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Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in October 2017

New Restaurants

Racines
Located at Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Racines restaurant offers both French and Chinese cuisine in a spacious and open concept interior. Helmed by Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, Racines literally means “roots” in French, which is the fundamental concept of the all-day restaurant – to stay true to the authenticity of both French and Chinese cuisines. Some of the highlights include the Chargrilled Galician Octopus, Wagyu Beef Cheek and the Pan Fried Local Boneless Frog Legs. [Read more here…]
Where: Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Level 5, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885

888 Mookata
Located at Kovan, this Thai-mookata concept is by 2 long-time Mediacorp celebrities, Chor Chow Meng and Dennis Chew. Surprised we were by the quality and freshness of the ingredients here, not the usual we associate with mookata options in Singapore. Be here to enjoy a family meal with over a very hearty thai-styled steamboat, and order some of the satay from a store in the same coffee-shop; perfect meal for the soul! [Read more here…]
Where: Blk 212, Hougang Street 21, Singapore 530212

Fat Belly at Sugarhaus
Fat Belly only has a rather short menu, with only an option for 2 types of steak – the Flat Iron and Short Rib. Sugarhaus’ alter ego, Fat Belly only start its service after 6pm daily, and diners are limited to the high tables at the back of the restaurant, and you get to enjoy some exclusive side dishes and desserts here. [Read more here…]
Where: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-03A, Serene Centre, Singapore 258748

The Glasshouse Specialty Coffee & Toast Bar
New cafe at Chijmes, and the space is definitely one of the most gorgeous coffee houses that opened in the past year. As the name suggest, it is decked out with glass 3/4 way of the cafe and specially curated greens enhance the environment here. Beans are from Common Man Coffee Roasters, with the bakes from Carpenter and Cook. Simple toast are available from the kitchen too. [Read more here…]
Where: 30 Victoria Street, #01-K11 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996

Sea & Blue
Located at Marina Bay Sands, Sea & Blue is an all-day Continental and Korean buffet concept which took over the now defunct Todai. There are about 100 dishes at the buffet line, with special focus on Korean cuisine though there is a wide variety of other International cuisines as well. Some of the more memorable dishes I tried from the buffet line include the pork belly in spicy gojuchang marinade from the Korean live station, sashimi and sushi from the Seafood station and the crispy suckling pig from the Hot Dishes & Noodles. Prices at Sea & Blue are between S$42++ to S$64++ for adults during lunch, and S$58++ to S$68++ for dinner. Children dine at S$22++ to S$26++ at lunch and S$26++ at dinner. [Read more here…]
Where: 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B2-01/01A,, Singapore 018972

Buzzing Restaurants

Oso Ristorante’s new home at Oasia Hotel Downtown
Previously located at Bukit Pasoh, Oso Ristorante made a move to the top floor of Oasia Hotel Downtown at Tanjong Pagar last month. With ample natural light now, and an interior that mixes industrial decor with contemporary European look, Oso now has a very inviting vibe. And yes, the food was even more pleasing.
Where: 100 Peck Seah Street, 27th Floor, Oasia Hotel Downtown, 079333

Mikuni welcomes New Executive Chef Keisuke Uno
With new Executive Chef Keisuke Uno, the menu at Fairmont Singapore’s Mikuni has been revamped across its three distinct concepts –  Sushi, Teppanyaki, and Robatayaki. The sashimi is freshly sourced and flown from Tsukiji market, teppanyaki highlight include the 63°C Slow-cooked Miyazaki Wagyu Short Rib and Live Lobster, while the Robatayaki features dishes like the Kurobuta Pork Belly and Live Scallop with Onion Butter, King Prawn.
Where: Level 3, Fairmont Singapore , 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

CHAR Restaurant introduces a new Premium Slow-roasted Char Siew
Not a new restaurant, having been a Jalan Besar for the last couple of years, Char has been one of Panda’s go to restaurant when the cravings for salivating Char Siew and Roast Meats sets in. With a new chef, Char took the opportunity to refresh it’s menu, now with a limited 10-portions a day Premium Slow-roasted Char Siew using Kurobuta Pork Belly which are slowly roasted with lychee wood. Go here to get your Char Siew and Zi Char cravings fix!
Where: 363 Jalan Besar Road, Singapore 208994

Jimoto Ya
A relatively new ramen restaurant at China Square Central, Jimoto Ya is from Hokkaido, Japan, and has its soup base made from both pork and dried prawn broth, aka amaebi broth. Now in partnership with Saucy.sg, they have introduced a 3-months only special ramen where diners get a 20ml of Yamazaki Whisky added into their Ebi Miso Ramen. We were surprised by how this changed the flavour profile of the ramen, in a good way. Go enjoy one of the limited 30-bowls a day ramen before it gets off the menu again.
Where: 3 Pickering Street, Nanking Row, 01-44/01-45 (opp Hong Lim Complex), Singapore 048660

The Westin Singapore’s Lobby Lounge Seafood and Champagne Afternoon High Tea
Who would have expect Lobster, Oysters and Champagne for an afternoon high tea set? At The Westin Singapore, you get to savour all these in a refreshed Seafood Afternoon Champagne Tea set at their Lobby Lounge, for just S$85 for two persons with two glasses of Champagne. Or if you are in the mood for more bubbles, topped it up to S$130 for two persons with a bottle of Champagne.
Where: The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View, Level 32 Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961

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