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 kid on the Dempsey block CANCHITA Peruvian Cuisine serves up Latin American flavours with a distinct Peruvian flair. Helmed by Head Chef Tamara Chavez, the restaurant was designed with the Peruvian Amazonia (the area of the Amazon rainforest located within Peru) in mind. Must tries include the Arroz con Mariscos ($34), which features crayfish and seafood rice, with Peruvian panca chili, tomatoes, crab butter and white wine. There’s also the Pescado Palmito ($34): crispy skin seabass with “Chilcano” reduction, Amazon salad, gooseberries and heart of palm. Don’t miss the fab lineup of ceviches, too! For drinks, look forward to specialty cocktails crafted by Joe Alessandroni from Junior The Pocket Bar.
When dine-in resumes, make a reservation (6232 7895 | firstname.lastname@example.org) at the newly opened space at Dempsey Hill, Block 9A and 9B. For online orders, delivery and takeaway, visit canchitaperuvianrestaurant.oddle.me.
Food Delivery Hero
There are plenty of ways to make the school holidays a memorable one for the kids, even without a getaway! One idea is to bring the party in for a themed indoor picnic, minus the hassle. Foodpanda has thousands of foodie options to choose from, including items from brunch favourites like Merci Marcel and Tiong Bahru Bakery. Alternatively, consider cooking up a storm with the young ones with ingredients that can be easily purchased from the delivery service’s online store. Foodpanda aims to deliver in less than 30 minutes, so you don’t have to wait long before tucking in!
Modern Singaporean noodle bar Ebi Bar has new dishes on its takeaway menu! The signature “chao da” (charred) ebi pao fan features the restaurant’s umami-laden prawn broth with steam riced, charred prawns, and pan-seared chicken, topped with homemade fried puffed rice and dried shrimps. You’ll also find a delicious selection of rice bowls in flavours like salted mackerel fried chicken, perfect for anytime of the week. Combo sets for two and four are also available. Enjoy free delivery (within 15km) with a minimum spend of $80. Order online now!
#B1-21 Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road. facebook.com/ebibarsg
Celebrate with champagne!
Cheers with a limited-edition, personalised bottle of Moët & Chandon for Dad. The Specially Yours bespoke service lets you inscribe a name or message of up to nine characters on the champagne box. Simply add to cart, then leave your customisation details under “delivery note” during checkout. Perfect for Father’s Day!
Delivery is free for orders $50 and above, which means you can get your personalised bubbly delivered without extra charges. The personalisation service takes two working days, so make sure you order in time for Father’s Day!
Bar Grub, Upgraded!
Popular watering hole Gem Bar has rolled out 13 new items on the menu; they include seven choices of fried or mala-dipped skewers, two juicy burgers and four sides. Tuck into light bites like bacon-wrapped asparagus or tom yum beef kebabs, paired with chef-made sauces in the form of wasabi mayo and Thai sweet chilli. If you’re hungry, get the Gem-ly Burger, a hearty tom yum beef patty and homemade truffle egg mayo sandwiched between brioche. Wash it all down with a refreshing pint (or tower!) of Tsingtao beer, or end your night with a crafty cocktail.
10 Ann Siang Hill. 9834 0755 | facebook.com/gemsingapore
A Brunch Affair
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar has opened a pop-up at KPO Café Bar! Located on the second floor of the Killiney Post Office building (1 Killiney Road), it serves up some of the restaurant’s favourite brunch dishes and drinks from 9am to 3pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Bask in the natural sunlight streaming in through the glass roof, and tuck into classic comfort food like steak and eggs, cheddar cheese bacon waffles, and chilli crab pasta. Pair your cup of barista-crafted coffee with one of the cult-favourite brioche donuts, which are available in limited quantities. Happy hour starts early at 9am (why not?), with draught beer and house pour wines starting from $10.
New Menu Alert
Modern Franco-Asian restaurant The Masses has rolled out its new menu! Available until 8 July, “Menu 11.0” is inspired by the European seasons. A must-try is the zucchini flower ($15.90), specially flown in from France. A brilliant combination of cream cheese, mascarpone and yuzu is stuffed in the flower, which is then lightly battered and fried to crisp perfection. Another veggie-friendly pick is the mushroom risotto ($20.90), featuring carnaroli rice slow-cooked with house-made umami butter and a seaweed stock, complete with a mix of fresh mushrooms and pickled shiitake.
85 Beach Road. 6266 0061 | themasses.sg
Date Night Dinner
Modern Middle Eastern restaurant bar Fat Prince has launched a refreshed menu, featuring new dishes on top of all-time favourites. Tuck into staples like the artichoke and herb hummus ($14), as well as new mezzes like the roasted bone marrow ($19), topped with walnut crumble and sun-dried tomato pesto. There’s also a new “Build It” section, which lets you customise the weight of your main dish according to your party size. A must-try is the Wagyu beef cheek ($29 per 100g), marinated with two types of peppers, chilli and garlic, and then smoked in the restaurant’s earth pit oven over a long period of time. Complete this with a side of pita for a satisfying meal! 48 Peck Seah Street.
6221 7794 | fatprincesg.com
Crazy Over Curry
If you love curry, try the homemade version at The Curry Story. The family recipe is passed down through generations, and features the brand’s signature chilli rempah for that added oomph and spicy kick. A new addition to the menu is the keto series, designed especially for those on a low-sugar and low-carb diet. The keto curry bun with chicken ($7.80) features a ketogenic bun stuffed with omelette, curry chicken and melted mozzarella cheese. For self-collection and islandwide delivery, order online at order.
Beat the heat and cool down with these guilt-free desserts!
Dole Fruit Pops
Made from 100 percent fruit juice, these refreshing fruit pops are perfect for any time of the day. Best enjoyed frozen or chilled, each popsicle is individually packed for portion control. Available online at RedMart and Shopee, as well as selected FairPrice and Sheng Siong outlets.
Calli Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Go low-calorie with Calli’s new dairy-free range, which includes creamy oat milk-based concoctions like Cocoachella (hazelnut chocolate) and So Matcha Better (matcha). Each pint contains less than 400 calories – around half of regular ice creams in the market.
Local brewery Off Day Beer Company has launched Singapore’s first whisky barrel-aged beer, Wax On ($42) and Wax Off ($35). The former is a Scotch barrel-aged Belgian-style Tripel with notes of caramel apples, vanilla, ripe plums, and apricots, while the latter is a Tripel featuring maltysweet pomme fruit notes with a tinge of peppery spices.
Shop the 640ml bomber bottles at selected beer shops, as well as online at offdaybeer.com.
Here’s an interesting one: La Takorea is the world’s first digital restaurant to be developed within just 48 hours! The Korean-Mexican fusion brand was conceptualised and executed by contestants over two days as part of reality television programme The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, filmed in Singapore last year. Highlights on the menu include the Swipe Right Tindle Taco, which features juicy chunks of grilled meatfree Tindle “chicken”, crunchy cabbage slaw, spicy gochujang aioli, kimchi and nacho cheese.
The dishes are available via delivery on GrabFood. latakorea.com
Cocktails At Home
Love gin? Try German gin company Monkey 47, which fuses British traditions with Indian spices and handpicked plant ingredients. The Schwarzwald Dry Gin is an incredible blend of 47 different botanicals like lingonberries and elderflower blossoms, with a third of these coming from deep within Germany’s Black Forest. The result is a distinct juniper scent with crisp citrus notes and a hint of peppery spices – perfect for your next G&T or martini.
Fancy a Sunday Brunch? Read up on the top brunches in Singapore here