Local actor Desmond Tan takes his girlfriend to hawker centres for romantic dinners

28 November 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Main photo: Benjamin Seetor/SPH

It’s not hard to see why so many women are infatuated with Desmond Tan.

On our small screens, the 27-year-old MediaCorp actor boasts a strapping frame and bronzed physique that is simply impossible not to fawn over.

He is also charming, honest, and straight-talking in person. 

When asked if he hopes his future wife has deft culinary skills, the tanned star quipped with a grin: “Yes. Girls who cook are sexy!”

Tan — who is currently playing a tin mine worker-turned opium addict on Channel 8’s new historical drama The Journey: A Voyage which airs on weekdays at 9pm— shares how he once “overdosed” on laksa and where he goes on romantic dinner dates with his girlfriend of three years.

What are your favourite dishes?

I used to love laksa a lot until I went on this variety programme hosted by Kym Ng. We had to eat six to seven bowls of laksa from different hawker stalls in a single day. At the beginning, I was super gungho and finished the whole bowl. When I reached my third bowl, I was feeling slightly uncomfortable already. Since then, my love for laksa has somewhat diminished. I also like thin-crust pizzas and Japanese cuisine. 

Where do you usually take your girlfriend for romantic dinners?

Actually, we are fine with street fare. Most of our meals are at hawker centres. As for restaurants, we don’t stick to one place. Well, there’s this modern Japanese restaurant called Dozo at Valley Point, along River Valley Road, which has left a really good impression on me. It’s quiet and the food is awesome.

Read the full report in The New Paper. 

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