New food finds this month
Take a shot at a lifestyle supply of chicken wings, tuck in at a spunky seafood spot, and more!
Sat by the banks of Robertson Quay, this trio of gastronomic concepts, comprising Publico Ristorante, the more casual Publico Deli and craft cocktail bar Marcello, transports you right to the al fresco pizzas of a charming Italian town. flame-licked meats like the Scottadito Grilled Lamb Cutlets, homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas, as well as all-day breakfast items like Avocado on Tuscan Toast and the namesake PUBLICO Burger.
Intercontinental Robertson Quay Singapore, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
NEXT: Kabuke →
Mind you, this contemporary Japanese sake gastrobar isn’t just any regular watering hole. The full-flavoured repertoire of contemporary Japanese cuisine – from Tuna Tataki (seared tuna lightly dressed in honey ponzu, pictured left) to Crispy Goma Goma Wings (sesame-flavoured chicken wings, pictured right) – is specifically paired with a top-quality sake. We’d clink glasses to that!
200A Telok Ayer St (Level 2), Singapore 068638
NEXT: Neuvo Cafe →
Can we just point out how Paya Lebar is Singapore’s up-and-coming it district? And this new kid on the block is yet another reason to visit. Fuel up with brunch faves like the Eggs Royale (pictured) or Japanese-inspired rice bowls like the Yakiniku Beef Striploin with Sous Vide Egg.
115 Eunos Ave 3, Singapore 409839
NEXT: Restaurant Ards →
What do you do when the cuisine you want to cook doesn’t even exist? For this pair of European-trained Singaporean chefs, the solution was to create it themselves. Hence Restaurant Ards – Asia, Roots, Distinct, Singular. Breathing new life into age-old Asian traditions, their 15-course Piquant Illustration menu goes from Ginseng Mantou and Tea Butter to Art of Beef, ending on a sweet, playful note with a course entitled “Our Childhood Memories”.
76 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089535
NEXT: Gu Cheng →
Who does it better: Singaporeans, or Malaysians? The friendly food war between us and our neighbors probably isn’t going to be resolved anytime soon, but Gu Cheng strikes a balance – Malaysian hawker fare catered to a local palate. Faves include the smoky Penang Fried Kuay Teow (pictured), and, riding on the wave of trending flavours in Singapore, the creamy Salted Egg Chicken.
#01-61, 462 Crawford Ln, Singapore 190462
NEXT: Minions Cafe →
One for the kids (and kids at heart): Say “Bello!” to the pop-up Minions Cafe. The entire menu is inspire by the characters and stories of the movie Despicable Me – think the Minion’s Great Escape Cream Stew, S’more and Minion’s Ice Cream (pictured) and more. Don’t leave without grabbing some exclusive Minions Cafe original goods, currently not available anywhere else in the world!
#03-23/24/25 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
NEXT: Sticky Wings →
Be warned: these juicy wings, fried to crispy perfection, are seriously addictive stuff. Good thing they’re offering the winner of the Sticky Wings Eating Contest a lifetime supply (!!!) of sticky wings – finish 30 half-cut wings in 3 minutes or less. Have we also mentioned that they’ve got burgers with Portugese donuts as buns?
#02-05 Westgate Mall, 3 Gateway Dr, Singapore 608532
NEXT: Bayswater Kitchen →
Seafood lover? So are the folks behind this dining concept, and they’ve certainly done their favourite food justice. Light starters like the Japanese Mackerel Tartare with Oyster Emulsion are cheeky teasers to the big boys like the Fisherman’s Feast (pictured), a deep skillet of linguine coated in a briny seafood sauce and topped with lobster, prawns, mussels and seasonal fish.
2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
NEXT: Publico →
By Pinky Chng, December 2017
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