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.
Food for Good
On 12 January, from 1pm to 4pm, Neon Pigeon is hosting a fundraising brunch for those affected by the Australia bushfires. All proceeds (yes, 100 percent!) go directly towards charities aligned with the crisis. Establishments involved are sponsoring produce, staffing, alcohol and auction prizes for the brunch buffet, which is priced at $100 per person. Drinks also go at $10 a pop – remember to bring your own cup! A silent auction will also take place at 8pm, where you can get your hands on rare spirits and bespoke experiences such as tattoo sessions and cooking classes. Participating sponsors include Neon Pigeon, Potato Head, Butcher Boy and The Old Man. Get your tickets here.
- Caribbean restaurant and bar Lime House has just undergone a revamp, and it’s worth a visit – new interiors, a refreshed food menu and a new cocktail programme by Proof & Company. Though signatures like the Tribajam curry goat ($32) are still available, new must-order items include eggplant with oxtail ($16), cheesy mac balls ($12), old Jamaican glazed cod ($39) with pineapple and sweet potatoes, and the “Pork ‘n’ Roll” ($22) – Iberico pork collar, cheddar cheese and plantain with salsa.
- Harry’s has opened its flagship bar at Resorts World Sentosa (26 Sentosa Gateway, #01- 215/216). Try 32 drinks on tap, ranging from craft and commercial beers to cocktails and outlet exclusives like the newly launched Tropical Sun Harry’s Premium Pale Ale. Foodwise, expect Singaporean and Asian flavours in Western favourites, including the dry laksa pasta and beef rendang burger.
- Casual eatery Zoey’s Diner has opened at Compass One (1 Sengkang Square, #01-01), serving baobaes ($9.90) – a fusion of the Chinese bao and the American-style burger – in flavours like pepper-braised steak and sambal fried fish.
• Taking over modern Australian restaurant Fynn’s is Caffe Cicheti, a modern osteria serving up fresh flavours inspired by Italy’s coastal cuisines. The new restaurant (#B1-21 South Beach Tower, 26 Beach Road) is headed by the team behind popular dining spots Cicheti and Bar Cicheti. Highlights include Spiedino ($23) – rosemary-scented skewers of seared Hokkaido scallops and salmon, pastas and weekday panini (from $19.90) lunch specials.
Sweet surrender, minus the sugar
It would be a crime to deny anyone of cake, plain and simple. With a few changes, tiramisu, lemon cheesecake and chocolate brownie cake can all be made to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. This is the idea behind Locaba, a diabetic-friendly cake shop here in Singapore, started by an Austrian expat who just couldn’t give up sweets after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
All of Locaba’s cakes are low-carb, free of household and refined sugars, grain- and gluten-free, and made with cagefree eggs. So, they’re also suitable for anyone watching their weight, or following keto or paleo diets. As there are no artificial preservatives used, each and every confection is freshly baked to order, with delivery and pick-up options both available. There are over a dozen different kinds ($45 to $135) to choose from, including two vegan options, plus muffins! Order online at locaba.sg.
PS.Cafe is now in the East!
Easties, rejoice: homegrown brand PS.Cafe has opened a spacious 120-seater at East Coast Park. Fans can tuck into familiar favourites at this beachfront restaurant, including signature truffle shoestring fries ($16), spicy king prawn aglio olio ($29.50), and double chocolate blackout cake ($16). New and exclusive to the location are seafood-forward dishes such as chargrilled octopus ($21) – wok-fried octopus with a tangy chilli lime dip – a Thai-inspired lemongrass mussel and clam spaghettini ($29.50), and chorizo and calamari stew ($30) – a hearty medley of white beans, fire-roasted peppers, spicy chorizo, squid and crusty bread. 1110 East Coast Parkway. pscafe.com
High tea with an artistic edge
Through 29 February, enjoy a special afternoon tea at The St. Regis Singapore, created in partnership with luxury footwear designer Manolo Blahnik. Taking place at the Drawing Room from Mondays to Fridays, 3pm to 5pm, and weekends, 1pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 5.30pm, the exclusive experience is inspired by the designer’s seasonal collection and colour themes. Highlights from the three-tiered high tea stand include sweets of chocolate rocher topped with silver pearls that mimic the signature Manolo Blahnik buckle, along with savoury bites like the crab tart with crunchy wasabi green peas, and warm scones (a favourite!) with clotted cream and jam.
An Artful Presentation of Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room, presented by Manolo Blahnik and The St. Regis Singapore, costs $78 per person and includes a glass of Champagne Billecart Salmon. email@example.com | brasserielessaveurs.com
Fast and healthy Greek grub
Get your Greek fix at Supergreek, a new fast-casual eatery at the basement of Raffles City (#B1-54)! The takeaway kiosk serves eight nourishing souvlaki grain bowls, as well as Greek classics like lamb kebab ($10.90) with house-made hummus and harissa. If you’re trying to go meat-free, you’ll love the Roasted Vegan ($7.90). This healthy yet tasty meal comes with a generous serving of quinoa and veggies including cured beetroot, cabbage, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, mixed with hummus and mango capsicum sauce. Don’t leave without trying the freshly made Greek yogurt (from $4.90), too. It’s painstakingly triple-strained to remove the whey after fermentation, resulting in a creamier and richer texture. supergreek.sg
The Veg Pledge
Ready to take on a new challenge? Try going vegan for the month of January – for the planet, for the animals, for your health. Originally started in the UK, Veganuary – a month-long pledge to eat vegan for January – has gone global, with 250,310 people from 190 countries registered for the month-long vegan pledge in 2019. Anyone who signs up for Veganuary will receive daily emails with delicious recipes, meal plans, inspirational videos and nutrition tips, plus exclusive discounts and deals from partner restaurants when using the “abillionveg” app. Learn more at veganuary.sg. See our roundup of plantbased meals and vegan restaurants.
A Toss to Prosperity
This Chinese New Year, Artemis Grill & Sky Bar is offering a modern spin on the traditional Lo Hei experience! The restaurant’s Yusheng set features hamachi, salmon and ikura caviar as the base, tossed in pickled wakame, red cabbage, carrot, sesame, peanut, daikon and tapioca cracker, and topped with a gold leaf. It’s available for lunch and dinner at $98 for three to five people, and $148 for six to eight people, from 13 January to 13 February. #40-01 CapitaGreen, 138 Market Street. 6635 8677 | artemisgrill.com.sg
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