The Simple Life is where you'd head if you're yearning for hawker fare in a comfy, air-conditioned environment with table service. Or stuck at Wheelock Place and don't want to fight the crowds elsewhere for food. Most people would agree the food here isn't fantastic but isn't disastrous either. The kueh pie tee (S$5.90) is not too shabby (juicy and sweet with good chili). Pity the garnishing had started wilting (it was around teatime that we ate).
Ah they have the Malaysian-style dark Hokkien mee (S$10.90) here. I could not resist for nostalgia's sake. Sadly, it comes nowhere near the real deal. Perhaps the other dishes like nasi lemak and rendang are better. All mains come with a drink, so that makes it a wee bit more worthwhile.
THE SIMPLE LIFE (no, stop thinking about Paris and Nicole!)
#02-18 Wheelock Place,
502 Orchard Road. Tel: 6738-3212