If you haven’t heard, a part of Orchard has been transformed into a retail and F&B “wonderland”.
From now till 30th June 2019 (Sun, not much time left), 11am to 10pm daily, there will be retail and F&B stalls for you to explore at the GREAT Singapore Street (GSS) Pop-Up.
The venue is right at the Grange Road Carpark, next to 313@somerset and opposite Orchard Cineleisure.
Other than retail stalls offering fashion apparel and accessories, vintage collectibles and lifestyle specialty gifts, you can look forward to food, food, and more food.
Some of the highlights include American burgers from the famed 25 Degrees, Jen Tanglin’s Seafood Thermidor, Keisuke’s Black Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen, Assam Laksa from Indocafe, and Salted Egg Rosti from The 6ixes.
Here are the GSS food container stalls you can look forward to:
Ayam Shiok Burger – Burgers & Fries with Special Local Flavours
This is a gourmet Modsin fast food concept created by the team behind The Quarters, which aims to celebrate Singapore’s progressive heritage through food.
With a crisp oat battered Chicken patty as a base, get a soft burger with a range of sauces available.
Pick from options of the Ayam Legend ($8) with salted egg sauce, Ayam Hot ($8) with heirloom curry sauce, and Ayam Bibik ($8) included with a Peranakan inspired buah keluak sauce – the “Truffle of Asia” with earthy and nutty flavours.
Vegetarians can also enjoy a Brinjal patty as an alternative.
For something to nibble on, the shoe-string fries come topped with salted egg, chilli crab and truffle sauce, that can be paired with Kombynation Co’s Kombucha.
Jen Tanglin’s Favourites – The Famed Chilli Crab & Local Delights
Jen Tanglin’s Favourites features bite-sized signature dishes at their restaurants, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen and J65 – the all-day dining buffet restaurant.
Ah Hoi’s Kitchen has made a name for itself for its local classic dishes including the signature Chili Crab.
Well, you can take a taste of the Chilli Crab right here at the GSS Pop-Up with the Chilli Crab Sauce with Mantou ($10).
The Seafood Thermidor ($10) being one of the popular dishes in the J65 buffet line up, can also be found here. With succulent seafood doused in a creamy sauce and blow-torched to melted perfection, every bite could leave you wanting more.
Also look forward to the Lamb Shank with Couscous, Pulled Beef Sandwich, Lobster Bisque, and other craft beers and juices (all $10 each).
25 Degrees – Gourmet Burgers, Wine & Liquor Bar
25 Degrees is authentic American burger and milkshake joint (located near Bugis) that originated from Los Angeles, and has been endorsed by A-List celebrities as their go-to burger joint.
Look out for their “Number One” ($10), the signature burger with 200g USA Angus beef, creamy crescenza, gorgonzola, strips of smoky bacon, topped with slowly caramelised onions and finished with… Thousand Island.
Exclusive to the GSS Pop-Up, there is an even special of Turkey Cheese Burger ($10) included with turkey patty, caramelised onion, swiss cheese and ketchup.
Bodacious – Bistro & Bar
Bodacious is known for its unpretentious and hearty food. If you require something substantial, look out for the Bodacious Beef Burger of juicy angus beef served with caramelised onion, orange cheddar, tomatoes, along with a side of fries.
Other favourites include the Ultimate Whole Roasted Cauliflower ($7) – okay, this is really good yummy; Chilli Dog with New Zealand beef served topped with sumptuous bolognese sauce; and beer-battered snapper Fish & Chips with Cajun spices.
The White Clam Bucket ($9) of clams deglazed in white wine cream and tossed with garlic butter and baguette should get your hungry for more.
Kebabs Faktory brings about a range of no-frills, healthy kebab items made with fresh ingredients, inspired by Turkish, Lebanese, Indian, and Greek cuisines.
The fuss-free kiosk offers different options such as Chicken Sharwarma ($9.90), Chicken Tikka Kebab Roll ($9.90), Mexican Spicy Chicken Roll ($9.90), Rice Bowl with Chicken ($9.90) and Butter Chicken Rice Bowl ($9.90).
For vegetarians, worry not as you can also have your share of Paneer Roll, Falafel Roll, Falafel Rice Bowl, and Paneer Masala Rice Bowl (each $9.90).
Make the kebab a meal by adding $4 to include hummus/fries and a drink.
Streetfeed.SG – Street Food & Snacks such as Angus Ribeye, Black Pepper Smoked Duck and Truffle Mash
Streetfeed.SG which last made its appearance at the Shilin Singapore Food Festival, is back with more tempting treats.
Start with appetisers of Beef Chilli Fries with onsen egg and cheese ($8.90), Truffle Fries with Parmesan Cheese ($6.90), Scrambled Eggs with Sautéed Mushrooms or Turkey Bacon ($6.90).
Love BOTH salted egg and truffle?
Their most popular street food item happens to be the Salted Egg Crispy Chicken with Truffle Mash ($8.90); while the Black Pepper Smoked Chicken Breast ($10.90) and Australian Angus Ribeye ($12.90) also come with the ‘hit’ side of Truffle Mash.
The 6ixes – Specially-crafted Rostis
The 6ixs reinvents the classic Swiss Rosti by putting a Southeast Asian twist on it – crispy on the outside, yet slightly mushy on the inside.
Choose from classic, cheesy or salted egg flavours with different toppings such as chicken bratwurst, smoked salmon, smoked duck and beef tenderloin. The basic Classic Rosti costs $6, and the recommended is the Spicy Cheese Rosti ($7) with Beef tenderloin add-on ($6).
