Popular and Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain, % Arabica has recently opened their 2nd branch in Singapore at 313@Somerset.
Take a pause from the bustle of Orchard Road and stop by for your favourite aromatic % Arabica coffee before heading off to start a local adventure all over again.
Kenneth Shoji founded Arabica from a need to have an amazing cup of coffee every day, with an equally amazing experience.In order to provide the best coffee possible, Kenneth Shoji, started a green bean trading company and became the sole-exporter of a small batch Japanese roasting machine called the Tornado King. As well as a distributor of one of the TOP espresso machines in the world, the ‘Slayer’. Together with world latte art champion, Junichi Yamaguchi, they both collaborated in order to make a new generation coffee brand in Kyoto that would challenge the world. With the help of the remarkably talented architect, Masaki Kato. Kenneth opened in Hong Kong, and then the beautiful historical city of Kyoto. With its unique design and quality coffee, Arabica has rapidly gained popularity in an industry thought to be already saturated. Through the brand, coffee drinkers can “See the world through Coffee”, with prime quality coffee with unique taste proï¬les and a richness that you can only get from freshly roasted coffee to a meticulously roasted roast proï¬le.
Popular Hong Kong dessert chain Hui Lau Shan used to have an outlet along Orchard Road back in 2005. It is now making a comeback to Singapore and it is set to open two new franchised outlets, in Chinatown Point and Serangoon’s Nex mall this month.
Hui Lau Shan is famed for their specialty mango desserts.
Some 20 years ago, the third generation of Hui Lau Shan created the unique "Mango Sago" which became a fast fad in Hong Kong dessert offerings. Today the mango series remain Hui Lau Shan's signature dish. Every year, Hui Lau Shan used up to a thousand tonnes of mangoes in their dessert making process.
For consecutive years, Hui Lau Shan won the "King of Dessert" award in Hong Kong, winning them the reputation of Mango Expert.
Unagi fans can now rejoice and bid farewell to expensive unagi fares!
Una Una at Bugis+ is an unagi specialty restaurant serving up the best value, charcoal-grilled unagi you can find.
Be treated with a wonderful spread of unagi offerings like the the Hitsumabushi, Unajus (unagi bento box), or set meals with sashimi, sushi roll, and kabayaki sets. One can also indulge in other lip-smacking menu selections Una Una has to offer, from sashimi to salad, grilled items and sashimi maze don - all at incredible value-for-money prices.
Using authentic unagi sauce from Japan, the unagi are freshly grilled with charcoal with a double-dipping technique - by repeating the process of basting the unagi with special in-house sauce before grilling it over controlled temperature twice. Such dedication to the chef’s grilling techniques, temperature control of the charcoal grill and the sweet basting tare make create the melt-int-the-mouth goodness.
The Tropic of Cancer passes through the heart of Taiwan, whose year-round sunshine and pure highlands water give life to verdant ranges, imparting to local pineapples a robust flavour unique to the region. These pineapples are used in SunnyHills' popular pineapple cakes. Visit SunnyHills' new flagship store on Seah Street to indulge a box. Also be sure to find out more about their new brand, Forbidden, which is all about irresistible durian pleasures which you can share with anyone and anywhere.
SunnyHills farmers follow the time-honoured tradition of farming naturally, cultivating without pesticides or genetic modification pineapples that are small in size but rich and intense in flavour. Twice a year, their earth pineapple crop ripens with the seasons; in spring the harvest is mellow and sweet, and by the turn of fall, the cool breeze infuses a piquancy to the yield. The full flavours of the seasons can be experienced as no additives are used, just the sensibilities of a baker refined in the gastronomy of natural ingredients.
You can also purchase SunnyHills' delicious treats online here or visit their other retail branch located at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City.
Asia’s most popular udon chain, Tamoya, is proud to open their new outlet at Plaza Singapura. This opening marks a total of 17 outlets for Tamoya worldwide. For their opening special, Tamoya launches the outlet-exclusive Truffle Tonkotsu Udon. Only available at the newest Plaza Singapura outlet, the Truffle Tonkotsu Udon features the heady aroma of truffle oil infused into the creamy and rich pork bone broth and topped with chashu, corn, Japanese leek, nori and half an ajitama egg for a satisfying slurp!
Making a hot comeback on the mainstay menu is Tamoya’s Sukiyaki Udon, the combination of both sukiyaki and udon noodles for an innovative way to enjoy udon. The sukiyaki comes with juicy slices of beef or pork alongside a colourful assortment of vegetables in one simmering pot. Enjoy the comforts of an individual sukiyaki bowl brimming with ingredients at Tamoya.
Tamoya’s signature chewy udon are handmade in-stores daily, with quality ingredients; from flour to shoyu and even bonito imported directly from Japan.
Rejoice all noodle lovers as Malaysia’s most exciting and beloved GO Noodle House has set-up their 1st Singapore store! Head down to 313@somerset to indulge in a huge bowl of luscious rice noodles, served with their Signature Bursting Meatballs and piping hot fish broth made sweeter with a dash of chinese wine.
Having achieved the world’s top sales record amongst their hundred stores globally, Taiwanese fried chicken emporium owned by celebrity Nono - Monga, is excited to launch their second outlet in ION Orchard Mall this November. To embrace festive cheer, Monga will also be rolling out their special Christmas-edition flavour, the Fiery Chicken Fillet, for a limited time only.
