A Guide to Cafes and Restaurants at 321 Clementi

So glad to have more dining options in the West and now that almost all the shops at 321 Clementi have been opened, it is high time to try the food that they have to offer. This list is accurate as of 19 July 2015 and pictures are taken with iPhone 6.

The cafes/ restaurants:

  1. Kowloon Express (#01-01)
  2. Doi Chaang Coffee (#01-02)
  3. Toasties (#01-10/11)
  4. Sakae Sushi (#01-12)
  5. Wimi (#01-13)
  6. Tea Tozz (#02-01)
  7. Beesket (#02-03)
  8. Saizeriya (#02-05/06/07)
  9. Charcoal Thai (#02-08)
  10. Vons Chicken (#02-09)
  11. Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe (#02-10)
  12. Mei Heong Yuen Dessert (#03-02)

The list above is arranged by level.

1. KOWLOON EXPRESS (#01-01)

This restaurant, which was launched in 2014, prides itself as Singapore’s only halal dim sum specialist. In addition to this outlet, they have another one at Chinatown Point. According to them, their Salted Egg Custard Pau is not to be missed.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 1000-1530hrs and 1730-2200hrs
Closed on Mondays.
Tel: 9389 5769

2. DOI CHAANG COFFEE (#01-02)

Doi Chaang coffee originates from a small village in the mountainous region of Chang Rai province of Northern Thailand. After the eradication of opium crops in 1983, the farmers were presented with the highest quality Arabica coffee plants to grow. Together with the climate, soil composition and geographical location, this has resulted in premium and organic Arabica coffee.

While Doi Chaang specialises in coffee, the range of its mille crepe cake is extensive and rather astounding! They have interesting flavours like Tiramisu, Raspberry Yoghurt and Hokkaido Milk.

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1000-2200hrs
Tel: 8161 8621

3. TOASTIES (#01-10/11)

Another certified halal dining option available for Muslim friends! Toasties bakes their bread in house daily, ensuring a fresh supply. The premium sandwiches are something different from the usual kind, with options like Yakitori, Chicken Katsu and Beef Pastrami. Other than sandwiches, the cafe also serves pizzas, soup and drumlets.

The concept is very similar to Subway, where you choose a type of bread (premium, crunchy, honey oats and parmesan oregano) and the topping that you would like. In terms of vegetables, same choices as Subway but less generous in the amount given. Other than the Sriracha and Sweet Spicy Mango sauces, the rest are pretty standard.

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1100-2200hrs
Tel: 6786 8336 (Tampines Outlet)

4. SAKAE SUSHI (#01-12)

This sushi chain needs no further introduction. It is popular in Singapore because of its quick service and really affordable pricing. Did you know that the sushi rice here is enriched with Vitamin E, which helps boost your immune system?

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1130-2200hrs
Tel: 6250 0632

5. WIMI (#01-13)

The trend of traditional Thai coconut ice cream in a coconut husk is quickly catching on. The ice cream at Wimi is made fresh daily without stabilisers and preservatives. Customers are offered many choices of toppings from Normal ones like chendol and sweet corn, to Premium ones like mango and red ruby.

I recommend the Coconut Ice Cream Set ($4.90), which comes with coconut ice cream with three normal toppings and a small cup of coconut juice. You may top up $0.30 for premium toppings. The best thing about Wimi is that they listen to constructive feedback given by customers and strive to improve their ice cream..

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1100-2200hrs

6. TEA TOZZ (#02-01)

Tea Tozz is one of the first few outlets to open doors at 321 Clementi. The chain has three outlets in Singapore and two in Indonesia. Tea Tozz promises a whole new experience, with waffles, bubble tea and pudding so soft you use a straw to drink it!

I ordered the above-mentioned pudding in Thai Milk Tea flavour with coconut  milk and strawberry pearls. And as advertised, it is really soft enough to slurp up with a bubble tea straw!

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1200-2100hrs

7. BEESKET (#02-03)

Beesket aims to promote healthy living by providing a new DIY customer ordering system to create customer’s own choice of beverages made with 100% natural juice without any additive or sugar. Customers just need to grab a “Beesket” and choose the type of ingredients they would like to have in the form of capsules.

I choose melon, pear and pomegranate for my Beesket Original ($5.90) and the end result was a sweet and thick juice blend. The drink is served with a score card reflecting the amount of fibre, calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins. Mine was high in fibre and potassium!

8. SAIZERIYA  (#02-05/06/07)

Saizeriya is a chain that originated from Japan in 1967 and now has over 1,000 restaurants in Japan and a strong presence in Asia. The first outlet in Singapore was set up in Liang Court in 2008 and now there are 12 outlets islandwide with a few more coming soon. With no Service Charge and GST, Singaporeans can enjoy affordable and delicious Italian food.

At each table is a dedicated call bell, which will indicate to the waiters that you require service. This makes it so much easier, no more waving your arms in the air trying to get their attention or having to call out for service.

Opening Hours:
Opens daiy from 1100-2200hrs
Tel: 6710 7590

9. CHARCOAL THAI (#02-08)

Mookata, also know as Thai steamboat, is getting more and more popular nowadays and Charcoal Thai presents quite an affordable option. With generous amounts of vegetables. marinated meat and seafood for barbequing, as well as a clear broth for those who cannot take spice, this is comfort food for rainy days.

You may choose between the $39.90 Mookata Set for two to three persons or the buffet. I had the set which comprises of pork collar, pork liver, pork belly, chicken thigh, prawn, squid, meatballs, crab sticks and more. It is quite sufficient for three.

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1100-2230hrs
Tel: 6250 9298

10. VONS CHICKEN (#02-09)

Vons Chicken is a franchise from Korea established in 1980s and has since expanded to 150 stores worldwide, with outlets in countries like US, Australia, China and Vietnam. The chain is renowned for its fried and oven-roasted chicken, and has intention to get halal certified.

I felt that the chicken here could not really compare to other Korean fried chicken restaurants in Singapore. For me, only the fries and mustard sauce are worth coming back for. The Gold Wings were too salty and the BBQ Boneless hardly had any BBQ taste. Simlar to Wimi, the owner of the restaurant is very receptive to feedback and willing to research to improve the taste of the chicken.

11. XIN WANG HONG KONG CAFE (#02-10)

With over 20 outlets islandwide and 200 items on the menu, Xin Wang is synonymous with comfort food as well as street favourites of Hong Kong and Macau. The cafe offers cushioned seats and seating booths which allow customers to dine in a relaxed setting while listening to the background music of retro Chinese hits.

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1100-2200hrs
Tel: 6774 0907

12. MEI HEONG YUEN DESSERT (#03-02)

This dessert store, the brainchild of Connie and Clara Lee, daughters of Mei Heong Yuen’s founder, specialises in different varieties of silky-smooth pastes and steamed egg pudding. Mei Heong Yuen has also brought in Snow Ice from Taiwan which is a refreshing cold dessert and a hit among Singaporeans.

Opening Hours:
Opens daily from 1100-2200hrs
Tel: 6397 5733

All in all, 321 Clementi has quite a bit to offer in terms of variety! From bubble tea and desserts to (halal) restaurants, there is something for everyone.

321 Clementi
321 Clementi Avenue 3,
Singapore 129905
By Bus and Train:
Less than 5 minutes walk from Clementi Bus Interchange/ MRT Station (EW23)
Carpark Rates:
1st hour: $1.50
Every half hour: $0.80

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