New Bites: October 2014
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Get onboard October’s flight of 12 new restaurants, featuring renowned brands and local celebrities chiming into the food scene. Settle your taco cravings at Robertson Quay’s new Mexican street food joint, or hunt for authentic paella from the two newest Spanish establishments. Meanwhile, Teppei steps into town with its new takeout stall in Orchard. 1. Teppei Syokudo Value-for-money takeaway Chirashi-don by Teppei
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The fourth restaurant of the Teppei family, Teppei Syokudo is gaining hype at the Takashimaya food hall in lieu of their recent opening launch in late August this year. Serving crowd-favourites such as the Kaisendon ($16), they do not compensate on fresh seafood and ingredients, despite their reasonable pricing. Situated at a convenient location at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, you are able to get your fresh seafood fix without heading all the way down to their other outlets. Sashimi lovers will revel in the glory of affordable Chirashi Dons, courtesy of the Teppei group. Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road #B2 (Takashimaya Food Hall), Singapore 238873 Image credits: Peh Yi Wen 2. Superloco Loco-licious Mexican street food in Robertson Quay
If you’re a fan of Lucha Loco, you’ll need to add their sister outlet in Robertson Quay, Superloco, to your list. Besides the flagship’s signature dishes on the menu here, expect a good variety of Mexican street food like tacos, tuna tostadas and octopus ceviche with smoked paprika and squid ink. And of course, margaritas. We hear the Pineapple Southside is worth a try, if you’re in for a tangy cocktail. The Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay #01-13, Singapore 238252 Image credits: Superloco Facebook Page 3. FOC Hong Kong Street's Spanish gem
Hong Kong Street’s new kid on the block is already making waves with raves despite a mere two weeks of operation. Spanish tapas and cocktail joint FOC (meaning fire in Catalan and pronounced F-O-C) is headed by Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany from Barcelona, in collaboration with ex-Foodbar Dada chef Jordi Noguera and mixologist Dario Nocentini, previously from Catalunya. With a price range of $6 to $30, the menu consists of small plates including Cod fish puff fritters with green apple puree ($10/5pcs), heartier dishes like Black Mediterranean “Paella” with seafood and garlic mayonnaise ($22), as well as an FOC Chocolate Burger ($12) in the dessert section. 40 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059679 Image credits: FOC Facebook Page 4. Henri Charpentier French desserts with Japanese Finesse
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A celebrated French patisserie brand in Japan, Henri Charpentier is set to open its doors at Dempsey Hill on 9 Oct, sporting flushes of deep pink similar to its flagship store in Japan. Signatures at this dessert salon include Les Madeleines ($2.90 onwards) and Les Financiers ($2.90 onwards), air flown into Singapore from Japan, as well as Crepe Suzette ($22) – a star dish that ends with a live flambé performance. Here, an exclusive Singapore menu features five desserts inspired by the country’s flora, nightlife and even architecture. In case you were wondering, it’s not all desserts here. Mains include Ratatouille and Parmesan Cheese Tartine ($17) and Beef Bourguignon ($27). 9A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247698 Image credits: Henri Charpentier 5. SMØR Scandinavian open-faced sandwiches in the CBD
Brought to you by a pair of twin brothers, Smør is all about freshly prepared Scandinavian specialties with a selection of wholesome open-faced sandwiches. Generously layered with ingredients are cold picks like Smoked Norwegian Salmon or Swedish Herb-Roasted Beef Sirloin and Danish Butternut Pumpkin from the warm selection. Choose from a light ($6.90), regular ($12.90) or Viking ($17.90) meal, which comes with one, two or three made-to-order sandwiches respectively with a side salad. Takeaways are also available from the deli bar, with options like filtered coffee from Finland ($9.90/ 500gm), gluten-free jams ($14.30/jar) and cookies ($11.90/ box). One Raffles Place, #B1-23, Singapore 048616 Image credits: Smør 6. Juice Junkie Cold-pressed in Duxton
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One of the newest juice bars in Singapore, Juice Junkie, resides in Duxton and shares its premises with Cru Cycle, its sister gym that specializes in indoor spin classes. Priced between $10 to $15 per individual bottle, their cold pressed juices are grouped into Greens, Citrus and Roots with various flavour combinations that use ingredients such as kale, spinach, grapefruit, beetroot, lemon and mint. They’ve also got Nut Milks in vanilla and chocolate options, containing almond, Himalayan salt and agave. Pay $90 for a “6 pack” deal or opt for a 3 or 5 day juice cleanse, at $290 and $450 respectively – both exclusively available online. 68 Duxton Road #01-02, Singapore 089527 Image credits: Juice Junkie Facebook Page 7. Kanshoku Minimalist ramen joint in Buona Vista
