Taking the phrase “it’s a bit of a stretch” quite literally is Say Chiizu – the irresistibly Instagrammable Hokkaido-style cheese toast that has taken Thailand by storm with its ‘pull-factor’, and is now set to ‘pull’ in the fans from Singapore as well.
Proudly owned by Say Chiizu Pte Ltd in Singapore, the brand will open its first outlet on 15 January at VivoCity and Singaporeans can expect more stores dotted throughout the island in shopping malls such as White Sands Shopping Centre, 313@Somerset and The Clementi Mall in the first quarter 2018. Aside from takeaway kiosks, the brand will also be opening a café in central Singapore in February, this year. There are plans to open 10 outlets by the end of 2018.
A cut above the rest, Say Chiizu’s famous cheese is made with specially imported Japanese milk, thus resulting in a deliciously premium flavour. It is then mixed with a blend of fresh cheeses such as mozzarella to create the optimum texture for that unmistakable ‘cheese-pull’, while staying true to the brand’s emphasis on using ingredients with no additives or preservatives.
The brand’s commitment to making ‘your smile their happiness’ is evident in its ultra-stretchy cheese pull and bright cutesy package, modelled after one of the co-founders’ nickname ‘Bear’. Snugly wrapped in a ‘kawaii' (Japanese for ‘cute’) sunny yellow ‘bear’ sleeve with a smile made up of the Japanese words for ‘Say Chiizu’ the cheese is served between crisp slices of pillowy homemade Hokkaido milk toast while remaining invitingly melty within. Customers can expect a subtle savoury-sweet flavour in every bite that will satisfy all dairy cravings.
A Croissandwich is a cross between a sandwich and a croissant. Enjoy yours at The Croissandwich Shop, a new cafe at One-North and it is the perfect place to enjoy a delectable range of Croissandwiches, fresh bakes and artisanal coffee.
Try their Cheese Baked Portobello Mushroom & Guacamole Croissandwich or indulge in their Vietnamese-inspired Roasted Chicken with Pho Mayo Croissandwich which are palate and tummy pleasers.
The Croissandwich Shop also serves coffee made from Liberty Coffee Speakeasy blend.
Philly Shack is Singapore’s first authentic home of the Philadelphia Cheesesteak or Philly Cheesesteak – made from thinly sliced, juicy pieces of tender rib-eye beef, caramelized onions and melted cheese on a housemade pillowy bun. Now at Clarke Quay.
Whether it is for a hunger-pang-busting lunch, after-work snack with an ice-cold beer or a late-night closer, their deliciously moreish sandwich makes Philly Shack the ideal pit stop within the lively enclave of Clarke Quay to satisfy cravings and hang out with friends and colleagues.
Also featured on the menu is a range of American comforts, including burgers and wings to sink teeth into, alongside a refreshing selection of craft beers, milkshakes and the hottest Bloody Mary in town. We must mention, that they stock an impressive 64 different kinds of hot sauces.
Coffee roasters Nomad the Gallant have opened a sandwich and coffee shop in the heart of the CBD with a fantastically catchy and quirky name - Hungry Bazterdz!
Their simple and straightforward menu features their delicious coffee along with sandwiches like the Fat Chicken (chicken strips with garlic aioli and pickled veggies) and the Grand Poobah, a delicious six-hour braised pulled beef in jus with cheddar cheese. They also have the Falafal Marinara for the vegetarians out there.
A simple, fuss-free corner situated strategically at the hotel entrance where our guests can takeaway straightforward salads, light sandwiches and some sweet bites to go. If you’re in the mood for drinking, there are even spirit-boosters available to “lift your spirits” alongside the standard, coffee, tea and sodas.
Located in the west of Singapore, Merriment is set in a contemporary setting in a big office building. They have teamed up with their friends at In The Brickyard (Desserts and Bakes) to provide the ultimate cafe experience.
Expect not only to satisfy your savoury cravings but also your sweet tooth with a variety of freshly baked goods, plated desserts, ice cream and milkshakes. The space is also available for events booking.
