Offering nourishing Chinese soups on the go, Soup Living joins a bevy of F&B establishments to open at Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Soup is a deep rooted Chinese food tradition. Known for their health benefits, traditional Chinese soups are nourishing tonics good for health made from fresh vegetables, lean meats or fish, and flavoured only by natural ingredients. Many Chinese soups also include the use of herbal ingredients that enhances the health-benefiting function of the soup, an age old practice used by thousands of generations.
With its mellow, refined flavours and wholesome preparation methods, Teochew cuisine requires utmost skill and attention to detail – which is why Imperial Treasure insists on importing the requisite exotic seafood and hiring the most experienced chefs to perpetuate this exceptional heritage. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine is now at ION Orchard.
At Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine, a spread of fresh seafood, marinated meats, and enticing desserts are available to patrons. The classic Steamed Pomfret in Teochew Style, melting in your mouth with a delicate sweetness, is guaranteed to win you over.
Established in 1976, Red House Seafood has built a strong reputation of pairing fresh seafood with Asian flavours. The esteemed home-grown restaurant chain's latest branch is at Clarke Quay and it will open on 16 December 2016.
Over the years, Red House Seafood has built a strong reputation for good quality, fresh seafood specialising in Asian seafood dishes and Singaporean favourites such as Crabs in Red House Chilli Stew and their Scottish Brown Crabs. Their intimate attention to flavours makes them popular amongst locals, expatriates and tourists.
Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodle from Pek Kio Market & Food Centre in Cambridge Road has now expanded with a modern 2,100-sq ft restaurant at Esplanade.
At Wah Kee @ Esplanade, you will not only find their signature prawn noodle, there will also be other seafood such as Boston Lobster, Oysters, Flower Crabs, Blue Mussels and different types of shellfish.
Serving up primarily Hong Kong-style Chinese cuisine, Lucky8 Restaurant aims to provide Singapore diners with a unique culinary experience.
Their Executive Chef, Chef Tse Kit, has more than 26 years of research accomplishments in Hong Kong-style cuisine. He was the chef behind the scenes of luxury cruises in Hong Kong, Singapore’s Marriott Hotel, and Singapore’s Capella Hotel. He is also the founding chef of Hong Kong’s Jin Man Ting restaurant which has a total of 13 branches.
Chef Tse Kit’s 26 years of cooking journey saw him receiving numerous recognition and praise from well-known personalities and celebrities. He served his creations to business magnates like Mr Li Ka-Shing, Mr Stanley Ho and as well as former Singapore Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. Under the leadership of Chef Tse Kit, the carefully recruited team at Lucky 8 will bring you the best culinary experience.
Da Miao Hotpot (å¤§å¦ç«é ) at Clarke Quay is committed to foster high-quality hotpot culture with Chengdu’s signature features, providing customers with comfortable, unique services and a differentiated dining experience. Da Miao Hotpot promises to create a feast for the five senses for every Da Miao Hotpot customers who walked into their restaurant. You will be greeted with their traditional performances by their professional “Stage Artist” while savouring the strong-flavoured soup base.
The key attribute is the combination of more than twenty spices, added with special plant oil and herbs, making it delectable and creamy while not greasy.
The professional Chefs from Da Miao Hotpot guarantees the quality and freshness of the ingredients from the stage of purchasing, delivery, storage and presented with the most appetising plating for the every customer.
From humble beginnings of a small hawker stall at Defu Lane to a flagship restaurant iconic Singapore Flyer, Seafood Paradise was the first restaurant by Paradise Group and had set the base to grow into a culinary selection of restaurants catering to both the local and international market. They have now opened at the iconic Marina Bay Sands.
Chief among these delectable creations is our own take on the Singapore Chilli Crab – a version that is well-received by tourists, seniors and children alike. But most celebrated of all is probably our Creamy Butter Crab made from secret ingredients known only to Paradise chefs.
Founded over 25 years ago, Crystal Jade has grown from a single restaurant to an award-winning F&B group with one-MICHELIN star. Well-regarded for its culinary expertise and commitment to quality, Crystal Jade’s brand mission to spread the word on Chinese cuisine and culture has remain unchanged.
