The first Nam Dae Mun flagship store in Singapore is set to open on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 313@somerset, in the heart of Orchard Road for both local residents and international visitors.
The Shanghai-born brand now has over 300 stores across China, is apparently famous for their hour-long queues when it was first launched in 2016. Consumers are willing to queue for its traditional yet tasty Glutinous (sticky) rice cake and Osmanthus rice cake - which are freshly cooked and made from natural ingredients.
Named after Namdaemun, one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul in South Korea, the Korean-style rice cakes are chopped into small pieces after the dough is rolled out.
The local flagship store also offers Maoshan Durian Glutinous Mochi made with the AAA+ grade of Mao Shan Wang durian. Known for its rich and creamy taste, the delicacy can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with other popular offerings for a complete dining experience.
Ms Freya Wang, Executive Director of Herme Pte Ltd (Singapore master franchise) says, “We are honored and excited to open the first Nam Dae Mun global flagship store in Singapore. Besides the popular varied selection of korean-style rice cakes, consumers here will also be able to get their first taste of HERME's signature drinks and desserts”.
The Whale Tea, one of the largest beverage and dessert stores in China, has swum to the shores of sunny Singapore!
Created in Nanjing, China, The Whale Tea has propelled itself to be one of the trendiest beverage and dessert brand in China with its attractive and insta-worthy products, launching more than 500 outlets across the mainland since its first store debuted on 28 June 2018.
The Whale Tea’s innovative signature series is both flavourful and aesthetically pleasing, prepared with uncommon ingredients such as peach gum, a natural resin from wild Chinese peach trees, known to be rich in amino acids and collagen; spirulina, a seaweed-based superfood consumed for its nutrient-rich properties; and Wuliangye, a Chinese alcohol made with a variety of grains.
Introducing Yanmi Yogurt's Chewy Purple-Rice Yogurt Drink, a nutritious and guilt-free alternative to Bubble Tea. The iconic yogurt drink with pearl-like purple-rice bits has taken China and Sydney by storm, with fans queuing up to five hours for it. You will be able to taste the same delicious beverage from their Singapore debut store at Funan from 26 October.
Yanmi Yogurt uses fresh yogurt made with Australian milk, and their purple rice is imported from Mojiang Hani Autonomous County (Mojiang). The milk are produced by cows that are raised on pollution-free grassland pastures. The purple rice from Mojiang is known for its premium quality — with strict selection of the grain, it is prepared through ten industrial steps, including continuous process of soaking, boiling, filtering and steaming under careful temperature manipulation (75 degrees) and time control for over five hours to create the perfect sweetness and chewiness. The rice bits are refreshing and add a nice crunch to the velvety drink. Touted as the king of rice, purple rice is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, folic acid, protein and more.
Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with friends. Indulge in a timeless experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight… It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.
Amidst this elegant setting, savour finger sandwiches, housemade scones and cakes, and seasonal delicacies – all complemented by a curated collection of exquisite teas and Champagnes.
Coffee-lovers, now you can have the Bacha Coffee experience in Singapore! Bacha Coffee is celebrating its 110th Anniversary with openings in Marrakech and Singapore.
Bacha Coffee is now open at ION Orchard and it is their very first international luxury coffee room and boutique outside of Marrakech.
The story of Bacha Coffee begins in 1910 in Marrakech at the splendid Dar el Bacha palace. Today, Bacha Coffee features a cosy coffee room offering all-day dining and an exceptional boutique with a meticulously sourced selection of over two hundred single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from 33 of the most consistent and well reputed producing countries around the world, as well as fine flavoured and fine blended coffees. The Bacha coffee room serves traditional sweet and savoury cuisine in addition to a signature collection of croissants with a tantalizing array of fillings served all day long.
At Antea Social, every palatable sip of your tea is the result of their dedication to bringing you the best tea sourced directly from all across the Orient.
Through their tea, they encourage you to slow down, embrace the present, brew a cuppa and partake in an experience that transcends mundane reality. Amidst all the clutter in our world today, they hope you'll find some time to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Their teas are sourced directly from the tea makers whenever possible, conveying stories from makers to drinkers. â
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel
Lifestyle company Zouk Group have announced that they will be launching US Burger Joint, Five Guys in Singapore.
The Five Guys franchise outlet is slated to open in the last quarter of this year in a "central" area.
In 1986, Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia as a family-run restaurant named after five brothers.
Five Guys founder Jerry Murrell's mother always told him, "If you can give a good haircut or if you can serve a good drink at a bar or if you can serve a good hamburger, you can always make money in America."
