The Fabulous Baker Boy is relaunching their multi-concept F&B brand at creative enclave the Aliwal Arts Centre in January 2021 with a bigger 70-seater space and expanded menu. Formerly located at the foothills of Fort Canning, The Fabulous Baker Boy spearheaded by owner, baker and theater actor Juwanda Hassim, has re-emerged from the initial closure and Covid-19 situation, bigger, better and more fabulous than before.
With the new location at Aliwal Arts Centre, Juwanda hopes to bring together his love for food and theatre under one roof. The multi-concept bakery, patisserie, cake shop, café, restaurant and caterer to the arts centre, is the only place in Singapore to combine all these elements under one roof and kitchen. And with a new tagline and mission statement - Big Love Bakery and Soul Kitchen, Juwanda hopes to communicate how personal and grateful he is for this project. Employing a women-empowered team of bakers and cooks, floor staff from all walks of life, delivery services of friends who are currently out of jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Juwanda is giving back to the community in a big way and in a manner only he knows how, by sharing his love for cooking and baking.
Customers can expect more at the new venue. The artisanal baked goods menu will be expanded to include a steady stream of sourdough breads, croissants, quiches, danishes and cookies in addition to The Fabulous Baker Boy’s famous range of Diva and Divo cakes named after celebrities. There will be at any one time 14 different cakes to choose from on site.
The all-day brunch and lunch menu will also be expanded to include some new items such as Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli with burnt butter and sage, sourdough pizzas and hasselback potatoes with a saucy local twist will replace regular french fries. Popular favourites such as Corn Beef Hash, Chicken & Waffles and Ju’s Prawn Pasta that draw customers back time and time again will remain on the menu.
For those looking for a great cup of coffee, The Fabulous Baker Boy will be continuing their coffee supplier relationship with homegrown coffee roasters Highlander, this time round, anchoring their relationship in a more meaningful way by representing them in barrister competitions in the near future. Customers can also expect smoothies, milk shakes, ice creams and chocolate-based beverages on the new menu.
The interior design of the new F&B space will feature a country theme with simple Nordic elements incorporated to lend a natural and clean silhouette allowing for lots of natural light to stream through.
Don’t miss the chance to try well-known Singaporean celebrity Li Nanxing's recipes at the newly-launched Bakers & Co.
While known for his acting chops, the veteran celebrity actually has a secret cooking talent. The highlights at Bakers & Co. are the Ah Ge’s Curry Chicken Set and Ah Ge’s Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam with Croissant. Lovingly prepared using his family heirloom recipes handed down through generations, with Nanxing adding his own take to the dishes and generously sharing a taste of his childhood to all during this festive season.
Savouring these dishes always bring back fond and nostalgic memories for Ah Ge, who grew up enjoying them. The fragrant curry chicken is made even better when paired with a wholesome baguette! The breads at Bakers & Co., ranging from Blueberry Cream Cheese, Pizza Bread and Cinnamon Roll are also specially curated by him.
Already a household name in China with over 130 outlets and two in Malaysia, Sugar Toast has opened its first outlet in Singapore at Wisma Atria.
Founded in 2017, Sugar Toast is famous for its artisanal breads made with only quality ingredients, natural colouring, and without preservatives. Each handmade loaf at Sugar Toast takes four hours to create, requiring skilful hand-pounding, folding and layering techniques.
Offering 15 unique flavours that include two savoury versions, Sugar Toast is set to take the bakery world by storm with its picture-perfect and oh-so-tasty masterpieces. Each 300g loaf comes pre-sliced into five 2cm-thick pieces that are best enjoyed on its own.
An average day at Sugar Toast entails the kneading of dough and firing up the ovens as early as 6am to prepare fresh breads daily by 10am.
The dough is made with high-protein flour specially imported from Japan, a secret ratio milk to water mix, then enhanced with condensed milk for an unmistakable fragrance, before being individually flavoured. A layering process ensues, with each step requiring a precise pounding action for over 200 times to flatten the dough, followed by precisely folding the dough numerous times, resulting in ultimate fluffiness.
The Cubano is a simple sandwich with a lot of history. And as with all things, it is always only as good as the ingredients. Visit Porkypine on Telok Ayer Street for a satisfying and delicious Cubano.
