10 NEW Restaurants Singapore March 2018 – Guangzhou’s Yin Ji and Hong Kong’s Mui Kee
Yin Ji 银记肠粉店
Far East Square 133 Amoy Street #01-01 Singapore 048775
Tel: +65 6443 3875
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 8pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Popular Guangzhou Rice Roll and Congee Shop Opens In Singapore
A relatively famous congee and rice roll shop has opened in Singapore. Yin Ji 银记肠粉店 which originated in Guangzhou in the 50s, has set up its Singapore flagship at Far East Square.
It is one of the largest chain stores you can find in Guangzhou, and you can also find branches in Canada.
Congee choices include the ‘all-in-one’ Boat ($6.50), Sliced Fish ($7.00), Sliced Pork ($6.00), Sliced Pork and Liver ($7.00), Sliced Tender Bee ($7.00) , Century Egg & Pork ($6.50) and Vegan ($4.00).
The texture of the Congee was very close to what I would find in a reasonably good Cantonese restaurant in Singapore – slightly sticky, with rice broken into smooth consistency. Yin Ji 银记肠粉店 (Far East Square)
Signs A Taste Of Vietnam Pho
Midpoint Orchard, 220 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238852
Tel: +65 8685 4838 (Only for text messages)
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Deaf Inclusive Vietnamese Eatery At Orchard Road
This Vietnamese Pho shop is set up by a deaf couple, Anthony and Angela. Despite the challenges, the risks of opening an F&B in the heart of town, the couple decided to go ahead to follow their passion – which is to cook for people.
Prices for the food items are inexpensive, with offerings of Sliced Beef Ribeye Pho ($6.00), Hanoi Chicken Pho ($5.00), and Fresh Rolls with Prawns, Pork and Egg Fresh Rolls ($5.00) and Beef Noodle Salad ($6.00).
And the Beef Feast Combo ($8.00) I ordered was comforting and hearty. The soup was light yet flavoursome, without any added MSG. Signs A Taste Of Vietnam Pho (Midpoint Orchard)
Mak Hong Kee HK Kitchen 麥康記
2 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089110
Tel: +65 6909 0414
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Sun – Fri), Closed Sat
Under The Radar Cantonese Restaurant Opened By Experienced Hong Kong Chef
The chef helming the kitchen is Chef Mak Kip Fu from Hong Kong, who has a lustrous resume of being the ex-Executive Chef at Conrad Macao’s Dynasty 8, and working in the kitchens of famous restaurants such as Lung King Heen 龍景軒 and Fook Lam Moon 福臨門.
Its key offerings are the Hong Kong style roast meats, such as Roasted Duck ($12 for portion, $40 for whole), Roasted Crispy Chicken ($18 for half, $36 for whole), BBQ Combination ($20 for two varieties), BBQ Pork with Honey Sauce ($12), Crackling Pork Belly ($12) and Soya Sauce Chicken ($12).
So far, reviews have been fairly positive for its authentic Hong Kong fare at inexpensive prices. Mak Hong Kee HK Kitchen 麥康記 (Keong Saik Road)
Beauty In The Pot – OneKM (Pink)
OneKM, 11 Tanjong Katong Road #03-38 Singapore 437157 (Paya Lebar MRT)
Tel: +65 62848820
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00am, Last Order 2:15am Daily
What will define this hotpot restaurant over the others is its pink theme inspired by cherry blossoms in spring.
From the entrance to the private rooms, the walls to the ceiling and even the charging points, everything is decked out in different shades of pink.
Spanning over 7,600 square feet, the 288-seater outlet serves up six soup bases, including the Signature Beauty Collagen Broth (Shark’s Cartilage Soup), Signature Spicy Nourishing Soup (Pork Bone Soup), Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth, Cooling Coconut Broth, Longevity Wild Pine Mushroom Broth (Vegetarian), and Vitamin C Tomato Sweet Corn Broth. Beauty In The Pot (OneKM Mall)
Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke
16A Lor Mambong, Singapore 277677
Tel: +65 6463 4344
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat – Sun), Last Order 30min before closing
Keisuke’s Duck Ramen At Holland Village
Ramen King, Chef Keisuke Takeda has opened his newest ramen restaurant Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke at Holland Village.
This is Chef Keisuke’s 13th restaurant in Singapore, situated within the popular Holland Village food enclave.
The offerings at Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke include Rich Duck Broth ($14.90 base price), Clear Duck Broth ($14.90), Spicy Miso ($16.50), Miso ($16), Tsukemen ($14.90) and Mazesoba ($14.90).