The new Mexican flavour, priced at S$7.90 per fillet, will be exclusively available only during this Christmas. Sure to sate the appetite of fried chicken lovers, this fiery chicken fillet is first deep-fried and then covered with Mexican sauce before it is baked for two-minutes. The Mexican sauce is a secret formulation curated in-house with tomatoes, jalapenos, chillies, onions, and pepper, giving the snack bursting flavours that are sour and mildly spicy at the same. This distinctively red sauce coincides with the eponymous colour of Christmas. Available only from December 1st till 26th, this will be a time-limited flavour in both ION and JEM.
Finally, a bank that speaks your currency. Enjoy bubbly paired with oysters and bites without breaking the bank at The Oyster Bank!
Drop by after a long day for a quick dose of extravagance, without having to break the bank. Indulge in their seafood platter, treat yourself to their scrumptious rice bowls, and knock back a tipple or two (or three, nobody’s counting).
The Oyster Bank dishes out comfort food of Japanese influence, with punchier flavours to tickle the Singaporean taste bud. With raw food at the core of their offerings, The Oyster Bank’s philosophy is anchored on freshness and quality ingredients, perfectly presented in a no-frills manner and yet with a morerish twist. One bite is never enough.
The first Nam Dae Mun flagship store in Singapore is set to open on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at 313@somerset, in the heart of Orchard Road for both local residents and international visitors.
The Shanghai-born brand now has over 300 stores across China, is apparently famous for their hour-long queues when it was first launched in 2016. Consumers are willing to queue for its traditional yet tasty Glutinous (sticky) rice cake and Osmanthus rice cake - which are freshly cooked and made from natural ingredients.
Named after Namdaemun, one of the Eight Gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul in South Korea, the Korean-style rice cakes are chopped into small pieces after the dough is rolled out.
The local flagship store also offers Maoshan Durian Glutinous Mochi made with the AAA+ grade of Mao Shan Wang durian. Known for its rich and creamy taste, the delicacy can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with other popular offerings for a complete dining experience.
Ms Freya Wang, Executive Director of Herme Pte Ltd (Singapore master franchise) says, “We are honored and excited to open the first Nam Dae Mun global flagship store in Singapore. Besides the popular varied selection of korean-style rice cakes, consumers here will also be able to get their first taste of HERME's signature drinks and desserts”.
The Whale Tea, one of the largest beverage and dessert stores in China, has swum to the shores of sunny Singapore!
Created in Nanjing, China, The Whale Tea has propelled itself to be one of the trendiest beverage and dessert brand in China with its attractive and insta-worthy products, launching more than 500 outlets across the mainland since its first store debuted on 28 June 2018.
The Whale Tea’s innovative signature series is both flavourful and aesthetically pleasing, prepared with uncommon ingredients such as peach gum, a natural resin from wild Chinese peach trees, known to be rich in amino acids and collagen; spirulina, a seaweed-based superfood consumed for its nutrient-rich properties; and Wuliangye, a Chinese alcohol made with a variety of grains.
BTM Mussels & Bar by Deliciae Hospitality Management (DHM) on Duxton Hill is a casual restaurant and bar concept serving European comfort food, with the star being fresh seasonal mussels served in a variety of styles and international flavours, with crisp golden French fries; best enjoy with an ice cold beer!
BTM = “BACK TO MUSSELS”.
Inspired by chef and restaurateur Olivier’s experience in being the first to expand and popularise Belgium’s ‘mussels and fries’ restaurant concept throughout France, BTM Mussels & Bar relives that delicious chapter of his culinary story in Singapore, and celebrates the flavourful gem of the sea, showcasing its natural sweetness by preparing them in a variety of styles and flavours popular throughout Europe.
In addition to mussels and fries, BTM Mussels & Bar serves a wide selection of comfort food from the Benelux region of Europe (i.e. Belgium, France and the Netherlands), including a variety of small plates, tartes flambées and charcuterie and cheese boards, which are best enjoyed with drinks and ideal for sharing!
Mister Wu at Chijmes is a modern Chinese tea house that serves a large selection of Chinese teas with a delicious selection of dim sum and la mian noodles. At night, it transforms into a cosy garden to enjoy tea cocktails and craft Hong Kong beers under a romantic canopy of pink lanterns serenaded by soothing Chinese music.
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.
The new Burger & Lobster is located in Raffles Hotel's famous Arcade, where diners will be able to enjoy a knock-out Burger & Lobster experience served alongside old-school opulence that Raffles Hotel has become hallmarked for.
As at all their venues, their mission (some say obsession) remains to make the most of quality ingredients – whether that’s the Nebraskan family-farmed beef that goes into their prime burgers, the freshest Atlantic lobsters or the premium spirits for their tempting cocktails.
The menu for Burger & Lobster Raffles features some of their all-time favourite dishes, such as their Original Roll, but also showcases a range of brand new never seen before dishes that have been carefully crafted using the freshest ingredients available in order to reflect Singapore's vibrant spirit in their own Burger & Lobster way.
Taikoo Lane Hotpot, is a restaurant that doles out authentic Sichuan and Cantonese hotpot broths and offerings! The concept is a brainchild of Chengdu Restaurant, which is known for its mouth-watering Sichuan cuisine. Taikoo Lane boasts a mixture of individual pots and large shared pots, so solo diners or large groups can enjoy a hotpot session anytime they have a craving.
Taikoo Lane’s version of the Sichuan Spicy Broth follows the traditional method of using beef tallow instead of oil. The beef tallow-based mala broth is much more flavourful than the oil-based renditions other hotpot restaurants in Singapore serve.
Chengdu Green Pepper Broth is another Taikoo Lane special Mala broth. Taking inspiration from Chengdu Restaurant’s best-selling Fish with Green Peppercorn Soup, the green peppercorn broth is a brand-new offering specially created by the Taikoo Lane team. Peppercorn oil and green peppercorns are Sichuan specialities, and the restaurant imports the ingredients from the province.
