1 Restaurant by Chef Wan Hot
Chef Wan is a prominent chef deriving from Singapore's neighbouring country; Malaysia. He decided to launch his own restaurant after years of successful cook shows and books. His research involving marketing methods and food platters are apparent. Singapore was chosen as the first country in which he launched this restaurant of his. Security was tight and there was a strict halal-only policy. It was also strategically located in the heart of Singapore's ever so bustling venue; Plaza Singapura. Reservation is a recommended option made available here, at 1 Market.
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Huge space, Good variety - now if only you can get through their reservation line....
Oddly enough - the most common complaint you will get about this place is that it is impossible to book. Try calling their booking number and count your blessings if someone picks up the phone and then give thanks to your deities if they have a slot for you. If your party is not big, you can try walking in as I've heard from friends that it was easier to get into the restaurant this way.
The first impression is that it's big - I mean the space is huge occupying a respectable space to rival a mid-sized supermarket. It certainly boasts of a wide variety from a separate cold station, to various local and international cuisine, but international generally refers to what seems like a buffer pre-requisite these days - sushis and rolls.
There is an island that serves beef soup noodles which were delicious, although I understand that this was not necessarily a permanent dish, as other friends have experienced other dishes like laksa. If they happen to serve beef noodles, I would strongly recommend it. The hot stations have all your favourite local fare, including satay, chilli crab, fried hokkien mee, stir fried vegetables. You can also make your own rojak, although it will never taste as good as your hawker centre's - but the novelty is great. One thing I would steer clear is probably the popiah as it's filling is tasteless and bland, they are probably better off without this item. Their dessert selection is not very impressive with some assortment of pastries and Malay kueh kueh, but if you are a waffle with ice-cream lover, then you would be happy to know that they have a waffle station. And for the kids, they will be pretty much satisfied with the free flow of various crackers and soft drinks galore - never mind the rest of the main dishes.
True to Chef Wan's spirit, the ambience is festive and thanks to the generous space, it gives you enough room to walk about with enough privacy between tables for a long chit-chat session - but that's assuming you manage to make a booking to get into the restaurant in the first place.