A neighbourhood-style steak joint in the CBD and Soup Restaurant’s samsui ginger chicken in a take-out kiosk

Over in the sleek CBD, you may not imagine a neighbourhood-style steak joint, much less one that slow smokes and grills up an assortment of ribs, burgers and steaks over a life fire. Charcoal Pit doesn’t compromise on juicy cuts such as their specialty pork cheeks ($23 nett) ”“ tender slices of relatively lean, yet moist meat, brushed with homemade teriyaki-BBQ
sauce, flat iron steak ($31 nett, 200g)”“well seared for that beautiful crust, and The Charcoal Pit Burger ($15 nett). Great space to unwind at after work, especially with future plans to have an open-air bar area next year. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm. #12-00 Realty Centre, 15 Enggor Street. Tel: 8822 5991

Fans of Soup Restaurant’s famed Samsui ginger chicken, the moreish delight is now available at their take-out kiosk The Chinatown Stall. The smooth poultry is served with steamed Japanese pearl rice ($6.50), and the ginger sauce maintains its restaurant-quality addictive appeal. Other dishes of note include the Hong Kong shrimp roe noodles tossed in Soup’s XO sauce with handmade water chestnut meatballs and a poached egg, a nourishing chicken collagen soup with sea cucumber (this is a more affordable option, compared to Soup’s pricier shark cartilage collagen soup) and snacks like crispy fried fish skin (from $4.50). Free delivery to offices in the vicinity of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, minimum of five orders. #B207-4-2 Takashimaya Shopping Centre (food basement), 391 Orchard Road