Bearing a minimalist look, this new locally owned ramen shop located in The Metropolis of Buona Vista serves Hakata style ramen, with three basic choices available: Tonkotsu ($12.90), Shoyu ($12.90) and Spicy Tonkotsu ($13.90) with either charshu, pork belly, or both. Kanshoku means ‘to finish eating every last bit of your food’ in Japanese, and unlike most ramen shops, their dessert section includes tarts in flavours like yuzu lemon and pear almond. 9 North Buona Vista Drive #01-18, The Metropolis, Singapore 138588 Image credits: Kanshoku Facebook Page 8. The Milky Way Homemade Ice Cream Tanglin Halt’s newest ice cream joint
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Situated at Tanglin Halt Road, this new dessert and coffee joint is turning a few heads with their freshly-made coffee and homemade ice cream. Opened by ex-Campus Superstar contestant, Renfred Ng, he takes on the job as the in-house barista too. Inventive flavours such as – Sicilian Pistachio and Strawberry Cheesecake ($4) steals the spotlight here. With fragrant coffee coupled with smooth and sweet gelatos, this ice cream café gives off a laid-back spark, making a perfect spot for afternoon tea or after-meal desserts. Blk 48 Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142048 Image credits: The Milky Way’s Facebook Page 9. SET Affordable contemporary multi-set meals in Dhoby Ghaut
Wallet-friendly contemporary Asian-Western fusion restaurant, SET is perfect for family gatherings and dinner dates. With an option for a 5-course ($28.80++/pax) or 6-Course ($38.80++/pax) dinner SET meal, guests will be treated to a wide range of beautifully prepared and plated dishes that will be well worth the money. From cold dishes such as Huai San Carpaccio and Salmon Garvlax to soup dishes like Mushroom Veloute with Peanut Butter & Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Truffle and main courses such as Grilled Snapper with Salsa and Roasted Beef Tenderloin, guests will happily satisfied at the end of the meal. PoMo, 1 Selegie Road #01-02 & #02-01, Singapore 188306 Image credits: SET 10. The Mama Shop Celebrity-owned retro-themed café
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Local celebrity Felicia Chin steps into F&B with The Mama Shop, a retro-themed café that strives to bring back good old tradition, aptly located in one of Singapore’s Heritage Buildings – the Old Police Operational Headquarters at Pearl’s Hill. Serving up old-school coffee like Ipoh White Coffee instead of lattes and affogatos, expect familiar local desserts and other classics like Signature Chocolate Nutella Cake. Old Police Operational Headquarters, 195 Pearl Hill Terrace, Singapore 168976 Image credits: The Mama Shop’s Facebook Page 11. Southbridge Fresh Oyster bar in Boat Quay
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Oyster fans will flock to Southbridge because this oyster bar serves up a wide range of mouthwatering fresh oysters. The Umami, which is a play on Japanese flavours with a ponzu & yuzu sauce, and also Habana, which has a touch of the sand & sea, are part of the extensive menu. Other seafood dishes include Lobster Knuckle Rolls ($28) and Tuna Tataki ($18). They also offer an extensive liqueur and wine list for you to enjoy your oysters with. Rooftop, Level 5, 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868 Image credits: Southbridge’s Facebook Page 12. Terry's Singapore Les Amis’ latest Spanish venture in Orchard
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Good Spanish cuisine is a party of flavours manifested by skilled chefs and Terry's Singapore does just that at their newly opened restaurant at Shaw Centre. Situated in the heart of town, Terry’s promises a holistic dining experience with authentic Spanish dishes. Serving classic and well-loved dishes such as Bacalao Al Pil-Pil ($30), an Icelandic codfish fillet dish and their specialty paella, Chistorra De Pollo ($30-$48), they offer top-class Spanish cuisine that is flavourful and pleasing to the palette. Shaw Centre #02-10/11, 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868 Image credits: Terry’s Singapore Text by: Cheryl Chong & Peh Yi Wen Missed our past New Bites finds? September 2014 | August 2014 | July 2014 | June 2014 | May 2014 | April 2014 | March 2014 | February 2014 | January 2014 See Also: New restaurants to explore Find the best eats in town
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