MAI by Dashi Master Marusaya is a premium dashi concept restaurant by Japanese katsuobushi wholesaler, Marusaya. The 38-seater restaurant is dedicated to serving authentic Japanese dishes using superior ingredients directly imported from Japan, together with all-natural dashi made from special aged bonito and quality konbu. The Marusaya group also runs two other Japanese dining concepts in Singapore: Dashi Master Marusaya and Ten Sushi and Bar, since 2014.
Founded in 1962, Marusaya is dedicated to supplying katsuobushi for commercial use, with over 9,000 customers from food establishments including soba, udon, ramen and Japanese kappo restaurants. The dashi used at MAI is of a different calibre, as the company takes pride in its Satsuma 2-year-old hongare-honbushi, made from skipjack tuna which is dried and fermented over two years. This is unlike other katsuobushi, which is fermented only over a year. The extended period of fermentation draws out almost all moisture and concentrates the flavour of the katsuobushi, making it especially strong in umami. The aged bonito is then cooked with specially imported Rishiri kelp – one of the best categories of kelp that’s harvested around Hokkaido – for over an hour, to produce a broth that reveals sophisticated flavours, which is thoughtfully infused into every dish. It is worthy to note that besides dashi, no MSG or any other chemical seasoning is used. One can be assured of a delicious, healthy and authentic Japanese dining experience at MAI.
Newly-opened eatery & wine cellar at Bukit Pasoh; The Wine & Gourmet Friends sets the tone for a casual dining concept with exclusive boutique wines and dishes crafted from the heart.
What happens when a group of friends made up of experienced restaurateurs, consummate wine experts and talented chefs get together over good food and wine? They open The Wine & Gourmet Friends – an Asian-tapas wine bistro, founded on the belief that friendships are forged and flourish over good wines and heart-warming food!
Offering affordable wines and delicious food crafted from the heart, all within a comfortable, unintimidating environment, The Wine & Gourmet Friends is perfect for everyone: from novices to wine connoisseurs, as well food lovers to gourmands.
The 56-seater space, decked out with wide, wooden tables and comfy banquet seats is perfect for a cosy gathering. Even when the kitchen closes on Sunday, The Wine & Gourmet Friends stays open from noon to 9pm to offer guests a unique experience. Guests are invited to "Bring Your Own Food" - home-cooked or otherwise – for a day out with family and friends. Guests need only order a bottle of wine (min. 1 bottle for every 4 guests) to enjoy their meal in the comfort of the bistro.
A partnership with Unlisted Collection; Zén is the sister restaurant to 3-Michelin star Frantzén in Stockholm. Their tasting menu is carefully curated and based on both local and world-class delicacies. Guest can expect the finest ingredients sourced from the region and beyond. The gastronomic experience spans three floors in a classic shophouse building in downtown Singapore.
Their fixed menu is priced at SGD 450++ per guest excluding a choice of beverages. Beverage pairing, alcoholic and non-alcoholic is available. Zén is set to open on 21 November.
Located on the ground floor of Straits Clan, Clan Café is an all-day lounge serving nourishing fare that is comforting to both the palate and soul. Set in a warm and inviting atmosphere, the menu features a selection of hearty grain bowls and broths with recipes drawn from East Asian heritages. The beverage program is centred around a range of wellness tea blends, specially developed by artisan tea specialist, A.muse Projects.
Straits Clan is a new hospitality project and members' club managed by The Lo & Behold Group, developed in conjunction with Members Only Hospitality. They open their doors from March 2018.
As a member, you'll gain access to:
Four floors of F&B, entertainment, fitness, wellness and workspace concepts
The city’s most progressive and forward-thinking community
Some of the world's best members clubs and workspaces through their network of reciprocal clubs
Exclusive invites and unique event experiences in Straits Clan and around the city
Special privileges from a curated network of lifestyle, hospitality and retail partners
Come together over a rotating roster of events, featuring the best and exciting new experiences from around the world and Singapore. All in a comfortable, modern space where you can be yourselves, open up, share and connect.
Casa Poncho is a Latin destination restaurant, bar and enclave. It is located at 14 Bukit Pasoh Road in the former Keow Siong Club, which was transformed into a new a Latin enclave in Singapore. Step through the gates of Casa Poncho and enter a Latin haven that is a feast for the eyes, ears and, deliciously, the mouth.
Casa Poncho flows over four sections - the courtyard, the bar, the restaurant and the terrace. Reminiscent of a grand home in Mexico or Cuba, you are welcome to sit in the courtyard as the sun goes down, cocktail in hand, before you make your way to the great room – which is the restaurant. Rustic, fun, sexy and cosy, look and up see the tungsten light fixtures and the warm red walls with hand painted murals.
Cast your eyes around and you will see a collection of Poncho’s treasures. Listen and your hips will want to sway to the music. Who is Poncho? You’ll find him on his motorbike.
