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Filipino Food in Lau Pa Sat: Mack’s, Happy V (formerly Jolly V), Panyeros and Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Lau Pa Sat, almost everyone in Singapore knows about it, so going to the place is not that difficult. Of all the food stalls there, four (4) serves Filipino Cuisine.

Mack’s Chicken Inasal

*****Sad to say, Mack’s is now closed*****

Panyeros

Happy V Fried Chicken (formerly know as Jolly V)

And Mang Kiko’s Lechon

Although they all cater to the Filipinos working and visiting Singapore, the food on their menu does not compete with one another.

You will also often see foreigners ordering from them, especially at Happy V.

Since basically Lau Pa Sat is a food court, we can assume that the experience  for all three stalls is almost the same.

Food that is readily prepared is available: Yes

Day Visited for the first time: Friday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Day Visited for the second time: Sunday

Time/Meal: Dinner

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: No

Not unless your department wants to have a corporate meal in a hawker center.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

It’s Lau Pa Sat so basically, I’m sure majority of your friends have been there.

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Depends!

Mack’s Chicken Inasal – Yes, their menu is very Filipino although most of the time, they only can offer 3-4 dishes. You may plan to eat Tapsilog but on your visit, they only have Chicken Barbeque.

Mack’s is the only place in Singapore where you can ask them to prepare a “malasado” fried egg.

Panyeros – They do not have a regular menu. You can just pick which one’s you’ll like to try.

Happy V – Fried Chicken and Rice! The only difference is the gravy! They also have Pizza, Pasta and Burger Steak but these may or may not work with your guests since we all know that Filipino Pasta is sweet.

Mang Kiko’s Lechon – I will have to say Yes, it’s lechon! But come to think about it again, its only roasted pig.

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Filipino Food in Marina Square: 7,107 Flavours

Update: Sadly, this place is no longer open for business. (CLOSED)

This was one of the first posts I have in this blog and I think its just due for an update!

7,107 Flavours restaurant in Marina Square was the first restaurant of its class in Singapore. To all those who searched for a high end Philippine Restaurant in Singapore, you will stop searching once you see this little corner in Marina Square.

That being said, it is far far far above those restaurants you’ll find in Lucky Plaza.

Location is perfect, ambiance is great, partnered with the usual Philippine kindness by the waiters and staff and you got yourself the perfect dining experience outside the Philippines.

Although I have always praised this specific restaurant, I believe that there is always room for improvement.

Here are some things they should focus on:

1. An updated website! Come on people, its 2009!

2. They should offer membership cards to us regular customers, I think a 5% discount wont hurt or maybe a free cake on the member’s birthday!

3. Reservations! I once dined there on a Friday night with my colleagues; I had a reservation for 6. Although I understand that weekends are very busy, the table given to us was just for 4 with 6 seats, I told the staff that it doesn’t take a genius to know that we cannot fit on the table so I asked them to get me a bigger place. They instantly complied with my request however they just connected a table with a different size to our original table for 4. Don’t get me wrong, this did not affect the food, but please understand that this is suppose to be the best Filipino restaurant in Singapore, the smallest detail counts.

Now, for my standardized summary:

Food that is readily prepared is available: No

Day Visited for the first time: Saturday
Time/Meal: Lunch

Day Visited for the second time: Friday
Time/Meal: Dinner

I eat here regularly so just take my word for it, its on the top of my Filipino restaurants list here in Singapore.

Good for Corporate Lunch/Dinners: Yes

Just be sure to make an early reservation.

Good to eat with Foreign Friends: Yes

Please see my answer above.

Recommended for people who will try Philippine Cuisine for the first time: Yes

Having 7,107 Flavours was one of the best things that happened here in Singapore. Now we can invite our colleagues to enjoy Filipino Cuisine in a decent restaurant.

Although there are always room for improvements (as stated above), nothings perfect. At the end of the day, good service, good food and great ambiance are the only things that matter, the acoustic band is definitely a bonus.

7,107 Flavours… Philippine Cuisine, Culture and Travel

Here’s a Map of Marina Square. (I scanned their business card)

And here is a Map just incase you do not know where Marina Square is.

They are located at:

#02-02 Marina Square
Singapore

Telephone No.: (+65) 6334-7107

Posted: 01 April 2008

Updated: 08 May 2009

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