New Bites: June 2015
2015-06-02
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For the month of June, we’ve scoured the latest and the best new restaurants and cafes across the island. Highlights include: Seafood in bucket, ultra-creamy frozen custards and waffles in shapes you've never seen.

1. Jack the Ripper

jack the ripper burger
One of the newest additions to Salute Coffee Shop at Alexandra, American-style burger joint Jack the Ripper has been a head-turner with their generous portions and juicy burger patties. Try Annie, a cheeseburger with spicy guacamole and assorted peppers that gives this classic choice, a little something extra. Jack the Ripper, Salute Coffee Shop, 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 151119 (Image: Jack the Ripper’s Facebook page)

2. The Royals Steakhouse

royal steakhouse burger
A good Halal steakhouse is hard to come by. Thankfully, The Royals Steakhouse at Jalan Pisang has opened its doors to serve up some seriously good steaks. Tuck into mains such as the Bad Boy Burger ($22, pictured), perfectly grilled with a juicy patty and an egg with a gorgeous flowy yolk. Read our full review of The Royals Steakhouse here. The Royals Steakhouse, 10 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199077 (Image: Cheryl Chong)

3. Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe

nunsaram korean dessert bingsu
If you’re a big fan of Korean Bingsu (http://sg.openrice.com/singapore/article/the-korean-wave-of-desserts-in-singapore/1016), you will be delighted to know that Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe has recently opened in the heart of Orchard Road at Orchard Central. If you love your bingsu sweet and fruity, look no further than their Strawberry Bingsu ($15.90) that features a giant serving of sliced strawberries. Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road #05-51/52, Singapore 238882 (Image: Openrice user Sweetcheffy)

4. Tarte by Cheryl Koh

Tarte by Cheryl Koh
Helmed by Les Amis’ pastry chef, Tarte by Cheryl Koh serves beautiful tarts in a small space at Shaw Centre, which is linked to Caveau Wines and Bar. Each incredibly decadent tart goes for $8 to $9 for an individual portion. We recommend the Berry Tart ($8), the perfect balance of flavours and textures. Other flavours include lemon (with freshly squeezed lemon juice), cacao berry, mango (seasonal) and coffee. Tarte by Cheryl Koh, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road #01-12, Singapore 228208

5. Hvala Waffle Bar

Hvala Waffle Bar
Hvala Waffle Bar (Hvala means “thank you” in Croatian) is a small take-away stall among the few new F&B shops occupying the basement level of 313@Somerset. They serve waffles in a convenient stick with 8 different flavours (4 fruity, 4 dessert-inspired). Go right for the Cinnamon Apple ($3.50, pictured). It is the epitome of two different textures and a variety of flavours that complement each other very well. Hvala Waffle Bar, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #B3-50, Singapore 238895 (Image: Cheryl Chong)

6. Dinata

Dinata
This Portuguese-run bakery serves up delicious pastries that are sure to win your heart. Two-weeks-old Dinata is located at the basement of 313@Somerset and its creamy Egg Tarts ($2.80) have already been a hit with customers. Also try their Chorizo Bread ($2.80), savoury bread and holds inside delicious Italian pork sausage. Dinata, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #B3-42, Singapore 238895 (Image: Cheryl Chong)

7. Density Frozen Custard

Density frozen custard
Health conscious foodies, rejoice! By using natural ingredients such as milk and egg yolks, the local brother-sister team from Density has managed to create a dessert that is much lower in fat and sugar than your typical sweet treat – in fact, their frozen custard only contains half the amount of sugar as compared to a regular frozen yoghurt. Created with a unique churning process which integrates minimal amounts of air, the custard achieves a rich and creamy texture that is superior to premium hard-scoops and gelatos. Try their signature flavours like Buttered Popcorn, Red Velvet, and Quadruple Chocolate, as well as their affogato, and choose from an extensive range of toppings from berries and cookie crumbs to imported produces and cereals. Read our full review of Density Frozen Custard here. Density Frozen Custard, 4 Short Street, Singapore 188212

