The first Nam Dae Mun flagship store in Singapore is set to open on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 313@somerset, in the heart of Orchard Road for both local residents and international visitors.
The Shanghai-born brand now has over 300 stores across China, is apparently famous for their hour-long queues when it was first launched in 2016. Consumers are willing to queue for its traditional yet tasty Glutinous (sticky) rice cake and Osmanthus rice cake - which are freshly cooked and made from natural ingredients.
Named after Namdaemun, one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul in South Korea, the Korean-style rice cakes are chopped into small pieces after the dough is rolled out.
The local flagship store also offers Maoshan Durian Glutinous Mochi made with the AAA+ grade of Mao Shan Wang durian. Known for its rich and creamy taste, the delicacy can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with other popular offerings for a complete dining experience.
Ms Freya Wang, Executive Director of Herme Pte Ltd (Singapore master franchise) says, “We are honored and excited to open the first Nam Dae Mun global flagship store in Singapore. Besides the popular varied selection of korean-style rice cakes, consumers here will also be able to get their first taste of HERME's signature drinks and desserts”.
The Whale Tea, one of the largest beverage and dessert stores in China, has swum to the shores of sunny Singapore!
Created in Nanjing, China, The Whale Tea has propelled itself to be one of the trendiest beverage and dessert brand in China with its attractive and insta-worthy products, launching more than 500 outlets across the mainland since its first store debuted on 28 June 2018.
The Whale Tea’s innovative signature series is both flavourful and aesthetically pleasing, prepared with uncommon ingredients such as peach gum, a natural resin from wild Chinese peach trees, known to be rich in amino acids and collagen; spirulina, a seaweed-based superfood consumed for its nutrient-rich properties; and Wuliangye, a Chinese alcohol made with a variety of grains.
Yun Nans is proud to announce the launch of their second outlet at Westgate. Hailing from and known in China as Yunhaiyao, Yun Nans is the largest Yunnan F&B chain in the world.
Since the opening of their Singapore debut flagship outlet at Jewel Changi Airport, the restaurant has been winning over the hearts of local gourmands with its repertoire of highland cuisine. The launch of the Westgate outlet is part of the restaurant’s expansion plans, which include opening an outlet in the different regions of Singapore by 2020 and offering diners convenient access to their lauded menu mainstays.
Exclusively available at the Westgate outlet is the Crispy Hor Fun with Truffle Prawn Broth (S$15.90++). The hor fun is both deep-fried and stir-fried, thus boasting a delightful interplay of texture of crunchiness and springiness with every bite. The heady and moreish prawn broth, topped with Yunnan truffle shavings, makes this a highly memorable offering! The outlet will also serve the New Steam Pot Chicken Soup with Matsutake Mushroom (S$33.90++), a fresh take on Yun Nan's top-selling Steam Pot Chicken Soup, with wild matsutake mushroom from Yunnan added in. The soup is brewed using a unique technique that does not require a single drop of water. Instead, the chicken is pressure-steamed for three hours. The soup is clear, delicate, nourishing and robust in flavour without any hint of greasiness.
Red Lips from Shanghai is now available at Jewel Changi Airport! A new age mala food concept using authentic hotpot base with more than 20 ingredients, secret spices, and specialty sauces, Red Lips creates a personalised hotpot bowl that is unique to you! Red Lips has seen long queues and expanded with over 40 outlets in China within five years of its establishment. It was a huge hit in China due to its quick service, affordability and customisable offerings that satisfies people of their crave for spiciness without spending hours in hotpot places.
Mister Wu at Chijmes is a modern Chinese tea house that serves a large selection of Chinese teas with a delicious selection of dim sum and la mian noodles. At night, it transforms into a cosy garden to enjoy tea cocktails and craft Hong Kong beers under a romantic canopy of pink lanterns serenaded by soothing Chinese music.
Here is one for the Westsiders! Beauty in The Pot has just opened its 6th outlet at Westgate which operates till 3am daily, making it your perfect supper spot.
A concept by Singapore-based restaurant chain Paradise Group, Beauty in The Pot has been winning over gourmands with its nourishing and exquisite broths, as well as a wide selection of fresh ingredients. Long queues are a common sight come dinnertime since its inception in 2014.
Beauty in THe Pot is also the first hotpot restaurant tailored for women of all ages, with its emphasis on beauty collagen broth and female-centric décor.
For mummies who are always on the look out for family-friendly restaurants, ease your woes when dining at Beauty in The Pot. Like other Beauty in The Pot outlets, the outlet at Westgate has also specially reserved a space to build a customised children’s playground within the outlet. It’s fully air-conditioned and equipped with soft-fall mat and sanitiser. Every outlet of Beauty in The Pot also has staff trained in balloon sculpting to entertain kids and provides children’s toys, making it a pleasant dining venue for families.
One of Hong Kong’s most popular and exciting dining destinations, Social Place at Forum The Shopping Mall is best known for their contemporary Chinese cuisine, beautifully-plated creations and retro-chic decor.
Established in Hong Kong in 2014, this exciting dining destination offers a thoughtfully-curated menu of dim sum and main courses which promises a refreshing gastronomic experience!
Social Place’s first outlet in South East Asia is a joint venture among three Food & Beverage businesses from Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia – Tang Palace (China) Holdings Ltd, Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd, and Gaia Culinary Concepts respectively.
Management of Social Place, and representative of Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd, Miss Christie Han shares, “We are thrilled to bring Social Place to Singapore! We take great pride in offering customers food that not only tastes divine, but also looks stunning. Our team of Chefs has developed a repertoire of beautiful dishes, and everything from flavour, to texture and presentation have been thought through carefully. We look forward to serving wonderful meals, and memorable dining experiences here at Social Place.”
Social Place presents a contemporary interior, with hints of old Hong Kong. The setting is characterised by marble-topped tables, elegant gold and blue-grey features, as well as vintage patterned flooring – elements that perfectly embody the restaurant’s marriage of tradition and modernity. The Singapore outlet is also the first to boast a glossy feature wall made out of mahjong tiles.
Imparting a fun and relaxing vibe is also a ping pong table; a regular feature of Social Place restaurants in Hong Kong and Taiwan, at which guests can choose to dine. Larger groups may opt for banquet seating, or semi-private booths for a comfortable dining experience.
The Salted Plum's second outlet at Suntec City features a spacious dining area complete with a fun, street-esque ambience, a self-service system and new outlet-exclusive Southern-Taiwanese dishes, plus a levelled-up version of The Salted Plum’s coveted Lu Rou (braised pork belly), now proudly named Lu Rou 2.0.
First introduced in April 2018 as a pop-up called FiveTen, by founder Shawn Kishore along South Bridge Road, the casual eatery took up permanent residency along Circular Road in March 2018, serving a plethora of wallet-friendly tapas-style Taiwanese dishes and value rice bowls. Taking inspiration from the region in Taiwan, best known for its å°å (xiao chi or small eats), culture and home-style cooking, The Salted Plum brings a slice of Taiwanese foodie haven to Singapore.
