Japan’s No.1 Tendon chain restaurant, Tempura Tendon Tenya or popularly known as Tenya, has opened its first restaurant in Singapore at Orchard Central.
Established in 1989 in the historical and cultural district of Asakusa in Tokyo, the tempura specialist has grown its presence over the past decades to 226 stores all over Japan as well as in the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and now Singapore.
Through the years, Tenya has earned a following for authentic, quality, value-for-money meals. It is best known for its signature Tendon – a donburi bowl of lightly battered, crispy seafood, meat and/or vegetable tempura atop steaming Japanese Aomori rice with an umami tare glazing sauce drizzled over. Other favourites are the Japanese soba and udon noodles that complement an array of tempura in a marriage of textures and flavours.
Most of these ingredients are carefully sourced from longstanding producers in Japan who assure the highest in quality. Some of them are century-old and trusted with customising secret blends of tempura flour, tare sauce and togarashi chilli for a delightful taste that is unique to Tenya.
Tempura has traditionally been a premium Japanese cuisine and requires over 10 years of training to master the art of frying tempura. With a patented Automatic Fryer, Tenya is able to apply these professional techniques in frying tempura consistently without the skills of an experienced chef. Tempura is also cooked faster and in greater quantity, making Tenya’s tendon more affordable at a lower than average market price. Without quality deterioration from continuous frying, this exclusive machine fries impeccably crisp tempura each time in a mere 2 minutes.
Wooshi is sushi that flipped a flipper to tradition, walked away from the omakase set, and decided to hang out with the cool chefs and hip artists. And it’s now bringing its funky sushi gang to town. Hop on with an open mind and a happy vibe, and you’ll fit right in. Opening soon at Orchard Gateway.
Wooshi is on a mission to open up the world of Sushi to include more cultures and tastes. As a brand, it strives to collaborate with artists and creators both in the kitchen and out of it. Wooshi aims is to build a community around an inclusive food experience packed with creativity and fun.
Guess who’s finally in City Hall? Local favourite Ponggol Nasi Lemak has opened their first branch in City Halll at Capitol Singapore.
Ponggol Nasi Lemak is most famous for their signature dish of fragrant coconut rice with sides of fried chicken wing, sunny-side-up egg, fried peanuts and anchovies, and sambal chili sauce. Also don’t forget to try their favourites such as archar, otah and fried ikan kuning!
Established in 1979, Ponggol Nasi Lemak is a heritage food brand serving one of the most iconic specialty food in Singapore. Under the guidance of founders Mr. Ang Chye Choon and Madam Koh Ah Tan, the family started delivering traditional pre-packed Nasi Lemak in Banana leaves to distributor and hawker stores in Singapore.
Homegrown casual chinese restaurant, White Restaurant serves the Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon, a homely dish curated by their founder Mr Tay.
Their other bestselling dishes include the Signature Meat & Seafood Roll, Signature Fried Mid-wings, Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves and more! Savour these delectable dishes at their newly-opened Suntec City branch.
When you talk about food in Singapore, the Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon is very much considered as one of our uniquely Singaporean dishes that is part of our National Identity, much like Hainanese Chicken Rice and Chilli Crab. Originally prepared as a homely dish by their founder Mr Tay, the dish today has developed into a well-loved dish by all, that tastes anything but common, fully deserving of an identity on its own.
Introducing Yanmi Yogurt's Chewy Purple-Rice Yogurt Drink, a nutritious and guilt-free alternative to Bubble Tea. The iconic yogurt drink with pearl-like purple-rice bits has taken China and Sydney by storm, with fans queuing up to five hours for it. You will be able to taste the same delicious beverage from their Singapore debut store at Funan from 26 October.
Yanmi Yogurt uses fresh yogurt made with Australian milk, and their purple rice is imported from Mojiang Hani Autonomous County (Mojiang). The milk are produced by cows that are raised on pollution-free grassland pastures. The purple rice from Mojiang is known for its premium quality — with strict selection of the grain, it is prepared through ten industrial steps, including continuous process of soaking, boiling, filtering and steaming under careful temperature manipulation (75 degrees) and time control for over five hours to create the perfect sweetness and chewiness. The rice bits are refreshing and add a nice crunch to the velvety drink. Touted as the king of rice, purple rice is rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, folic acid, protein and more.
Tendon specialist Tendon Kohaku and unagi specialist Man Man Unagi have started a brand-new collaborative dining concept at Clarke Quay Central! Since their respective openings, both of these F&B concepts have been drawing long queues every day, winning over the hearts of local gourmands with their authentic Japanese specialities. Now, fans of the two brands can tuck into both tendons and unagi just side by side at the two new restaurants.
At the new outlet, Tendon Kohaku will present an exclusive item: Kaisen Tendon by Kohaku and Teppei (S$26.50++). The item follows the kaisen don recipe by Chef Teppei Yamashita, who helms Teppei Japanese restaurant and Man Man Unagi.
