The November and December periods have typically been exciting months – for F&B introducing new menus and promotions for the Christmas period, and NEW restaurant openings.

These are just some of the new restaurant openings in Singapore – Tsuta Ramen (Pacific Plaza, Orchard), Talay Thai (Clarke Quay), VLV (Clarke Quay), Red Tail (ALSO Clarke Quay), Upper Place (Wangz Hotel, Outram Road), FOC Sentosa (Tanjong Beach Walk), The Disgruntled Brasserie (Ann Siang), Phat Cat Laundary (Jiak Chuan Road, near Keong Siak), Bourbon Street (Club Street).

For the cafes entry, read 12 New Cafes In Singapore November 2016

There are many examples of local eateries and restaurants going BIG. Michelin starred stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle will be opening a restaurant at Smith Street and going international; Paradise Group relocated Seafood Paradise to swanky Marina Bay Sands; Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh opening at Raffles City and Ngee Ann City.

12 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore November 2016 – Local Restaurants Go BIG

Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle 香港油雞飯麵
78 Smith Street Singapore 059872

Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, the “Cheapest Michelin Starred food in the world” has partnered with Hersing Culinary for global expansion plans.

The NEW 80-seater quick service restaurant will open at 78 Smith Street Chinatown on 18th November (Friday), which will serve the same soya sauce and noodle dishes.

4 signature dishes will be served, along with some new complementary items. Prices still remain very affordable, considering this is an air-conditioned eatery, with a Soya Sauce Chicken Rice priced at SGD$3.80 (USD$2.70). Liao Fan Michelin Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken (Smith Street)

Seafood Paradise
10, Bayfront Avenue, #02-03, Level 2 Dining
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 7051
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 330pm Last Order 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 11:00pm Last Order 10:30pm

Seafood Paradise was the first restaurant launched by the local Paradise Group, and has recently moved to Marina Bay Sands Level 2 dining area.

My favourite of the dishes tried was still the Singapore style Chilli Crab, boosting a thick sauce all spicy, sweet, savoury at the same time. Crab meat was fresh and succulent.

Other crowd favourites are Creamy Butter Crab topped with Coconut Crumbs and Wok-fried Bee Hoon with Sri Lankan Crab.

Otto’s Deli Fresh
Raffles @ Holland Village #02-01, 118 Holland Avenue Singapore 278990 (Holland Village MRT)
Tel +65 6694 3291
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily

The man behind Otto’s Deli Fresh Swiss-born Chef Otto Weibel, a veteran chef with more than 40 years of experience, including being Director of Kitchens at The Stamford & Fairmont in Singapore.

Located at the relatively new Raffles @ Holland Village, the chef’s own personal favourites include Grilled Fremantle Octopus Salad ($17), Bircher Muesli ($6), Beef Stroganoff Fettuccine ($17), Pressed Beef Steak Ciabatta ($20), and Braised Beef Cheeks ($26).

The deli section sells a curated selection of meats such as Japanese Kobe Beef, and Brenton Beef and Dorper Lamb from Australia; Irish Ostra Regal and NZ Kaipara oysters, and Hokkaido scallops; French and Swiss cheeses; olive oils from Greece and Portugal, amongst others.

6 Beach Road, South Beach Avenue, B1-23 Singapore 189768 (Esplanade MRT Exit F)
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Fasta is a fusion pasta cafe located in South Beach Avenue, one of the first few eateries to open at this new lifestyle destination.

Fast + Pasta = Fasta. Get it?

There are two menus: Warm Bowls and Cold Bowls, and the recommended are the Scallop Wallop Pasta ($10.50), Shio Ba Mee ($9.00), Chickinaki ($9.00) and cold pastas of Smokey Quacky Ducky ($8.50) and Unbelievable ($8.00).

You choose from a range of pastas, grains, meats and sides to create your own fun Fasta bowl. Fasta (South Beach Avenue)

Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant
1 Keong Saik Road #01-01 Singapore 089109
Tel: +65 6222 0678
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am – 3:00pm Last order 2:30pm,
Dinner 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat, PH), Closed Sun

Singapore must be Chef Teppei Yamashita’s lucky land. After opening up Teppei Japanese Restaurant at Orchid Hotel serving affordable omakase sets, his food ‘empire’ has spread wide with Hanare, Syokudo, and Daidokoro concepts.

The group has just opened Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant at Keong Saik Road.

Chef Nakagawa, who had been working in a Mikawa Unagi shop for more than 20 years, will cut the unagi live in front of diners. I repeat, CUT THE UNAGI LIVE. In front of you.

