The Salted Plum, formerly known as long-term pop-up Five Ten, has officially opened its doors at a two-storey shop house along Circular Road after much anticipation.
The name “The Salted Plum” was chosen with reference to the ingredient commonly used in Taiwanese cuisine. With striking blue hued walls and boasting a full view of the kitchen, The Salted Plum eatery is set to offer a casual, fun dining experience with mainly Taiwanese pop music from the 2000s playing in the background.
With an improved version of the Taiwanese tapas dishes that were well-loved at Five Ten, the intimate 98-seater has kept to its winning formula of dishes served at friendly prices of just $5 and $10.
The menu created by Chef Shawn Koh has undergone upgrades, following an extensive research trip around Taiwan, such as Taipei, Keelung, Taichung, Tainan and Kaoshiung, where he immersed himself in the local authentic dining culture and learnt traditional preparation methods from the Taiwanese.
Signature dishes include the Smashed Baby Potatoes ($5), a tongue-in-cheek take on the usual French fries. Here, baby potatoes are deep-fried, then smashed and sprinkled with a generous dose of salted plum powder. The popular Taiwanese Fried Chicken, a well-known street food, is marinated with soy and sesame, deep-fried, then served with nori mayonnaise ($10).
For a touch of luxury, the eatery also offers Live Boston Lobster ($25), steamed and with soy and sesame dressing, and also Slipper Lobster ($25) cooked with five spice during dinner. Limited portions, however, are available each week.
Popular Taiwanese bakery Kazo has set up their flagship store in Singapore at Chinatown Point, bringing us their palatable treats.
Serving their most popular Kazu Kazu, Cream Puffs, Polo Buns and other snacks, Kazo’s parent brand Nichifu is renowned for its long queues in Taiwan and high quality, Japanese influenced products.
Try Kazo’s Danish Polo with Ice Cream which comes with a generous serving of Hokkaido Milk, Royal Chocolate or traditional Matcha ice cream. This out of the box delicacy is guaranteed to offer a punch of excitement to the conventional fare.
To uphold the same standard and tastes of its Taiwanese counterparts, every ingredient Kazo uses is flown in from Taiwan on a regular basis to ensure freshness. Kazo’s products are also deliciously balanced instead of overwhelming in taste, with flavours that complement each other for a more pleasurable palate.
Nat is also known for his long-standing role in Mediacorp's Channel 5 drama, Tanglin.
The creative drinks and affectionately-termed bobii (tapioca pearls in colloquial Taiwanese) are made with natural ingredients such as butterfly pea extract, fresh milk and fruit juice. In addition, the brand eschews high-fructose corn syrup, and uses only premium brown cane sugar from Taiwan. Customers are also able to choose the level of sweetness for the tea-based drinks at Bobii Frutti.
Bobii Frutii also gets its red tea from Sri Lanka and green tea from Vietnam. The oolong tea leaves and mochi-like bobii are specially imported from the brand’s own farm and factory in Taiwan respectively, for optimum freshness. These high quality bobiis contain no preservatives, additives and artificial colouring.
This takeaway-only outlet's menu in Singapore features 37 different drinks under five categories– a number that makes up almost 80 percent of the selection in Taiwan.
Bobii Frutii was established in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 by two students with a fondness for bubble tea and hipster café culture. It currently has five outlets, three in Taiwan, one in Shenzhen and one in Singapore. There are plans to open more outlets in across the island in 2018. Bobii Frutii Pte Ltd in Singapore works closely with the Taiwanese team that includes undergoing strict tea-making training to ensure the best customer experience.
Brand Ambassador & Creative Director, Nat has also undergone rigorous training to learn the intricacies of creating the drinks and personally visited the tea plantation in Miaoli, Taiwan – where Bobii Frutii obtains their oolong tea – to understand the full process from farm to cup.
Inspired by the dynamic street food scene of Taipei, Five-Ten is a fun, casual restaurant bar founded by industry veteran Shawn Kishore (Managing Director of The Bespoken Group) and his ditzy sister Nickii, the team behind FRESH!, a 90s-themed bar and club previously at the Sultan Hotel.
Expect affordable small and large plates created by Chef Shawn Koh (previously of Salted & Hung) that feature the quintessential flavours of Taiwanese cuisine with a Southeast Asian touch, priced at $5++ and $10++ respectively.
Five-Ten has an array innovative tipples like gaoliang slushies as well as a curated selection of beers, wines, and spirits – also priced at $5++ and $10++ - to cater to the after-work drinking crowd and late night revelers.
SunnyHills has relocated to Ngee Ann City from Raffles Hotel Arcade.
You can enjoy the same tasty Taiwanese pineapple tarts made from freshly selected pineapples found on the hills of Ba Gua (Eight Tigram) Mountain in Taiwan, which are then sun-dried combined with the purest ingredients. They also carry pineapple juice, Oolong tea and ice pops.
SunnyHills source their ingredients directly from farmers and suppliers who share their values – trustworthiness, generosity, attention to detail.
The eggs they use come from a farmer who plays classical music for his hens. They use native pineapples sourced directly from local family farms.
Their production kitchen is helmed by a master baker with fifty years of experience and the simple philosophy of baking with joy, pride, and passion.
Ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago. With its famous signature xiao long baos (steamed pork dumplings) and heart-warming steamed chicken soup, this authentic Taiwanese restaurant has been making waves with branches throughout the world, including Singapore, Thailand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and USA.
Din Tai Fung’s cuisine is all about harmony. Utilising the freshest ingredients paired with a relish for simple cooking styles, the recipe selection is never too rich or heavy on the palate, and is a fresh welcome given the increasing preference for healthy cooking. With a wide selection of enticing dishes, diners are destined to tuck into flavourful creations that burst into delight with each and every bite.
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.
Anti-burglary weapon and occasional cake pin roller; it is time for the baseball bat to shine in it's true glory, and you can do so without sweating it out under the hot, hot sun. Participate in this classic American sport that has since taken Japan, Korea and Taiwan by storm. Stand in a fully automated indoor batting cage and wait in eager anticipation as the automated batting system shoots ball after ball in your direction. Perfect your swings and work on your batting accuracy, and who knows, you might even hit a home run here!
Homerun Baseball hopes to generate better awareness of this lesser known sport in Singapore. Fuelled by a mission to become Singapore's leading and premier automated indoor baseball and softball batting cage location. Homerun Baseball prides itself on offering a healthier substitute to the young and old seeking a fun and alternative recreational activity other than for baseball and softball enthusiasts.
Even if picking up a new sport is not on your mind, both batting and pitching double up as a great way to de-stress while working out your arm strength. It is the perfect post-work stop after a long day in the office. Getting a good crack at a ball – right in the sweet spot of the bat – is mighty satisfying! Pick up the infectious joy of baseball and softball and spend hour after hour at this spacious indoor facility as this is one of the better ways to unwind while keeping healthy!
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