Other exclusive items include Jumbo Unagi Tendon (S$29++), a glorious showstopper of huge eel encased in crispy tempura exterior. The Premium Chawanmushi with Unagi and Ikura (S$6.50++) is made with egg, chicken broth, chicken, shiitake mushroom and spring onion. The treasures that are unagi and fish cake are embedded within the wobbly offering; glistening globes of ikura are set atop it. There is also the Crispy Unagi Dragon Roll (S$9++): a combination of tempura prawn, tempura crabstick and avocado are draped across vinegared Japanese rice.
Man Man Unagi will also offer an exclusive item: Kaisen x Hitsumabushi by Teppei and Man Man (S$32.50++). The restaurant is renowned for its unagi offerings – its success is in part due to its insistence on using only premium Japanese eel. Drenching the eel is a thick, rich and moreish unagi sauce. At the new restaurant, you can ask for refills of the sauce! The perfectly grilled eel, which has a wonderful smoky aroma, is paired with Nanatsuboshi white rice and fresh wasabi. There are three ways to enjoy hitsumabushi: on its own; with a mix of condiments, wasabi and green onions; and with soup added to the aforementioned mix. The unagi is served alongside an exquisite kaisen don with a secret-recipe sauce from Teppei Japanese restaurant.
Established in 1960 as a food stall specialising in Hainanese chicken rice in the Pratunam district of Bangkok, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam quickly gained popularity among locals. Today, the brand is synonymous with the area, and in 2018 and 2019, the popular eatery was awarded a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in the Bangkok edition of Michelin Guide.
At Go-Ang Pratunam, Singaporeans can indulge in aromatic chicken and rice dishes, soups, their signature braised pork and homemade chilli sauce. There are also vegetables, fish side dish options and desserts, creating the familiar communal dining experience synonymous with Singapore.
Aburi-EN is a cosy Japanese restaurant which offers unique, mouth-watering dishes. Aburi, which literally means “flame seared”, brings out the perfection in each dish, balancing each component’s texture and coordinating their flavors so that both come together to create the awesome taste, tantalizing your taste buds. Oishi!
On the menu: Aburi Butadon, Premium Miyazaki Wagyu Beef Don, Aburi Salmon Don and more.
Founded in 1960, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is a popular joint in Bangkok serving up a Thai version of Hainanese chicken rice. Their first overseas outpost is now open in Singapore at NEX and rebranded here as Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice.
This casual eatery was among those that received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in the city’s inaugural Michelin Guide edition last year.
In their homeland, Go-Ang Kaomunkai Pratunam is located near Bangkok’s popular shopping haven, the Pratunam District and is is very popular among tourists.
Chirashi King Kong is a new hipster joint in Millenia Walk that serves delicious Japanese rice bowls. A creative fusion of earthy aromatic truffle rice, topped with fresh ingredients, they strive to serve premium food at affordable prices. With a burst of colourful flavours on their menu, they’ve got those palates ticking!
Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
A new arts centre dedicated to the promotion of cross cultural exchanges will open in Singapore this May.
Called Temenggong House 18 • 20 and located at two historical black and white bungalows on the slopes of Mount Faber at Temenggong Road, the new centre will serve as a conducive environment for the confluence of shared experiences between communities around the region to promote Singapore as an arts and cultural hub in an increasingly globalised world.
Established since 2010, OMU is the first specialty restaurant to bring authentic Japanese Omurice to Thailand and they now bring this wonderful dining experience to Singapore with the opening of their flagship restaurant at Suntec City.
At OMU, they create all our wide range of sauces from scratch from the finest ingredients, making every dish unique in its own way. Japanese comfort food at its best!
Nothing quite compares to that first bite of omurice. For an unforgettably omurice experience, head to OMU, Suntec City. You'll never look at omurice in the same way again.
Greendot's 7th outlet would be opening soon at Bugis Junction. It was founded in 2011 with the intention of making healthy meat-free meals convenient, accessible and affordable to the mass.
Greendot holds a common belief that everyone can make a positive difference to the world by simply consciously choosing what they eat. By repackaging traditional vegetarian cuisine, Greendot aims to revolutionise the vegetarian industry by providing a greener, healthier alternative to conventional fast food, and also to popularise vegetarian cuisine amongst health conscious working adults.
Pho Street offers a vibrant dining ambience serving authentic Vietnamese Street delights from iconic Pho selections, an array of street snacks to crusty Banh Mi. Their latest outlet is now at Ocean Financial Centre.
Led by their Vietnamese executive chef, Pho Street’s tantalising creations promises to whet diners with the vibrant flavours of authentic Vietnamese dishes.
Savour a piping hot bowl of Pho with tender beef slices, served in a light and flavourful broth that has been boiled for long hours to extract the natural goodness of marrow-rich beef bones.