For diners who prefer non-spicy broths, there are offerings available such as Fish Soup Broth with Fresh Milk and Collagen Nourishing Pork Bone Soup. Both of these soups will appeal to ardent appreciators of Cantonese dishes. Able to alleviate the symptoms of excessive dampness in the internal system of our body, the nourishing fish soup broth is made with specially selected fresh fish and salmon bones. The gelatinous pork bone broth is superbly tasty and moreish — a medley of pork bones, whole chicken, pig skin and spices are cooked for over seven hours to achieve a rich and milky consistency.
Taikoo Lane offers a smorgasbord of unique hotpot ingredients. A DIY dish, the Lobster Noodles pays tribute to Hong Kong’s popular version. Simply immerse the crustacean and noodles into the broth, then mix the cooked items with the special sauce and condiments and voila! If so inclined, cook the seafood and noodles separately in different broths so that they can soak up different flavours for a truly unique dish. Living up to its name, the Magical Growing Mushrooms promises a culinary spectacle. Arranged artfully in a garden of lettuce, tomatoes and eggs, the enoki mushrooms will grow taller before your very eyes as you water it!
Coffee-lovers, now you can have the Bacha Coffee experience in Singapore! Bacha Coffee is celebrating its 110th Anniversary with openings in Marrakech and Singapore.
Bacha Coffee is now open at ION Orchard and it is their very first international luxury coffee room and boutique outside of Marrakech.
The story of Bacha Coffee begins in 1910 in Marrakech at the splendid Dar el Bacha palace. Today, Bacha Coffee features a cosy coffee room offering all-day dining and an exceptional boutique with a meticulously sourced selection of over two hundred single origin 100% Arabica coffee beans from 33 of the most consistent and well reputed producing countries around the world, as well as fine flavoured and fine blended coffees. The Bacha coffee room serves traditional sweet and savoury cuisine in addition to a signature collection of croissants with a tantalizing array of fillings served all day long.
Led by award-winning Chef Fung Chi Keung, Kai Duck by Kai Garden at Ngee Ann City introduces modern diners to a refreshingly new concept in contemporary Cantonese casual dining.
In keeping with the faster-paced lifestyle adopted by today’s millennials, Chef Fung’s innovations with his Cantonese-style roast duck is a classic example of this thinking, together with other innovative dishes that can now be enjoyed by parties as small as two.
Although the restaurant prides itself in its more casual, relaxed atmosphere, the ambience never-the-less evokes the decadence of an emperor’s courtyard, which is juxtaposed with its central location on the 5th floor of Ngee Ann City on Orchard Road.
Hong Kong-born owner and Group Executive Chef Fung Chi Keung of Kai Garden and Kai Duck is an established and sought-after name among discerning diners of traditional Cantonese cuisine.
His 30-year culinary career has taken him through Hong Kong’s local Chinese restaurants and Singapore’s Mandarin Orchard. In 2005, as the Group Executive Chef for Paradise Group, he launched the group’s first fine dining restaurant, Taste Paradise, which won multiple awards over consecutive years. Chef Fung also won several awards for the group, including a Gold Medal at the Food and Hospitality Asia 2012 - Imperial Challenge.
His dream of building his own brand and eventually a chain of Chinese restaurants to celebrate the legacy of Cantonese cuisine, is brought closer with the launch of Kai Duck. The restaurant features casual dining, and the menu features quick bites inspired by the signature Cantonese-style roast duck menu he developed for Kai Garden.
Singapore's leading lifestyle footwear store Limited Edt presents Hall of Fame. Your store for all things basketball – both performance and lifestyle. From signature footwear styles to jerseys of NBA superstars like Lebron, Curry, Durant, Rose, Kobe and Jordan. L.E Hall of Fame also offers lifestyle products from retro basketball sneakers to New Era Caps. L.E Hall of Fame is now open at VivoCity.
Fried chicken lovers, have you heard? Hailing from the land of vibrant street food culture, Taiwan’s famous fried chicken brand Monga is opening its first-ever outlet at JEM in Singapore this September.
The Taiwanese fried chicken chain got its name from the Wanhua district of Taiwan, which is traditionally known as “Monga”. The vibrant neighbourhood is Taipei’s oldest district and also home to the bustling Snake Alley night market. Combined with the fact that the fried chicken fillet is the best-known snack of Taiwan, Monga was established to promote the culture of Taiwan's delicacy. The brand is created by Nono, a well-known Taiwanese artiste and comedian known for his charm and quick wit. Together with Mingdao Liu, king of Taiwanese Fried Chicken, they created Monga Fried Chicken.
Established in Taiwan, the brand boasts over 45 outlets in its home country and has even ventured to Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K., Philippines and Malaysia.
Prepared exactly the way they do over Taiwan, Monga’s distinction is defined by its trusted recipe and its extra-thick chicken fillets. Every piece is precisely sliced into a thick slice with a minimum of 2cm. This ensures that the chicken fillet remains firm and satisfyingly juicy even after being deep-fried. To distinguish itself further, Monga uses honey instead of granulated sugar to marinate the chicken meat. The amylase in honey helps to tenderise the meat and elevates the taste of the chicken fillet.
Monga prides itself for its ‘Golden Ratio’ of flour to meat born out of a lot of thought, months of hard work and repeated modifications. Each fillet is coated with the optimum amount of flour before being double-fried to give it its characteristic crust-like crunch with no greasiness.
Every piece is made fresh and served piping hot! Expect three different flavours of fried chicken fillet in Singapore, The King, which is dusted with original salt and pepper seasoning; Hot Chick, which is dusted with chilli paprika powder hand-made from Anaheim peppers; and The Taiker, which is dusted with Japanese sauce and seaweed powder imported from Okinawa. To complete the set with a drink and/or fries, choose from different combo upgrades available.
