New Bites - November 2013
Pinch us, we must be dreaming. Is it already November? The year is flying by faster than we can crack open a can of soda. But do so anyway, and sit back while we reveal some new eateries to add to your ever growing list. Hombre Cantina
Sitting right at home along the Singapore River at Boat Quay together with its food and beverage neighbours is Hombre Cantina, a Mexican-themed bar-eatery with a license to chill. Ordering is an easy 5 step process with some customizable joy. Their mix and match menu offers your usual Mexican suspects: Burritos, Soft Corn Tortilla Tacos and Rice Bowls. Skip the carbs if you wish or keep it authentic with some classic Black Beans. Meats include Pacific Dory, Braised Beef Brisket and Roast Chicken amongst others, which you can top off with a rustic slab of guacamole. Finish it off with Pineapple Chilli Salsa that comes highly recommended - and with reason too. If you can’t get enough of Hombre Cantina, return in the evening after 6pm for their bar snacks alongside a variety of Mexican beers and handcrafted cocktails. We hear churros will be in the mix soon. 53 Boat Quay, Singapore 049842, 6438 6708, Open Mon - Sat 11.30am – 12am. Spuds & Aprons
“Come Hungry, Leave Happy” is the motto of this new and spirited food joint, located at the top of the hill at Mount Faber, where scenic meets fantastic – food that is. Get high on their menu offerings, starring international and modern Asian cuisine. Must try’s include their Steakhouse cut fries served with a wickedly sinful lash of thick, hot gravy. And if that’s not enough, 6 types of cheeses as well. For more potato goodness, start with Chilli Crab in a Tux – a mash of chilli crab stuffed in golden potato skins – just as it conveniently resembles a hard-shelled ingot. Then, hit up the must try Tobiko Crusted Cod Fillet, topped with a more than generous amount of flying fish roe, served with green tea soba noodles and a citrusy tang of aged ponzu sauce. End your meal with a Jar of Happiness, which we would take most literally. What’s better than a jarring and sensational mix of shortbread biscuits, almond flakes, mixed berries, Ben & Jerry’s vanilla ice cream and warm berry compote? Well, possibly nothing. 109 Mount Faber, Singapore 099203, 6377 9688, Open Sun – Wed 9am – 11pm, Thu 9am – 12.30am, Fri & Sat & Eve of Public Holiday 9am – 2am. The Provision Shop
Go no further than designated heartlands like Everton Park, where gourmet delis like The Provision Shop have recently sprouted. Whilst sporting tables, chairs and cutlery from yesteryear, their menu takes a contemporary spin with pleasantly tasteful surprises in their thoughtfully put together dishes. Cool off in the relaxed and chatty atmosphere of the café with their Sea Salt Lemonade, which packs a delightful and refreshing punch against the day’s heat. Cherry Tomato lovers should most certainly dive into the Mini Caprese Salad, drizzled with a generous amount of balsamic reduction. And we hear their signature Reuben Sandwich is divine. Despite its slightly hefty price tag of $5 each, don’t leave without trying Belinda’s Pergois – traditional hot polish dumplings filled with a yummy mash of potatoes and ricotta cheese. Blk 3 Everton Park #01-79, Singapore 080003, 6225 9931, Open daily 11am – 9pm. Truffle Gourmet
The name of this restaurant wraps up their entire restaurant concept up nicely like a big red bow. Truffle Gourmet joins the trendy scene of Club Street, offering traditional and authentic Italian cuisine with that magical touch of sophistication – with truffle flavours of course. Unlike others, this luxury wine bar offers high quality ingredients from their own line of gourmet culinary products and wines. Some of which cannot be found anywhere else in Singapore, such as the White Truffle of Alba and San Maurizo, a speciality wine. On average, their prices aren’t out of this world and one can expect to pay about $20 for a dish, which range from $12 for truffle frits, to $50 for their world renowned truffle caviar. So truffle lovers, what are you waiting for? 49 Club Street, Singapore 069426, 6222 5996, Open Mon – Fri 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 12am, Sat 5.30pm – 12am. Wolf
New to the neighbourhood of Gemmill Lane in Club Street is Singapore’s first nose to tail restaurant, Wolf. Put simply, aside from your conventional steaks and fish in their selection of meats, the concept includes more offal options like head, tongue and heart that tease your adventurous guts, if any. Highlights from the menu include, Grilled Beef Hearts, Grilled Ox Tongue and Wood-Smoked Kurobuta Pork Chops. Then of course, this new brave soldier doesn’t stop here. “Specials of the day” are soon to come, featuring seasonal ingredients with even more unconventional cuts and parts. And possibly a jaw dropper to many – a nose to tail degustation menu that will take you through the entire animal through individual courses. Yikes or likes? 18 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069255, 6557 2224, Open Mon – Sat & Eve of Public Holidays 11.30am – 3pm and 6pm – 12am. -- In case you missed our previous 'New Bites' finds, here's a throwback to: New Bites - September 2013 New Bites - October 2013 Enjoy!
Written by Dudi Aureus and Peh Yi Wen See Also: Never get bored with the latest restaurants in Singapore Western favourites by our foodies
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