10 NEW Restaurants Singapore February 2018 – Hokkaido Marche, Uya Unagi, And Cheese Beehoon Zhi Char Eatery
Dusk Restaurant & Bar
Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Road Singapore 099203 (Level 2)
Tel: +65 6377 9688
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs), 4pm – 2am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH), 11am – 11pm (Sun)
European Tapas & Cocktails On Faber Peak, For Some Of The Most Amazing Views In Singapore
Dusk Restaurant & Bar by One Faber Group located 100-metres about sea level, provides al fresco dining with a panoramic views of HarbourFront and Sentosa Island. Check it out.
I must say this hilltop restaurant is good for a casual yet romantic nights out, or after-work gathering with colleagues and friends over sharing platters, tapas and drinks. An added bonus is the beautiful views that can be seen from here.
As for the food conceptualised by Executive Chef Kenny Yeo and team, there is a wide range from Main Courses with a touch of Asian, European Tapas, Sharing Platters, Snacks, and Desserts.
You can also expect a Brunch Menu of Eggs Benedict ($17), The Breakfast Plate ($21) and Swiss Rosti ($22) on Sundays. Dusk Restaurant & Bar (Faber Peak)
Kanshoku Ramen Bar
Northpoint City B1-151 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769098
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Last Order 9:30pm Daily
Kanshoku Ramen Bar is popular for being one of the first (and most successful) ramen shops in Singapore to introduce Truffle Ramen – in both dry and broth versions.
Look out for the food truck at basement 1 of Northpoint City. That’s where you can find them.
NEW to the ramen bar is the Yuzu Ramen, with a light clear broth made from free-range French poulet added with Japanese Yuzu for that subtle citrus flavour. Northpoint City Food Guide
Northpoint City B1-192/193, 930 Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore 769098
Tel: 6254 4307
Opening hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
South Korea’s Most Iconic Pizza Brand
The K-wave continues to hit our shores with the opening of South Korea’s most iconic pizza brand Pizzamaru, boosting of over 630 stores in Korea.
Adding some Korean element into their menu, recommended items include the 9-inch Chicago Pizza ($26.80) made using black rice dough and Premium Pizza (9-inch $19.80, 12-inch $23.80) made using patented Green Tea Wellbeing Dough with flaxseed, chlorella, barley and 12 other grains.
The recommended is the Real BBQ Chicago stuffed with creamy double mozzarella cheese, string cheese and cream cheese mousse with honey and BBQ sauce, this is a combination of sweet and savoury in one bite. Northpoint City Food Guide
501 Orchard Road, #02-15/16 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: 6732 1096
Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Last Order 2:30pm), Dinner 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Last Order 9:30pm)
NEW Unagi Restaurant At Wheelock Place
The question most people will ask is, “So Man Man better or Uya?”
Uya 四代目菊川 located at level 2 of Wheelock Place, aims to offer affordable and authentic Japanese traditional unagi cuisine to the masses in Singapore.
With the offering of Hitsumabushi bowls as well, the comparison between the two will be inevitable. The price of the Hitsumabushi Set is at $35++ for the medium, and $48++ for large. In contrast, the large Hitsumabushi is priced at $26.80+ and $35.80+ (without service tax) at Man Man.
Those who find Man Man’s version too sweet, could prefer this as you can savour more of the natural flavours of the eel.
However, while the unagi was of reasonably good quality, it lacked that slight char and smokiness one would come expecting. Uya Singapore (Wheelock Place)
68 Orchard Road #04-67 Plaza Singapura (new wing) Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Daily
Modern Taiwanese Food Café At Plaza Singapura, With $14.90 Mee Sua
Typhoon Cafe supposedly specialises in the “Taste of Taiwan”, serving Taiwanese street food, fruit teas and instagrammable desserts set in cafe-style comfort.
Typhoon Cafe menu boost a series of 17 board sets – these Typhoon Boards Sets come in a variety of noodles, rice like Oyster Mee Sua, Lu Rou Fan and San Bei Chicken.
Prices start from $12.90, and each board set comes with a Chinese chilled salad side dish and a soup of day for rice and dry noodles.
The Taiwanese Oyster Mee Sua ($14.90) served with oyster fritters, camed with a rather smooth starchy consistency. However, I won’t go as far to use “authentic” to describe this, as it still a bit off from the familiar umami taste from those at the night market. The price isn’t “authentic” anyway.
