Indonesian cuisine and its spices need no introduction, having enchanted the world with fiery flavours and fragrant herbs that mark an explosive meal every time. Get ready to delve into more mouth-watering authentic Indonesian cuisine with Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant that has opened its doors at Joo Chiat Road. Be sure to make a reservation to try this new family dining concept that brings much-loved Indonesian favourites crafted from original family recipes.
Expect classics like the festive Gulai Kambing, a curry mutton soup dish usually had on special occasions simmered for over two hours and then stewed overnight for incomparable flavour; Balinese Ayam Bakar Betutu with chicken rubbed with a traditional genap paste and marinated for half an hour before cooked sous vide in cassava leaves and grilled; and Buntut Bakar Saus Kacang, a contemporary iteration of the Sup Buntut where instead of cooking in a soup, Indonesian buntut is coated with kecap manis then grilled for that smokey char and caramelized flavour. Also available is a Buntut Goreng Sambal Matah, another in-house creation served with homemade Balinese lemongrass chilli salsa.
Other must-haves include the Ketoprak peanut salad of rice cake, beansprouts, fried tofu and vermicelli noodles served with lashings of homemade peanut sauce infused with garlic; Ikan Goreng that’s rubbed with lime for a tart veil and marinated with fresh turmeric, garlic, shallots, coriander seeds and ginger Sundanese style before fried to perfection; and Udang Sambal Pete, a favourite prawn dish cooked with sambal and petai beans, a personal favourite of the restaurant founder.
End the meal on a sweet note with Roti Bakar Coklat Keju and Pisang Goreng Coklat Keju, a classic Jakarta special that sees chocolate condensed milk drizzled over fried banana fritters and topped with chocolate rice and shaved cheese.
Tigerlily Patisserie has relocated to Joo Chiat Road. Enjoy thoughtfully crafted sweet & savoury pastries by Chef Maxine Ngooi.
Inspired by the delicate beauty of nature, Tigerlily forages the robust produce of each season to curate pastries baked with equal parts refined techniques and radiant flavours. A heaping scoop of classical French methodology with a pinch of Asian persuasion, Tigerlily embodies a rosy marriage of timelessness and fresh harmony of flavours.
Every Tigerlily Patisserie bake box is bloomed fresh daily in limited quantities, and is perfectly envisaged to enjoy whether with a quiet cup of tea or shared among friends and sprightly festivities.
i12 Katong, a retail mall under Keppel Land has announced its updated brand positioning, latest mall features, as well as a curated mix of new and returning retail tenants that will form an all-encompassing exciting lifestyle experience that shoppers can look forward to.
The 210,000-square foot mall in the Eastern region of Singapore closed its doors in early 2020 for major asset enhancement works to transform i12 Katong into a future-ready retail hub that will shape the increasingly “phygital” connected world. The mall is set to reopen in Q4 2021.
Offering more than just retail, the refreshed i12 Katong will provide visitors with a social platform for discovery and connection while they explore the mall’s newly revamped spaces. The mall will have an environment that imbues a sense of familiarity, relaxation and moments of delight across six levels of holistic experiential offerings. Beyond conventional shopping, i12 Katong aims to serve as the hub for the local community – from spending quality time with family over a meal, having valuable ‘me time’ within the holistic wellness spaces, to simply offering rest stops for those exploring the eclectic Katong neighbourhood with friends.
Presently, i12 Katong is approximately 50% pre-leased, attesting to the attractiveness and resilience of the mall’s new brand positioning and features amid market uncertainties. Anchor tenants, such as CS Fresh, Golden Village, United World Preschool and Wine Connection were previously in i12 Katong and will be returning, together with a contemporary mix of new tenants such as Climb Asia, Guzman Y Gomez, Kindermusik With Love Studios, Malaysia Boleh, PS Café, Signature KOI, We are Sultans and Scoop Wholefoods.
Catering to the evolving needs of discerning gourmands, Little Farms Bistro at Katong Point uses all-natural produce at the peak of their freshness to whip up its dishes. Its sustainable plant-based and meat products are procured from respected, ethical farms. Through its menu mainstays, the bistro hopes to inspire its guests to experiment and experience cooking with all-natural, healthy ingredients. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are available for purchase over at the adjacent Little Farms supermarket.
Since the opening of Little Farms Café at Valley Point in 2017, Little Farms has been introducing F&B elements within its supermarkets. “At our Katong Point outlet, which is our biggest one yet, we have chosen to launch a full-service bistro, offering an expanded menu that retains many Little Farm Cafés’ beloved dishes as well as introduces new signature offerings. At the bistro also are a coffee island serving pastries and a bar offering artisanal wine, draft craft beer and bespoke cocktails. Through exposing Singaporeans and residents to tasty and nourishing food options, we hope to ignite in them an interest in all-natural ingredients and empower them to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle,” says Mr Joe Stevens, CEO of Little Farms.
On Good Ground, an inclusive homegrown yoga and barre studio, is set to open its doors tomorrow at 458D Joo Chiat Road in the heart of Singapore’s first heritage town. Founded on the ethos of mindful movement, connection with the breath and balance in the present, On Good Ground offers a range of yoga and barre classes that are suitable for beginners as well as skilled practitioners.
“At On Good Ground, we want to create a space where people can explore yoga and barre, two things that we are passionate about. In doing so, we hope to collectively equip students with greater mind-body awareness and provide them with a supportive environment to move and have fun. We believe that the shift to holistic wellness is here to stay, and are so excited to launch our offering”, said Co-founder, Jesslyn Novianty.
Having ventured into the practice of both yoga and barre, Jesslyn, together with her co-founders, Geraldine Pang and Candice Chong, were inspired to leverage their collective expertise and experience to build an offering that works and a space where people can visit to detach from the demands of everyday life, even if it is for a short hour.