Godmama at Funan is a modern Peranakan restaurant for guests who are looking for an uplifting and lively dining experience. Helming the Godmama Kitchen is Peranakan Head Chef Fredric who will be faithfully recreating Godma's traditional family recipes and signature classics.
In the day, their executive set lunches offer the best that Godmama has to offer. Come night fall, their specially curated Peranakan cocktails and innovative tapas is the best way to unwind after a long day at work. And on weekends, their all day brunch menu features an exciting Peranakan spin to the traditional brunch offering paired with a cup of specialty coffee or tea.
Offering a contemporary setting with both indoor and alfresco dining options facing the cityscape, there is something for everyone there at Godmama.
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.
After bringing in Tsuta, the world’s first one Michelin-starred ramen eatery, to Singapore and expanding the chain to 7 stores in 4 countries all under 2 years, businessman Brian Chua is hungry for more. Through Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment company which Brian founded, he is investing into Mrs Pho with the hopes of bringing the brand international.
The authentically humble pho restaurant operates on the tribute to its founder Hoang’s mother, grandmother and aunts, the women who selflessly feed their family out of love and whom he crowns as the best cooks. Mrs Pho serves up homemade communal style Vietnamese classics derived from Hoang’s family recipes, so they taste just like how his mother used to make them. All ingredients in their making are proudly sourced from Vietnam as well.
Growing up as a refugee in Australia, food was the string home to Hoang’s roots, the same one which he now hopes to share with the world through Mrs Pho. That is why everything continues to be made in-house, from the broth and sauces to its range of unique house-made drinks.
Their partnership has birthed the latest Mrs Pho outlet in VivoCity, Singapore’s largest retail and lifestyle destination. This outpost marks the first Mrs Pho in a shopping mall, the first of many more which Gourmet Food Holdings has set its sights on growing worldwide.
Two very special dishes were unveiled at the launch – an exclusive creation by the original Mrs Pho, as Hoang’s own mother is affectionately known, who graced the event with her presence for the opening. Mamma’s Chicken Ham are irresistible slices of minced chicken marinated with spices, steamed in in banana leaf and then fried for extra flavour. A traditional snack in Vietnam, its flavours explode with each bite especially when had with its special sweet and spicy dipping sauce, perfect to go with beer. They are also the perfect addition to the Moc Noodle Soup, a hearty clear noodle broth, sweetened with slices of fresh onion.
The rest of the meny features flavours of Hoang’s childhood with appetisers like the Mrs Pho Cockles that presents succulent cockles tossed in fragrant garlic and pork lard, as well as the Fresh Star Fruit and Beef Salad, where tender slices of beef is served with fresh star fruit for a zesty balance. The Grilled Lemongrass Beef Sticks is also a good contender with chunky beef marinated in lemongrass essence for a touch of freshness.
The must-order at Mrs Pho is the Special Beef Combo Pho, a warm, hearty bowl of silky flat rice noodles in a rich beef soup, accompanied generously by lean cuts of beef, beef balls, tripe and more. Crunchy beansprouts, mint leaves, sliced chilli and onion make it a meal that’s as balanced as it is heartwarming. The Hue Special Beef Noodle Soup also shines the spotlight on beef while the Mrs Pho Dry Noodle Combo allows you to savour the delicateness of the restaurant’s house-made noodles.
Wash it all down with house specialty drinks like refreshing Coconut Smoothie, Yoghurt Cooler and a popular Vietnamese favourite, the Saigon Salty Lemonade. For a sweet end, the Cream Caramel will seal things with a syrupy sweet kiss while the Avocado Smoothie wraps things up on a creamy note. As an option, you can also have the traditional Vietnamese drip coffee as an add-on to the smoothie for an extra buzz.
In Mrs Pho, Brian found authenticity and character of food served from the heart, and has chosen to invest and help expand the chain to international waters. Likewise, Hoang appreciates Chua’s sincere and fearless approach in taking a small ramen shop and bringing it to international success while maintaining its core qualities and hopes to see the same for Mrs. Pho.
This new outlet takes on a quirkier vibe true to Vietnam’s booming street art scene back home, featuring a graffiti wall by an upcoming Vietnamese artist for an interactive element. The dining area reflects your typical Vietnamese household with lanterns and bamboo beads. All furniture and fixtures are flown in from Vietnam, too, for a true feel of home.
A visit to Mrs Pho promises to transport diners to Hoang’s home and childhood, through the food, ambience and restaurant spirit.
From Bordeaux to Burgundy and on to the New World, Grand Cru at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers top labels from vineyard around the globe, alongside a personalised shopping experience with their experienced sommeliers and wine specialists. Selecting wines should be easy and enjoyable. Their mission - Find it, love it and buy it.
Up your wine game as the store holds one of the largest numbers of top-scoring wines in Singapore. Their extensive network offers access to some of the ultra-rare wine collections from around the world.
Fluff Stack at Suntec City is run by pancake enthusiasts, for pancake connoisseurs. With exacting science and unbridled passion, Fluff Stack brings you the fluffiest and lightest pancakes in the world. Not only will you be on cloud nine, you will be tasting it too!
Their secret recipe is lean and wholly focused on the ingredients. They choose eggs only of a certain weight, and marry them with especially silky Japanese flour. The result? Fresh, featherweight pancakes made upon order, only at around 50 grams each.
Unaemon is one of the 6 Japanese food brands that can be enjoyed at the newly-opened Gochi on Church Street.
