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4 Hidden Food Places Behind Closed Doors

Updated: Aug 25

"Flavorful adventures await behind closed doors! Get ready for a culinary rollercoaster, "Spirited Away" style!”

Grab your chopsticks and get ready for a culinary adventure straight out of a foodie version of "Spirited Away"! We're about to unveil four hidden food places like secret tunnels to flavor town. From enchanting dishes to atmospheres that might make you feel like you've stepped into a magical world!

The Bank at Craig Road

46 Craig Rd, Singapore 089684

Opens Mon - Thurs 11.30am - 11pm | Fri, Sat 11.30am - 12am | Sun 11.30am - 8pm

the bank burger sign and atm machine
Photo by @pogstal

In the thrilling quest for hidden culinary gems, "The Bank" at Craig Road is a place that'll make you wonder if you've wandered into a modern-day treasure hunt. As @pogstal excitedly shares, walking by the neon signage was a "SHAKE SHACK??" moment for her. Canon event. Turns out, while it isn’t the famous fast food joint, it reveals a burger haven cleverly concealed behind the façade of an ATM. Venturing further, the scene unfolds in hues of dimmed purple, where the vibes are so chill they might ask for your Netflix recommendations.

interior of the bank
Photo by The Bank

But, as our culinary detective @jerryneo wisely questions, "is it good tho?" The verdict remains as enigmatic as the entrance. According to @pogstal’s foodie friend, they found the beef a tad lackluster, delivering a dose of blandness that didn't quite ignite her taste buds' party mode. It's like culinary Russian roulette; you never know if your taste buds will hit the jackpot or just get a free trial!

Synthesis 食拿酒稳

3 Temasek Blvd, #01-643 Suntec City Tower 4, Singapore 038983

Opens Mon - Thurs, Sun 11:30am - 2:30pm; 4:00pm - 10:30pm | Fri, Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm; 4:00pm - 12:00am

"Synthesis 食拿酒稳" is like stumbling upon a hidden level in the foodie video game of life – and @iamruien, along with their trusty sidekick bestieEEE, just got bonus points for the find. Suntec's entrance got a makeover right under their noses, turning into what seemed like a traditional medicinal shop on steroids. But plot twist! It's actually a bar that's living its best incognito life. The rating? A solid 10/10 from for effort in stall-front aesthetics and modern renditions of traditional Chinese costumes worn by the servers.

storefront of synthesis at suntec city
Photo by @iamruien

Oh, but there's more! @kermit hops in with the deets, “heard the food quite good eh! but looks like definitely on the pricier side… but seems worth it for once in a while kind of thing?” The food's supposedly a top-tier showstopper. The catch? It might pull off a magic trick on your wallet, making a coin or two disappear.

Neil Conversion Clinic

3 Temasek Blvd, #01-643 Suntec City Tower 4, Singapore 038983

Opens Mon - Thurs, Sun 11:30am - 2:30pm; 4:00pm - 10:30pm | Fri, Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm; 4:00pm - 12:00am

"Neil Conversion Clinic" is about to take you on a wild ride through the doors of culinary chaos! @pogstal the accidental detective, cracked the case of the century – stumbling upon the enigmatic Neil Conversion Clinic that sounds like a front for a secret society but is actually a quirky LGBT-friendly bar. The aesthetic? Think worn down and shady.

Here comes Francisco Garcia Alonso, the vape vigilante, with a review that's raising eyebrows and vape clouds. Apparently, the staff are more pre-occupied with their own “vape championship” and if your question isn't drink-related, expect a face that could give the Mona Lisa a run for her money. Francisco Garcia Alonso exclaims that, personally I prefer to go to gas station and drink directly from the diesel pipe and it will be cheaper and better for my body”. Unhinged comment.

Fame Nitwit S saunters in with their two cents – "Neil Conversion Clinic" is way too overrated and threw some shade on the locals’ taste in bars. According to them, with how the music is like, it's like a DJ forgot to show up to the party, and the drinks might as well moonlight as sleep aids.

Whether it's a vape-filled extravaganza (not part of the menu) or questionable music, "Neil Conversion Clinic" has all the ingredients for a chaotic evening.

Mama Diam

38 Prinsep St, Singapore 188665

Opens Mon - Thurs, Sun 4:00pm - 10:30pm | Fri, Sat 4:00pm - 12:00am

Miss the childhood days when adulting and having an existential crisis is non-existent? Yea, same.

While you can’t turn back time, you can definitely wrangle your flavor cravings and lost childhood memories at the "Mama Diam". @x3rai stumbled upon drinks like Ribena Shots and Pink Limau, to which he cackled, Feels so weird to have your local delights in name but drinking something else entirely KAKAKA.”. KAKAKA indeed. But wait, there's more – "Mama Diam" is throwing in free ice pops at the entrance, the perfect cold reminder that nothing lasts forever, and you have to work the next day.

Enter Jaslyn T, the menu magician. With an air of authority, she unveils the secret potion to decipher Mama Diam's drinks – a magical chart that breaks down alcohol strength and sweetness levels. And speaking of magic, she brings out the star of the show – the Chai Tarik Brew. It's the drink that's got everyone's attention, not just because it's Instagram-worthy (duh), but because it's as easy to sip as your morning coffee after a night of non-alcoholic mocktails.

However, she drops the bomb about the atmosphere, revealing the buzz of activity that turns "Mama Diam" into more of a group hangout hotspot than a chill speakeasy. So if you are looking for a place to get away from humans and relax in peace… this might not be the best option!

And just like that, our journey into the hidden food wonderland comes to a close, but remember, much like Chihiro's adventures in "Spirited Away," the culinary magic doesn't end here. Behind those closed doors, we found flavors that transported us to new dimensions, just like the bathhouse in the spirit world. So, embrace the spirit of exploration and let your taste buds be your guide because who knows what enchanting delights await behind those mysterious entrances?

This article is scooped by Scratchbac user @x3rai and co-written by ScoopAI. Expand to see disclaimer:



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