Covid days. With live performances currently off the table, turn to the IG-worthy neon-lit sayings on the walls amid lush greenery to accompany your dine-in experience instead.

Or simply focus on the scrumptious food. The Delight Feast is an ongoing promotion offering a four-course set menu for two. It begins with a Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese Parcel entrée and freshly made Seafood Chowder. Main courses include options from Grilled Prawns with Fresh Mango Cubes to Fiery Mala Grilled Chicken Thigh. To sweeten the $56++ deal, you also get dessert and two glasses of red wine – on the house!

SAFRA members enjoy a 10% dine-in discount on the a la carte menu.

#01-09 SAFRA Mount Faber, 2 Telok Blangah Way
safra.sg/amenities-offerings/turandot; facebook.com/turandot.sg

Where’s your favourite place to dine at SAFRA Mount Faber? Share with us at magnsman@sph.com.sg!

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