The Salted Plum's second outlet at Suntec City features a spacious dining area complete with a fun, street-esque ambience, a self-service system and new outlet-exclusive Southern-Taiwanese dishes, plus a levelled-up version of The Salted Plum’s coveted Lu Rou (braised pork belly), now proudly named Lu Rou 2.0.
First introduced in April 2018 as a pop-up called FiveTen, by founder Shawn Kishore along South Bridge Road, the casual eatery took up permanent residency along Circular Road in March 2018, serving a plethora of wallet-friendly tapas-style Taiwanese dishes and value rice bowls. Taking inspiration from the region in Taiwan, best known for its å°å (xiao chi or small eats), culture and home-style cooking, The Salted Plum brings a slice of Taiwanese foodie haven to Singapore.
Never shying away from keeping things sinfully delicious and uniquely The Salted Plum, Shawn and Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan have done it again with a new outlet-exclusive menu with includes breakfast set menu and moreish dishes, as well as dish upgrades that are sure to be winners!
A pimped-up version of the flagship outlet, this 76-seater establishment offers diners the option of an all-day Taiwanese dining experience on a budget – a first for The Salted Plum. After placing orders at the casher, guests are assigned order numbers for self-collection; made easy with single tray pick-ups (all dishes ordered will be placed onto a single tray). On weekdays, from 8am to 11.30am, customers may enjoy for the outlet exclusive breakfast set menu. During the afternoon rush hour between 11.30am to 2.30pm, bountiful lunch bowls priced at an affordable $9 to $18 will be available. Finally, from 6 to 9pm, diners may look forward to savouring signature zi char and desserts for dinner; enjoyed a la carte or as dinner sets meals for 2pax ($50) or 4pax ($100).
Located at the West Wing Basement (B1) of Suntec City, The Salted Plum is decked out with communal-style high-top tables, high ceilings and street-style décor against rich navy-blue walls featuring vivid illustrations of signature dishes; all aesthetically lighted up to capture the feeling of outdoor city dining. Countertop seats and small tables are perfect for a quick bite while the restaurant’s larger tables can accommodate bigger parties and communal dining.
Now open to offer an epicurean adventure unlike any other in Singapore is VUE - the next iconic rooftop bar and grill destination overlooking some of the most stunning vistas of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
Located on the penthouse of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay, VUE presents a chef-driven menu that emphasises binchÅtan-grilled specialities at the heart of its cuisine offerings, complemented by a versatile selection of wines. VUE is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, further setting itself apart from other dining destinations around town.
Executive Chef Sam Chin introduces his flair and creativity into menu offerings that shine the focus on specially sourced ingredients and peak-of-season yields in an eclectic fusion of East and West.
“I personally hand-pick every component that goes into every dish served at VUE,” highlights Chef Sam. “Beyond flavour and technique, I want my creations to also reflect the respect I have for the origin and purity of the ingredients I use.”
Dishes at VUE he cites as examples include the Norwegian king scallop—among the world’s most environmentally friendly seafood—which he prepares au gratin with 18-month, cave-aged GruyÃ¨re De Grotte AOP; the free-range duck meticulously reared by House Burgaud in Challans—a highly sought-after delicacy that Chef Sam serves smoked and enhanced with tropical mustard dressing; and prime cuts of Wagyu beef sourced from the fertile lands of the Kumamoto Prefecture, smoked and then served with choice sides of vegetables grown by local farmers.
VUE is sectioned into three focal areas—the 60-seat main dining room, an al fresco pavilion with the spritz bar that seats 36, and a private dining room that seats 12.
Each versatile space at VUE presents the picture-perfect backdrop for gatherings large and small—from networking events and product launches, to celebratory dinners and wedding receptions.
VUE welcomes with a dramatic walk-way lined with black and gold mezzanine tiles, and opens up to a breathtaking, cathedral-inspired arched copper ceiling spanning the entire length of the main dining hall. Glass walls look out to unparalleled waterfront views of scenic Marina Bay, amidst interiors of dark wood, muted ambient lights, and sleek accents that add to the intimate and cosmopolitan setting at VUE. The space, sights, and smells all come together in an immersive gourmet experienceone won’t soon forget.
VUE is a concept by OUE Restaurants, the food and lifestyle division of SGX Mainboard-listed integrated property developer, OUE Limited.
