A round-up of cool new eats to check out this month.
Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City #03-316, North Wing (Sky Garden), Singapore 038983 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm; 5.30pm – 10.30pm | Contact Number: 6560 0290
Osaka’s top Okonomiyaki restaurant Fugetsu has opened its first outlet in Singapore at Suntec City, with a new concept catered to those who love comfort food. Often referred to as Japanese-style pizza, Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake topped with egg, cabbage, sliced pork and lots of other good stuff. The term “Okonomiyaki” roughly translates to “what you like grilled”, so you can pretty much put whatever you like on top of the pancake. What makes Fugetsu’s Okonomiyaki special though, is its preparation process – cabbage is sliced differently depending on its moisture level, while the batter is slowly grilled over low heat for a soft, fluffy pancake that will have you craving for more.
(Source: Tsuruhashi Fugetsu Facebook)
Location: 10 Jurong East Street 12, Singapore 609690 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon to Thu); 11am – 10.30pm (Fri to Sun)
Helmed by the team behind Chicken Up (aka the place for Korean fried chicken in Singapore), Burger Monster is a Korean burger joint that serves a variety of well, burgers. They also have fried chicken and fish and chips on the menu, but if you want something really different, go for the Monster Burger. The 20cm burger is a hulking creation stuffed with meat, cheese, onions and tomatoes, sandwiched between two soft buns. Go on, you know you want to order it for the ‘gram.
(Source: Burger Monster Facebook)
Available at their booth at Raffles Xchange B1 (until 22 December 2017) and on Redmart.
Step aside Salted Egg Yolk, because the good people at F.East have come up with…wait for it…Hainanese Chicken Rice and Singapore Laksa (!) chips. Yes, they are worth a try (especially the Singapore Laksa flavour) and yes, they are currently sold out on Redmart – but you can try swinging by their Raffles Xchange booth to score a pack before they sell out.
Now, how about some Mee Pok-flavoured chips next?
(Source: F.EAST Facebook)
Neon Pigeon – Festive Menu
Location: 1 Keong Saik Road #01-03, Singapore 089109 | Opening Hours: 6pm – 12 am (Mon to Sat) | Contact Number: 6222 3623 | The festive menu is available from 18 – 30 December 2017, 6pm – 11.45pm.
If you’re looking to avoid Orchard Road during this busy festive season, check out the Keong Saik area for some cool dinner options instead. Modern Izakaya Neon Pigeon will be launching its Festive Menu this month, with three new creations to ring in the season.
The Pan Roasted Loin of Venison is served with sweet potato, red cabbage, mataike crumble and a shitake teriyaki sauce, while the Pate a choux is a crunchy pastry stuffed with chocolate-chestnut buttercreme and served with a matcha parfait. And to wash it all down? The Red Kurisumasu (that’s Christmas in Japanese, in case you were wondering) – a refreshing cocktail with red wine, cranberry reduction and hints of cinnamon. Now that’s what we call a Christmas feast.
(Source: Neon Pigeon)
九宫格火锅 (Jiu Gong Ge) – Seafood Platter
Location: 470 North Bridge Road, Bugis Cube #01-02, Singapore 188735 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2am (Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun); 11.30am – 2.30pm (Fri) | Contact Number: 63383405/68370993
We hope you’re not allergic to seafood, because hotpot restaurant Jiu Gong Ge has launched their Seafood Platter…and it’s huge. There are 4 different sets for the Seafood Platter, but each tray is stuffed with a variety of seafood – including prawns, clams, oysters and more. Jiu Gong Ge also has a 3D Rotating BBQ, which sounds gimmicky, but is admittedly still kind of cool (and efficient). Make a reservation before heading down though, unless you want to brave the long lines.
(Source: Jiu Gong Ge Facebook)
Location: 252 North Bridge Rd, Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-67, Singapore 179103 | Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm daily | Contact Number: 6337 2007
First Love Patisserie is known for their mille crepe, but they recently introduced a series of Baked Cheese Tarts – including a Durian Cheese Tart, which is quite the step up in flavour from their Durian Mille Crepe. If Durian is not your thing (because you either love it or hate it), go for their Oreo Mille Crepe instead.
(Source: First Love Patisserie Facebook)