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This month, lovers of Japanese food are in for a treat with three new restaurants offering sushi and other authentic Japanese fare: Sushiro, Japan’s largest conveyer belt sushi joint, Noka by Open Farm Community, and KOMO at MBS. Other new restaurants to add to your must-try list include the monochromatic Preludio, kid-friendly Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough at Loewen Gardens, and Restaurant Beurre. Plus scroll down to see how to dine at many fab restos in SG with exclusive incentives….
Read more: New Restaurants Open Last Month
Sushiro — Affordable Japanese conveyor belt sushi
Hugely popular Japanese kaiten (conveyer belt sushi) Sushiro opens its very first outlet in Singapore! Sushiro’s entrance into Singapore is big news: they are the largest kaiten chain in Japan with 530 outlets. Sushiro offers over 100 types of sushi and sides with seafood imported from Japan. Prices are super affordable starting from as low as $2.20 per plate. Your kids are going to go crazy for this place — how exciting is it seeing your food in little plates whizzing across this huge restaurant on conveyor belts? We were impressed with the technology, which includes a fast lane for special orders and microchips underneath the plates to return them to the kitchen if they’ve travelled more than 350 meters to ensure freshness. Hits include the Sweet shrimp ($2.20), Triple Salmon sampler ($3.20), and Baby scallop ($3.20) while smaller kids will enjoy cooked versions like Fried Shrimp & Avocado Roll ($2.20), Miso with clams ($2.20), and Tempura from $3.80. Don’t miss the Mille crepe with strawberries and ice cream for dessert! Expect huge queues so book ahead with the Sushiro app.
Sushiro, 302 Tiong Bahru Road, #02-118 Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732, www.facebook.com/SushiroSingapore
Restaurant Beurre — Butter-inspired sharing plates
Restaurant Beurre (beurre meaning “butter” in French) serves innovative sharing plates with French influences. Butter features prominently in many of the mains, with the 10-day Butter-aged Angus Ribeye (350 grams $68) being a star dish. The twice-aged hunky ribeye is first drenched in butter before it is left to age for ten days, then grilled for a crusty exterior and buttery, tender meat inside. Other highlights include the Tomato with Burrata ($13), the Salmon Tacos ($17) – a dish just begging for the IG crowd to get their cameras out thanks to the splattering of dragon fruit aioli, and the Wagyu Chuck (130grams) served with onion brown butter truffle mousseline. Lunch offers a few wallet-friendly rice bowls from $14, plus a a la carte dishes, but for the full spread check them out for dinner.
Restaurant Beurre, 23 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089837, Tel: (+65) 9660 0597, www.restaurantbeurre.com
Preludio — Black & White Fine dining
Chef Fernando Arévalo’s new summer menu at Preludio continues the current monochrome chapter with inspiring new dishes at this much recommended fine dining restaurant that is great for special occasions. The monochrome theme translates to a gastronomical adventure into how far delicious food can be served in black and white with highlights being the Deadliest Catch: fresh-picked Alaskan king crab on breadcrumbs and grilled piquillo pepper, served with avocado mousse, corn sorbet, caviar, coconut jelly, as well as the House-made foie gras terrine with coffee kombucha glaze, and popping candy! This spot is worth seeking out if you have a celebration or a date to impress!
Preludio, 182 Cecil Street, Frasers Tower #03-01/02, Singapore 069547, www,preludio.sg
Noka — Japanese with Rooftop Vegetable Garden
Noka by Open Farm Community is perched on the rooftop of tech mall Funan. At Noka there is a focus on fresh local produce and ethically sourced ingredients from Japan and Southeast Asia. Their unique rooftop urban farm grows over 50 types of fruits, vegetables and herbs pesticide-free which are incorporated into the Japanese fare. The a la carte menu offers everything from sushi and sashimi, to a fine dining multiple-course Omakase experience at $150. We love the look of the kids’ meals ($18) for Fish & chips or a kids’ sushi set without raw fish. The lunch set consists of three courses at $45 for a choice of salad, followed by Sushi Moriawase or Bara Chirashi followed by dessert.