The offerings at Man Man include Una Tama Don ($18.60+) – Unagi & Tamagoyaki on Rice; and Hitsumabushi ($26.80+) – Unagi Don with Spices & Dashi. No service charge. Only GST. Man Man (Keong Saik Road)

Talay Kata
Orchard Central, #08-04/05, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm (Sat-Sun)

Talay Kata means “seafood” and “skillet” in Thai respectively. This is a Mookata buffet restaurant concept at Orchard Central Level 8, same floor as Som Tam (also by the The Jus Delish Group).

Buffets are priced at $18.80 (weekday lunch), $28.80 (weekday dinner), $27.80 (weekend lunch), $33.80 (weekend dinner).

The highlight of the food selection is probably the selection of seafood: Crayfish, Shishamo, King Crab, Mud Crab and Japanese Scallops.

Talay Kata is probably the first local mookata restaurant to offer Salted Egg soup broth (simi food also salted egg yolk). Talay Kata (Orchard Central)

8 Korean BBQ
1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre, #04-20/21, Singapore 228208
Tel: +65 9018 9212
Opening Hours: 1130am – 230pm, last order at 2pm; 530pm – 1030pm, last order at 10pm (Mon – Fri) 1130am – 1030pm (Sat – Sun)

8 Korean BBQ at Clarke Quay Central has opened another branch at Shaw Centre.

Their signature is the Hungarian Mangalitsa Pork Belly, where you can savour 8 different flavours of this pork – Original, wine, ginseng, garlic, herb, curry, miso, and red pepper paste.

Other than the 8 Colours Set ($98, good for 3-4 pax), there are the 4 Colours Set ($58, good for 2 pax), Kimcheese Fried Rice ($20) and Big Hog Plate ($45) which are recommended.

Service was prompt and personable. I tried the Army Stew ($24), which was diluted, and I think you could save some money and calories there.

Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh
Raffles City #B1-44B, 252 North Bridge Road Singapore 179103
Tel: +65 6264 7066
391 Orchard Road, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, #B2-32 Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872

Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh is going places, recently opened downtown at both Raffles City and Takashimaya Shopping Centre basements.

The signatures are the Prime Cut Ribs ($10.50), Ribs ($7.70) with other combinations such as Kidney Soup ($7.70), Mee Sua with Minced Pork Ball ($8.80), Intestine Soup ($7.50) and Stomach Soup ($7.50).

It is inevitable that when a shop is set up in the city, the menu would be diversified to cater to families and larger groups. Bak Kut Teh was overall acceptable, though not as consistent as the original. Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh (Raffles City)

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee, KL 传统辣椒板面
476 MacPherson Road Singapore 368191 (Opp Stamford Tyres Motor)
Tel: +65 9052 0555 (for ordering takeaway)
Opening Hours: 11am to 7pm (last order 630pm)

Kin Kin Chilli Pan Mee in Singapore has found a new competitor just down the road, on 476 MacPherson Road (somewhere near Boon Tong Kee, opposite Stamford Tyres Motor).

KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee sounds similar to Kin Kin, and offerings are more or less the same.

The highlight to me was the fried chilli flakes, which were indeed terrifically spicy, and gave a needed shiokness to the Ban Mee.

Personal preference, I wished that the noodles could have been cooked with more springy-bite, ie more QQ. KL Traditional Chilli Ban Mee (MacPherson)

Yentafo Kruengsonge
Orchard Cineleisure #02-06A/B 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

Yentafo Kruengsonge, which has 28 outlets in Bangkok and 2 in Laos, has opened their flagship store in Singapore at Orchard Cineleisure.

This is probably the first “Yen Ta Fo” pink noodle specialty shop in Singapore, a popular Thai noodle dish added with fermented soybean paste.

The signature Yentafo Kruengsonge ($6.50, $8.50) comes in dry and soup versions with 3 levels of spiciness.

Basil Thai Kitchen
Paragon #B1-45/46, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6836 8417
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Daily

Basil Thai Kitchen is under the same parent-company of ThaiExpress chain of restaurants and Yentafo Kruengsonge at Orchard Cineleisure.

Headed by Iron Chef Thailand, Chumpol Jangprai, the restaurant serves up familiar Thai staples such as Phad Thai Seafood ($11.90), Tom Yum Soup with Mushrooms ($8.90), Basil & Chill Chicken Rice ($11.90), Green Curry Chicken ($11.90) and Pineapple Fried Rice ($11.90).

Kam’s Roast Singapore
9 Scotts Road, #01-04/05/06/07, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210

(open for business on Saturday, 19 November 2016 at 1pm)

Kam’s Roast outlet will open in Singapore, at 9 Scotts Road Pacific Plaza. Well, next to Tsuta Ramen.

However, Roast Ducks instead of Goose will be sold instead.

That is because their goose supplies from China cannot be imported in Singapore.

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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan @stormscape.


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