People have different ways of spending their 30th birthday. But most of the stories I've heard were people throwing grand parties to celebrate it. I didn't want to have a grand birthday party or anything close to that as I really think I've graduated from throwing birthday parties. While most people succumb the "maturity" or "responsibility" that comes with the age of 30, I decide to re-live my teen years and spend the day at Universal Studios Singapore.
Then have my birthday dinner at Marché in Vivo City.
I love this market-restaurant concept!
When I asked my friends and officemates for recommendations on a good restaurant in Singapore, they all said Marché. At first, I was thinking of having a fancy dinner but then decided against it cos I know I have to dress up a bit rugged as we were spending the day at a theme park. I was told that Marché is not fancy (an in no candlelight dinner) but food is really good and definitely a must-try, I included it on the list. Spcifically on my to-do list for my birthday.
I was expecting Marcheé to be like Street Life (comment below if you know about Street Life in Glorietta!) - different restaurants in one big place where payments are centralised using a card to be surrendered when you pay for the bill. Well, it is like that except for the part where there are different restaurants inside. Instead, it's like an indoor market with fresh vegetables and meat. Yes, I kid you not. The restaurant was so clean, too! I guess this is how most restaurants in Switzerland are. They cook everything on a per order basis so expect your dish to be freshly cooked.
My hungry birthday smile.
His smile is always like this when he's hungry haha!
Shrimpy something, SGD18
Pepperoni Pizza, SGD 20
Pork something, SGD15
Root beer, SGD5
We got there at almost 10pm so all of their best sellers for the night were already sold out. Since we were so hungry and wanted to eat right away, we ordered what we saw. We skipped the salad, though. L and I loved everything that we ordered. I admit, the pizza was a bit bland but we still finished it cos we were really hungry. I liked the shrimp, it has the right amount of being salty. I liked the root beer, too. It tastes different from the usual Mug or A&W. I don't know, it felt authentic. Or maybe it's because of the bottle. LOL.
I've always liked this concept of a restaurant although I'm not sure if this will click in Manila because.. well, I'll just keep those reasons to myself. But yeh, this restaurant is definitely a must-try if you do visit Singapore. The price point is okay but then again I don't really like converting prices of food when I'm in a different country especially if it's the first time you're trying it. But that's just me.
Marché Restaurant is located in Vivo City and 313 Somerset, Singapore. Not sure where their other branches in SG are.
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