Sunday, May 25, 2014

Revamped Food Junction @ Bugis Junction

Food Junction (福将坊) @ Bugis Junction had just gone through a makeover, boasting a clean-cut look.  The new Food Junction has also adopted the concept of an art market, endeavouring to be the first food hub that promotes good food, comfort and the appreciation of art in perfect unison.

The Revamped Food Junction (福将坊) @ Bugis Junction

Food Junction collaborated with The RICE Company Limited in the Art Walls, where art pieces of Singapore’s young and talented artists will be showcased, with new theme changed every 3 months. Net proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (ST SPMF).

The Art Wall @ Food Junction, Bugis was launched on 11 May by Food Junction CEO Ms Teo Chew Hoon & Business Times Editor, Mr Alvin Tay.

From Left to right: Martina Wong - General Manager of Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, 
Alvin Tay - Editor of The Business Times, Children-Artist, Ms Teo - CEO of Food Junction Holdings,
Michelle - Chief Creative officer of Auric Pacific and  Colin Goh - Board Member of Budding Artist Fund
(Image Credit: Food Junction)

The interior design of Bugis Food Junction takes the leap into a more leading-edge appearance and youthful feel with doodles on the walls.  Original designer chairs from Jasper Morrison and Robin Day, handicapped-friendly features, improved air ventilation, power points, stall directories and signage in the food court further enhanced dinner's experience.

Wall doodles can be found in different parts of the food court!
Cozy seats and settings enhance the diners' experience.

The acoustic ceiling, made of sound absorbing material reduces sound reflection makes Bugis Food Junction ideal for meetings too, other than casual dining.

Toast@Work is re-branded as Toast Junction and first unveiled in Bugis Food Junction’s Art Market.  With a brand new logo, and modernized & comfortable interiors, Toast Junction is now contemporary, chic and the new place for food lovers, serving nostalgic yet popular signatures such as traditional brown toasts with homemade kaya and butter, perfectly timed half-boiled eggs and its signature beehoon, served with a great selection of scrumptious ingredients.  New addition to the menu, include Mee Siam, Mee Rebus and the Curry Chicken that won't go wrong with a crispy loaf.

Toast Junction
(Image Credit: Food Junction)

The revamped food court now houses a wide selection of local favourites, including popular nostalgic brands such as Aden Beef Noodles, Koo Kee Yong Tau Foo and the famous Capitol Puay Heng Minced Meat Noodles.

For someone who barely eats beef like me, the Odeon Beef Noodle taste really great.  The gravy is flavoursome and not overly starchy and the beef slices are tender.  The chilli sauce, cincaluk (fermented shrimp paste) and lime juice helps to add flavours to the original tasty noodles.

Odeon Beef Noodles
The Capitol Puay Heng Minced Meat Noodles, or more commonly known as the Bak Chor Mee by the locals is a variant from the usual Bak Chor Mee that we eat.  It comes with fried scallop imitation, fish dumplings (鱼饺 ) and fried dumpling.  The noodles are chewy and ingredients were fresh, love the well marinated mushrooms, but I personally prefer with more vinegar!

Capitol Puay Heng Minced Meat Noodles

Love the Opeh Leaf Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle is delectable, the moistness of the noodles is just nice and the presentation of the fried Hokkien Prawn Mee on the opeh leaf (乌芭叶) added a taste of nostalgic. The belachan chilli is spicy enough and adds in the kick when enjoying the dish!

Opeh Leaf Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle
Run by the same owner of the Fried Hokkien Prawn Noodle Stall, the Bugis Soup Master offers a wide variety of double-boiled soup. We tried their special creation - Blissful.  The soup consists of chicken, wolf berries, and collagen-rich white fungus with almonds.  This soup is great for nourishment and is something I wouldn't mind going for a second round!

The Bugis Soup Master (Original)
Double-boiled soup - Blissful

The nourishing ingredients used in Blissful Soup
The BBQ Chicken is another hot favourite among all, crispy skin with juicy meat. Thumbs up!
BBQ Chicken Wings
Other than local delights, there are other cuisines available in Food Junction too.

You can try the Ayam Penyet, which literally means flat chicken in Malay.  The dish origins from Indonesia, and basically they use the sides of a chopper to literally flatten the fried chicken thigh or breast. It is good that the chicken breast isn't too dry but the tempeh (fried fermented soybean) isn't to my liking.  However, their real hot spicy chilli compensate for it!

Indonesia delights - Ayam Penyet
You can also go for the Japanese Bento set if you are yearning for Japanese flavours.  The Chicken and Salmon Bento side did not disappoint us.  Both the chicken and Salmon are crispy on the outer yet retaining the moistness.
The Chicken & Salmon Bento Set

There is also new kid on the block, Yogurberry.  Made with natural fruit sugars, Yogurberry, a Korean branded yogurt, is famous amongst Hollywood celebrities where you get to enjoy a good mix of flavours.  Read more about Yogurberry in my previous blog post here.

New Kid on the Block - YogurBerry!

Last but not least, thanks Jessie for extending the invite to me!

Food Junction @ Bugis Junction
200 Victoria Street
#03-30 Bugis Junction
Singapore 188021
Opening Hours:
Open Daily: 10am to 10pm

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