Snippets: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants In January 2022

New Restaurants

Rosemead Singapore 
Located at the now-defunct location of Black Swan at The Quadrant on Cecil, the first high profile restaurant opening this year is Rosemead, a modern Californian fine dining restaurant by Jigger & Pony Group. The cuisine here presents Chef David’s take on modern Californian cuisine inspired by his taste memories while he lived in Los Angeles. Seasonal ingredients are used from various parts of the world and as far as possible, Chef David sources from producers in Singapore. The Whole Roast Chicken & Smoked Leeks, Winter Black Truffle is delicious. [Read more here…]

Address: 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704

Claudine Restaurant   
Taking over the space which used to be The Rabbit Hole, the new restaurant by Odette’s Chef Julien Royer and the Lo & Behold Group took over this pre-war chapel at Dempsey Hill. With the reputation as one of Singapore’s finest chefs behind this new concept, Claudine naturally opened with much fanfare. Head to Claudine for some comfort French food, with a focus on home-style French mains which are meant for sharing across the table. It is quite an extensive menu here, where the Claudine Bouillabaisse is a must try. [Read more here…]

Address: 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541 

Located in Shaw Centre, Koal is a new casual charcoal grill restaurant by the Les Amis Group, with a focus on grilling techniques on the open flame with a mix of Asian and Western flavours. For lunch, there is a 3-course lunch set where the price varies according to which mains you choose. For dinner, the menu is mainly split into starters, seafood and meats. Some of our favourites are the Crispy Pork Riblets, Iberico Collar and Hanging Tender. [Read more here…]

Address: Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, #03-09/10/11, Singapore 228208

Taking over the space of the now-defunct Cheek Bistro, Fool is a new modern wine bar dining concept by the Unlisted Collection Group. If you are solely here for food without wine, then you will not be getting the full dining experience in my opinion. For one, the wine list is a very exhaustive list of numerous pages while the food menu is merely a concise one pager. The edgy and dynamic wine list celebrates diverse artisanal and quality focused wine producers from around the world. [Read more here…]

Address: 21 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620 

After Folklore and Restaurant Kin, the godfather of Singapore Heritage Cuisine Chef Damian D’Silva is back with his latest dining concept, Rempapa. A collaboration between Chef Damian and OUE Restaurants (OUER), the food and lifestyle division of OUE Limited, you can expect a multi-cultural flavours which span across Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian and Malay flavours on its menu. As an all-day dining concept, the combined menu is extensive as it offers Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Bar Snacks, Drinks, and Dinner. On the menu are the classic heritage recipes of Pop, Grandma, Aunty Zainab and others, some older than 100 years. [Read more here…]

Address: 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053 

Located in the Palais Renaissance shopping mall, the newly opened Binary is a new 45-seater gastro-bar with an alfresco terrace and edgy indoor dining interior. Other than bar seats and regular tables, there is also a semi-private room. The binary ideology of the restaurant is primarily built on offering two distinct flavours of Asian and Western cuisine on its menu. The drinks menu is extensive with over 60 wine labels along with their signature cocktails, craft beers and sakes. The food menu showcases dishes from two culinary approaches or you can enjoy both styles on the same plate, with the idea of sharing plates. There are six categories on the menu: Bread & Chips, Small Plates, Kebabs, Mains, On the Side, and Desserts. [Read more here…]

Address: #01-01A, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871 

This is a new fine-dining restaurant located at the rooftop of Chinatown’s landmark Yue Hwa Building. The interior of the restaurant is split into the outdoor space suited for drinks, bar seats, and an indoor dining space with a view of the skyline. Eclipse is helmed by Chef Samuel Quan, and the cuisine here is inspired by his roots in European cuisine and his own Asian background. The cuisine here leans towards a east-meets-west fusion concept with creations from Chef Sam’s own favourite ingredients. Options include the 5-course Chef Tasting Menu (S$168++), and there is also an ala carte menu to choose from. For lunch, 3-course is priced at S$52++ and 4-course at S$65++. [Read more here…]