Never shying away from keeping things sinfully delicious and uniquely The Salted Plum, Shawn and Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan have done it again with a new outlet-exclusive menu with includes breakfast set menu and moreish dishes, as well as dish upgrades that are sure to be winners!
A pimped-up version of the flagship outlet, this 76-seater establishment offers diners the option of an all-day Taiwanese dining experience on a budget – a first for The Salted Plum. After placing orders at the casher, guests are assigned order numbers for self-collection; made easy with single tray pick-ups (all dishes ordered will be placed onto a single tray). On weekdays, from 8am to 11.30am, customers may enjoy for the outlet exclusive breakfast set menu. During the afternoon rush hour between 11.30am to 2.30pm, bountiful lunch bowls priced at an affordable $9 to $18 will be available. Finally, from 6 to 9pm, diners may look forward to savouring signature zi char and desserts for dinner; enjoyed a la carte or as dinner sets meals for 2pax ($50) or 4pax ($100).
Located at the West Wing Basement (B1) of Suntec City, The Salted Plum is decked out with communal-style high-top tables, high ceilings and street-style décor against rich navy-blue walls featuring vivid illustrations of signature dishes; all aesthetically lighted up to capture the feeling of outdoor city dining. Countertop seats and small tables are perfect for a quick bite while the restaurant’s larger tables can accommodate bigger parties and communal dining.
Taikoo Lane Hotpot, is a restaurant that doles out authentic Sichuan and Cantonese hotpot broths and offerings! The concept is a brainchild of Chengdu Restaurant, which is known for its mouth-watering Sichuan cuisine. Taikoo Lane boasts a mixture of individual pots and large shared pots, so solo diners or large groups can enjoy a hotpot session anytime they have a craving.
Taikoo Lane’s version of the Sichuan Spicy Broth follows the traditional method of using beef tallow instead of oil. The beef tallow-based mala broth is much more flavourful than the oil-based renditions other hotpot restaurants in Singapore serve.
Chengdu Green Pepper Broth is another Taikoo Lane special Mala broth. Taking inspiration from Chengdu Restaurant’s best-selling Fish with Green Peppercorn Soup, the green peppercorn broth is a brand-new offering specially created by the Taikoo Lane team. Peppercorn oil and green peppercorns are Sichuan specialities, and the restaurant imports the ingredients from the province.
For diners who prefer non-spicy broths, there are offerings available such as Fish Soup Broth with Fresh Milk and Collagen Nourishing Pork Bone Soup. Both of these soups will appeal to ardent appreciators of Cantonese dishes. Able to alleviate the symptoms of excessive dampness in the internal system of our body, the nourishing fish soup broth is made with specially selected fresh fish and salmon bones. The gelatinous pork bone broth is superbly tasty and moreish — a medley of pork bones, whole chicken, pig skin and spices are cooked for over seven hours to achieve a rich and milky consistency.
Taikoo Lane offers a smorgasbord of unique hotpot ingredients. A DIY dish, the Lobster Noodles pays tribute to Hong Kong’s popular version. Simply immerse the crustacean and noodles into the broth, then mix the cooked items with the special sauce and condiments and voila! If so inclined, cook the seafood and noodles separately in different broths so that they can soak up different flavours for a truly unique dish. Living up to its name, the Magical Growing Mushrooms promises a culinary spectacle. Arranged artfully in a garden of lettuce, tomatoes and eggs, the enoki mushrooms will grow taller before your very eyes as you water it!
Led by award-winning Chef Fung Chi Keung, Kai Duck by Kai Garden at Ngee Ann City introduces modern diners to a refreshingly new concept in contemporary Cantonese casual dining.
In keeping with the faster-paced lifestyle adopted by today’s millennials, Chef Fung’s innovations with his Cantonese-style roast duck is a classic example of this thinking, together with other innovative dishes that can now be enjoyed by parties as small as two.
Although the restaurant prides itself in its more casual, relaxed atmosphere, the ambience never-the-less evokes the decadence of an emperor’s courtyard, which is juxtaposed with its central location on the 5th floor of Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road.
Hong Kong-born owner and Group Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung of Kai Garden and Kai Duck is an established and sought-after name among discerning diners of traditional Cantonese cuisine.
His 30-year culinary career has taken him through Hong Kong’s local Chinese restaurants and Singapore’s Mandarin Orchard. In 2005, as the Group Executive Chef for Paradise Group, he launched the group’s first fine dining restaurant, Taste Paradise, which won multiple awards over consecutive years. Chef Fung also won several awards for the group, including a Gold Medal at the Food and Hospitality Asia 2012 - Imperial Challenge.
His dream of building his own brand and eventually a chain of Chinese restaurants to celebrate the legacy of Cantonese cuisine, is brought closer with the launch of Kai Duck. The restaurant features casual dining, and the menu features quick bites inspired by the signature Cantonese-style roast duck menu he developed for Kai Garden.
China’s culinary history goes back a very long way and TungLok is always motivated to bring you renewed creations. Indulge in dishes such as Australian Barramundi Fish Head, TungLok Soya Chicken, Baked Lotus Rice with Seafood and Braised Bamboo Charcoal Beancurd with Green Vegetables in Pumpkin Stock.
One of their must-try is the ‘one-pot wonder’, Double-boiled Fish Maw with Chicken, where they use Santori MD2 Kampung Chicken – the first and only Healthier Choice Kampung Chicken in Singapore! These chickens are fed with Bromelain, a unique digestive enzyme extracted from premium MD2 pineapples (these pineapples are known to be equivalent to the Mao Shan Wang of Durian). This organic Kampung Chicken, paired with fresh fish maw from our locally-bred barramundi, is double boiled for over 5 hours - making this a heavenly treat, and a perfect start to a wondrous meal ahead.View their menu here.
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.
Inspired by the Chinese myth surrounding the god, Pangu which depicts the creation of Heaven and Earth, YÃ¬ 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 YÃ¬ 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.
After two decades of bringing authentic Shanghainese cuisine to Singapore, the refurbished Grand Shanghai makes its highly anticipated return with a fresh look andunique dining concept paying homage to the “Old Shanghai” of the 1930s.
The new restaurant space promises a feast for the senses, inspired by the city’s golden age when Shanghai came to be known as “The Paris of the East". Against a backdrop of Old Shanghai – iconic art- deco motifs and traditional oriental designs – discerning diners can expect to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere of enchanting live entertainment and an extensive menu of decadent delicacies by new Master Chef Jacky Tang that are rooted in Shanghainese cuisine and adapted for the local palate.