Perhaps because the menu is too extensive, and that they are trying to find a sweet spot between being authentic and instagrammable, some dishes didn’t quite hit the mark. Typhoon Café (Plaza Singapura)
Tendon Kohaku Chinatown Point
Chinatown Point #02-34 Singapore 059413 (Opening early Feb)
Ocean Gems Seafood Tendon, And NEW Branch At Chinatown Point
Tendon Kohaku can be considered as one of Singaporean’s favourite Tendon shop.
It is known for its Edomae Tendon, where bowls of Hokkaido rice piled with tempura drizzled in a specially made sauce are served.
The Japanese eatery has also introduced a seasonal Ocean Gems Tendon ($23.00++), its first-ever winter collection seafood tendon available in both spicy and original versions.
The bowl comprises of fresh catch such as prawns, snow crab, king crab meat, scallop, oyster and squid, topped with generous portion of ikura. Tendon Kohaku (Chinatown Point)
Seven & Ate
78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078
Tel: +65 9618 5726
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm (Tue to Thu, Sun), 11am – 12am (Fri), 10am – 12am (Sat), Closed Mon
Gastropub With Decadent Sandwiches, Burgers and Quinoa Bowls, At Horne Road
Seven & Ate is positioned as an all-day gastropub, which promises quality food in a casual dining environment.
The food menu was kept simple and classified into three categories – Sandwiches, Burgers and Quinoa Bowls.
I was quite tempted by their range of hearty sandwiches such as Grilled Cheese ($6), Spam & Egg ($7), Pork Belly ($8) and Pulled Duck ($9).
For healthier option, their Quinoa Bowls would be your best bet.
With Grilled Steak ($15), Pulled Duck ($15), Roasted Chicken ($12) and Fried Egg Plant ($12) to choose from, all bowls are served with quinoa base, guacamole, squash, wedges and poach egg for a nutritious meal. Seven & Ate (Horne Road)
House of Beehoon 米粉之家
151 Bishan Street 11, Singapore 570151
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Cheese Beehoon At Bishan
The Zi-Char Restaurant at Bishan Street 11 got into the limelight recently with the introduction of the Cheesy Flavoured Beehoon. Yes, cheddar cheese with bee hoon.
If you would like something more regular, there are other options of Signature Beehoon in Superior Soup ($6, $9, $12), Crab Beehoon ($40.00), Lobster Beehoon ($45.00), Crayfish Beehoon ($16, $24, $32), and Big Prawns Beehoon ($10, $15, $20).
Even though the Signature Beehoon looked simple, I enjoyed the flavourful stock with wok-hei. The other dishes I ordered – the Sambal Kang Kong and Har Cheong Chicken, were more ordinary though.
The eatery also recommends their Signature Dried Scallop Gravy Tofu, Salad Prawn Wrap with Bacon, Dong Po Rou and Salted Egg Sotong.
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, At Marina One
On the 4th level of the rather futuristic looking (like off a Hollywood set) of Marina One lies two glass capsules.
One of them contains Wakanui Grill Dining, an 86-seater restaurant which features steak and lamb from New Zealand.
The stars and the essence of the restaurant are therefore the New Zealand Ocean Beef and Wakanui Spring Lamb, which are grilled over Japan-sourced Binchotan charcoal in the centrally-placed, open kitchen.
I was recommended by the service manager the Wakanui Spring Lamb Chop ($8) as the starter, and it turned out to be quite exceptional.
The lamb had intense flavour and retained its natural juiciness, without the usual gaminess lamb would have. In fact, this would count as one of the most tender lamb chops I ever had.
However, and unfortunately despite the positive reviews I had been reading, the beef turned out to be slightly overcooked, bland and almost too tough and dry. Wakanui Grill Dining (Marina One)
Hokkaido Marche Gourmet Hall
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, B2-11 to 29; and B2-44 to 48 Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm Daily
8 Exciting Japanese Food Concepts From Hokkaido Japan Next To Don Don Donki, Orchard Central
With the opening of Hokkaido Marche at Basement 2 of Orchard Central next to Don Don Donki, there is another reason for the shoppers (and supper crowd) to fill their stomachs before another round of shopping.
Partnering with food manufacturer Hokkaido Marche, Don Don Donki features a total of 8 dining concepts from Sapporo, Hakodate and Asahikawa (all from different parts of Hokkaido prefecture) in a food hall setting, 1 of which is Sushi Shika Hanamaru that will open in February.
Unlike the usual Marche that we are familiar with where purchases are credited to a single card and payment are made upon exiting the compound, diners will need to make their purchase at the respective stalls within Hokkaido Marche. A buzzer will then be given out for self collection when the food is ready. Hokkaido Marche (Orchard Central)
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