A place to eat, drink and read…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The inspiring and irreverent Travelling Gourmet TM finds a quiet nook far from the…

MADDING crowd where one can eat, drink and relax over a good book or two. This is The Reading Room which is a Cafe/Wine Bar and also a Library of sorts where you can select a book to read from the many that surround you or bring your own book. The mismatch of eclectic furniture gives this place an eccentric air and antique Analog telephones abound. It is a cosy place and in the inner sanctum which I call the VIP Lounge, there is even a dart board which I like to use for target practice Ha! Ha!

Foodwise, this is no haute cuisine Michelin Star restaurant but I do appreciate the BLT Sandwich which is a hot toasted Ciabatta bread with melted Cheese and a Ham slice and Lettuce inside..and it is served with a small side salad of mixed Greens with Vinaigrette dressing. Suprisingly filling, it is tasty too and just the thing when you want a light lunch. I like to have it with a Cafe Latte or two. The Menus are converted from old Children’s Fairy Tales…most amusing. For dessert, Buttermilk Pancakes with Pear poached in Chianti Wine satisfies. On weekends, breakfast is also served.

Another dish I like is the Spanish style Algondigas meat balls with a glass of robust red wine or two…surrounded by one of the things I love a lot…books. The Owner/Manager is Jacob, a Singaporean who is an amiable Eurasian Jew. His Grandfather emigrated to the USA from Poland to escape the Nazis.

The Reading Room

19, Bukit Pasoh Road

Singapore

Tel: 62209019

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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