Something special is brewing. Having opened its very first outlet in 2013, The Alley has made waves with their iconic Brown Sugar Deerioca Series. With over 300 outlets around the world, The Alley is finally making its mark in Singapore with their first flagship store, and first ever premium concept – The Alley Luxe, opening at Cineleisure this April!
The Alley is proud to offer tapioca pearls made by hand and with heart. The Alley welcomes you to watch as they prepare our tapioca from scratch: from the measuring, sifting, and mixing of ingredients to the formation of the pearl-shaped tapioca. Through this manual performance, they deliver soft, chewy tapioca available in various unique flavours.
Every beverage from The Alley has a story of more than 500 days starting from the harvest of the tea leaves, the processing and aging of the leaves, the infusion of flavours to the selection of ingredients and their ratios. Their distinctive drinks are attributed to this process, in order for you to enjoy only the finest flavours. With each cup comes its own aroma, taste, and character.
The Alley Luxe at Cineleisure will also be serving up an array of exquisite baked treats such as croissants, cruffins and kouign-amann. You can opt to take-away or dine-in to savour these buttery treats with the signature beverages.
The Lounge Bar, located on the second floor of the beautifully restored shophouse and tucked away on 76 Duxton Road, is curating Singapore’s finest Savoie inspired cocktails. With access to over 40 herbs flown directly from the stunning French Alps, The Lounge Bar is the Lion City’s first drinking establishment offering such a dedicated selection and bringing a little slice of the alps to Asia.
“It is a great privilege to showcase the work of artisans and small batch producers as their motives are different. There are some wonderful examples of generational heritage among the selection at The Lounge Bar. This makes for a great experience for our guests, especially when we share their story, their inspiration – it always adds a little extra magic to each cocktail! – Anant Tyagi, Owner The Lounge Bar
In a league of its own, The Lounge Bar cocktail program of herb-inspired concoctions is a delicious, if somewhat potent, ode to Chef Gillon’s hand-selected herbs.
Here's a couple of the bar's cocktail creations:
Sariette – Imagine an aromatic blast of rosemary, thyme the moment you pick up this Islay led cocktail. A generous dram of Smokehead whirled around with Montenegro, Branca Mentha, Campari, Carpano Antica formula and Angostura Bitters is sublime.
Hyssop – if you’re craving a slightly bitter pour, look no further. The carefully calculated formula of this minty herb with high tannins with infused rum, St Germaine liqueor, Peychaud Bitters, pillow soft egg-white, a dash of lime juice and simple syrup – simply addictive.
Agastache – this thoughtful creation is a complex mix of this licorice, almost star anise flavoured herb, with beautifully distilled pisco. Add the slightly smokey Pierde Almas Mezcal, Aperol, whisked egg white, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, sage syrup and you’ll reach new highs!
Visit the bar for more unique cocktails to try. In addition to the bar’s signature selection, the classics have been embraced and elevated to greater heights with the help of craft spirits.
The Lounge Bar is an intimate, elegant and warm den inviting guests to find their favourite spot and settle down with a luscious cocktail. Be it a girls night out, a romantic couples evening or whisky with the lads, the modern design suits all occasion and parties. Two chesterfield sofas have been placed for slightly larger groups while a handful of low tables is perfect for more private drinks. High stools at the bar gives guests direct view of mixologists muddling, blending and shaking away as the pour perfectly executed cocktails.
Heels tap against the tarmac, the purring of the engine grows louder, newspaper rustles as someone turns the page. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare to fly across the Atlantic in style courtesy of Idlewild, Singapore’s newest, most exciting cocktail bar.
Idlewild, the original name of the John F. Kennedy International Airport, was at the heart of the action when the first commercial transatlantic flight took to the skies in the 1940s, heralding three decades of what we would come to know as the Golden Age of air travel as travellers set off to exotic lands in search of untold stories and new adventures.
Inspired by the decadence and romance of air travel’s resplendent years, Idlewild takes guests on a journey through the era’s greatest hits – popular travel destinations along the transatlantic route, music that defined that generation and the indulgence and luxury that underscored it all. Each element has been interpreted for a modern age from a stellar cocktail programme featuring modern craft spirits infused with influences from around the globe, to a live band playing postmodern tunes. Expect an eclectic mix of music from the late 1940s to 1960s from pulsing, rhythmic funk and soul to booming big band swing sounds and haunting, heart wrenching blues. Smooth, lilting jazz tunes take centre stage this month with London-born singer songwriter Janine Annice in town as the first lead singer at Idlewild accompanied by a four-piece house band.