“After 20 years of success, we wanted to rebrand Grand Shanghai with a contemporary look and feelwhile maintaining its original Shanghainese authenticity and heritage,” explains Andy Wong, Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Millennium Hotels and Resorts. “The refresh of our menu, interiors and dining experience is a seamless blend of traditional Chinese tastes with modern influences, celebrating a period in history where Shanghai was Asia’s thriving hub of art, design and entertainment.”
Grand Shanghai is helmed by Master Chef Jacky Tang, who brings with him 28 years of experience working in award-winning restaurants and hotels across Singapore and China and is known for his distinct talent of using innovative new techniques to tease out authentic Shanghainese flavours. The restaurant’s new menu is a celebration of the freshest and finest ingredients, incorporating influences from Hong Kong, Beijing, Sichuan and Singapore.
The extensive menu features a tantalising mix of Shanghainese specialities, dim sum staples and a selection of crispy, tender barbecued meats. Each dish is carefully arranged and presented to resemble exquisite works of art, in a celebration of taste and visual flair.
Elaborating on his culinary creations, Master Chef Jacky Tang shares: “The conceptualisation of these dishes was as much about staying true to Shanghainese cuisine as it was about bringing a superior dining experience to the table. By using premium ingredients from around the world and employing contemporary techniques, these traditional recipes have been updated and elevated to reflect the extravagance of Grand Shanghai.”
Adapted to suit local tastes, the new menu features lighter flavours to complement the Singapore weather as well as the addition of more varied spices. Duck also features heavily in this iteration of the menu for its richness of flavour. Start with the Light and Shadow Crispy Duck – a twist on the traditional beef version – paper-thin slices of duck that shatter into delightfully flavourful shards with hints of wasabi, deftly placed on an intricate Osmanthus syrup sculpture that provides a sweet finish to the dish.
The Grand Shanghai Tea-Smoked Duck, at once crispy and juicy, is served with soft, pillowy handmade buns and presented in a chamber of tea and osmanthus smoke for an infusion of earthy and floral notes with maximum visual impact. For a novel combination of the Peking Duck and the popular Shanghainese lamb wraps, try the Spiced Crispy Lamb – well seasoned cubes of charcoal-grilled lamb with a crunchy cumin and paprika crust, served with a lightly warmed pancakes, scallions, cucumber and a garlic soy sauce for the slightest suggestion of heat.
Other standout signatures also include seafood offerings like the refreshing Fresh Sliced Abalone served cold with a tart pomelo vinegar and sake jelly that beautifully enhances the briny abalone; and the Deep-fried Yellow Croaker Fish with Roselle Sauce – slices of lightly deep-fried fish accompanied by a side of homemade pickled onions marinated in roselle jus for a delightful sweet savoury contrast.
A well-stocked bar is located in the main dining area, with an extensive collection of premium wines and a carefully curated selection of rare Chinese spirits and liquors to offer bespoke beverage pairing for every dish, or afternoons of leisure and evenings of indulgence.
Frog Soup, anyone? Not your typical hotpot establishment, Tong Xin Ru Yi Traditional Hotpot on Lorong Telok (formerly at Boat Quay), prides itself for its unique and interesting variety of house-made signature soup bases, which come brimming with a suite of delicious ingredients upon order. Hotpot connoisseurs will find this refreshing concept truly riveting.
At Tong Xin Ru Yi, every soup was born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Like a well-rehearsed orchestra, different ingredients are added in at their right moments to make every soup a perfect symphony. Hours of slow-cooking build up the bold and robust flavours of each soup, which play out well with Tong Xin Ru Yi’s menu of fresh hotpot ingredients.
While there is a repertoire of soup bases to choose from, worth mentioning are the crowd favourite Stewed Marinated Beef with Spicy Soup (S$48) and the newly created Golden Chicken Soup / Golden Frog Soup (S$68).
Other signature soups include the Catfish with Spicy Soup (S$48), Fish with Pickled Cabbage Soup (Dory Fish: S$38 / Catfish: S$48), Pickled Cabbage with Pork Rib Soup (S$28), and Tomato with Oxtail Soup (S$48).
To share their love for hotpot with everyone, Tong Xin Ru Yi also offers equally satisfying soup bases for vegetarians such as Vegetarian Spicy Soup (S$16) and Corn with Tomato Soup (S$16).
Apart from its bountiful selection of the usual meats, seafood, mushrooms, leafy greens and noodles, Tong Xin Ru Yi has a number of unique and premium ingredients hidden up its sleeves.
Indulge in a wide range of beef cuts from all over the world including New Zealand, United States of America (USA), Japan and more. Beef lovers will adore the melt-in-the-mouth Premium Eight Second Beef (S$24 per portion). The fresh chilled New Zealand beef are delivered weekly in limited portions. As its name suggests, the best way to savour this well-marbled meat is by dipping it into the hotpot for precisely 8 seconds. There’s also the Beef Tongue (S$22 per portion), a beautiful masterpiece of beef tongue slices rolled intricately into a romantic rose; the Premium Chef-Sliced Beef Shin (S$28), a satisfying well-marbled beef cut; and the Spicy Beef Cubes (S$16) from USA, a popular dish from Sichuan, boasting bite-sized beef cubes marinated in a picante sauce and dusted with chilli flakes.
Located within the heart of the Central Business District, the restaurant is a popular hang-out spot for working folks. Make a reservation with them today!
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.
Located in the lively and buzzing Boat Quay, 79 After Dark is a chic restaurant and bar which takes its name from the eclectic ambience of the area, which comes to life when the sun goes down.
Open for business till 3am daily, 79 After Dark was created as a response from popular appeal for a late-night joint serving unique and fresh food at Boat Quay. This restaurant and bar is ideal for a date night, business meetings, special occasions, private parties or a regular weekend hangout. The interior is focused around a combination of sensual red and deep blue with gold, wooden and artsy accents in an ambient lighting. The seating is arranged with sociable layout both indoor and outdoor.
Unique to the dining venues around the area, 79 After Dark’s menu is carefully crafted by their experienced team of Chefs with bold flavours and freshest ingredients and remain available till wee hours daily.
Patrons can expect a range of North Indian tandoori kebabs and curries as well as a rich blend of Chinese-Indian cuisine. This cuisine (also known as Indo-Chinese) is an Indian adaptation of Chinese cooking techniques and seasonings. Chilli Chicken, Manchurian, Momos, Kungpao Chicken, Szechwan fried noodles are just some of the signature Chinese-Indian dishes available in their menu.
Complementing their menu packed with spices and fiery flavours is a beverage menu with a focus on their specialties cocktails such as Tom Yam Yam & Sherkan as well as attractively priced Liquor & Spirits. Happy Hour promotions are also available from opening till 9pm daily.
This urban oasis offers an even more relaxing atmosphere on weekends with live DJ spinning sexy beats and al fresco dining options where you can take in all the action of Circular Road. They even provide complimentary Valet parking services for guests (with minimum spending), so say goodbye to waiting for carpark slot at Boat Quay!