Porkypine's ham is cured and smoked in-house. A simple cure of salt and gula melaka is all they use, no nitrates or preservatives. After a 10-day cure, it is rubbed with Porkypine's secret rub and smoked with hickory for 8 hours. Their roast pork is made with pork shoulder marinated overnight and slow cooked for 24 hours with a special & secret spice blend.
Welcome to the BBright Side! A creative concept by BreadTalk Group, Butter Bean has opened its first outlet at Funan and a second will follow at VivoCity in September 2020.
Centered around creating conversations and connections over a cup of coffee, Butter Bean presents traditional Nanyang coffee-based beverages and bakery goods with a modern twist, changing the way you can enjoy the same local flavours you love.
Discover a fresh new Nanyang coffee experience at Butter Bean!
Located at Funan Mall, Butter Bean’s first outlet seats 45 and spots a welcoming yellow interior with a vibrant ‘Cherry to Cup’ wall mural illustrated by local creative studio 8EyedSpud. The space is characterised by marble counter displays, a butter block-inspired bar table and a faux tree which add a refreshing touch of green. The second outlet at Vivo City will boast a larger space for 84 and includes an alfresco patio that is perfect for a laidback breezy afternoon.
Following the successful launch at CÉ LA VI Tokyo in 2019, CÉ LA VI have announced that their new fast and casual dining concept, BAO, is now available in Singapore at the CÉ LA VI SkyBar. Guests can enjoy both signature and Singapore special juicy Baos, paired with thick-cut fries, set against the breath-taking panorama of the city skyline.
The Bao burgers offer a tantalising fusion between Asian bao and western burgers, inspired by the fluffy bao popular in Taiwan, Japan and China. The housemade Bao buns are steamed to order and seared on a hot cast iron pan on one side to achieve a crispy, caramelised interior while maintaining the soft pillowy Bao exterior. The menu draws inspiration from flavours across Asia, featuring seven tantalising Bao combinations loaded up with sustainably-sourced, antibiotic- and hormone-free ingredients.
The man behind this exciting offering, Group Executive Chef Joey Sergentakis, says, “We are delighted to roll out our Bao burger concept in Singapore after the success we’ve seen with them in Tokyo. What makes the Bao unique is the combination of different textures and techniques that balances out the flavours and creates this gastronomic East meets West fusion.”
With the Bao menu on offer at CÉ LA VI’s breezy rooftop SkyBar, guests are welcome to kick back and enjoy the flavourful offerings with crafted cocktails or refreshing beers, served up with a soundtrack of Soulful House, Nu Disco and Eclectic Grooves.
Combining the quality of original Italian pizzas with a new way of food trend; Pizza Addiction offers fast service, authentic taste and honest prices which make their pizzas an "addiction". Their dough is made freshly every day and served after 24 hours of fermentation.
Hailing from New Jersey, Blimpie is an authentic American-style deli serving freshly-made subs, wraps, paninis and salads. They've been making sandwiches fresh upon order since 1964.
It was 1964, Beatles Mania was in full swing, the Beehive was the buzzed about hairstyle of choice and Muhammad Ali was the Heavy Weight Champion of the World. It was also the year that Blimpie was born!
Three buddies from Hoboken, New Jersey, had a fresh and delicious idea along with a passion to share this idea with the world. They knew the sandwiches they made were the best tasting, with the freshest ingredients all at a great value.
Blimpie has been America’s neighborhood deli destination for more than five decades. With locations coast to coast, Blimpie is proud to continue serving freshly sliced meats and high quality ingredients. They are proud of their history and they’re honored to make their subs bigger and better, that’s the Blimpie way.
Cedele has opened a chic new branch at Marina Bay Sands! Visit them for an ambrosian range of starters, mains & desserts.
Cedele lives by the ethos "Eat Well, Be Well”. It believes that besides physical nourishment, the food you eat affects your whole wellbeing. As a pioneer and now veteran in offering healthier food choices with a taste forward, Cedele has been a trusted local household brand associated with thoughtful bakes and food made with love and positive intentions. Its extensive range of products includes breads, cakes, pastries, salads, sandwiches and retail merchandise.
