New Bites: March 2015
With a whirlwind of new restaurant openings after Chinese New Year, you will have countless of reasons to eat out for the month of March. Here is a list of the newest and most noteworthy restaurant openings in Singapore.
1. Nookie Yogurt
Home-grown brand Nookie Yogurt joins the local fro-yo scene with confidence. With a simple concept to serve frozen yogurt topped with generous amounts of goodies, expect tempting flavours such as Red Velvet Parfait and Lemongrass White Chocolate. A cup of signature pre-picked fro-yo will cost you a reasonable $6.90, as each cup comes with liberal amounts of sauces and toppings. Try this – Chocolate Caramel Fudge. Even for non-chocolate lovers, this delicious cup of frozen yogurt might just make you a chocoholic! Nookie Yogurt, PoMo, 1 Selegie Road #01-04, Singapore 188306 (Image: Nookie Yogurt’s Facebook page)
2. Adrift by David Myers
Celebrity chef David Myers starts the ball rolling with his first ever restaurant in Singapore, located at Marina Bay Sands. He joins the likes of other new celebrity chef openings slated to open this year such as Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen. Adrift showcases Chef David Myers’ ideas and inspirations from his travels brought to life with the various East-meets-West fusion dishes. Expect quirky variations of classics such as Caramel Popcorn with Togarashi and Foie Gras Bahn Mi. Adrift by David Myers, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue (Tower 2 Hotel Lobby), Singapore 018970 (Image: Adrift by David Myers)
3. Ginzawa
Replacing Sushi Kuu is the rebranded, Ginzawa. Led by Chef Donny Tan, Ginzawa serves up a completely new menu with new dishes and better prices. With a chic contemporary interior, they also have a special private room and dividers for a more intimate dining experience. Try this – Tokusen Hokkai Chirashi Don ($50 for a lunch set, pictured), 11 premium seafood ingredients over a bed of Japanese rice. This dish will also feature fresh seasonal seafood, from time to time. Ginzawa, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road #B1-06/07, Singapore 238871 (Image: Cheryl Chong)
4. Project Açaí
project acai
Located at Holland Village, Project Açaí has a simple concept of serving acai, a super-fruit known to have countless health benefits. Acai berries, for example, are known to enhance athletic performance and boost heart health. You can grab the smoothies and fruit bowls to go for a nice pick-me-up at any point in the day. Prices range from $6.80 to $13.50. Try their acai bowls (pictured) that are intricately plated and piled up with the freshest fruits. Project Açaí, 27 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277738 (Image: Project Açaí’s Facebook page)
5. The Clueless Goat
clueless goat
Opened by a duo that used to work at Penny University, this new addition joins the likes of other notable eateries along Thomson Road. With arguably the most pocket-friendly prices, a serving of Poached Eggs on toast will only cost you a mere $7. The Clueless Goat offers a comforting ambience to pair up with their unpretentious fare. Try this – Cremini Melt ($8), sourdough toast enveloping sautéed garlic butter cremini mushrooms, swiss cheese, caramelized onions and mustard. The Clueless Goat, 189 Thomson Rd, Singapore 307631 (Image: The Clueless Goat’s Facebook page)
6. Wilder
Yet another café opening, Wilder hopes to set itself apart with nice rustic interior and potted plants for a minimalist look. This halal café serves up a wide range of café fare from desserts to all-day breakfast items. Try this – Big Breakfast, a combination of salad, eggs, turkey bacon and potatoes – the full works. Wilder, 749 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198717 (Image: Wilder’s Facebook page)
7. The Snack Culture Company
Adopting the small plates culture and communal dining is the fresh new face at CT Hub, The Snack Culture Company. Besides serving up an affordable lunch time menu, where their items go for $8 each (3 for $20), they serve up an interesting 9 plate omakase degustation menu ($49/pax) on Friday and Saturday nights. The generous spread includes items such as Mini Korean Mandu in chilled Singapore Bak Kut Teh Consomme and Kaffir Tomato Capellini Pasta + Cantonese ‘Har Jeong’ Soft Shell Crab. The Snack Culture Company, CT Hub, 2 Kallang Avenue #01-07, Singapore 339407 (Image: The Snack Culture Company’s Facebook page)
8. ThePropertyCafé
property cafe
A first of its kind, ThePropertyCafe has a simple concept – serve good coffee with free real estate information. This café with a unique concept also serves homely cuisine to pair up with your drinks. Try their Chicken Curry with Tomato Rice ($5.80). This comfort food is fuss-free and delicious. ThePropertyCafe, Urban Lofts, 89 Rangoon Road #01-02, Singapore 218375 (Image: ThePropertyCafe’s Facebook page)
9. Chick And Ken
chick and ken
With a fun name like Chick And Ken, this newly opened restaurant joins the likes of other Korean Fried Chicken eateries that have been springing up over the past few months. Try their Ganjang Chicken (8 pieces for $15.90, 16 pieces for $29.90), rich in flavours and juicy on the inside. Put Chick And Ken on your meal agenda for the week! Chick And Ken, Raffles Park, 21 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049033 (Image: Chick And Ken’s Facebook page)
10. +39 Gelato Bar
+39 Gelato Bar
As the very first live gelato concept in Singapore, +39+ serves only fresh gelato that is made daily in store. Using no added flavourings, colours, preservative or chemical additives, they serve a wide range of flavours for you to choose from! Try this – Pistachio Gelato. Creamy and rich, this gelato is perfect for the sweltering heat here in Singapore. +39 Gelato Bar, 29 Circular Road, Singapore 049385 (Image: +39 Gelato Bar’s Facebook page)
11. Mischief
Mouth-watering American street food is served at this new bar and eatery at Esplanade Mall. Opened by celebrities, Daniel Ong, Michelle Chong and Cynthia Koh, the restaurant is the result of their joint passion for food. Try their Mischief Cubanos ($20) and Apple Pie Cocktail (pictured). This place is perfect to kick back with an unpretentious meal with your food kakis. Mischief, Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue #01-12, Singapore 039802 (Image: Mischief’s Facebook page)
12. Meat Smith
Meat Smith
Meat Smith, unlike its sister company Burnt Ends, is a contemporary American smokehouse that specialises in meat smoked with a fusion of international flavours. The restaurant offers meticulously smoked meat such as beef and pork at pocket-friendly prices. Try this – Brisket Sandwich ($10). Served daily, this simple but flavourful dish is smoked for 14 hours and cushioned between a white bread roll. Meat Smith, 167-169 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068620 (Image: Meat Smith’s Facebook page)
13. Paddy Hills
Paddy Hills
Officially opened on 3 March 2015, Paddy Hills serves a unique range of Japanese-Australian fusion food and also specialty coffee and alcohol selections. In the day, they serve freshly made pasta with other cafe fare, but at night, they transform into a swanky asian tapas restaurant that also serves a range of alcoholic drinks. Try this – Chick N' Egg ($18, pictured), tasty garlic fried rice topped with garlic chips is paired up with crisp chicken skin, juicy fried chicken bits and a perfectly cooked onsen egg. Paddy Hills, 38 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118164 (Image: Cheryl Chong)
Written by Cheryl Chong See Also: Find the best restaurants in Singapore Check out the eateries nearby you
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