The newest kid on the Happy Mansion block is helmed by celebrity chefs Johnny Fua and Sherson Lian. Unlike other booming areas in town, Happy Mansion has been growing slow and steady, one restaurant at a time. So if you’re not in the mood for Thai or coffee, swing by Hello by Kitchen Mafia – but know that the place gets packed easily during peak hours, so plan ahead and make reservations.
Besides appearing on television, the duo was previously with Elegantology. If you recall the restaurant’s fusion twists on French-Asian dishes, expect to see similar takes but in a different setting. The restaurant makes their own pasta and experiments with their ingredients, churning out green tea fettuccine for example. Start your meal with tapas like the drunken chicken liver pâté or with soup of the day; ours was the duck kut teh. Some of the restaurant’s popular main dishes are sake mirin grilled chicken, salted egg buttermilk pasta, Ah Pek fried rice, and the insta-worthy Pak Johnny mee rebus which requires you to pour the sauce from a tea pot. Finish up your meal with their home-brewed tuak, or if you’re not feeling experimental, wine, sake or craft beer.