Look­ing for a cosy place to hang out with your folks? Check out read­ers’ rec­om­men­da­tions.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Simply Her - BY AZLINDA SAID

Read­ers rec­om­mend comfy hang­outs to take your par­ents to.


Bis­han-Ang Mo Kio Park, 1380 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, tel: 6554-7230. Open Tue-Fri, noon to 10.30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-10.45pm. “My par­ents are na­ture lovers. So this cafe, nes­tled in Bis­han Park with floor-to-ceil­ing glass walls, ap­peals to them. They like din­ing in nat­u­ral sun­light while look­ing out to green­ery and peo­ple walk­ing by. There’s also al­fresco seat­ing, which they usu­ally choose if they’re hav­ing din­ner there.

The restau­rant is dog- and child-friendly too, with am­ple play ar­eas for both. It’s a great place for your en­tire fam­ily to hang out at. I highly rec­om­mend their Earl Grey Ji­vara for dessert – it’s sim­ply di­vine!” – Cindy Tan, 40, bank man­ager


44 Kandahar Street, tel: 6392-8628. Open Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm, 6-10pm. “I love this restau­rant for its in­ter­est­ing va­ri­ety of Thai and In­done­sian cui­sine – must-tries in­clude the cen­tury egg salad, tauhu telor, cof­fee chicken and fried mee sua. The food is rea­son­ably priced too – din­ner usu­ally av­er­ages $20 to $25 a per­son, in­clud­ing desserts and drinks.

It’s my go-to venue for birth­day cel­e­bra­tions – my sons and I adore the quaint shop­house the restau­rant’s tucked in. Its decor of Per­anakan an­tiques and signs reminds me of Sin­ga­pore in the 1980s.” – Elsie Teo, 62, home­maker


Level 2 Carl­ton Ho­tel, 76 Bras Basah Road, tel: 6311-8188. Open Mon-Sat, 11.30am2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days, 11am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm. “I love the de­li­cious dim sum here – it’s as au­then­tic as what you find in good Hong Kong restau­rants. Think clas­sic items like baked mini egg tarts, steamed gluti­nous rice and siew mai. I es­pe­cially love their car­rot cake – it's light and not oily, so I don’t feel un­healthy eat­ing it.

I also like the mod­ern yet cosy at­mos­phere, and the ex­cel­lent and at­ten­tive ser­vice. My fam­ily and I come here of­ten as we never tire of the chef’s new cre­ations, which have been con­sis­tently good.” – Amy Soh, 60, home­maker

Tasty dim sum served in the cosiest of set­tings – some­thing not to be missed!

Bite down on this suc­cu­lent Char­coal Grill Hokkaido Squid.

This Earl Grey Ji­vara will leave you want­ing more. Cor­ner­stone is tucked amid the green­ery of Bis­han-Ang Mo Kio Park.

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