20 New & Hot Restaurants in Singapore – January 2015 Edition

20 New & Hot Restaurants in Singapore - January 2015 Edition
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One of the main objectives of DanielFoodDiary.com is to discover hot & new restaurant and cafe openings in Singapore, some which are the hidden gems.

The opening up and revamp of malls such as Paya Lebar Square, One KM, Seletar Mall, Valley Point, and HillV2 has provided us with many different food and beverage outlets.

These are some of the new restaurants, bars and kiosks which came up. A different cafe list can be found here. (Read: 20 New Cafes In Singapore Jan 2015, 20 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore – Feb 2015)

20 New & Hot Restaurants, Bars and Kiosks in Singapore – January 2015 Edition

Pong Gelato
*Scape, 2 Orchard Link #02-18C Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: 1230pm – 10pm Daily
http://fb.com/pong.gelato

Seen this at coconut ice cream in a husk while at Chatuchak? The localised version is a Coconut Gelato with Sorbet in a Husk ($5.50) would come with 3 toppings of your choice and a complimentary cup of coconut juice. (Read: Pong Gelato Scape)

Juicy Slush
2 Orchard Link, Scape Mall #02-18D, Singapore 237978 (Somerset MRT)
https://www.facebook.com/juicyslush

Juicy Slush at SCAPE has given the frozen beverage with a twist. The slushies are made from 100% fruit juices and tea brewed freshly every day. A regular Frozen Slush is at $4.50, while a large cup cost $5.50. Additional toppings are priced at 50 cents or a dollar. (Read: Juicy Slush at Scape)

49 Seats
Orchard Central #08-08, 181 Orchard Road
Opening Hours 11:30am-2:30pm (Mon-Fri), 5:30-10pm (Mon-Fri), 11am-10pm (Sat-Sun)
Tel: +65 65095895

49 Seats has been providing savory fusion twist in the Singapore scene for about 1 and a half years at Kreta Ayer Rd and have expanded to their 2nd outlet in Orchard Central. Some of signature items include the Tom Yum Seafood Pasta, Old Fashioned Fish & Chips with Alscampi Sauce, Fish & Chips with Tom Yum Sauce, and Creamy Smoked Duck Pasta.

Sacha & Sons
333A Orchard Road #03-02 Mandarin Gallery Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 67356961
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Sun-Thurs), 9am – 10pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)

Sacha and Sons at the same people behind Wild Honey specialise in smoked pastrami ($16, $24, $35), corned beef, roast beef & a selection of smoked fish, along with other iconic deli offerings like their own dill pickles, bagel, latkes ($10-$16), chopped liver ($14), kugel ($7 – that’s noodles in a cake format), and matzah ball soup ($12.50) – probably a first for Singapore. (Read: Sacha & Sons at Mandarin Gallery)

Original Hock Lam Beef Noodles
ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn, #B3-18 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily

An “Original Hock Lam Beef Noodles” restaurant opened at the glamorous Ion Orchard, up the high level scale with the offering of Australian ribeye slices with humble Teochew style beef noodles. (Read: Original Hock Lam Beef Noodles at Ion Orchard)

Erwin’s Gastrobar
491 River Valley Road #01-21/22/23 Valley Point Singapore 248371
Tel: +65 6235 1613
Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 12am (Sat-Sun)

The revamped Valley Point saw a few new entrants, one of which is Erwin’s Gastrobar (first outlet is at MBDC). Their lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus features a selection of burgers, hearty sandwiches, salads, and pastas. They also got a big space for larger gatherings.

2it&drink
491 River Valley Road #01-01 Valley Point Singapore 248371
Tel: +65 6737 3001

Neighbours to Edwin’s, 2it&drink is an Italian casual diner, brought to you by the same people behind Otto Ristorante and Otto Locanda. Expect lovely pizzas, pastas and dessert. The ingredients taste fresh and food authentic, though the prices were high for this casual setting.

Hotpot Kingdom
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-01B
Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm (hotpot, dim sum and a la carte menu), 2.30 – 5pm (dim sum only), 5pm – 11pm (hotpot and a la carte menu).
Tel: +65 6688 7722
www.hotpotkingdom.com

A hotpot restaurant at Marina Bay Sands, offering a variety of soups including Spicy Soup, Macanese Pork Bone, Picked Vegetables with Fresh Fish Soup, Bak Kut Teh, Beef Consomme, Pork Tripe with Pepper, La-La Seafood, Korean Kimchi, Herbal Chicken, and Chicken Soup. Service was professional and non-intrusive. Hotpot Kingdom seemed more suitable for quieter meals and gatherings. (Read: Hotpot Kingdom at Marina Bay Sands)

Menya Samurai ZIN – Osaka Tonkotsu Ramen
64 Circular Road #01-01 Singapore 049420 (Raffles Place MRT)
Tel: +65 66221 0577
Opening Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm (Mon-Fri), 11:30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun), Last orders 2:30pm – 9:30pm

Samurai ZIN (麺家侍ZIN) specializes in Osaka Tonkotsu style and Spicy Mapo ramen. The ramen broth in general feels thicker, heavier and richer. The best thing in their store has to be their Tsukemen aka dipping noodles. (Read: Menya Samurai ZIN at Circular Road)

Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
Chinatown Point #01-04, 133 New Bridge Road Singapore 059413
The Seletar Mall – 33 Sengkang West Ave #01-39/40/41
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm

On an ordinary day, you would find many tourists queuing up for this Bak Kut Teh at their New Bridge Road branch. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, known for their peppery soup bases and meaty pork ribs, have fast expanded to 2 more new branches at The Seletar Mall and Chinatown Point.