Leading fashion website styleXstyle.com has officially launched its very own café!
Choose from the grilled chicken, or croissant sandwiches with fillings like chicken or tuna. Add on desserts like Speculoos cookie butter cheesecake or an ondeh-ondeh layer cake. The café also plays pop-up space for local and Korean designers.
The name 9999.9 or FIVE NINES refers to the finest form of refined gold, a fitting moniker considering its aim to provide gold standards of service, presentation and ingredients, all at prices that won’t leave a smoking hole in your wallet.
Taking seasonal flavors and techniques from around the continent of Europe. FIVE NINES mixes carefully selected wines and fine dining at casual price.
The folks from Lab SG have a new dessert and bakery project a few doors from their mainstay at Jalan Pisang, Sinseh: The Grocery.
Occupying a small shophouse half the size of their restaurant, the intimate space is minimalist yet cozy with whitewashed concrete walls, wooden shelf displays of trinkets like retro cookie jars and cooking memorabilia, and a corner dedicated to fancy cutlery and artisan baking goods for sale. But don't expect to get too cushy because apart from a table and a few chairs outside, there aren't any dine-in options.
Apart from the usual croissants and baguettes and focaccia, the in-house bakery here does hearty bagel sandwiches with fillings like salmon and dill, turkey bacon and egg, grilled cheese and grilled vegetable. Desserts include death-by-carbs option bagel ice cream sandwich with homemade vanilla ice cream and fruit, nut and chocolate chips. Just like their predecessors at Lab SG, they're pretty big on dessert drinks like the earl grey float that sees a dollop of their home made early grey ice cream on a root beer or Coke, virgin lychee mojitos and caramel apple fizz.
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.
Kraftwich has you in mind when developing the menu and concept of the cafe. Experience their signature kraftwich in their cosy cafe. Don't feel like having a sandwich today? Choose from their range of salads or even DIY your own from their salad bar.
Looking for a place to chill and kill time or for your meeting? Look no further than Kraftwich. They even have tea time specials for your enjoyment as you watch the world go by or have a discussion with your colleagues or business partners.
RV Burger has opening at Changi Airport Terminal 1.
They offer delicious gourmet burgers, sides, meat & seafood entrée, pasta, wrap, pizza are crafted from fresh ingredients.
Featuring gourmet menu with our signature Wagyu Beef Burger , Crazy Tower Burger , The Fisherman, Kakiniku Beef Burger, Tortillas Wrapped with Salmon Mushrooms, Smoked Duck Spaghetti, Creamy Tom Yam Pasta, Volcano Chicken, Baby Pork Ribs, Bangers & Mash, Beef Rib Eye Steak, Pizza Margarita, The Ultimate Pizza, Bruschetta, Poutine and Garlicky Prawns, Guacamole and more…
The delightful favourites are freshly prepared upon order and served with house-made sauces that will pamper your palate at RV Burger, Pasta & Grill.
Featuring Iced Mojito, Sparkling Calamansi, Premium Brewers Coffee, Latte and a wide selection of beer, house pour gin, vodka, whisky and house wine. A cosy and relaxing place to chill out and enjoy something light for supper too!
London Sandwich Co., also known as LSC offers a wide range of gourmet sandwiches and coffee for the fast-paced city peeps. LSC is a radical grab and go retail concept in Singapore that serves real, handmade food & artisan coffee to busy people who are on the go.
It is the brainchild of Nick Tiernan & Soraya Ismail, the same dynamic duo who own and run Boost Juice in Malaysia and Singapore. Nick, a Londoner who now calls Malaysia his home, is passionate about introducing a taste of London to Singaporean residents.