With the closure of its flagship tze char eatery at Hillview Avenue in June this year leaving fans scrambling into the city for their New Ubin fix; an upscale restaurant in the city centre CHIJMES cluster and a hotel restaurant in Zhongshan Park didn’t feel quite the same. Plans were already set in motion by its proprietors, the Pang family, to find a new space that could house the brand’s signature tze char eatery concept. The components were unique to its plight – an amalgamation of years of moving around oft offbeat locations, most famous of which were its Sixth Avenue, Sin Ming Industrial Estate and its latest Hillview Avenue incarnations.
The formula is as bewildering as it is exact. An off-the-beaten-path location accessible at best by car, far flung from the city and tucked away into the forgotten crevices of Singapore. It’d count the likes of paint shops and auto- repair businesses as its neighbours, and its cuisine best enjoyed in a nondescript outdoor canteen setting that has no business serving choice rib-eye cuts, kaya toast on baguette with French butter, or premium Bordeaux in Riedel glasses – but do so anyway. Here, New Ubin’s brand of rustic roots and kampong essence, which it serves its ‘Truly Singaporean’ cuisine with, fares exceedingly.
Today, that recipe has been exacted to a tee, and with all previous moves, comes with its own set of upgrades. Located on the ground floor of Space@Tampines, a commercial property along Tampines Industrial Crescent flanked by furniture showrooms and inflatable air dancers, is the 5,700 square feet New Ubin Village. The proposition is a canteen cluster that houses seven stalls, three of which its own concepts—including its back-to- basics tze char eatery New Ubin Tampines and a brand new incubator stall programme, New Ubin Test Kitchen—all enabled with modern-day technologies that allow guests to order and make cashless payments directly from their table without having to call for a physical menu or bill. A third concept is currently underway and will be announced at a later date.
Lombardo's from Amsterdam has established their first overseas burger branch on Duxton Road.
They will be serving up "The Most Expensive Burger In Singapore" from 11 to 21 October at $250. Profits go to the The Children's Charities Association of Singapore to help raise awareness of the challenges faced by children with disabilities.
That price tag comes with a 200g patty of seared Japanese Kobe wagyu brisket topped with a butter-poached lobster tail, banana shallots braised with champagne, shaved Italian truffle, pan-seared foie gras, spicy red cabbage compote and a spoonful of caviar. Not forgetting to mentioned that the top bun cover is one in gold leaf.
Onalu specializes in sandwiches, smoothies and smoothie bowls that will not only brighten your day up but give you the nutrients and vitamins needed for a strong and healthy body!
Onalu comes from the Hawaiian word Ho'onalu, which translates to "go with the flow". It does not mean to give up when life gets hard but instead to remember to trust that everything happens for a reason, and some things are just beyond our control.
And that’s the vibe they try to inculcate with their food, space and people.
The Dark Gallery is a dark chocolate centric cafe encompassing not only a wide range of decadent dark chocolate desserts, but also providing a discovery platform about the origin of the chocolates used, and the art of making these dark treats.
A treasury of discovery on a canvas of chocolate. Open your senses. Discover the dark with The Dark Gallery.
Kin is a restaurant in the lobby of Straits Clan that serves heritage cuisine by Chef Damian D’Silva. The menu is a retrospective look at the origins of their cuisine, showcasing traditional cooking methods, recipes and ingredients that have been left behind. Paired with an inspired beverage offering and genuine hospitality to complement the simple joys of sitting around the dining table with loved ones.
As a young boy, Damian D’Silva’s love for cooking was nurtured by his chef grandfather, whom he affectionately called “Pop”. Some of his fondest memories of food were of Sunday dinners where he sat around a dining table with family and friends. He also recalls a time where dishes were not constrained by culture or racial identity, but rather an amalgamation of recipes brought from foreign lands. Reproduced with locally foraged ingredients and subsequently interpreted by different individuals from diverse cultures, resulting in an incredible colourful culinary patina.
With Kin, Damian endeavours to marry his love for feeding people with his life’s work of preserving heritage cuisine and knowledge of local ingredients, for the generations to come.
Much of the food preparation process involves components that are laboriously handmade from scratch in-house, or procured in limited quantities from a network of traditional makers that Damian has nurtured lifelong relationships with. Some dishes are only available in cadence with a micro-seasonal calendar established through decades of observation by local producers, fishermen and the people who work with them.
Their food is served in a communal format, they believe a mutual sharing of food is an essential part of the dining experience that encourages kinship. While they have a selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes, they are regrettably unable to accommodate other dietary allergies and sensitivities as their dishes are recreated as true to their original heritage recipes as possible.