Offering their diners Teochew signature flavours, Jumbo Group's newly-opened Zui Yu Xuan Teochew Cuisine is housed within a two-storey heritage building located in the historic Far East Square precinct.
Within this elegant oriental space, refined, authentic Teochew fare is presented: from signatures such as Deep Fried Liver Rolls and Wok Fried ‘Kway Teow’ with Diced ‘Kai Lan’and Preserved Radish, to Teochew Oyster Omelette ‘Gooey Style’ and Teochew ‘Puning’ Fermented Bean Chicken. Meticulously and skilfully prepared, using only the freshest quality ingredients, each dish pays homage to the finer points of Teochew cuisine.
Introducing Chuan Hung - history and flavour in a bowl.
The newly-opened Chuan Hung at Telok Ayer has a name that is beautifully straightforward belying the respect, thought and care that was put into it, much like its offerings. Chuan Hung or ‘Sichuan Alley’ focuses wholeheartedly on one particular Sichuan ingredient known as Mian Yang rice noodles. At Chuan Hung, these noodles are served the way they have always been for millenia: with a choice of different broths, and a variety of toppings such as braised beef and pig intestines.
These noodles have been a part of the Chinese culinary lexicon for as long as the Chinese food historians can remember. Named after their city of origin – Mian Yang the second-biggest city in Sichuan, these thin slippery rice noodles hold a special place in the hearts of Chinese food lovers, particularly the Sichuanese who eat it all year-round, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Chuan Hung’s rice noodles are specially sourced from one particular artisan who lives in a village deep in Sichuan.
Research for months into about 50 different Sichuan noodle shops led the Chuan Hung team to understand that only one particular shop sold the exact type and style of Mian Yang noodles that they wanted to present to Singaporeans – but it took close to a year and dozens of personal trips to the shop in sincere appeal before the owners finally softened and agreed to speak to them.
It took even longer to research and try the different noodles the artisan made: every detail was examined, down to the gauge of the noodles in millimetres. The noodles now served in Chuan Hung are customised for the noodle house, and found nowhere else in Singapore or South East Asia.
The noodles may be ordered with the clear or red soups as well as the uniquely Sichuan mix of red and clear. Chuan Hung also offers a third broth option: a deceptively clear soup that is piquantly infused with Sichuan vine pepper; as well as a dry-tossed version.
Those with bigger appetites can feel free to order “add-ons” as extra toppings for the noodles, and a curated selection of small plates – archetypal Sichuan sides such as Fried Crispy Pig Intestines and Braised Eggplant – as accompaniments.
Preparation for Chuan Hung’s menu items are often more complex than they seem, and made with a considered selection of spices and herbs. For example, the pig intestines were braised in a rich liquid that includes star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, Sichuan peppers and peppercorns amongst others.
This grand effort is also put into other details of the menu and the restaurant – from the kitchen team of Sichuanese chefs that are then trained for a year to ensure the flavours are ‘correct’; to hand- grinding the glutinous rice for making the smooth housemade Liang Gao being served for dessert; to the flavourful special drinks made from scratch; right down to the debossed ends of the customised wooden chopsticks.
The interiors of Chuan Hung is deserving of attention from the diner as well. Located in a side alley just off the far busier main street in much the same way that noodle shops in China have been set up for years, Chuan Hung is a little haven of gently coloured wood, bamboo furnishings and warm lighting. The small space of half-a-dozen tables – bustling when full, and tranquil when quiet – is inspired by the aforementioned noodle shops though elevated with thoughtful design details to ensure comfort for the guest even at the busiest of times.
Ho Fook Hei at Great World City is Joyden Concepts' newest restaurant. Ho Fook Hei’s cooked-to-perfection Specialty Rose Wine Soy Sauce Chicken is prepared the traditional Cantonese way, using a time-honoured recipe passed down through the years.
The Cantonese have a saying that “a meal is not complete without having chicken”. The chicken symbolises not only prosperity, but also good fortune (“ho fook hei” in Cantonese), and is a must-have especially during festive occasions and celebrations. “Soy Sauce Chicken” was said to have been created over a hundred years ago in Guangdong Province, when a master chef from out of town sought to spice up the way the Cantonese traditionally poached chicken at a famous local restaurant, substituting bland water with a fragrant soy sauce based braising liquid, resulting in a flavourful dish that has become synonymous with Cantonese cuisine.
Ho Fook Hei’s Specialty Rose Wine Soy Sauce Chicken is prepared the traditional Cantonese way, using a time-honoured recipe passed down through the years. Poached in an aromatic braising liquid of superior soy sauce and a secret blend of Chinese herbs and spices resulting in a chicken that is flavourful to the bone with a hint of their signature rose wine fragrance.
Spring – the season of rejuvenation and new beginnings – has arrived.
For Min Jiang, one of Singapore’s most established and celebrated Chinese restaurants, this spring marks a notable chapter in the history of Min Jiang at One-North. Opened in Rochester Park in 2006, this second restaurant under the prestigious Min Jiang brand became renowned for its cuisine as well its status as the only Chinese restaurant to occupy a ‘black and white’ bungalow in Singapore.
Having called Rochester Park home for 12 years, the restaurant has taken a step forward: relocating to another heritage destination – Dempsey Hill – into new and bigger premises. Boasting an interior of contemporary chinoiserie, Min Jiang at Dempsey aims to deliver an elevated experience of award-winning Chinese dining in a chic and sophisticated ambience.
The restaurant is housed in a charming, British-era building located on the fringes of Dempsey Hill. Celebrated architect and interior designer, Ernesto Bedmar, has given the dining space – which has a larger floor area than its previous Rochester site – a modern chinoiserie aesthetic. Surrounded by lush greenery, the restaurant has an ethereal and romantic ambience that appeals widely to regular patrons as well as diners and visitors exploring the Dempsey Hill lifestyle enclave.
One of Min Jiang’s hallmarks has always been its elegant, sophisticated service. Whether it’s a romantic date, corporate lunch or family gathering. A catch-up with friends or a grand celebration like a wedding, anniversary or birthday. A meal with a foreign visitor or simply a quiet everyday repast – Min Jiang delivers you to the heart of the moment. It is a restaurant for all seasons. And as spring warms the river and the fish begin their journey, it opens its doors at its new home in Dempsey Hill.
Yun Nans, known in China as YunHaiYao, is set to open a brand-new outlet in Singapore. The largest Yunnan F&B chain in the world, YunHaiYao is choosing Singapore as the place to open its first store in 10 years, and the first out of China. The flagship outlet will be located in the new Jewel Changi Airport.
The restaurant specialises in gao yuan liao li, or highland cuisine. There are seven tropical belts in Yunnan, and the highest measures 6,000 metres above sea level. Free from pollution, the natural terrain teems with wild porcini, wild black truffle, wheat pumpkin (green pumpkin) and edible flowers such as jasmine flowers, rose and chrysanthemum. To create job opportunities, Yun Hai Yao works closely with local farmers in Yunnan to harvest the wild mushrooms and ingredients.
