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Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in August 2017

New Restaurants

FIVE TEN
Located along South Bridge Road, every dish on the menu at FIVE TEN is either S$5 or S$10. The Taiwanese inspired concept has a good mix of varieties on its lunch and dinner menu, with highlights such as the pork belly, fried chicken and steak, all reasonably priced at S$10. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in general. [Read more here…]
Address: 237 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786

Kurasu
Originally from Kyoto, this coffee brand recently opened at co-work space district6 in Odeon Towers along North Bridge Road, spotting a clean and woody minimalist look reminiscent of a cafe space in Tokyo or Kyoto. There are no food on the menu per se, with a pure focus on coffee. We spotted a mix of beans from various countries on the menu, such as Indonesia, Ethiopia and Colombia. The signature here is the Matcha Latte, with other options such as pourovers and espresso.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, Odeon Towers #02-01, Singapore 188720

Lotus Kitchen
The latest concept by the Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant at the Quality Hotel along Balestier Road,  Lotus Kitchen recently opened at Chinatown Point and seeks to bring affordable and quality vegetarian options to the masses. We were surprised by the range of Vegetarian dishes here, which were comforting and familiar at the same time. Some of the memorable dishes we tried include the Taro Mee Sua Cake, Braised Mushroom in Hot Pot and the Signature Stir Fried Laksa.
Address: #01-01/02, Chinatown Point, 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413

Mui Kee Congee
A pop-up store by the famous Hong Kong’s Mui Kee Congee is now at Botanic Garden’s Casa Verde – the casual dining concept by the Les Amis Group, which has collaborated and brought this popular congee concept since late June this year to serve up at Casa Verde for the next 6 months. there are 8 choices of Mui Kee Congee to choose from with 5 Classics (S$12.50) and 3 Premiums (S$14.50). Each congee takes about five hours to be prepared in order to achieve that consistent creamy texture, with no artificial flavouring or MSG added. [Read more here…]
Address: 1 Cluny Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Singapore 259569

NAMI Restaurant and Bar
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has a brand new Japanese dining concept, NAMI Restaurant and Bar. The Japanese fine dining concept only opened about a month ago after a major renovation at the property, spotting a minimalist Japanese interior. Choose from the a la carte menu or go for the more value-for-money omakase set (S$190). Some of the signature dishes at NAMI include the Pan-Fried Tuna Head with Chef Akiba’s Sweet Soy Sauce (S$60), Steamed NAMI Abalone in Kimo Sauce (S$90), Miso Penshell Clam with Uni and Ikura (S$65) and Japanese Saga Wagyu Beef Sirloin A4 with Kyoto Vegetables and Dashi Broth (S$70). 
Address: Level 24, Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350

Provisions
Located at Dempsey, Provisions is Singapore’s first skewers & claypot rice cocktail bar with a strong focus on local inspired dishes and cocktails. Communal dining is a strong theme as seen on its menu of skewers, claypot rice such as seafood or oyster & uni rice, as well as small plates like Korean fried cauliflower and pig ear fritters. Skewers start from S$4; claypot rice start from S$9; and drinks start from S$12. Prices are nett with no service charge.
Address: 7 Dempsey Road, Singapore249671

Tapas Club
Orchard Central has a new casual Spanish restaurant Tapas Club, helmed by Chef Alonso, who is also the Executive Chef of popular Binomio Spanish Restaurant at Craig Road. The concept of Tapas Club is to serve authentic Spanish food in a casual setting with wallet-friendly prices by the group behind the popular llaollao franchise in Singapore. Expect to enjoy a rather wide range of Spanish food here, from sharing plates to highlights from the different regions in Spain, all brought to you in an intimate setting.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #02-13, Singapore 238896

The Dark Gallery
This new chocolate cafe at Millenia Walk specialises in single origin dark chocolates, which allows you to opt for a tasting flight platter of varying degrees of chocolate intensities. Some of the highlights include the Single Origin Chocolate Ice Cream Platter with three scoops of different chocolates, the Single Origin Chocolate Pastries Platter which showcases a range of desserts, as well as the hot chocolate drink. [Read more here…]
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-K5, Singapore 039596

