A pity Asia Square is located slightly off for me. I tend to avoid Raffles Place, but it has become one of the hottest lunch spot for CBD workers. With the opening up of Tower 2, its Food Garden has welcomed 8 new tenants, some of which has set food in Singapore for the first time.

A delight for fans. Soup Stock Tokyo from Japan and Guzman y Gomez from Australia have opened their first-ever overseas outlets in the Asia Square Food Garden.

You can also find other international and local names – Ippudo Ramen Express (I wonder how many would know that), Artisan Boulangerie Co., La Cantine by Bruno Ménard, Marché Mövenpick, Tatsu Sushi, 180˚ Rotisserie, Chaitime, House of Noodle, Makan Padang and P.L.T. Sandwiches. Many of which are not the usual suspects you would see in other food courts.

Here are 5 new F&B outlets you can look forward to at Asia Square.

180˚ Rotisserie
Local celebrity chef Eric Teo would be a familiar face if you watch Channel 8’s food programmes. He has teamed up with the people behind the popular Wheat Baumkuchen to helm this rotisserie shop. Their roasted sakura chicken with their own in-house sauce (try the Chicken Old Bay) is tender-licious and juicy, giving other established chicken brands a run for their money. A set with quarter chicken and grilled vegetables is at an affordable $9.80.

Soup Stock Tokyo
My favourite soup shop from Japan has opened its first overseas outlet at Singapore. Wow. Finally, another soup place (and not just Soup Spoon). The popular order is the half-and-half where you can two different soups in a set with bread or rice. Some of my personal recommendations are the Hokkaido Crab Bisque, Tokyo Borsch, and Hokkaido Pumpkin Potage. However, at $14.00 per set, this is considered pricey (to me) for just having soup for lunch. And it is more expensive than Tokyo! (Read: Soup Stock Tokyo)

Guzman y Gomez
Strange than Mexican food generally do not do well in Singapore, but Guzman y Gomez has been attracting a steady queue since its opening last year. Try the Burrito with Grilled Chicken in GYG’s Guerrero marinade with Pico de Gallo salsa and Roasted Tomato Salsa. The Corn Chip serves as a light snack (to munch in office) and I looooove the Guacamole sauce.

Tatsu Sushi & Teppenyaki
If you think Food Garden is just another food court, well, they are actually some restaurants housed within. One of which is Tatsu Sushi & Teppenyaki, a combination of two concepts, originally from CHIJMES. Their raw fish is air-flown from Japan 4 times a week to ensure utmost freshness. Both the Crayfish in Yuzukosho Mayo and Beef in Foie Gras Sauce are simply oishii. Watching a teppanyaki ‘performance’ also makes lunch more entertaining.

Tao Seafood Asia
I couldn’t imagine that there could be a seafood restaurant hidden within here, but yes. And it is the first ever outlet of Tao. Enjoy some of the typical zi char fare, or chilli and pepper crab. If you are rushing for the next meeting, a shelled Chilli Crab Claw with deep fried Mantou ($18) is available, though I wished it was more succulent. The sauce is not too spicy, and slants towards being sweet and ketchup-y.

Asia Square Food Garden
Asia Square Tower 1 and Tower 2, Level 2 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (closed weekends and public holidays)

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