A round-up of cool new eats to check out this month.
Location: 617 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269718 | Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Fri); 10.30am – 10pm (Sat – Sun) | Contact Number: 6468 8940
The team behind frozen yogurt chain Sogurt has launched its first cafe and dessert bar at Bukit Timah, serving up comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches, savoury grain bowls, waffles and of course, froyo. Located along the stretch next to Coronation Plaza, KARA occupies the space that was previously the Sogurt flagship store.
Granted, there is no shortage of good food along Bukit Timah, but KARA is still a good option for an easy meal in the area. After all, what’s not to like about comforting cheese toasties and familiar rice bowls? Menu highlights include the Pork Belly Miso Bowl, Tempura Fish Kimchi Bowl and Charcoal Sesame Mochi Waffles. We hear they also have Teh Tahrik Soft Serve, which is the perfect way to end your meal, no?
Pork Belly Miso Bowl (Source: KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar Facebook)
Location: 237 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058786 | Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tue – Sat); 10am – 2.30pm (Sun); Closed on Mondays | Contact Number: 6924 9752
If you’re a fan of Taiwan’s famous night markets, FIVE TEN will have you craving for your favourite street food. The Taiwan-inspired restaurant bar offers classic comfort food, such as fried chicken, Taiwanese sausage and Braised Pork Rice (Lu Rou Fan). Most of the food and drinks are priced between $5 to $10, so this is the perfect place to treat yourself to a hearty meal, without burning a hole in your pocket (just in your arteries, maybe…just kidding).
Lu Rou Fan Bowl (Source: FIVE TEN Facebook)
Location: Eat At Seven, Suntec City Mall Tower One #03-10, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3.30pm; 5pm – 9.30pm daily | Contact Number: 6333 4386
The newly-opened Katsudon Hanakatsu at Suntec City specialises in – what else? – katsudon (deep fried pork or chicken cutlets on top of rice). Each bowl comes with a generous serving of pork or chicken cutlets, fried to crispy perfection and drizzled with a homemade ankake sauce. There are two options for rice – Nanatsuboshi Hokkaido Rice or the healthier multi-grain rice – which are both imported from Japan.
(Source: Katsudon Hanakatsu Facebook)
Locations: Far East Square #01-05; Savourworld, 2 Science Park Drive, #01-31, Singapore 118222 | Opening Hours: Varies by outlet. See here for details. | Contact Number: 9429 3886
Craving for Cha Yen (Thai Milk Tea), but no time to head to Bangkok for your fix? Cha Tra Mue has you covered, with their range of authentic Thai tea drinks.
The tea brand, which hails from Thailand (of course), has also recently launched tea-flavoured soft serve ice cream, which comes in Original Thai Tea, Milk Green Tea and Mixed.
(Source: Cha Tra Mue Singapore Facebook)
$2.40 each or $5.50 for 3. | Available at all PrimaDéli outlets from 25 August 2017.
If you love chocolate croissants, you’ll be pleased to know that PrimaDéli and Nestlé’s KIT KAT have teamed up to create the new PrimaDéli Chocolate Croissant, which has a KIT KAT wafer enveloped in light, buttery pastry. The initial launch saw all 10,000 Chocolate Croissants getting snapped up within a couple of hours, but thankfully, you can now get these babies at all PrimaDéli outlets in Singapore.
Available at all Chili’s outlets until 30 September 2017.
American restaurant chain Chili’s does some killer burgers, so it’s no surprise that they have launched a limited edition menu centred around America’s favourite sandwich. The new Art Of The Burger menu features five different creations, ranging from a hearty Pico Pork Pickles Burger to a succulent Pork Pineapple and Passion Burger. Still want more? Whet your appetite with Chili’s new appetizers, such as the Chicken-Loaded Crispy Corn Masa Fries. The menu is available until 30 September 2017, across all Chili’s outlets.
(Source: Chili’s Singapore Facebook)
From $9.50 per pack | Available at all major supermarkets and on RedMart.
Ever since that fateful year when Salted Egg Chips became a thing, the trend has only become more popular around here (arteries and diets be damned). If you want to take things to the next level, Knorr’s new Golden Salted Egg Yolk Powder is the perfect base for all your creations. The flavoured powder is made with real egg yolks and can be used in a variety of recipes, such as Liu Sha Bao (Salted Egg Custard Buns) and Salted Egg Chicken Nuggets. Tempted? See here for more recipes.
Dates: 8 – 10 September 2017 | Time: 12pm – 9pm | Location: Royal Thai Embassy, 370 Orchard Road, Singapore 238870 | Admission: Free
Hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy, The Finest Thai will bring the best Thai brands to Singapore for a three-day festival of food, fashion and fun. With 6 experiential zones centred around shopping, food and other interactive activities, you’ll be able to get your Bangkok fix right in the heart of Orchard Road.
The popular After You Dessert Cafe will also be at the festival, with menu highlights like Durian Kakigori (in honour of Singapore, of course) and their popular Shibuya Honey Toast.
Milo Toast by After You Dessert Cafe (Source: After You Facebook)
Dates: 21 – 24 September 2017 | Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 | Admission: Tickets are priced between $22 -to$98.
A collaboration between Resorts World Sentosa and SAVOUR, the inaugural GREAT Food Festival will bring together some of the best and brightest in the international culinary scene. Besides signature dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants, the festival will also feature over 300 delectable desserts for sampling. Culinary personalities like Chris Thé of Black Star Pastry (aka the creators of the Insta-famous Strawberry Watermelon Cake) and Michael Michaelidis of Joël Robuchon Singapore will also be at the festival.
Strawberry Watermelon Cake by Black Star Pastry (Source: Black Star Pastry Facebook)