Looking for something delectable and exciting? Fill your diaries with these new menus to try, cafes and pop-ups happening around the island…
November is coming to a close as we speak, but there’s never an end to exciting new happenings in the Singapore food and drinks scene. Want to check out a new menu, find a food festival or pop-up? Get into our guide for Singapore foodies…
Kebab superstars meet at Fat Prince x Le Bab
28 – 29 November
Now this is a pop-up we’re looking forward to. Whether you’re a kebab connoisseur or just kebab curious, Fat Prince is all out to win you over with its innovative offerings. Taking its contemporary menu one step further, on 28 and 29 November, it will partner the popular London kebab eatery Le Bab (pictured top) for a two-day only pop-up collaboration. Specially curated lunch and dinner menus include the iconic Paneer Kebab garnished with beetroot coconut puree, curry mayonnaise and crispy onion rings, the 15-hour Pork Shawarma Kebab with gravy and crackling, and Spiced Creme Brulee for dessert. Count us in.
Fat Prince x Le Bab, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317. p. 6221 3683. Two-day event on 28 and 29 November, lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm and dinner from 6.00pm to 10.30pm. Book online for the Fat Prince x Le Bab popup.
Kampung French Pop-up at Open Farm Community
Until 3 December
As if we needed another excuse to visit Open Farm Community. Right now, until 3 December, this lush little restaurant and urban farm in Dempsey is getting the Paris Popup treatment with a divine menu that shows just how exciting local ingredients can be. For three weeks, the OFC kitchen will enjoy a takeover by the Paris Pop-up dream team: chef Harry Cummins, sommelier Laura Vidal and mastermind Julia Mitton, who travel the world creating tasting menus that let local produce shine. At #KampungFrench, diners can enjoy unique dishes including wing beans in a sesame sauce, aubergine with xo sauce, BBQ spring chicken in tamarind chili paste and a mud crab tagliolini with bisque that’s do die for. Wash it all down with natural wines handpicked by Laura Vidal. Trust us, we tried the entire spread with matching vinos and this is one amazing experience you don’t want to miss.
Open Farm Community will be serving an all-day dining menu and “feed me” menu available for lunch and dinner seven days a week for Kampung French. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6471 0306.
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Drink for a good cause with Oxwell & Co this Movember
Until 30 November
Worrying about your lacklustre facial hair? You don’t have to worry anymore as Oxwell & Co presents its very own Moustachio Oil, a concoction of Monkey Shoulder Whisky and Drambuie Whisky that is infused with roasted pistachios. Its aim? To give facial hair a desirable gloss, but also a chance for you to take part in a charitable cause. Priced at $10 each, proceeds from the Moustachio Oil Shots will be going to the Movember Foundation in support of men’s health.
Oxwell & Co, 5 Ann Siang Hill, Chinatown, Singapore 069688. p. 6438 7036. Open 12.00 pm to midnight.
PS.Cafe Raffles City makes a grand entrance
We love PS.Cafe for its chic interiors and delicious food (hello, laksa linguine). Fellow fans, get excited: PS.Cafe has launched its latest branch at Raffles City! Hot on the heels of its recent opening at One Fullerton, the homegrown brand has opened doors (again) on Raffles City’s third floor, complete with full-length glass windows, lush green decor and a colonial-style design that calls out to its iconic Dempsey outlet. New dishes that are exclusive to the Raffles City menu include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Mushroom & Fennel Sausage Conchiglie Pasta.
PS.Cafe at Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, #03-37, Singapore 179103. Open 9.30 am to 10.00 pm, last order at 9.30 pm. Reservations can be made via 6708 9288.
Free Poke Bowls at A Poke Theory’s grand opening at DUO Galleria
Colourful and delicious, don’t we all love our Poke bowls? And you know the hype is still going strong as A Poke Theory gears up to open its second outlet at DUO Galleria on 22 November. Serving up a nutritious menu where you get to customise everything from the base, flavour to toppings, A Poke Theory has amassed a loyal following that regularly flocks to Boon Tat Street for its all-day poke bowls and superfood smoothie bowls. This time, to celebrate its opening at DUO Galleria, there will be 50 free poke bowls given on a first-come-first-served basis and 1-for-1 poke bowls all day long! So grab a friend and head down for lunch or dinner… or why not, both?
A Poke Theory, #01-36/37 DUO Galleria, 7 Fraser Street. Grand opening on 22 November from 11.00am to 9.00pm.
