Before the rounds of Christmas buffets advertisement start to reach you, check out this list of 11 newly opened places, restaurants with new menu, as well as other trending dishes and hidden gems to try in November.

 

For the latest Dessert concept from Korea, Somerset
From the Bonbon series of fresh fruit-focused dessert at Cafe de Paris from South Korea comes these highly-photogenic parfait-esque dessert pyramid! Assembled with layers of fresh Korean-imported non-dairy whipped cream, real fruit puree and ice slushie, then filled with tonnes of freshly-cut fruits that will easily meet your daily recommended fruit intake, before snowing in a layer of icing sugar. FYI, the Mango Bonbon is made from over two and a half large mangoes, and they’re so particular about their fresh fruits that they won’t serve fruits that aren’t in season, therefore you won’t be seeing this Strawberry Bonbon until Korean winter time. Other Bonbon flavours include cherries, grapes as well as brownies, and we heard that they might even be raspberries and blueberries when the season is right. Good for sharing among two or more! Specialty coffee, French tea and cakes is served too.

Cafe de Paris is located at 313 Orchard Road, #B1-37 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895. Open 10am – 11pm (Mon to Sun). See their Facebook page here.

 

For classic burgers with a Japanese twist, Orchard
Try the Baller Burger ($11.90) from this newly opened burger joint by fashion label The Benjamin Barker Group, offering classic American burgers with a modern Japanese twist through the usage of ingredients such as daikon pickles, beef curry, nori, Wafu slaw and even tobiko in their line of burgers, corn dogs, and sides next to some American diner-style desserts like frozen concretes. The Baller Burger in frame holds a grilled, hand-rolled Australian beef patty with double cheese flanked on either side, accompanied by a wedge of buttermilk fried portobello, nori seaweed, fresh lettuce and tomato, served with secret B-sauce between seared buns. Picture shot by Drella (@defectedmelody).

BBurger is located at 8 Grange Road, #01-01/02, Singapore 239695. Open 12pm – 10pm (Mon to Sun). See their Facebook page here.

 

There’s a new chef at the helm and a new menu that sees more than half of their dishes revamped at this modern Zi Char restaurant most well-known for their Char Siew. Each 100-grams row of these “orh-lu-lu” Signature Char Siew (叉烧) will set you back around $6 and there’s a minimum order of 300-grams required here, but it may be the best $18 you spend on char siew. Made from a marriage of modern cooking (sous-vide, we think) and traditional roasting, you get the best of tender, melt-in-your mouth juiciness and distinct charred smokiness coated in a glossy, lip-smacking, caramelized (not burnt) black sticky honey sauce. There’s also the Kurobuta Slow-Roasted Char Siew ($20 for 150g) along with a bevy of dishes like Charcoal Beancurd with Spinach & Wild Fungi as well as Crispy Egg Noodles with Kurobuta Pork. Picture shot by Julis Lim (@juliuslim).

Char is located at 363 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208994, p. +65 842 7759. Open 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tue to Sun); closed on Mon. See their Website here.

 

For under-the-radar Salted Egg Chicken, Joo Chiat
The Creamy Salted Egg Butter Chicken with Rice (咸蛋奶油鸡饭, $8) from the nondescript-looking Jia Yuen Eating House at 15 Crane Road in the heart of Joo Chiat. Be greeted with generous portion of crispy deep-fried battered chicken doused in a velvety, golden concoction of fine, yet grainy (you know what I mean) salted egg yolk, butter, evaporated milk (and maybe even heavy cream), enhanced with aromatic fried curry leaves and spicy cut chilli padi to break the richness. Served with rice and fried egg on the side, almost sufficient to feed two regular folks or just one reckless and young at heart individual. According to Zan, you don’t even have to utter a word to order this popular dish. Picture shot by Zan (@sobamonster).

Jia Yuen Eating House is located at 13 Crane Road, Singapore 429359, p. +65 9712 0259. Open 10am – 9:30pm (Mon to Sun).

 

If you’re looking to seek respite from the weather or just to quickly escape from the hustle and bustle of CBD, drop by modern Taiwanese teahouse, Shan Cha, for premium Taiwanese tea, coffee and even sake, along with a small selection of homemade snacks like the mini Sweet Potato Waffles with Ice Cream, Homemade Nougat, or the comforting Taiwanese Minced Rice if you’re feeling hungry. We especially love the ShanCha Lemon Tea that’s made with real lemon juice that also comes in a cute takeaway bottle. But if you’re not in a rush, Shan Cha makes a lovely spot to watch the world go by.

Shan Cha is located at 22 Cross Street, #01-63, Singapore 048421, p. +65 6222 3695. Open 8am – 8:30pm (Mon to Thu); 8am – 10pm (Fri); 10am – 10pm (Sat); closed on Sun. See their Website page here.

 

There are plenty of affordable ramen joints in town but it’s hard to beat the reliably-good Tonkotsu ramen that Ramen Hitoyoshi dishes out. With just three variations and three different variety of toppings, the attention is all on the thick and robust pork bone broth, where you can customize to your preference, from the level of oil, flavour profile of your broth to the thickness and doneness of your noodles. The best of all, they offer complimentary corn and marinated bean sprouts and you even get access to USB ports to charge your mobile devices!

