Punggol residents can look forward to container eateries to be opened at Tebing Lane, great for weekends with the family.
Here are 20 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore February 2017 (If there is a blue link behind the summary, click on it for a more detailed writeup.)
DANRO Japanese Collagen Hotpot Buffet – Orchard
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #B1-08/09, 8 Grange Road Singapore 239695
Tel: +65 6262 6103
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm (Sun – Thurs, PH), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Eve of PH), 11:30am – 11:00pm (Fri – Sat)
(Buffet Lunch timings during weekdays end at 5:30pm.)
Japanese COLLAGEN Hot Pot BUFFET At Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
You can expect hotpot buffets starting from $15.90++ for weekday lunch and $24.90++ for dinners, with a collagen soup base at an additional top-up of $2 (ie $17.90++, $26.90++).
Students aged 18 and below (with student card) get to enjoy the buffet lunch at a Student Promo Price of $12.90++ (T&C apply). Such a value-for-money price.
There are 9 types of soup bases to choose from – Chicken Collagen, Pork Garlic Collagen, Chicken Collagen Spicy, Pork Garlic Spicy and Herbal Collagen. If you are a first timer to DANRO, I would suggest you stick to the basic flavours of Chicken or Pork Garlic Collagen which are the safer choices. Danro (Cathay Cineleisure Orchard)
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
Great World City, #01-37, 1 Kim Seng Promenade , Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 6235 6008
Opening Hours: Lunch 11.00am – 3.00pm, Dinner 6.00pm – 11.00pm Daily
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant At Great World City
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant somehow has been known to be more expensive, and also of better quality than the average Chinese steamboat restaurant.
With an outlet at ION Orchard (they closed the Triple One branch), the group has recently opened a new branch at Great World City Level 1 (next to Toys “R” Us).
Its strengths include a diverse selection of soup bases such as the popular Sichuan spicy soup and rich Ginseng chicken soup.
Set menus are available for 2 or 4 pax, with prices at $98.00++ and $118.00++ for 2, and $188.00++ and $248.00++ for 4. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant (Great World City)
Beauty In The Pot – The Centrepoint
The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road #05-15/16 Singapore 238843 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 62353557
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 6:00am Daily
Outlet At Centrepoint, Opens Till 6am, 4 Soup Bases In One Pot
Beauty In The Pot by Paradise Group has opened a NEW outlet at The Centrepoint, which is really in the heart of Orchard.
The good news is, the hotpot restaurant opens till 6am.
On top of the 2 signature broths of Beauty Collagen Broth and Pork Bone Soup offered at the Beauty In The Pot OneKM Mall outlet, there are 4 new soup bases – Longevity Wild Pine Mushroom Broth (Vegetarian), Cooling Coconut Broth, Herbal Drunken Chicken Broth and Vitamin C Tomato Sweet Corn Broth.
The soup pot comes in single, twin and quart pot. Note: Can be very, very, very difficult to call through to make a reservation. Maybe you gotta really come at 3am. LOL Beauty In The Pot (The Centrepoint)
JB Ah Meng
534 Geylang Road Lor 30 Singapore 389490
Tel: +65 6741 2418
Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 2:30am
NEW Location At Geylang Lor 30, Same Good White Pepper Crab and Salted Egg Prawn Roll
Popular Singapore zi char restaurant JB Ah Meng has move from Geylang Lor 23 to Geylang Lor 30.
Gone are the seating area at a dingy back alley where you may not be able to see your food clearly (and have to feed mosquitoes), to a bright, white-lighted corner coffeeshop that is more spacious and comfortable.
If you are curious, yes, the prices remain the same. Still as ‘chaotic’. LOL
JB Ah Meng recommended dishes: JB San Lou Meehoon, White Pepper Crab, Salted Egg Prawn Roll, 3 Delicacy Beancurd. If you are a first timer here, you should order at least one of the above. JB Ah Meng (Geylang)
The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay Singapore 169628
Tel: +65 6828 0000
Opening Hours: Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm Last order 2.30pm, Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Last order 10:00pm
Updated Local Classics At The Warehouse Hotel
PO at newly restored The Wardhouse Hotel at Havelock Road, can be considered a tribute to food from our “Popo” – an affectionate way we call our grannies. Chef Willin Low is consultant to the restaurant.
