Hong Shi Yi Food Artistry
#02-19/20, tel: 6333-5116 (restaurant), 6333-5117 (art gallery). Open daily, 11am-10pm (restaurant), 11am-9pm (gallery). It’s refreshing to see a Chinese restaurant with a focus on art. The dining area sits beside an art gallery and studio where diners can try their hand at acrylic painting after a meal. The menu has good variety, including la mian and dim sum, and there’s buffet steamboat for dinner.
Must-tries: the spicy “Chongqing” Specialty Fish Slice with Preserved Veg in Superior Stock (from $22.90) with chewy mung bean vermicelli in a tongue-numbing broth, and the Stewed Pork Belly ($16.90), which hits the right balance of sweet and savoury. It’s also worth stopping by for tea. Our pick: the soothing Eight Treasure Tea ($4.90).