Set in the heart of the eclectic east and well-connected to business hubs and schools, Nyon is a freehold residence by Aurum Land with spacious interiors and an exterior inspired by the iconic Peranakan legacy.
Across the seaside neighbourhood in Marine Parade, Nyon's contemporary and time-honouring silhouette rises. With a foundation deeply rooted in its heritage, Aurum Land's Nyon offers a stunning modern take, with human-centric features and upscale comforts. From the romance of its public spaces, to the thoughtful design of every apartment, the Nyon mark of originality can be seen and felt.
With 92 apartments and 1 to 3-bedroom unit types, ranging from 484 sq ft to 1615 sq ft, take your pick from a cosy 1-bedroom for bachelors, an intimate 2-bedroom for couples, or a spacious 3-bedroom.
Four Seas Fish Grill at Great World City pairs the freshest fish which are sourced directly from both local and international seas with their flavourful signature homemade Asian sauces such as their Old Ginger Sauce, Traditional Nonya Sauce and Homemade Sambal Chilli.
Their sauces are meticulously prepared from scratch using all natural ingredients. Grilled, steamed, pan-seared or wok-tossed, their specially-curated pairings accentuate the flavour of each fish, while retaining their succulent and delicate texture. Savour the delicious wholesome goodness that is fish today!
Spanning more than 10,600 sq ft, Beauty In The Pot at VivoCity is the hotpot chain's biggest outlet to date.
Savour the essence of health and beauty with every steaming pot of soup at Beauty in The Pot.
Inspired by the culture of food for health, the hotpot concept offers two nourishing soup bases that promise rich flavours coupled with abundant benefits. All ingredients are artfully made by their team of chefs to match seamlessly with the rich and flavourful soup bases for maximum enjoyment.
Be awed by the sumptuous menu of fresh ingredients and homemade specialties coupled with the dense and nutrient-rich beauty collagen soup and/or spicy nourishing soup (with three levels of spiciness).
China’s most popular fruit tea and bakery cafe trend-leader, Nayuki is opening their 1st overseas store at VivoCity this December.
Nayuki, is the first brand to popularize fruits-based cheese tea and fruits tea with award-winning premium teas. Reinventing the traditional tea drinking culture, they pioneered the lifestyle of pairing tea-drinking and savouring Soft Euro-inspired bakes.
The pairing of fresh fruits and award-winning premium teas was a move deemed adventurous by many in the beginning, but have since proved otherwise.
The Shenzhen-born brand has over 100 stores across China.
Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.
Signatures and beloved dishes such as Chilled Yellow Roe Crab in Teochew Style, Teochew Style Braised Shark’s Fin in Casserole and Stewed Duck with Yam in Casserole will leave diners spoilt for choices. Look forward to delicate and exquisite Teochew style signatures such as Braised Trio Combination, Steamed Pomfret in Teochew Style, Braised Live Prawns with Dried Flat Fish and Stir-fried Teochew Style Mee Sua, as well.
Crystal Jade Jiang Nan at VivoCity has officially reopened after a long wait! Relish in a contemporary dining experience, topped off with a newly-improved menu!
Look forward to new and tantalising Jiangnan-inspired dishes from Chef Martin Foo, the newly appointed Group Executive Chef of Crystal Jade.
Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of the jiangnan and Sichuan regions, Crystal Jade Jiang Nan presents a contemporary dining experience with a thoughfully-curated menu of famed regional delicacies; some reinvented and refined with a touch of modern gastronomy, that pairs impeccably with a selection of hand-picked wines. house-made drinks and tea.
China’s most popular contemporary tea brand Heytea has opened its very first overseas outlet in ION Orchard.
Heytea has more than 110 outlets in China arcorss many major cities. Serving its unique blends of Cheezo Tea since 2011, they have been leading the way of tea by presenting inspirational ideas into ingeniously delectable creations. The infusion of fruits, brown sugar bobo and other ingredients added relish into their tea beverages and injected new life into the traditional Chinese tea culture.
Combining New Zealand cheese with fresh tea in an ingenious way, Heytea's original cheese tea is very popular among their customers. They pride ourselves as the creator of melding cheese with traditional tea and the pioneer of injecting new life to traditional tea culture.
East Treasure Chinese Restaurant is another exciting new concept by ASTONS, serving an extensive menu of delectable, exquisite and value-for-money Chinese cuisine created by their Master Chef. Pairing up the freshest ingredients with modest cooking styles incredibly bring out the natural flavours of ingredients which is never too heavy on the palate and offer a more distinctive experience for discerning diners.
The casual and cosy ambience is the ideal venue to hang around with family, friends, and associates over a satisfying meal.
Wonder what Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia cuisine is and how it taste like? If you haven’t heard, Kota88 at East Coast Road serves Chinese-Indonesian cuisine hailing from Jakarta’s Chinatown, Glodok.
Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia is a mix of chinese dishes with local Indonesian culinary characteristics. It all started with Chinese immigrants in Indonesia centuries ago where this traditional cooking style became an expression of their culture which is the inspirational backbone for Kota88 restaurant.
So head over to Siglap, try their creations and also signature items from the menu like the ‘Nasi Campur Babi’. The Nasi Campur Babi is a Chinese-Indonesian adaptation of combination pork rice platter that is mixed to a palatable perfection along with other traditional dishes.
Crystal Jade Kitchen at Holland Village is back and in full force after a spectacular two-month renovation.
To celebrate the re-opening of this fan-favourite outlet, they’ve prepared an exclusive ‘Signature 10’ dishes plus NEW dishes for their diners. The menu has been updated by group executive chef Martin Foo.
Nourish your soul with the heart-warming flavours of Crystal Jade Kitchen. All your Cantonese favorites lovingly prepared by their stellar team of chefs. Signature dim sums, classic congee, roasted delicacies and sizzling wok specialities will transport you to the flavours of home. Relax and reconnect with family and friends in the vibrantly modern ambience, inspired by traditional kitchen.... the heart of every Chinese home.
Blossom, Singapore’s latest contemporary Chinese restaurant is nestled in the lobby of the iconic Marina Bay Sands. The kitchen helmed by seasoned and award-winning Chefs, will present diners with modern interpretations of the finest cuisine from Canton, Sichuan and Shanghai – a delectable balance of traditional and modern flavours and techniques.
Blossom’s elegant interiors are a refined juxtaposition of everyday oriental objects which are accentuated with contrasting materials, to reflect subtle luxury and depth. With lush greenery as its backdrop, the restaurant’s design takes advantage of the natural light that floods the dining room throughout the day. The inviting dining area, three private rooms and a sleek bar makes it the perfect venue to celebrate and host, no matter what the occasion.
Blossom’s architecture, interior design, décor, innovative menu and flawless serviceâ is guaranteed to take its diners to greater heights of culinary realm.