In Good Comany Café will introduce Plain Vanilla’s first extended menu beyond their famous cupcakes and small bakes. This includes breakfast foods such as homemade granola, fruit and yoghurt bowls with walnut crumble and agave nectar; speciality grilled sandwiches such as Prosciutto & Truffle on Ciabatta and Watercress Egg Aioli on homemade Brioche. Almost everything on the menu is made in small batches and made from scratch – from the artisanal breads to the aioli, tapenade, jam and chutney, to the cakes and pastries; it is Plain Vanilla’s philosophy to present heartfelt comfort food made in the philosophy of home-cooking. They focus on refining classic, familiar flavours, eschewing artificial ingredients and preservatives, relying instead on the natural flavours of the best and freshest ingredients.
The 800 sq. ft. café sits 20 people comfortably around communal tables designed by Nathan Yong - of FOLKS FURNITURE and co-founder of GRAFUNKT – in collaboration with the IGC design team. Envisioned as a little botanical oasis nestled in the heart of the store, the café is capped by lush ferns and greenery from local florist Triceratops.
At a glance, the synergy between In Good Company and its collaborators – Plain Vanilla Bakery, illustrator and artist Kuanth, Hoiming, Magpie, Math Paper Press, Nathan Yong, and Triceratops – seems as much about sharing a like-minded philosophy as the coming together of a creative clan. The idea of collaboration and creative community-building is important for In Good Company; it is a company philosophy that is embodied in its very name.
The Paul tea-rooms offer a French style of snack lunch: savory and sweet pastries, a selection of French pancakes, simple dishes and a selection of salads, etc. All prepared on the premises. The perfect stop for a lunchtime break, dinner date, or a casual time with friends and family.
All of the products offered by Paul are prepared to the same high standards which have made French bread famous the world over.
Flock has recently launched it's new outlet at Ghim Moh.
A family run cafe, Flock's atmosphere is deliberately relaxed. Starting from their love of good cafes, good food and good atmosphere they seek to let their customers feel what they love so much about relationships.
Coupled with their selection on music and modern industrial decor, they're sure that you will definitely feel at home.
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.
RoyceMary Café is an endeavour to deliver such memorable experiences. Of course, it serves great coffee, along with a fabulous selection of pleasing beverages. Then, there are the mouth-watering signature cakes, sandwiches, soups and more.
It’s modern ambience with lighting that exudes welcoming warmth offers the perfect setting to sit back, relax and enjoy true quality time with one’s near and dear.
The café is a great reminder that the finer things in life don’t have to be beyond the reach of everybody.
The award-winning ramen emporium has unveiled its latest concept store - Ippudo Express – in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport.
A unique product available at this new concept store is the offering of Japanese dip sandwiches. Made with premium ingredients, the sandwiches offered include hearty fillings such as chicken, beef and shrimp, complete with flavourful Ippudo homemade dips for a twist of flavours on the palate
Ramen fans will not be disappointed with the options offered at the Changi location, which boasts a well-rounded mix between soup bases and flavours. New and exclusive Miso Butter Tonkotsu offers a flavourful, fragrant broth while other special ramen include the original Hakata Tonkotsu, fiery delights Spicy Tan-Tan Men and Spicy Miso Tonkotsu, wholesome and refreshing Hakata Mentai Tonkotsu, as well as the unique dry ramen served hot - Maze Sob.
Ippudo Express @ Changi aims to provide a quick and convenient option for travellers on the go, featuring a selection of fresh salads in convenient takeaway packaging, including best-sellers Nikumiso Tofu Salad and Cobb Salad, as well as new additions Japanese Chicken Salad and Beans Salad.
Brunches Café is the latest Chic Vintage Themed Bakery/Café along Rangoon Road.
Brunches Café serves All-day Breakfast Menu, Gourmet Sandwiches, Waffles, Coffee, Tea and other Beverages to the funky café-goers. Their limited High-tea sets are suited for those who wants to gather, relax, chill and have light nibbles in the afternoon. Bakery and Pastries are freshly made daily in their kitchen, so no preservatives will be used. They strive to have a good range of varieties to suit every palette.
They also feature some Vintage Furniture Collections in their café, for you to relax and dine in. You may choose to purchase them if you want to bring the enjoyable experience home. Enjoy their retail corners featuring genuine vintage collectables and unique products to sooth your retail needs. Everything with a price tag in their shop are for sale.
