Tucked away in NewGen Retail concept habitat by honestbee, lies two exciting entrants set to shake up Singapore’s dining scene and change your notion of a grocery and dining destination. Introducing oyster and seafood bar hama hama, which brings Asian-inspired small plates and progressive cocktail bar b bar - habitat by honestbee's answer to a speakeasy that's beyond their famous mirrored cul-de-sac Wine and Spirits alley.
Conceptualised by Chef De Cuisine Vincent Ng, hama hama injects a rustic elegance into its seasonal sharing menu. With oysters as the main draw, choose from nine different types that range from French to Irish, including two house specials. hama hama 'pimps' oysters with five cooking styles that range from light (a cincau-like lemon and hot sauce jelly) to a crunchy bite (breadcrumbs with mentaiko aioli).
With its white and blue tiles and gold and brass accents, hama hama is a stylish kitchen and bar for seafood lovers. The main show-kitchen at the back and counter kitchen give guests first class seats to an intimate dining experience. With the ocean’s best catch of the day, guests can start off with the Truffle Udon made with shio kombu, packed with umami goodness in a truffle oil emulsion. The Bouchot Mussels are also a must-try - Chef Vincent uses hae bee hiam (dried shrimp) powder, dehydrated and made from scratch, served with deep fried hor fun strips.
“With Singapore’s hot and humid weather, I like to present dishes that are lighter and more refreshing on the palate,” says Chef Vincent Ng. “We really wanted to put a modern spin on fresh seafood, without overcomplicating things and keeping the flavours simple and clean. Think casual fine dining with the use of Asian ingredients and European techniques. Desserts take you back in time with some nostalgia twists.
Once your appetites have been satiated at hama hama, hit up their b bar which is just a few steps away and in a hidden spot in an unassuming neighbourhood.
Settle into one of their cozy banquettes and enjoy an architecturally thoughtful space with beautiful wood detailing. The menu features shareable snacks, stone-fired pizza and the city's most eclectic and surprising wine list. In fact, you can have almost any wine on their 200+ list by the half-bottle.
Due to their intimate size, do note that they accept reservations exclusively through their website.
With their recent expansion, Greenwood Fish Market now has a seafood restaurant in the lovely vicinity of ONE°15 Marina. The new 4,100 sq ft outlet overlooks beautiful yachts and tranquil waterfront housing, offering an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the island of Sentosa.
They feature an open kitchen with a $70,000 wood fire oven that was customised in Australia (capable of firing up a pizza in 2 minutes at 700°C) as well as a full bar that serves Tiger, Erdinger and Guinness on tap. Accompanying the 150 seats restaurant is also a retail fish market, bakery, sashimi counter and an oyster bar.
It all began 13 years ago when Greenwood Fish Market first opened in the sleepy neighborhood of Greenwood Avenue. True to their “Sea to Table” philosophy, they continue to directly import seafood fresh from Canada, Holland, New Zealand, South Korea, and US to their kitchen in weekly shipments. Given the many sources for their produce, they have a vast selection of fresh seasonal fish, shellfish, live Maine lobsters and even Dungenese crabs. Using their very own smoker, they proudly produce in-house hot/cold smoked salmon, mackerel, sardines and pork belly to offer customers a taste that is unique to Greenwood.
If you’re stopping by, do visit their fish market as well. The take away Fish & Chips is a must try. Beyond their take away menu, they also provide an additional service where your purchase of fish can be seasoned or prepared to cater for visiting family and friends. Bring home ready-to-eat Cold Seafood Platters, Smoked Platters or even our smoked seafood and meat (produced in-house using Apple Wood from California).
They offer freshly baked European breads that are hot out of the oven at 1.30pm from their bakery. The loaves are displayed in their retail section and from 9pm onwards, you can bring home a loaf at 50% off as they do not keep day-old breads. They guarantee the freshness or money-back guaranteed.
Amidst the products that we showcase are also 120 labels of unique wines that are rarely found in supermarkets. On top of our close-to-wholesale prices, do make sure to ask our staff about the carton discounts that available as well.
Look forward to the monthly Wine Events that Greenwood will be hosting. These events are a great chance to meet and learn from the passionate wine makers and vineyard owners who make the wines that you love.
