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.
Famed Japanese discount store Don Quijote has opened its first store in Singapore at Orchard Central.
The double-storey 1,397 sq m discount store is operating with its name as Don Don Donki instead of Don Quijote because a Don Quijote restaurant already exists here in Dempsey Road. The 24-hour store has the same range and eclectic mix of products as its outlets in Japan.
Founded in 1978 by Takao Yasuda, the brand now has over 368 stores in Japan, Hawaii and the United States.
The second Singapore outlet is set to open middle of June 2018 and will be located in Tanjong Pagar.
One of the levels of the flagship store is dedicated to food. You can also find the Don Don Donki bar, the first outside of Japan.
The Japanese themed bar with an array of drinks like sake, beer and whiskey operates from 4pm to 2am from Sunday to Thursday and from 4pm to 3am on Friday and Saturday.
The cheapest product at Singapore's Don Don Donki is the Calbee Jagatico Salad which is going for S$0.50, while the most expensive is the 35-year-old Hibiki Suntory Whisky at S$80,000.
Enjoy Morganfield's Signature Sticky Bones together with an ice cold glass of their handcrafted beer, all with a view of Orchard Road from level 11 of Orchard Central.
With 10 different craft beers on tap, you will be spoiled for choice!
Rooted in the spirit of Southern hospitality, this updated American restaurant and bar is fashioned after the new breed of BBQ restaurants in New York, lending a touch of sophistication to the hearty, rustic barbecue tradition that is always coupled with warm hospitality.
Morganfield’s combines life’s two greatest passions: music and great soul food. At the heart of Morganfield’s is its signature dish – Sticky Bones – truly authentic, good ol’ fashioned, prime pork ribs slow-cooked and smoked to tender mouth-watering perfection, then basted with a sweet and tangy hickory flavored BBQ sauce.
999.99 - Fives Nines, formerly located on Keong Saik Road, reopens its doors at Cuppage Plaza and now serves affordable, European-Japanese fare prepared with seasonal ingredients from Japan.
Five Nines first opened in February 2016. Named after the finest form of gold, the restaurant was lauded for serving European cuisine in its purest and finest form in quality, service, and presentation. As of September 2017, the restaurant has been relocated to Cuppage Plaza, with a more casual approach and a focus on European-Japanese fare. The cosy 28-seater space is a sister restaurant to Kappo Shunsui by Chef Tomo Watanabe, who led his restaurant Shunsui in Tokyo to Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand fame from 2015 to 2017.
Like its popular Omakase counterpart, Five Nines’ will showcase ingredients that are flown in from Japan several times a week.
B Burger. The perfect encapsulation of feel good vibes with a smattering of youthful abandon.
Now open at Orchard Cathay Cineleisure.
B Burger serves up mind-blowing burgers that combine classic American deliciousness with a burst of Japanese flavours. Expect sides (that really, in fact, shine like mains) like mentaiko fries and sriracha mayo chicken wings with diner-style desserts like frozen concretes and toasted marshmallow milkshakes.
The "Korean Fever" ain't going away anytime soon. Made famous by being the shoot location for a couple of Korean drama series, Korean coffee chain Coffeesmith is now at Orchard Gateway. With its operating hours from 9am to 3am for Sunday to Thursday and 24hr for Friday & Saturday; no doubt this place will make a good late night hangout.
Its name "Coffeesmith" is derived from the English suffix "smith", which means that someone is a skillful craftsman of one's product.
Coffeesmith's finest Arabica beans are blended or you can also say "crafted" carefully for the true coffee lover in you.
Created by three bold and beautiful fashionistas, 4-yr-old Malaysian fashion label Duchess & Co is set to open its first Singapore store very soon at 313@Somerset.
Not only does Duchess & Co captures the latest trends but also offers timeless, classy collections of dresses, skirts, blouses and trousers – with a modern twist.
This unique Malaysian brand prides itself on its standalone signature. It uses its vintage expertise that comes with tremendous statement and classic print to create a wide-range of designs for the everyday girl who likes to style up and stand out from the crowd.
Homegrown fashion label, Love, Bonito will be opening its flagship store in October at 313@Somerset, taking up the 4,603 sq ft space previously occupied by Forever 21.
