Finding great new food places to venture? The hotzone for new openings in Singapore for April is definitely Keong Siak and Tanjong Pagar, with Banana Tree, Neon Pigeon, Working Capitol and strangely named Lollapalooza opening their firsts there.

Talking about strange names, nothing can really beat FYR Cycene Ond Drinc. What? This is pronounced as as ‘FIRE Kitchen And Drink’. Trying too hard or what?

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Waterfall Ristorante Italiano
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Level One, Garden Wing. 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm Lunch, 6pm – 10:30pm Dinner (Mon-Sun)
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The revamp of Waterfall Ristorante Italiano at Shangri-La Hotel is in line with the appointment of Chef De Cuisine Chef Marco De Vincentis who specialises in Southern Italian cuisine. Of all the dishes presented, the pasta items were also my personal favourite, especially the Tagliolini Al Pesto Siciliano ($22) – long flat ribbon pasta with ricotta cheese, pine nut, basil and roasted almond. Other than the a la carte menu, Waterfall’s Antipasti Semi-Buffet Lunch features a rotating menu of freshly baked bread, daily fish special, cold cuts, cheeses, salads, fresh seafood, live pasta and meat carving stations, pizza-station and gelato. (Waterfall Ristorante Italiano Shangri-La Hotel)

House of Peranakan Petit
42 Eng Hoon Street (Tiong Bahru Estate), Singapore 169785
Tel: +65 6222 1719
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm, Closed Tues

House of Peranakan Cuisine opened this petit restaurant at Tiong Bahru estate as fans requested for another branch closer to the West. Peranakan favourites can be found on its menu: Ngoh Hiang ($12), Otak Otak ($12), Itek Tim ($10), Garam Assam Fish ($18), Ayam Buah Keluak ($18), Itek Sioh ($18), and Babi Ponteh ($16). We liked most of the dishes. Nothing overly fanciful, still delicious, even heart-warming as the meal felt like a home-cooked one. (Read: House Of Peranakan Petit Tiong Bahru)

Brothers Ramen
10 Anson Road, International Plaza #01-20 Singapore 079903 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 8:30pm (Mon-Sat), Opened PH, Closed Sun

Run by hunky brothers Cai Weili and Weisheng, the Japanese ramen shop which used to be called Homebaked Dough located at a coffeeshop within Tanjong Pagar Plaza, found a new location at nearby International Plaza. This time, a restaurant with a self-service vending machine. Selection available included Brothers Ramen ($12.90), Chicken Ramen ($12.90), Spicy Ramen ($13.90), Chashu Ramen ($14.90) and the Supermen ($16.90) which would come with more pieces of pork chashu. The recipe is changed though. (Read: Brothers Ramen International Plaza)

IPPUDO SG @ Shaw Centre
1 Scotts Road, #04-22/23 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 6235 2547
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm (last order for ramen at 9.30pm, last order for sides at 9.00pm)

One more Ippudo at the Orchard Road belt. The ramen exclusive to the Shaw Centre branch is the Tan Tan Tonkotsu ($16), with Japanese sesame paste blended with their signature tonkotsu broth, topped with spicy minced pork miso, pork loin chashu and coriander. The broth is spicy but not overly, with a touch of zest from the fresh lemon. (Read: Ippudo SG Shaw Centre)

Skinny Salads
#01-03 100AM Shopping Mall, 100 Tras Street, Singapore 079027 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 64442136
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon-Sun)

The Spa Espirit group has always been known for working with the right partners, this time with New Zealander celebrity chef Philip Davenport who appeared on The Toque 12. Eight salad and seven wraps varieties are available, with flavours inspired from Europe and Asian countries of Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. Thus, you would find rather different Green Papaya and Snake Beans ($9) with Nahm Jin (Thai dipping sauce) dressing, Cabbage with Nouc Cham dressing ($9) and Soba & Watercress ($11.50). (Read: Skinny Salads Tanjong Pagar)

Neon Pigeon
1 Keong Saik Street, #01-03 Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon-Sat)

Neon Pigeon seemed promising, reminding me of those certain types of hipster social houses from Hong Kong, in particular Yardbird – because they both served modern Japanese Izakaya style food and feature fowls in their names. Australian chef Justin Hammond who was previously from Gingerboy in Melbourne, helmed the kitchen. The menu was divided into Birdfeed (tapas sized starters), Miso Soup, Vegetables, Seafood, Meat & Poultry and Rice. Price range from $8 to $18 for a single portion, and an ordering guide would be 6-8 small plates for 2 pax. (Read: Neon Pigeon Keong Siak)

1A Keong Saik Road Singapore 089109
Tel: +65 6221 3538
Opening Hours: Lunch (coming soon): 11:45am to 2pm, Dinner: 6pm to 11pm

Just next door to Neon Pigeon, the team from Lolla at Ang Siang set up this produce-centric restaurant where the menu changes all the time. There are no entrees or main courses. Signature items include Flatbread ($8-$16), Braised Tuna Eye with Salsa Verde ($44), Dog Cockle Tartare ($30) and Wagyu Ribeye Cap ($55). With these prices, be prepared to spend a small bomb.

(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan>

FYR Cycene Ond Drinc
19 Boon Tat Street Singapore 069619
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 11pm (Sat), 9am – 4pm (Sun)

How do you even pronounce this? Fire it is. Main courses and desserts are whipped up using Josper Charcoal Oven. And lychee wood, which gives the dishes a smoky note. Recommended items from them include Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters (S$15), Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days ($32), as well as Baked Pistachio Melt & Pandan Ice Cream (S$10).

Oka Sushi Bar
Block 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-108 Singapore 081007 (On Craig Road)
Tel: +65 6635 7309, 9853 9657
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 11pm

While Tanjong Pagar is already flooded with Japanese ramen shops and Korean bars, this is a Japanese restaurant bar which serves bento boxes, hand-rolls and sushi sets. We were not overly impressed with our Yakiniku Beef ($10.80 for dine-in, $8.80 for takeaway) as the components were overly salty. Service was prompt though, and they probably need some time to fine-tune their processes.

333 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427588
Opening Hours: 6pm-11pm (Mon-Thurs), 6pm-12am (Fri), 11am-3pm, 6-11pm (Fri-Sat)

A Brazilian barbecue restaurant concept, where “Braseiro” is the Portuguese name for “Brazier” – the ancestor of the barbecue. Main courses are all priced at $19.90, from a selection of beef steak, skewers, roasted chicken and the speciality of the month. Handmade French fries and fresh salad are available, unlimited.

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  1. Hello Daniel, Lolla is located at 22 Ann Siang Road. And the ‘Braised tuna eye with salsa verde’ is $44. Thanks!

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