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.
Popular Spanish restaurant chain Pura Brasa has launched its latest menu of exquisite seafood dishes made with premium delicacies like sea urchin from Hokkaido and Osietra caviar from Belgium. Available from now until 30 April, highlights on the seasonal menu include squid ink paella with Hokkaido uni ($68), which features Josper-grilled tiger prawns and lobes of fresh sea urchin. 5 Wallich Street #01-16, Guoco Tower. purabrasa.com/singapore
Fresher and better
Thanks to advances in technology, you can now get organic produce and premium groceries delivered fresh to your doorstep. One popular site is OpenTaste, an easy-to-use online platform akin to a global farmer’s market. Here you’ll find a fab range of farm-free produce at affordable rates; we’re talking everything from premium cuts of grass-fed Australian beef to organic veggies for your next meal prep. In fact, OpenTaste sources from over 200 farms and food manufacturers across six countries. The best part? Prices are wholesale as everything is sourced directly from the suppliers. That means you save when you buy more. You can expect to pay 30 to 50 percent less than at local bricks-and-mortar supermarkets and specialty online grocers!
After your order is placed, OpenTaste collects the products from the producers worldwide. Once in Singapore, each customer’s order is repacked at a collection centre then delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of placing your order.
• Premium members (from $29.99 per year): Unlimited free delivery on all orders over $49, plus a two percent reward on all purchases, and two free samples
• Non-premium members: Free delivery on orders with bulk items over $150 and orders without bulk items over $49. Smaller orders cost between $4.95 to $6.95 to deliver; see the online store for details.
Vegan Dim Sum
You can now enjoy vegan dim sum from Vegamama, the latest all-vegan, virtual restaurant in Singapore! Tuck into your favourite dim sum delights, done as vegan renditions – think meat-free dumplings, char siew bao, satay, sausage rolls and more. The items are available à la carte and in curated sets, for delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda.
Popular local artisanal bakery and café Baker & Cook has rolled out an all-new plant-based menu, exclusively available at its Dempsey outlet. Highlights include the Pizza 10 (from $13) with “meatballs” handmade using Impossible mince, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Spanish onions and rocket, and the Impossible Mushroom Swiss burger (from $22), a hearty and filling dish featuring house-made eggless quinoa buns. Wash it all down with a bottle of vegan wine; the fruity Weemala Sauvignon Blanc ($56) is a crowd favourite. The plant-based dishes are available for dine-in and takeaway from Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm, as well as between midday and 10pm from Friday to Sunday.
30C Loewen Road. 6251 1098 | bakerandcook.biz
If you’re finding it hard to stick to your resolution of eating healthily, a mealprep service can come in handy. Guilt Free Pleasures is a boutique business that offers nutrition coaching and custom macro-based meal boxes (from $12) for everyone – athletes, busy working professionals and more! Simply place your order online by Tuesday, make payment, and you’ll receive freshly cooked meals on Sunday. Everything is prepared-to-order with fresh produce and whole foods. The meal boxes can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.
For more info, visit instagram.com/gfp_guiltfreepleasures.
New on Boon Tat Street is Fat Belly Social Steakhouse (FBSS), a modern communal steakhouse with a carefully curated wine list comprising both Old and New World wines. The 60-seater is helmed by Head Chef Victor Loy, who dishes out a combination of new creations and classic Fat Belly favourites. Start off with the grilled octopus ($40) with tripe and chorizo stew, and the rich uni, lardo and caviar on beef fat-glazed sourdough toast ($36). For mains, the largeformat meats are great for sharing amongst groups of three to four. A new addition is the Zabuton ($210), a well-marbled alternative cut that’s flavourful, juicy and tender. For sides, you can indulge in the three cheeses crusted mac and cheese ($16) or go with the creamy curly kale with parmesan-crusted egg ($16).
21A Boon Tat Street. 6227 2247 | fatbellysg.com
If you’re a fan of Indian cuisine and you’re up for something different, try Bengali restaurant Kolkata Beckons. Influenced by the Moghuls, Dutch, Portuguese, French and British, Bengali cuisine blends local ingredients with modern Western cooking styles such as baking, steaming, frying and roasting. On top of savoury snacks, veggie dishes and flavoursome biryanis, the restaurant is also popular for traditional Bengali desserts. A must-try is the baked Sondesh ($9.90), which requires a tedious preparation process involving fresh cottage cheese and date sap, a natural sweetener. There’s also a sweet selection of bite-sized treats like Ledikeni Lengcha ($8.90), which has its roots in the British Raj era. Don’t miss the mango kulfi ($8.90), too. Made with Alphonso mango, milk and nuts, this refreshing dessert is the perfect ending to your meal. Kolkata Beckons is open for dine-in, takeaway and delivery. 52 Race Course Road.
6291 5244 | kolkatabeckons.com.sg
A Sip of Luxury
The new Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs is a vibrant champagne brimming with crisp citrus and fresh floral notes. Crafted exclusively with Chardonnay grapes sourced from the region’s finest terroirs, the blend is encased in a clear glass bottle designed by Hervé Deschamps, Maison Perrier-Jouët’s seventh cellar master. The bubbly is available at lecercle.sg (members only) for $102. You can also get it as a gift set with two flutes ($134) from selected stores like 1855 The Bottle Shop and The Oak Cellars.
Win a Bubbly brunch worth $380
This month, we’ve teamed up with Andaz Singapore for a special giveaway! One winner will receive four vouchers for Alley on 25’s Lazy Breakfast, including free-flow alcohol. Held on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 12pm to 2.30pm, the brunch lets you choose a main from a selection of hearty dishes like avocado toast and a veggiefriendly margherita panini. Also included are unlimited plates of cold seafood, cold cuts, cheeses, salads and cooked-to-order eggs, served straight to your table.
To enter the giveaway, visit expatliving.sg/competitions
Fancy a Sunday Brunch? Read up on the top brunches in Singapore here