Do you have a “Fear Of Missing Out”?
Then you should know about FOMO, a hip food court situated in the heart of Kampong Glam area at Sultan Gate (opposite A.R.C Coffee).
This food court was probably built for Instagram.
It has a tropical-paradise themed ambience with Instagrammable facades, garden courtyard with a swing, and to my delight – not the usual, predictable stalls.
My first remark when one of the co-owners introduced himself was, “Oh, you are so young!”
The boss of the food court is not the uncle type, but this young chap (All right, I am sounding like an uncle already.) FOMO is set up by a group of young food entrepreneurs with an average age of 31 years old who left their corporate jobs to pursue this interest.
Some of the stalls are new comers, while the others are still relatively new to the local F&B scene.
Accordingly, vendors were carefully picked for their presence in social media. The owners were thankful to these vendors for believing in them, because many others didn’t initially.
As it turns out, they were approached for units ONLY after the place was done up, but then they were completely leased out already. The usual story.
There are a collective of 7 food stalls and 1 drink stall. They are:
Chops! Grill and Sides (Western grill)
Selection of meat and a wide variety of hot and cold sides. If you come in the group, it is recommended to get the XXL Platter ($59.90) meant for 4-8 pax.
The Don Pasta and Pizza (Pasta and Pizza)
A selection of pasta and pizzas such as The Drive By ($7.90) which sounds like Aglio Olio to me, Mr Corleone ($11.90) which is a duck rigatoni, and popular choice of Al Capone ($13.90) – Laksa pasta.
All the dishes are named after some mafia, mobster, gangster song, or Italian town, but I think customers could appreciate a more straight forward description below. ”Oh, beef pasta say so lah!”
Kakak Kentang (Potato ball)
Likely to be the most popular stall. It serves up these two items called Bombastik ($6.90, $9.90) which is stuffed beef potato ball with tomato based soup; and Chikabom ($6.90, $9.90) which is the chicken version.
Reminded me of bergedil dunked in mee soto ayam soup. Must take the special chilli at the side.
Kanemochi (Mochi and Ice-cream, desserts)
Imported Mochi with a huge variety of flavours from Matcha, Thai Iced Tea, Taro, Cookies & Cream and Mocha Chip. The seasonal flavour includes durian.
The special item here is the Mochi Platter ($7.80) with 3 Mochis served with mixed fruits.
Zamza (Ramen and Donburi)
A no-pork, no lard ramen stall, featuring Chicken Based Ramen ($10) with either clear or creamy broth.
This is said to be opened by the owner of Jimoto Ya, but I thought Jimoto Ya had more robust broth and springy noodles. Just saying. The chicken slices were tender anyway.
Poke Doke (Poke bowls and healthy food)
Signature Poke Bowl ($14) which includes mixed rice, salad, salmon, pineapple, edamame, almonds, and onsen egg.
Mr Wholly (Nasi Lemak, Laksa, Seafood in a Bucket)
Louisiana style seafood with a local twist.
It serves up Combo Seafood Buckets such as the Love Bucket ($79.00) for 2 to 3 pax, or Wholly Bucket ($139.00) for 4 to 5 pax. The Wholly includes 2 crabs, 15 prawns, 500grams of mussels and 500 grams of clams with sides.
The local kopi and teh stall, along with drinks like Lychee Freeze, Peach Fizz and Avocado Milkshake.
Just a note: FOMO Singapore is not Halal certified. The Brew Counter serves alcohol.
Kakak Kentang is 100% Muslim Owned, Mr Wholly is awaiting certification (they were previously Halal certified at Satay by the Bay), Kanemochi’s Mochi are Halal certified products, while the rest are “no pork no lard” stalls.
38 Sultan Gate #01-01, Singapore 198486 (Bugis and Nicoll Highway Station)
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm Mon – Sun (For Food), Drinks till 12mn Daily