Yishun and Chong Pang area seem to be a hotbed for new hawkerpreneurs. Guess everyone wants to make Yishun great again. It’s also cool that hawkerpreneurs are bringing new life to old Singaporean food. Just last month, the “New Hawker” entry featured a young hawker bringing new life to his grandmother’s yong tau foo by making it into a donburi. Now there is an exciting fried chicken wing stall.
As for cafes, it seems that Singapore has reached a bottleneck and nothing much is going on. Out of the cafes opening this month or opening soon, two are more enticing than the rest: a cafe from Korea and an artisanal donut shop. But you be the judge. Here are the new cafes and hawkers in Singapore for the month of November 2017:
New Cafes in Singapore, Nov 2017
Bburger & The Concrete Paradise
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road #01-01 Singapore 239695
The people behind The Assembly Ground at The Cathay has opened Bburger, serving burgers and mix-in ice cream.
19 East Coast Road #01-01 Singapore 428746
Acai softserve starting from $6.90 and smoothie from $5.90.
5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Changi City Point #01-72/73 Singapore 486038
tel: +65 6443 0561
M-F 9am-11pm, Weekends 9am-5pm
Cafe serving Slayer X coffee, pizza, sandwiches, and desserts.
Cafe de Paris
313 Orchard Road #01-37 313 @ Somerset, Singapore 238895
tel: +65 8393 0857
Not much information is found on their facebook but a quick google search says that the cafe originated in South Korea and serves desserts in a cup.
An outpost of Common Man coffee.
Cozy Corner by NomVnom
86 Circuit Road #01-1003 Singapore 370086
Vegan cafe specialising in artisanal coffee, homemade ice cream, and cakes.
Their menu features a fusion of old traditions with a modern twist, embracing the beauty of modernity without forgoing traditional taste and smell. Menu includes items such as chilli crab bread bowl ($8), dim sum, Hakka salt baked chicken rice ($8).
3 Pickering Street, #01-26, China Square Central, Singapore 048660
tel: +65 8750 3506
The food here is very pocket friendly; except for 1 item (Smoked duck salad, $12), all items are $10 and below. By day, they sell salads and brunch items such as smashed avocado ricotta croissant ($7) and sous vide chicken breast with brown sauce ($10). The coffee starts from $4. By night, it serves alcohol and tapas that range from $6 to $8.
The Great Mischief
28 Madras St Singapore 208422
tel: +65 9841 5828
By the Black Hole group which also run Working Title Cafe and Afterwit, The Great Mischief serves Catalan-inspired food.
“Hafu” refers to a person or object of mixed origin. They mixed influences across North America to roots here in Asia. The main ingredients are made fresh by local artisans.
This is the second outlet for Hatter Street. Yvette Chua, who owns the place, trained at Singapore’s Culinary Institute of America and apprenticed at Hong Kong’s 3 Michelin-starred Bo Innovations for four months.
7 Jalan Pisang Singapore 199074
tel: +65 9456 0992
M 10am-7pm, T-Sat 11am-8pm
Lina’s Cafe opens to much fanfare, supported by leaders in the Muslim community for a good cause. The cafe is Muslim owned and aims to promote Autism awareness especially to help kids on the autistic spectrum. Serves Halal All-Day breakfast, teapresso, espresso, kopi/teh, floats, bubble teas.
The first durian-themed cafe serves desserts such as durian strudels, creamy durian ice cream on waffles, and durian pancakes made from 100% fresh durians.
50 Punggol East #01-K34 Singapore 828826
Miami Bistro is found among the popular Punggol Container area. The American name belies what it’s serving: bento sets.
REACH Senior Cafe
417 Bukit Batok West Avenue 4, Youth Powerhouse @ Bukit Batok, #01-284 Singapore 650417
The café is run by 5 teams of senior volunteers who take turns to cook, brew and befriend the seniors who visit the café. The menu changes every week, allowing visitors to experience a wide range western cuisine with specialty coffee. The seniors are exposed to the brunch and coffee culture in a pocket-friendly avenue here. It’s a pay-as-you-wish concept.
1 Maju Ave Singapore 556679
tel: +65 9739 9626
Another bike cafe! This time, it’s by Krazbikes.
Sticky Buns by BrotherBird
114 Lavender Street, #01-05 CT Hub 2, Singapore 338729
tel: +65 9296 4997
Ah! Finally a sort-of artisanal donut shop in Singapore. Brotherbird, which is known for their softserve, is behind Sticky Bun which produces small batches of handmade mochi donuts production. They have Asian-inspired donuts.
15 Lorong Liput, Holland Village Singapore 277730
Healthy meals starting from $5 with grains, and a range of sous-vided meats.
4 Jalan Kuras Singapore 577723
tel: +65 8411 7565
10am-10pm, closed Mon
Coffee is roasted in-house.
New Hawkers in Singapore, Nov 2017
Ah Tan Wings
51 Yishun Avenue 11, Yishan Park Hawker Center #01-40 Singapore 768867
Heard many good things about this fried chicken stall.
They serve pandan and butterfly pea nasi lemak rice with fresh fried chicken.
Jurong West Hawker Centre
637 Jurong West Street 61 Singapore 640637
There are 34 stalls here and each stall is encouraged to sell at least one dish at $2.80. 6 stalls here are set aside for the “Happy Hawkerpreneur” programme to encourage and groom aspiring hawkers, giving them more subsidies to help the initial capital costs.
Blk 101 Yishun Ave 5 #01-93 Singapore 760101
tel: +65 8249 1222
They serve healthier Japanese ramen. The most basic ramen, dry ramen with pork and egg, goes for $5.90, while the most expensive one, Mr Ramen ($8.90), includes scallops and black fungus. They also serve donburi, such as teriyaki chicken rice ($6.90) and chicken cutlet rice ($5.90).
PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective establishements’ facebook pages or websites.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: New Restaurants