Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants in March 2020

New Restaurants

Sum Dim Sum
Located along Jalan Besar Road, Sum Dim Sum is a few months old Dim Sim restaurant which is located just one street from the famous Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant. There are at least 40 dishes on the Dim Sum menu with most of the items priced moderately below S$5. The Signature Crispy Pork Bun (S$6) is infused with pandan flavour and is the best item I had here. Service is unfortunately, bad. [Read more here…]
Address: 161 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208876

Torii Izakaya
A relatively new Japanese concept along Duxton Road, Torii Izakaya takes up half of the previous space of Pince & Pints. The food menu is quite extensive, from appetisers to a huge selections of yakitori, some sushi selections and donburi. As an izakaya, the drinks list is quite extensive where there is no lack of wine, sake or cocktail options. Go for the Signature Beef Donburi which has Australian beef, caviar, truffle, foie gras and onsen tamago. [Read more here…]
Address: 32 Duxton Road, Singapore 089496

Chef Lam’s Restoran
Originally a hawker stall at Golden Mile Food Centre, Chef Lam’s Restoran relocated to a shophouse space along Sultan Gate just last month. The halal casual eatery takes up a relatively small and narrow space, while offering Singaporean Zi Char dishes at a relatively affordable price. Signature dishes include the likes of Seafood Crispy Noodle and Curry Fish Head. [Read more here…]
Address: 43 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198491

The Blue Ginger
The 25 years old Peranakan restaurant opened its second outlet in the revamped Great World City mall this year and boasts a much more contemporary interior compared to the Tanjong Pagar shophouse restaurant. Do expect to see familiar dishes across the two outlets, though there are some new dishes which are only available at Great World City. Some of our favourites include the Sotong Keluak, Nonya Noodles and the Ayam Panggang ‘Blue Ginger’. (Read more here…)
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-106, Singapore 237994

Lai Bao
A 1960s-inspired Zichar? Lai Bao is a new Zichar concept located in Toa Payoh and offers a mix of traditional and modern twist dishes in a coffeeshop setting. It is managed by Baoshi F&B Management which also runs other dining concepts like Founders Bak Kut Teh, Wee Nam Kee, Ah Chiang’s Traditional Porridge and Monga Taiwanese Fried Chicken. Some of the signature dishes at Lai Bao are the Sixties Fish Head Charcoal Steamboat, Crisp Fried Aubergine & Pork Floss and the Seafood Lala Ying Yang Hor Fun. (Read more here…)
Address: Blk 168 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1040, Singapore 310168

Le Fusion
A new east meets west concept in Robertson Quay, Le Fusion takes inspiration from the Chinese word ‘Le’ which means joy, where dishes are infused with western elements though the roots are very much Chinese. Some of the dishes to expect are the Rougie Foie Gras served atop Chinese glutinous rice, Imperial Double Boiled Soup which is accompanied by ‘nu er hong’ rice wine, and the Crispy Pork Belly Mantou which takes inspiration from Philippines’s rendition of suckling pig, lechon. (Read more here…)
Address: The Pier at Robertson 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-7 8/9, Singapore 239013

Buzzing Restaurants

Tea Lounge At Regent Singapore Returns To An English Afternoon Tea Affair
As a well-established afternoon tea venue, the popular Tea Lounge reintroduced English theme to its weekday and weekends Afternoon Tea menu. The weekend spread is sumptuous during our visit and you can expect the likes of savoury dishes like Regent’s Signature Scones, a selection of English cheeses, sandwiches such as Black Truffle, Organic Egg Mayonnaise and Cucumber. The buffet spread has a good quality mix of Roasted Wagyu Beef Rump with Truffles and Salmon Confit with Sesame Dressing and Crispy Shallots. Each diner is entitled to two types of beverages from the coffee or Gryphon tea options. The Afternoon Tea is priced at S$47++ per guest on weekdays (Quote RSTL2ND when making a reservation on the website to enjoy a second afternoon tea set at 50% off) and at S$68++ per guest on weekends (Quote RSTL58 to enjoy a weekend tea buffet at just S$58++). (Read more here…)
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715

Mikuni Launches Special Bento Set During Hina Matsuri
Also known as “doll festival”, this Japanese tradition is a day where Japanese families wish their daughters good health and happiness. Available fom 2 to 14 March, the Hina Matsuri Menu is priced at S$138++ per person during lunch hours only. Start with Japanese Oyster with dashi foam, before the beautiful bento box is served. Dishes to expect in the bento box include the Stanbroke Wagyu Tenderloin, Tempura Prawn, Deep-fried Sesame Cake, Sea Urchin Tofu and Grilled Mackerel, amongst others. Miso soup with asari clams is served by the side, and the meal concludes with rose tea jelly dessert.
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 3 Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560

Savour New French-Centric Menu By New Executive Chef At Brasserie Les Saveurs
Brasserie Les Saveurs welcomes its new Executive Chef Thibault Chiumenti and the menu has an increased focus on the seasonality as well as sustainability of ingredients, where most ingredients are locally sourced where possible. Highlights for us include the Beef Tartare, Crab Salad, Steak Frites and save space for desserts such as the Vanilla Mille-Feuille. [Read more here…]
Address: St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Level, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911

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