Food served includes family-style dishes inspired by grannies’ recipes, and humble local classics which are given an updated twist.
The highlight at PO is interestingly the POpiah, which Willin said he ‘pursued’ a granny so hard till he got a glimpse of her secret recipe.
Popiah skin is specially ordered from Kway Guan Huat, a 3rd generation family business at Joo Chiat.
The Popiah comes in options of Classic Platter ($28), a more luxurious Prawn Platter ($38) featuring fresh tiger prawns, and Fresh Flower Crab Platter ($58) with handpicked crabmeat. I know it is expensive for DIY Popiah. PO (Warehouse Hotel)
Tanjong Pagar Centre, 7 Wallich Street #01-04 Singapore 078884 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Tel: +65 6386 8561
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2:00pm, 5.30pm-10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Last Order 10pm (Mon – Sat) Last order 9pm (Sun)
Maguro Speciality Donburi And Sashimi Restaurant at Tanjong Pagar Centre
Kuro Maguro, which translates to “bluefin tuna”, is sister restaurant to Maguro Donya Miuramisakikou Sushi & Dining
The brand uses the technique called ‘super frozen’ to freeze its maguro at minus 60 degrees Celsius, and also ships the freshest maguro from the trawler directly, and hence is able to keep prices competitive.
Lunch focuses on 18 different donburi, with options such as Otoro Meshi ($32.80), which features marbled tuna belly; Salmon Oyako Meshi (S$20.80) with salmon chunks and juicy roe; Salmon Toro Aburi Meshi ($24.80) in which salmon is flame-seared upon serving. Kuro Maguro (Tanjong Pagar Centre)
Kuro-Obi Marina Bay Sands
Bayfront Avenue #B2-54/55 Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972 (beside Skating Rink and Rasapura)
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 11:00pm (Sun – Thurs, PH), 10:30am – 11:30pm (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)
Ippudo Launches Chicken Ramen Takeaway Concept At Marina Bay Sands
Kuro-Obi was first launched in New York, and this Singapore MBS outlet is its first overseas foray.
The signature is the Kuro Obi Original ($12) which comes in a takeaway bowl, with a creamy chicken broth base served with chicken chashu, diced onion, spinach, seaweed and egg. Can be a tad salty.
Other variants include Aka-Obi ($10) mixed in with spicy miso pasta, Cha Obi ($9) which has a vegetable shoyu broth, and Shiro-Obi ($8) – the original with no egg and seaweed. Kuro Obi (Marina Bay Sands)
Tokyo Chopped Salad
9 Raffles Boulevard #01-102, Millenia Walk Singapore 039596
Tel: +6817 5718
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
1st Japanese Chopped Salad Shop In Singapore, Opened By Teppei
Tokyo Chopped Salad at Millenia Walk is Singapore’s 1st Japanese chopped salad concept store.
How this salad defers from the typical ones is that all the ingredients are chopped up before serving in a bowl, making consumption with just a spoon much easier.
5 types of chopped signature salads are currently available – Mentai Teriyaki Chicken ($13.80), Corocoro Shrimp Tofu Salad ($12.80), Premium Beef Tataki ($14.80), Healthy Avocado Mushroom ($11.90) and Soft Shell Crab Oishii Salad ($16.80).
Unfortunately, waiting time can be very, very long during peak lunch hour. Chopping needed time. Tokyo Chopped Salad (Millenia Walk)
Don Meijin 丼名人
Ramen Champion Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street, #04-10, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm Daily
Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon At Bugis+
Don Meijin 丼名人 is a donburi eatery added to the Ramen Champion fleet at Bugis+, located at Level 4.
The eatery offers a couple of donburi items, including Tendon ($13.80), Roast Beef Don ($18.80), Pork Shogayaki Don ($12.80), Jumbo Chicken Katsu Don ($13.80) and a most intriguing Spicy Chilli Crab Tendon ($14.80).
