Food Scoops: New and Buzzing Singapore Restaurants In March 2023

New Restaurants

Restaurant Chedi 
Located in a 1930s shophouse on Hamilton Road, Restaurant Chedi joins the ranks of the cool restaurants, cafes and watering holes increasingly dotting Jalan Besar. The understatedly sophisticated restaurant dishes out down-to-earth, authentic flavours of Thailand in a refined tasting menu. The 8-course tasting menu (S$148++) at Restaurant Chedi will change throughout the year to offer diners new entry points into Thailand’s diverse regional cuisine. [Read more here…]

Address: 15 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209185  

A Yakitori experience with access that is reserved for members only. That is taken from the website of Kemuri, a new Japanese Yakitori focused restaurant tucked away in Cuppage Plaza. Kemuri is helmed by Chef Michio “Mitchy” Murakami, a Yakitori master that has gained a reputation as the Head Yakitori Chef at the sister restaurant of one of the most famous Yakitori restaurants in Tokyo. Opened for dinner only, there is only one Omakase Menu (S$99++ per person) that reflects a series of Yakitori courses and seasonal ingredients sourced from Japan. The menu also includes appetisers, side dishes, as well as rice and noodle dishes. The main highlights of the Omakase are the various cuts of chicken being featured as skewers. [Read more here…]

Address: Private (somewhere in Cuppage Plaza), WhatsApp to reserve where exact address will be revealed 

Woke Ramen
Located at the viewing mall of Changi Airport Terminal One beside Penang Culture, Woke Ramen is a new casual Japanese ramen restaurant by GD Group Restaurants (also behind Penang Culture), branded as Singapore’s first ‘wok hei’ ramen. Ramen is the main highlight without surprise and the noodles here are first wok-fried in high temperatures for that ‘wok hei’ effect, before being simmered in their signature chicken collagen and prawn-based broths. [Read more here…]

Address: 80 Airport Boulevard, #03-19, Changi Airport Terminal 1, Singapore 819642 

Quaich Bar Wanderlust
Located in a corner of Intercontinental Singapore, Quaich Bar Wanderlust is a part cocktail bar and part whisky house with a theme of travel as its name suggests. The drinks menu features an assortment of cocktails inspired by flavours from different countries and continents, as well as whisky flights. For the food menu, it is divided into Sharing plates and Munchies for little plates to go with the boozy drinks. Chef Mervin Leung’s menu is essentially his personal spin on a gastronomic exploration of global classics. [Read more here…]

Address: 80 Middle Road, Intercontinental Singapore Lobby Level, Singapore 188966

The visionary chef Yusuke Takada, the man behind the widely acclaimed two-Michelin-starred and World’s 50 Best Restaurant La Cime in Osaka, is behind the soon-to-be-opened Hanazen. At Hanazen, expect the smoky char of traditional Japanese charcoal-grilled dishes imbued with an innovative French touch. Officially opening on 12 March in CHIJMES, Hanazen comprises a duo-concept charcoal-grilled Omakase and French Brasserie. The restaurant will be opened for dinner from 6pm onwards, while the lunch and brasserie menu will be launched progressively. [Read more here…]    

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-21/22 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996

Arc-en-ciel Pâtisserie 
A new dessert spot has quietly opened along Neil Road within minutes’ walk from Maxwell MRT Station, the minimalist shophouse space of Arc-en-ciel is a cosy spot in Tanjong Pagar for some artisanal cakes. The few days old café has seven cake flavours along with optional tea pairings by local tea brand Gifel Tea. The cakes are named after names such as Lola (pink guava, pistachio & pineapple) and Denise (yakult grapefruit, apple and cheesecake). 

Address: 37A Neil Road Second Floor, Singapore 088822

Located in Tanglin Mall, Saria is a relatively new contemporary Thai restaurant with an elegant interior where the dining setting leans more towards fine dining from the white tablecloths and wine glasses. The menu is designed by Isan-born Chef de Cuisine – Chimkit Khamphuang, who has more than 27 years of culinary experience. The inspiration of the food menu draws from classic Thai cuisine well-loved by Thailand’s royal family. Other than Ala Carte dishes, set menus are available for lunch or dinner, starting from S$68++ to S$108++. [Read more here…]

Address: 163 Tanglin Road, #03-122 Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933 

Cafe Brera
A new cafe concept by the popular Bakery Brera & Fine Foods in Empress Road, Cafe Brera is located in National Museum of Singapore. Other than the popular pastries of the brand such as its Almond Croissant and Kaya Cruffin, there is also a food menu where you can expect a variety of savoury sandwiches and the likes of curry chicken.

Address: 93 Stamford Road, #01-06, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897

Fifty Five Coffee Bar 
A hidden shophouse space on level two tucked away along Neil Road, this is a unique coffee bar and cocktail lounge concept. During the day, Fifty Five Coffee Bar offers a variety of specialty coffee and tea drinks, as well as freshly baked goods and light bites. At night, the space transforms into a cocktail bar that offers cocktails and a curated selection of beer. 

Address: 55A Neil Road, Singapore 088892

Ceres Haus
Tucked away and hidden on level two of a shophouse along Circular Road, the space of Ceres Haus is a minimalist and open interior which feels a little like a gallery. A cafe by day and wine bar by night, the long communal table beside the window is perfect for random conversations, while the open concept and casual seating is quite a juxtaposition to the hustle and bustle of CBD vibes. A concise food menu is available to go along with coffee, and I highly recommend the freshly baked madeleines.

Address: 18A Circular Road, Singapore 049374

Buzzing Restaurants

Path Presents New Menus And An Entirely New Dinner Format 
The restaurant located in MBFC helmed by Chef Marvas has introduced a new dinner format as prix fixe menus – Six-course titled Voyage (S$188++), and Eight-course named Expedition (S$228++). The dishes and menu showcase Chef Marvas personal culinary journey with his favoured East Asian flavours and ingredients coupled with his French fine dining culinary experience. Some highlights from the new dinner menu include the Pork Trotter “Crepinette”, Deep Sea Fish Maw, as well as the Shanghainese Hairy Crab Roe. For lunch, it is a new one prix fixe menu titled “Gourmet Lunch” (S$128++) and a curated a-la-carte lunch menu is also available. Wine pairings are available as add-ons with the prix fixe menus; a choice between a flight of three glasses at S$88++ and a flight of five at S$128++. [Read more here…]

Address: 12 Marina Boulevard, Tower 3, #01-05/06 Marina Bay Financial Centre, 018982

New 12-course Seafood Grill Dinner Menu At Michelin Bib Gourmand One Prawn & Co
Their latest dinner concept from Chef Gwyneth and her team transforms the local prawn noodle restaurant in the day into a 12-course Seafood Grill experience after sunset. At a fixed price of S$128++, the 12-course showcases a variety of seafood ranging from fresh oysters to charcoal-grilled turbot. Top up S$30++ for free-flow house pour Sake. The seafood ingredients are procured from different parts of the world such as Oysters from Hyogo, Japan; King scallop from Scotland; and Turbot from Denmark. Most of the dishes are grilled over charcoal. [Read more here…]

Address: 458 Macpherson Road. Singapore 368176 

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