Aside from their events, they also have cooking classes as a lazy Saturday activity. Here’s a chance to learn all about seafood from the experts and also, how to prepare simple but creative fares to impress your family and friends. Additionally, enjoy a 3 course lunch to top off the entire experience.
Indulge in the perfect combination of sparkling wines and seafood at their contemporary European-Japanese Seafood Wine Bar. Relish freshly shucked oysters, their signature chilled seafood platters or savour the preserved natural flavours of fresh seafood done A La Plancha style on a hot grill.
Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, this champagne bistro bar is French-inspired and created by an osyter lover for oyster lovers. Guest will be assured of the freshest seasonal seafood at surprisingly affordable market driven prices. Be spoilt for tastes with the complementary selection of vintage champagne by the glass. A seasonal seafood grill menu will also be available depending on the market's freshest catch.
Located at a quiet corner in Millenia Walk Singapore is Fumée, the new three-in-one Gastro-pub that triples up as a wine bar and deli.
Fumée is a new hospitality concept offering dining, entertainment and retail, providing a comfortable outdoor terrace to enjoy a unique dining experience. Spanning 6,000 square feet, Fumée comfortably seats 390 people on her terrace deck, dining hall, wine club and private rooms. Located in downtown Singapore in the heart of the Central Business District, customers of Fumée see her as their “Lepak (an oxford dictionary approved Malaysian expression for “relax”) Corner”, where they unwind to an uber fresh draft beer or their favourite wines (they have a decent collection of 250 international labels).
The vast indoor and outdoor space allows easy transformation from holding private functions to corporate events. The interior of Fumée features the architectural styling of where lush colours and clean lines meld into an atmosphere of complete harmony. The abundance of natural light creates a bright atmosphere in the day that turns funky at night.
The menu is designed by Chef Wilson Ang Wee Siong, whom has been influenced by his previous stint at DB Bistro Moderne and being the Sous Chef at Fordham & Grand. The cuisine reflects his relentless learning attitude to bring more unique dishes to the guests’ table with value for money as a priority.
Chef Wilson uses modern French techniques paired with fresh local ingredients for Fumée’s food fare. Their in house special includes Slow Cooked Short Ribs which has been cooked for 48 hours with burdock served on a bed of creamy mash. The crowd favourite, Wagyu Cheese Burger, with patty made in house using wagyu beef, topped with Emmental cheese served in a sesame bun with fries and homemade pickles on the side.
During lunch, they also feature a sarnie line where customers can customize their own sandwiches. Their deli holds a comprehensive selection of fine cheeses and premium charcuteries.
Upon entering Fumée, your line of sight would not be able to miss the Wine Club which holds over 250 different labels of wine hailing from all parts of the world. There is also a whisky bar where the most exclusive whiskies such as the Yamasaki 25 years and Hibiki 30 years reside in.
To provide top-notch musical entertainment, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, there is be live band entertainment featuring different hot and new local acts.
Indra Kantono and Gan Guoyi, the husband-and-wife team behind Sugarhall and Jigger & Pony, have tapped into their holiday memories for their new 40-seater seafood restaurant, Humpback, in Bukit Pasoh. Having shucked live oysters off the Washington coast, they’re channelling their newfound love for fresh seafood into a raw bar, with shells culled from coasts around the world.
The tight menu of fresh raw oysters is complemented by executive chef Polo Seah's dishes of sea life like calamari, mussels and black cod, as well as refreshing plates of beetroot with citrus and pine nuts.
Manning the bar is Sugarhall drinks maker Long Yishu. He serves white spirit cocktails created by the group's bar programme director, Aki Eguchi, while other drinks like white wines and bubblies are also on hand to lift palates in between forkfuls of seafood.
At Opus Bar & Grill, sustainable seafood and prime cuts; dry aged in-house for 14 to 36 days with our customized Himalayan salt tile cabinets, are expertly cooked by Australian Chef Nick Philip over imported charcoals for an intense depth of aroma and flavor.
The bar showcases a unique range of cocktails inspired by Asian food, accompanied by an enticing selection of bar snacks.