Chilli Crab Tendon may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or bowl) as it distracts from the original taste of the tendon, but can be a novelty try. Don Mejin (Bugist+)
BAP Korean Food
321 Alexandra Road, Alexandra Central Mall #01-01, Singapore 169971
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Korean Food ‘Chap Chye Peng’ Style At Alexandra Central
BAP Korean Food is not the typical Korean eatery found in Singapore, selling Korean Food ‘chap chye peng’ style at Alexandra Central.
A meal of 3 vegetables with rice would have set you back by $9.50, while 3 meats with rice is priced at $15.00. An additional vegetable dish cost $2.50, and meat at $4.50.
Cooked food choices include Spicy Pork, Pork Bulgogi, Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Sauce, Stir-Fried Egg Plant, Seasoned Spinach with Tofu, Stir-Fried Fishcake and Stir-Fried Spicy Squid. Real Koreans serving this when I was there. BAP Korean Food (Alexandra Central
One Night Only
397 River Valley Road, Singapore 248292
Tel: +65 6235 1248
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm (Tues – Fri), 9am – 10pm (Sat, Sun, PH), Closed Mon
American Style Diner In Singapore
One Night Only is an American diner serving all-day breakfast, diner classics and comfort food.
The signature items include Chicken-fried steak ($27), Nashville hot chicken ($21), and Maple Bacon Pancakes ($16.50).
There is a Build Your Own Breakfast (BYOB) option where you can choose components of eggs, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash and brioche toast from between $3 to $6 per item. One Night Only (River Valley)
City Square Mall #02-37/38, 180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539
Tel: +65 6909 0568
Affordable bistro at City Square Mall
New-to-market restaurant MEET at City Square Mall is inspired by French and Japanese cuisine. It carries a wide range of lunch selections, premium beef cuts, tapas and artisan beer, with space suitable for communal dining with family and friends.
You may be surprised at its pricing, not as expensive as I would have imagined, with most of the mains below $20.
Expect Braised Pork Trotter with Angel Hair Pasta ($12), 6 Hours Braised Beef Cheek with Somen, Ginger and Roasted Sesame Seed ($15), Pulled Beef Bourguignon Gratin ($16), Caramelised Miso Pork Belly ($15), and Salmon Fricassee ($15).
Hansul Korean Dining Bar
21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-05, Singapore 088444
Opening Hours: 5pm – 6am Daily
Experience Hwaro Charcoal Grill In Singapore
In Korean, Hansul means to bottoms up or drink up. The name of Hansul Korean Dining Bar at 21 Tanjong Pagar Road is befitting, offering a wide selection of over 60 kinds of Makgeolli, Cheongju, Soju and Cocktails from different parts of Korea.
How Hansul differentiates itself from the rest, is by using mini Hwaro Grill (stone pot and charcoal) available on each table to barbecue skewers. And it is opened till 6am Daily!
The signature of grilled skewers comes in 2 skewers each. However, a minimum purchase of 5 items is required.
Priced between $2 and $8, my favourite was the Pork Belly Wrapped with Cheese Rice Cakes ($4), and Mackerel ($6). Hansul Korean Dining Bar (Tanjong Pagar)
Havelock II, 2 Havelock Road, #01-03, Singapore 059763
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Korean Beef Noodles Specialty Restaurant Opens At Havelock II Mall
The external outlook of DaeJon House at Havelock II Mall is designed like a traditional Korean house, while the interior brings us nostalgic memories of the 1980s Korea.
The main focus is on their signature dishes: Korean Beef Noodles ($12.90) that comes in with Spicy or Non- spicy soup broth, Army Noodles ($12.90), Army Stew ($24.90/ $34.90) and Spicy/Non- spicy Korean Beef Hot-Pot ($24.90/ $34.90).
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House
Plaza Singapura #B2-47, 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 9181 3038
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Last order: 9.30pm (Sun – Thurs), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), Last Order 10:00pm
Korean Street Food & Bingsoo
Patbingsoo Korean Dining House at Plaza Singapura understands what will make its target diners (possibly the youths) tick, by serving trendy dishes matched with instagrammable food.
So bring on the cheese and the bingsu.
