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Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in September 2018

New Restaurants

Dancing Fish Signature
Meet Dancing Fish, a concept opened since 2010 in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, which opened its first overseas outlet at the space of the now defunct Island Café in Tangs. The contemporarylooking space serves Indonesian cuisine and with a good mix of dishes such as Chicken Satay, Bebek Goreng Bali which is a Balinese style roasted duck, as well as its signature dish, the Dancing Fish with Dabu-Dabu. [Read more here…]
Address: 310 Orchard Road, Level 4 Tangs @ Tang Plaza, Singapore 238864

Rizu
Located at Duxton Hill, Rizu is a modern looking Japanese restaurant which serves fresh seafood sashimi, sushi makis and grilled waygu beef. The few days old restaurant is not big with a seating capacity of 30 diners, with a main dining area along with a sushi counter setting at the backyard of the shophouse restaurant. There is also a decent sake and wine list to complement the food.
Address: 39 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089617

1927
In case you are wondering, this is the year the neo-classical building of So Sofitel Singapore is built and is the new rooftop rooftop cocktail bar and pool concept in the CBD. The look of 1927 is a tropical chic theme with brightly-coloured cushions with botanical prints in line with the equatorial cocktail theme menu. The cocktail menu reflects the evolution of the tropical cocktail since the ‘Golden Era’ of the 1920s and 1930s and is categorised into three broad collections: Equatorial Classics (1930s-50s), Contemporary Classics (late 1990s-2000s) and Contemporary Equatorial (house signatures). Bar bites to go along include the Portobello Carpaccio, Snapper Ceviche and Beef Po’Boy.
Address: So Sofitel Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876

Panamericana
Located at Sentosa Golf Club at the now defunct Il Lido restaurant space, Panamericana is a gorgeous dining space which makes me feel like I am out of Singapore. Overlooking the sea and the golf course, the outdoor seats are charming, while the spacious interior of the restaurant is like a chic looking interior out from Home & Decor. The cuisine here traverse across North, Central and South America with a focus on its grilled meats. During weekends, a separate brunch menu is served to take the day slow. [Read more here…]
Address: Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892

Yoshi
Formerly known as Kaiseki Yoshiyuki, Yoshi restaurant is the rebranded Japanese dining concept located right next to bespoke bar Horse’s Mouth. The approach for dinner menu is now a three themed option, where you get to choose from the 8-course Maguro (S$158++), Wagyu Beef (S$178++) or Uni (S$188++) menu. If you fancy a more elaborate experience, there’s the Yoshi’s Omakase (S$328++ for at least 9-courses). Some highlights include the Uni Chawanmushi and Uni Chirashi Don. [Read more here…]Address: 583 Orchard Road, #B1-39 to 47, Singapore 238884

Claypots Full Circle
A seafood restaurant and bar, by the The Claypots Group in Australia located along the buzzing Amoy Stret a few doors down from Birds Of A Feather, the dishes here are mostly influenced by Mediterranean and Asian flavours. With a focus on fresh seafood, expect dishes such as Full Circle Port Arlington Mussels and the St Kilda Shellfish Stir-Fry from Australia, a large serving for sharing comprising of a mix of seafood like flower crab, mussels, clams and prawns. [Read more here…]
Address: 103 Amoy Street, Singapore 069923

Buzzing Restaurants

Crystal Jade Palace welcomes new Group Executive Chef Martin Foo
Previously from VLV, Chef Martin Foo is the new Group Executive Chef of Crystal Jade and the resident chef at Crystal Jade Palace at level 4 of Ngee Ann City. He has since introduced some of his new dishes at Crystal Jade Palace with the likes of the Hokkaido Sea Urchin and Ikura with Egg White in Crispy Seaweed Handroll, Grilled USDA Beef Short Rib with Honey Char Siew Sauce and one of the crowd’s favourite, the Black Truffle Roasted Irish Duck. The new dishes are quite refreshing in terms of approach and is a relatively stark change from the conventional oriental impression I have of Crystal Jade’s dishes.Address: 391 Orchard Road, #04-19, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore, 238872

