A round-up of cool new eats to check out this month.
Location: The Work Project Downtown, Downtown Gallery #04-09, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809 | Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon to Sat)
If you’ve been to the original Omotesando Koffee in Japan, you’ll know that the brand is as hipster as it gets. Subtle signage, a hidden location and hipster baristas? Yup, Omotesando Koffee checks all the boxes and actually has good coffee too. While the newly-opened outlet in Singapore may not be as Instaworthy as its Tokyo counterpart, the coffee is still as good. The menu is quite basic (don’t expect any over-the-top Matcha Floats and whatnot, because that would be blasphemous to the coffee connoisseurs at Omotesando Koffee yo), but the Iced Mocha will definitely hit the spot on a hot day.
(Source: Downtown Gallery)
Location: ION Orchard #B4-34, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801 | Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily) | Contact Number: 6759 0988
If you’re a fan of Korean street food and/or fishcakes, you’ll be pleased to know that Samjin Amook now has a store in Singapore. The brand, which hails from Korea (of course), is best known for their handmade Busan fishcakes, which come in 40 different varieties – such as the Cheese Amook Croquette (one of their bestsellers, we hear), Goblin’s Mace (fishcake covered with fried potatoes and stuffed with sausage) and Bacon Roll (fishcake wrapped in bacon).
(Source: Samjin Amook Singapore)
Location: Kumoya Cafe, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun); 12pm – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat) | The pop-up cafe runs from 5 October to 31 December 2017.
Character cafes may not be a new concept around here, but you have to admit that the cute dishes still make you want to whip out your phones almost immediately. The latest character in the spotlight is Miffy, a somewhat expressionless but strangely charming bunny. The Miffy pop-up cafe, which is a collaboration between Japanese-French cafe Kumoya and food artist Shirley Wong (better known as @littlemissbento), will feature a menu of Miffy-themed dishes and drinks – including waffles and chicken, burgers, Shibuya toast and parfaits. Go on, you know you want to check it out.
(Source: @littlemissbento Instagram)
Location: Wilby Central #01-03, 15 Queen Street, Singapore 188537 (Other locations here.)| Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm daily (Wilby Central outlet) | Contact Number: 6703 8703 | The Nonya loaf is available daily at all outlets, while stocks last.
After making waves last year with their Matcha Salted Egg Croissant, Boulangerie Asanoya is back with yet another Singapore-inspired recipe. The soft Pandan-flavoured Nonya Loaf is an updated take on our iconic Pandan Chiffon Cake, with hints of Gula Melaka and sweet potato for a unique blend of local flavours. Oh, and have we mentioned the sweet Pandan Crumble sprinkled on top of the loaf? Sorry Pandan Chiffon Cake, we’ve just found something we loaf more than you (pun intended, yes).
(Source: Asanoya Bakery Singapore Facebook)
Location: One Raffles Place, One Raffles Place Tower 1 #B1-04/05, Singapore 048616 | Opening Hours: 7.30am – 8pm (Mon to Fri); 9am – 3.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Contact Number: 6438 5730
Kraftwich by Swissbake has been around for sometime, but they’ve recently launched two limited edition menu items krafted (hur hur geddit geddit?) by MasterChef Asia Finalist Chef Lennard Yeong.
The Roast Beef Kraftwich with demi-glace dip is a monster sandwich packed with juicy beef slices, cheese and a rich flavourful sauce, while the Oven-Baked Chicken Kraftwich with Thai Green Curry Dip is a unique take on bread dipped in curry chicken. The sandwiches (sorry, Kraftwiches we mean) will be available until December this year, while stocks last.
(Source: Kraftwichsg Facebook)
Location: 120 Desker Road Singapore 209639 | Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun); 12pm – 11.30pm (Fri & Sat) | Contact Number: 6291 6996
Going vegetarian can sometimes lead to awkward social situations (especially among foodie friends), but thank goodness for restaurants that have special menus designed for vegetarians. CreatureS (don’t ask about that uppercase S, we don’t know either) is a quaint restaurant located at Desker Road, which incidentally used to be one of Singapore’s oldest red light districts. That’s not to say that the restaurant is seedy though – in fact, its classy interior and Asian-fusion dishes are anything but. New vegetarian mains on the menu include the Halloumi Harvest Burger, Truffle Mac and Quattro Formaggi and Kyoto-Desker Cold Tofu.
(Source: CreatureS Facebook)