In this month's edition of Hot New Tables: Angela May Food Chapters, Burger Joint, Captain K Seafood Tower and more
Whether you want to sink your teeth into a classic American-style burger or work your way through nine tiers of succulent, steamed seafood with your buddies, there’s something for you in this month’s edition of Hot New Tables. And of course, we can’t forget about a new celebrity restaurant that launched earlier this month featuring a veggie-oriented menu that’ll be a hit with healthy eaters.
Angela May Food Chapters
She may be better known for her stint as a model and TV host, but it should come as no surprise that Angela May has finally made here mark in the culinary scene, considering her training at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. As it turns out, she’s now taken the helm of Angela May Food Chapters at Robinsons The Heeren. The 60-seater restaurant features a “vegetable-forward menu” that showcases Asian ingredients and spices. Some of her more adventurous dishes include the caramelised cauliflower steak with parsley and cilantro relish, and roasted pepper puree or the meatier charred pork collar. Don’t miss out unique desserts like the coconut chia & fresh berries pudding with gula Melaka sauce and Saigon cinnamon.
Angela May Food Chapters, #02-02 Robinsons, The Heeren, 260 Orchard Road, Singapore 238855. p. 6681 7440.
The best way to describe Burger Joint’s original NYC premises would be a speakeasy for burgers. The new Singaporean outlet, a slightly dingy neon-lit restaurant hidden away in Gemmill Lane, brings to mind retro diners and unpretentious American fare. True to its décor, the folks behind Burger Joint, Nicholas and Benedicte Heaney, are adherents of the no-nonsense, fuss-free burger experience. The menu, hand-written on the side of a ripped up cardboard box, is more like a series of instructions. Step 1: Hamburger or cheeseburger? Step 2: Pick a donenesss. Step 3: Pick your toppings, but don’t go crazy. You won’t find truffle oil and foie gras on this menu, just pure unadulterated burger joy. The most popular option is simply a cheeseburger with the works: a fresh beef patty topped with two slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayo – yum.
Burger Joint, #03-01, 115 Amoy Street. p. 6221 8648. Opens 3rd May, enter through the back door on Gemmill Lane.
Captain K Seafood Tower
If you love your seafood, Captain K will quite literally leave you with tiers of joy (nine to be exact!). Like Die Hard in reverse, you’ll work your way down from the top of this massive tower, consisting of nine seafood trays, stacked and steamed on top of each other. The offerings aren’t fixed and are subject to seasonal availability, but expect oceanic bounties like scallops, prawns, squid, oyster and crab. The final tier features a soup base infused with seafood drippings from the dishes above it. Dining at Captain K is communal affair; so make sure you gather a group for this pescatarian feast.
Captain K Seafood Tower, #01-02 [email protected], 30 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188647. p. 6255 2270. Open daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm.
Tired of your same ol’ lunch routine? Mix things up a bit and take a trip down to Ninja Bowl at Duxton for a healthy, hearty Japanese-inspired meal. The restaurant features its eponymous “Ninja Bowls”: rice bowls topped with anything from unagi, braised beef cheek and cured pork belly, to lighter offerings like the vegetarian Geisha bowl and the Polynesian-inspired Yasai bowl. What we’re particularly excited to try is the Kaisen bowl, chock-full of pan-seared Hokkaido scallops, New Zealand mussels and generous lashings of lemon butter sauce. Best part? It goes for just $16.
Ninja Bowl, 15 Duxton Road, Singapore 089481. p. 6222 8055.
Bistro French Quays
Bistro French Quays brings top-notch French nosh, and a touch of Parisian romance to Sentosa Cove’s Quayside Isle. With a spectacular menu featuring fresh meat and seafood flown in from across France, the bistrot champions authenticity and home-style French cooking, all to be enjoyed by the scenic marina waterfront. Savour rustic French classics like “coq au vin” (chicken leg braised in red wine) and the quintessential roasted duck leg confit served with braised green lentils and mesclun. The delights don’t end there, not with exquisite desserts like vanilla-infused creme brulee and a delicate traditional French soufflé served with rum and raisin gelato and orange tuille.
Bistro French Quays, 31 Ocean Way, #01-11 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375. p. 6268 8633. Open 12pm-11pm daily.
Sky View Kitchen
It’s an ethos similar to Burger Joint that spawned Sky View Kitchen. A venture by former Crystal Jade Staff, Sky View Kitchen offers diners classic Cantonese dim sum, anchored by tradition. You’ll find no machine-made baos, or truffle oil-infused dim sum here. What you will get are staples like plump tender har gau, fluffy char siew bao and even Crystal Jade’s signature shrimp paste chicken wings at prices that won’t hurt your pockets.
Sky View Kitchen, 30 Raffles Ave, #01-04 Singapore Flyer, Singapore 039803. p. 6854 5245. Open daily 10am-10pm.