Founded on the core principles of Chinese cuisine while drawing influence from modern gastronomy, Crystal Jade provides only the most wholesome food – food that nourishes, inspires and nurtures relationships, for today – and for many more generations to come.
Riverside Grilled Fish æ±è¾¹åå¤was founded in 2005 by two good friends who chanced upon the delicious traditional method of grilling fish and topping it off with Ma La sauces while travelling in Wushan Town, Chong Qing. Captivated by the robust and tantalising flavours of the Chong Qing recipes, the two friends set up their first shop in Beijing and soon became known for their unique Chong Qing styled grilled whole fishes made with the freshest ingredients and award-winning sauces.
Snaking long queues outside Riverside Grilled Fish æ±è¾¹åå¤became a common sight. Riverside Grilled Fish æ±è¾¹åå¤ has since expanded to 54 outlets in China with Singapore being the first Riverside Grilled Fish set up outside of China in Singapore.
Nestled along the banks of Singapore River, Ellenborough Market Café celebrates the best of Straits Chinese, or Peranakan, flavours while also presenting a tantalising medley of Asian and International delights.
Experience a modern interpretation of Peranakan cuisine in their daily lunch, dinner and weekend high tea buffet spreads. Indulge in new menu highlights such as Nyonya Satay Chicken and Braised Pork Belly La Mian, along with all-time favourites including their signature Ayam Buah Keluak and Durian Pengat.
Chong Wen Ge brings the term "cafe" into new heights - injecting the richness of surrounding heritage into a gastronomic experience.
The founders of Chong Wen Ge cafe are made up of a group of middle age "uncles"*- who, even though established in their own profession, feel inclined to start Chong Wen Ge Cafe - in efforts to reach out to the younger generation and increase the awareness of Singapore's own cultural roots. Thus, instead of allowing the cafe to be subjected to the cookie-cutter formula of serving eggs Benedict and waffles - the founders were strict in ensuring that all decisions right down to the smallest detail, were made with the heritage and culture in mind.
Entering through the Chong Boon Gate, you will be greeted by the authentic Peranakan tiled flooring, all preserved in its original splendor. In the background, there is the soothing tinkling of piano songs that amalgamates perfectly with the surrounding environment to bring respite and retreat to those who seek escape from their everyday life.
As you settle in, make yourself at home, take a moment to enjoy the honest heritage food, and appreciate all that with the beautiful backdrop of the intricately decorated Chong Wen Pagoda. Everything at Chong Wen Ge cafe, from the surrounding ambience and view; down to the food we serve, is calibrated to bring one's cafe experience to a whole new level.
Like the Bugis Village flagship restaurant, House of Roasted Duck at Sultan Plaza promises to bring to you the familiar taste of Hong Kong with its traditional and authentic Hong Kong style roasted delights such as Signature Peking Duck, Peking Duck – 2 Styles, Crispy Roasted Pork, Soy Sauce Chicken and a range of Hong Kong delicacies such as Congee and Noodles together with an assortment of Cantonese Dim Sum and Side Dishes.
At the helm of House of Roasted Duck is Head Chef Lau Wai Keung, a native Hong Konger with close to 40 years of local and overseas experience. Previously Barbecue Cook No. 1 with The Excelsior Hotel & Convention Centre Hong Kong, Chef Lau is a roasted delights connoisseur who is set to wow the crowd at Bugis Village and Sultan Plaza with his signature dishes. What’s more, with no service charge, customers can enjoy great value while indulging in the authentic flavours of Hong Kong at House of Roasted Duck!
A trailblazer when it comes to redefining the dessert experience, Janice Wong is undoubtedly pushing the boundaries between the sweet and savoury, integrating disciplines in her drive to create “edible art”. So it’s almost no surprise that the two-time San Pellegrino Asia’s Best Pastry Chef (2013 and 2014) winner will be opening her flagship Janice Wong Singapore restaurant and sweets boutique at the National Museum of Singapore’s new dedicated digital media space.