Cedele is constantly creating new recipes and addressing current health needs in its continued care and commitment to its customers. Setting a greener movement, Cedele serves to nurture a balanced holistic lifestyle and has also stepped up its collaboration with like-minded partners to spread social and environmental awareness.
Journey through the seasons at Origin + Bloom at Marina Bay Sands, as the integrated resort welcomes another gem to its host of dining experiences. Set against the backdrop of a lush garden oasis at the lobby of the iconic hotel, the European- inspired pÃ¢tisserie marries superior produce with fine craftsmanship to present timeless classics and modern creations.
Enjoy a menu of modern delights and timeless classics from their selection of freshly made gourmet breads, sandwiches and salads, paired with one of their signature brews such as contemporary cold-drip coffee. Then, take your pick from a delicious range of Instagram-worthy desserts created by Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Benites such as the signature Mango, Piedmont Hazelnut Praline Macaé Chocolate Bar and Salted Chocolate Orange Cake.
Bali-based bakery Starter Lab has opened its first overseas branch in Singapore. Located on Havelock Road, Starter Lab is known for their American-style sourdough bread.
Founded by Emerson Manibo, who worked at NYC’s three Michelin-starred restaurant Per Se, Tartine Bakery and Della Fattoria, Starter Lab is known for its American-style sourdough bread. Customers can look forward to seven types of sourdough loaves at the bakery each day, priced between $12 and $18. The loaves are around 1 to 1.2kg and thus are value-for-money fresh bakes which will keep you going back for more.
At a time when electronic person-to-person introductions and food delivery apps are at the touch of our fingertips, Tiong Bahru Bakery still believes in “celebrating neighborhoods” and that means taking time for the face-to-face connection with people that matter. For the first time ever, the Home of the Handmade Croissant shares the 4,000 sq ft space with internationally award-winning beauty brands Browhaus and Strip at a convenient location in the Central Business District area.
It could not have come at a better time as Spa Esprit Group’s founder, Cynthia Chua, states that “The all-new Funan has provided us an opportunity to sync well-loved brands for a more valuable experience than ever before. We want to continue to be the nexus of creativity, culture and conversation.” The 90-seater bakery is the second outlet to serve the full hot food menu in addition to their popular 100% French flour-and-butter bakes, exclusive coffee blend and superfood treats, after their Raffles City branch.
Being part of Spa Esprit Group’s very first multi-concept without barriers, TBB Funan can be accessed from any entry point on the fourth floor shared with Browhaus and Strip. Captivating images on LED screens greet customers with the newest and latest at the bakery. Soft leather armchairs, warm lighting and communal tables make for easy conversation amongst friends and colleagues.
Following TBB tradition, every new outlet offers exclusives in store for a limited time. At TBB Funan, they have savory porkcast pie on TBB’s signature French butter croissant crust. The diamond-shaped creation adds a flaky and crunchy texture to pork cheek rendang done local-style in homemade rempah or intensely flavored spice paste (read: not poured from a store-bought readymade pack) at $8.90++ each. Not one but two exclusives mark this grand opening of TBB Funan. The best-selling viennoisserie, kouign amann, takes on an Asian-flavored spin inspired by the Chinese fried doughnut or ham chim peng. It is intensified with five-spice butter and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds on the Breton cake which literally means “cake-butter” at $5++ each that’s available from now till 10 September 2019. There’s also Unity tea blend that’s farm fresh, and made up of ginger, pandan, turmeric and chili ($6/$6.20++ each) which are locally grown by Edible Garden City. “Unity” was chosen to signify the three concepts under one roof for the first time in Singapore.
Malaysian bakery chain Lavender has expanded to Singapore. Bringing their most popular bakes to their newly-opened Singapore outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, fans from Singapore no longer need to cross the border for their delicious creations.
Lavender is an artisanal bakery and patisserie. Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques, the bakery creates premium quality desserts and baked goods that not only nourish the body, but also delight the senses.
Working closely with local farmers and various purveyors, the bakery ensures that only safe and quality ingredients are used in their products.
Lalune Croissant at 313@Somerset is your choice for freshly-baked croissants and delectable bubble tea.