Expect Cheese Tteokkochi ($17.90), Rolling Cheese Chicken Wings ($22.90), Kimbab ($9.90), House Special Ramyeon ($11.90), Seafood Sundubu Pasta ($13.90), Tteok Carbonara ($12.90), Cheese Kimchi Fried Rice ($9.90), Beef and Chips ($12.90), and Bibimbap ($11.90).
Nanjing Impressions 南京大牌档
Plaza Singapura, #04-46 to 51, 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6352 7877
Opening Hours: 11am – 10am Daily
Popular Chinese Restaurant At Plaza Singapura
Founded in 1994, it is lauded as one of the must-visit restaurants in China, with about 40 outlets around the country.
The interior was impressive, designed like an olden tea house with hundreds of hanging lanterns (You could imagine Gong Li hanging them), attention was paid to details down to every bowl and plate.
Some of the recommended dishes include Jinling Roast Duck ($16.80, $32.00, $62.00), Jinling Salted Duck ($16.00, $32.00, $62.00), Poached ‘Lion’s Head’ Meatball ($13.80 per portion), Heritage Roast Duck Claypot with Beancurd ($13.80 per portion), Beef Brisket and Vermicelli Claypot ($16.80 per portion), Crisp fried Baby Pomfret with Plum Sauce ($9.80 each), Honey-glazed Lotus Root ($12.80 per portion), and Braised Pork Shank ($28.00 per portion). Nanjing Impressions (Plaza Sing)
Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House
313 Orchard Road #B3-10 313@Somerset Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Soto Betawi, Mie Ayam Jamur, Roti Bakar In The Heart Of Orchard
Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House at 313 @ Somerset is supposedly the 1st Indonesian Restaurant in Singapore that focuses on Indonesian soups and street snacks.
Through combining their soups with the “Warung” (Indonesian street eatery) concept and iconic logo of “Kentongan”, they hope to present authentic tastes of Indonesia.
The menu focused on soups, and therefore you would find a variety such as Soto Betawi ($8.80 Jakarta Beef Soup), Soto Madura ($8.80), Sop Buntut ($9.50 Oxtail Soup), Sota Ayam ($7.80 Javanese Chicken Soup) and Soto Tangkar (Short Ribs Beef Soup). Tok Tok Indonesian Soup House (313 @ Somerset)
Saap Saap Thai
Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Ave 4, #01-100, Singapore 529684
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Thai Boat Noodles And Street Side Food At Our Tampines Hub
Saap Saap Thai caught my attention when I walked past it on a weekday afternoon, which was almost fully occupied with the OLs (office ladies) during lunch hours.
There are more than 50 items such as Chicken and Beef Boat Noodles ($7.90/ $9.90), Classic Rice Dishes ($7.90/ $9.90), Tom Yum ($7.90/ $9.90), Thai Glass Noodle Salad ($6.50/ $8.50) and Thai desserts and drinks on the menu. Saap Saap Thai (Our Tampines Hub)
2 Tan Quee Lan Street #01-02 Singapore 188091 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 9767 7784
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
One Of The Best Thai Noodles I Had In Singapore
The signature at KinMoo is BaaMee Haeng Cha Kang Rao ($7.50) though, a type of braised knuckle noodles seldom seen in Singapore.
When the bowl arrived, it reminded me of Singapore’s Bak Chor Mee. I totally loved the texture of the springy chewy egg noodles and its seasoning. It was tossed in pork lard oil (have to) which gave this aroma and authentic flavour, and a special sauce which was adequately salty.
The ribs and waiting times can be improved though. Kin Moo (Tan Quee Lan Street)
Punggol Tebing Lane (next to Riveria LRT)
Container Restaurants At Punggol
There are 7 restaurants located within containers at Punggol East Tebing Lane.
The eateries include Pump Station 1965, Big Fish Small Fish, Seoul Good, L’Chaim Bistro, D’Grill, Leung Kee Healthy Dessert, and Boost @ Banks.
The good: Singapore is no longer as boring. We have new food places to venture to, with wonderful scenery and cycling lanes just a walk away.
The not-so-good: The area can get VERY hot during the noon. Punggol East Container Park
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