Once Upon a Time is actress Jeanette Aw's bakery on Hamilton Road and its website currently list only three types of cake.
Jeanette is Le Cordon Bleu-trained and is currently doing all the baking by herself until she builds a team. The patisserie is not open to walk-ins yet and is only accepting orders online for now.
There at Once Upon a Time, they do not work with a fixed menu. When a new creation is made, they will change the bakes. This also means every bake is offered for a limited period of time until it retires. Change is the only constant and they want to continually create exciting new things for their customers.
AtTea is a specialty tea concept founded by celebrity Jam Hsiao in Taiwan. Born out of the pure intention to create job opportunities for people who need it; the tea chain got so popular in Taiwan that it quickly ballooned to an eight-outlet chain. And now it has set foot in Singapore at Tiong Bahru Plaza.
Taste the selection of tea specially curated by the Taiwanese superstar himself!
Retrosuperfuture starts the year with a new store at Wisma Atria. Featuring a minimal, pared-back interior, the bright space is accented with natural teak furnishing, large reflective mirrors and light grey terrazzo floors.
Founded in 2007 by Daniel Beckerman, Retrosuperfuture became one of the most influential trend leaders in the independent eyewear business with the goal of developing high quality eyewear, characterized by a distinctive yet wearable design. Every pair is designed and hand made in Italy, with lens partners ZEISS and Barberini adding a layer of quality eye-protection.
Eyewear dominates the gallery-like space with the brand’s complete range of sun and optical glasses. Known for its sharp, uncompromising approach to design, the cult collection matches timeless references with forward looking contemporary aesthetics.
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.
Following closely after the success of its two take-out outlets, Monga has recently opened a dine-in outlet at SingPost Centre.
Monga is known for their Taiwanese fried chicken which is one of the most renowned street snacks of Taiwan. Fresh chicken fillets are marinated with honey, dipped in batter instead of dry flours, and fried to perfection so that every bite of Monga Fried Chicken is thick, juicy and tender at the same time.
Having achieved the world’s top sales record amongst their hundred stores globally, Taiwanese fried chicken emporium owned by celebrity Nono - Monga, is excited to launch their second outlet in ION Orchard Mall this November. To embrace festive cheer, Monga will also be rolling out their special Christmas-edition flavour, the Fiery Chicken Fillet, for a limited time only.
The new Mexican flavour, priced at S$7.90 per fillet, will be exclusively available only during this Christmas. Sure to sate the appetite of fried chicken lovers, this fiery chicken fillet is first deep-fried and then covered with Mexican sauce before it is baked for two-minutes. The Mexican sauce is a secret formulation curated in-house with tomatoes, jalapenos, chillies, onions, and pepper, giving the snack bursting flavours that are sour and mildly spicy at the same. This distinctively red sauce coincides with the eponymous colour of Christmas. Available only from December 1st till 26th, this will be a time-limited flavour in both ION and JEM.
One of the most influential chefs in modern Chinese culinary movement, Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung makes his return to Singapore with contemporary Chinese restaurant, Yì by Jereme Leung at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Nestled on the third level of the restored Raffles Arcade, Yì by Jereme Leung leverages on the art form of fine dining to awaken the appetite and the senses of guests. The restaurant delivers cuisine that takes guests on an exploration voyage to China’s vastly diverse cultural regions.
藝 (Yì) means art in the Chinese language and the restaurant’s interior décor reflects this artistic flair. Designed by Aedas Interiors, Yì by Jereme Leung is a 111-seat restaurant whose design is inspired by the hidden world of deep-rooted culinary traditions and story-telling. Be greeted by a whimsical entrance created by Moss & Lam, an art installation entitled ‘Pale Garden’ which is 90 feet long and cascades across the restaurant’s entryway, decorated with 1,000 handcrafted and individually strung floral strands.
Inspired by the Chinese myth surrounding the god, Pangu which depicts the creation of Heaven and Earth, Yì by Jereme Leung uses neutral earthy materials and tones like stone and timber to embrace the main dining hall as a reflection of ‘Earth’ while the custom ceiling details references the elements of the ‘sky’. This is reflected as diners step into the main dining hall of the restaurant which seats over 60 persons.