Creative confections are displayed through edible installations that resemble both an art gallery and a fashion boutique. Sweets include multicoloured lollipops, chocolate bon bons, fruit rolls, chocolate balloons, bottles, mochis and pop cakes.
The Peranakan is an authentic Straits cuisine restaurant in Singapore. Executive Chef Raymond Khoo and his team serve three generations of delicious 'mesti-cuba' Peranakan recipes, lovingly handed down by the Nonyas and Babas in his family.
They are currently, the only Peranakan restaurant along the Orchard road belt in Singapore and the only restaurant to serve a ‘Tok Panjang’ – a grand Peranakan feast, once served at the turn of the century, by wealthy Straits families to mark special occasions like weddings, anniversaries and important birthdays.
They also offer a 6 course degustation menu and a Chef’s Table Set Menu alongside their regular Ala carte menu.
And if you would like to bring the experience home, please take away some of the celebrated nonya cakes and desserts that they have available at their Takeaway Counter.
Synonymous with comforting and nourishing Chinese cuisine that is served across 18 outlets in Malaysia, Souper Tang (æ±¤å¸ç¶), a successful and well-respected brand name in its home country, has proudly opened its doors in Singapore. Now, diners here can look forward to a sanctuary of wholesome fare in the heart of Orchard Road, within a new F&B cluster in The Centrepoint.
With a strong foundation in Chinese herbs due to the owners’ expertise in the Chinese medical hall business, Souper Tang is committed to serving nourishing fare skilfully enhanced with Chinese herbs, yet retaining delicious flavours that are pleasing on the palate – at once challenging the perception that the use of herbs can be a ‘bitter pill to swallow’.
While soups feature prominently on the menu – as the name suggests – the restaurant has also taken great efforts to offer a wide array of unique dishes that will cater to all at the table such as unique seafood and meat dishes, congee, mee suah (wheat noodles) and one-dish meals.
Hong Kong's steam-potting food trend makes its way to Singapore with Steam Box, a type of steamboat that eschews conventional hot pot methods by steaming raw ingredients instead of boiling them.
Claiming to be a healthier alternative to traditional steamboats, which leaves behind a layer of fat, the steam cooking method is said to retain the food's natural juices and nutrients. The menu comprises fresh meats, seafood and vegetable, with highlights like ginger chicken thigh with wolfberry, Iberico black pork, wagyu beef, tiger prawns and egg custard buns. It also has a small selection of congee with century egg, pork rib and clams, and diners have the option of ordering dim sum dishes too.
The “Treasures Yi Dian Xin” chain will showcase a fresh new face of Imperial Treasure. Taste and quality is of paramount importance but is only regarded as one aspect of the entire Imperial Treasure dining experience.
Like patrons of the Group’s existing full-service restaurants, “Treasures Yi Dian Xin” customers will be able to sit back and relax in the restaurant chain’s trendy interiors as they are attended to by highly trained staff members, attuned to their every need.
At Sum Yi Tai, they pay tribute to the decadent glamour of 1980s Hong Kong.
Sum Yi Tai (meaning "Third Wife" in Cantonese) brings Cantonese food into the realm of designer bars. While their Tapas Bar on the ground floor serves Chinese tapas, their Dining Club offers more traditionally portioned dishes. They also have a Private Rooftop Bar with a fabulous CBD view. Their wide range of whiskies, wines, & sakes ensures a great night on the town, not to mention our Chinese inspired cocktails. Music wise, Sum Yi Tai charms the crowd with Cantopop tracks that stir up 1980s nostalgia.
Sum Yi Tai is created, owned & managed by Coterie Dining Concepts, an F&B concept design & management house determined to alter the settings in which we enjoy good ol' Chinese food.
Miss Lok is a fun contemporary asian hot pot and noodle bar serving up classic regional offerings with a modern spin.
It is not just a restaurant; but rather a crazy place where street food, cocktails and music meet to create a unique culinary experience, all with a touch of naughtiness.
Be sure to indulge in some lok lok sticks (dishes on skewers), dipped into your wide variety of aromatic broths. Mix and create your own unique dips from the open sauce bar or order some speciality dips created by Miss Lok, such as the salted egg yolk and Nam Tom dips. Check out the side dishes which are inspired by popular street hawkers fares found along the alleys of Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and China.
