Ready to dig in? We check out what’s new at Jewel Changi Airport on the food front – from the coolest restaurants to dessert shops and bars at!
Ever since Jewel Changi Airport opened in 2019, it’s been buzzing with activity (especially now that we can’t travel) and for good reason – Jewel is home to a whole host of great shopping, fun attractions (like Canopy Park’s slides and bouncy nets) and of course, food. While there are over 100 F&B options on offer, we shortlisted our top faves, including the first Singapore locations for some pretty popular global chains. Did you know many of them are open 24 hours?! There are always new restaurants opening at Jewel Changi Airport which keeps things fresh, stand by for Luke’s Lobster coming soon as well as newcomer rrooll serving sweet and savoury dough swirls!
Burger & Lobster is known for their signature lobster ($65), prime beef burger ($25) and star of the show, the lobster Original Roll ($40). There’s also something exclusive to Jewel for tourists to dabble in local flavours – the Sambal Glazed Lobster ($65), a mildly spicy fusion of dried shrimp, chilli and Asian spices. Live lobsters are flown in from Nova Scotia, Canada while the beef is from cattle ranchers in Nebraska, U.S.A.
This isn’t news of course, but we couldn’t pass up a mention of everyone’s fave Shake Shack! Serving up signature items including the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog, classic crinkle-cut fries, craft beer, wine and frozen custard ice-cream, this NYC Fine Casual (not fast food) chain is looking real swanky on the second floor of Jewel, complete with alfresco dining so you can enjoy your burger amongst the foliage.
Where: #01-219 to 222,
Shang Social by the Shangri-La Group, boasts three different spaces offering Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Sichuan cuisine. Look out for the Signature Pan Fried Bun with Pork ($5.80 each), Spicy Sichuan Chicken (pictured above), and the Red Garoupa fillet Soup with Pickled Peppers and Chinese Cabbage.
Where: #01-K209 (next to Arabica)
They may have just recently opened in Orchard (at the ground floor of Isetan Scotts to be exact!) but Luke’s Lobster already has plans to open their second branch at Jewel! Get ready to sink your teeth into delectable lobster, crab and shrimp rolls filled with sustainably sourced wild-caught seafood hailing from the USA and Canada. No exact opening date yet, so watch this space!
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Where: #B2-209 (open 24 hours!)
Ever since it ceased operations in Singapore back in 2003, A&W lovers here have been patiently waiting for a comeback – and what a comeback it’s been! Since Jewel opened its doors for preview week, the queue at A&W hasn’t stopped. Everyone’s trying to get their hands on the iconic A&W Root Beer (freshly made in-store daily, just like it was 100 years ago!), which is served in their signature ice-cold frosty mug. You can also sink your teeth into international favourites like the Mozza® Burger, Coney Dogs, Curly Fries, Waffle Ice Cream, Cream Cheese Burgers and Golden Aroma Chicken. A&W Jewel is MUIS Halal-certified.
Did you know that the famous Rumours Beach Club has its own Bali-inspired resto in Jewel? Rumours brought the same concept to Jewel Changi Airport with delicious F&B and a laid-back alfresco sitting area. Look forward to a fun and memorable experience much like the well-loved Bali outlet!
This fine dining concept by local food chain COLLINS offers European halal cuisine in a beautiful restaurant setting that’s perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Plus, its location in Jewel makes for a romantic post-dinner stroll around the vortex waterfall!
Well-known across the globe, Taiwan is a haven for creative and delicious street food! The fried chicken cutlet is arguably the king of Taiwanese street food, so newly-opened Devil Chicken has decided to stand out from the crowd with fried cutlets made of extraordinary thick chicken breast meat, with a thin yet amazingly crispy outer layer to complement its succulent meat.
Aloha Poke is located on the top floor near all of the Canopy Park activities! You make your own poke bowl and can choose tofu, cooked shrimp or mushrooms instead of raw tuna or salmon options, so it’s both kid- and vegetarian-friendly. Plus, they offer cauliflower rice as a base, which is rare!
Japanese Soba Noodles Tsuta is the world’s first Michelin-starred ramen joint. Founded by Chef Onishi Yuki, the name “Tsuta” is birthed from his conviction that ramen is a noodle dish that Japan can showcase to the world. Its signature dish continues to be the Shoyu Soba – ramen in soy-based broth and topped with truffle puree.
Casual Norwegian fast food chain Pink Fish has swum its way to our shores! Priding themselves on sustainable and environmentally responsible practices, Pink Fish brings us responsibly farmed Atlantic salmon creatively presented in salads, wraps, burgers, and soups. Even their packaging is compostable!
Hailing from Boston, USA, Emack & Bolio’s are considered the rockstars of the ice cream world with their badass ice cream flavours and oh-so-IG-worthy confections. They’ve got a whopping collection of 100 flavours, all made with ingredients of the highest quality (no dyes or milk from genetically hormone-induced cows!). One of their signature items is the Marsh “Mellow” Cone, which comes covered with Oreos, Rice Krispies and Froot Loops. Kids (and kids at heart) will go crazy for the ice cream pizzas, hand-made chocolates, homemade hot fudge sauce, smoothies, shakes, frozen yogurts, and sorbets… the list goes on, so go check it out for yourself!
Lavender Bakery is one of the must-visits when in Johor Bahru, so we’re super excited to know their artisanal bakes and pastries are now available here! Using Japanese and French pastry making techniques, the bakery creates premium quality desserts and baked goods.
Yun Nans is the largest casual dining restaurant chain from Yunnan, China, specialising in – you guessed it! – Yunnan cuisine. The Jewel Changi Airport outlet is its first overseas outpost since opening over 150 outlets in China! Using the freshest ingredients from the highlands of the Yunnan Province, Yun Nans offers specialities such as steamed pot chicken soup, braised wild porcini mushrooms, Yunnan rice noodles and handmade rose pastries.
We are HUGE fans of the doyenne of Singapore Peranakan cuisine, Violet Oon, so can’t wait to see what she has in store at VO, which will be the restaurant group’s largest outlet to date (at 3,800 square feet). Look forward to Nyonya classics like DIY Popiah platters and BBW delights from the live charcoal grill station. Need to grab some Singapore souvenirs? There’s also a retail section packed with beautifully packaged foodie gifts!
rrooll is the first to offer a swirl of both sweet and savory flavours rolled up in their signature soft and fluffy dough! Their roolls are free of preservatives and artificial flavours, using only the freshest ingredients paired with precise techniques to bring out the best combination of flavours, texture and aroma. Combining the freshest grade A cinnamon powder topped with our signature cream cheese frosting, their classic cinnamon roll will leave you craving for more. Other flavours include Japanese curry, Hawaiian and Cocoa Orange.
rrooll officially opens at on 18 January 2021, and will begin taking online pre-orders with delivery scheduled thrice weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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