Food Scoops: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants In February 2023

New Restaurants

Le Matin Patisserie 
After a series of pop-up stores along Paragon and Raeburn Park in Tanjong Pagar over the past few years, Le Matin Patisserie unveils a new permanent location at Ion Orchard on 1 February with a brand new concept café, serving up signature French delights for brunch, dinner and dessert. Expect Chef Al-Matin’s authentic French pastries, desserts and hot mains. a host of brand-new pastries like Roasted Hay & Pecan Tart and Sake Lees & Macadamia, Choux Bun, as well as never-before-served hot mains like Wagyu and Chutoro Brioche Feuilletée, Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs Croissant and Ox Tongue & Wagyu Bresaola Croque Monsieur. 

Image Credit: Le Matin Patisserie

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, B2-49, Singapore 238801

Niu Dian Beef Noodles 
With just one branch in Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 consecutive years Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee – Niu Dian Beef Noodles has finally landed in Singapore at VIIO @ Balestier this mid-February. Beloved for its Beef Noodles, Niu Dian became a favourite for the locals in Taiwan due to their handmade noodles that are chewy in texture, and consommé like broth made from 24 hours of brewing with a variety of quality beef bone parts, mirepoix and curated blend of herbs.  [Read more here…]

Address: 520 Balestier Road, #01-01/02 VIIO @ Balestier, Singapore 329853 

The famous Japan One Michelin Star ramen joint has finally landed in Singapore at level two of Plaza Singapura along Orchard Road, where its Tokyo shop has obtained its one-star Michelin award for 7 years in a row since 2017. Chef Kazumasa Saito is the chef-owner behind Nakiryu in Japan and one of his signature dishes is the Tan Tan Men ($15.90) which is the dish which got Nakiryu their Michelin Star. Other than the Tan Tan Men, there are also options like the Shoyu Ramen (S$14.90), Shio Ramen (S$14.90), and Hot and Sour Soup Ramen (S$15.90). [Read more here…]

Address: 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #02-35, Singapore 238839 

Nagai Hokkaido 
Originally from Hokkaido, this is the brand’s first overseas outpost after 29 years which opened at Suntec City.  There are 15 lunch sets from S$28 as well as four omakase set menus, priced at S$98, S$138, S$198, and S$380. Each set and menu continue to focus on dishes prepared in the local Hokkaido traditional way, using ingredients from produce to meats and seafood flown in from Hokkaido. [Read more here…]

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #03-314 Suntec City, Singapore 038983 

Located in Guoco Tower, Tanjong Pagar, Unatoto is a new and affordable Japanese unagi fast food chain from Japan where it recently opened its first Singapore outlet. The popular and causal restaurant has multiple outlets across Japan, where you can expect the Unadon (Unagi rice bowl) to start from S$9.50. The menu has various Unagi sizes to choose from such as Unagi Don Topped with Egg (S$12), and other non-unagi options like Oyakodon (S$8.50) and Teriyaki Chicken Don (S$8.50). [Read more here…]

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B1-03 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078884 

Equate Coffee 
Equate, the coffeemakers that have always equated each cup of its coffee with art, has opened its first concept store at Orchard Central, bringing with it a new experiential space where coffee meets art. A unique installation set the theme of the space anchored around two uprooted trees planted upside down in the main dining hall. Expect artisanal bakes and signature croissants in an array of shapes to a variety of pastries, each made in-house on the daily. The all day menu will also be available exclusively at this outlet only.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #01-17A Orchard Central, Singapore 238896  

Newest kid on the block in Duxton, Cloud is a cloud-inspired (duh!) interior coffee spot in Duxton Hill by the same team behind Equate Coffee. The shophouse space spots cloud filled ceiling and a nice skylight towards the back of the coffeeshop. Filter coffee and limited cakes are available, with the likes of banana cake and brownie cake. 