Birds of A Feather reveals a new menu featuring more authentic flavours
One of our favourite restaurants along Amoy Street, the popular Western with Sichuan influence restaurant spots a new menu. Some highlights include the Sichuan Oxtail Soup with Chinese herbs; the Charcoal Grilled Pork Bits inspired by chef’s memories of eating barbecue pork belly skewers from a roadside stall; Sweating Mussels cooked in rich and fiery mussel broth with dry peppercorns, red peppers and chilli; and the Forbidden Risotto, which is an oriental take on traditional risotto served with ikura roe, bok choy, soy beans and seafood. [Read more here…]
Address: 115 Amoy Street, Singapore 069935

The Italian Table Brunch returns at Zafferano 
The brunch features 3 courses of Italian favourites, served sharing-style at the table. Starting from appetisers such as marinated salmon topped with avruga caviar, fresh and creamy oysters, Italian burrata and cold cuts, there is no limit to how much you want to enjoy the appetisers except for the oysters (2 per diner). There is a good mix of pasta and risottos such as house-made veal agnolotti with spinach and hazelnuts, as well as ‘risotto Acquerello’ with four cheeses topped with shaved summer truffle. For mains, expect the likes of pan-seared duck breast and pan-fried seabass prepared in the Mediterranean style. Finally, the last course is the dessert bar which spots Italian desserts such as the fluffy tiramisù, chocolate brownies, almond cake with mascarpone cream, mini luscious chocolate mousse, and tarts. The Zafferano’s Saturday Italian Table Brunch is served from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday and is only planned once a month, with the next session on 15 September, Saturday – Singapore Grand Prix Champagne Brunch Party with Resident DJ from 12pm to 3pm. Other dates for the year planned as of press time are 27 October 2018 and 24 November2018.
Address: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315

Summer Pavilion launches new Tasting Menu
In celebration of its third consecutive One Michelin Star accolade, the new 6-course Tasting Menu is priced at S$168++ per person which features new culinary highlights. Some of the dishes to expect include the Smoked Duck with Crispy Beancurd Skin, Sauteed Diced Miyazaki Wagyu Beef, and Poached Vermicelli with Abalone in Fish Broth. My favourite is the Poached Vermicelli fish soup towards the end of the tasting menu, which is a very comforting dish after the series of meat dishes prior. [Read more here…]Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799

Restaurant Ibid introduces new Lunch Menu
The lunch menu is incredibly value for money given the CBD location and the overall experience I had previously over dinner at Restaurant Ibid. A 2-course meal is priced at S$18++, while the 3-cou.rse meal is priced at S$25++ along with ala carte options, the lunch menu is available on Wednesdays to Fridays only, from 12pm to 2pm. Some of the starters or sharing plates to expect include the Cumin Spiced Fried Baby Potatoes, served with Garlic Mayo and Laksa Leaves or  the addictive General Soh’s Chicken, crowned with roasted peanuts and coriander salad. For mains, there are the likes of Shao Bing Burger which features a juicy beef patty, the Pork Rib Rice which is a signature Singaporean dish reinterpreted using Iberico pork ribs braised in a mixture of soy and spices, and the Thunder Tea Rice Porridge which consists of Japanese brown rice cooked with kombu dashi. Desserts include the Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Yuan Yang pudding, and the table’s favourite’s Brown Butter Semolina Cake. [Read more here…]
Address: 18 North Canal Road, Singapore 048830

Folklore unveils new heritage dishes
Marking its first anniversary this year, Folklore’s new dishes still take reference from Peranakan, Eurasian, Malay and Chinese cuisines with recipes from Chef Damian’s closed ones. Some highlights include the Prawn Sambal with Petai from chef’s grandmother’s recipe, a fragrant sambal cooked with prawns and royal beans. One of my favourite dishes is also the Opor Ayam, a dish originated from Indonesia where the poultry is cooked with a non-spicy blend of wet spices, together with ground cumin and coriander, and enriched with coconut milk before served.  Another worthy new dish to try is the Ikan Assam Surani, a lost Peranakan recipe that requires meticulous slicing of garlic, shallots, and chilies to specific sizes. [Read more here…]
Address: Destination Singapore Beach Road, 700 Beach Road, Level 2 Singapore 199598

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