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.
What’s Buzzing at Hotel Indigo?
Revamped Menu at Baba Chews
Hotel Indigo is housed in the former Joo Chiat Police Station and is home to charming restaurant Baba Chews, which has just revamped its main menu. The new line-up puts a focus on Modern Asian and Western cuisine while remaining anchored by tradition. New items include the “No Rice Paper Roll” featuring cured salmon; mushroom cappuccino, which is driven by a shiitake broth; and prawn oil kombu, a tagliatelle dish. Of course, all-time favourites like the Kopi “C” Spare Ribs, beef rendang and Our Style Chendol will remain on the menu.
Pet-friendly Pop-up Bar
In partnership with Aperol Spritz, Hotel Indigo Singapore has launched a laid-back garden popup bar serving handcrafted cocktails and light bites. Plonk yourself on the deck chairs and comfy beanbags and peruse the menu of Aperol Spritz cocktails, beers and wines. True to the hotel’s Peranakan inspiration, the food menu includes the likes of Nyonya katsu ($13) and an East-meetsWest beef tartare ($18). There’s also a locally inspired quesadilla ($12) with chicken rendang, beef rendang and chilli crab fillings. The garden bar is open from noon to 10pm, Wednesdays through Sundays.
Looking to sample some exciting new spirits and alcoholic beverages? As part of the Sweden Sippin’ initiative, the Try Swedish RedMart Shop will offer a range of fine Swedish gins, whisky and beer – including rarities that are hard to find in Singapore! For example, you can try handcrafted whisky from Spirit of Hven, the smallest pot-still distillery in the world. If you prefer a more refreshing sipper, put together a gin and tonic with Hernö Gin, awarded IWSC World’s best London Dry Gin as well as the World’s best Gin & Tonic.
Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has teamed up with Brewerkz once again, this time launching Sentosa’s Jubilee Edition Islander Brew. This is the fifth addition to the Islander Brew series and features a flavour profile inspired by Sentosa’s “island lychees”. The beer comes in a special edition can with two designs that depict the island by day and by night. The new beer is available at participating Sentosa restaurants and bars, supermarkets and online retail stores from 28 March until the end of the year.
Spring isn’t too different from the rest of the year in Singapore, but that hasn’t stopped Fat Cow from welcoming the season with its new, limited-time Haru Matsuri special. The new menu features a trio of à la carte options plus a larger spring-themed omakase experience, available until 15 June. New items include hotaru ika tempura ($22) – firefly squid served tempura style, with only the legs battered to offer a variety of textures; hamaguri sakemushi ($36); clams steamed in sake and accompanied by wasabi flowers; and takenoko seri ae ($25), which sees bamboo shoots boiled with dried peppers, rice and dashi and tossed in a mix of sansho peppers, salt and miso sauce. The Chef’s Table Omakase at dinner will feature these items while the lunch omakase will offer other seasonal surprises.
Hot New Openings
Les Bouchons heads west!
Steak frites is a hearty French classic and Les Bouchons has made a name for itself serving up affordable plates of the comforting dish. Newly launched in February is its new outpost in Rochester Park. Housed in a chic 1940s bungalow with a lush outdoor space, the restaurant features an elevated menu of new dishes. There are also outlet exclusives including entrées like terrine de foie gras “maison” (foie gras terrine) and French ceps soup with truffle oil. The restaurant also offers a curated wine list showcasing Old and New World wines along with rare and vintage selections, mostly from France.
Italian and Belgian lunch bites
If you’re after a hearty Italian-Belgian lunch in the CBD, Gigi’s Gourmet Deli has just opened its doors at Marina Bay Link Mall. The new deli highlights street food favourites from Italy and Belgium, including arancinis – an essential example of Sicilian street food. These moreish, savoury bites are filled with ragu, truffle or roasted chicken along with ample portions of melty mozzarella cheese. Fancy something sweet? Sink your fork into the Brussels waffles. These fluffy and crisp treats come with caramelised banana and bacon for a mix of sweet and savoury flavours. Gigi Gourmet Deli is also on delivery platforms like Grab, Deliveroo and Foodpanda.
Fancy a Sunday Brunch? Read up on the top brunches in Singapore here.
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