Unwind over the selection of Asian craft beers or sip some sake shots with party friends or savour some freshly squeezed juices to detox before/after the big night out. If there’s still room, do order a MakPowPow, their take on the popular young coconut dessert commonly found along the streets of Thailand.
Hive by Wala Wala will be a huge 13880sq/ft multi-concept venue. Synonyms with Wala at Holland Village, they have the live music, sport cable and the alfresco factor.
They added a retail wine shop, deli counter, ice cream counter, cake counter, a merchandise shop and a private room. Starting at noon daily for lunch till late night supper closing at 1am. On Fridays and Saturdays till 2am.
They will be expanding the food menu serving traditional local delights, western favourites, awesome cakes and desserts. From 6pm, a yakitori counter kicks in to create an Izakaya atmosphere. Hive by Wala Wala will be equipped for events both small and big. Indoor seating capacity of 220pax. Outdoor seating capacity 160pax. They are looking to be the largest restaurant and bar in Singapore accommodating up to 600pax on a busy night.
Meta serves up classic French-inspired cuisine with an Asian twist.
Meta – meaning change, alternation, and alteration – serves up classic French-inspired cuisine with an Asian twist in a stylish setting by renowned celebrity interior designer Peter Tay.
Nestled in the Bukit Pasoh conservation area, in the heart of Keong Saik, Meta is a spunky hideout in an evolving neighbourhood full of old world charm and modern buzz.
At Meta, they transform fresh and seasonal ingredients into exciting and inventive dishes.
Familiar and comforting, yet eclectic and edgy, their food aims to please the palate and pleasure the senses.
Classically-trained head chef Sun Kim cut his chops in the kitchens of Waku Ghin and Tetsuya Sydney. A native of South Korea, Sun infuses his Asian heritage into French staples, creating modern masterpieces highlighting flavours of the seasons.
Pastry chef Tammy Mah heads up the pastry team at Meta. With over 15 years of experience, Tammy brings a playful twist to her gourmet pastries, sweets and desserts. She enjoys experimenting with textures, shapes and flavours. Tammy believes that there is always room for dessert.
The East Bureau, an industrial chic rooftop restaurant and bar hidden in the new rooftop garden at Marina Square with a view of the Esplanade and the Bay; is helmed by the team behind the Supply & Demand restaurants at Esplanade Mall and Orchard Gateway as well as Equilibrium at Capitol Piazza.
Inspired by his childhood days running around in his grandparents’ kopitiam and his travels around Southeast Asia, Chef Samdy Kan after doing a decade of Italian cuisine goes back to his roots. A new place to hangout after work with their all day $5 nett Okinawan Orion draft beer and wide selection of creative Pan-Asian dishes. The dishes originate in Asia and are given a modern twist, this time it is East meets East, instead of the typically dull East West fusion.
Kick back after work with cocktails such as the 1932 Revolution, a mellow coffee cocktail made with Plymouth Gin, Mozart Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Lillet Blanc And Thai Coffee Syrup; or The Kebun, a Balinese inspired woody yet floral conoction of Angostura Rum, Cinnamon Syrup, Jasmine Tea Syrup, Fresh Lime And Floral Bitters.
Empress at the Asian Civilisations Museum offers an elevated dining experience with authentic Chinese cuisine in a modern waterfront setting.
Located in the iconic Asian Civilisations Museum, Empressis a smart casual Chinese restaurant for guests who are looking to have an uplifting and lively dining experience. Offering a contemporary setting, with both indoor and alfresco dining options by the waterfront, Empress aims to make everyday a celebration with traditional cuisine, friendly service and a vibrant atmosphere perfect for socialising over some signature roast meats and drinks.
Looking for an unconventional private dining space? Empress' private dining room, Canton Room, provides the perfect balance of intimacy and vibe. Boasting spectacular views of the Singapore River and CBD skyline, Canton Room comfortably accommodates up to 14 guests and is the ideal venue for all events from business lunches to social dinners.
