Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in August 2018

New Restaurants

Chengdu Restaurant
While the restaurant name is misleading, there is a Chengdu Restaurant along Amoy Street in Singapore (right opposite Kimme), which opened recently taking over the space of the now-defunct K Tower. The Sichuan restaurant is managed by two ex-bankers along with two Chinese head chefs to bring authentic Sichuan flavours to the table. [Read more here…]
Address: 74 Amoy Street, Singapore 069893

Papi’s Tacos
Opened by the same team behind Employees Only at Amoy Street and helmed by Mexican Executive Chef & Partner, Mauricio Espinoza, Papi’s Tacos is a few weeks old casual Mexican eatery which opened at Seah Street near Cityhall. There are 16 seats indoors,’which attempts to recreate the back alley dining experience in Mexico where you literally rub shoulders with fellow diners. The menu is very concise and has three main highlights – Tacos, Burritos and Antojitos (Mexican Street Food). Go for the Mushroom Quesadilla and the Fish Tacos.
Address: 39 Seah Street, Singapore 188395

Our Second Nature
A coffee space within an apparel shop? Our Second Nature is a minimalist looking apparel shop in Holland Village which piques my interest because of the coffee space within. Decked in mainly wooden furnishings, the space is gorgeous for me and exudes a zen vibe if you are looking for a quieter space to enjoy your coffee as opposed to the newly opened Tiong Bahru Bakery just a few doors down. [Read more here…]
Address: 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-66, Singapore 278115

Madame Fan at The NCO Club
For those who have memories of old Beach Road, The NCO Club used to be the building where non-commissioned officers gather to chill over drinks, which has been around since 1952 and is now a preserved building as part of the JW Marriott property. The building seems like a private clubhouse from the outside which houses a Chinese restaurant Madame Fan, along with three other drinks driven concepts – Fish Pool where you can get your champagne, caviar and oysters, along with Stags’ Room to lounge around with their vast wine list, and lastly Cool Cats which is where you can get your cocktails while enjoying Jazzy or Pop music. The concept of Madame Fan is an etiquette-free lifestyle dining, defined by celebrated London-based restaurateur, Alan Yau, with signature dishes such as its Crispy Duck and Four Treasure Soup.
Address: The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189761

Five Oars Coffee Roasters
Located at Tanjong Pagar Road, Five Oars Coffee Roaster is a one week old café beside the now defunct Crackerjack. The white, minimalist space of Five Oars is one of the interior designs I am comfortable with for a start. Split into an instagrammable outdoor space dotted with some greens and an indoor air-conditioned canteen look, it is a dilemma though I decided to sacrifice comfort for potentially better pictures of my food. [Read more here…]
Address: 39 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088462

Buzzing Restaurants

Michelin Guide Singapore 2018 Announced, and what a boring award season
Time of the year again, where Michelin Guide Singapore announced their pick of Singapore’s best restaurants and food establishments. A total of 44 stars award to 39 restaurants in Singapore, including 5 newly awarded Michelin-starred restaurants, a further 50 establishments were given the honour of the Bib Gourmand distinctions. No surprised this year, and frankly a rather boring Michelin season. [Read more here…]

Chef Han Liquang introduces a New Expression of Singapore Cuisine at Labyrinth
Mention Singapore cuisine and hawker dishes like chicken rice and laksa come to my mind. What does it actually mean for a restaurant? The mod-sing term the past few years is vague for me at least, as I struggle to remember anything associated with mod-sing. Here’s a newly coined term by Chef Han Liguang of the One-Michelin starred Labyrinth at Esplanade Mall, the ‘New Expression of Singapore Cuisine.’ Catch no ball? Read on. [Read more here…]
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #02-23 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

Botanico’s New Menu includes a Assam Laksa inspired dish
One of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore, Executive Chef at Botanico Chef Su introduces new dishes to the table such as the Seabass Ceviche, with elements of Assam laksa and shrimp paste ice cream. One of my favourite new dish is the Cauliflower, which is shallow-fried and tossed in Canarejal fondue; and the Curry Lamb Neck featuring 24-hour slow-cooked lamb neck fillets and a curry inspired by chef Su’s Indian heritage. Another dish is the Slipper Lobster Chittara, where you get fresh pasta cooked in house-made Chinese XO sauce and served with sous-vide slipper lobster and pickled baby turnips. In terms of the new loo, the outdoor dining area has more greenery than before, and is now a semi-enclosed air-conditioned space without diminishing its dreamy dining ambience. [Read more here…]
Address: 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488