Three private rooms are available at Yì by Jereme Leung with one room that seats 10 persons while the other two adjoining rooms fit 8 guests each. Diners who want to enjoy the ambience of the main dining hall but yet prefer more privacy will delight in the semi-private area that can accommodate two tables of 8 guests each.
Enjoy Chef Jereme’s creations like the Hundred-ring Cucumber & Poached Sea Whelk with Soy Sauce Vinaigrette – a classic dish found in China’s Northern region during warm summermonths. The dish is skilfully sliced with a hundred cuts forming a continuous spiral and served with poached sea whelk, finished off with a tangy and refreshing homemade vinaigrette.
Fried Rice with Char Siew, Pork Belly & Pickled Long Beans
Chef Jereme Leung who was raised and educated in Singapore, began his culinary career at the age of 13, starting from the kitchens of Hong Kong. Throughout his career, he has mastered all four cornerstones of Chinese cooking ranging from dim-sum, Chinese barbecue, wok-cooking to knife work. Chef Jereme continued to hone his craft at some of the most prestigious hotels in Southeast Asia which gradually led him to embark on a food pilgrimage across China in the 1990s to explore the flavours of different regions, their ingredients and cooking techniques. He moved to Shanghai, China in 2002, and since then has opened over 9 restaurants across the world. Yì by Jereme Leung will be his first restaurant in Singapore and his long-awaited homecoming.
Fried chicken lovers, have you heard? Hailing from the land of vibrant street food culture, Taiwan’s famous fried chicken brand Monga is opening its first-ever outlet at JEM in Singapore this September.
The Taiwanese fried chicken chain got its name from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is traditionally known as “Monga”. The vibrant neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and also home to the bustling Snake Alley night market. Combined with the fact that the fried chicken fillet is the best-known snack of Taiwan, Monga was established to promote the culture of Taiwan's delicacy. The brand is created by Nono, a well-known Taiwanese artiste and comedian known for his charm and quick wit. Together with Mingdao Liu, king of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, they created Monga Fried Chicken.
Established in Taiwan, the brand boasts over 45 outlets in its home country and has even ventured to Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., Philippines and Malaysia.
Prepared exactly the way they do over Taiwan, Monga’s distinction is defined by its trusted recipe and its extra-thick chicken fillets. Every piece is precisely sliced into a thick slice with a minimum of 2cm. This ensures that the chicken fillet remains firm and satisfyingly juicy even after being deep-fried. To distinguish itself further, Monga uses honey instead of granulated sugar to marinate the chicken meat. The amylase in honey helps to tenderise the meat and elevates the taste of the chicken fillet.
Monga prides itself for its ‘Golden Ratio’ of flour to meat born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Each fillet is coated with the optimum amount of flour before being double-fried to give it its characteristic crust-like crunch with no greasiness.
Every piece is made fresh and served piping hot! Expect three different flavours of fried chicken fillet in Singapore, The King, which is dusted with original salt and pepper seasoning; Hot Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa. To complete the set with a drink and/or fries, choose from different combo upgrades available.
Xi Yan, led by Hong Kong Celebrity Chef Jacky Yu has found a new home in the heart of the financial downtown at Maxwell Chambers! Xi Yan Maxwell is Xi Yan's new flagship restaurant which offers a fresh new dining experience with 3 exciting social spaces: Private Dining, General Dining and Bar.
The Maxwell Chambers Suites is not just a conserved heritage building, it is also charming and its relaxed environment awaits to captivate you. Each dining experience will take you on a different culinary journey – whether it’s indulging in their carefully curated private dining signature menu, enjoying a casual comfort meal or simply to rest and relax at their bar over tapas and drinks.
Raffles Singapore is currently closed for restoration with a planned reopening at the end of 2018. The iconic hotel recently unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers.
Bar & Billiard Room returns with a new concept by acclaimed Ducasse Paris, who will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, titled BBR by alain ducasse.
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, debuts her entry into Asia with gourmet French cuisine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore.
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung marks his homecoming to Singapore with 兿 yì by Jereme Leung. 兿 yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, alludes to the fine art of Chinese dining. Savour modern yet authentic cuisine from Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies.
Signature dining experiences Tiffin Room, Long Bar, The Lobby, Writers Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Ah Teng’s Café make a comeback, incorporating subtle tributes to the hotel’s rich heritage.
Read more about this official announcement by the hotel here.
