Delicious French cheeses, yong tau foo, and one of our fave Thai restaurants!

The same great Coeur de Lion cheeses that you’ve enjoyed are now rebranded under the Ile de France label. The products include creamy Camembert from Normandy, and unique blue-veined Roquefort cheese that’s ripened in natural cellars for a richer taste. Brie lovers will find convenient sizes of their fave cheese: the tranches de brie delivers all the creaminess of the cheese in thin, individual slices, while mini brie comes in ideal snacking packets. Available at Fairprice Finest and Cold Storage supermarkets.

 

Enjoy soupy lunch staple yong tau foo at Koo Kee Restaurant‘s new Ang Mo Kio outlet. Classics include the Koo Kee set meal ($6), laksa yong tau foo ($4.50) and chee cheong fun with spicy sauce or mushroom in homemade sauce ($2.80/2pcs). The restaurant has been dishing out this Hakka fave since 1954, when it was just a zinc-and-wood mobile kiosk under a tree next to the Majestic Theatre. Daily 7.30am-11pm. #01-2361, 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10. Tel: 6452 1827

 

Welcome back, Kaffir & Lime! After a major makeover, the restaurant, which has been segmented into two, can now comfortably accommodate groups, couples and business meetings. Be sure to admire the overhead decor–a “wave” made from 3,000 hanging pieces of orange aluminium. New menu highlights include the crispy soft shell crab with battered morning glory ($12.90) served with K&L special dip. The morning glory is coated with a secret mix of curry powder, tom yum paste and other ingredients before it is fried till golden. A returning favourite is the Chiang Mai chicken wings, sprinkled with crisp basil leaves and garlic flakes. Do try debuting mocktails Kaffir spicy mango sparkle and lime & blood orange cooler ($6.90 each). #B1-45/46 The Paragon, 290 Orchard Road. Tel: 6836 8417