8. Wholly Crab

wholly crab seafood
Wholly Crab is the second business venture by MediaCorp Artiste Felicia Chin at the casual and fuss-free Satay by the Bay, and a materialization of the actress’ ambition to provide affordable seafood for everyone. For $60, their Love Bucket (good for 2 to 3) comprises of 1 crab, 8 prawns, 250g of mussels, 250g of clams, corn on cob, potatoes, sausages, and a side of your choice. To deviate from the usual chilli crab, customers can choose from local sauces like Laksa and Kung Pow to complement their meals. Wholly Crab, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953 (Satay by the Bay) (Image: Wholly Crab’s Facebook page)

9. London Fat Duck

london fat duck
Joining the restaurant scene at Scotts Square is London Fat Duck - who is already famous for their roasted duck, which they proudly claim to be prepared with the “Wagyu of ducks”. A whole duck is going for $48.80 while half a duck costs $26. Besides their signature roast meats, you can also find Hong Kong style noodles and congee, as well as all-day dim sum. The Black Pepper London Duck Buns also come highly recommended, so be sure to give those a try when you head over to the restaurant. London Fat Duck, 6 Scotts Road B1-16/17 (Scotts Square) (Image: London Fat Duck’s Facebook Page)

10. La Cure Gourmande

La Cure Gourmande
Prominent French confectionary La Cure Gourmande – which just settled its brand’s Asian flagship store in Singapore - has a 25-year-history and a wide array of confectionaries to boot. La Cure Gourmande brand ambassadors, Sunshines, guarantee an excellent in-store experience as they greet customers with product samples and smiles. The yummy Madeleines (1 for $2.00, offer 2 pieces with every purchase of 10 pieces) are available in a variety of flavours, namely chocolate, raspberry, lemon and plain, which comes with a hint of vanilla. Also a hit are the Chocolate-Filled Biscuits (100g of loose cookies for $5.50), and the fruity-flavoured fillings are also delicious. La Cure Gourmande, Takashimaya Singapore Center, #03-09

11. Choo Choo Chicken

Choo Choo Chicken
Choo Choo Chicken – which recently opened its 2nd outlet at Orchard Cineleisure - seems to have taken the lead in the battle of the recent rise of Korean fried chicken eateries in Singapore. Opened by a Korean language teacher, the shop boasts a minimalist black and white checked floor décor and entertains its customers with Korean pop music played on a television screen at the back. Their fried chicken tenders ($12 for the 8 pieces) are juicy, tender, yet not oily. The soy, sweet and garlic flavours will definitely have you coming back for more. Choo Choo Chicken 츄츄, 33 Bali Lane, or Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Level 3, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695

12. Krave

Krave
Nestled along the laid-back Bali Lane, Krave - run by Malay celebrity Chef Sufiyan and his friend, Chef Helmi - is a cosy Halal café dishing out decent Western fare, to the delight of many of its customers. Their Cempedak Crème Brûlée ($8) is a sweet dessert with chunky bits of jackfruit flesh and is a wild favourite among many. Krave, 28 Bali Lane Singapore 189864

13. Angelina

angelina
Angelina has recently opened its doors in Singapore on the 29th May with its exquisite range of pastries and sweets. Although new to the local scene, the café already has more than a century of history all the way back to its beginnings in Paris. Their Cheesecake Citron, with layers of crunchy lemon shortbread, cheesecake mousse, lemon-lime confit and almond biscuit, is an irresistible creation that will placate even the fussiest of taste buds. Chocolate lovers may also swoon over their Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate L’Africain, which is their signature beverage. Angelina, 15 Stamford Rd, #01-82 Capitol Galleria, Singapore 048616 Browse new restaurants in Singapore Popular dishes in Singapore
Written by Cheryl Chong, Mandy How and Eunice Tang
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