Get ready for the resurgence of The Dragon Chamber, now better than before. Hidden behind a fridge at a Circular Road local coffeeshop (kopitiam), this speakeasy restaurant and bar marks a new partnership between Ebb and Flow Group and Tung Lok Group. The 45-seater is helmed by Ebb and Flow Group Creative Director Norman Hartono and Operations Director Pio Subramaniam, who have spent a great amount of time finding a new location to house The Dragon Chamber. The Dragon Chamber was previously hidden within Lokkee at Plaza Singapura.
"Dragon Chamber is for people who are looking for an adventure around every corner and want to push the boundaries of traditions and Chinese food. We focus on embodying the rebellious spirit of creation rather than just making food that sells," said Norman Hartono, Creative Director of Ebb and Flow Group.
The Dragon Chamber is more than just a Chinese restaurant where guests come to dine and then leave. Right off the bat, it offers an immersive experience; one that’s filled with intrigue. Arrive at the unassuming kopitiam and enter The Dragon Chamber through the glass fridge door; you must decide if you dare to make the perilous journey into an otherworldly realm.
Once you have made the bold decision to do so, you will be plunged into a world that is reminiscent of Chinatown gambling dens and secret society hangouts. The walls are covered with artworks from local and regional artists such as Sabotage, Mister Tucks and Riandy Karuniawan, referencing past and recent Chinese traditions.
The Dragon Chamber is for diners who are looking for a culinary adventure at every turn. Dare to step into a restaurant that pushes the boundaries and traditions of Chinese cuisine. Overseeing the kitchen team is Chef Wong Meng Ooi. The 36 -year-old started his love affair with the culinary arts from an early age, and has over 20 years of experience under his belt.
Slated to open on 1st April at this new location, the “secret society” restaurant will offer access to a 32-seater kopitiam as well as a full-fledged 12-seater bar that opens till late. The kopitiam will serve breakfast and lunch, offering classics such as wanton mee, toast and the aromatic kopi.
A must-try from the kopitiam is the Singaporean classic wanton mee, which comes in two versions, dry or soup. Flavourful minced pork meat is wrapped within silky smooth dumpling skin before being poached to plumpness and served with springy thin noodles. To complete the dish, diners may choose to add on their noodles with char siew or roasted chicken.
Drawing inspiration from the multi-faceted flavours of Asia, the fresh and innovative bar is giving classic concoctions an Asian makeover. The intoxicatingly imaginative oriental cocktails served pay nostalgic homage to traditional ingredients used in Asian cooking such as tea, Chinese five spice and gula melaka. All syrups and infused liqueur are thoughtfully curated and made in house.
Need somewhere quiet and spacious for group gatherings? Rendezvous at their private dining area, which seats 24 guests, or the VVIP area, which holds up to 12 guests.
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.
Sothys was the name the Ancient Egyptians gave to the brightest star in the sky; she symbolized to them eternal beauty. It is also a renowed french beauty brand and name of a family business that has inherited a long tradition of quality and excellence, based on human values and French production. Visit the new Sothys Premium Salon Boat Quay and pamper yourself with an authentic Sothys beauty experience.
Discover Sothys' wide range of beauty products to suit your skincare needs. The manufacturing of Sothys products is subjected to the most rigorous quality standards applied in the pharmaceutical industry.
Sothys Premium Salon Boat Quay's co-owner, Clara, is also the first and only Sothys Golden Badge Certified Facialist in Singapore.
DePizza wants to recreate a Pizza dining experience to allow people to enjoy Pizzas the way people in Singapore love to enjoy food.
Firstly the fusion of local flavours into the Pizzas which produced pizzas such as the Chilli Crab Manzza where the Pizza is done on an entire Mantou crust, the Nasi Lemak Pizza done on a Coconut Cream dough and the Sweet and Sour Pork or what we affectionately call "Gu Lou Yok" Pizza which is an Asian twist to the regular Hawaiian.
Their home-made sauces which include an explosive Garlic Sauce, a zesty Red Chilli Sauce, a fragrant Green Chilli Sauce and a tangy Tomato Ketchup. Heck, if you love spicy, they even serve up some Carolina Pepper Hot Sauce. Pair them with their Pizzas and you'd get a different experience with every bite.
