2020 been a year of staying grounded and cancelled holiday plans for most of us and while we may feel restless, itching to cross borders, Typhoon has taken the lead to transport us to Taiwan. It has recently opened its second outlet in Bugis+, with its interior simulating a hole-in-the-wall cafe along Taiwan’s quaint Fujian Cafe Street.
In conjunction with the opening, Typhoon will be launching a new Typhoon Cocktail series for diners to enjoy a sip (or three) of their favourite bubble tea with alcohol! At $14.90++, have your pick from 11 new drinks with alcohol selections such as Gin, Vodka, Kahlua and more.
A crowd-pleaser is its Spiked Pearl Milk Tea; featuring the quintessential home-brewed Taiwanese milk tea with chewy tapioca pearls and top it off with a choice of vodka or sweet kahlua. Another must-try is the Sweet Gin; a spinoff of Typhoon’s ever-popular Sweet Potato Fresh Milk, now topped with a dash of Gin.
Cocktail enthusiasts can opt for the Tropical Passion Fruit Vodka, or the Majestic Gin with Mango Peach; both featuring a fruity tea base, assorted fruits complemented with vodka or gin. These drinks will be available in both Bugis+ and Plaza Singapura outlets from 18 January 2021.
Typhoon brings the “Taste of Taiwan” to the heart of Singapore with a concept that unifies Taiwan’s unparalleled flavours, obsession for artisan fruit teas and larger-than-life desserts set in cafe-style comfort.
Diners can expect to complete an entire meal with iconic dishes from the famed food capital like Classic Lu Rou Fan, Oyster Omelette to decadently adorned chocolate flavoured Hell Valley Volcano, which comes complete with a blondie, and flavoursome fruit teas.
Typhoon is designed to simulate a hole-in-the-wall cafe along Taiwan’s quaint Fujian Cafe Street; the casual unpretentious restaurant is perfect for any time of the day from quick lunches for student or professionals to afternoon high teas and even after work casual dinner with one’s family.
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.
Food For Tots is the newest concept of the Food For Thought group - a self-service kids café that aims to encourage a love for Good Food in children. Situated in Asia’s first garden dedicated to children, Food For Tots draws influences from Jacob Ballas Children’s Gardens’ mission to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment.
Inspired by its location amidst a lush landscape of flora and fauna, their eco-conscious café features an upcycled colander light installation and a potted herb wall – all in alignment with the Gardens’ mission to instil a love of nature in visitors.
Food for Tots' intimate space also boasts an interactive play area and weekly programmes for the little ones, so let the children come and play while you indulge in our all-day brunch items for all the delicious reasons.
Located at Singapore Botanic Gardens' Tanglin Gate, Fusion Spoon is a casual self-service dining place for families and friends.
Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of affordable food and beverages from various cuisine choices such as Western, Asian and Japanese. There is also a waffle and Korean bingsu ice kiosk at Fusion Spoon, for those looking for a little treat after a day out at Singapore’s first UNESCO site!
The main indoor dining area with its warm earthy interiors and green wall brings nature into the restaurant, while the outdoor dining area brings diners closer to nature through an al fresco dining experience.
An indoor as well as an outdoor play area for kids are available plus a 'Harvest Corner', all providing little ones with fun-filled activities while parents dine.
Yellow Cab Pizza Co. Singapore is to open on 9 December at Citylink Mall as a Filipino group sets out to take the pizza chain into the Little Red Dot.
Yellow Cab serves New York-style pizza with premium ingredients and generous toppings. But wait, what is New York-style pizza anyway? Unlike the pizza you’re used to, New York-style pizza is crisp and slightly charred in the bottom, dense and chewy in the middle, and slightly gooey on top. And that’s just the crust. Top it off with a generous serving of the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, and you get—simply put—great New York-style pizza.
Hailing from South Africa, Nando’s is an award-winning casual dining restaurant chain blazing across the world with its Afro-Portuguese PERi-PERi Flame Grilled Chicken. Few who have tried Nando’s PERi-PERi Flame Grilled Chicken can deny the smoky allure of its juicy flesh, cooked to perfection and enlivened with the fiery heat of the flaming red spice – the African Bird’s Eye Chilli.
Here’s the secret to the Nando’s PERi-PERi chicken that has fans coming back over and over again – they are fresh, never frozen. The chickens are left to luxuriate for 24 hours in a secret marinade, butterfly-cut and flame grilled that shaves off excess fat from the bird while transforming the skin into a burnished crisp.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc (pronounced as FIRE Kitchen And Drink) is the newest casual dining restaurant in central business district.
Against the backdrop of Chinatown’s historic allure, FYR promises an intriguing experience that harks back to a simpler time. Rustic décor and storied wall murals lend the restaurant a distinct olden-day charm. Even its moniker is as old as time — it is the etymology of fire. Fire is one of the most important elements in life, especially in cooking. They aim to peel back the layers of complexity to produce food that can bring you a lot of joy.
All of FYR’s cuisines and dishes are whipped up using the Josper Charcoal Oven. This culinary practice pays tribute to a time when food was cooked atop wood chunks and over a roaring fire. The chefs of FYR use lychee wood, which gives the dishes a wonderful smoky note that is tinged with sweetness.
FYR purveys an array of authentic, modern cuisines that perfectly captures the European culture. The chefs opt for herbs and spices found in the Southeast Asian region and use them to enliven the dishes. The dishes, varying from grilled meat to seafood, will be an instant hit with Singaporeans, who possess an inclination towards spicy food.
Some of the mainstays at FYR include: Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters: noble sweet paprika, roasted garlic, chilli padi, spring onion and calamansi all lend a distinctive quality to the fresh and succulent oysters. Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days: this glorious slab of ribeye, cooked to perfection, comes with house salad with java curry dressing and a choice of either buttered cassava or mashed potato.
Whole Maine Lobster: this gigantic lobster, sprawled across the plate, is bound to turn heads. The aroma of the shallot lemongrass béchamel will also waft through the air and whet appetites. Seafood Linguine: tossed with al dente pasta is a potpourri of seafood ingredients as well as lobster bisque, laksa leaves and Thai basil.
Wash these great cuisines down with FYR’s special concoctions. The Apple Rosemary is a delightful blend of fresh apple juice, fresh rosemary and infused lemon syrup. The tangy Lime and Mint is a mix of fresh lime, mint leaves and mint syrup, and will help to cleanse palates.
The Ginger Lemongrass, made with lemon tea, fresh ginger and lemongrass, will help to invigorate senses. The sweet Hibiscus Mint features hibiscus tea, fresh apple juice and infused mint syrup.
Another unique concoction that FYR offers is Grilled Fresh Fruit Juice – expect a rich and caramelized flavour as the bartenders grill the seasonal fruits before juicing. Merrymakers can also quaff the restaurant’s fine selection of red and white wines.