Popular and Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain, % Arabica has recently opened their 2nd branch in Singapore at 313@Somerset.
Take a pause from the bustle of Orchard Road and stop by for your favourite aromatic % Arabica coffee before heading off to start a local adventure all over again.
Kenneth Shoji founded Arabica from a need to have an amazing cup of coffee every day, with an equally amazing experience.In order to provide the best coffee possible, Kenneth Shoji, started a green bean trading company and became the sole-exporter of a small batch Japanese roasting machine called the Tornado King. As well as a distributor of one of the TOP espresso machines in the world, the ‘Slayer’. Together with world latte art champion, Junichi Yamaguchi, they both collaborated in order to make a new generation coffee brand in Kyoto that would challenge the world. With the help of the remarkably talented architect, Masaki Kato. Kenneth opened in Hong Kong, and then the beautiful historical city of Kyoto. With its unique design and quality coffee, Arabica has rapidly gained popularity in an industry thought to be already saturated. Through the brand, coffee drinkers can “See the world through Coffee”, with prime quality coffee with unique taste proï¬les and a richness that you can only get from freshly roasted coffee to a meticulously roasted roast proï¬le.
Live the high life at 1-V:U, Southeast Asia’s Latest Rooftop Lifestyle Destination
Soak up the sun and celebrate every one of life’s moment at Sentosa island’s latest rooftop lifestyle destination, 1-V:U. Perched atop the roof of The Outpost Hotel, the premier day-to-night beachfront playground features a coastal-luxe Day Club and a smart-casual progressive Asian Restaurant helmed by Chef Ace Tan.
1-V:U leads the progression of South-East Asian beach club culture by being the first of many of its kind: It is the country’s first Day Club concept to occupy the entire rooftop of a luxury hotel property, as well as being Sentosa Island’s first and only rooftop vibe dining destination. Overlooking the Palawan Beach and stunning views of the Singapore Straits, 1-V:U elevates island party life from day to night with its exciting entertainment line-up of international and local DJs, creative culinary artistry and world-class bar program.
It is truly the perfect oasis for all sun-seekers and epicureans seeking an escape from the city.
Reinvigorate at their adult-exclusive Day Club, where vibrant entertainment and sleek dance sound meet breathtaking views.
1-V:U is an exquisite oasis for sun-seekers seeking an escape from the city bustle. With daily DJ sessions on deck bringing Deep House and Soulful beats all the way from day to night, 1-V:U is where it’s at for the endless summer vibes. Cool off with their signature cocktails in hand, dig into their dayclub bites and groove to poolside beats as you take in the unparalleled panorama of the island.
GrabFood commits to merchants’ growth through a merchant platform and launches GrabKitchen in Hillview with over 10 F&B brands, including 3 virtual restaurants and the latest GrabFood Hub.
Based on consumer surveys and insights derived from the Grab app, consumers in Northwest Singapore wanted greater variety of healthy foods, burgers and local foods. Specifically in Bukit Batok, bubble tea, mala, and soup were not only the most frequently searched for items on GrabFood, but also saw significantly higher consumer demand than merchant supply. When it comes to cuisine types, Japanese, Indian and Thai were the most sought after in the area.
To address this gap, GrabFood brought an eclectic mix of over 10 F&B brands into its first GrabKitchen in Singapore, offering a wide selection of food options. GrabKitchen features:
10 restaurants including three new virtual restaurants namely Lady Boss Mala by the founder of Thai Dynasty; Waboru by JR Group as well as Tiffin Walla by Co-Kitchens.
The 6th GrabFood Hub which brings popular hawker food, coveted FMCG and packaged food brands such as Asia Pacific Breweries’ Heineken and Tiger beers anddangerously addictive salted egg snacks by Irvins, which has taken Singapore and the larger Southeast Asia by storm.
Beverages by Playmade, one of Singapore’s bubble tea darlings who has made its first foray into the West with GrabKitchen.
Consumers in surrounding Hillview districts such as Cashew, Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Toh Tuck can have food and drink options delivered on-demand to their door via the Grab app, while those who do not mind taking a short walk to GrabKitchen can opt to dine-in at the location or choose the self pickup option in-app to save on delivery fees. For variety, consumers can order from multiple GrabKitchen merchants in a single order so every one gets to have whatever tickles their fancy. Find out more about the launch og GrabKitchen here.