Locally owned, their menu is catered to best suit Singaporean’s preferred taste. Their croissants are made with the finest ingredients from Europe and only the best quality of ingredients are used for their bubble tea. Whether its breakfast, lunch or tea, they’ll have something for you.
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.
Originated in 1919, Guschlbauer is a proud Austrian brand dedicated to the art of making delicious and high quality pastries. Made with ingredients carefully selected from all over the world, they are determined to provide supreme tasting bread and cake products to every customer. Guschlbauer's 1st South-East Asian flagship store is now open at Waterway Point Singapore.
The traditional bakery set sail in Austria, then continued their success by making splashes in Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Canada.
Guschlbauer's signature bakes include the Quarter Cheese Bun and Devil Cheese Bun.
A group of Singaporeans, visited My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) in Ho Chi Minh City and were deeply impressed with the flavourful yet healthy range of food MBM Saigon provides. The lingering taste inspired them to bring it nearer to home, by collaborating with MBM Saigon to open its first ever Asian outlet outside of Vietnam, in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar Centre.
My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) is a family business managed by Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn's father, Frank Chinn. Together with Vietnam’s well-known European chef Andreas Ertle who has opened restaurants globally from New York to Moscow, the specialty sauces and roasting processes of the quality meat being used by MBM Saigon was developed.
MBM Saigon is fully committed to its objective of providing its valued customers with food products representing “Wholesome, Flavorful, Value”. Since its inception, MBM Saigon has garnered numerous good reviews on TripAdvisor, and has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and is now recognised as Vietnam’s #1 Banh Mi.
Firebake is a restaurant at East Coast with the first full-scale woodfire bread oven in Singapore, using European historical techniques of breadmaking. Founded by veteran food & beverage consultant Konstantino Blokbergen, Firebake is a celebration of the ancient pathways of breadmaking, and the importance of human touch in the process.
Firebake’s crowning feature is its twin woodfire ovens. One dome-shaped and the other tunnel-shaped, they allow bread to be baked and selected dishes to be slow-cooked. Hand built from some 5,000 bricks by specialized craftsmen over 6 weeks; they are a primal presence and the heart of the restaurant, because around them, and in full view of diners, the ‘theatre’ of breadmaking unfolds.
In the past in old Europe, the entire community would get together and bake bread on Sunday after church. Firebake embraces this tradition and recaptures its comforting spirit in its bread craft and a food experience that is best enjoyed with breads.
On the menu are tartines and sandwiches, salads, soups, stews, grilled and smoked meats and fish, and baked desserts – all tailored to complement the sourdough breads used in the form of sandwiches, toasts, chips, croutons and bits, and breadcrumbs. The flavours are global and contemporary while techniques are again historical European, and showcase the faceted use of the woodfire ovens and stoves, and cast iron pots and pans.
Respectful of small-scale bakery tradition using natual leaven, Eric Kayser, working with his bakers, has developed his creations over the years. Technical innovations, new recipes, innovative store designs, and constant search for the best quality ingredients. He also shares the values that are dear to him: a love for work well done and team spirit.
All breads, pastries and brioches at Maison Kayser are produced each day in the baking rooms of each of the bakeries using the Fermento Levain. After this exclusive leavening, the bread undergoes slow kneading and long fermentation, before being shaped by hand, placed on a linen cloth and baked on-site in an open hearth oven. In addition to these fine creations, grocery products, sandwiches, salads and quiches are also available.
In 1964, Eric Kayser was born into a family of professional bakers – his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all traditional French bakers. Naturally, he quickly realized his calling for baking and at a young age of 18, became a companion of the prestigious Tour de France of baking for five years. Then, he bacame a bakery trainer for the Institut National de la Boulangeri Patisserie (INBP) for nearly ten years.
In 1994, Eric Kayser and Patrick Castagna, an audit consultancy and training body for bakers and pastry chefs, invtented the Fermento Levain – a machine which maintains natural liquid leaven at an ideal temperature. As a living element, this yeast is taken care of everyday with the baker feeding it by adding water and flour to balance the fermentation.
The folks from Lab SG have a new dessert and bakery project a few doors from their mainstay at Jalan Pisang, Sinseh: The Grocery.
