I thought we are facing a recession, but here we are in the month of March with so many eateries opening I have to split it into two entries. This entry will focus on new cafes, bars and hawkers opened recently while Part II will list the new restaurants.
These are the 17 cafes, 4 bars, and 12 hawkers:
They source, roast, and brew their own coffee. Their lobster roll ($27) is tossed with homemade mayo.
3 Everton Park #01-79 Singapore 080003
Tel: +65 6094 4957
11am-2pm, 5pm-8.30pm, closed weekends
The trend of poke bowls, a Hawaiian dish with marinated raw fish and rice/salad, is going strong.
5 Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station , #B1-32/33, Singapore 048618
Cook Mee is by Wheat Baumkuchen, and serves dry ramen ($9.90) and light bites.
Dot & Dash
1 North Bridge Road, #B1-11/12 Singapore 179094
Popular halal cafe I Am opens second outlet at Tampines.
They make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.
7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre B1-08 Singapore 078884
The poke bowl game is going strong. This is a takeaway kiosk, selling poke bowls from $9.90. Full review.
A takeaway shop, Nesture puts bird’s nest on top of Western desserts such panna cotta, creme brulee, and waffles. The bird’s nest comes from Sumatra, Indonesia, and is cleaned with filtered water with no chemical washing or bleaching.
Poke Doke gets their fish fresh daily, and you can choose from Norwegian salmon or ahi tuna.
412 Bedok North Ave 2 #01-122 Singapore 460412
T-Th 12pm-10pm, F & Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-11pm, closed Mon
Routesixtysix is a coffee-and-dessert cafe, serving waffles and coffee beans from Common Man.
By the people behind Standing Sushi Bar, the salmon-themed restaurants serves salmon dishes from $9.90.
Slayer Coffee, which provides mobile coffee service for events, finds a shop at new mall, Havelock II.
Soma Coffee Singapore
8 Enggor Street #01-03 Skysuites@Anson, Singapore 079718
M-F 9pm-5pm, Sat 9pm-3pm
From their fb: “Specialty Coffee Shop serving Indonesian single origins and various foods.”
314 Bedok Road, The Bedok Marketplace, Singapore 469478
Tel: +65 6702 0231
M-F 10.30am-9pm, weekends 8am-9.30pm
A subsidiary of Chong Pang Super Penyet.
Another poke bowl shop! This is mostly a takeaway shop. Bowls start at $9.
Takumi by Sushiro
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #01-113F, Singapore 574408
11.45am-2.15pm, 5.45pm-9.15pm, closed Mon
Famed for their inexpensive barachirashi don, Sushiro has expanded and opened a new shop called Takumi which sells gyuniku (beef) don at $12 nett.
Thrive Kitchen serves wholesome pastas, sandwiches, French toast, crepes, and gluten-free cakes baked in-house. They try to substitute unhealthy ingredients with healthy ones. For example, cream is replaced by nut milk.
600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore, 188778
The bartenders at Atlas, Roman Foltan and Carla Davina Soares, were formerly from Artesian at The Langham (London), which is the World’s Best Bar for four years. Opening this month.
Growlers Craft Beer & Bistro
37 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347862
Tel: +65 8118 4677
11.30am-11pm, closed Sun
They brew their own beer at their own microbrewery but they only have 5 mains on their menu, the rest are mostly drinks. The food items include beer battered fish chips ($18) and salted egg yolk chicken burger ($19).
243 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278977
Tel: +65 6208 6845
Sumiyaki (Japanese skewers) and cocktails.
Benson Salted Duck
Blk 168 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-1040, Singapore 310168
Tel: +65 9781 4042
9am-7pm, closed Tue
Benson is 8-month old but it is worth being informed about. It sells poached salted duck with butter rice, a traditional dish seldom found these days. They also sell smoked duck breast, fish maw pork stomach soup, and braised duck heart.
228 East Coast Road, Singapore 428925
Tel: +65 9827 4562
8am-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm, closed Mon
Hawker Chan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken
18 Tai Seng Street #01-02, Singapore 539775
After receiving one Michelin star, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken has opened a restaurant at Smith Street. Now the third outlet is at Tai Seng.
Blk 18 Toa Payoh Lor 7 #01-232 Singapore 310018
Tel: +65 9749 7163
Young hawkerpreneur uses his grandmother’s recipe and makes handmade kuehs (Peng Kueh, Soon Kueh and Gu Chai Kueh) from $1.10 onwards.
Blk 531 Bedok North St 3, Singapore 460531
12pm-8pm daily, closed Tue
Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 560721
Tel: +65 8700 3168
Nimman Soi 5
Blk 201 Tampines St 21, 21 Street Eating Place, Singapore 520201
Tel: +65 8569 2482
The founder of Jane Thai, who sold it in 2012, has opened a stall in a kopitiam.
Pasta by Fraction Kitchen
51 Telok Ayer Street, China Square Food Centre #01-12, Singapore 069877
Pasta shop at food court, starting from $8.
Sinn Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice
275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency #01-05, Singapore 307690
Tel: +65 6258 0855
25 year-old Derwin Chan improved on the cooking of Hainanese chicken and even came up with his own invention to blow air into the chicken before roasting. He makes his own chilli sauce using a ginger, more pungent than usual, from Pasir Panjang wholesale centre.
200 Victoria Street Bugis Junction B1 Singapore 188021
This is a kiosk for takeaways. They sell fried rice and fried noodles.
They use traditional recipe that has been passed down for generations.
1 Kadayanallur St, Maxwell Food Centre #01-25, Singapore 069184
Tel: +65 9723 5720
8.30am-4pm, closed Sun
Muslim-owned Yugo bakes their own bread freshly to make sandwiches starting from $4.50.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective eateries’ facebook pages.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: New Restaurants