Established in Japan in 1950, Unaemon was co-founded in Japan by the owner of Taga, a 147-year old unagi specialty restaurant, and the third owner of Kiyoizumi, a historical unagi restaurant in Hinode-cho, Yokohama.
Unaemon has seven chefs who specialize in cooking unagi. As cooking eel is a difficult and technical process which requires years of experience, two highly-skilled chefs will be based in Singapore to oversee things in the kitchen.
Their Singapore restaurant will serve their signature Unajyu, and there are plans to serve the popular original dish Unagi Shabu-shabu in the future.
Unaemon is also highly committed to sourcing the best ingredients for its dishes.
Famed Japanese Ramen chain, Afuri has over 15 outlets and also opened outposts in as far as Portland, Oregon & Lisbon in Portugal. They will be opening their very first outlet here this month at the newly-revamped Funan, bringing their signature yuzu-scented ramen to food-lovers in Singapore.
Named after a mountain - Mt. AFURI, on the east edge of the Tanzawa mountains in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan; legend has it Afuri is the father of Mt. Fuji.
Find out more about Afuri and the menu listed in their international website here.
Following the success of Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Changi Airport Terminal 2, ANA Airlines is opening another outlet at Terminal 1, this time showcasing the best Japanese dishes from three prefectures: Fukuoka, Hokkaido and Kanagawa.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 is modelled after a business class lounge and this 116-seater at Terminal 1 will feature classic favorites from these renowned brands as well as exclusive dishes from three restaurants: Ikkousha, Yoshimi and Megumi Maru.
Diners can tuck into an array of Yatai-style ramen, katsu curry and maze don, all at the same place. There will be wonderful desserts such as soft-serve ice-cream and pancakes for those with a sweet-tooth.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminal 1 will be calling Singapore location for popular Japanese brands who will set up new outlets in Singapore:
Popular ramen brand from Fukuoka – Ikkousha, doles out Yatai-style ramen
Katsu curry specialist Yoshimi, set to open its first overseas outlet
Megumi Maru, Singapore’s first-ever maze don concept created by renowned maguro wholesaler Misaki Megumi Suisan
Dine at SORA and stand a chance to win a pair of round-trip ANA Airlines tickets to Japan.
Lee Wee & Brothers’ brand-new concept called O’TAH, is a casual but modern 12-seater kiosk at Jewel Changi Airport’s food hall. Open 24/7, the concept is a departure from Lee Wee & Brothers’ traditional heritage, and offers an imaginative dining experience characterised by modern interior design, creative plating and packaging as well as innovative dishes.
Brace yourself for an otah revolution with The Coconut Collection, featuring flavours exclusive to Jewel. The chefs have put a new spin on the classic otah, embedding new treasures within minced mackerel that is marinated and mixed with a homemade spice paste. There are four offerings: Pink Salmon Otah, Scallop Otah, Cream Cheese & Corn Otah, and Green Petai & Anchovy Otah. The ingredients are wrapped in a pair of coconut leaves, which impart a tropical fragrance and sweetness, then grilled for a light smoky aroma. Each otah at O’TAH is handmade to ensure consistent quality.
At O’TAH, the traditional otah is also remade into various forms. O’TAH Fries are bound to delight both adults and children alike — hand-cut hunks of mackerel fish otah fries are accompanied with shoestring potato fries. Dip them into the lime and herb mayonnaise for maximum indulgence.
Ben’s Burger is a towering creation showcasing mackerel fish patty, tomato, purple cabbage, caramelised onion and sunny side up, all sandwiched between fluffy charcoal buns.
There is also the Pesto Salmon Nasi Lemak, a new take on Lee Wee & Brothers’ best-selling dish. The mackerel fish otah is paired with pesto salmon on a bed of fragrant coconut rice. Not forgetting the satisfying medley of omelette, potato croquette, anchovies, peanuts, purple cabbage, pickled vegetables and sambal chilli with a real kick!
Gyu & Tori at Paragon is a speciality purveyor of premium A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef and top-grade chickens that are reared without antibiotics or hormones.
Indulge in their Signature A4 Sukiyaki Beef Bowl and freshly roasted chickens with a choice of home-made sauce such as Spicy Piri-piri, Shoyu Teriyaki or Gourmet Gravy.
Their customers also love their Wagyu Burger, AUS Wagyu with Japanese Udon and the decadent A4 Katsu Sandwich which is a Wagyu fillet steak coated in breadcrumbs, deep-fried and paired with toasted milk bread and homemade Tonkatsu sauce.
Epicureans, rejoice! Udon Kamon has just opened at Eat At Seven, Suntec City. The restaurant offers the widest range of udon broths in Singapore, including shoyu-based dashi, tonkotsu, house speciality Japanese spicy magma and tom yum.
“Kamon” refers to “family crest”, which is used in Japan to indicate one's origin, family lineage and status.
The restaurant imports premium bonito (katsuo fish) from Kagoshima that has been aged for at least two years. The bonito flakes are freshly shaved and used to make dashi broth as well as garnish. Udon Kamon will offer two types of shoyu-based udon broth. Available in spicy and non-spicy options, its tonkotsu broth calls for white miso and pork collar, and is cooked for eight hours.
Helmed by Executive Chef Kamogi Noriyuki, Udon Kamon specialises in sanuki udon, the most popular type of udon in the Shikoku region. Made with Japanese wheat flour, salt and water, the noodles are thick, squarish and have flat edges. At Udon Kamon, the noodles are freshly made on a daily basis.
Pushing the envelope with its unique, first-in-Singapore handmade pasta creations that are customisable, full of flavour and affordable, is Pasta Supremo! Located at Suntec City, Pasta Supremo is a casual go-to pasta haven and all about ‘owning’ your pasta.