The well-loved Tongue Tip brand has a strong presence of over 300 outlets across China. Their first Singapore outpost, Tongue Tip Lanzhou Beef Noodles is now open in Tiong Bahru Plaza.
So head over for a bowl of authentic Lanzhou Beef Noodles; made using only Halal meats, high quality fresh ingredients and a 15-spice blend premium stock.
Tongue Tip Lanzhou beef noodles originated from the Lanzhou, Gansu province in China. This dish was first created by the Muslim Chinese (Hui) people and it's recipe has been passed on for generations since the Tang Dynasty. Today in Lanzhou alone there are more than 1,000 beef noodle restuarants, an affirmation to the popularity of the dish. Their original recipe uses hand-pulled noodles, halal meats and a clear broth cooked with more than 15 spices. Ingredients are sourced fresh and adhering to the highest quality. Tongue Tip brand has won multiple food awards and is an accredited member of the official Lanzhou Lamian Association.
Newly-opened in Capitol Piazza, Famous Treasure offers guests a feast of local Chinese favourites and seafood signatures. The hallmarks of the cuisine are based on tasty and bold flavors prepared using a selection of quality and freshest ingredients by a team of highly-skilled chefs.
Whet your tastebuds with the delicious yet all-time local favourites, such as the signature Singapore chili crab, traditional fish head curry in claypot, braised rice vermicelli with clams in superior stock, Kuala Lumpur style Hokkien Mee and poached sliced pork belly with minced garlic.
Request for the wine list when dining at Famous Treasure as the restaurant offers also good selection of wines and whiskies to pair with the select dishes, making your gourmet meal into an experience.
Besides the main dining area, this 136-seater restaurant offers four private dining rooms that can accommodate 10-12 guests in each room. There are also four private cabins, which can seat up to four guests in each room, all perfectly suited for corporate dining, or celebrating special occasions.
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.
Founded in China 4 years ago, Enjoy Mala specialises in ZhanGuo (spicy Szechuan dip pot). Popular amongst many actors and actresses in China, Enjoy Mala runs 35 restaurants in China and has open their 1st Singapore outlet in Orchard Central.
Enjoy Mala's signature "Dip Pot" contains 20 spices including a special chili spice from SiChuan, thus creating a perfect soup dip for spicy food lovers!
A dish not for the faint-hearted; they offer "Spicy Pig's Brain" and claim it tastes like foie gras.....
Shang Pin Hot Pot at Marina Square provides a wholesome variety of Chinese steamboat ingredients that would satisfy all your hotpot cravings. Its charm lies in its unassuming, no-frills restaurant setup, where diners can simply enjoy the fresh meat variants, vegetables and rich broth at friendly prices.
With more than twenty condiments to select from, guests can tailor a unique dipping sauce for their tastebuds and create their ideal complements to the steamboat meal; free flow drinks are available as well. Coupled with excellent waitstaff who are prompt with their service, Shang Pin makes for an enjoyable steamboat experience.
Qi - House of Sichuan, the one-Michelin-starred Sichuan Restaurant in Hong Kong is now also available in Singapore, serving contemporary Sichuan dishes at Marina Bay Financial Centre.
Qi has been awarded the One Michelin Star for three consecutive years since 2016, it has created a modern interpretation of traditional and authentic Sichuan dishes that reflect the “seven flavours of Sichuan” (spicy, aromatic, sweet, bitter, sour, peppery, and salty). A wide spectrum of intense flavours can be experienced at Qi.
At SHAO on Frankel Avenue, they have created a unique menu, centring around the theme of roasts and barbeques.
SHAO’s Signature BBQ Crab has its roots in the traditional Teochew Cold Crab. From the traditional recipe, they infused tastes and eating styles from different cultures and after many iterations, the BBQ Crab was born.
Their BBQ crabs are seasoned with sea salt, crushed black pepper and our signature BBQ sauce. This guarantees that their crabs retain that fresh, juicy and natural taste. Eat it as it is or with their special homemade chili sauce, wasabi sauce or salt & pepper dip.
With characteristic cool, passion and verve, lawyer-in-training turned-chef and first MasterChef Asia winner Woo Wai Leong unveils his much-anticipated maiden dining experience, Restaurant Ibid.
Restaurant Ibid constitutes the culinary vision of Woo Wai Leong, lawyer-in-training turned chef and first winner of the inaugural MasterChef Asia season. Ibid draws the concepts of ‘from the same source’ (which ibid means in Latin) and ‘Nanyang’, which is characterized by an East-West sensibility and a constant search for origins and identity. From these dual inspirations comes Nanyang-style, Contemporary Chinese cuisine, a creative art form forged from Wai Leong’s own Nanyang heritage and Asian and Western culinary background. Housed in a conserved riverside shophouse and staffed by youthful ‘cross-trained’ kitchen and service talents, Restaurant Ibid is a seamless integration of concept, style and operation springing ‘from the same source’ embodied in the restaurant’s dynamic chef-owner.
Restaurant Ibid is housed on the first level of a shophouse in the Boat Quay precinct, where Chinese immigrants once traded on the Singapore River. Guarding the entrance are two external pillars bearing, in Chinese calligraphy, the name of the original landlord who traded in dried seafood. Visitors step into a hall with a feature wall of wooden traditional Chinese medicine drawers, highlighting the restaurant’s Chinoiserie theme.
The restaurant seats 14 at the bar and 40 at table, for a total of 54 guests.
Lunch, available from 14th May at Restaurant Ibid, sees an a la carte selection of Mains (Dong Po Beef Brisket with Plum Rice, Onsen Egg & Daikon Pickles), Sharing Plates (Chopped Kailan Salad with Roasted Garlic & Three Eggs) and Desserts (Acai, Chocolate Tofu Mousse, Fruits & Seeds).
Dinner features set menus with a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses; highlights include Spring Onion Shao Bing with Yeasted Butter & Laksa Leaf; Egg Yolk Jam with Onion Soubise, Gingko Nuts & Tea Broth; Beef Short Rib with Black Garlic, Angelica Root, Black Fungus & Dehydrated Asian Pear; and Soy Bean Ice Cream with Toasted Sesame, Sarawak Pepper & Almond. There is also a selection of approachable yet distinctive wines, craft beers and pre-batched cocktails.
With the fragrant aroma of Sichuan peppercorns and chilies beckoning, get ready to welcome new hotpot restaurant chain Spice World Hot Pot from China making its inaugural presence in Singapore with a 200-seater, 6,000 sqft duo-design dining space at Clarke Quay that serves up an array of aromatic spicy and non-spicy soup broths with exquisitely plated, high-quality and fresh ingredients.