Guksu Noodle House
Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-385, Singapore 038983 (City Hall MRT)
https://www.facebook.com/guksu1945
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm Daily

‘Guksu’ means noodles or noodle dishes in Korea, also the name of a new noodle house at Suntec City, two shops away from Kimchi. 3 types of noodles are available, So Meon, Jung Meon, and Kal Guksu (thinnest, thin, thick) all defined by their varying level of thickness. Go for their fried chickn. (Guksu Noodle House at Suntec)

Crumbs Jardin Bakery
Blk 17 Beach Road #01-4709, Singapore 190017 (near Beach Road Army Market)
Tel: +65 82888423 / +65 98898423
Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Tue – Sun)

A homebaker opens a cupcake shop at Beach Road. While there are some of the conventional flavours – Red Velvet, Lemon Curd, Valhorna Chocolate, you should give a go at their daily specials. Avocado Gula Melaka, Teh Tarik Gu You Toast, Carrot Cake, Banana Maple Walnut, and Strawberry Balsamic those on display. (Read: Crumbs Jardin Bakery at Beach Road)

Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King
60 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Square #01-04 (Opposite Paya Lebar MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily

Keisuke Ramen opens at Paya Lebar Square. The menu featured Tonkotsu Ramen King ($12.90, $13.90 for black spicy or red spicy), and the usual Tonkotsu Ramen ($10.90, $11.90 for black spicy or red spicy). Quite affordable for the office crowd nearby. (Read: Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King at Paya Lebar Square)

BaaMee Bangkok
45 Syed Alwi Road Singapore 207636
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/BaaMeeBKK

Signboard read “Thailand No 1 wanton noodles and pig trotters”, Trotters were okay – can have this again, noodles were bland, so go for the Mee Tom Yum ($5.00). (Read: BaaMee Bangkok at Syed Alwi Road)

Shabu Shabu On-Yasai
OneKM
11 Tanjong Katong Road, #01-14, One KM, Singapore 437157
Tel: +65 6362 4002

Shabu Shabu On-Yasai has 196 outlets in Japan, and opened its first two in Singapore at CHIJMES and OneKM, serving thinly sliced meats and vegetables. $29.90++ for Standard Buffet (includes pork belly, pork collar, chicken tsumire and thigh); $39.90++ for Value Buffet (with the addition of beef chuck and eye roll) and $54.90++ for Premium Buffet (wagyu brisket, kurogegyu beef shoulder).(Read: Shabu Shabu On Yasai)

Insadong Korea Town
Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa, Gateway #01-30/31/32/33, Singapore 098138
(Near Trickeye Museum)
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm Daily
Tel No: +65 6238 8221

The Insadong Korea Town at Resort World Sentosa is probably Singapore’s largest Korean-style food place, a 6000 square feet concept which is somewhat between a cross of a restaurant and food court. Popular main dishes include Kimchi Pork Belly Stew ($12), Army Stew ($32) and Stir Fried Beef Bulgogi ($15), while kimchi pancake, seafood skewers and topokki are some of the available street food. (Read: Insadong Korea Town at RWS)

Syun
Festive Walk, Resorts World Sentosa
Opening Hours: 12pm -3pm, 6pm -11pm (Tues-Sun) Closed Mon

Hailing from Kobe Japan, this is Chef Yamashita’s first venture outside Japan. Syun, is a contemporary Japanese restaurant at RWS which presents Chef Yamashita’s including the decadent Sea Urchin Rolled with thinly sliced and perfectly marbled Wagyu Beef then topped with Caviar and the Grilled Cod with Saikyo Miso Yuzu Miso sauce and Dried Mullet Powder. (Read: Syun RWS)

Tangerine
ESPA, Level 1, Resorts World Sentosa
Tel: +65 65776688
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

More celebrity chefs in Singapore. This time it is no other than Bangkok’s Chef Ian Kittichai (Issaya Siamese Club) who will present a refreshed menu at Tangerine, ESPA’s spa cuisine restaurant. Here, his menu will utilise modern cooking techniques in order to retain the nutritional value of the ingredients keeping with the restaurant’s concept of clean and wholesome food. Expect and Thai-Inspired Sous Vide Pork and Guilt-Free Chocolate Mousse.

Wingstop
City Square Mall #B1-33/34/K15
Tel: +65 65096571
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily

They first opened at Bedok Mall, now at City Square Mall. The “Wing Experts” menu features classic and boneless wings with 10 flavors including Original Hot, Cajun, Atomic, Teriyaki, Lemon Pepper, Hawaiian, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Louisiana Rub and Oriental Soy Pepper.

Joyden Canton Kitchen
HillV2 Shopping Centre, 4 Hillview Rise #02-21 Singapore 667979
Tel: +65 64659988
Opening Hours: 1130am – 930pm (Daily), 1130am – 430pm (Dim Sum)
http://www.joydencantonkitchen.com.sg

Popular seafood restaurant Joyden opens a Canton Kitchen at HillV2 Shopping Centre. Recommendation dishes include Hakka Salt Chicken, Claypot XO Tunghoon, Mandarin Orange Pork Ribs, Soy Sauce Chicken (my fave), Claypot Fish Soup with Chinese Wine, Egg White Vemicelli, Homemade Beancurd with Fish Paste and White Cabbage. No reservations allowed though. (Read: Joyden Canton Kitchen at HillV2)

Know of any new openings – restaurants, cafes and kiosks? Drop a comment here!

Other Related Entries
20 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore – Feb 2015
20 New Cafes In Singapore Jan 2015
15 New Waffles & Ice Cream Cafes In Singapore
Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King (Paya Lebar Square)
Joyden Canton Kitchen (HillV2)

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