At Casa Poncho a sharing menu is served with flavours inspired by Latin American countries – they call them pequeñitos! The idea is to snack, savour and share with each other.
They serve a range of dishes, some of which include La Pluma - grilled Iberico pork pluma with caramelized pineapple; Dedos de Poncho - chilli cheese churros with jalapeño and cheddar; Pulpo Ranchero – grilled octopus, salsa “ranchera”, pumpkin seed and scallion oil; Lomito al Carbon – charbroiled Argentinian beef tenderloin with zucchini, grilled onions, and roasted capsicum salsa; and Crispy Chili con Carne – chili spring roll with minced beef, avocado, sour cream foam, chili, lime, coriander and garlic.
Some of their irresistible desserts include Poncho’s Flan – made with horchata, mango, mint and fresh berries; Tentacion de Chocolate – chili chocolate, egg custard and paprika sour cream; and of course, Churros with chili chocolate and cinnamon cream!
The Casa Poncho bar serves a diverse selection of beverages with signature Mezcal based cocktails at its heart. Guests can find cocktails like the Gregorio Negrito, made with Mezcal Reposado, Antica Formula, Campari and bitters, as well as the La Margarita del Poncho made with Mezcal Alipus Blanco, Grand Marnier, yuzu and agave syrup, and Poncho’s Favorito – tequila reposado, dry curacao, Aperol, cranberry and lime juice. A selection of beers and wines from Latin America and Europe are also on offer.
So, who is Poncho? Poncho loved life and had many homes around Latin America. He enjoyed great food, drinks, music, cigars and movies. His house was for everyone. Combining the best of all his casas, the Casa Poncho's team brings his home to Singapore for you to enjoy!
Located along Bukit Pasoh Road and just a few minutes away from Outram Park MRT station, TAKU Sushi & Wagyu & Craft Bar is a restaurant and bar that serves a variety of Japanese cuisine, specially prepared by their head chef, Arakawa.
TAKU offers fine Japanese food and drinks in a warm and inviting atmosphere that will surely deliver an excellent dining experience for all.
An exciting new addition to Singapore’s night scene, Chikin (meaning “chicken” in colloquial Japanese) is a contemporary Yakitori-bar concept that offers an array of Japanese skewers, small plates and a delectable spectrum of house-infused cocktails.
The second and newest venue by lifestyle group Coterie Dining Concepts, Chikin was conceived with the aim of amping up the Yakitori experience through a package of great food, flavourful, tipples and a buzzing trendy bar setting.
Housed within a conservation shophouse at the up-and-coming Bukit Pasoh enclave, Chikin pays tongue in cheek tribute to Japanese popular culture and consumerism both with its out of the box characterisation of traditional Yakitori and cocktails , and with its affordability.
Boldly defying the traditionally premium price points of its offerings, Chikin believes that delicious Yakitori and well crafted cocktails can and should be enjoyed without breaking the bank.
On the ground floor of this three-storey Yakitori bar is where a long bar and open kitchen sits, guests are greeted with wall-to-ceiling murals sprinkled with iconic Pop Art symbols that are enlivened with neon lights and energetic graphics.
Through a climb up the stairway, the bar opens up to a lounge-like space in a dim-lit dining hall catered for cosy sit-down dining and for larger groups.
Over at the third floor, CHIKIN holds a private room space dedicated for functions and small group gatherings. Access to the private party room is by invitation or reservation only.
At Chikin, the authenticity and art of the Yakitori is preserved as cuisine-trained chefs serve up a mouth-watering selection of skewers and small plates. As its name suggests, the menu carries as many parts of the chicken as you can name: thigh, wing, heart, gizzard, tail, windpipe, neck,with other Kushiyaki (meat and vegetable) options grilled to a smoky perfection over Binchotan, a high quality Japanese charcoal.
Conceptualized by award-winning bartender Sam Wong, Chikin’s drinks menu boasts a bevy of up to 20 different cocktails, with a majority of 15 being house-made signature cocktail infusions. Infused over a period of three to four days, each spirit is expertly formulated with various ingredients to deliver a spectrum of subtle to profound flavour profiles. Just prior to serving, Chikin’s bartenders top the infusions off with carefully crafted ingredients to enhance and balance the cocktails.
Indra Kantono and Gan Guoyi, the husband-and-wife team behind Sugarhall and Jigger & Pony, have tapped into their holiday memories for their new 40-seater seafood restaurant, Humpback, in Bukit Pasoh. Having shucked live oysters off the Washington coast, they’re channelling their newfound love for fresh seafood into a raw bar, with shells culled from coasts around the world.
The tight menu of fresh raw oysters is complemented by executive chef Polo Seah's dishes of sea life like calamari, mussels and black cod, as well as refreshing plates of beetroot with citrus and pine nuts.
Manning the bar is Sugarhall drinks maker Long Yishu. He serves white spirit cocktails created by the group's bar programme director, Aki Eguchi, while other drinks like white wines and bubblies are also on hand to lift palates in between forkfuls of seafood.