It has been operating online for seven years and currently has a pop-up store by Basement 1 at the same mall.
Starting out as a passion project in 2006, Love, Bonito has grown exponentially over the last 11 years and is now the largest homegrown fashion brand, and probably the one and only made for real women by real women brand.
With a current team of 50, they have strong local and retail presence across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia, while also shipping internationally from their HQ.
The Manduka concept store houses the brand’s range of yoga mats, as well as its yogawear line for Men’s and Women’s.
Manduka’s range of yoga mats, which are sustainably manufactured emission-free and with no toxic chemicals, include the classic PRO mat that comes with a lifetime guarantee and eKo natural rubber mat.
The brand has recently launched a wider range of exercise mats for yoga and fitness customers like the new WelcOMe mat and Manduka X mat, all of which are sustainably made.
Likewise, the yogawear apparel collection for Men’s & Women’s launched in 2016, is designed using premium fabrics sourced primarily from environmentally responsible materials, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and plant-based fibres.
Twenty years ago Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly-designed black mat whose unique combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. In honor of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others.
And in the great yoga tradition, these teachers shared their mats with their students, and a true yoga company was born.
Manduka was built on the simple idea that a better yoga mat can make a world of difference.
Designed by yogis, our performance yoga gear and apparel is inspired by the practice, crafted with intention, and is sold in over 70 countries around the world.
We could certainly do with another new spot which serves refreshing Superfood Acai Bowls in the heart of Orchard Road.
Coocaça (pronounced “coo-ka-sa”) began as a pop-up in year 2016 and is now finally making a permanent presence in town.
Their menu features a variety of power-packed flavours & antioxidants. The Pura Vida Superfood Bowl consists of Acai, strawberries, blueberries, banana & coconut water smoothie topped with granola, banana, assorted berries & chia seeds.
Coocaça also serves a selection of coffee and tea, including cold-pressed juices by Gorilla Press Co.
Haakon is a philosophy, a way of life, an embodiment of Scandinavian healthy living.
At Haakon, they understand that nourishing the body is as important as nourishing the mind and spirit.
Scandinavia, with its mountains and fjords, is the epitome of balance and tranquillity.
They know just how important it is to maintain a well-balanced diet that is in harmony with our body and the spiritual comfort that we need.
A wholesome atmosphere of fresh air, simple food, clean water and good living: Haakon is their effort to replicate, on a small scale, some of the uninhibited simplicity of healthy eating.
Værsågod! Their second outlet is now at 313@Somerset.
Their menu ranges from an enriching variety of superfood smoothies, freshly pressed juices, acai and pitaya superbowls to a delicious savoury line of smorrebrod sandwiches loaded with Norwegian smoked salmon and nutrient-rich avocado.
– Their superior smoked salmon comes straight from the fjords of Norway.
– Their plant-based “almond mylk” provides a nice vegan option that can also satisfy the lactose-intolerant.
– Their smoothies, juices and bowls are designed to provide a healthy, sustained release of energy to keep you going through the day through “clean” nutrition: with no processed sugars that contribute to weight gain and energy crashing.
At Under Armour, their mission is simple: to make all athletes better through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Their team work to build the world’s most innovative performance products. Everything they make is designed with the athlete in mind to ensure the very best quality and performance. When you put on an Under Armour product, it’s making you better.
Their new store at Orchard Central will open in April.
It all started in 1996 when Under Armour CEO and founder Kevin Plank created the original performance T-shirt that wicked sweat and regulated body temperature to make athletes cooler, drier, lighter, and better. Since that first T-shirt, Under Armour has grown into the most innovative brand in all of sports with gear for men, women, and youth.
T2 Tea from Australia has arrived in Singapore and their 1st flagship store is at 313@Somerset. They’re constantly experimenting with new blends and tasty brews. Today, even with over 200 teas to their name, they’re only scratching the surface of what’s out there. Inspired by local favorite Kaya Toast; they have created a Singapore Breakfast blend, especially to capture a taste of Singapore!
Step inside T2's tea boutique and enter their world of tea with a melting pot of exotic smells, taste sensations, intricately designed teawares and beautiful displays.