FYR Cycene Ond Drinc (pronounced as FIRE Kitchen And Drink) is the newest casual dining restaurant in central business district.
Against the backdrop of Chinatown’s historic allure, FYR promises an intriguing experience that harks back to a simpler time. Rustic décor and storied wall murals lend the restaurant a distinct olden-day charm. Even its moniker is as old as time — it is the etymology of fire. Fire is one of the most important elements in life, especially in cooking. They aim to peel back the layers of complexity to produce food that can bring you a lot of joy.
All of FYR’s cuisines and dishes are whipped up using the Josper Charcoal Oven. This culinary practice pays tribute to a time when food was cooked atop wood chunks and over a roaring fire. The chefs of FYR use lychee wood, which gives the dishes a wonderful smoky note that is tinged with sweetness.
FYR purveys an array of authentic, modern cuisines that perfectly captures the European culture. The chefs opt for herbs and spices found in the Southeast Asian region and use them to enliven the dishes. The dishes, varying from grilled meat to seafood, will be an instant hit with Singaporeans, who possess an inclination towards spicy food.
Some of the mainstays at FYR include: Baked Freshly-Shucked Oysters: noble sweet paprika, roasted garlic, chilli padi, spring onion and calamansi all lend a distinctive quality to the fresh and succulent oysters. Grain-fed US Holstein Cow Ribeye 365 Days: this glorious slab of ribeye, cooked to perfection, comes with house salad with java curry dressing and a choice of either buttered cassava or mashed potato.
Whole Maine Lobster: this gigantic lobster, sprawled across the plate, is bound to turn heads. The aroma of the shallot lemongrass béchamel will also waft through the air and whet appetites. Seafood Linguine: tossed with al dente pasta is a potpourri of seafood ingredients as well as lobster bisque, laksa leaves and Thai basil.
Wash these great cuisines down with FYR’s special concoctions. The Apple Rosemary is a delightful blend of fresh apple juice, fresh rosemary and infused lemon syrup. The tangy Lime and Mint is a mix of fresh lime, mint leaves and mint syrup, and will help to cleanse palates.
The Ginger Lemongrass, made with lemon tea, fresh ginger and lemongrass, will help to invigorate senses. The sweet Hibiscus Mint features hibiscus tea, fresh apple juice and infused mint syrup.
Another unique concoction that FYR offers is Grilled Fresh Fruit Juice – expect a rich and caramelized flavour as the bartenders grill the seasonal fruits before juicing. Merrymakers can also quaff the restaurant’s fine selection of red and white wines.
Chick & Ken offers a Korean fried chicken menu and artisanal desserts.
The menu includes Singaporean inspired chicken wings coated with salted egg cream served with fresh chilli and curry leaves as well as Korean style fried chicken soaked in home-made soy glaze and fresh scallions.
Enjoy their fried sides that come as double fried spam fries with soy glaze or batter coated king oyster, shiitake and Shimeiji mushrooms tossed in garlic spice mix.
Designed by Hui Designs, it showcases painted wooden wall panels in coastal blue, brightly coloured tiles, oak wood and ‘old-world’ checkered vinyl tiles flooring, juxtaposed with cane furniture, baskets, bamboo blinds, nautical-themed artwork and palm trees.
The new space is modern and enticing and highlights how coastal touches can meet "old-world" tropical charm to compliment the natural setting. The Waterfront Bar now takes on a more seafood-focused menu with oysters and succulent seafood at the helm.
During the day, it is the perfect spot to escape the heat and refresh with a cold flute of champagne as you admire the yachts, while at night it transforms into a breezy alfresco bar complete with a starry canopy perfect for chilling out pre or post-dinner. Enjoy only the freshest and most in-season oysters sourced from France all the way to New Zealand.
With an eye on always exciting the palate and broadening horizons, Waterfront Bar will also bring in seasonal oysters with unique flavour profiles from all over the world so you will always have something new to look forward to. Aside from oysters, the menu showcases lobsters, crabs, calamari and fish as well as other nonseafood delights and desserts. Special seafood platters featuring the freshest catch are also available during weekend brunch.
To complement the seafood, Waterfront Bar also offers an extensive selection of boutique champagnes as well as classic cocktails, wines, beers and spirits.