TONO Cevicheria
The first-ever Peruvian Cevicheria to open in Singapore, TONO Cevicheria located at DUO Galleria in Bugis is a fascinating glimpse into this South American cuisine. The restaurant is helmed by Peruvian Chef-owner Daniel Chavez who also runs OLA Cocina del Mar at Marina Bay Financial Centre. Expect good salsa music, a chill-lax vibe, Pisco Sours and an interesting lot of Ceviches. [Read more here…]
Address: 7 Fraser Street #01-49/50, Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356

Buzzing Restaurants

Ash & Elm revamped Sunday Champagne Brunch
The all-day dining restaurant of Intercontinental Singapore has launched a new breakfast-inspired in July, with three new tasting platters comprising 11 a la minute dishes in addition to the buffet spread. The highlights include the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Carrot, Mushrooms and Pearl Onions from the From The Land platter, indulgent Pan-Seared Scallops in Brown Butter Sauce with Lemon, Parsley and Pancake from the From The Sea platter, and rich and creamy Truffle Risotto with Parmesan and Natural Jus from the From The Garden platter. Ash & Elm’s Sunday Champagne Brunch is available every Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and is priced from S$98++ per adult inclusive of D-I-Y Bloody Mary Cocktails, Soft Drinks, Juices, Coffee, and Tea; or at S$138++ per adult with the addition of unlimited Perrier-Jouët Champagne and House Wines.Address: Level 1, InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966

il Cielo Restaurant Appoints Yohhei Sasaki as Chef de Cuisine
The Italian restauarnt at the rooftop of Hilton Singapore has a new Japanese Executive Chef Yohhei Sasaki, and has revamped its menu with more Japanese influences on its dishes. Some of the highlights from the Antipasti menu include the Kinmedai carpaccio served with seaweed tuile, Madeira wine dressing and pink grapefruit snow; Hokkaido sea urchin spaghetti, Sardinia bottarga and yuzu juice from the Pasta menu, one of the crowd’s favourite during our meal. For mains, expect dishes such as Roasted Maine Lobster served with Puttanesca-style pasta fregola and lobster reduction, Caramelized Toriyama Wagyu A4 short ribs with sautéed saffron risotto, lemon gel and Italian parsley sauce and the Grilled Japanese seabream with Portobello mushrooms, sautéed porcini risotto and green tea crumbles. Degustation and a la carte menus are available for lunch and dinner.
Address: Level 24, Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883
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Teppei Syokudo collaborates with Man Man Unagi Restaurant
Teppei Syokudo has collaborated with the newly listed Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant Man Man Unagi Restaurant to serve up three Unagi dishes, available at all seven Teppei Syokudo outlets till the end of August. The three unagi dishes to expect include the Chopped Unagi Kaisen Don, Unagi Bento and Unagi Tamago Don, where the unagi are char-grilled at Man Man Unagi Restaurant before being delivered to Teppei Syokudo.
Address: Multiple Address. Across all Teppei Sokudo.
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Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles
The Prawn Mee specialist introduced the Big Wah Kee Pot earlier in July, allowing guests to enjoy their favourite prawn soup borth in a hotpot way. At S$30, you get to enjoy a set of comprising of flower crabs, prawns, fish slices, clams, sotong, eggs and vegetables. Complete the set with a stable, either the Deep Fried Mee Kia or the Fried Rice. [Read more here…]

Address: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, #01-13C, Annexe, Singapore 038981

La Brasserie
Newly refurbished, the La Brasserie reopens at The Fullerton Bay Hotel now focusing on southern French food with Mediterranean influences. With a 10 meters high ceiling, you get to soak in the city views while enjoying the traditional French cuisine. Strongly recommend you to go for the Traditional Onion Soup and Lobster a L’Americaine here.Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, Level 1, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326

Bedrock Bar & Grill
From now to end September, Bedrock Bar & Grill will be introducing the second of their three-part World Meat Series. This season, the restaurant will be dishing out Irish Beef from John Stone. All the meats will be 60-day dry aged and grass fed, and with Executive Chef Issac Tan developing a menu that brings out the best from the meats. Our pick will most definitely be the Beef Feather Blade Carpaccio and the 60-day Dry Aged Ribeye.
Address: 96 Somerset Road #01-05, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163

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