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.
If you love grilling, check out the Weber Connect smart grilling hub, a step-by-step grilling assistant that sends notifications directly to your smartphone on everything from a food readiness countdown, to when it’s time to flip and serve. The brand’s latest smart gadget addition is linked to the Weber Connect phone application, which is compatible with iPhones on iOS 12.1 or later, and most smartphones on Android 7.0 or later. All it takes is a glance at your phone to know that everything is on track and grilling to perfection!
Adding to Green Common Singapore’s wide range of meat alternatives like OmniMeat, Beyond Meat, Eat Just and Moving Mountains, you can now purchase plant-based Heura “chicken” ($11.90) in three variations: ready-seasoned Mediterranean Chunks, Original Strips and Original Chunks. High in protein, fibre and iron, the vegan product also features 100 percent recyclable packaging.
Available in-store at #01-169 VivoCity, and online at greencommon.oddle.me/en_SG.
For good-quality American grub and fresh pours in a laidback setting, visit SOS Bar & Grill. Located in the heart of the CBD, the casual bistro bar has recently changed up its food menu. Must tries include the SOS Burger ($18), a classic, hearty burger with thick beef patty, crispy bacon, cheese, veggies, mayo and ketchup. Vegetarians will be pleased that there’s also an Impossible burger ($18), which features a grilled plant-based patty, smashed avocado and red onion. Don’t miss the punchy SOS Bloody Mary ($24) too; this house special tastes as delicious as it looks!
6 Marina Boulevard, #01-18 The Sail. 9489 5742 | sosbarsg.com
A delicious blend of premium bittersweet cocoa and Australian fresh milk, the new Farmhouse Dark Chocolate Low Fat Flavoured Milk is delicious, and perfect for any time of the day. Try it now at $3.30 for a one-litre pack, or $2.50 for a 490ml pack at major supermarkets, hypermarkets and selected retail outlets.
If you love sake and grilled meat, check out IKO, a modern Japanese restaurant and bar along buzzy Neil Road. Helming the kitchen is Singaporean chef Jeremmy Chiam – previously Head Chef of the nowdefunct Le Binchotan – who melds European cooking techniques and plating with premium Japanese ingredients. Start dinner on an indulgent note with Uni ($28), a pretty combination of cauliflower pudding, dashi jelly and rich sea urchin. For seafood fans, try the Asari ($18): clams cooked in sake broth and dashi with enoki and butter. Then, move on to the Robata section, which features prized meats and seafood grilled over binchotan (traditional Japanese white charcoal), like Japanese black cod ($38) and Angus short ribs ($38). Don’t miss the stellar range of sakes, wines, liqueurs and cocktails too!
65 Neil Road. 8866 5218 | iko.com.sg
Premium yakiniku restaurant Yen Yakiniku has launched Yen Social, a stylish, modern dining concept featuring farm-to-table cuts for grilling. A must-try is the whisky dry-aged wagyu ribeye, which incorporates Kavalan single malt whisky from Taiwan during the ageing process. If it’s your first time at the restaurant, go for the butcher platters, which showcase popular cuts of meat. Then, wash it all down with a sake flight that complements the yakiniku-focused menu. 7 Fraser Street, #01-25 Duo Galleria.
8669 6788 | theyengroup.com.sg
Time for High Tea
Available until 30 November is “An Artful High Tea”, a special collaboration between Sofitel Singapore City Centre and The Art Faculty. The afternoon tea takes place at the hotel’s stylish coffee bar Coffea, where you will be presented with a limited-edition two-tiered box. The artwork on this one-of-a-kind box was created by Selena Seow, a gifted artist from The Art Faculty, a social enterprise by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore). The afternoon tea costs $108 for two on weekdays and $118 on weekends. 9 Wallich Street.
6428 5000 | sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
Dim Sum Delights
Paradise Teochew at Takashimaya is officially opened! The restaurant offers Teochew classics like braised meats and stewed duck, alongside handmade dim sum for lunch. Highlights include traditional Teochew steamed dumplings to share, and the molten salted egg yolk buns, fluffy on the outside with an oozy and creamy salted egg lava. Dim sum brunch, anyone?
#03-10 Takashimaya, 391A Orchard Road. 6805 8994 | paradisegp.com
Elevated Bar Grub
Saigon brewery bar Heart of Darkness has expanded its menu with new food and beverage options! Start with a side of meatless nachos with vegetarian chilli, house-made guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos ($14), and then tuck into meaty picks like char siew beef short ribs – slow cooked for 14 hours and doused in a special sauce made with Merciless Phantom Reserve Imperial Stout. If you’re visiting with friends, share the taco platter ($65), which includes eight tacos and a generous portion of nachos, or go with the meat platter ($95): sausages, beef brisket, short rib and pork belly. Then wash it all down with freshoff-the-tap brews like Futile Purpose Cucumber Pilsner and Director’s Cacao Nib Porter. There’s also a fab range of cocktails and natural wines if you prefer something different.
1 Keong Saik Road. 6208 7940 | heartofdarknessbrewery.com.sg
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