Enter Idlewild through a salon style entrance which keeps arrivals discreet and adds to the intrigue and mystery of the space. Something glittering will catch the eye – a Cabinet of Curiosities lined with glistening mirrored tiles; inviting guests on an exploration of the world through over 50 rare and exotic spirits and a plethora of trinkets and drink paraphernalia curated from travels across the globe. Perfectly complementing the main holding of over 250 craft spirits and liqueurs.
The interior is separated into two distinct areas, the Parlour and the Main Room, both characterised by plush furnishing and vibrant accent pieces gently lit by the use of warm, old-world club style lighting that transitions throughout the day, adding a soft, dreamy glow. For something more private, choose one of the raised large bay window booths that provide a secluded spot for a romantic date. Upon departure, immortalise a night at Idlewild with a stop at the Ribbon Wall – a modern day message board – to leave a note or a signed coaster for a friend to discover on their next visit.
Their cocktail programme was inspired by 10 cities along the popular Transatlantic Route – Dublin, Rome, Lima, Lisbon, New York, Casablanca, London, Paris, Mexico City and Havana. 20 signature cocktails (from S$20++ each) are artfully created using innovative and modern techniques and include a variety of artisanal spirits often sourced from small batch distilleries in each location, and rare vintages. Each location is also represented with a tapas-style bar snack (from S$15++) including Atun Chifa, Duck Rillette and Avocado Fries that draw inspiration from respective native cuisines.
Award-winning cocktail bar inspired by the 1952 Ernest Hemingway novel about a Cuban fisherman and the biggest catch of his life; The Old Man is a Hemingway-themed bar in Singapore with a distinctly Asian touch.
An award-winning bar team, fans and drinking connoisseurs alike can gather and sip on inventive libations in memory of the brilliant writer and cocktail enthusiast.
Boyle's Coffee is a premium coffee brand of UTB Coffee which is steadily gaining popularity and continuing its expansion as an enterprise specializing in coffee since the business start up in South Korea in 2001. Through the launch of expert specialty Dutch Coffee brand "Boyle’s Coffee", it practices innovation and various approaches to regard coffee as an important part of life, not simply a drink.
With two outlets established in Singapore since 2014, Boyle's Coffee continues to expand their venture by opening up their third Singapore outlet to display their commitment in serving quality coffee. Partnering with two young entrepreneurs, their new flagship store takes a fresh approach in also offering delicious and hearty food under the name "Boyle's Coffee & Love Bites".
Wanderlost Lounge offers bespoke non-alcoholic cocktails and a selection of lava rock grilled food options. 40 meters above ground, the rooftop lounge has a beautifully furnished interior and patrons can look forward to fantastic views of Tanjong Pagar.
It takes some determination and grit to locate Wanderlost Lounge. You can drop at 15 Enggor Street. You will arrive at this building called Realty Centre. To enter, go to the back of this building by crossing the grass patch to find the back entrance via Bernam Street. You’ll spot a car park entrance. Now, make your way up the slope (don't forget to say hello to the friendly uncle who's on bouncer duty) and you’ll find an elevator. Take the elevator up to 11th floor and then take 1 floor up the stairs to reach Wanderlost Lounge. So now that you have this information, go wander and get lost!
Tiger Sugar, a hugely popular milk tea from Taiwan has expanded to Singapore with 3 outlets which are established within a short time span of just 3 months. Their 3rd & newest outlet is located at the conveniently-located Paragon Shopping Centre.
Tiger Sugar is a hit among Instagram user and it is most well-known for its beverages' trademark "tiger stripes", which are formed when the dark brown sugar syrup portion blends with thick milk in the cup.
The Monarchy Cocktail Bar & Ultra Lounge at 56 / 58 Tras Street offer a long-awaited, permanent and spiritual home for the wildly popular Monarchy nights that were acclaimed for playing host to both Royalty and celebrities alike on the rooftop of OUE Bayfront. The Monarchy is the brainchild of nightlife veterans, Robbie Hoyes-Cock, the CEO & Founder of the world's most glamourous Formula 1 weekend after-parties The Podium Lounge; and Steve Yallop, former Executive Director of Pangaea at Marina Bay Sands, who have been organising star-studded high society club nights in Singapore since 2005.
Set in a heritage shophouse spread over 3,600 square feet in the heart of the CBD, this quintessentially British cocktail bar exudes understated luxury and bears a distinctly regal theme, celebrating the Royal Houses of Normandy to Lancaster and Tudors to the Windsors.
