The concrete jungle of industrial estates is finally getting its own shopping and dining paradise
Photos: Tsuta and Hawker Chan
When you work in Tai Seng, the inevitable question that pops up among concerned family and friends is this:
Just what do you have for lunch?
As somebody who’s been working in this area for the past couple of years, I can reassure you that there’s more to this concrete jungle than industrial estates and office buildings.
Tsuta, the World’s Only Michelin-Starred Ramen, ranks highly as a must-try.
If you care to venture a little further in, a treasure trove of quirky cafes can be found at The Commerce@Irving, just a stone’s throw from Tai Seng MRT.
Opposite the MRT station, there’s Breadtalk HQ with its umbrella of F&B concepts, from Breadtalk to Food Republic.
Plus, foodie hotspots like Kay Lee Roast Meat and Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee aren’t too far away either.
For shoppaholics, there’re periodical pop-up sales organised by brands like Reebonz and Charles & Keith.
Hawker Chan is known for their famed soya sauce chicken rice and noodles.
Spanking new mall
Come 21 Feb, a new addition in the form of 18 Tai Seng will open its doors just across the MRT station.
The mall looks set to offer one-stop convenience with child care services, an NTUC FairPrice supermarket, lifestyle brands and more.
Hawker Chan, known for their famed soya sauce chicken rice and noodles, is also the purveyor of the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal.
Tim Ho Wan, loved for its hand-made dim sum, needs no introduction.
Finally, Tsuta, the World’s Only Michelin-Starred Ramen, ranks highly as a must-try.
With a spanking new mall in store, we can’t help but think Tai Seng’s about to shed its unfortunate label as “the land where even birds don’t lay eggs”.
18 Tai Seng Street