Occupying a small shophouse half the size of their restaurant, the intimate space is minimalist yet cozy with whitewashed concrete walls, wooden shelf displays of trinkets like retro cookie jars and cooking memorabilia, and a corner dedicated to fancy cutlery and artisan baking goods for sale. But don't expect to get too cushy because apart from a table and a few chairs outside, there aren't any dine-in options.
Apart from the usual croissants and baguettes and focaccia, the in-house bakery here does hearty bagel sandwiches with fillings like salmon and dill, turkey bacon and egg, grilled cheese and grilled vegetable. Desserts include death-by-carbs option bagel ice cream sandwich with homemade vanilla ice cream and fruit, nut and chocolate chips. Just like their predecessors at Lab SG, they're pretty big on dessert drinks like the earl grey float that sees a dollop of their home made early grey ice cream on a root beer or Coke, virgin lychee mojitos and caramel apple fizz.
At the launch of their first global concept store in VivoCity mall, BreadTalk announced that they are building a new integrated system that will see its internal kitchen baking processes to external digital screens in-store. Once the freshly-baked breads are ready, the alert will flash across the screens. Nearby office workers can also register their devices with the store and get a notification when their buns are about to be popped onto the shelf.
BreadTalk said all of its outlets in Singapore will progressively be remodelled to the same theme and design with a chef's table as the centrepiece. Its outlets in China will implement the new concept in the first quarter of 2016, followed by Thailand and Indonesia.
Led by award-winning artisan baker, Eran Mayer, Artisan Boulangerie Co. is a contemporary bakery with a remarkable French influence, employing artisanal techniques with natural ingredients of the highest quality. Starting with the flour that is imported directly from a traditional flour mill outside of Paris to carefully sourced and selected produce from the best farms around the world. They bake their breads fresh daily with a taste unlike anything you’ll find in Singapore.
Artisan Boulangerie Co. has five outlets around the island and we are pleased to bring some French flair to the East Coast of Singapore.
The bakery prides itself in the creation of exquisite handcrafted breads using only the finest quality ingredients from Europe. A group of dedicated, highly skilled craftsmen then combines the Japanese, European and Taiwanese styles of bread making to create an impressive line up of artisan breads.
Heading Duke Bakery as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef, is 29 year old Allen Tsai. At the age of 17, the Taiwanese-born Tsai left home for Japan, France and Germany to learn from the celebrated masters of the baking trade. With ten years of valuable experience, the budding bread connoisseur has also gained himself a solid reputation in the baking industry.
They are an artisan bakery creating sourdough bread, pastries & wholesome food that nourish your body, delight your senses & gratify your soul.
A collaboration between Far East Flora Holdings and Japan’s artisanal bakery, Signifiant Signifie, the new bakery boasts 45 types of breads and pastries made with natural leaven and ingredients from around the world.
& why is a new cafe inspired by the delicatessens of New York.
& why aims to diversify the available styles of cuisines that are Halal in Singapore, as up till only recently, the selection has been quite limited to mostly regional culinary offerings. The food and drinks they serve are all Halal. Everything is prepared the Halal way and they are fully Muslim-owned.
It is called & why... as a play on New York's initials and the ellipsis are there for you to continue it with your own ideas. It is to signify an interaction between the cafe and you, a two-way street.
& why serves cuisine that is premium on the palate yet filling and fulfilling for the appetite, such as sandwiches and salads. The mocktails and brewed coffee at & why... are also refined and cater to delicate tastes. All their breads and pastries are baked in-house by their chefs.
Cafe's signature dishes include Asparagusto & Pastrami: Layers of beef pastrami topped with grilled asparagus and melted Gruyere cheese, drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread and Stripped-down Steak Sandwich: Rosemary 6oz strip loin steak with wild sautéed mushrooms, melted Gruyere cheese and drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread.
Mad About Dolce: Creamy Café Dolce tainted with hazelnut chocolate bringing out its richness. Could be a favourite for those with a sweet tooth.
Ladies should enjoy the Mademoiselle drink; a watermelon base fused together with Lussory white and a dash of lemonade soda to provide a refreshing sensation.