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.
Fine dining spot Preludio has a new menu! Staying true to its monochrome theme, the summer menu focuses on seasonal veggies, aromatic herbs and sweet fruits – built on the memories of Executive Chef Fernando Arévalo’s time spent in the outdoors during summer. Preludio works around chapters that refresh once every 12 to 18 months. Instead of focusing on dishes from a specific geographical region, the restaurant is ruled by “Author’s cuisine”, where the chef and his team has full control over the menu.
We don’t want to give away too much by revealing the dishes, but one highlight we loved is the mainstay on the menu: Iberico pork presa with white carrot & apple purée, charred Piennolo tomato, black basil, pork jus and squid ink crumb. Utterly delicious! Prices start from $58 for a four-course lunch.
#03-01/02 Frasers Tower
182 Cecil St
6904 5686 | preludio.sg
• TAO Group and Marina Bay Sands have launched Koma (#B1- 67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands), a 230-seater Japanese restaurant bar helmed by Executive Chef Kunihiro Moroi. Signature dishes include snow-aged Niigata wagyu beef, as well as the Salmon Pillow, a crispy puff pastry shell filled with smoked avocado and topped with salmon sashimi and burnt jalapeño peppers.
• Chef-owner of Cure and Butcher Boy Andrew Walsh has opened a new bao-focused restaurant bar at 31 Hong Kong Street! Bao Boy is a cosy diner serving Asian-inspired bites like pulled pork banh mi bao ($16; Iberico pork jowl, liver parfait, sriracha) and fried chicken and cheese bao ($16; buttermilk-soaked chicken thigh, shredded cabbage, yuzu kosho).
• A collaboration between General Manager Gareth Burnett and Cheek Bistro’s Chef Rishi Naleendra, Cloudstreet (84 Amoy Street) champions ingredient-driven cuisine and seasonality. There’s also a stellar wine list featuring around 350 natural and classic-style wines from both renowned and independent winemakers from around the world.
• A throwback to the popular Magnolia Snack Bar from the 60s, Capitol Milk Bar (#01-84B, Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski) offers diner inspired fare like milkshakes, banana splits ($15) and profiteroles ($13). If you’re visiting in a group, a must-try is the classic “New York”, a one-metre hot dog topped with cucumber relish and crispy onions, served alongside sweet potato or curly fries.
More to Munch
Why order one when you can try ’em all? That’s the idea behind SKIRT’s grazing menu, which will have you tucking into some of the W Singapore steakhouse’s signature, seasonal starters like blistered Padron peppers with pink Himalayan salt, citrus crab donuts with chipotle aioli, sobrassada-stuffed calamari with crispy polenta, and a beautiful burratina salad with char-grilled aubergine, macadamia and Argan oil. Then, you can move on to a choice of mains, from fresh catch like Mediterranean seabass to prime cuts like Iberico double pork chop, served with all sorts of sides: honey-glazed carrots, grilled broccolini, and butter gem lettuce with apple cider vinaigrette, for example. Priced at $78 per person (minimum of two diners), the grazing menu is available for dinner only. Book a table at skirt.wsingaporesentosacove.com or call 6808 7278.
Psst – look out for a brand new menu launching next month at SKIRT!
Why trek to the butcher every few weeks when you can have quality Australian meat and seafood automatically delivered to your doorstep each month? Aussie-owned online meat retailer The Meat Club does just that, bringing growth-hormone-free, cage-free, grass-fed and gluten-free goods from the farm to your fridge, all sourced from suppliers who observe ethical animal welfare practices. We particularly love the company’s “click and forget” Auto-Pilot subscription model, which allows deliveries to be paused or modified at any time – all flexibility, no fuss. Plus, members can enjoy exclusive discounts on themeatclub.com.sg and special offers from “Meat Club Friends” partners; for example, 10 percent off at Carrotsticks and Cravings Café!
Psst – get up to $150 off with The Meat Club Spend & Save by using these promo codes: $50 off a minimum spend of $100 with “SNS50”, $100 off a minimum spend of $200 with “SNS100” and $150 off a minimum spend of $300 with “SNS150”.
Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer has landed on our shores! The Source Bulk Foods’ first Singapore store stocks over 350 products, including a range of pantry staples with gluten-free and vegan options, allnatural snacks like dark chocolate freeze-dried strawberries, grab-and-go meals like coconut curry lentil soup mix and locally brewed kombucha on tap. You’ll also find waste-free household items such as stainless steel lunch boxes and handmade coconut shampoo bars.
#01-05 Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road. thesourcebulkfoods.com.sg
If you love mushrooms, you need to get your hands on local brand Mushroom Kingdom’s shiitake mushroom chips ($5.50). The chips are made of whole Taiwanese shiitakes that have gone through a slow dehydration and air-frying process, resulting in an addictive yet guilt-free snack. Available in original and wasabi flavours at over 300 7-Eleven outlets islandwide.
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