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.
Tiong Bahru Bakery gets fresh and healthy
Homegrown French bakery and cafe Tiong Bahru Bakery brings back the slow food movement with its latest all-day breakfast “diner” concept at Funan (#04-22) and Raffles City (#B1-11). Headed by Executive Chef Paul Albert, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Rio, Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner’s plant-forward menu places the spotlight on traditional preparation techniques like fermentation. The result? Wholesome food that’s not only delicious, but also gut-friendly. Try the super green warm soup ($16), a veggie-packed medley blended with a house-made mushroom broth, and the miso whole wheat spaghetti with broccolini ($19).
If you can’t do without meat, the rich and creamy pulled pork creamy risoni pasta ($22) will hit the spot. Whatever you do, don’t leave without getting the savoury stack ($23): sourdough waffle made with a 158-year-old starter, topped with a fried egg, bacon, smoked paprika-infused maple syrup, honeyed ricotta and goji. tiongbahrubakery.com
Nomadic nosh at this new resto
Whether you’re looking for a unique date night experience, or you’re up to try something new with your pals, modern Central Asian restaurant The Nomads will tick all your boxes. Albeit its cosy 30-seating space – 20 in the main dining area and 10 in a hidden private room – the restaurant’s chic interiors and innovative menus give its neighbours a run for their money. In fact, there’s really nothing quite like this out there!
Menus run omakase-style, and feature quality ingredients that alter seasonally. For a complete experience, The Odyssey of Fire ($148) gets you a whopping total of 17 courses. One must-try is the Nomads Nan with Hunter-Gatherer’s Butter, a traditional Kazakhstan-style bread made with a family-recipe, slathered with seasonal dips like a umami-laden seaweed butter. The Hunter’s Plov is another favourite; this Samarqand-inspired dish features wagyu, bone marrow and carnaroli risotto. There’s also a 11-course option ($98) and a la carte menu for those with smaller appetites. 70 Telok Ayer Street | 6977 7057 | facebook.com/thenomadssg
• Marina Bay Sands welcomes a new addition to the family, Mott 32. The award-winning Chinese restaurant from Hong Kong is renowned for using progressive cooking techniques and premium ingredients. The 149-seater serves signature dishes from the original Mott 32 menu, as well as exclusive creations like crispy, sugar-coated Peking duck bun. B1-42/43/44, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
• American sub sandwich chain Blimpie has arrived in Singapore! One musttry is The Blimp ($13.50), a classic sub loaded with oven-roasted turkey breast, roast beef, beef salami, beef pepperoni and provolone cheese. Tampines Food Co, 10 Tampines North Drive 4. z
• New Swiss restaurant COUCOU has found a home in the bustling Duxton neighbourhood (9 Craig Road, #01-01). Indulge in traditional recipes like Rösti and Saucisse de Saint-Gall ($24) – potato rösti with veal sausage and onion confit – and La Soupe Mère Royaume 1602 ($14): a minestrone-style soup with vegetables.
Brewed in Singapore
Heads up, craft beer lovers: Off Day Beer Company is a new local brewery you need to check out! They’ve recently launched their core range, which consists of four beers that are designed to be approachable and balanced, yet hop-driven. We’re dying to try Off Day Pale, a pale ale with gentle, toasty notes and a touch of citrus for a refreshing finish. The flagship Off Day Beer is another great pick; it’s bright and crisp with aromatic fruity American hops. Try the beers on tap and in bottles across selected bars and brewing houses. offdaybeer.com
Also for Beer Lovers…
New craft and cider bar Hopstation has opened its doors at China Square Central (8 Cross Street, #01-108). The menu features a curated list of ciders including Albens Apple Cider from Bali and Wille Smith’s Organic Apple Cider from Australia, along with more than 100 craft beer labels from across the world.
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