Helmed by General Manager Rob Scott, former Group Beverage Director of Burnt Ends, Meatsmith & Rogue Trader, The Monarchy offers a carefully curated menu of timeless cocktails through the ages, and will introduce a new cocktail list quarterly, enabling guests to take multiple journeys through the history of Great Britain's most popular tastes and tipples of the day.
The opening cocktail list “Cool Britannia” is named in celebration of the modern, outward-facing Britain of the 1990s and the period of increased pride in the giddy cultural fantasia of the United Kingdom – the name itself a pun on the title of one of Britain's most patriotic songs, ''Rule Brittania''.
In a tip of the hat to Britain’s constitutional monarchy, guests enter the premises through a front door that is identical to the iconic home of the British Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street.
On weekends and eve of public holidays from 10pm, as the night builds up and the lights go down, the music starts pulsing and The Monarchy’s dazzling ultra lounge space comes alive as the entire venue transforms into one club. A hidden door at the end of the 8 metre long cocktail bar swings open to reveal a dark and intimate boudoir lined with leather Chesterfields and dancing platforms, where guests can party with the best house music DJs and live celebrity acts.
The 7 VIP tables named after British icons: Sir Winston Churchill, Dame Helen Mirren, Audrey Heburn, Amy Winehouse, George Michael, John Lennon and Hugh Grant; provide a home-away-from-home for those who crave a more sophisticated and private, late-night experience.
The Monarchy has brought together what is possibly the best bar team in Singapore, bringing unprecedented experience from many of the island's most acclaimed venues: 28 HongKong St, Employees Only, 1880, Lulu's, Pangaea and The Cufflink Club to name a few.
The Royal Jesters look forward to entertaining you at The Monarchy soon. God Save The Queen!
At Cultures Specialty Coffee, they seek to create an unique experience where everyone is able to come together to share and enjoy the specialty coffee made with passion by their dedicated team for you.
They don't just brew good cups of coffee, patrons can also look forward to their speciallyprepared donburis too!
Now we don't have to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand, to taste a cup of award-winning latte by Ristr8to.
Inspired by the specialty coffee culture around the world especially in Australia, the newly-opened Ristr8to at J'Forte in Tai Seng is an independently unique cult concept cafe striving to serve the best coffee in every single cup they make. They have immersed themselves in the specialty coffee cultures of many of the world's great cities, in pursuit of the perfect coffee and pass on those experience via their coffee menus.
At Ristr8to, they have taken a lot of time, pride and effort to perfect their coffee in order to provide their customers with the best cup they can, each and every time with their dedication, excellence and passion. Ristr8to's owner-barista Arnon, has won several latte art championships, including the World Latte Art Champion 2017.
China’s most popular fruit tea and bakery cafe trend-leader, Nayuki is opening their 1st overseas store at VivoCity this December.
Nayuki, is the first brand to popularize fruits-based cheese tea and fruits tea with award-winning premium teas. Reinventing the traditional tea drinking culture, they pioneered the lifestyle of pairing tea-drinking and savouring Soft Euro-inspired bakes.
The pairing of fresh fruits and award-winning premium teas was a move deemed adventurous by many in the beginning, but have since proved otherwise.
The Shenzhen-born brand has over 100 stores across China.
The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
The newly opened MUYOO+ expands on the mission that MUYOO started with, launching its first-ever One-Tea-One-Roll concept located at Bedok Mall, to continue driving the healthy movement in Singapore.
Eating healthy need not be boring. MUYOO+’s menu is defined by its usage of the freshest and premium ingredients in its drinks and Euro soft-rolls.
With over 30 different selections of Euro soft-rolls for consumers to choose from, each soft- roll is freshly prepared and hand-kneaded at MUYOO+ kitchen daily.
Not forgetting MUYOO’s fruit-based beverages, delicately crafted in three ways: Cheese / Rose Cloud Fruit Tea, Fun Fruit Tea; these beverages will also be available at MUYOO+. Consumers will get to enjoy their top selling drinks such as Ruby Red Watermelon Cheese Cloud Fruit Tea,Grapefruit and Jasmine Fruit Tea, It’s Just Peachy and many more.
MUYOO+ will see its debut in Singapore on 1st September at Bedok Mall as the perfect delicious and healthy accompaniment to the dining options in the area.
Relish the goodness of kurozu, masterfully brewed in Kagoshima using techniques since the Edo era. Kakuida’s is the best place to visit if you are looking for Japanese black vinegar in Singapore.
Aside from providing kurozu at its purest form, you can reap the benefits of Kurozu through Kakuida’s signature kurozu-infused desserts such as kurozu doughnuts, kurozu lemon tea and even kurozu soft-serve ice cream.