The brainchild of founder Shawn Kishore, who is also the mastermind behind popular Taiwanese zi char (home-style cooking) restaurant The Salted Plum, Pasta Supremo was conceptualised with the simple intention of making “atas (high end) food accessible” by offering a varied price range – from $8 for a basic bowl of Haus Marinara pasta to $15 for the 300 Day Grain Fed Fatty Wagyu – and fast, friendly service.
Elaborates Shawn: “Pasta is such a universally-loved dish, and what better way for even more people to enjoy it than with a build-your-own concept that results in your pasta, your way. Whether customers go ‘budget’ or ‘ball out’, they can be assured of quality ingredients cooked with passion while boldly seasoned with creativity; topped off with an all-round fresh experience.”
To keep things exciting and deliciously creative, Shawn, together with Executive Chef Dannel Krishnan take great pride in creating new flavours regularly, firmly subscribing to the belief that ‘anything is pasta-ble!’
Apart from the signature build-your-own pasta bowls that are prepared a-la-minute, Pasta Supremo also offers a ‘supremo’ (and decidedly non-conformist) range of a la carte items such as ‘haus’ pasta, sides, ‘Stuff on Bread’ monthly specials and desserts.
Diners can get in touch with their pasta-nality as they choose from a generous selection of vibrantly-hued and naturally dyed homemade pasta, sauces and a range of toppings such as Burnt Miso Corn, Bak Kwa Jam, 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Confit Garlic Prawns, Wagyu Karubi, and Unagi.
Levelling up their pasta game, Pasta Supremo offers three types of fresh pasta namely Long, Short and Curly made and air-dried daily. Available in vibrant colours of yellow, blue, purple and black, the pasta is naturally coloured with ingredients such as egg yolk, blue pea flower, beetroot and activated charcoal. Velvety in texture, these pretty showstoppers are a testament to time and technique needed when making fresh pasta.
Here is one for the east-siders. Ministry of Burgers at White Sands Shopping Centre was conceptualized to bring Malaysia’s famous ‘Ramly’ style burger concept / experience closer to the people in Singapore.
Travelling to Malaysia is a frequent family affair for many singapore families and many times it is never complete without having some ‘Ramly’ burgers, which are scrumptious & affordable burgers with rich Asian flavours.
Swing over to White Sands Shopping Centre to get your ‘burger therapy’, available all year long, with Monistry of Brugers' customised thick patties and special sauces.
You are assured of a ‘might in every bite’ at Ministry of Burgers.
Tiger Sugar, a hugely popular milk tea from Taiwan has expanded to Singapore with 3 outlets which are established within a short time span of just 3 months. Their 3rd & newest outlet is located at the conveniently-located Paragon Shopping Centre.
Tiger Sugar is a hit among Instagram user and it is most well-known for its beverages' trademark "tiger stripes", which are formed when the dark brown sugar syrup portion blends with thick milk in the cup.
TungLok Group's newest dining concept, Duckland, is now open at United Square! Explore all there is to the beloved bird with the restaurant's 'farm to fork' concept, where top-quality ducks are specially flown in, all the way from Ireland.
Patrons can expect specialty duck dishes as well as dishes which do not feature duck as a main ingredient. Irish cuisine like Irish Lamb Stew, Bacon Cabbage Colcannon & more are availalble and there is something for everyone.
The first Mala brand in Singapore, Mala Mala endeavours to offer a unique spice in your life using a secret blend of old and new. Visit their newly-opened store in VivoCity for their popular ready-to-eat Spicy Mala Flavour Hand-Cut Potato Wedges and Mushroom Chips. Available in 3 levels of Spiciness!
Conceptualised in Singapore, Mala Mala was created out a passion for life. They seek to challenge the conventional by turning the exotic flavours of Mala into the perfect indulgent snack, befitting of all lifestyles and delicate for all walks of life – whichever you are on.
Their secret blend of spices are a result of years of experimentation and research. With the use of highly sought-after spices such as Szechuan chillies, peppercorns and star anise, we promise to deliver a passionate experience anytime, anywhere. Available in hand-cut mushroom chips and potato wedges, get ready for a tantalising and satisfying indulgence.
With a firm belief in the existing expertise in whisky in Singapore, The ExciseMan Whisky Bar at Esplanade aims to uphold and complement the high standards set by dedicated professionals in the industry. Together with these specialists, The ExciseMan hopes to put Singapore on the map for whisky lovers from all over the world.
At The ExciseMan Whisky Bar, you can taste exclusive whisky like the Invergordon 45 year old Clan Denny ($72 per 30ml pour) and Mystery Distillery, Speyside 24/25 year old Douglas Laing ($52 per 30ml pour).
The next tea revolution is here. TaiGai, the first and original creator of fruit-blended cheese milk crowns, has landed in Singapore.
Since 2015, TaiGai has popularised a new way of drinking tea with its signature MILKY KISSES.
Growing rapidly with more than 60 outlets in Shenzhen China, TaiGai aims to integrate the centuries-old tea-drinking culture into the lifestyle of a new generation. Their name - Tai (å°) pays tribute to Taiwan, the place where milk crowns were first invented, and Gai (ç) being the brand’s iconic luscious fruity MILKY KISSES, which is a unique recipe blend that brings both natural fruits and cheese milk crowns together.
With the first overseas store opening of TaiGai at NEX, their refreshing, picture-perfect concoctions will have you at the first and every ‘kiss’, as they serve up generous servings of pulpy fruits blended in premium quality teas.
TaiGai is managed and operated by BreadTalk Group, a joint venture with Shenzhen Pindao Food and Beverage Management.