Boasting a breezy alfresco deck and stunning views of the colourful Boat Quay façade and Singapore River, Empress Bar (opening soon) is a casual waterfront bar ideal for drinks and cocktails. Grab a few friends and kick back while you indulge in interesting Asian-inspired cocktails and bar bites.
Avenue Joffre offers authentic and comfort food from various areas of China, including Shanghai, Zhejiang, Szechuan, Beijing and Guangdong.
In 1930’s, a Cantonese filmmaker who was working in Shanghai movie industry owned an old house on Avenue Joffre and happily opened up the place for gathering and exchange views on arts and culture with friends and associates when he was off duty, and to exchange vviews on arts and culture.
Not only his Shanghainese chef has always made authentic Shanghainese dishes to serve his guests, Ooften he would delight them his guests with his superb extraordinary Cantonese cuisine in person. Later on his guests also took turns to present their best home cooking, gradually where had become and become a platform to exchange and showcase cuisines from all over China. Soon the old house has become had been marked as an open secret for unique Chinese culinary experience.
Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen, this local food relic has just had a major facelift, turning into a hip tapas bar where patrons can munch on teriyaki-glazed slow-cooked pork feet, truffle potato cubes, and crab risotto served with spanner crab, salted egg cream, tobiko and leeks.
The kitchen even whips up an Inka Menu, serving perfectly-charred fresh squid that brings an izakaya to mind, and meat mains like the juicy iberico steak and the grain-fed US beef served with alfalfa sprouts, onion jam and red wine jus.
With a solid 30 years in the F&B industry, Joyden Concepts welcomes its third eatery and largest outlet to date, Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang.
The owners of Joyden Treasures have poured their heart into researching past culinary delicacies, cooking methods and stories to work with their chefs to bring customers a comprehensive selection of seafood and meat dishes that have long been forgotten or were too complex to replicate. They have also included a selection of their own family recipes, refining them for customers to enjoy.
The spacious 7,000 sq ft restaurant is the largest Joyden Concepts outlet to date, featuring six VIP rooms that can easily accommodate ten guests each and the main dining area has a comfortable seating capacity of 210. The airy and bright space utilises natural elements like light pine wood as well as stone and terrazzo floorings, while the textured glass panels and mosaic add a hint of nostalgia from homes from a not-so-distant past. The large picture windows also afford a lot of natural sunlight to stream through making it perfect for lazy family lunches
Haw Par Villa is about to undergo a major makeover to restore it to its former glory.
The park in Pasir Panjang is rich in Chinese folklore and mythology and, in the 1970s and 1980s, used to draw over a million visitors a year with its quirky statues and gruesome depiction of the underworld.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), which owns the 78-year-old park, has appointed tour operator Journeys to manage it for the next three years.
A Global Chinese concept, Lokkee (pronounced as 'Lucky') is a witty and cheeky play on favourite Chinese recipes which have been given a unique tweak to include a dash of Western influence. This genre of Chinese cuisine, often defined by chow mein and fortune cookies, is reinterpreted and elevated here through fresh, top quality ingredients, and clean flavours.
Lokkee aims to add diversity to Singapore’s restaurant landscape and celebrates the style of cuisine commonly found in Chinese restaurants dotted across major cities such as New York, London and Sydney. Created by enterprising Chinese immigrants, it is an appropriation of the food from their motherland, adapted for diners in their new environment.
Lokkee is designed to tap on the growing audience of well-travelled Singaporeans for whom the idea of Chinese food for a Western audience is associated with being in a buzzing cosmopolitan hub.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will unveil a brand new restaurant, called Colony, on 23 September 2015. Colony will take over the space formerly occupied by Greenhouse restaurant, which was closed in late March 2015 to facilitate the five-month transformation.
Located on level three, the name Colony alludes to the seafarious voyage that the British took to travel to the East Indies for trade and commerce in the late eighteenth century. Vintage maps and postcards which adorn the walls and decorative ornate leafing evoke the nostalgia of a bygone era, while eight different open concept kitchens, coupled with ‘live’ culinary showmanship, will bring diners on a multi-sensory journey through Singapore’s heritage cuisines including Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Western, with dishes that encapsulate the flavours from the nation’s rich colonial past.