Kurozu, or "Black vinegar", is a wonder-food that has been perfected with 200 years of traditional brewing since the Edo period. Known for its mellow and earthy taste, it is widely consumed in Japan for health and beauty reasons.
Nat is also known for his long-standing role in Mediacorp's Channel 5 drama, Tanglin.
The creative drinks and affectionately-termed bobii (tapioca pearls in colloquial Taiwanese) are made with natural ingredients such as butterfly pea extract, fresh milk and fruit juice. In addition, the brand eschews high-fructose corn syrup, and uses only premium brown cane sugar from Taiwan. Customers are also able to choose the level of sweetness for the tea-based drinks at Bobii Frutti.
Bobii Frutii also gets its red tea from Sri Lanka and green tea from Vietnam. The oolong tea leaves and mochi-like bobii are specially imported from the brand’s own farm and factory in Taiwan respectively, for optimum freshness. These high quality bobiis contain no preservatives, additives and artificial colouring.
This takeaway-only outlet's menu in Singapore features 37 different drinks under five categories– a number that makes up almost 80 percent of the selection in Taiwan.
Bobii Frutii was established in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 by two students with a fondness for bubble tea and hipster café culture. It currently has five outlets, three in Taiwan, one in Shenzhen and one in Singapore. There are plans to open more outlets in across the island in 2018. Bobii Frutii Pte Ltd in Singapore works closely with the Taiwanese team that includes undergoing strict tea-making training to ensure the best customer experience.
Brand Ambassador & Creative Director, Nat has also undergone rigorous training to learn the intricacies of creating the drinks and personally visited the tea plantation in Miaoli, Taiwan – where Bobii Frutii obtains their oolong tea – to understand the full process from farm to cup.
Coca-Cola which has a global portfolio comprising more than 500 brands, unveiled a new S$79 million storage and distribution centre in Tuas on 19th July.
The 6,000-sqm facility, is located right across the road from Coca-Cola’s concentrate plant, and is designed to drive efficiency and support the company’s growing business in Asia Pacific.
Coca-Cola’s concentrate plant and distribution centre in Tuas are both operated by Pacific Refreshments Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company. Together, they will produce and distribute more than 200 different concentrates for brands such as Coca-Cola, Fanta, Schweppes, Heaven & Earth, Sprite, Pwerade and Minute Maid.
Singapore’s first integrated Japanese Emporium, Emporium Shokuhin, has collaborated with renowned Ishizuchi Shuzo Corporation to open the world’s first Ishizuchi Sake Bar here. It is nestled within Emporium Shokuhin's The Liquor Store.
Enjoy the wonderful sakes from Ishizuchi paired with specially created Japanese-Tapas.
Shan Cha at China Square is a cafe by day and sake bar by night.
Here is a quick look at their sake selections and their serving is pretty generous at 100ml a pop.
WAKATAKE ONIKOROSHI HONJOZO: dry with thick flavour and is most popular with many sake lovers.
OHYAMA MEIMON TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: one with a gentle aroma and with a pleasant overall fragrance. Fairly dry, with a nutty finish. The character is not overwhelming, and it goes well with all kinds of food.
ICHINOKURA KARAKUCHI TOKUBETSU JUNMAI: this junmai-shu is painstakingly brewed by hand in line with Ichinokura's traditions, and has a distinctive flavour which possesses both elegance and real depth. Hugely popular and regularly voted as among the top ranked sake.
SHIRATAKI JOZEN MIZUNO GOTOSHI JUNMAI DAIGINJO: this is the top quality Jozenmizunogotoshi. It is brewed with great care, and fermented over a longer period. It has a beautiful elegant aroma and excellent finish.
Launching soon in January 2017, ClubCo is turning co-working on its head. They are committed in providing a lifestyle working experience for individuals and businesses through the integration of cutting-edge workspaces, premium meeting rooms, versatile function areas and collaborative event spaces with their established lifestyle restaurant, cafe and bar. Instead of paying for your workspace, 100% of your membership fee can be redeemed for food, beverage and other club services available.
Membership packages are tailored to suit your requirements and deliver all-inclusive benefits in an environment that revolves around networking and learning whilst being supported by great food, coffee and drinks from their restaurant, Club Meatballs.
Serving a diverse menu revolving around meatballs where you 'choose your own food adventure', every meal can be created differently in Club Meatballs. With a happening bar, Club Meatballs is also a great spot to socialise, network or conduct your casual meetings throughout the day. You can also book parties and events in Club Meatballs where they can help you bring in bands and other entertainments to suit your requirements. All using your club membership account, so you will be cashless while ordering food and drinks in Club Meatballs.