Canton Paradise 樂天小香港Hong Kong • Singapore
Excellent spread in comfortable environment.
The Bak Kut Teh is great. Though waiting for a seat can be trying at times.
The $5 combo is good value as most of the closer eateries are more expensive.
If you want something that will knock your lips out of commission, try out the spicy dishes @ Sichuan Famous Snacks, #01-1044
Ayam Penyet is quite good. Service could be improved. If you sensitive to pricing, skip this place to go to a food court or hawker centre.
The hawker centre / wet market will be closed for a year for upgrading works.
There is a lunch time shuttle bus service to City Square from 12pm onwards. Be slightly early just in case it arrives early. It does not wait for stragglers.
If there's a long queue ahead of you, I would advise you to go shopping in Tampines Mall or anywhere nearby for 1 or 2 hours and wait for the SMS to inform you about the queue's progress...
I would rank it as 'good' compared to, say, Ajisen, and on the same level as Tanpopo. The reason why there's a long queue is quite elementary - the restaurant's size is rather small.
The food is good, but be forewarned, it will end up pricey due to its ala-carte nature. I would recommend ordering two to three dishes at the smallest size plus one of their trademark soups.
I found the claypot rice to be barely edible, and had to resort to the Tom Yam related dishes instead. Pass.
Majority are restaurants, though focusing on that will be to the detriment of the $10 barber shop, Comics Connection, Challenger, et al which have set up shop here.
Hill Street Char Kway Teow, Hock Seng Choon Fishball Noodles. The former once a month if you want to preserve your arteries and the latter, I recommend the Kway Teow in Soup.
The basement Chinese restaurant serves excellent Chicken Rice and Steamboat.