There’s always a churro for everyone, anytime! At Chulove Cafe, their churros are made fresh to order with an authentic Spanish recipe. Crispy and golden, their churros are delicious, indulgent, addictive and a whole lot of fun!
Popular and Kyoto-headquartered coffee chain, % Arabica has announced the location of their first Singapore outpost on its official instagram account. Currently the opening date of the cafe is not available but will be in several months. Be sure to check out their social media pages for updates.
% Arabica Coffee was founded in year 2014 by Japan-born Kenneth Shoji, who owns a coffee farm in Hawaii.
In Asia, % Arabica has stores in Japan, 3 in Hong Kong, 2 in China and 1 in the Philippines. It is also in Germany and several Middle East markets, with plans for Canada, France and Morocco too!
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Chocolate which you can draw with, sketch with and eat too? Award-winning Singaporean pastry chef Janice Wong's 2nd sweet boutique awaits you at Raffles City. Chocolate Crayons, Chocolate Paint, a blended-tea collection and many other treats are available.
Janice Wong is the only sweets boutique in Singapore that creates interactive, edible art for imaginative souls, in an era that craves personal expression and embraces nostalgic pleasures. She continues to captivate us with her unique creations, flavors and offerings. With her second sweets boutique, Wong aims to inspire customers with her own memories and experiences as a child, through a wonderland filled with signature chocolate bon bons, mochis, cookies, chocolate paint, lollipops, fruit rolls and more.
For those who are inspired to create their own chocolate art there will be chocolate paint with up to 38 colours including flavours like passionfruit, green mango and smoked chocolate are also available. The new shop will also see the launch of Chocolate Crayons – made from 100% chocolate with no added sugar, they will be available in 8 colours and flavor variations and customers will be able to purchase in a box of 8 and 40. This is the first of its kind of confectionery designed by Janice Wong Singapore where one can draw, sketch and eat the chocolates.
With the opening of this second outlet Janice Wong, the homegrown chef joins the ranks of other influential dessert chefs with successful brands, including Pierre Hermé and Oriol Balaguer, and in fact becomes one of the very few female ones in this esteemed league. This second sweets retail outlet marks further expansion on homeground in Singapore.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
Popular Japanese Milk Cheese Cookies from Japan's Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory, are now available at their Singapore flagship store located at Raffles City.
Their concept of a “factory filled with creativity and innovation” was born in Japan in 2011. They wanted to create sweets that no one has ever made, using carefully selected milk and high quality cheese, combined with ingredients from not only Japan, but also around the world. They combine the new with nostalgic, the unexpected with the flavorful.
Stop by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory's newly opened flagship shop and discover your favorite sweets to fall in love with!
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA is the largest restaurant across the four terminals at Changi Airport and houses six popular Japanese brands all under one roof.
The 7760sqft (720sqm) space seats about 300 diners.
Two out of the six brands at SORA are making its debut in Singapore. They are Tsuruhashi Fugetsu, a chain from Osaka specialising in "okonomiyaki" (Japanese savoury pancakes). And the other is Japoli Kitchen which offers Japanese-Italian fusion dishes.
Morozoff is one of Japan’s leading luxury confectionery makers, starting from a chocolate shop in Kobe in 1931. And it is making its comeback to our sunny island after 14 years, with the opening of a stand-alone boutique at Plaza Singapura.
The brand had been previously available in Singapore from 1984 at the Japanese department store Daimaru at Liang Court. After Daimaru closed in 2003, Morozoff left the market as well.
The chocolatier has more than 1000 shops and 33 cafes in Japan and is also available in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. The Singapore store is its 19th overseas outlet and will sell 90 per cent of Morozoff’s full range of products including chocolates, cookies and packaged baked goods such as madeleines.
(Image below: Morozoff's president, Mr Shinji Yamaguchi at the Plaza Singapura boutique)
TWG Tea introduces a treasure-trove of exotic teas and accessories at Singapore Changi Airport with their airport specialty stores, to bring the thrill of discovery to your teacup.
Located in the duty-free zone, the latest TWG boutique at Terminal 4 provides the perfect solution for those in search of sophisticated gifts.
TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Specializing in whole-leaf teas from source estates, TWG Tea offers the largest tea list in the world, over 800 different single-estate harvests and exclusive blends from every tea producing country.
Enjoy the entire TWG Tea loose tea collection with varieties from every tea-producing country. Brightly coloured packed tins and tea accessories accompany rows of tea-infused macarons and chocolate bonbons, both available in a choice of luxurious gift boxes too.
The Maple Mania's signature Maple Butter Cookies are ranked as The #1 Best Selling product in Tokyo Station of Japan (most notably known as the terminal station for several shinkansen bullet train lines) for 3 consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017, breaking numerous records in the annual Tokyo Station Popular Souvenir Ranking leaderboard.
With the soft-opening of their Singapore flagship store at ION Orchard on 3rd November; you can get your hands on these award-winning bakes without going to Tokyo.
Established in 2013 in the historic and iconic Tokyo Station æ±äº¬é§ (Gransta section) in Marunouchi district, Japan, The Maple Mania story is one of growing up in America’s Golden Age, the culture and arts booming with music and film, it was a bright, vibrant, dream-filled era. Their hero is a boy who loves mischief and maple sweets, and keeps a bottle of maple syrup with him, just like the grown-ups who keep flasks of whiskey in their coat pockets. When no one was looking, he’d snatch the maple syrup from the cupboard, stash it in his pockets and sneak licks while walking the dog or climbing trees in the backyard.
Each sweet item offered by The Maple Mania contains that sense of play, adventure, mischief and nostalgia.
