10 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore December 2016 – Truffle Ramen, Wah Kee Prawn Noodles, Tendon Kohaku (One More)
Kanshoku Ramen Bar
ION Orchard #B3-18, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 8221
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last Order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Truffle Dry & Truffle Broth Ramen Going Strong
Kanshoku Ramen Bar is popular for being one of the first (and most successful) ramen shops in Singapore to introduce Truffle Ramen – in both dry and broth versions.
It has opened its 3rd branch at ION Orchard at #B3-18 (above MUJI).
As for the Truffle Ramen Dry ($16.90), some friends liked it precisely because the dish of hot, straight, thin noodles reminded them of Truffle Angel Hair Pasta (of this famous French restaurant), except that this is hot.
There is a balanced combination of kombu, shaved black truffle and truffle oil – when tossed would emit that light alluring aroma.
The current incarnation also included an onsen egg and torched caramelized charshu marinated in a slight sweetish sauce. Wonderful additions. Kanshoku Ramen Bar (ION Orchard)
Wah Kee Prawn Noodles
8 Raffles Avenue Esplanade Mall #01-13C Singapore 039802
Tel: +65 63279187
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 2:30pm Last Order 2pm, 5pm – 10:30pm Last Order 10pm (Sun – Thurs)
11:00am – 2:30pm Last Order 2pm, 5pm – 11:30pm Last Order 11pm (Fri, Sat, Eve PH)
Hawker Stall Sets Up 1st Ever Restaurant At The Esplanade
Popular prawn noodle stall Wah Kee from Pek Kio Food Centre has launched its first-ever 60-seater restaurant at Esplanade.
The mee kia is specially made for Wah Kee and all sauces are made in-house daily, using Wah Kee’s 65-year recipe.
Prices of the prawn noodles will remain affordable, going at just S$6 per bowl — just a S$1 increase from the Pek Kio stall’s.
For a more indulgence choice, get the Big Prawn Noodle priced at $20 which offers three gigantic prawns on a bed of noodle.
Wisma Atria #03-15 (near the taxi stand), 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877
Tel: +65 6734 8352
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (trucks start from 11am, last order 9:30pm)
1st Garden Themed Food Hall At Wisma Atria. ‘Chio’ With Big Space
Picnic is a 10,000 square feet space, with the 3 million dollar space designed like an urban park, providing 13 food trucks and stall, with food ordered “Marche” style.
Food wise, here are some of the stalls available:
– Ezo Hokkaido East – Japanese Curry ($17.50), Tempura Tendon, Butadon ($19)
– Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Southern Fried Chicken ($18), Korean Fried Chicken ($18), Har Cheong Gai ($19), Beer Battered Fish & Chips
– Le Coq Roti – French or Asian Roast Chicken ($50 for whole, $26 for half)
– Flour & Water – Pastas and Pizza ($14 – $19)
– Taiwan Signatures – Beef Noodles ($17), Lu Rou Fan ($14)
– Tikka Taco – Nonya Chicken Curry Prata Taco ($16), Signature Pork Belly Prata Taco ($16)
– Daebak – Ginger Soy Chicken or Spicy BBQ Pork Tacos ($16), Beef Bulgogi Ricebowl ($18)
– Rosti Haus – Japanese Rosti ($17), Korean Rosti ($18), Spanish Rosti ($18)
Picnic Singapore (Wisma Atria)
Block 17A Dempsey Road Singapore 249676
Tel: 1800 3042 288
Opening Hours: Lunch 12:00pm – 2:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Dinner 6pm – 9pm (Sun – Thurs), 6pm – 10:30pm (Fri, Sat, eve of PH)
World’s 1st and Only Michelin Starred Peranakan Restaurant
Candlenut Singapore is possibly the world’s 1st and only Michelin-starred Peranakan Restaurant.
The restaurant helmed by Chef Malcolm Lee has moved from New Bridge Road to COMO Dempsey.
Favourites from Candlenut’s signature Peranakan Ah-ma-kase dinner tasting menu – including the Red Lion Snapper Fillet with Black Green Mango Sambal and Ginger Flower ($28), and the King Tiger Prawn with Fresh Chilli Sambal and Charred Garlic Chives ($32) – are now available on the a la carte menu.
Diners can choose from more than 40 appetisers, mains and desserts from the a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, including Homemade Kueh Pie Tee ($12), Buah Keluak Wagyu Beef Short Ribs ($36).
For those who prefer to leave it to the chef, there’s an option for a 10-course tasting menu for dinner at $78. Candleut (Dempsey)
New Ubin Seafood
Lam Soon Industrial Building No. 63 Hillview Ave
(Hillview MRT, 15-20 min away. Bus numbers 176, 963, 970)
Opening Hours: 11am – 2pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Reserve Online Now – New Ubin Seafood
New Location At Hillview, Truly Singaporean Zhi Char Fare
New Ubin Seafood has moved out of its venue at Sing Ming Road, to Lam Soon Industrial Building No. 63 Hillview Avenue. As the NEW New Ubin Seafood is located at a “canteen” of the industrial building, it will also offer lunch time sets.
