We’ve got the lowdown on all the hottest new restaurants in Singapore this month, mama!
Need a quick shot of inspiration for a night out on the town (no kids, that is)? Here’s our pick of the hottest new restaurants and bars in Singapore, condensed and served up in tasty bite-sized pieces just for you. Look forward to a healthy kid-friendly cafe near Dempsey, a new Japanese sashimi, and robatayaki spot, healthy grain bowls in HV, and the Editor’s Pick of the best ceviche in Singapore (served with alcoholic slushies!).
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Sluviche is one of the newest restaurants to grace the ever trendy Keong Saik Rd. It’s hidden away on the second level of a shophouse so you won’t see it from the street. But you should go and seek it out. We were seriously impressed with the fresh ceviche here! Scallop ceviche ($25) of juicy sweet scallops, chilli and pops of ikura was a favourite, then try the Tuna ($23) with avocado cream and sesame seeds, next the Shrimp ($22) fat red prawns cut with sherry vinegar and pepped up with tiny cubes of celery. All ceviches come with sourdough bread unusually – something a little heavier to line your stomach with for the dangerously good slushies of Pisco Sour ($15) or Pisco Punch with Pisco, pineapple and lime. Grab your girlfriends, and go now!
Sluviche, 17A Keong Saik Road, Tel: (+65) 6224 0212, www,facebook.com/sluviche
Superfudo is crashing in on the healthy bowl brigade with their chilled dine-in café set up, wedged in Lorong Liput in Holland Village – a small road making a bit of a name for itself on the fitness and health scene with Freedom Yoga, Ritual Gym, Acai Bowl and now Superfudo all hailing a healthier lifestyle. Superfudo offers a wide choice of pre-cooked sous-vide meats from steak to lamb as well as prawns, perch or salmon all sealed in their BPA free vacuum bags. Choose your carb from Japanese sweet potato to multi grain rice, your veggies from spinach, cauliflower and mushrooms to kimchi, plus toppings of nuts, seeds and onsen egg among others. Prices are reasonable at $11 for a Veg Lite dish (1 base, 3 veg and 2 toppings) all the way up to the priciest option the Protein Rich ($21) of 1 base, 2 meat, 2 veg and 2 toppings. Espresso is currently free (cray-cray right?) or plump for a green tea latte ($6).
Superfudo, 15 Lorong Liput, Holland Village, Singapore, www.superfudo.com
Carrotsticks & Cravings cafe at Loewen Gardens is the healthy café we have all been wishing for. One that serves up almond milk flat whites and turmeric lattes without batting their eyelids. Their healthy, refined sugar-free dishes are a hit, from Smashed Avo, Feta and Dukkah on sourdough toast ($16) to Acai Bowls ($14) and the highly Instagrammable Ricotta and Fig on Sourdough with Chai Granola ($17). Plus there’s lots of gluten free and dairy free dishes, a cute kids’ menu and a trampoline on site too. Read more about Carrotsticks & Cravings here.
Carrotsticks & Cravings, 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845 Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845, www.carrotsticksandcravings.com/cafe-and-cooking-school
Quayside at Robertson Quay is looking lively people! InterContinental has just opened and with it a glittering cast of new restaurants that join the already busy riverside location. Publico Deli is the InterContinental’s new deli, helmed by Italian Executive Chef Marco Turrati, styled after an Italian city sidewalk café. They do breakfast from a bright and early 630am with coffee by Local coffee roasters, Liberty Coffee, alongside dishes of Tostada Catalana (grated fresh tomato & cured Pata Negra on sourdough) and Mediterranean Scramble (scrambled egg whites, Mediterranean-spiced yoghurt marinated chicken breast) plus mains of paninis, salads and the Publico burger. By night the deli changes to a Dessert Café for Tiramisu pots, Profiteroles and a variety of Tortas and Crostatas alongside Italian bar, Marcello at the back.