The newly-opened Chimney at Scape is the first Hungarian pastry shop in Singapore, serving you freshly baked KürtÅ‘skalács.
KürtÅ‘skalács or otherwise known as chimney cake too, is made from sweet yeast dough, of which a strip is spun and wrapped around a baking pit, then roasted in charcoal, then coated with sugar or cinnamon sugar.
Family Health Chiropractic Clinic serves patients of all ages, from as young as a few days old to as old as more than 80 years old. Young children and pregnant women are common sights at the clinic as their doctor is also trained to provide chiropractic care to infants and children, and certified by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (Webster Technique) to provide chiropractic care to pregnant mums.
Family Health Chiropractic Clinic has taken the effort to make chiropractic affordable, and they try to get their patients well within the shortest time possible. While proficient in traditional chiropractic techniques, they prefer to use the most up-to-date chiropractic techniques which are gentle but yet effective and do not require twisting or “popping and cracking” of the spine.
Experience the 1st Koyamaki Onsen Therapy in Singapore with Elements Wellness at Centrepoint.
Soak in their highly prized and rare Koyamaki wooden tub filled with energized ion water and reap numerous health benefits. The noble Koyamaki tree has been around since prehistoric days and it is the most prized of the five sacred trees in Japan. Inhale the lime-scented fragrance of Koyamaki wood and observe the visual beauty of the fine wood grain. The natural oils of the prized Koyamaki wood also have healing properties and are antibacterial.
The negative ions generated by their Onsen water neutralize the free radicals that age your body and discharge them out of your body. Such negative ions are also generated in nature by plants, waterfalls, fountains, waves and thunderstorms, and most of us have experienced the energizing effects of being near such natural occurrences. It refreshes your body and mind.
You may ask how is TSUJIRI different from all the other tea shops in Singapore? The secret lies in the green tea powder which they import from Uji, Kyoto. Try out their variety of green tea drinks and desserts. They are offering a 1-for-1 promotion (till 21st Nov 2016) as they celebrate the opening of their new outlet at Centrepoint.
Dated back in 1860, it was the end of the ancient Edo period. This too, marks the start of the brand TSUJIRI was first established by Riemon Tsuji in Uji, Kyoto, Japan. The founder Riemon tapped his own wealth to improve the then tea industry, advancing and innovating the method to enhance the flavors and sweetness of the tea to produce the highest quality of Gyokuro tea leaves. He has also created a tea cabinet to prolong the freshness of tea leaves. This means that TSUJIRI’s teas are as fresh as the ones found in Japan. His effort was well recognized by many and to attest to that, his statue was built in Byodain, the Kyoto’s world Heritage temple.
Sugar Lips is about bold interiors with tastefully done aesthetic plating arrangements for their sweets including rich cakes and fluffy waffles to satisfy everyone's sugar rush.
Not only are their desserts photogenic, Sugar Lip's interior is super instagram worthy too. They spy many of you taking shots of their walls of splattered paint. Have a break and escape into dessert wonderland where money can buy you edible happiness.
Newly opened is Kiss The Tiramisu, the South Korea sweets chain who brings you Tiramisu served in a glass instead of in the form of a cake.
A palatable treat of mascarpone cheese at bottom with nuts, crushed cookies, cocoa powder, topped with soft serve then more cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. The result is a sweet masterpiece which you can eat out of an elegant gold-rimmed glass. You can watch them assemble layer by layer of how your sweet treat is being put together. When you finally get your glass of Tiramisu, we suggest you dont take too long for the selfies!
Making waves in Hong Kong during its launch in May last year, popular artisanal ice pop brand I SEE i SEE has launched its first outlet in Singapore.
Owner Candice Yung offers a rotating list of new flavors each week, and depending on the availability of the ingredients, you may find choices like Earl Grey Pistachio, Cheesy Raspberry, Refreshing Kiwi and Strawberry Hokkaido Milk, among an array of 12 flavors. There are also interesting renditions like Stinky Durian and Chilli Mango for more adventurous tastebuds. You can also opt to takeaway up to seven ice pops at a time, which will be packed in an insulated bag with dry ice.