From energising yoga flow to balancing yin yang, barre basics to dynamic barre cardio, practitioners are free to explore their practice through guided classes. Further, a pre and post natal barre class is also offered for soon-to-be mothers or women who are looking to get back into exercise after childbirth. Under close guidance of a prenatal trained instructor, class goers will pulse along with other moms-to-be, connecting through the shared experience and magic of bringing new life. With diverse teaching experiences under their belt, practitioners are in the good hands of the resident instructors while they take a pause, enjoy the movement and establish themselves in the present moment.
Singapore’s favourite source for delicious all natural and organic food, Little Farms will be launching a fresh supermarket, including an all natural butcher counter, a coffee kiosk island and a full service bistro and bar serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from morning until night.
Located along Joo Chiat Road, the fifth outlet spanning 6,000 square feet will feature a bistro, supermarket, butcher counter and bar. Greeting you at the entrance is a coffee island, which serves some of the best coffee on the island and convenient healthy and delicious grab-and-go options.
Open all day, Little Farms Bistro will serve the full array of beloved signatures currently served at Little Farms Cafe. These include all day favourites, such as their famous Smashed Avocado on Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Tempeh Tofu Salad and Vegetarian Lasagne, as well as freshly made juices, signature smoothies and Allpress coffee. The Bistro will also have a new dinner menu featuring Little Farms fresh and high quality ingredients-these will include all natural meat and seafood dishes (free of growth hormones, anti-biotics and artificial chemicals), innovative and delicious plant forward dishes and a range of tasty salads. Want to kick back and enjoy a tipple? Hop over to the bar, which offers an arsenal of draft beer, artisanal wine and classic craft cocktails. The bar will be serving up Charcuterie and cheese platters as well as other delectable snacks.
The digital age has changed the world in many different ways. Some are great! But some, not so good. More than a bistro, Staple believes in socialising the old school way. Go meet new people, make new friends the way we were once used to. Have great conversations over drinks, yakitori, dons and finger food at Staple!
Burger Frites epitomises the perfect blend between the French and the American classics.
They produce hand-crafted French fries cut in-house & double fried. Their promise is an uncompromising commitment to quality & fresh ingredients. From their juicy US Angus Beef patties sourced directly from a butchery & cooked flame-grilled, freshly cut vegetables & homemade sauces, down to the crumb of their artisanal buttered Brioche buns supplied freshly by a French bakery.
The WYLD Shop is a Fashion + Lifestyle boutique on the East Coast of Singapore. You'll find a colourful and affordable mix of Australian High Street Style infused with Malaysian & local Singaporean brands plus a sweet hint of Dutch Home-wares and Furniture.
As with many great stories, it all started with a party.
Native Aussie Kara Bensley-Austin wanted to introduce more Singaporeans to Australian High Street chic: a laid back, sun-drenched aesthetic driven by the cosmopolitan heartbeat of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She threw a party and a pop-up store for Singapore’s fashion forward--and was stunned by the response. As her style pieces flew off the shelves, it became clear people wanted more. And thus, theWYLDshop.com was born. And now they have their newly-opened showroom, The WYLD Shop at 412 Joo Chiat Road. Read more about the labels which they carry here.
After months of preparation, Homeground Coffee Roasters, a local coffee roastery based online has recently opened their 1st shopfront.
The minimalist cafe also has a selection of single origin coffee beans up for sale at their retail corner within the same space, so remember to check it out at their retail corner when you visit.
They’ve just launched their latest addition of mouth-watering bagel sandwiches as well.
At Homeground, they're not only just focusing on coffee but also, they would like their home to be filled with creativity and aspiration for the people out there. If you need a space to get-away, you know where to find them.
Homeground Coffee Roasters is currently featuring works of visual artist, herabot, who does art from using coffee powder.
Picotin Express first came to life in 2007 at the old stables of the Turf Club Road. From the French word for a ration of horse feeds, the name “Picotin” has been promptly adopted. Presently, the family-friendly European bistro is opening its second outlet in the East region of Singapore. Indeed, Picotin Express has given a refreshing scenery to a heritage site previously hosting Hogs Bar and Restaurant. Bearing in mind the rustic roots of its birthplace of success, Picotin Express at East Coast endorses an invaluable part of Singapore’s history by featuring distinctive colonial architecture. In fact, it inherits the breath-taking sight of one of the estimated 500 remaining Black and White Houses in Singapore.
Built by the British during the 19th century, the Black and White Houses were once home to top-ranking government officials, high court judges and plantations owners. Nowadays, these houses serve as restaurants merely in Dempsey Hill and Rochester Park. Accordingly, Picotin Express East Coast is honoured to be the only bistro in the East region of Singapore offering a unique experience of the colonial era with its unrivalled architecture combined with a burst of European savours. Moreover, Picotin Express East Coast heartens pétanque tournaments, in line with its French origins, as well as other exciting activities such as mini football and snooker.
Old friends of Picotin Express will be pleased to reunite in the East once again with classics that have greatly been missed. Particularly, fresh handmade pizzas named after horse breeds including the Pinto Pizza and other magnificent dishes such as the Whole Roasted Spring Chicken and the Pico Burger. While retaining the same menu, the second outlet will see an exciting addition of breakfast dishes every day starting from June onwards.
Diners who are looking for a space to host a romantic dinner, birthday party, corporate retreat, engagement parties or weddings are from this day forward able to discover the memories and flavours of the colonial era at Picotin Express East Coast.
Picotin Express East Coast will be looking forward to welcoming new diners as well as old friends of its birthplace soon!