New Dinner Buffet Spread awaits at Edge
Edge at Pan Pacfic introduces a new dinner buffet spread on weekdays, which include two new live stations available during dinner daily – a selection of Double-boiled Soups and Teh Tarik and Cendol with Durian Ice Cream. Some of the new double-boiled soups on rotation include Ginseng Chicken Soup, Black Chicken Herbal Soup, Watercress Red Date Pork Ribs Soup; while other new dishes as part of the buffet revamp include DIY Seafood in a Cup, Pacific Ocean Wooden Plank of the Day and a live station serving up Singapore-style Hokkien Mee. [Read more here…]
Address: Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

Savour local Hokkien Mee and local ‘Satay’ at Le Binchotan
As part of National Day celebration, you can now get your supper fix at restaurant and bar Le Binchotan, which include a delicious Hokkien Mee (S$18). Served with sambal belachan, the mee is prepared for over 10 hours with a combination of dried Japanese scallops, bacon and pork belly. Other than the Hokkien Mee, there is also the Iberico Pork Collar (S$17) skewers inspired by local satay. The pork collar is tender after being grilled over binchotan, and marinated with gula melaka, nutmeg and lime. Even the cocktail is a locally inspired Bubur Chacha (S$16), a concoction of pandan and coconut along with homemade tapioca jelly. The Le Binchotan National Day Supper Special is available from 27 July to 31 August from 9.30pm onwards for the food and 6pm for the cocktail. [Read more here…]Address: 115 Amoy Street #01-04, Singapore 069935 (Entrance via Gemmill Lane)

One-Michelin Star Bacchanalia welcomes new Head Chef Luke Armstrong
My last visit to Bacchanalia was about two years back before it was awarded One-Michelin Star, and I had the opportunity to return recently under the helm of their new Head Chef, Luke Armstrong. The restaurant along Hong Kong Street has a revamp as well, with slight changes to its interior and seating configuration at the back of the shophouse space, even though the open kitchen concept at the front still remains. [Read more here…]
Address: 39 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059678

W Singapore’s Skirt is more than just Steaks
For those who are steak lovers, Skirt restaurant located at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove should be a familiar name. Skirt had a revamp of its menu recently along with its new Head Chef, Justin Dingle-Garciyya, where the restaurant is now trying to reposition itself as an all-rounded cuisine as opposed to its previous steakhouse label. You can still find the signature steaks and cuts on the menu, with a more diverse menu than before. [Read more here…]
Address: W Singapore, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Singapore 098374

Se7enth at Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore spots new dishes on its menu
Curated by Executive Chef Dickson Fung, the new menu at Se7enth restaurant tucked away on level 7 of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore include locally inspired delights like Chili Crab Pasta served with crispy fried soft shell crab, Cod Fish Hor Fun with pan-seared cod fillet served with stir-fried flat rice noodles in black pepper sauce, as well as a Steak Sandwich which uses New Zealand beef steak. A new option for vegetarians is also the Oakwood Portobello Mushroom Burger. I like the tangy taste of the chilli crab pasta as well as the succulent beef patty of the steak sandwich. Address: 6 Shenton Way OUE Downtown 1, Level 7, Singapore 068809

It’s a Szechuan theme dishes for Crystal Jade’s National Day Promotions
With Singaporeans penchant for anything spicy, Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao has launched some Szechuan inspired dishes available till the end of August, such as the Pan-fried mala pork buns, Sauteed spicy tea tree mushroom, Chongqing spicy noodles and Sauteed spicy pork collar with potato and lotus roots. My favourite is the pan-fried mala pork buns, which is not overly spicy and easy to eat as compared to the other dishes. For Crystal Jade Kitchen, the focus is on Sri Lankan crabs since we are seen as a crab nation but instead of the usual chilli crab flavour, the new flavours introduced during this period are the Sauteed crab with ginger and scallion, and the Steamed crab with Chinese Hua Diao wine.
Address: Various outlets islandwide

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