Here’s a round-up of 9 new eats in the months of May and June. The food in this list comprise traditional Sichuan-style dishes and artisan noodles, creative instaworthy dim sums, reimagined local and regional favourites and an exotic gastronomical experience all the way from the Spanish Basque Country. Look no further for your next few dinner appointments!
Savour 100% authentic history and flavour in a bowl of Chuan Hung’s earnestly custom-made Mian Yang rice noodles. Braised beef noodles is not just about the flavour and quality of meat for the team at Chuan Hung; excessive time and effort have been put into recreating true-to-origin Mian Yang rice noodles from Sichuan and the resultant noodles is a perfect match for their home-made chilli and three special soup broths. Choose between the signature red broth and the clear variant if you’re not too spice-friendly or have a go at the deceptively clear soup infused with vine pepper. Whichever you choose, prepare yourself for some historically succulent noodles.
51 Telok Ayer St #01-01
Tel: 9755 1058
MIN JIANG AT DEMPSEY
Min Jiang migrates, like fish in the shift of seasons, to their new location on Dempsey Hill this year with a new menu to tickle your taste buds. Enjoy creatively moulded dim sum: stingray-shaped, Crabmeat, Prawn and Vegetable Dumpling and Fried Glutinous Rice ‘Golden Pumpkin’ or throw back to tradition with the expertly crafted Heritage Treasures Platter. Not feeling any dim sum? Devour the Legendary Wood-Fired Beijing Duck with its 8 accompanying condiments and homemade crepes. And it’s not just all about the food; the traditionally modern interior of the dining halls provides a setting that’s fit for all occasions.
7A and 7B Dempsey Road
Tel: 6774 0122
PARADISE DYNASTY AT SUNTEC CITY
If you love brown sugar and Xiao Long Bao, you will love Paradise Dynasty’s latest addition to their Xiao Long Bao family: The Brown Sugar Lava Xiao Long Bao. Taking its cue from the rapid wind-sweep of the brown sugar wave, Paradise Dynasty’s new Xiao Long Bao has been appropriately painted brown. While the menu features the same timeless signatures, these little bundles of brown sugar happiness are exclusive to the new outlet at Suntec City Mall. Limited to the first 100 baskets per day until 30 June 2019, share a photograph to either Facebook or Instagram to receive a basket of 5, on the house! Only one redemption per table per bill.
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #B1-110
Tel: 6336 4048
SUN WITH MOON
Sun with Moon Japanese Dining and Café launches a new grand menu this May, in line with their 14th anniversary in Singapore. Line your tummies with the Kaisen Yukke ($13.80), a dish with fresh diced salmon, tuna and yellowtail sashimi in a sweet-spicy soy sauce marinade capped with a soft-boiled egg, all wrapped in seaweed. Or dive right into the mains with the Sun-style Fish & Chips ($14.80), which delivers a crispy deep-fried horse-mackerel and salmon. Tuna lovers rejoice with the Maguro Rare Grill ($12.80). If a set is what you’re looking for, you don’t want to miss out on the all-new nabemono dish, the Premium Kaisen Mix Nabe Set ($34.80), complete with snow crab legs, salmon, scallops, prawns, squid and vegetable swimming in your choice of four soups. The rest of the menu is nothing to overlook too, so grab a pal and share some dishes!
501 Orchard Road #03-15
Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Tel: 6733 6636
BASQUE KITCHEN BY AITOR
If you are not familiar with the Basque Country, fret not. Basque Kitchen by Aitor is here to shed light on the rustic fare of the little community on the Bay of Biscay. Take a jab at Chef Aitor’s signature dish, the Txuleta, an eight-year-old cut of Angus beef delicately grilled over natural charcoal and Binchotan; indulge in the classic pil pil sauce of a lusciously grilled Turbot, or savour the scrupulously prepared Oxtail Bomba Rice inspired by Japanese gyudon but with a modern Basque spin. The Basque Country is neither Spain nor France, but it is home to over 20 Michelin-starred restaurants and Basque Kitchen by Aitor is sure to take you on a gastronomic vacation to the beautiful coastal countryside. Set lunches begin at $38++, dinners at $85++.