All the ramen is served with slices of premium Irish hybrid duck – similar to the ‘London Duck’ that many other Singapore restaurants are using, chosen for its tender texture, fat content and rich flavour. Ginza Kamo Soba Kyudaime Keisuke (Holland Village)
The Thai Street Co
456 Alexandra Road, #01-06, Fragrance Empire Building, Singapore, 119962
Tel: +65 6266 8511
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm (Mon – Thurs), 9:00am – 5:00pm (Fri), Closed Sat, Sun
Modern Thai Eatery At Alexandra
At The Thai Street Co, you get Thai Street Food and North Eastern Issan Cuisine – known for usage of glutinous rice and chilli peppers in its dishes.
Recommended dishes included Tom Zap Spare Ribs Soup ($8.80), Chicken with Cashew Nut ($8.80), Olive Fried Rice ($7.80), Basil Pork ($7.80), Otah in Coconut Husk ($7.80), Sambal Kang Kong ($7.80), and Tom Yum Fried Noodles ($8.80).
It is where you can head down for modern Thai food at reasonable prices. It is just that the location is slightly off the way. The Thai Street Co (Alexandra)
One Bowl Man
Marina Bay Link Mall (Subterranean), 8A Marina Blvd, B2-67, Singapore 018984
Tel: +65 6509 9493
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun
Modern Style Wanton Noodles With XO Sauce
The store, resembling a typical ramen bar, serves up a modern rendition of Wanton Mee.
Its signature is the XO Wanton Mee with Char Siew ($7.80), with variations such as the XO Dumpling Mee with Char Siew ($8.50), Dang Gui Braised Beef Mee ($8.50), and Wanton Soup with Kailan ($8.80). There are ‘gourmet’ versions such as black garlic oil, added with Truffle Wantons.
The wholemeal mee kia was springy, dumplings reasonably plump and included with fresh prawns, with XO sauce made with dried shrimps and dried scallops. One Bowl Man (Marina Bay Link Mall)
[Closed] Garang Grill – Apex @ Henderson
201 Henderson Road, #01-06 Singapore 159545
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 6 – 10pm (Tue – Fri), 10am – 3:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Sat, Sun), Closed Mon
Grilled Meats With Singapore Flavours
Garang Grill is the offshoot of the popular New Ubin Seafood.
Main courses included USDA Prime Rib Eye ($90 for 500 grams, $55 for 250 grams), USDA Black Angus Beef Short Ribs ($72 for 600 grams, $45 for 300 grams), St Louis BBQ Pork Ribs ($28), New Zealand Lamb Cutlets ($28) and Lime Leaf Chicken ($26).
However, this Garang Grill unfortunately felt and tasted like a poorer sibling of the original. Perhaps also some tweaking of the menu is needed, to attract diners in the vicinity. Garang Grill (Apex @ Henderson)
Iron Supper Club
COO Boutique Hostel Sociatel, 259 Outram Road, Singapore 169056
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
Crackling Pork & Char Siew Donburi Bowls
Iron Supper Club took over Coo Bistro located within the Boutique Hostel. It is helmed by local celebrity chef Heman Tan, also known as “IronManChef” due to his active training in Ironman triathlete races.
Offerings include Signature Slow Braised Beef Brisket ($12.90), Signature Yuen Yang of Crackling Pork and Honey Char Siew ($12.90), Steam Barramundi Fillet with Soy Sauce ($10.90), Assorted Seafood with Hollandaise Sauce ($10.90), Crispy Crackling Pork ($8.90) and Pork Katsu Curry Don ($10.90).
The dishes are made to be rich in proteins coupled with carefully controlled carbohydrate portions. Iron Supper Club (Chinatown Point)
Mui Kee Congee Singapore 妹記生滾粥品
Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, #01-12. Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 67372422
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm Last Order 9.30am Daily
Hong Kong’s Famed Congee Shop Opening In Singapore At Orchard Shaw Centre
Slated to open on 26 March 2018 (Monday), the 50-seat restaurant takes over the space that was previously Caveau Bar.
Unlike the humble stall in Hong Kong where only congee is served, the Singapore outlet offers a full menu.
The expanded offerings include the Hong Kong-favourite of Pleated Steam Rice Noodles ($4.50– $5.50), served with an assortment of sweet and savoury accompaniments such as Fried Fritters ($4.50), Sakura Shrimps ($5.50) and Shredded Duck & Preserved Vegetable ($5.50).
Heartier noodle dishes come in the form of a selection of fish noodles, made using the same
stock as the congee. Slurp up delicious options such as a Sliced Parrot Fish Noodle ($9.80) and Hokkaido Scallops Noodle ($20).
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