Sunday Wine Down at PS.Cafe Martin Road
Calling all wine lovers: this is the last Sunday Wine Down event for the year and this celebration of the best wines in two years’ worth of Sunday Wine Down events can’t be missed. Have a go at sampling these favourites from France, Italy, South Africa and more, which are made all the memorable with good company.
PS.Cafe at Martin Street, 38 Martin Street, #01-01, Singapore 239059. Sunday Wine Down on 26 November from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
November Set lunch at Monti
Until 30 November
Serving up contemporary Italian dishes with a great view is Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion, a restaurant you might remember for serving decadent ala carte weekend brunches. But if you’re looking for something simpler, yet of equally outstanding standard, for the month of November, they have put out a weekday set lunch menu with two, three or four course options – perfect for a lunch date with that special someone. Prices range from $36++ to $45++ per person, and you can choose to top up $4 for coffee or tea, or $12 for wine.
Monti at The Fullerton Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213. p.6535 0724. Open 12.00pm to 1.00am (Monday to Sunday), 6.00pm to 1.00am (Public Holidays). November set lunch menu can be found here.
Common Man Stan opens at Stanley Street
Fans of Common Man Coffee Roasters, rejoice because they have opened a new branch right smack in the middle of the CBD. This means our CBD neighbours now will be able to get their coffee and breakfast fix from Common Man Stan, open on weekdays from 7.30am to 4.30pm. Besides specialty coffee, there is an extensive food menu which includes items from the 22 Martin Road outpost, as well as items exclusive to Stanley Street. Lunch options are also available to cater to the working crowd, so feel free to drop by if you happen to be in the area.
Common Man Stan, 11-12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068730. p. 6877 4855. Open from 7.30am to 4.30pm (Monday to Friday).
American Diner Crackerjack does a sweet deal on set lunch
If you’re working in the CBD and looking for a decent set menu for lunch, good news because modern American diner Crackerjack has recently launched its all new Set Lunch menu from Mondays to Fridays, 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. You will get a house made soup of the day, a main course, and a refillable house made soda – all for just $19++. The food selection also does not disappoint, with tasty offerings including Mojo Brandt Steak Salad, Pan Seared Barramundi, Kimchi Salad with Chicken and even vegetarian options such as Three Cheese Barley Risotto.
Crackerjack, 43 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088464. p. 8121 1462. Open 9.00 am to midnight (Monday to Friday), 10.00 am to midnight (Saturday), 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Sunday).
Looking pretty in Pandan
A couple of weeks ago, the highly anticipated Andaz Singapore opened its doors to great fanfare. What we are equally excited about is the opening of Pandan, a bakery on the 2nd floor which takes inspiration from Singapore’s national cake. Here, pandan cakes are reinvented with various flavours including bandung, black sesame and coconut, and served in Instagram-worthy designs (everybody, please whip out your phones now). For a tea-time treat, check out the small chiffons priced at $4.50 per piece – you may also purchase them in box sets and at different sizes, so they make perfect gifts this festive season.
Pandan at Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore, Singapore, 189354. p. 6408 1288. Open 11.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Crack the eggs and sway to the tunes at Timbre+
We could do eggfast all day long. For all the other egg-lovers out there, Crack has launched a six-month incubator stall at Timbre+, starting 1 December. Originally a pop-up venture, Crack serves an egg-centric menu prepared only with pasteurized Double A Grade eggs sourced locally. Look out for the otah scotch eggs and Taiwanese-style scallion pancake topped with Thai-style omelette and toasted hae bee hiam (spicy dried shrimp sambal). Here’s more good news – there’s going to be a launch party on 9 December with food served on the house from 3 to 6 pm (while stocks last) and live music by Timbre+’s band, O.K. Ready. Everybody, it’s time to get cracking.
Crack@Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-33, Singapore 139957. Launch party on 9 December from 3.00pm to midnight.
OverEasy reopens at Fullerton
Our beloved diner is back in business again at One Fullerton, sporting swanky new interiors inspired by a Quentin Tarantino film and a delicious new menu. Besides the famous OverEasy burgers which are literally ‘to-die-for’, other tasty treats include the truffled lobster mac and cheese, and good ol’ steak and eggs. If you’re looking for lighter options, small plates are available – think smoked cheddar jalapeno corn dogs – and set lunch menus are priced at $24 for two courses and $30 for three courses. So if you’re ever craving some comfort food or drinks with a view, you know where to head to.
OverEasy at Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, #01-06 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213. p. 6684 1453. Open for lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm (Tuesday to Friday), and dinner from 5.00pm to 1.00am (Monday to Thursday), 5.00pm to 3.00am (Friday to Saturday), 2.00pm to 11.00pm (Sunday).
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