97 Amoy Street
Tel: 6224 2232
VIOLET OON SINGAPORE AT JEWEL
If you’ve ever wondered what Singapore cuisine is like – yes, it’s more than chicken rice – then Violet Oon Singapore is where you can find the local delicacies and favourites. All under one roof. In their newest, largest dining space yet, Violet Oon Singapore presents a Jewel-exclusive DIY Nyonya Poh Piah set ($58) that allows customers to assemble 6 pieces of Poh Piah in any combination – with more than 12 fillings to pick from including bright, fresh steam prawns, fragrant bamboo shoots and finely pounded dried sole fish for a burst of flavour; a vegetarian option is also available at $56. Other local offerings see the restaurant tipping its hat in recognition of Singapore’s affection for the barbecue grill with the Ayam Panggang Katong ($16/$25). Vegan Satay Lilit ($16), and the all-time favourite Eggplant with Sambal ($13). Regulars need not worry, the favourites from the usual menu have gone nowhere. Violet Oon Singapore at Jewel brings the heritage of Singapore tastes to tourists – both native and foreign alike.
78 Airport Blvd, Jewel Changi Airport #01-205/206
Tel: 9834 9935
JYPSY inaugurates a new lunch menu focused on alleviating the rush of the lunch crowd. Now exclusively for lunch, enjoy a hearty mix of grain and protein with the new JYPSY Chirashi bowls: take a snap at the Tempura Snapper Chirashi ($16++), featuring a light tempura batter and flying fish roe, or indulge in the JYPSY Cali Chirashi ($18++) which boasts pickled crab with zesty yuzu pepper, dried sakura shrimp and creamy avocado. Feeling light? Take a gander at the Katsu Sando – fluffy white Japanese bread that can be paired with your choice of Katsu chicken ($16++) or Iberico pork cutlet ($18++). For 8 or more in a group, you have the added option of the JYPSY set lunch ($38++/pax): sharing appetisers including the emblematic Nest of Fries (JYPSY’s ode to the traditional Kakiage dish of chopped tempura vegetables) to get the ball rolling before a choice of one of the 5 mouth-watering Japanese mains. The new lunch menu is now available from 11.30am – 4pm, so there’s plenty of time for famished lunch crowds. Wander in today!
38 Martin Road, Singapore 239072
Tel: 8188 6177
Beginning in April, The Sampan at Boat Quay rows out its new menu. Curated to appease gastrophiles of regional cuisines, the newly overhauled menu aims to refresh the senses of the busy worker through a medley of rich Asian flavours. Expect to see familiar favourites from the region over: Japanese, Indonesian, South Indian, Cantonese, Malaysian and Singaporean. Undock your boat and begin with the Half-Shell Japanese Scallops with homemade Laksa Leaves Pesto, a seasoned harmony of seafood and green flavours. Pick from a range of salads inspired by regional tastes – shout-out to the salty anchovies in the Malay Mixed Salad, because who doesn’t love a little salt? Also, you simply cannot pass up on the Indonesian Mee Goreng and Soto Madura, The Sampan’s humble homage to the robust spice-laden flavours of Indonesia. Go with a full sampan and empty belly but be warned – time is of the essence and you might find yourself spoilt for choice.
63 Boat Quay, Singapore 049851
Tel: 6732 1698
LE SHRIMP RAMEN
Two new outlets of Le Shrimp Ramen have just opened this May as a result of its increasing reach and popularity. To celebrate their opening, customers get to enjoy a 1-for-1 promotion on all noodle dishes at both outlets on 1st and 2nd of June. Le Shrimp Ramen puts a ring on the fingers of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, combining the rich seafood flavours of Japanese shrimp ramen broth with the silky ribbons of Chinese La Mian in their latest seasonal dish: Le Shrimp Trio Tossed Ramen ($19.90). If you didn’t know, Chinese La Mian (hand-pulled noodles) is notorious for its strict craftmanship requirements, resulting in a smooth, slender texture; and there is no shortchange of flavour in the new addition. Expect to receive mouthful upon mouthful of a mildly spicy prawn broth with a rich umami and a generous variety of prawn accompaniments. This wedding of two much-loved Eastern cultures guarantees to keep you slurping to the very last drop, and with prices that start from $6.90, there is a bowl of noodles for every budget size.
65 Airport Boulevard
Terminal 3 #B2-49 (Public Area)
Tel: 6214 6958
1 Vista Exchange Green
The Star Vista #02-24