Wondering where to eat in Singapore? Every month we bring you the scoop on what’s hot and buzzing across town – from the latest brunch spot to new menus at old favourites, as well as new restaurants and bars.
New cafe alert!
Gluten-free bakery The Whole Kitchen has opened its very first café in Katong! Tuck into healthy and delicious gluten-free sandwiches and cakes, and sip on fresh smoothies and great coffee from Allpress. In addition to dining in, you can also take away all your favourite bakery products like gluten-free breads, sourdoughs and muffins. All the spreads and condiments are made in-house, including peanut butter, hazelnut cacao spread, berry chia jam, cucumber pickles, and green chutney. Everything on the menu is all-natural, nutrient-packed, refined sugar-free and gluten-free. There are also vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and keto options for those with dietary restrictions. 11 East Coast Road, Odeon Building, #01-16.
Get your caffeine fix and sweet-tooth craving sorted with the newest dessert from Baristart Coffee Singapore: a coffee flavoured cream puff! Made from rich and luscious full cream Hokkaido BIEI Jersey milk, the coffee variant of the signature cream puff is infused with Baristart Blend beans, which boast dark and intense chocolate notes, with a tinge of stone fruit sweetness. Enjoy it with your favourite barista-brewed coffee, at Baristart Coffee Tras Street (65 Tras Street) and Sentosa (40 Siloso Beach Walk).
Popular oat milk brand Oatly has launched its vegan ice-cream line in Singapore! Available on RedMart and at selected FairPrice Finest Singapore outlets, the sweet treat is free of dairy, lactose and soy. Try the six flavours: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate fudge, hazelnut swirl and salted caramel. The Oatly drinks range is also available at selected stores, including Starbucks and specialty cafés across the island.
Renowned chef Eyal Shani has launched Miznon, a contemporary and casual 42-seater on Stanley Street. Hailing from Tel Aviv, the brand’s first outlet in Asia is helmed by Israeli native chef Or Hakmimi. Taking centre stage are the ridiculously fluffy and fragrant pitas, made at a bakery in Israel using Chef Shani’s recipe, as well as a creamy and fragrant tahini imported from a small town in the mountainous parts of Israel, enhanced with a secret recipe by Chef Or. A must-try is the Ratatouille ($17), a French-inspired, meat-free pita loaded with eggs and a glorious stew of veggies, then topped with tahini and a house-made green chilli dressing. For meat lovers, the Abu Kebab – lamb and beef meatballs with homemade salsa, pickles, tahini, green chilli dressing, onions and parsley – is a hot favourite. Don’t miss out on the equally moreish sides, too; the Intimate ($24) features four-hourbraised beef short ribs in Miznon’s homemade root stew of celeriac and carrot.
6 Stanley Street, #01-01. 6223 0716 | miznonsingapore.com
A taste of France
For traditional French galettes and crêpes in classic and modern flavours, visit French Fold. Started by the same team behind popular French café Merci Marcel, the all-day dining concept is a cosy and welcoming spot in the bustling Telok Ayer area. French Fold uses exclusively imported buckwheat flour in its gluten-free galettes, which are paired with high-quality ingredients from France. Must-tries include Number 7 ($22), a savoury galette with French pork sausage, onion confit marinated in cider, and old-style mustard cream; and Number 22 ($12), a dessert crêpe featuring poached pear, 70 percent Valrhona chocolate, and homemade whipped cream. Wash it all down with an extensive drinks menu that includes organic ciders, sustainable wines, and crafty cocktails. 204 Telok Ayer Street.
Asia’s first commercial plant-based whole-egg substitute is set to launch by 2022! The brainchild of Singapore food technology start-up Float Foods, OnlyEg comprises legume-based substitutes for both egg yolk and white as two separate components. It’s developed to have higher nutritional benefits than a chicken egg, and can be prepared multiple ways, including sunny side-up and soft-boiled.
New Store Alert!
Premium Japanese supermarket MEIDI-YA has opened its largest two-storey flagship store, at Millenia Walk. On the first floor, you’ll find a Japanese bakery, a food hall with a wide selection of Japanese groceries, an alcohol section carrying over 370 sake varieties, as well as an 88-seater alfresco dining area serving organic, fair-trade coffee, beer and bites. On the second floor, explore authentic Japanese food and products, as well as an extensive selection of goodies from popular international brands.
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-65, #01- 51 to 56, #02-26 to 36. meidi-ya.com.sg
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