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Feast at Two Hana, Mona Lounge, Chengdu Restaurant, Ganglamedo and House of Mu
Photo: Mona Lounge
2. Mona Lounge
Where would a Sum Yi Tai (meaning “Third Wife” in Cantonese) go for drinks? It has to be somewhere elusive where it is the beyond the claws of the unforgiving matriarchy system, but still glamorous enough to suit the bombshell that the Third Wife is – perhaps a place like Mona Lounge. Paying tribute to the hedonistic era of 1980s Hong Kong, the second-floor secret bar offers a modernised Asian cocktail menu that tells the story of the Third Wife’s past life, such as Mona’s Tea ($22), a cognac-based cocktail made with oolong PX sherry and Fernet Branca, Songstress (S$22) is a Chinese herbal twist on the old-fashioned, and the tequila-based cocktail Dangerous Romance ($22) – a deceptively sweet concoction that is garnished with bouquet of tomato shrub and a single piece of crocodile ba kwa. Bar bites are also kept in the Cantonese theme with the likes of deep-fried wanton ($9), prawn wanton tossed in chili ($15) and crispy pork chips covered in shrimp paste ($12).
25 Boon Tat Street