Award-winning New York based designer, Tony Chi, who possesses worldwide renown for designing some of the world’s most spectacular hotels and restaurants, is responsible for Colony’s novel concept, which manages to encapsulate elements and influences from both the East and West, and presenting them in a modern manner that is both meticulously composed and subtly orchestrated.
Robert Louey Design fashions the guest experience through vintage inspired restaurant collateral and packaging, while the butler style uniforms designed by Mineo San of Art Marginal reflect the service philosophy of the restaurant. The air of conviviality reminiscent of the all-day soirées onboard ships that noblemen and their families took from England to the East Indies, will be enhanced by music from Morton Wilson of Schtung Music.
Singapore’s first Latin American cocktail den and newest must-visit drinking hole Vasco has opened on Hong Kong Street.
A devilishly sultry cocktail den beckons, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. This latest addition to the bar circuit is a brazen celebration of the lust for life that is Latin culture: vibrant, sultry, colourful and spirited, reflected in Vasco’s dashing ambience of killer cocktails, romantic hospitality and well executed bar bites freshly made in the visible open kitchen.
Brought to you by the talent behind The Cufflink Club The Cufflink Club, one of the world’s top ten high volume cocktail bars (Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards 2014, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar), this is owner-founder Joel Fraser’s second outpost: a rarity in the Singapore cocktail scene. Fraser’s travels to Latin America, including a trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, inspired him to create Vasco and bring his appreciation for Latin culture to life; an appreciation shared by Vasco partners Christian Hartmann and Andrew Walsh who also felt strongly that the South American scene was missing in Singapore.
Helming the kitchen is Executive Chef and Vasco partner Andrew Walsh, previously Executive Chef of stellar establishments Esquina and The Study. No stranger to bustling environments with top-notch food, Walsh, who is also partnering up with Fraser on a new soon-to-be-announced restaurant concept, has conceptualised a concise menu hefty with fresh ingredients and bold in flavour; making the food at Vasco a crowd-puller in itself.
Rounding up this team of some of the best in the business is Head Chef Jennifer Lee, founder of Sarnies café on Telok Ayer Street. As one of the few female head chefs in Singapore now, Lee, of Australian-Chinese descent, has worked in restaurants, bakeries and cafes all her life, and had been in Mexico City cooking and reviewing restaurants for a year prior to Vasco.
Begin the evening’s revelry with their choice of signature cocktails and Latin classics. Cachaça, Mezcal, Pisco, Rum and Tequila boldly headline the playful cocktail list here, including The Old Man & The Sea, Girl From Ipanema, Cusco Puta, Mexico ’70 and Del Monte Cartel. Making for a dangerous proposition of a decadent night out is the food, which presents a heady pleasure of more senses: try the El Cubano Sandwich, a healthy portion of pig, pickle and cheese, as well as the authentic empanadas and Peruvian inspired ceviche.
The 1,600 sq ft space with 56 seats is designed for a night of serious fun, courtesy of both Fraser and Hartmann.Expect nothing less than a lively mix of Latin beats on the stereo complete with Bossanova funk and tunes from the likes of Buena Vista Social Club to bring out the full Vasco experience.
The Proposal is the brainchild of Brenna Koh and husband Chern San Lee. They provide today's fashion-aware brides with gowns that strike the balance between modernity whilst keeping a nod toward tradition.
Apart from carrying gowns and evening dresses from internationally renowned designer labels, The Proposal also features the traditional tea dress, a must-have for any Chinese wedding.
They provide a gown rental service, setting them apart from the competition as a one-stop designer bridal destination in Singapore.
Haite has opened its first Aviation Training Centre outside of China, which is also the first major investment by a Chinese aerospace company in Singapore.
The new facility is more than 7,000sqm, and is located in the Changi Business Park. Haite has established a training base for pilots and related aviation crew, for various types of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts widely used in China and the Southeast Asia region.
The Singapore Training Center offers training on an initial set of two, 7000 Series Full Flight Simulators: B737NG and A320 plus Integrated Procedures Trainer. Five more simulators will follow thereafter. The facility spans over 21,000 sqm. on 6 stories and includes rooftop conference/dining room, rest area for special events, as well as ample underground parking.