Spice World Hot Pot, founded in 2003 is one of China’s top ten global hotpot brands that prides itself in the meticulous preparation of its soup broths and accompaniments. No artificial flavouring, MSG or flavor enhancers are used. Instead, soup bases are first brewed in Sichuan China using the most carefully sourced deep forest peppercorns from Hongya farmlands, chilies from the mountainous origins of Guizhou and Sichuan before being air-flown to Singapore where it goes through a secondary preparation. All soup bases including the much loved Sichuan mala broth are brewed for at least four to six hours.
Diners can choose from 7 different soup bases – mala, which comes in three varying degrees of spiciness (mild, medium, hot), pork belly and chicken, three-delicacy (pork, chicken, duck), wild mushroom, tomato, tom-yam, and curry.
At Spice World, accompanying ingredients such as beef, pork and lamb are freshly sourced, painstakingly prepared and hand-sliced as opposed to frozen and machined cut. Similarly, all seafood arrives at Spice World fresh, not frozen. A source of great pride, this method of serving fresh ingredients is Spice World’s hallmark of distinction.
From the freshest Australian M8 Wagyu beef, delicately draped to form a dress over a doll, to the Australian mutton slices served on a meter long plank, to the good-humouredly named Prime Minister’s Pork Balls (former U.K Prime Minister David Cameron’s favourite dish) made from pork belly and parsley, to the delicately sliced rumen tripe from the first section of a cow’s stomach that contains the grass it consumes; all meats are air-flown to ensure that freshness and quality are never compromised. For seafood lovers, freshly prepared shrimp paste made from 100% shrimp meat and tobiko are a perennial favourite amongst diners along with the seafood platter.
To add a bit of fun to the dining experience, diners can choose to have a teddy bear or Hello Kitty shaped out of mala soup and beef oil added to the hotpot and watch it slowly melt into the broth (limited to only 8 per day!). This fun element has been and still is a big hit with Spice World patrons around the world. Diners can also have a meal with Nicholas the Bear, a life-sized teddy bear stuffed toy mascot, if he is not too busy posing for pictures.
The Salted Plum, formerly known as long-term pop-up Five Ten, has officially opened its doors at a two-storey shop house along Circular Road after much anticipation.
The name “The Salted Plum” was chosen with reference to the ingredient commonly used in Taiwanese cuisine. With striking blue hued walls and boasting a full view of the kitchen, The Salted Plum eatery is set to offer a casual, fun dining experience with mainly Taiwanese pop music from the 2000s playing in the background.
With an improved version of the Taiwanese tapas dishes that were well-loved at Five Ten, the intimate 98-seater has kept to its winning formula of dishes served at friendly prices of just $5 and $10.
The menu created by Chef Shawn Koh has undergone upgrades, following an extensive research trip around Taiwan, such as Taipei, Keelung, Taichung, Tainan and Kaoshiung, where he immersed himself in the local authentic dining culture and learnt traditional preparation methods from the Taiwanese.
Signature dishes include the Smashed Baby Potatoes ($5), a tongue-in-cheek take on the usual French fries. Here, baby potatoes are deep-fried, then smashed and sprinkled with a generous dose of salted plum powder. The popular Taiwanese Fried Chicken, a well-known street food, is marinated with soy and sesame, deep-fried, then served with nori mayonnaise ($10).
For a touch of luxury, the eatery also offers Live Boston Lobster ($25), steamed and with soy and sesame dressing, and also Slipper Lobster ($25) cooked with five spice during dinner. Limited portions, however, are available each week.
Located at Royal Square @ Novena, Singapore's hot pot chain maestro Haidilao's latest outlet encompasses the culture of traditional shadow play and modern contemporary design with 270 degree full urban view.
Sichuan Haidilao Catering Co. Ltd was founded in 1994 and it began serving the worldwide popular Sichuan style Hot Pot, gathering various regional influences and tastes along the way. Since then, Haidilao has always dedicated to achieving the perfect blend of authentic traditional Chinese food - Hot Pot with the convenience of modern trend.
Paradise Group's Beauty In The Pot, has opened its newest and largest branch at OneKM mall. Spanning more than 7,000 sq ft, the new branch can host up to 288 patrons.
Savour the essence of health and beauty with every steaming pot of soup at Beauty in The Pot. Inspired by the culture of food for health, the hotpot concept offers six nourishing soup bases that promise rich flavours coupled with abundant benefits.
All ingredients are artfully made by their team of chefs to match seamlessly with the rich and flavourful soup bases for maximum enjoyment. Be awed by the sumptuous menu of fresh ingredients and homemade specialties coupled with their soup bases.
Be sure not to miss out on the homemade Fish Tofu which is prepared daily for the ideal melt-in-your-mouth texture and only exclusively available at Beauty in the Pot.
A celebrated stalwart in the Chinese fine dining scene for over two decades, Hua Ting Restaurant at Orchard Hotel re-opens after months of stylish renovations with a brand-new sophisticated space and revitalised menus that offer a more distinctive experience for discerning diners. The multi-million makeover marks Hua Ting Restaurant’s most extensive refurbishment.
Established in 1992, Hua Ting Restaurant has built a firm reputation in Singapore, winning multiple awards for consistent quality and outstanding delicacies that have been the centre of family and corporate get-togethers.
As one of the earliest Chinese fine dining hotel restaurants in Singapore, it aims to impart traditional flavours to new generations of diners, with the art of Cantonese craftsmanship underpinning every dish.
Set in a brand new sophisticated space, Hua Ting’s team of accomplished chefs led by Hong Kong Masterchef Lap Fai continues to innovate new signature dishes while keeping with its enduring tradition of serving authentic Cantonese classics.
Savour new signatures that showcase a palette of flavours including Chilled Marinated South African Baby Abalone with Japanese Sake, Spike Sea Cucumber and Organic Black Garlic, Steamed Fresh Crab Claw with Egg White and more.
Relish the repertoire of Cantonese classics executed with masterful panache - the must-try being Hua Ting’s Signature Crispy Roasted Duck. Other firm favourites include Braised Australian Green Lip Whole Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce, Japanese Wagyu Beef with Wild Mushroom and Black Peppercorn in Hot Stone Bowl, Charcoal-grilled Iberico Pork ‘Char Siew’ and dim sum delights such as Signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet and Wok-fried Turnip Cake with Homemade X.O. Sauce in Hot Stone Bowl.
Complement the exquisite epicurean fare with a thoughtfully-curated tea collection that offers a unique tea-pairing experience. Choose from nine premium grades of tea while exclusive blends inspired by the four seasons appeal to tea connoisseurs.
MYO Restobar at Oxley Tower serves classic home-style Cantonese dishes and dim sum. Also not forgetting Kia Hiang's famous claypot chicken, as this 120-seater restaurant is a new culinary venture by Kia Hiang Restaurant.
They aim to delight generations with delicious and innovative dim sum and Chinese wok dishes in a comfortable setting. They promise a mouth-watering experience through they uncompromising value and quality of their dishes, driven by their passionate and dedicated team.