Address: 1a Duxton Hill, #01-01, Singapore 089480 

Hellu Coffee 
Located in Far East Square close to Korio sandwich, this new coffee spot near Telok Ayer station is already a packed spot when I visited early Saturday morning. The indoor space is small with limited outdoor seats, and it also specialises in Croffles to go along their coffee, with flavours like Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel. 

Address: 137 Amoy Street, #01-05 Far East Square, Singapore 049965 

View Dee Bistro 
Occupying the space Sprout Hub which was formerly Henderson Primary School, View Dee Bistro is a new and casual hipster “canteen” which is a Thai food concept. The menu is extensive and other than Thai dishes, there are also pastas, pizzas and one of the highlights here – Thai-style hotpots. A relaxed dining ambience for causal Thai grubs and beer towers, wines or cocktails. 

Address: 102 Henderson Road, Singapore 159562 

Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku 
Located in Jewel Changi Airport, Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku is new Japanese Yakiniku restaurant in Singapore under En Group, and it is also a Michelin Guide brand from Hong Kong. Established in Hong Kong more than a decade ago, Wa-En was listed in Hong Kong’s Michelin Guide in 2016 and 2017. In terms of meat, Wa-En specializes in using quality meat, including directly imported Japanese Miyazaki A4/5 Wagyu meats. If you have 2-3 people, go for The Luxury Wagyu Beef Platter (S$158) which includes 7 types of beef cuts such as Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin, Miyazaki Wagyu Ribeye, Deluxe Miyazaki Marbled Wagyu Karubi and the Premium Australian Thick-Cut Wagyu Beef Tongue. [Read more here…]

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel, Singapore Changi Airport, #01-224, Singapore 819666 

Janie The Bakery 
A hidden gem located at Katong Shopping Centre, the Toast Bar of Janie The Bakery only opened recently which offers diners an expanded space to enjoy their bakes. It is a no frills setting as the Toast Bar is a small and cosy space with a long wooden communal table and a small round table, with an eclectic mix of antique furniture. Choose from a range of sourdough toast with various fillings and a selection of bakes such as Coconut Gula Melaka Bun and Sourdough Toast with Homemade Kaya & Butter. [Read more here…]

Address: 865 Mountbatten Road, Katong Shopping Centre, #02-72, Singapore 437844 

Buzzing Restaurants

New Combined Sushi And Tempura Course Menu At Mizuki  
Sushi and tempura sound like a perfect combination and Mizuki Japanese restaurant located on level five of Ngee Ann City has the best of both worlds. Opened since 2017 in Singapore, it recently introduced a new combined sushi and tempura course menu which combines signature and seasonal dishes from each chef. Every course is a hit for me, and you can expect the likes of Uni on seaweed tempura, Meitake Mushroom tempura and sushi courses like Nodoguro and Otoro. [Read more here…]

Address: 391 Orchard Road, #05-32, Singapore 238872 

Black Knight Hotpot Reopened At Millenia Walk
Black Knight Hotpot has been around in Taipei for over 40 years since 1981, and the steamboat restaurant has relocated to Millenia Walk recently (previously located at Marina Bay Sands). Every hotpot at Black Knight is served with a rich broth simmered for 16 hours. Experience them in 2 sizes – single or double pot – across 7 flavours: Drunken Pot, Fish Maw Chicken Pot, Spicy Pot, Pork Tripe & Chicken Peppercorn Pot, Nourishing Beauty Pot, Sliced Pork Pickled Cabbage Pot, and Taro Spareribs Pot. 

Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02/05 Nihon Street, Singapore 039596 

Tiong Bahru Bakery Opens At Crane Road
A new addition to Joo Chiat precinct, the latest TBB outlet took over an old coffeeshop space which used to house Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Prata. The space is a mix of indoor and outdoor seats which spots old school tiles which add much character to the cafe space, making the outdoor seatings pets-friendly as well. Other than the usual bakes and pastries, there is also an all-day menu which include the likes of Croffles and Fried Chicken Cutlet Burger.

Address: 7 Crane Road, Singapore 429356 

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