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Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in June 2018

New Restaurants

Tsui Wah to open first Southeast Asia outlet in Clarke Quay, Singapore
Another Hong Kong eatery is opening in Singapore next month, joining the likes of Honolulu Cafe and Tai Cheong Bakery. Tsui Wah (翠華), the Hong Kong-style “Cha Chaan Teng” (港式茶餐廳), will open its first Southeast Asia outlet in Singapore on Friday, 15 June 2018 at 1:00pm. The restaurant will be located at Clarke Quay with a seating capacity of over 140, a joint venture between Tsui Wah Holdings Limited and Jumbo Group Ltd. Some of the signature items to expect include the Milk Tea, Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk, and the Curry Series, among others. Some of the chefs from Hong Kong will also be stationed in the Singapore branch to ensure that the food is consistent with other regions. [Read more here…]
Address: 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-03, Singapore 179020

Forbidden Duck
If you have been a fan of Chef Alvin Leung of Hong Kong Three Michelin-Starred Bo Innovation, you will be excited to know that Chef Alvin has opened his first Singapore restaurant Forbidden Duck at in the heart of CBD at Marina Bay Financial Centre, taking over the space of now-defunct Crystal Jade Prestige. The concept of Forbidden Duck is a contemporary Cantonese restaurant, where the name forbidden is in reference to Forbidden City in Beijing where people are reminded of Peking Duck. [Read more here…]
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, #02-02, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984

Restaurant Ibid
Located along North Canal Road, the two weeks old Restaurant Ibid is the brainchild of Chef Woo Wai Leong, a lawyer-in-training turned chef and the first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. The first thing which I am curious about is the word ibid, which means ‘from the same source’ in Latin, an ideology which form the basis of the inspiration for the dishes here. [Read more here…]
Address: 18 North Canal Road, Singapore 048830

Nude Chill
Going nude expands at Marina One with Nude Chill, the adjacent sister brand of Nude Grill. As compared to Nude Grill, Nude Chill has a more casual setting and a small seating capacity, which is more suited for bar snacks and pre-dinner drinks. That said, it started serving a full lunch and dinner menu, where diners get the option to order from either Nude Chill or Grill menus. [Read more here…]
Address: 5 Straits View #01-23, Marina One, Singapore 018935

Clan Cafe
After the closure of Majestic Hotel, I was curious about what would fill its shoes. Finally, the space has been revealed to be Clan Café at ground level, while the rest of the property is part of Straits Clan and is only accessible for members. The lobby space of Clan Café is beautiful, with a spacious setting, wooden communal table and a floral shop which feels like a very chic hotel lobby. [Read more here…]
Address: 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845

Qi – House of Sichuan
Another Michelin related dining concept? Located adjacent to Forbidden Duck at Marina Bay Financial Centre, Qi – House of Sichuan hails from Hong Long and has been awarded One Michelin Star for three consecutive years since 2016 in Hong Kong. Helmed by Head Chef Wong Chun Fai, it is also the only Michelin starred Sichuan restaurant on the Michelin guide Hong Kong Macau. [Read more here…]
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard #02-01, Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984

Ah Tan Wings
Located at one of the newest hawker centres in Singapore, Ah Tan Wings opened to much fanfare last year at Yishun Park Hawker Centre. Raved by many of our fellow food writers, we decided it was time for us to try some unforgettable fried chickens of Ah Tan’s, as the chef likens his store with the phrase “忘不了”. [Read more here…]
Address: Yishun Park Hawker Centre, #01-40, 51 Yishun Avenue 11, Singapore 768867

Guan Dynasty
Located at the basement of the ultimate learning mall in Singapore, Guan Dynasty opened at Novena’s United Square on May this year. From the team behind the popular Roasted Duck chain, Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck, originally from Hougang Avenue 1, which now serves up their roasted meats across 10 locations islandwide.
Address: 101 Thomson Road, United Square, #B1-09/64/65, Singapore 307591

The Spot
It seems like the number of new restaurants opening at Marina One is set to  continue, with the latest to open in the mixed development being The Spot. Located right opposite Pizza Express at ground level of Marina One East Tower, The Spot is a multi-concept space by 1855 F&B (which also owns Wakanui Grill Dining Singapore) that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge.
Address: 5 Straits View, #01-26/27, Marina One The Heart, Singapore 018935

The Gyu Bar
I love yakiniku but when it comes to options in Singapore, there aren’t many noteworthy ones around. Meet The Gyu Bar, a three months old upscale Japanese yakiniku restaurant located in the Novotel and Mercure Hotels at Stevens Road enclave. The team behind The Gyu Bar includes the founder of The Travelling C.O.W. (Chef On Wheels) and Chef Tomoo Kimura of the eponymous Japanese sushi restaurant at Palais Renaissance.Address: 30 Stevens Road, #01-08 (Entrance located outside of Mercure Hotel), Singapore 257840

Buzzing Restaurants

Morton’s Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Singapore with new Spring Menu
The popular steakhouse located in Mandarin Oriental Singapore launches its new Spring menu with new additions such as the delicious Nueske’s Bacon Steak, and new beef cuts like the 8oz American Wagyu Royal Ribeye Cap Steak and 7oz American Wagyu Filet Mignon with Fire Roasted Poblano Butter.
Address: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Fourth Storey, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797

Origin Grill at Shangri-La Singapore has a new Sunday Vintage Brunch
The Sunday Vintage Brunch at Origin Grill is a semi-buffet lunch concept where you get to choose a mains, along with unlimited selections of appetisers and a dessert buffet spread including a live crepe station. Some of Chef Heidi’s signature appetisers such as the Charred Asparagus, Origin Salad, Cured House Salmon, while main options include the likes of Grilled Salmon Fillet, Flaked Cod, Origin’s Open Steak Sandwich, 35 Days dry aged John Stone Striploin and Origins Lot which is akin to a big breakfast. Priced at S$108++ for food & non-alcoholic drinks, S$168++ for food, unlimited wines & cocktails, and S$208++ for food, wines, cocktails & vintage wine pouring. [Read more here…]Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Lobby Level, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350

New Steamboat Concept at Eat at Seven
Ding Xian Hot Pot is amongst the latest steamboat restaurant to open in Singapore at Eat at Seven. Despite opening within the Japanese enclave, perhaps the only Japanese influence here is its Blazing Magma Soup option, which is a Japanese Spicy White Miso soup base. Catering to a varied crowd, the soup bases here gives each diner a unique choice depending on your craving for the day. The most popular of which seems likely to be the Blazing Magma Soup, which is a Japanese Spicy White Miso Soup. Other selections include Sichuan Spicy Mala Soup, Tom Yam Soup and Clear Soup.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-315, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983

Curate at Resorts World Sentosa has a new German inspired Spring Menu
Executive Chef Benjamin’s new 8-course Spring Tasting Menu at Curate comes in three fancy parts – Brotzeit (snacktime), Abendbrot (dinner) and Naschereien (sweet things). The whole dining experience is rather interactive, starting with a picnic basket, followed by mains including the Australian Wagyu Wylarah Beef Sirloin. [Read more here…]Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, Forum, #01-231 & 232, Singapore 098138

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