New Eats This Month: January 2019

La Lola Churreria

Location: #01-27 The Central @ Clarke Quay, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059817) | Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm daily

The La Lola group is spearheaded by young and dynamic F&B entrepreneurs, who have expanded to 20 stores in the Philippines within two years. The group has chosen Singapore for its first overseas store, which is located at The Central @ Clarke Quay.

If you love your fried snacks (cholesterol be damned), then you’ll want to try their popular churros which are fried in olive oil. The menu also includes the local-inspired Pork Floss Churro with Cream Cheese Dip, and the Purple Yam Refresher ice blend topped with churros.

(Source: La Lola Churreria Facebook)

Pusheen Café

Location: 8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 9.30pm (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun), closing hours extended to 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays; Closed on Mondays

Pusheen, the chubby grey cartoon cat, is next in line to launch its very own themed cafe in Singapore. Located at Jalan Klapa, the cafe features pastel décor, complete with a character menu put together by Shirley Wong of LittleMissBento. Some of the adorable menu items include the Pusheen Purrfect Special Green Tea Buns and Pusheen Double Delight Fruitcake Burger topped with a character macaron.

(Source: Kumoya Cafe)

A Taste of Kyoto Gourmet Festival

Dates: 9 – 20 January 2019 | Location: Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297 | Time: 7pm – 10pm | For reservations: Call 6591 5089 or email

Treat yourself to some fresh Kyoto produce and seafood, at the two-part gourmet journey featuring Chef Yozo Ueda of two Michelin star restaurant Ankyu and Chef Akira Umehara of Sushidokoro MAN. The first part of the journey is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner (Kaiseki) featuring dishes such as Matsuba Crab and a Roasted Chestnuts Monaka Ice Cream Sandwich, while the second part will include grilled mackerel, kyoto beef, and hand-rolled sushi creations.

(Source: Capella Singapore Facebook)

NAMI x Osaka Cocina Nikkei

Dates:  21-27 January 2019 | Time: 6pm-10pm | Location: Shangri-La Hotel (22 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258350) | For reservations: Click here. | Price: $188++ per pax

Peruvian cuisine is not exactly common in Singapore, much less Nikkei cuisine – a fusion of distinct Peruvian flavours with sophisticated Japanese cooking techniques.

Osaka Cocina Nikkei, one of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2018, will make its debut in Singapore at NAMI Restaurant and Bar. Diners can expect a unique 7-course meal, complemented with Peruvian-inspired cocktails by Adam Bursik of Origin Bar.

(Source: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Facebook)

La Kopi Singapore

Dates: 25 – 27 January 2019 | Location: Singapore Expo Hall 5B | Time: 11am-9pm (25 & 26 Jan); 11am-7pm (27 Jan)

La Kopi Singapore makes its return this month, with more in store for coffee lovers. The annual coffee festival celebrates both the cafe (read: atas) and kopitiam versions of the popular beverage, with a curated range of vendors offering all types of coffee.

Enjoy a cuppa by local brewers such as Faye Sai – a third generation coffeemaker preserving Hainanese heritage through traditional Nanyang Coffee – or explore more modern versions from the region such as Bontain Coffee Japan, Artisan Roastery (Malaysia), Taster’s Coffee (Taiwan) and Homeground Coffee Roasters (Singapore).

(Source: Homeground Coffee Roasters Facebook)

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