They take pride in their attention to the ingredients used in their range of products. Their signature ingredient is their Pure Maple Syrup, which is directly sourced from Quebec, Canada.
Temple Cellars is an independent, premium liquor store offering Singapore’s best craft selection. They pride themselves as the leading tastemakers and champion boutique producers that represent the best quality.
Located on the ground floor of UE Square, the locally opened store is co-founded by Singaporeans Jasmin Wong, Kasster Soh and Kevin Ngan.
The store has a lot to offer. Temple Cellars also currently stock about 40 wine labels and house local craft labels like Brewlander & Co. and Rye & Pint too.
Now you don't have to head to Busan for authentic Korean Fishcakes! Head down to ION Orchard and have a taste of Busan today at Samjin Amook.
Founded in 1953, Samjin has the longest history in fishcake industry in Korea.
For 65 years, Samjin has dedicated itself to the most efficient and high quality production system. Samjin has 3 Manufacturing Sites in Busan, Korea.
In 2011, Samjin has changed the fishcake market trend dramatically. They have turned around the public perception by starting bakery-style stores.
They redefined “Fishcake” from unsanitary street food to sanitary high quality food. Samjin supplies to wholesale markets such as Costco. Embracing their success in Korean market, Samjin looks to take the next step toward a global market.
Activate the vital power of your skin with 100% oil-free skincare from Japan. With millions and millions of their products sold, ORBIS Inc. is a leading Japanese cosmetic company which is also involved in markets such as skincare, health food and beauty supplements.
Established in 1984, ORBIS Inc. has been voted No.1 in the Japan Consumer Satisfaction Index.
In 1987, when oil was believed to be the essence of moisture, ORBIS introduced their first 100% oil-free skincare range, because they discovered that what the skin really needed to retain moisture was in fact not oil, but water.
Since then, they have focused on the science of creating intelligent skincare products that work from within to empower and reveal healthy radiant skin.
ORBIS is available at 7 retail points island-wide.
Artisanal perfume made in Singapore; Freda'D Parfum's first flagship store is now at Downtown Gallery. It's perfume bar will allow you to create your own scents like other Freda'D Parfum's quality products.
Freda'D is an artisanal fragrance house dedicated to the art of natural perfumery, continuously producing quality perfumes and fragranced products.
Their perfume ranges are personally created by their founder Freda, meticulously mixed through trial and error, ensuring that the highest qualities of the unique fragrance appeals to a broad range of customers. Every scent is inspired by a part of Freda's life, sharing a personal story through the perfumes.
Freda’D has scents for different personalities and styles; the young, the old, the sexy, and even the sporty. Pairing up with fashion not only brings out the perfume style but enhances and complements one's entire outfit.
Luxury French perfume house, Fragrance Du Bois, has relocated its Singapore flagship boutique from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, to the heart of the Orchard Road shopping district at Scotts Square.
Fragrance Du Bois is a niche, luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers, from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois' creations is its signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on its own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.
Fragrance Du Bois' boutique at Scotts Square boasts an 807 ft2 retail space, with a new layout, but with the familiar and signature black and gold interior design that characterises the brand's ethos of recreating the grandeur and ambience of a classic Parisian salon.
Created to arouse and stimulate sensory perceptions in the individual, a brand-new VIP area is being introduced in the new boutique, in which guests will be invited to immerse themselves in the unique experience of a personalised consultation with a fragrance expert. Fragrance Du Bois' in-house perfumers will guide clients through the fascinating world of niche perfumery, and will enable a client to capture his or her imagination by recommending a blend of perfumes that will express the individual's unique personality.
Guenpin, Japan's largest fugu restaurant chain has finally expanded out of Japan and has housed their first overseas outlet at Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.
Enjoy the Tiger Puffer fish (“Torafugu”), prepared by licensed artisans, made available at Guenpin.
Out of the 22 kinds of pufferfish that are permitted for consumption by law in Japan, the “Torafugu” is recognized as the highest grade. In order to serve this fish in its most exquisite form, Guenpin's original techniques have been patented internationally.
Housed in Malcolm Bistro, 20grams Specialty Coffee & Roastery is a transparent operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee alongside a kitchen serving an unabashedly gastronomically diverse fare at its finest.
At 20grams, they love making coffee, and because they love their coffee so much, they are particular about the way it is produced, prepared and presented.
One signature on their menu is the Maine Lobster Roll, stuffed with a good helping of lobster meat all within a toasted bun.
Headed by their Group Executive Chef Choi Minchul (who was a former food trainer at Marina Bay Sands), they present to you a breakthrough Korean dining concept! They are the first in Singapore to introduce the Mini Hwaro Grill which is a food trend taking Korea by storm, along with a wide assortment of sumptuous Korean skewers, freshly prepared daily.
With the accompaniment of contemporary Swing Jazz music, the 50 seater Hansul punches way above its weight by being the only bar in Singapore that serves up the most extensive array of Soju, Makgeolli, Cheongju and Korean Cocktails. In addition, they offer a selection of Italian wine and cider.
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 Prestige Brow Lash Nail is Prestige's 3rd outlet and latest expansion. Their first 2 outlets located at Pacific Plaza and Suntec City Tower 2, are known as the most luxurious eyelash and brow bar in Asia.
They offer a wide range of services like manicures, pedicures and massages too. Their signature beauty treatments include their world renowned Korean Nano Tech Eyebrow Embroidery Enchantment, and Korean Nano Duo Instrument Advanced Colouring Eyebrow Embroidery, Feng Shui Eyebrows by Celebrity Eyebrow Specialist – Irene Teo, Japanese Anti Bacterial Eyelash Extensions and Korean Mink Eyelash Extension, Eyeliner and Lips Enhancement.