Appears that May is the month for many Chinese restaurants. A Hong Kong style steam potting concept restaurant Steam Box is coming to Singapore, Imperial Treasure starts a new concept called Yi Dian Xin, and Ju Hao from Lavender Food Square returns.

For the cafe series, read: 15 New Cafes In Singapore May 2016

10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore May 2016 – Steam Box, Yi Dian Xin and More Dim Sum

CRAVE @ ION Orchard
Ion Orchard #B4-58/59, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6238 7181
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 9:30pm

CRAVE houses both the popular Adam Road Nasi Lemak by Selera Rasa, as well as the Amoy Street Teh Tarik by Rafee’s Corner in the same place.

Two local hawker delights in an upscale shopping mall? Why not?

A normal Nasi Lemak set would be between $4.90 and $5.90 (good to know it is still possible to get cheap and good food at Orchard), while a Royal Rumble with Chicken Wing, Bergedil and Kuning Fish is at $6.90. Top up $1 for Otah Otah.

Space is slightly cramped, good for takeaways. Crave (ION Orchard)

Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao 聚豪拉面小笼包
Novena Square 2 #01-47, 10 Sinaran Drive Singapore 307506 (Novena MRT)
Tel: +65 6352 0082
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

Remember Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao 聚豪拉面小笼包 from Lavender Food Square?

The stall used to be known for their Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao and The Beijing Zha Jiang La Mian, has worked in collaboration with Ministry of Food MOF – better known for their Japanese chain of restaurants.

Recommended are the “4 Heavenly Kings” – the Original Xiao Long Bao ($5.80 for 5 pieces, $8 for 8 pieces), Pan Fried Guo Tie ($6.00 for 6 pieces, $9.40 for 10 pieces) Steamed Cabbage Dumpling ($6.00 for 6 pieces, $9.50 for 10 pieces) and Egg Fried Rice ($6.80). Ju Hao (Novena Square 2)

Yi Dian Xin – Treasures by Imperial Treasure
290 Orchard Road, Paragon #B1-08 Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6262 3662
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm (Mon – Fri), 10.30am – 10.00pm (Sat – Sun)

Imperial Treasure introduces a new “Treasures Yi Dian Xin” concept restaurant, which serves up signature selections of the Group’s classic Chinese cuisine in a more contemporary setting to cater for a younger clientele.

Recommend dim sum dishes include Marcella Fungi Dumplings, Deep Fried Porcupine-Shaped Buns filled with Red Bean Paste, Crispy Stuffed Minced Prawns with Wasabi Mayonnaise and Crispy Mixed Fungus Spring Rolls.

Steam Box 蒸好食创意蒸汽火锅店
68 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555962
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm Tues – Sun (Closed Mon)

Steam Box is introducing Hong Kong’s hottest food trend “Steam-Potting” — a new way of enjoying steamboat — to Singaporeans.

Similar to a hot pot experience, all the ingredients are brought to the table raw. They are then freshly steamed (not boiled) before your eyes using the innovative culinary technique of high-speed steaming.

This is also one of the few places in Singapore to enjoy dim sum dishes that are steamed upon order at your table.

Hong Kong Wonton Noodle
Ion Orchard #B4-54, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801

Itacho Sushi has opened another Hong Kong Wonton Noodle shop at ION Orchard called, emm… Hong Kong Wonton Noodle.

The usual staples are available – Prawn Dumpling Noodle ($7.80 for both soup and dry), Stewed Beef Brisket Noodle, Dry Shrimp Seed Noodle ($6.80). We also spotted Chicken Feet with Mushroom ($7.80) and Pig’s Trotter in Red Fermented Beancurd Sauce Dry Noodle ($7.80).

No roasted meats anywhere on the menu, but there is congee now. I think the taste is better than before.

Nung Len
33 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228686
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 10:30pm

A hipster Thai restaurant that appears to have fair amount of support from the Thai community in Singapore, with quite brisk business.

Prices on the higher side, no air-con, but food appears to be quite authentic.

Recommended dishes include the Tom Yum Talay ($15), Kway Tiew Tom Yum Doran ($14) and Khapow Moo Sab ($12). I think can skip the Green Curry ($15) though.

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen
MyVillage @ Serangoon Garden, 1 Maju Avenue #02-07/8/9 Singapore 556679
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Chef Tan-San who is helming Hajime’s Kitchen was the founding Chef of Tampopo. Hajime uses fresh Nama ramen noodles which is slightly thicker and chewier, compared to Tampopo’s Kyushu ramen noodles.

The Tonkotsu broth is simmered over 12 hours in-house and not purchased from production factories, while imported pork from Japan is used for the quality and tenderness.

Ginza Kushi-Katsu
Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, #B1-47 Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6262 1304
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

Ginza Kushi Katsu at Paragon Orchard claims to be the first to serve Gyukatsu in Singapore, that means deep fried BEEF cutlet. I do see some restaurants in Japan serving it, but it is about time Singapore caught on the wave.

The beef fillet is only deep fried for 60 seconds at a high 210°C, which gives the beef cutlet a supposedly wonderful crispy crust while the meat remains medium rare within.

Though the quality may differ from what you get here, compared to in Japan. Reasonable, not the best. Ginza Kushi Katsu (Paragon Orchard)

Burger Joint Singapore
115 Amoy Street #01-03 Singapore 069935 (Entrance from the back on Gemmill Lane)
Tel: +65 6221 8648

Craving for a taste of some authentic NYC burgers? Some call this the “best burger in New York City”, the joint hidden behind the dark curtain in the atrium lobby of Le Parker Meridien Hotel.

The menu is no fuss, with a choice of Hamburger ($13.10) or Cheeseburger ($13.80), with grilled cheeses called “Cheeseburger, Hold the Burger” ($11.00) sides of Fries ($5.50), Milkshakes ($11.80), and Brownie ($4.80). Burger Joint Singapore (Amoy Street)

8 Sentosa Gateway #01-231/232, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269

CURATE at RWS is done in collaboration with the incoming Michelin Guide Singapore, where visiting Michelin-starred chefs from around the world showcase their culinary creations at a single place.

The inaugural edition of Art at Curate will feature three-star Italian Michelin chef, Massimiliano Alajmo.

Prices range from S$220++ (no wine pairing)/S$280++ (with wine pairing) for four-course lunch to S$380++ (no wine pairing)/S$480++ (with wine and champagne pairing) for eight-course dinner. Strictly by booking only.

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