Checking out Tunglok Teahouse Square 2, a nostalgic teahouse themed dim sum restaurant with a touch of the modern.
Tunglok Teahouse at Novena Square 2 isn’t new on the dining scene and I’ve passed by it several times before. A great lover of geometric design motifs, I’ve long been attracted by its peranakan inspired décor too, not to mention the cheerful interior and brightly coloured seats.
Last weekend, being in the area again, I decided to give the teahouse a try; coincidentally I was suddenly having cravings for Chinese pao. Turns out nostalgia wasn’t the only feature of this establishment. Coexisting harmoniously was high-tech restaurant technology.
According to the official website, Tunglok Teahouse Novena seeks to recreate the ambience and atmosphere of a Singaporean teahouse between the 1950s and 1970s. Being a 70s child, I can’t say I have a clear idea of how teahouses from those years look or feel like. But based on photographs, the décor of the establishment certainly has a strong old Singapore feel.
To add, the system prompts you before delivery too; one of the buttons will flash. Needless to say, I was fascinated with this restaurant automation solution.
Tunglok Teahouse Square 2 Food
Back to the décor …
Update Dec 2018
Had dinner at Tunglok Teahouse Square 2 again, this time with family members. We tried the following:
Tunglok Teahouse Square 2 is at 10 Sinaran Dr, #01-73, Square 2. It is open from 11 am to 5 pm, and 5.30 pm to 10 pm daily.
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