All variations are served with a generous dollop of sour cream.
Other than the Rosti live station, The 6ixes has expanded to serve up marinated Chicken and Beef Kebabs ($6, $7), alongside Chicken and Beef Arayes Wraps ($10, $12).
The Connoisseur Concerto – Gourmet Food featuring Western, Peranakan and International delights
The Catering Concerto by TCC offers choices of Western, Peranakan or International delights to suit all tastes.
Over at the Western side, other than Flavoured Crispy Fries and Crispy Shimeji with Golden Crumb, there are recommended pasta dishes of Prawn Spaghetti Aglio Olio ($12), Bolognese Cheese Spaghetti ($12), and Wild Forest Mushroom Spaghetti Aglio Olio ($12).
Also featuring modern Peranakan cuisine from Indocafe – The White House, the Nyonya Kueh Pie ($8 for 6 pieces) is a favourite, with crispy ‘top hat’ pastry cups filled with shredded turnip, prawns and homemade chilli dip.
For something to whet up your appetite, get the Assam Laksa ($10) of noodles in tangy spicy fish soup, served with traditional accompaniments.
If you come in a group, then it could be worth-it to try out the Combo Set ($13), a more complete set comprising of Assam Laksa, Homemade Crispy Prawn Fritters, and Crispy Spring Roll.
The Flying Squirrel – Sashimi & Sushi
The modern Japanese restaurant is known for its Japanese favourites such as fresh cuts of sashimi, handmade sushi and lunch bento sets; to more modern interpretations such Japanese Tacos filled with Tuna & Avocado and Crab Mayo.
Get your hands on some of their Maki. The sushi hand rolls (available in $6 and $12 versions) comes wrapped with various fillings from spicy salmon, spicy salmon, California to ebi fry.
Small bites of Chicken Karaage ($10), Chicken Gyoza ($5), Pumpkin Croquette ($5) and Truffled Ebi Fry ($10) are also available, best paired with some drinks.
The highlighted item would be the TFS Premium Chirashi ($25, U.P $36++), containing generous portion of fresh ingredients – salmon, tuna, octopus, sweet shrimp, scallop, salmon roe, sea eel, Japanese omelette, all on a bed of fluffy salmon and roe rice.
Wawa SG – Fresh Lala Clams & Noodles
Having their food is said to make you go excited with “Wa, Wa, Wa”, thus this name.
Founded by a group of friends for their love for seafood and zi char dishes, Wawa serves up items with paired with interesting sauces from garlic butter to homemade garlic seafood broth.
If you need a comforting treat, have some Fresh Lala ($8) cooked in garlic seafood broth, Fresh Lala in rich and creamy garlic butter sauce ($8), or Fresh Lala Pasta ($12).
Also, they are rated 3 stars on FoodKing by Night Owl Cinamatics, and so they are surely “Food King Good”!
Ramen Keisuke – Tonkotsu Ramen & Gyoza
To local ramen fans, Ramen Keisuke needs little introduction.
Chef-owner Keisuke Takeda is known to take inspiration from the French culinary style, and incorporate into his ramen creations.
To create that creamy texture and unique depth in flavour in the broths used for the ramen, the stock brewing takes several hours.
A special Tonkotsu is available during the GSS Pop-Up at only $8 per portion. Also available at the Spicy, and Black Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen ($9).
Alley SG – The All-Time-Favourite Bubble Tea and Mini Pancakes
If you need your thirst quencher, The Alley SG (not to be confused with other bubble tea brand The Alley) is serving up drinks from Brown Sugar Fresh Milk ($3.90, $4.90), Brown Sugar Coca Latte ($4.50, $5.50), Brown Sugar Crème Brûlée, ($5.30, $6.30), to Brown Sugar Milk Tea ($3.90,. $4.90).
The one item to look out for are the “Pufferties”, of Dutch Baby Pancakes ($6) with your choice of topping and sauce ranging from milk chocolate, white chocolate, raspberry mash and peanut butter.
Asia Pacific Breweries – Beers & Ciders
Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore is the home of the world-acclaimed Tiger Beer – a Singapore icon born and brewed on local soil since 1932. Tiger Beer is now available in more than 75 markets around the world.
In addition to Tiger Beer, APB Singapore’s portfolio of beers includes ABC Stout, Anchor Beer, Baron’s Strong Brew, Guinness, Heineken and the range of Archipelago craft beers.
On the bar menu includes Draft Beer for $8 (330 ml), or $20 for bundle of 3.
Other than the food and retail, you can also chill out at the air sofa and picnic benches at Grange Road Carpark.
There will be jazz bands and screenings of short films produced by students from Temasek Polytechnic.
Performances lined up every evening include Zi Jie, Andrew Chen, Y & Z, 53A, The Big Break, Jack and Rai, Frydauz, Harith and Marian.
On 29th of June (Sat), there will be a screening of “It’s a Great Great World” (大世界) at 7pm, a Singapore film directed by Kelvin Tong in collaboration with Singapore Film Commission.
If you have spent a minimum of $100 (same-day combined receipts), remember to redeem your GoSpree tote bag to hold all your great buys when you spend a minimum of $100 at any pop-up stores at The GREAT Singapore Street Pop Up.
The Great Singapore Street Pop-Up
Venue: Grange Road Carpark (near Somerset MRT Station)
Opening Hours: 21 to 30 Jun, 11am – 10pm (Most food stalls opens around 4pm.)
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with The GREAT Singapore Street Pop-Up.