Look out for their jewel piece of attraction, a 4-seater Sofa Set converted from a real vintage Mini Cooper, available on first-come-first-served basis.
Looking for a unique place to hold your parties, celebrations, team bonding activities? Brunches is open for private event reservation after 6pm. They can cater to buffet spread, set dinner, canapé parties, etc. They do their best to plan the event according to your budget and needs.
& why is a new cafe inspired by the delicatessens of New York.
& why aims to diversify the available styles of cuisines that are Halal in Singapore, as up till only recently, the selection has been quite limited to mostly regional culinary offerings. The food and drinks they serve are all Halal. Everything is prepared the Halal way and they are fully Muslim-owned.
It is called & why... as a play on New York's initials and the ellipsis are there for you to continue it with your own ideas. It is to signify an interaction between the cafe and you, a two-way street.
& why serves cuisine that is premium on the palate yet filling and fulfilling for the appetite, such as sandwiches and salads. The mocktails and brewed coffee at & why... are also refined and cater to delicate tastes. All their breads and pastries are baked in-house by their chefs.
Cafe's signature dishes include Asparagusto & Pastrami: Layers of beef pastrami topped with grilled asparagus and melted Gruyere cheese, drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread and Stripped-down Steak Sandwich: Rosemary 6oz strip loin steak with wild sautéed mushrooms, melted Gruyere cheese and drizzled with red wine reduction, served on choice of baguette or Italian bread.
Mad About Dolce: Creamy Café Dolce tainted with hazelnut chocolate bringing out its richness. Could be a favourite for those with a sweet tooth.
Ladies should enjoy the Mademoiselle drink; a watermelon base fused together with Lussory white and a dash of lemonade soda to provide a refreshing sensation.
You will be pleased to discover new dishes to tease palate, particularly the Miso Lobster, an incredibly delightful burger of lobster chunks in tobiko and miso mayo, topped with cucumber and red radish and clasped between sesame buns, with shoestring fries on the side. For a lighter sandwich option, the Caprese pleases with a generous serving of mozzarella, air-dried cherry tomato spread, basil and roma tomatoes on focaccia toast, served with fries.
For a heartier meal, the Beef Cheek Pappardelle is most satisfying with tender braised beef cheek, confit tomato and parsley sitting atop broad flat pasta noodles. Interestingly,“papparedelle” is derived from the Italian verb “pappare” which means “to gobble up”,a definition fitting of this irresistible new dish.
The good people of Selfish Gene Café (SGC) are proud to announce the opening of Selfish Gene Patisserie (SGP). Located on level 2 above the café at 40 Craig Road, SGP is a patisserie with a difference – they serve plated desserts focusing on familiar flavours with modern presentation.
During the conceptualisation of SGP, their challenge was to present themselves in a new improved concept, but yet to retain their core culinary philosophy of homemade, quality food that appeals not only to the palate but also to a sense of familiarity. Finally, they decided to develop their core strength in making things from scratch and move their existing pastry preparation upstairs. In doing so, everything seemed to fall into place and SGP was born. SGP will operate independently from SGC as the concept and style of service differs. SGP will offer table service and present more interaction between the patisserie and customer.
After several months of testing and recipe development, SGP is proud to present seven different plated desserts. The desserts menu is ordered in increasing intensity of flavour starting with the light & fruity and leading to the more intense & robust ones. Some of the mentionable desserts include a Japanese inspired Soya which harmonises soya ingredients with tofu cheesecake, red beans, homemade mochi, red miso caramel and green tea ice-iream. There is also the Ginger featuring warm candied ginger pudding topped with a luscious sticky toffee and accompanied caramel ice-cream. All cakes and ice-creams/sorbets are made in-house.
SGP will serve as an event space for private/corporate events, meetings and product launches. In addition, they hope to be able to do pop-up dinners with guest chefs in the near future. And so, selfish Gene continues to evolve.