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Ramen Hitoyoshi is located at 1 Maritime Square, #01-99 Harbourfront Centre, Singapore 099253, p. +65 6221 2156. Open 11:30am – 10pm (Mon to Fri); 11am – 10pm (Sat & Sun). See their Facebook page here.

 

Sink your teeth into this Bacon 3 Cheese Burger ($19) that makes your daily grind worthwhile as the juice of the 160 gram dry-aged beef patty dribbles down your hands onto the pile of thick-cut French fries. And then there’s this 180 gram Grilled Pork Chop ($20) so succulent that you won’t believe that isn’t sous-vided; the Salmon Rosti ($22) piled with generous amount of salmon roe; an excellent sharing dish of Roasted Brussel Sprouts ($14) with bacon, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese & sherry vinaigrette; and 12 fresh craft beer on tap that promise to give the utmost bang for your buck.

Hustle Co. is located at 52 Craig Road, Singapore 089690, p. +65 9826 3382. Open 9am – 12am (Tue to Sat); 9am – 6pm (Sun); closed on Mon. See their Facebook page here.

 

For masterfully executed deep-fried juicy pork cutlet enclosed in an incredibly light and airy layer of panko with an ability to stay shattering crispy 30 minutes after serving, trust me, I’ve put it to the test. The science behind it is in the large, sliver-shaped fresh panko breadcrumb flakes specially imported from Japan which absorbs less oil from the deep-frying process, making it less greasy, but crustier and fluffier. The art behind it is Chef Tan-San’s deft deep-frying technique, a result of 25 years of Japanese culinary experience from the First Tonkatsu Chef in Singapore. However, the economy behind it doesn’t add up, because for under $20, you get air-flown Sangeton Pork, house-made miso sauce (second picture), panko that costs upwards of S$20/kg, a bowl of 12-hour simmered tonjiru (also known as butajiru) soup and a fun suribachi (Japanese grinding bowl) to grind your own roasted sesame seeds, completing the Premium Pork Loin experience.

Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen is located at 1 Maju Avenue, #02-07/8/9 myVillage @ Serangoon Garden, Singapore 556679, p. +65 6509 9952. Open 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Fri); 11:30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Sat & Sun). See their Website here.

 

Man Man has recently opened a second restaurant at Duo Galleria to save you from standing in the heatwave at it’s Keong Saik outlet (and also from witnessing the butchering of live eels). In frame is the DUO outlet-exclusive (apt) Shira Kaba Large Hitsumabushi ($39.40) comprising of the darker Tokutoku Kabayaki (charcoal-grilled eel stained golden-brown by the sweet basting tare sauce) and the fairer Tokutoku Shirayaki (roasted/broiled without tare and only seasoned with salt), served on a bed of rice with a side of pickles and soup. It’s to be consumed with a combination of Grate-It-Yourself fresh wasabi, nori, green onions or any of the sauces, then with the accompanying dashi stock to end. Picture shot by Rachel Loke (@toroamtheworldeats).

Man Man is located at 7 Fraser Street, #01-01/02 Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356. Open 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm (Mon to Sat); closed on Sun.

 

If you like your freshly-made in-house pizzas 🍕 to go with FREE-FLOW wine, beer and prosecco 🍻, PizzaExpress is launching a brand new Saturday Brunch Special featuring 4 types of Breakfast Pizzas, including Ham & Egg; Bacon, Egg & tomato; Spinach & Egg; Cajun Chicken Peppers; as well as Classic Baked Eggs with customizable toppings. Running every Saturday from 11am to 2pm, there’s also an option to top up for free-flow alcoholic beverages such as La Contesse Prosecco Brut and Italian beer Peroni.

PizzaExpress is located at 7 Fraser Street, #01-01/02 Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356, p. +65 6702 1514. Open 11am – 11pm (Mon to Sun). See their Website here.

 

Where else can you find the likes of unagi (eel) bun, fried shishamo, black balls of squid ink, shark burger, garlic fried rice, cucumber kimchi, and even “mini lobster” (crawfish) at a bona fide fast food restaurant? Coupled that with a selection of 8 different types of sauces that ain’t mere variation of mayonnaise, we recommend the value-for-money slab of deep-fried Dory ($4) with the vampire-killing Garlic Fried Rice ($2), or the Sweet Potato Fries upgrade (+$2). Stretch your dollar with the Fried Chicken Burger ($5) that features an enormous wedge of juicy, greasy deep-fried chicken thigh clutched between sesame buns (add $2 for charcoal buns).

Burger Monster is located at 10 Jurong East St 12, #01-01 Jurong East MRT, Singapore 609690, p. +65 9728 9964. Open 11am – 10pm (Mon to Thu); 11am – 10:30pm (Fri to Sun). See their Facebook page here.

 

We hope you like this list of things to eat in Singapore. Which one is your favourite? Do you have any recommendations that you would like to share with us? Please tell us in the comments below!







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