Address: 70 Eu Tong Sen Street, 06-01 Yue Hwa Building, Singapore 059805 

Zing by Xi Yan
Located in PLQ a few doors from Rempapa, the newly opened Zing by Xi Yan is a conscious-dining collaboration with The Social Kitchen. Being a community partner to The Social Kitchen, Zing helps to create employment for the disadvantaged communities while at the same time use more sustainable produce in their offerings. The extensive menu is categorised into Zing dishes and Xi Yan mains, where the latter is catered more towards regulars of Xi Yan. If you need a quick fix, there are also options like power salads, grain bowls, pastas, noodles and their homemade ice-cream. [Read more here…]

Address: 2 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ, Park Place, #01-06/07/08, Singapore 409053 

Crafted by Peter Zwiener  
Located in South Beach Avenue, Crafted by Peter Zwiener is a new restaurant which took over the space of now-defunct Caffe Cicheti. Being the sister outlet of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener Singapore, Crafted by Peter Zwiener is a casual dining concept with a mix of outdoor seats and indoor dining. The indoor dining ambience is slightly dim and it feels like a gastro-bar, with a focus on showcasing its USDA Prime Burgers along with decadent choices of Milkshakes and Craft Beers. [Read more here…]

Address: 26 Beach Road, B1-21 South Beach Avenue, Singapore 189768 

Daiyusan Sushi Bar 
We would not expect to find a Japanese restaurant in the middle of an industrial area in Tai Seng, but the newly opened Daiyusan Sushi Bar is one hidden restaurant. Daiyusan literally translates to “Da Yu San” in Mandarin, which means big umbrella. Other than an ala carte menu, there are also Omakase courses at Daiyusan. The restaurant’s Head Chef used to be from Kaunta which specialises in aging of sushi and this technique is also brought over to Daiyusan. Aging does enhance the flavour of the fish, and hence the sushi here is definitely a highlight for me. [Read more here…]

Address: 55 Kim Chuan Drive, Precise Tree, #02-03, Singapore 537098 

Buzzing Restaurants

World Meat Series Returns At Bedrock Bar & Grill 
The first edition of the 2022 World Meat Series features the esteemed Satsuma Gyu 4% Miracle Beef by Japanese producer, Kamichiku Group. Available from 11 January to 31 March 2022, Satsuma Gyu is acclaimed for its rich marbling that enhances the beef’s tenderness and juiciness. Recognised as a rarity amongst the rare, Satsuma Gyu is an exclusive subgroup of Kagoshima Wagyu that possess pure bred Japanese Black Cattle genes. The 5-Course Dinner Tasting Menu is priced at S$168++ per person, while wine pairings are offered as a top-up option at S$88++ per person. Dishes to expect include the Beef Tartare, Boneless Wagyu Chuck Rib, Wagyu Ribeye Sando, Woodfire Grilled Wagyu Striploin and ending with Nama Chocolate as dessert. Some of these dishes are also available as part of the a la carte specials should you decide not to go for the Tasting Menu.  

Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163

New Chef And Menu At Iko
The Japanese restaurant along Neil Road revamped its menu completely with Chef Dylan Ong onboard as their consultant chef, also chef-owner of Franco-Asian restaurant The Masses. Meant for sharing, the food offerings include stuffed tempura jalapeño, a scallop carpaccio with chilli, wagyu sukiyaki, and spruced up kaisendon featuring a medley of seasonal fish from Japan and yuzu-laced tonkotsu broth. To go with these vogue creations, iKO lists European wines in addition to Japan’s pride and joy that is sake.

Address: 65 Neil Road, Singapore 088897

Republic At The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Launched Unlimited Pours of Republic’s Signature Punches And Cocktails For Sunday Punch Brunch
Priced at S$168++ per person, the curated brunch menu includes a series of appetisers, a main course and dessert complemented with their signature punches and cocktails. The value definitely lies with the unlimited pours of Republic’s signature punches and cocktails. There are three distinct punch bowls which have been developed in conjunction with David Wondrich, widely hailed as one of the world’s foremost authorities on cocktails and their history. [Read more here…]

Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799  

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