10 NEW Restaurants Singapore January 2018 – Hawaiian Pancakes, German Burgers, And Korean Grill Meats
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Ngee Ann City #B2-36A, 391 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6733 3229
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm Daily
NEW Outlet At Ngee Ann City B2
Great to have Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao back at Ngee Ann City, which is a constant favourite for family meals. This is especially when we need to satisfy Xiao Long Bao cravings in the heart of town.
In terms of food choices, the restaurant continues to specialize in Northern Chinese specialties – as its name suggest La Mian and Xiao Long Bao dumplings; along with meat and seafood dishes from around the Jiangnan region.
The specialty is the Hainanese Chicken Xiao Long Bao ($6.80) which incorporates the Singapore signature dish of Hainanese Chicken Rice into their famed Chinese dumplings.
To complete the experience, I would recommend dipping the dumpling into the specially made ginger paste, then let the entire piece burst in your mouth. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (Ngee Ann City)
Novotel Singapore On Stevens, Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-01, Singapore 257878
Tel: +65 6491 6100
Impressive International Buffet At Novotel Singapore on Stevens
The international buffet restaurant is located on the 2nd storey of the new hotel located in the prestigious Stevens Road neighbourhood.
Ready for some fresh sashimi and seafood, hot cooking stations serving up Eggs Benedict, Risotto, Foie Gras, and BBQ and Grill?
You must leave some room for the roast meats, which I thought was a cut (pardon the pun) above the rest.
The Sunday Family Brunch from 12:00pm – 3:00pm is priced at $78++ or $128++ with free flow Moet Champaign, Rose wine, Red wine, White wine and Draft Beer.
HSBC Card Holders enjoy 50% OFF the 2nd diner till 28th February 2018. Quote “HSBC Dining Privileges” when making your reservations. Food Exchange (Novotel Singapore on Stevens)
Hans Im Glück
362 Orchard Road, Singapore 238887
Tel: +65 9750 1488
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon to Thu), 11am – 1am (Fri & Sun)
German Burger Place Opens 1st International Stop in Singapore
Hans Im Glück, an established German Burger Grill and Bar originated from Munich, has chosen Singapore as part of their first international expansion plan.
Burgers are their forte, and they serve up an extensive menu of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan burgers priced from $14 onwards.
I liked that customers were given the option to choose our choice of bread from Sourdough, Multigrain or go Naked – without the bun.
Generally, their rendition of European burgers turned out to be healthier than what I expected. Note: they ONLY do their beef well-done.
A difference to American-style burgers which are usually more greasy and ‘sinful’ due to the amount of cheese and sauces used. Hans Im Glück (Orchard Road)
On The Grill 온더그릴
City Square Mall #03-21/22 180 Kitchener Rd, Singapore 208539
Popular Korean Restaurant From Myeongdong Opens At City Square Mall
Korean BBQ restaurant On The Grill 온더그릴 located at Myeongdong Seoul, has an unusual and motivating story.
It was actually started by a Singaporean Jonathan Quek, who found love and success in Korea.
On The Grill at City Square Mall is a casual, fuss-free restaurant which serves up Korean BBQ meats on a wooden platter.
Diners get options of Honey Garlic Pork Belly, Honey Glazed Pork Shoulder Steak, Gochujang Pork Shoulder Steak, Chicken Ddakgalbi with Gochujang base, and Black Pepper Beef (Chuck Flap Tail), all served with one side of fried rice or rice with stir fried bean sprouts. On The Grill (City Square Mall)
Punggol Park, 97 Hougang Avenue 8, Singapore 538792
Tel: +65 6282 8801
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12mn (Sun – Thurs), 5pm – 1am (Fri & Sat)
Bistro At Punggol Park With Amazing View
Five &2 is set up with 2 social missions.
The first: They believe in hiring the marginalised by redesigning job scope in which technology is used to create a more inclusive work environment.
The bistro also believes in giving back to the society. With every 5 meals sold at Five &2, 1 nutritional meal will be donated to a child from a resource-poor background.
Offerings include Sarawak Curry Chicken ($12.80), Singapore Laksa ($8.80), Gaeng Kiaw Wan – Thai green beef curry ($10.80), Herbal Chicken Soup ($10.80), Mee Siam ($7.80), Bulgogi Korean Beef Stew with Onions ($9.80) and pasta dishes of Beef Bolognaise ($16.80), Mushroom Pasta ($14.80) and Seafood Pasta ($18.80). Five &2 (Punggol Park)
Oxley Tower (Lobby 1) 138 Robinson Road #19-01 Singapore 068906
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Fri, Sun), Closed Sat
Cantonese Home-Style Dishes In The CBD
Kia Hiang has opened a sister restaurant Myo Restobar on the 19th level of Oxley Tower.