On the menu; the signature Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken, Tangy Orange Braised Pork Ribs with mantou, Angus Ribeye Cubes with garlic and broccoli, Steamed Siu Mai with conpoy & black truffle, Gold Foil Dumplings w/assorted mushrooms and many more.
The former president of the Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs (Singapore) and award-winning chef Austen Ong is known for his modern approach to traditional Chinese cuisine. His latest creations at The Chinese Kitchen which is now open at Cavan Road, will showcase some of his precious home-cooked recipes.
Possessing a unique smokiness, their Charcoal Grilled Orange Sea Perch with Sea Salt & Spices ($58) is sure to please patrons.
Their signature dish would be the 'Good Old 50's Collagen Broth'.
Other highlights include Shredded Pork Ears, Pork Trotter Jelly amd Organic Okra topped with pickled chilli.
Sichuan Kungfu Fish is a powerhouse in the selection of deep-sea fish and ingredients to produce the best grilled fish dishes around the world. With its unique cooking techniques, combined with the accurate measurements of ingredients and nutrition practices, all dishes are prepared to give the best taste and experience to customers.
Mr Qi Chunhua, founder of Sichuan KungFu Fish, is a connoisseur of Sichuan food and has traveled all over China and the world, to perfect his craft of grilled fish. He has tasted all kinds of traditional fish dishes, continuously looking for improvement and innovation. When Qi visited the United States in the early years, the college campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology left a great impression on him.
Inspired by the ocmpetitveness and creative atsmosphere of MIT and after two years of extensive research, Qi launched a network of deep-sea fish restaurants known as MIT Catering, now Sichuan KungFu Fish.
Relish in exquisite and contemporary Nanyang cuisines, handcrafted with meticulously selected ingredients at Orient Palace.
Reviving the lost art of traditional spit-roasting over charcoals, they specialised in roast suckling pigs and Sri Lankan crabs. Every suckling pig is skillfully roasted to perfection, with impeccable control over heat, to achieve the perfect balance of crackling skin and succulent meat.
Delight yourself in other signatures such as 24-Head Japanese Dried Abalone Ramen, nourishing Double-Boiled Soups, and local favourites such as Nanyang Steamed Crab with Chilli Dip and Bak Kut Teh.
Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar at Science Park offers a quirky and uplifting modern dining concept specialising in Northern Chinese-style dumpling and la mian.
Part of Blue Lotus Concepts International that launched the award-winning flagship Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House at Sentosa Cove in 2013, Blue Lotus Chinese Noodle Bar is the newest establishment by entrepreneur and highly acclaimed restaurateur Ricky Ng.
Some highlights of the menu; Grilled Giant King Prawn La Mian, Signature Crispy Pork Lard Truffle La Mian and Vegetarian Truffle Mushroom & Beansprout La Mian.
Try their starters such as the Tea-Smoked Egg, which is prepared using a blend of premium tieguanying tea and five spices.
There’s something about Hong Kong. Like its famous TV dramas, it keeps you in anticipation, wanting to know what the next moment brings. It is the unique Hong Kong charisma that Canton Paradise captures so beautifully – taking diners back in time to the sixties in the former British colony in a modern adaptation. Now also available at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.
Canton Paradise spells oriental chic with vibrant chirpy interiors akin to the bustling activity present in Cantonese eateries. A show kitchen lets diners take a peek at the chefs’ deftness at carving the roasted meats, a classic Cantonese treat amongst other all-day dim sum delights. In addition, Canton Paradise offers other traditional favourites like wanton noodles, congee, rice dishes and roast meat – an amazing assortment bound to please!
Relish the finest Cantonese fare, soak up the bustling atmosphere and pursue the love affair with the best of Hong Kong at Canton Paradise.
Sichuan is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from the use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper.
Enjoy an authentic rendition of Sichuan classics at Chen’s Mapo Tofu at the new Downtown Gallery.
On the menu are set meals featuring the must-try Chen’s Signature Mapo Tofu, alongside oh-so-delicious rice and noodle specialities that are sure to hit just the right spot.
The newly reopened Jade restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel unveils a refocused culinary direction and reviatalised interior, for new levels of excellenece in Chinese dining within a National Monument.
With two private dining rooms and two partitioned areas, the 120-seat restaurant of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers Cantonese fine dining sublime dim sum creations, fragrant soups, and signature favourites prepared by its team of master chefs.
Known for his culinary excellence and artistry, Chef de Cuisine Leong Chee Yeng delights diners with his repertoire of signature dishes including Golden Fried ‘Man Tou’ stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat, Steamed Chilean Sea Bass with Minced Ginger and Fermented Black Bean, Simmered Egg Noodles with Boston Lobster in Spring Onion and Ginger and Shaved Coffee-Flavoured Coconut Ice with Caramel Jelly and Honey Avocado Purée.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) building located by the fringe of the Central Business District is a contemporary translation of the traditional 3-tiered unity of 'earth', 'people' and 'sky' elements in Chinese architecture. Its principal architect is DP Architects Pte Ltd.
SCCC will be celebrating its official opening with an 8-days Cultural Extravaganza from 20th of May. The extravaganza will include cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups.
The architectural expression of SCCC took its cues from the composition of elements and varied textures of a Chinese landscape painting. The play of composition, texture, decoration and symbolism in the different stacked zones softens the building expression. The façade is read as a progression of illustration from bottom to top, distinctive in their treatment, yet coherent as a statement.
SCCC is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop Singapore Chinese culture and promote racial harmony. They hope to reach out to Chinese and non-Chinese residents, new immigrants and the youths through a wide range of carefully planned activities.
The long-awaited S$110 million SCCC building on Straits Boulevard aims to preserve traditions, promote innovation in ideas, and enrich the multi-faceted nature of Chinese culture in Singapore.
Experience a new twist to timeless Chinese classic cuisines at Song Garden located at Mercure Singapore Bugis.
Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung who has more than 40 years of experience, leads the team. And for the dim sum section, you might want to know that Chef Leung Chi Man cares for it and formerly from the renowned East Ocean Restaurant, with 30 years of experience.
On the menu; Lobster with pumpkin purée, Sautéed asparagus with wild mushrooms in white truffle oil, Mentaiko cod fillet and more.
The latest branch of LeNu by Paradise Group is now at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Offering diners bowls of delectable noodles with choices of broth include collagen-rich pork bone soup or braised beef broth, or simply noodles tossed in their homemade sauce. Or pair them with different meat selections including pork, chicken and beef. At LeNu, you’ll always have that perfectly customised bowl of Chinese noodles.
At LeNu, they aim to showcase the years of hard work and skills by the culinary masters of Chinese cuisine and re-create the perfect essence of traditional Chinese noodles served in many variations.
Simmered over slow fire for more than 12 hours, their pork bone soup has a dense flavour with high content of protein and collagen. 18 hours of hard work are put into their braised beef broth, using premium ingredients for the rich taste of beef.
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.