Roost's innovative kitchen and cozy restaurant is focused on Singapore's favourite national dish, chicken rice. Delight in the wonderful satisfaction they bring you through their inventive menu of local and Asian delights.
Roost at Centrepoint opens as the first chicken rice themed restaurant featuring the 'made by Singaporeans' invention, iKook; a fusion of innovative cooking with intelligent automation to achieving food quality and perfection every single time.
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.
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!
This proudly Cebuano stall, Iskina Cebu, previously operating at a non-descript Paya Lebar coffee shop, is now firing up its charcoal grill at open-air food truck concept Timbre +.
The space is modest: a few tables and chairs, a cash register where you order and pick up a number and a large pane through which you can watch the action in the action. Come here for its popular barbecued roasts likelechon de cebu (roasted pork), spicy belly chon (slow-roasted pork belly), inasal manok (grilled chicken) and liempo (grilled pork belly), all at an affordable price range. There’s also the option of ordering a whole roast—just drop them a line four days in advance.
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.
At Blue Bistro Café, they serve a fusion of East and West homemade flavours with a vegetarian twist - no meat, garlic, onion, chives, shallots and leek.
They offer a variety of rice and noodles-based set meals, and baked, stuffed sandwiches, catering to the cosmopolitan lifestyle of their customers.
Their signature dish is the Blue Rice set meal. Prepared in the ‘Kelantanese-Thai’ influenced style, basmati rice soaked and cooked with blue-tinged water from butterfly pea flowers is served with fried vegetarian fish, boiled okra, special sambal and garnished with pan-fried grated coconut, and chopped kaffir lime leaves and ginger flower buds.
The Coffee House epitomizes what the local food scene is about. It is the only concept that houses all our ultimate comfort food in one place. Local favorites like Hokkien Mee, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Char Kway Teow, Laksa, Ba Kut Teh, Popiah and even Rojak can all be found in The Coffee House, the list goes on. These local favorites have been elevated by their master chef with each dish carefully prepared to perfection.
The Coffee House is decorated to a theme of modern yet nostalgic feel. It's cashier counter and bar counter walls are decorated with playing marbles. Old time games that has already been lost with the time. Mirrors hanging by the ceiling are worded with Chinese characters which brings us down memory lanes where such mirrors are commonly found in old pawn shops and provision shops.
The Coffee House serves customers throughout the day, from breakfast favorites like Kaya Toast to lunch and dinner menu. And not to forget desserts and snacks like Muah Chee and Satay during tea time.
1933 invites you to step into a time portal and take a trip back to the 1930s where cultures converged. Enjoy the finest renditions of 1930s cuisines such as Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice and Nanyang Curry Chicken in a bread bowl, as they marry Asian flavours with Western influences for a unique Southeast Asia regional style.
Our signature milkshakes is your ticket to the 1930s Magnolia Snack Bar at Capitol. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and forge new identities at 1933.
In 1991, Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, Fresh Co-founders, set out to create the perfect artisanal soap. The launch of the now iconic Oval Soap Collection sparked their passion for developing products that are as indulgent as they are effective. It was Lev and Alina’s passion and clear vision that made Fresh the first company to pioneer the use of natural ingredients like sugar, milk, soy, and rice in modern day beauty treatments. They continue to launch brilliant beauty innovations, seeking out unique, natural ingredients used in time-honored rituals from across the globe.
Fresh creates modern alchemy by fusing innovative natural ingredients with time-honored beauty rituals for a sensorial experience that is as indulgent as it is effective.
Dosirak offers healthy tasty, convenient takeaway and delivery Korean food with no MSG, corn syrup, pork lard or trans fat.
Take your pick from protein options such as spicy chicken, cured fresh salmon, soy sesame chicken, beef bulgogi and kimchi tofu.
Each bowl comes packed with five kinds of complimentary vegetables (bean sprouts, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, beans) and white rice. you also top-up to switch to whole grain rice or Korean buckwheat noodles.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.
Established in 1978, Nine West took its name from its founding address at 9 West 57th Street in New York City. Today, Nine West is a world-renowned fashion leader, beloved by women all over the world.
Nine West seeks to satisfy your ongoing desire to achieve your personal sense of style by delivering diverse, sexy fashion that is on trend and at attainable prices.
Smart and sophisticated, the Nine West Woman is elegant with a chic modern look. She loves fashion and uses it to develop her own sense of personal style, while still appreciating good quality without compromising on price.
The ingredients for Sushi Express’ dishes are sourced from numerous places of origin, some from points around the world and where practical, locally.
Their mix of food may include tuna from Norway or Canada, shrimp from Thailand, scallop from Japan and rice from California. Their strong buying power and careful selection allows them to offer quality sushi at very affordable prices. Each plate is delivered directly from their chefs to your seat via conveyor, so you may observe each item and pick as you like, with all plates available at one low price.