The first of its kind, Sum Yi Tai (meaning “Third Wife” in Cantonese) brings traditional Chinese food into the modern designer bar setting.
At Sum Yi Tai, Chinese Tapas is served alongside a wide range of cocktails, remium whiskeys and a good selection of fine wines, where patrons can enjoy a tipple, while savouring a slice of roast pork or two. It is set in a multi-storey shop-house on Boon Tat Street, perched at the edge of the CBD, with the ground floor Chinese Tapas Bar, the second-floor Dining Club (with an attached private dining room), and the Private Rooftop Bar.
Upon entering Sum Yi Tai, patrons will be transported back to 1980s Hong Kong. The bar has a distinct gangland vibe reminiscent of old Hong Kong gangster movies. The first thing patrons will notice is a black Chinese dragon hanging from the ceiling, ever watchful, ever vigilant. Along the wall at the entrance of the Chinese Tapas Bar is a mosaic artwork made up of hundreds of wooden mahjong tiles, while further in, a CD wall waits, featuring the albums of many popular 1980s Canto-pop artistes. The general feel of the Chinese Tapas Bar is comfortable, friendly and familiar.
The Private Rooftop Bar presents a different atmosphere. With rattan furniture, beautiful lamps and lovely Chinese-style screen dividers adorning the surrounding area, and an exceptional view of the urban landscape, patrons will experience an exclusive yet cosy setting that is perfect for an intimate evening with close friends. Access to the Private Rooftop Bar is by invitation or reservation only.
In keeping with the 1980s Hong Kong theme, the music played at Sum Yi Tai is predominantly nostalgic 80s Canto-pop. The playlist is curated and arranged by DJ Andrew T (AOS), former Butter Factory resident, and also an investor in Sum Yi Tai. Expect up-to-date music when guest DJs are invited to spin too.
Amongst the hustle and bustle at the heart of Little India’s Syed Alwi Road, a Chindian restaurant is spicing up the vibrant Indian food scene with a new chef and a new menu.
Copper Chimney, the 10-year-old Syed Alwi flagship which prides itself in its distinctive North Indian and Chinese Indian cuisine, has gotten a fresh new interior and a revamped menu since F&B industry veteran and now Copper Chimney CEO Vikram Natarajan took over the reins two and a half years ago.
Manchurian sauces and momos or Nepalese dumplings may be the more well-known Chindian staples, but if you’re looking for a crisp start to the meal, the Salt and Pepper Baby Corn is a crunchy surprise on the menu. Expertly stir-fried with a healthy dose of garlic, peppers and soya sauce, this dish goes well with a cold glass of beer.
Another interesting starter is the Chicken Lollipop, juicy chicken fried in crisp batter and served with a spicy szechwan sauce on the side.
The Chicken Manchurian and Chilli Chicken are two of the most popular Chindian dishes on the Copper Chimney menu. The Chicken Manchurian, in particular, is a combination of chicken and freshly sautéed vegetables served in a sweet and sour brown sauce.
The ubiquitous fried rice dish will never be the same again once patrons have tried the spicy Szechwan Fried Rice, which can come served with prawns or chicken or as a vegetarian option. Another of the restaurant’s more popular dishes and made with 100% Basmati rice, the Szechwan Fried Rice has a fiery, rich depth of Indian and Chinese spices.
Each dish is carefully prepared with a selection of high quality spices. Szechwan peppers are brought in from China, and green chilli paste flown in from Calcutta to recreate the authentic flavours that Copper Chimney offers.
Mitzo breaks the mould of Chinese dining by combining a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine with an artisanal cocktail programme. Ideally located on the main artery of Orchard Road, Mitzo is the next destination hotspot.
Situated on the fourth floor, Mitzo is surrounded by full length windows that lets in plenty of natural light, resulting in an atmosphere that is at once inviting and vibrant, while the experience remains intimate and casual.
When night falls, like a true chameleon, Mitzo takes on the persona of a modern supper club, blurring the lines between restaurant, cocktail bar and club.