Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s most unique and iconic garden attraction, is a destination not just appealing to tourists but also to locals. The 101-hectare garden dedicated to horticultural artistry in the midst of the city makes a great place for families and couples to spend a day together.
In its unique architectural form, there are a total of 18 Supertrees; these tree-like structures are designed to be vertical gardens for various species of climbing plants. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, each Supertree is outfitted with technologies that mimic ecological functions, acting as environmental engines and providing a source of solar energy.
To complete the Gardens by the Bay experience, you can check out Supertree Dining. This dining venue features five different F&B dining concepts ranging from dim sum and hawker food to classic Italian cuisine, dainty desserts and fast food all under one roof.
The merchants you would find at Supertree Dining are:
- Hill Street Coffee Shop
- Peach Garden Noodle House
- Casa Verde
- Texas Chicken
- Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie
Diners can look out to the lush tropical surroundings through floor-to-ceiling glass windows in the comfort of air-conditioning.
On rainy days, witness the magnificent sight of rain showering the indoor trees through a peep-hole in the ceiling.
Hill Street Coffee Shop
Hill Street Coffee Shop evokes feelings of nostalgia with its traditional coffee-shop setting and local fares. Its menu is designed to resemble a newspaper. How creative!
Soft boiled eggs
Served in a bamboo basket, the steamed kaya bread is light, fluffy, soft and spongy.
As for the signature kampong rendang chicken nasi lemak, aromatic long grain basmati rice is cooked with pandan leaf and coconut milk, paired with a slow-braised, succulent chicken and house-made vegetable achar (pickled vegetables) on the side.
The rice may be a little on the dry side, but the rendang chicken is a show-stopper; it is incredibly moist and flavourful.
Any fans of fried Hokkien mee? Here, thin vermicelli and egg noodles are wok-fried in a richly flavoured broth; the broth has been simmered for hours to absorb maximum flavours from pork bones and prawn shells.
The Singapore laksa will receive nods from the traditionalists. Thick vermicelli is doused in a coconut milk based curry broth that is rich, aromatic and sufficiently thick without being cloying. It comes replete with cockles, prawns, shredded chicken and sliced hard-boiled egg.
Peach Garden Noodle House
The Peach Garden group of restaurants is highly esteemed for its signature Chinese cuisine and dim sum fare. Peach Garden Noodle House, a casual dining concept, is conceived specially for Supertree Dining.
A noodle house by appellation, you can find noodle dishes such as the noodle soup with fresh prawn dumpling. The soup is light on the palate, the noodles remain firm and are not soggy, though the highlight has to be the plump dumplings that are wrapped around fresh succulent prawns.
The Gardens by the Bay chicken rice is available exclusively at Supertree Dining. The chicken is succulent and tasty. If you omit the chicken skin, you’re missing out a lot! Well executed, though the hefty price tag may put off many people.
New on the menu, the steamed xiao long bao is ambrosial. Some may feel the pinch spending 13 bucks on a morsel of xiao long bao. However, with lavish ingredients such as goose liver and shark’s bone cartilage, you won’t be short-changed for the quality of food.
Another new item on the menu is the steamed chicken bun.
The steamed dough encases remarkably flavourful filling – baby abalone, Chinese sausage and mushroom – that is fit for a king.
After an adventurous stroll in the Gardens, indulge in smoothly shaved ice fruit desserts. You won’t feel the bulge.
You can pick from options such as the cooling dragonfruit or the refreshing pineapple shaved ice.
Casa Verde serves breakfast and an all-day dining menu bolstered with classic Italian dishes, such as wholesome pastas and wood fired pizzas.
The Sfilatino Casa Verde is a house speciality. Melted mozzarella binds the ham and mushroom within thin crisp dough. The whole thing is served a la spring roll style. It is sided with a tomato salsa dip if you’d like some piquancy in between bites.
The chef’s signature baked macaroni with mushroom and mozzarella cheese will satisfy cheese lovers. However, it may lack the punch to satisfy mac and cheese purists.
Texas Chicken is an American fast-food chain that serves original and spicy fried chicken along with honey-buttered biscuits.
S$7.80 for a set meal
A new creation exclusive to Supertree Dining, the Fire wrap comprises chicken strips with fresh lettuce, jalapeño pepper slices, cheese, crispy tortilla chips, red onions and tomato, wrapped in a hot toasted tortilla. It is a mélange of crispy and juicy textures that isn’t heavy on the palate. The chicken, however, is on the dry side.
The set meal includes one fire wrap, one regular side and one regular soft drink.
S$7.60 for 2-piece set meal
The spicy chicken will satisfy fans of fried chicken. It fares infinitely better than the chicken strips found in the Fire wrap; the meat is juicy, succulent and tender.\r\n\r\nThe set meal includes two pieces of chicken, one regular side, one regular soft drink and one honey butter biscuit.
S$1.20 for 1 / S$3.20 for 3 / S$5.80 nett for 6
Hand-crafted in small batches all day long, the honey butter biscuits are glazed with a sweet, savoury honey butter. Though a little on the dry side, it is immensely fragrant.
Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie
Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie provides tantalising confections such as pralines, cakes and macarons to end the meal on a sweet note.
S$2.50 for 1 / S$11.50 for 6 / S$21.50 for 12
These limited edition summer macarons are on sale from now till mid-August 2012. Flavours include:
- Violet Berries
- Chocolate Rice Krispie
- Mint Chocolate
- Lemon Lime
- Vanilla Banana
The chocolate caramel ice cream is a must-have! Chocolate ice cream is layered with caramel and topped with hazelnuts. Those with a sweet tooth will find it irresistible.\r\n\r\n
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The chicken Caesar wrap will cater to the health conscious. In the wrap, you’ll find sliced chicken strips layered with tomatoes, cucumber and romaine lettuce, drizzled with a light anchovy dressing.
The ambience at Gardens by the Bay and Supertree Dining is one-of-a-kind. Head down to experience it yourself!
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Tel: +65 6636 3323 | Website
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm daily