Noka, 109 North Bridge Road, Funan Mall #07-38/39, Singapore 179097, Tel: (+65) 6877 4878, www.noka.sg
Baker & Cook + Plank Sourdough Pizza — Kid-Friendly Dining with playground
We love a good kid-friendly resto and the newest Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza spot at Loewen has to be one of our favourite cafés to take the kids. We were the first to break the news of their new playground space complete with swings and soccer nets (see pics & read more here) where you can watch kids directly from your table through floor-to-ceiling glass windows! And now we can happily report that the food is some of the best from the brand that we have tried yet. Expect your usual Baker & Cook sandwiches as well as Plank Sourdough pizza favourites with exciting new additions! This branch does kid-friendly smaller pizzas served on planks (half the size, half the price) as well as breakfast creations like Turkish Eggs with Whipped Yoghurt ($20), the delicious Corn Fritters with chilli jam and bacon ($16), and lunch dishes like Barramundi en Papillote with Hot and Sour Broth ($28) and Vegan Blackened Corn Barley Risotto ($25).
Baker & Cook and Plank Sourdough Pizza at Dempsey, near Core Collective, at 30C Loewen Road Singapore 248839, www.bakerandcook.biz
Mpire — Lunch Deals & Western fusion
Mpire is a new restaurant on Amoy Street offering Western cuisine with Asian elements. This is the spot to head to if you are after a wallet-friendly deal for lunch. Their lunch set is super affordable at $18 for a soup, a choice of any pasta (their Garlic Shrimp Linguine priced at $18 normally, gets rave reviews) or burger (choose between a few types including Slow Roasted Pulled Pork or Classic Beef) plus a coffee or tea. How’s that for a deal? Other dishes on their à la carte menu include the Crab Croquettes ($12), Battered Halibut and chips ($20) and the fork tender Beef Cheek Burgundy with carrots and pickled onion ($28). For dessert, Chocolate Crumble ($8) with berries and espresso croquant ice cream (pictured above) or Red Wine Poached Pear with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
El Mero Mero — Mexican
El Mero Mero at CHIJMES (right behind Señor Taco) has had a refurb, and as well as refreshed decor, sports botanas (Mexican small plates) showcasing traditional flavours and current new Mexican trends. Look out for Baja Fish – battered fish wrapped in a flour taco with pico de gallo, an inventive Corn Sampler featuring charred baby corn and Huitlacoche donuts made from a special corn fungus aka Mexican truffle, and Hamachi and Coconut Ceviche served in a coconut. It would be rude not to order up a mezcal-based cocktail to go with your meal – try the El Mero Mero with orange-infused mezcal ($18) and finish off with the delicious Tequila Pecan Pie.
El Mero Mero, 30 Victoria St, #01-20 Chijmes, Singapore 187996, www.elmeromero.sg
KOMA — Theatrically designed Japanese restaurant
KOMA is the latest showstopper restaurant at Marina Bay Sands. They don’t do things in half measures so expect a jaw dropping décor of red torri gates inspired by Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, traditional Japanese foot bridges and reflecting pools at this 230-seat restaurant, bar and lounge. On the menu: sushi, robata and over 30 types of sake from Japan.
KOMA, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 8690, www.KOMAsingapore.com
Seriously Keto — Low carb, gluten-free and zero sugar treats
Seriously Keto fans you can now visit an actual shop to get your keto treats as the previously solely online ketogenic bakery has opened a shop on Seah Street. Serioulsy Keto uses Swerve, a sugar substitute made erythritol and oligosaccharides so does not affect blood sugar or insulin levels, (also great news for diabetics!). Look out for keto-friendly desserts (hello, double chocolate chip cookies!), Ketospreads, as well as new savoury items from garlic pretzels to ricotta spinach quiche and rosemary loafs.
Seriously Keto, 2 Seah Street, Singapore 188388, www.seriouslyketo.com
In other foodie news
- Hungry in Singapore, the book offering dining privileges (like buy a main dish to receive the second one complimentary) has just launched their latest yearly edition and it’s their best yet! The book features 35 of Singapore’s hottest venues including Michelin restaurant Garibaldi, The Tippling Club, Nox Dine in the Dark, Blu Kouzina and Common Man.
Sassy Mama readers can get 20% off by quoting hungryandsassy20 when you buy the book or ebook (from $55) online here. www.theasiacollective.com/the-ultimate-singapore-dining-guide