Marcello, is the upmarket neighbourhood Italian bar on the ground of InterContinental. Renowned Italian bartender Cristiano Beretta, is at the helm, serving up the region’s largest collection of Italian Amari ($14-$35) alongside craft cocktails, such as the Amalfi Sour ($25) of homemade limoncello, amaro, citrus and egg white, the Smoked Black Olive Negroni ($20) of gin, campari, Italian vermouth and smoked black olives or the Little Italy ($20) made with rye, and Italian vermouth. Sophisticated bar bites accompany the sexy drinks: Popcorn Shrimp ($11) with sriracha mayo, Charred Octopus ($14) and Truffle Arancini ($12).
Marcello, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Road, Level 1, www.publico.sg
Sophisticated hotel restaurant Racines serves a split menu of French classic dishes and Chinese cuisine cooked by two separarate teams of chefs in the smart kitchen on show at the back. From the French side, dishes stay to their French roots (hence the name; Racines meaning roots) with signatures of Grenouille – Frog Legs served with pink garlic, parsley, and wild mushroom emulsion; or the highly recommended rich umami flavours of the Traditional Lobster Bisque with Coral Oil, Basil Ravioli and Micro Cress. The Chinese kitchen serves up their rendition of frogs legs – Stir-Fried Spicy Szechuan Style Frog Legs (a massive portion good for 2 at $58) or other classics like Sweet & Sour Kurobuta Pork, Singapore Style Sri Lankan Black Pepper Crab and Nyonya Style Stir-Fried Calamari. Desserts swing from French (Mousse Au Chocolat) to Asian (Racines’ Mango Sticky Rice). Service is of note and they do a three-course executive express lunch at $38 (including coffee/tea) for the suited and booted.
Racines, 9 Wallich Street, Sofitel Singapore City Centre Singapore 078885, Tel: (+65) 6428 5000, www.sofitel-singapore-citycentre.com
New York chain Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, founded by Wolfgang Zwiener, makes its first forage into Asia with their ninth overseas outlet within the newly opened InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. This swanky steakhouse restaurant is all deep reds and burgundy, leather chairs and booths with a mahogany bar and imported Italian chandeliers. The signature is the USDA Prime Angus beef, dry aged in their proprietary aging room in house for approximately 28 days. The Porterhouse Steak for 2 comes in at $185 or there is the Rib Eye Steak ($118) and our personal favourite the Lamb Chops ($99). Sides are extra – take a deep breath and order their German Potatoes ($22) alongside other gourmet sides like Lobster Mac n Cheese ($25). Lunch sees a lighter menu from Wolfgang’s Steak Sandwich ($30) to The Taste of New York meal at $58, which includes striploin, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and a sampling of the NY cheesecake.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road, InterContinental Hotel, Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909, Tel: (+65) 6887 5885, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.sg
Kyuu by Shunsui sources ingredients for their sashimi and robatayaki from Japan twice a week. The menu features ten courses – from fresh sashimi to dishes grilled over hot charcoal a la minute. Dishes include Fresh Fig with Sumiso and homemade Sesame Tofu and Egg Plant with sweet soy sauce, Japanese Yam Potato with yuzu pepper and cauliflower puree. Up next various sashimi and from the robatayaki grill Tuna Belly with truffle ponzu sauce, King Crab with vinegar and sudachi lime, and juicy Kagoshima A4 Wagyu Beef with red miso fond de veau. There is also an a la carte menu featuring bar bites, available from 9pm to 1am.
Kyuu by Shunsui, 29 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089136, www.facebook.com/kyuubyshunsui
Savourworld is the new 60,000 sq. ft. enclave of restaurants and bars at Science Park opposite NUH. If you are in the neighbourhood weekdays pop in for lunch at one of the many food spots from Modus offering quinoa bowls, to Tokyo Joe offering rice bowls. Spruce is there with Tex-Mex, Wildfire for burgers, Chinese Noodle Bar by Blue Lotus for noodles, Garçons Nosh for affordable French cuisine and Ottoman Kebab & Grill for Middle eastern fare, plus Licktionary for ice-creams – all washed down with craft beers from The Good Beer Company and wines from Blotto Bottles. By night, they promise live bands and DJs but it is pretty quiet on the weekends by day and Sunday sees some of the venues closed.
Savourworld, 2 Science Park Drive, Tel: (+65) 6265 0992, www.savourworld.com