10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore July 2016 – Which One Catches Your Eyes?
To be really honest, there are many more restaurants opening up in Singapore (than just these 10). Some look promising, while others can be struggling – Empty Chairs and Empty Tables. Can be a combination of bad timing, or the right food at the wrong place, or vice versa.
Not the most hopeful way to start a piece introducing NEW restaurants in Singapore, but diners are becoming more discerning. They may give the NEW place a try, but if it doesn’t mean up to the minimum satisfaction, then a return visit can be difficult.
If you across any NEW restaurants with potential and need some help, do let me know.
Cafes entry available here: 10 New Cafes In Singapore July 2016
10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore July 2016
61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #01-07/08/09/10 Jubilee Square Singapore 569814
Tel: +65 6452 5887
Opening hours: 7am – 1am (Sun – Thurs), 24hrs (Fri,Sat & PH Eve)
Collin’s (also known as Collin’s Grille Bento) is popular among locals for its extremely affordable and hearty Western cuisine.
To continue to reinvent themselves, Collin’s has just released NEW Asian Fusion dishes featuring distinctive Southeast Asian spices.
The seasonal items include Asian Seafood Spaghetti, Summer Lime Seafood Salad, Crispy Asian Wings with Tomato Dip, Chicken Baked Rice with Cream Spiced Tomato Sauce, and The New Hawaiian! ((With A Taste of Asia) Pizza (mouthful name, I know).
For supper regulars, the good news is this branch at AMK is opened from 7am to 1am on Sundays to Thursdays, and 24 hours on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays. Great for early breakfasts (lunch and dinner), great for late-night suppers. Collin’s
Riverside Grilled Fish 江边城外
Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-06/07 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6352 2035
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm
Popular Chinese restaurant Riverside Grilled Fish 江边城外 with 54 outlets in China, has set up its first overseas outpost in Singapore at Raffles City basement.
Here’s how it works: Diners can choose to pair their selected fish –Red Tilapia ($35.00), Sea Bass ($35.00), Black Pomfret ($38.00) or Garoupa ($42.00) with any of the 8 accompanying sauces of their choice.
The sauces include the Signature Fragrant Spicy Sauce (spicy and sweet), Black Bean Sauce (non-spicy), Unique (sweet, sour, and mala TOGETHER), and Ma La (intense spicy). Riverside Grilled Fish 江边城外
Raffles City #B1-78, 252 North Bridge Road Singapore 179103 (City Hall MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
WHEAT continues to be my go-to place for Japanese and Asian style salads, which by the way has opened another branch at Raffles City Basement 1.
Folks around City Hall, you know where to get your healthy greens now.
If you do not know what to pick, the Top Three Popular items are the Grilled Salmon Soba ($10), Bull Run ($8) and Penguin ($8). WHEAT (Raffles City)
Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-46, Singapore 018984
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 11:30am – 2:30pm (Sat)
This outlet at Marina Bay Link Mall is the second after Amoy Street, opened by these two couples who first brought the concept to Singapore after getting inspired in Hawaii.
There are three standard sizes of Poké bowls – the Lil’ Swell ($11.90) that comes with 1 scoop of 75g Poké, Standard Nalu ($15.90) with 2 scoops of 150g Poke and Big Kahuna ($19.90) with 3 scoops of 225g Poké.
As for the poké, you can pick either Raw Ahi Tuna or Raw Salmon in three different flavours – original, wasabi mayo or spicy. Sometimes there are seasonal specials. Aloha Poke (Marina Bay)
Ah Bong Italian
103 Beach Rd, #01-02 (below Marrison hotel), Singapore 189704 (Tan Quee Lan Street area)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 9pm
The used to be more-elusive Ah Bong’s Italian has opened another at the accessible Tan Quee Lan Street (near Bugis MRT).
Taking over the space left vacant by Gastrosmith, owner Chris continues to serve pasta dishes at affordable prices. Though seems slightly more expensive at this outlet.
The pasta variety changes daily, though some of the favourites include Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($14), Atas Duck Ragu ($16), Carbonara ($10), Barramundi Cream ($13) and Fresh Pesto ($12). Ah Bong Italian (Beach Road)
176 Orchard Road, Centrepoint, #02-52 & #02-K01,Singapore 238843 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6737 6772
Diners who frequently visit Malaysia for food may be familiar with Tang Shi Fu, with 18 outlets across the country, known to serve comforting Chinese soups and cuisine.
The soups are enhanced with Chinese herbs, yet retain delicious flavours that are pleasing on the palate.
Their signatures include Signature Souper Pesto Pot ($26.90 for 2 pax, $39.90 for 4 pax) – a homemade pesto broth hot pot teeming with healthy vegetables, Home Braised Pork Belly in Rich Dark Sauce ($18.90), and Stewed Fish Head with Ginger and Chuan Xiong ($21.90). Souper Tang 汤师父 (Centrepoint)
Barrio by Mex Out
313 Orchard Road [email protected] #01-14/15 Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11am – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
This latest concept by Mexican eatery, Mex Out, Barrio by Mex Out serves a healthy and accessible Fresh-Mex cuisine emphasising fresh ingredients and authentic flavours.
There is a range of starters such as Snapper Ceviche and Sliced Steak & Chilli Jam, tortas (Mexican burgers) and larger plated dishes of marinated Flank Steak and pan-roasted Snapper.
Mex Out favourites such as burrito wraps and rice bowls, tacos and salads are also available.
422 Orchard Road, Orchard Hotel – Level 2 Claymore Connect, Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6262 4428
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
The Peranakan spans 3000 square foot, can sit 130, and Executive Chef Raymond Khoo (Tong Shui Café, 3 Monkeys, Rasa Singapura Macau) helms the kitchen.
The décor, space and size can be considered jaw-dropping in Singapore… the flowers, the prints, the tiffin carriers, the crockery, and THE CHANDELIERS.
There are most of the Peranakan favourites available here, from Kueh Pie Ti ($20), Ngoh Hiang ($15), Itek Tim ($7), Nonya Chap Chye ($15), Petai Kicap Manis ($12), Nasi Ulam ($15), Ayam Pong Teh ($17), Beef Rendang ($19), Ayam Sioh ($17) to the quintessential Ayam Buah Keluak ($19). The Peranakan (Orchard)
Blk 10 #01-21, 10 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 247700
Tel: +65 6875 0872
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 2:30pm (Fri – Sun), Dinner 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Blu Kouzina, a favourite destination for authentic Greek cuisine in Singapore for the past few years, has moved from Bt Timah to a new location on Dempsey Hill.
Totally loved the space, especially the more open area at the back – a feel of the Mediterranean meets garden setting. Santorini would feel near again.
Best to come with family or a couple of friends, to share plates of Kalamaki Souvlaki ($15.80) – beef kalamaki served with fresh onion, sliced tomatoes and inhouse bread; Greek Grilled Fish ($45.80 for 400g sea bream) and Jumbo Prawns.
297 River Valley Road, Singapore 238338
Tel: +65 9236 5002
Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm (Tues – Thurs, Sun), 6pm – 12am (Fri – Sat)
The rather popular Five and Dime Café along River Valley Road has closed, taken over by Fat Lulu’s which is operated by the same team.
The focus is on Western-meets-Asian flavours, grilled meats and seafood, and a “spirited dessert program”.
One of the highlights is a 3-course Dessert Menu ($35) where you get items such as “Atas” Kinder Bueno, The Black Forest, Peanut Butter Popsicle, which can be prepared right in front of you if you sit by the counter.
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