Guess who’s finally in City Hall? Local favourite Ponggol Nasi Lemak has opened their first branch in City Halll at Capitol Singapore.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak is most famous for their signature dish of fragrant coconut rice with sides of fried chicken wing, sunny-side-up egg, fried peanuts and anchovies, and sambal chili sauce. Also don’t forget to try their favourites such as archar, otah and fried ikan kuning!
Established in 1979, Ponggol Nasi Lemak is a heritage food brand serving one of the most iconic specialty food in Singapore. Under the guidance of founders Mr. Ang Chye Choon and Madam Koh Ah Tan, the family started delivering traditional pre-packed Nasi Lemak in Banana leaves to distributor and hawker stores in Singapore.
Burger Frites epitomises the perfect blend between the French and the American classics.
They produce hand-crafted French fries cut in-house & double fried. Their promise is an uncompromising commitment to quality & fresh ingredients. From their juicy US Angus Beef patties sourced directly from a butchery & cooked flame-grilled, freshly cut vegetables & homemade sauces, down to the crumb of their artisanal buttered Brioche buns supplied freshly by a French bakery.
The popular hotpot restaurant chain Haidilao has set-up another new outlet at Marina Square and this is their first overseas branch to launch their exclusive custom-order service plus robotic servers.
From the main dining hall to your own private dining room, lose yourself in an immersive dining experience through sound and light projection, this new branch is unlike any other restaurants you’ve visited.
As a brand created in 1994, Haidilao International Holding Ltd. has developed into a world-renowned catering enterprise over the course of a two-decade development.
The first overseas Haidilao store was opened in Singapore in 2012, marking the first step in its global expansion. Since 2012, 10 stores have been launched in Singapore. In June 2019, Haidilao, widely accepted by local people and media, won the "(SPBA) Top Ten Industry Leading Brands Award of China" awarded by Lianhe Zaobao, an authoritative newspaper, in Singapore.
Newly-opened on Telok Ayer Street, The Nomads represents the road less travelled; a reimagination of The Silk Road’s gastronomic trail, where every moment is meticulously crafted to fire up and delight the five senses.
Established by Shawn Kishore of Five Ten Holdings and Olzhas Zhiyenkulov, a Kazakhstan native, The Nomads features a chic dining area complete with a custom-built grill pit, aspeakeasy-style private dining room and thoughtfully crafted menus that promise an unexpected experience!
Co-founder, Shawn Kishore shares, “We wanted to showcase the region’s rich array ofdelicacies in a unique way. Everything from the ingredients used, cooking techniques, ambience, down to the last vessel that my team and I personally moulded and hand-painted, creates an unforgettable experience”.
Drawing strong culinary influences from countries along the Silk Road from Southern Italy to Western China, The Nomads redefines Central Asian cuisine by incorporating a unique spin to traditional dishes using familiar South-east Asian flavours.
Shawn and Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan aim to shake-up Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene with what The Nomads has to offer. “Aside from paying homage to traditional dishes and ingredients found along the Silk Road, the menu also represents our sojourn in Kazakhstan, where we were fortunate enough to have tasted some incredible food and experienced wonderful hospitality. It is our wish that our guests enjoy the same.” says Chef Dannel, who also spent time cooking there.
Click here for a full copy of their takeaway / delivery menu.
Their chef team has curated the restaurant's signature ala-carte spread as well as their communal sets available for takeaway / delivery, so you can create your own multi-course experience around the table with your loved ones.
Their Takeaway / Delivery Menu is available for delivery or self-collection between 5pm to 8pm daily. For orders, please call or WhatsApp +65 6977 7057. Delivery is free for orders of $100 and above.
Popular Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan used to have an outlet along Orchard Road back in 2005. It is now making a comeback to Singapore and it is set to open two new franchised outlets, in Chinatown Point and Serangoon’s Nex mall this month.
Hui Lau Shan is famed for their specialty mango desserts.
Some 20 years ago, the third generation of Hui Lau Shan created the unique "Mango Sago" which became a fast fad in Hong Kong dessert offerings. Today the mango series remain Hui Lau Shan's signature dish. Every year, Hui Lau Shan used up to a thousand tonnes of mangoes in their dessert making process.
For consecutive years, Hui Lau Shan won the "King of Dessert" award in Hong Kong, winning them the reputation of Mango Expert.