While Myo is branded as a Chinese restaurant, I thought that a good portion of the dishes sounded interesting, not quite the typical ones we often see out there.
If you are lost at what to order, then the signature dishes should be a safe bet.
They include Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken ($18), Tangy Orange Braised Pork Ribs with Mantou ($4 each, min 3 pieces), Angus Ribeye Cubes with Garlic and Broccoli ($18), and dim sum items of ($5.20 for 3 pieces), and Gold Foil Dumplings with Assorted Mushroom ($4.80 for 3 pieces). Myo Restobar (Oxley Towers)
One Bowl Restaurant And Bar
The Sultan Hotel Lobby, 101 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199002
Tel: +65 6291 9020
Opening Hours: Breakfast 7:30am – 10:30am, Lunch/Dinner 11:30am – 10:00pm
Home Style Cooking In A Restaurant. Go For The Char Siew Noodles
Located within The Sultan Hotel Lobby, the person helming the kitchen is Chef Tammie Loke – a retired LTA veteran and home-cook turned chef.
The menu features Singapore home favourites, from Fried Roast Duck Bee Hoon ($9.90), Ngoh Hiang ($12.00), Fish Porridge ($8.90) and Char Siew Rice ($8.90) which uses garlic rice instead of the normal type.
All the dishes served are accompanied by specially created sauces.
The highlight of the noodle dish was the Char Siew, with 5 large glistening pieces made from a secret recipe and style.
Those melt-in-the-mouth, slightly fatty pieces, nicely charred pieces were perfect for the thin, springy noodles tossed in light sauce with sesame oil. One Bowl Restaurant & Bar (Jalan Sultan)
Eggs N’ Things
Plaza Singapura 68 Orchard Road, #03-79/83 Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Tel: +65 6835 9988
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, Last order at 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Brunch Place From Hawaii Opens At Plaza Sing
Popular brunch eatery Eggs n’ Things has opened its first outlet outside of Hawaii and Japan in Singapore at Plaza Singapura.
Recommended items included Pancakes with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and macadamia nuts ($19.90), Omelette with spinach, bacon and cheese ($19.90), Loco Moco ($18.90), Beef Steak and Eggs ($25.90), Waffles with fresh banana, whipped cream and macadamia nuts ($19.90).
The Pancakes were not too bad, unfortunately the eggs were not impressive. Eggs n’ Things Singapore (Plaza Singapura)
5 Straits View #04-02 Marina One The Heart Singapore, 018935
Tel: +65 6384 2665
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm (Mon – Fri), 5:30pm – 11:00pm (Mon– Sat), Closed Sat Lunch, Sun
Steakhouse Using Meats From New Zealand And Cooking Techniques Of Japan
Wakanui, a New Zealand term meaning “to canoe over the land of plenty”’ is a grill restaurant concept that showcases the best available meats from the country.
Its first outlet opened in Tokyo in 2011, and its success soon meant the opening of its second outlet there, focusing on lamb chops. Therefore, you could also find some Japanese influences in the menu over in Singapore’s outlet.
In terms of the Ocean Beef, there were choices of 21 Days Dry-aged Bone-in-Ribeye ($199 for 1000g), Ribeye Cut ($79 for 350g, $109 for 500g), or Sirloin ($72 for 350g, $99 for 500g).
If you come in a group, then a possibility could be the Wakanui Selection Board ($268) with the Bone-in-Ribeye, Canterbury Grass-fed Fillet, and Spring Lamb.
Unfortunately despite the positive reviews I had been reading, the beef sirloin turned out to be slightly overcooked, bland and almost too tough and dry. Perhaps not my day.
Uni Gallery by OosterBay
7500A Beach Road, B1-310, The Plaza Singapore 199591
Tel: 6291 0528
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Last Order 9:30pm
An UNI Dedicated Restaurant
Uni Gallery by OosterBay has opened at The Plaza on Beach Road (The building is behind PARKROYAL hotel.)
For a start, the Uni dishes included Uni Onsen Tamago ($25), Uni Oyster Shot ($25), Uni Agedashi Tofu ($22), Uni Maki Roll ($68), Uni with Quail Egg ($20), Uni Sashimi ($29), and Uni Chirashi ($49).
Reviews have been pretty mixed though, with some gushing over the generous creamy uni, while others complained about “funky” and bitter ones.
I had two meals here – one not bad, but the other not too desirable. It could be a case of inconsistent preparation, shipment of uni not arriving, or just so happened that the bitter ones landed in the bowl. Uni Gallery by OosterBay (Beach Road)
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