Other dishes include their Mussels and Fish & Chips which come fresh from local farms and a wide range of Regular pizzas to satisfy your pizza cravings. Swing by 35A Boay Quay to look for them.
The Merry Lion, Singapore's only full-time comedy club is 'unofficially' open for business.
With a combined bar management and comedy event experience of over 4 decades, The Merry Lion is proud to announce that it opened it's doors this month and will be the hub of all comedy in Singapore, providing a dedicated space for audiences and performers to ensure everyone has a great time.
There are now weekly shows in the calendar until the end of the year and beyond. The Merry Lion's resident host is Scott Mitchell, is a Singapore Permanent Resident and has lived here for 14 years.
Click here to view the comedians already booked to perform in 2017. The show schedule is filling up fast.
The Merry Lion's grand opening will take place in early January 2018.
It needs some tender loving care. The basics are in - stage, lights, bar, seats, toilet and balcony. The plan is to make it the premier choice for visiting and local artists and ergo, the premier choice or comedy fans. They have launched a Kickstarter project to help make this possible.
Pledges start from as little as $2. Besides the usual t-shirt and tote bag, they've added a few exclusive items too.
Inspired by the craft beer and fresh seafood culture of San Diego, Draft & Craft is a unique restaurant-bar concept that serves authentic Southern Californian comfort food and specializes in craft beer, unique cocktails and artisanal cheeses.
Draft & Craft was conceptualized and founded by a couple that moved here from San Diego, who wanted to bring the freshness and easiness of Baja-influenced So-Cal dining to Singapore. The essence of So-Cal dining is fresh ingredients and is usually accompanied with a craft beer or cocktail in a casual, breezy setting. “Draft” refers to the draft gourmet beers on tap, and “Craft” refers to the craft food, cocktails and artisanal cheeses offered.
Draft & Craft serves up “Baja-style” Mexican food, which is a popular staple in Southern California because of its emphasis on fresh produce and seafood with it being typically lighter on the stomach when compared to traditional Mexican fare. Their food is mostly made from scratch, with a few components carefully sourced and selected by their chef. Highlights of the menu include epicurean versions of grilled cheese sandwiches and tacos such as the Baja Fish which consists of beer-battered and fried fish fillet, pico de gallo, fresh shredded cabbage and homemade white sauce enveloped in a warm and soft flour tortilla. In addition, Draft & Craft hopes to introduce the concept of beer and cheese pairings. The effervescence and varying flavors of different beers serves to complement a wide selection of cheeses as they bring out the subtle notes in one another. The gourmet cheese-tasting platter, as well as individual cheese wedges offered on the menu as supplemental beer pairings, were handpicked by their cheese consultant, who owns several cheese bars in Portland, Oregon.
Driven by his passion in craft beer, their beers are lovingly curated by the owner who is a beer connoisseur and home-brewer himself. Some of the offerings on tap include Stone IPA, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Prairie Saison, and Anderson Valley Summer Solstice. The bottled beer list is constantly expanding and includes a good selection of IPAs, Trappist ales, stouts, porters and ciders.
For wine lovers, they have a selection of white and red wines carefully selected from a small and vibrant wine supplier. The wines offered are made from carefully tended vines, with minimal intervention in the cellar that is looked after by dedicated wine growers. The results are apparent- balanced, delicious and interesting wines which pair well with food. Cocktail drinkers can also choose from the craft cocktail menu that was specially concocted by the owner. The menu places a strong emphasis on fresh ingredients, such as “A Summer’s Day” which consists of champagne, elderflower liquor, and fresh cucumber honey water made from scratch daily.
Housed in a 1,000 square foot venue on the bustling Circular Road, in the heart of the Central Business District, Draft & Craft boasts an intimate setting with a capacity of 80 beer-loving patrons. Over at Draft & Craft, they hold the belief that the devil is in the details and they spare no effort in creating a great experience for you.
Dojo, a new fusion food restaurant with pork as a specialty, has opened on the bustling Circular Road.
The love of pork runs deep for the CEO Janice Tan, as her late grandfather was a pig farmer from Seremban, Malaysia. "Dojo" is inspired by Japanese training place for martial arts, it describes its commitment in perfecting the art of fusing Asian flavours and Western cuisine.
The main highlights are pork burgers. Patties are seasoned with a secret family recipe and baked daily, served Asian style sauces and only the freshest ingredients.
Expect a cool and hipster vibe in terms of design.