Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in January 2018

New Restaurants

Fisk Seafoodbar & Market
Scandinavian specialty restuarant is hard to come by in Singapore given the huge geographical and logistical challenges, hence the excitement with the Fisk Seafoodbar & Market’s opening at the recently opened Novotel Singapore on Stevens. The restaurant name Fisk, which is Norwegian for fish, is decked in modern Scandinavian furnishings. The spacious 4,000sq ft space is split into a fresh market retail concept where you can get fresh seafood produce, as well as the seafoodbar dining area. The menu here is reflective of the fresh seafood produce from the market section. For lunch, there is a 4-course Set and a la carte selections like seafood on ice and open-face “Smørrebrød” sandwiches, while dinner include bar bites such as Fried Herring and dishes like Hot-Smoked Greenland Halibut. [Read more here…]
Address: 30 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257840

665°F Restaurant
One of the most gorgeous restaurant to open in 2017 only opened its doors during the last month of the year. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Josephine Loke, with prior experiences from Odette, Open Farm Community and Tipping Club. And wWhile the space was gorgeous, and the views of the Singapore city skyline made it even better, the food did not hit the right notes with the Pandas – especially the grilled meats. Frankly, we wished it did. [Read more here…]
Address: Andaz Singapore Hotel by Hyatt, 38th Floor, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354

Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore
Located in the newest development in CBD, Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore at Marina One is one of the two flagship restaurants of the mixed development, located on the fourth floor of the West Tower. It is an overseas franchise of the Tokyo outpost, Wakanui Grill Dining Tokyo. And it sounds misleading but it is by no means a Japanese restaurant. In fact, Wakanui is a town located in the South Island of New Zealand and the contemporary meat restaurant serves New Zealand meats on its menu. [Read more here…]
Address: 5 Straits View, #04-02, Marina One The Heart, Singapore 018935

Teppan by Chef Yonemura
There are no lack of Michelin starred dining concepts at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) with the latest being Teppan by Chef Yonemura, the first overseas outpost by Chef Yonemura – who is behind the One Michelin-starred Restaurant Yonemura Kyoto as well as another restaurant in Tokyo. There is only two set dinner menu at the moment with no lunch service. Choose from the 5-course (S$168++ per person) or 8-course (S$198++ per person) menu. Although the restaurant sounds like a pure teppanyaki concept, it is in fact a combination of Japanese kaiseki and teppanyaki as I found out along the way through the dishes. [Read more here…]
Address: Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum, Level 1, Singapore 098269

Merci Marcel
Located just beside Tiong Bahru Bakery, Merci Marcel is by the same folks behind O Comptior at Boat Quay. The restaurant is nicely decked out with light colours and wood features, giving a somewhat Balinese meets French gardens vibe. There are three distinct sections of the concept, with the entrance as a lounge, the main restaurant taking on a cafe vibe, and the far depths of the shophouse being a garden patio. Just who’s Marcel? Well, he’s a fictitious character created by the restaurant to personify the ideas behind the concept – fun-loving, sociable French gentlemen in the tropics; that’s perhaps a good way to bring the concept of Merci Marcel across. You can therefore expect an uncomplicated menu of French cuisine, with dishes mainly meant for sharing. [Read more here…]
Address: 56 Eng Hoon Street, #01-68, Singapore 160056

Uni Gallery by Oosterbay
It is the first Uni (Sea Urchin in Japanese) centric restaurant I am aware in Singapore. Meet Uni Gallery by Oosterbay, the one month old restaurant which as its name suggests, serves more Uni dishes than I have ever seen in Singapore. My first disclaimer is that the location of Uni Gallery by Oosterbay is really offbeat and there might be some difficulty locating it. The restaurant is located at the basement of an old building called The Plaza, which is adjacent and linked to PARKROYAL on Beach Road hotel. Had fun dining at Uni Gallery as it was also a good educational and eye opening experience for me given that it is my first time being exposed to so many types of uni at one go. Prices for uni are not cheap admittedly, and it is definitely one of the most premium ingredients in Japanese cuisine. That said, if you are an uni lover, Uni Gallery is a must visit. [Read more here…]
Address: 7500A Beach Road, B1, 313, The Plaza, Singapore 199591

Buzzing Restaurants

Get Chicky with the refreshed menu at Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory
Now with 5 branches in Somerset, Bugis, Bedok, Chinatown and Jurong East, this Korean fried chicken inspired casual restaurant has just recently revised its menu and added a couple of new items. Our favourites includes the Cheesy Dakgalbi (S$32.90) and the Curry Fried Chicken (S$28.90). The former gets you spicy roasted chicken thighs and topokki on top of a bed of melted cheese, all served on a hot plate. If this does not tempt you yet, the Chir Chir’s signature crispy batter chicken sprinkled with their in-house curry powder must. Chir Chir remains our favourite Korean fried chicken restaurant in Singapore.
 Address: #02-50, Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021

Maggie Joans introduces new dishes
It has been two years since the Mediterranean restaurant opened its doors, though technically speaking we are talking about a nondescript backdoor along Gemmill Lane. I returned recently to Maggie Joan’s to try some of its new dishes, a timely launch in my opinion to commemorate its two years stint. Expect the same modern Mediterranean cuisine, with options from the ala carte menu or the Sharing Set Menu (S$78++ per person) where you get to try up to ten dishes. Verdict after the dinner? It is an underground rendezvous spot which I will be back for. [Read more here…]
Address: 110 Amoy Street, Singapore 069930

Been 4 years, and Moosehead remains one of our favourite restaurant in Telok Ayer
By the same team behind Maggie Joan’s, Moosehead has been around for close to 4 years where I find that the food is still impressive and relevant today. The Mediterranean restaurant along Telok Ayer Street introduced a new menu recently, though you can still pretty much expert the same global and street food inspirations and references on the dishes. And while this is not a new dish, I highly recommend the Cauliflower, garlic miso, leek confit (S$15), which made me view cauliflower in a different light. Could not resist having an order of this! [Read more here…]
Address: 110 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068579

Spend your Sundays with Audace Bar & Restaurant
Located at Wanderlust Hotel, Audace Bar & Restaurant is a part of Unlisted Collection’s group of boutique hotels and restaurants. The restaurant took over the space of Cocotte, and has retained the same interior as its predecessor. The restaurant’s name is the short form of Audacity, which takes on the restaurant’s audacity of having a French Michelin Chef helmed a restaurant in Little India precinct. Open throughout the day from Tuesday to Sunday, the restaurant and bar serves up French Bistro cuisine with a contemporary touch, including a S$68++ per person Sunday brunch which we headed down for. [Read more here…]
Address: Wanderlust Hotel, 2 Dickson Road, Singapore 209494

Enjoy Organic Brunch Buffet at Sofitel Singapoe Sentosa Resort & Spa’s The Garden Restaurant
Located at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, The Garden Restaurant is one restaurant which is easily missed due to its elusive location. True to its name, the restaurant interior feels like a mini garden due to the indoor plants and a view of the pool exclusive for So Spa guests. One strong direction of The Garden restaurant is its organic menu, where the kitchen uses organic produce and sustainable ingredients to prepare the dishes. The restaurant has an organic brunch buffet on the last Saturday of each month, from S$78++ per person which includes free flow organic juices and soft drinks. [Read more here…]
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891


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3 Comments on Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in January 2018

  1. Awww wow! Delicious!!!!


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