Wildfire will be opening their 2nd venue in December, in 313@Somerset.
Wildfire has achieved the perfect burger patty results with our secret spiced marinade and 30-70 fat content ratio. The patties are char-grilled to prefection in the customised double-ventilated Inka oven from the UK.
At 500 degrees celsius, the extreme heat seals the juices within the beef patty and the Japanese Binchotan charcoal provides intense smoking, leaving the patty crusty on the outside and extremely flavoursome and succulent on the inside.
Wildfire is the only establishment in Singapore to use Rangers Valley Black Onyx 100% pure Black Angus Range MBS3+ (rump with bone-in) for the patties of our specialty burgers.
This limited supply Black Onyx Angus Beef is typically used for steaks by Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. The cattle have never been treated by hormones (HGPs) and are reared at a 12,000-acre feedlot that has won multiple awards including the prestigious Feedlot of the year award.
The bakery prides itself in the creation of exquisite handcrafted breads using only the finest quality ingredients from Europe. A group of dedicated, highly skilled craftsmen then combines the Japanese, European and Taiwanese styles of bread making to create an impressive line up of artisan breads.
Heading Duke Bakery as the Founder and Executive Pastry Chef, is 29 year old Allen Tsai. At the age of 17, the Taiwanese-born Tsai left home for Japan, France and Germany to learn from the celebrated masters of the baking trade. With ten years of valuable experience, the budding bread connoisseur has also gained himself a solid reputation in the baking industry.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is set to bring pampering of their guests to greater heights with the launch of Jen's Club Rooms with a touch of 'That Jen Feeling’ of ease and appreciation.
The brand new Jen Club floors, situated on the 18th and 20th floor, the highest floor of the hotel, now features 28 Club King Rooms, 7 Club Twin Rooms and 3 Club Deluxe King Rooms. It features a breathtaking panoramic skyline views of either Orchard Road or Somerset Road, added contemporary touch and access to exclusive Club Lounge for guests to relax in comfort after a hard day’s work.
Located on the 19th floor is the Club Lounge, our Club Manager and her Guest Services Executives are always on hand to attend to guests’ requests and needs. Efficient service with Jen’s ‘Jenuine’ touch of hospitality is evident as our friendly and helpful Guest Services Executives welcome you with exclusive check-in and check-out, along with a totally in-the-know concierge to give a brief introduction to the hotel amenities and benefits that will help you get the most out of your stay.
Business executives will delight in the all-day complimentary high-speed WIFI for them to remain connected with family and work; PressReader app access to over 2,500 newspapers and magazines; Two-hour complimentary use of meeting suite per stay that is bookable in advance for meeting at their convenience; and one piece laundry pressing per stay for that important business or private appointment.
In the evening, after a full day of meetings and appointments, Club guests can look forward to sipping their favourite beverage whilst marveling at the Singapore's spectacular 270 degree panoramic skyline views of Orchard Road and the Marina Bay area.
Ben & Jerry’s has opened its first Flagship Scoop Shop in Southeast Asia at 313 Somerset Discovery Walk.
Ben & Jerry’s Flagship Scoop Shop serves an exciting menu of 18 chunky, swirly and euphoric ice cream flavours, alongside new shakes, sundaes, ice cream cakes and a wider range of merchandise.
Staying true to providing you the best possible ice cream made in the nicest possible way, Ben & Jerry’s is taking values-led sourcing local. Bakery items like brownies and cookies and herbs like mint are supplied by SCORE Bakery which works to rehabilitate inmates through skills training, and social enterprise Edible Garden City, who are a group of urban farmers championing the Grow Your Own Food movement in land-scarce and import-dependent Singapore.
Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory is a casual restaurant chain that specializes in delectable freshly cooked chicken dishes. The Chir Chir (pronounced Chi-Re Chi-Re) chain originated from Seoul, South Korea. The chain’s focus on great taste, value and service has allowed it to grow into one of the largest "Chimaek" franchises in South Korea.
Chir Chir has earned a strong following in Korea due to it`s unique menu which is great tasting and offers a great variety of selections. The mission is to meet the needs of those of you who are tired of the same chicken which is cooked in same simple style.