Liang Sandwich Bar, a pancake brand and the number 1 scallion pancake seller in China is now open in Vivocity. The chain has an impressive 12,000+ outlets in China, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the United States.
Taiwanese musician and one of the most popular Asian celebrities, Jay Chou, is Liang Sandwich Bar's brand ambassador.
Crafting perfect scallion pancakes since 2004; customers can now taste their Chicken Bolognese Sandwich, Tuna Mayo Sandwich, Chicken Floss Sandwich, Cheese & Egg Sandwich and more, offered at their Singapore flagship outlet.
Chix Hot Chicken is an American South inspired fried chicken shack that serves Nashville Style Hot Chicken and Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken, with love. This new casual eatery is owned by 1st Singapore Idol winner, Taufik Batisah.
Other than Buttermilk Fried Chicken, one of their signatures is the Nashville Hot Chicken which is served with the world’s spiciest peppers!
The Nashville Hot Chicken is a Nashville specialty; fried chicken breaded & coated with spices, served with white bread & pickles.
How hot can you handle your chicken? Find out at Chix Hot Chicken.
A carefully curated collection of fine and rare wines and spirits - including some sought-after whiskeys - complement your gastronomic journey, be it a discreet dinner for two to an extravagant bespoke menu of delicacies designed specially for you. Experience at CHINOISERIE, the Grand Cru of Asian cuisine.
CHINOISERIE Modern Asian by Justin Quek. An exclusive fine dining restaurant by Asia’s premier celebrity chef Justin Quek.
Luxuriously plush down to the finest detail and with sumptuously outfitted private dining rooms, CHINOISERIE is where a new level of Chinese fine dining is presented with the panache and savoir faire of European fine dining establishments.
The latest brainchild of Celebrity Chef Emmanuel Stroobant at Ngee Ann City focuses on fresh, artisanal produce, with more vegetables and fruits, and less meat, as he believes in the adage that a healthy outside starts from the inside!
The introduction of Dazzling Café into the Asian market has brought the attention to many local and foreign crowds and has been named one of the most famous cafes in Taiwan. It is commonly frequented by celebrities and socialites and has been crowned as "A Celebrity Hotspot."
Not only famous for its media personalities, but it is also well renown for its chic and classy interior deco.
At present, Dazzling cafe operates in 3 countries, with 9 local branches in Taiwan. Singapore would be slated as the first flagship store of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck will open his flagship restaurant, Spago, at Marina Bay Sands later this year. This will be Chef Puck's second restaurant in Marina Bay Sands after steakhouse CUT, and Spago's first venture in Asia.
Spago will be located 57 storeys above ground on the majestic Sands SkyPark, Tower 2, overlooking the city and gardens and beside Marina Bay Sands’ famous infinity pool. Spago will deliver a sophisticated, warm and inviting ambiance with both indoor and outdoor seating, while serving an imaginative and seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents.
Nikkie has been shaking up the European fashion industry with her feminine, sexy, elegant and cool designs. The label, founded in 2011 by Dutch celebrity Nikkie Plessen, is one of the fastest growing Dutch fashion brands.
With her luxury fashion collections Nikkie provides the answer to dress for every day-to-night occasion of a modern women’s life. The power of the brand lies in offering high-end designs and luxury materials with still affordable prices, combined with a range of fashionable fittings and elegant silhouettes makes that Nikkie fills the gap between the high-end and high-street fashion labels. The collections are merchandised by Nikkie herself in a way you can easily mix the whole wardrobe to create the everless Nikkie style.
Marina Bay Sands welcomes Chef David Myers to join the league of Celebrity chefs in one destination. Armed with a passion for cooking and a penchant for travel, Chef David left college to pursue his true calling. Since then, he has ventured into kitchens all over the world, collecting and creating culinary experiences and presenting them in every dish he prepares.
Expect the unexpected with Chef David Myers' thought-provoking menu at Adrift. Inspired by his adventures, share plates of Modern Asian dishes such as Wagyu Beef Satay and King Crab Melt with Pimento Cheese.
Rekindle spontaneity at the bespoke bar where cocktails are reinvented by award-winning bartender, Sam Ross. Chill out with a drink evoking Tokyo’s Ginza district, or sip on a martini while dreaming about your next adventure.
Adrift is a playful take on a kaleidoscope of experiences that will tantalize your palate. It's for the dreamers and explorers.