What I like about this place: The breath of its variety, even Masala Chicken, which reflects our unique Singapore culture.
You won’t find just the typical zi char dishes, but US Ribeye, Chocolate Alexander, Fish Roe Masala, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Satay Foie Gras, and BBQ Pork Collar among the top selling dishes.
However, I couldn’t help feel that the last location was more ‘kampong’, airier, and food just somehow tasted 10%-20% better. Perhaps the team is still getting used to the premises, and hope they can keep up with the consistency. New Ubin Seafood (Hillview Ave)
Birds Of A Feather
113 Amoy Street Singapore 069935
Tel: +65 6221 7449
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm Daily
Hipster Sichuan Food In A Restaurant Of Greenery
Birds Of A Feather is owned by the owners of Good Wood Coffee – a café chain at Chengdu.
The offerings are contemporary Western cuisine with a pronounced Sichuan influence, including lighter options such as Roasted Chicken & Avocado Salad with Szechuan pepper, Charcoal Roasted Romaine Lettuce with Fried Tofu Cheese Ball and Sesame dressing.
Or the intriguing sounding Tofu Burger with Mapo Meat Sauce ($22), Oriental Bolagnaise ($20) of angel hair pasta, pork ragout, onsen tamago which is interpreted from Cha Jiang Mian, and Birds Signature Burger ($30) of charcoal grilled beef patty, foie gras, cheddar, carmelised onion, with a chilli soy tapenade inspired by Szechuan Dou Pan Jiang. Birds Of A Feather (Amoy Street)
(Photo credit: @shauneeie)
Ash and Char
21 McCallum Street #01-03/04, The Clift, Singapore 069047 (Tanjong Pagar Green Line & Telok Ayer Blue Line)
Opening Hours: 11am –11pm (Mon – Thurs), 11am – 12am (Fri), 5pm – 10pm (Sat), Closed Sun
Charred and Smoked Food In A Modern Diner
Ash & Char is a gastrobar at McCallum Street, diagonally opposite Amoy Street Food Centre, specialising in Modern Asian cuisine.
The name is derived from the techniques applied to the cooking, mostly charring and grilling.
Some of the recommended dishes include The Vegan ($14++), a grain bowl consisting of freekah, charred sugar snap peas, white miso hummus, pickled beetroot, roasted cauliflower, crispy kale, garnished with mixed seeds; and Tom Yum Seafood Pasta ($19++) which features linguine in creamy tomyum sauce, accompanied by a mix of mussels and squids, topped with grilled prawns. Ash & Char (McCallum Street)
115 King George’s Avenue Singapore 208561
Tel: +65 8459 9893
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Tues – Sat)
“Singapore’s First Adults Only Dessert Shop” With A SECRET Location
The exact location is *A SECRET*
This is according to its website, ”If you are looking for the Little Bastard, know that he is said to hide out at The Refinery Singapore along 115 King George’s Ave, above a secret stairwell and is only allowed to play after dark. “
The menu is printed “WTF”, which means “Where’s The Food” (yeah, right), serving sharing items such as Swee Kueh ($12++), You He ($14++ grilled squid), Bone & Marrow ($18++), Pok Pok ($15++ fried chicken bites), and Beef Tartare ($20++).
Signatures include Duck Confit Penyet ($20++), Kaeng Phet Mu ($24++, 14 Hour Sous Vide Iberico Pork Collar with Thai Red Curry), Shadow Leg ($24) and Duroc Pork LuRouFan ($18++). Little Bastard (King George’s Avenue)
Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant
104 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603 (Junction of Jln Jurong Kechil & Toh Yi Drive, Beauty World MRT Station Downtown Line)
Tel: +65 6463 3461
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm last Order 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
DIY Okonomiyaki In Singapore, Osaka Style
Ajiya is a DIY, customisable Okonomiyaki restaurant at Bukit Timah (Jalan Jurong Kechil, somewhere near Lor Kilat) where you can try your hands at making your own okonomiyaki and saucing it according to your creativity.
At Ajiya, customers get to sit around a teppan counter, cook and flip their own Okonomiyaki. However, you can always request for the more experienced service staff to do so.
Price is at $11 to $14. Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant (Jalan Jurong Kechil)
64 Circular Road #01-01 Singapore 049418
Tel: +65 6211 8311
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 4:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat, Sun
Popular Japanese Tendon Opens 2nd Branch At Boat Quay
Long queued Tendon Kohaku from Suntec’s Eat At Seven will be opening its 2nd branch at Circular Road.
Kohaku specialises in Edomae Tendon, where bowls of Hokkaido rice piled with tempura drizzled in a specially made sauce are served. So, so good.
The options are straight forward – the signature Kohaku Tendon ($15), Vegetable Tendon ($14), Spicy Flavour ($15) and Vegetable Spicy Flavour ($14).
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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary