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JULY’S AFFAIR WITH FOOD [HOT NEW EATS 2018]

July 31, 2018
Emporium Shokuhin_Chili Crab

From casual eateries and bars, to restaurant chains island wide, there’s really an endless list of food options to fill our bellies with. If you’re hungry for a change of pace, check out our July’s list of newly opened restaurants and menus.

1. Chengdu Restaurant

spicy grilled frog skewer $29.80

New to the Amoy Street area, Chengdu Restaurant offer diners authentic Sichuan fare with a very unique take when presenting their dishes. Check out their Spicy Grilled Frog Skewer (S$29.80), served on a boat with dry ice beneath, for an added artistic impression. The meat is well seasoned with their traditional Sichuan sauce and not as spicy as we thought.

giant sesame ball $16.80

For dessert, try their Giant Sesame Ball (S$16.80) – a sphere-shaped ball, similar to the traditional glutinous rice ball.

Chengdu Restaurant
Address: 74 Amoy Street, Singapore 069893 (Map)
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5 – 10.30pm (Mon – Sat)
Contact: +65 6221 9928

2. Claypots Full Circle

Claypots Full Circle_Moroccan Claypot

New to the dining enclave in the Amoy Street district, Claypots Full Circle offer diners a casual respite for seafood dishes with signature plates such as Shellfish Stir-Fry, Moroccan Claypot and Port Arlington Mussels. Primarily a seafood restaurant and bar, the dining establishment serves sharing plates influenced by Mediterranean and Asian flavours.

Claypots Full Circle_Garlic Prawn

If you like the smoky wok hei, this is certainly the place for you. Try their Moroccan Claypot – a medley of fresh and plump seafood including fish fillets, mussels and clams prepared with an herb-and-spice-laced, tomato-based sauce with a touch of harissa. Or go for their extra-large garlic prawns, sizzling in its juices with olive oil, garlic and sambal oelek.

Claypots Full Circle
Address: 103 Amoy St, Singapore 069923 (Map)
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 5pm – 12am (Sat)
Contact: +65 6203 2203

3. Emporium Shokuhin

Emporium Shokuhin_Fried Soon Hock Fish

Calling all seafood lovers, a new dining concept at Emporium Shokuhin is here! Taking their live seafood market to the next level, they’ve recently introduced a dining section within the market for customers to order and feast on their fresh catch on the spot! We tried some of the dishes and interestingly, our favourite was the Fried Soon Hock Fish in sweet and sour sauce. It was still quite fragrant even though it was fried, meat was tender and the sauce was savoury with bits of chunky pineapple.

Emporium Shokuhin_Chili Crab

Those craving chilli crab can also check out this spot. What’s great too about the seafood here is the price – which is matched by per piece, rather than weight. So you’ll be assured of a meal that’s not heavy on the price tag.

Emporium Shokuhin
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-18 Marina Square, Singapore 039594 (Map)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 10am – 10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: +65 6224 3433

4. Full of Luck

Full of Luck Restaurant_Braised Garoupa with Beancurd in Claypot

If you’re looking for Cantonese-cuisine comfort food, this is the spot to go. Located at the Holland Village precinct, Full of Luck Restaurant is housed in a casual and cosy dining setting, and offers a progressive and contemporary take on authentic Cantonese cuisine. Helmed by the same team behind Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, dinners can expect hearty meals with a modern flair. We tried some of their new items on the menu – check out our 6 must-try dishes at Full of Luck Restaurant.

One of our favourites is the Braised Garoupa with Beancurd in Claypot, filled with fresh slices of garoupa and savoury tender dried beancurd. It does fairly well on the portion size, with quite a number of garoupa and beancurd slices. The best part about this dish is soaking the ingredients in the flavourful sauce.

Full of Luck Restaurant
Address: 243 Holland Ave, Singapore 278977 (Map)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 6208 6845

5. Papi’s Tacos

Papi's Tacos_dining

Another Mexican-cuisine eatery to hit our shores is Papi’s Tacos, the latest venture and concept from the team behind Employees Only. Located along Seah Street, this back-alley eatery offers a great place for after work margaritas, burritos and tacos. With a 16-seater bar and a cosy al-fresco area, this place is the perfect hangout spot to kick back and unwind.

Papi’s Tacos
Address: 39 Seah Street, Singapore 188395 (Map)
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Sat)

6. PastaMania

PastaMania_Spicy Creamy Otak-Otak and Thai style Aglio Olio

PastaMania, the family-friendly dining restaurant has launched two brand-new dishes of Spicy Creamy Otak-Otak and Thai Style Aglio Seafood, specially created by Chef Luth and Mu Yang. Inspired by the exotic flavours of Southeast Asia, the mouth-watering concoctions delve into Penang’s fiery spices; and the rich, piquant flavours of Thailand. The two brand new dishes are launched in conjunction with the annual Chef Creations challenge 2018, with this year’s theme of Seafood Fusion. Spicy Creamy Otak-Otak and Thai Style Aglio Seafood will be available at all PastaMania outlets for a limited time only till end September 2018.

PastaMania
Address: 23 Locations island wide

7. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut Cheesy_7 cheeses

Hot on the trail of the improved Pan Pizza, Pizza Hut Singapore has launched the new Cheesy 7 Pan Pizza. If you’re a fan of that indulgent cheese fantasy, you’ll surely love the melding of these 7 cheeses – mild Swiss Emmental, the sharp and hard English Cheddar, the aromatic Italian Parmesan, the semi-hard Dutch Edam and Gouda, the pliant Italian Mozzarella, and rounding up with smooth English Cream cheese. Cheese lovers can enjoy the Cheesy 7 Pizza available in Original, Hawaiian and Chicken Pepperoni variants from now to 12 September 2018.

Pizza Hut
Address: Multiple locations island wide

8. Shima Restaurant

Shima_Kaiseki

Experience the ultimate indulgence in Japanese cuisine with Shima’s brand new summer kaiseki menu specially curated by Chef Hoshiba. Taking inspiration from the changing seasons, the menu is an artful orchestration of colour and taste with seasonal ingredients in exquisite dishes like the grilled ayu river trout, Suzuki Japanese sea bass sashimi and silky smooth chawanmushi. For those who love their seafood, don’t miss out on the delightful trio of lobster, scallop and sea bream lightly fried in rice paper for a wonderfully crisp finish. Shima’s Summer Kaiseki menu is priced at $88 per pax and will be available till end of Oct 2018. Shima restaurant is also having a limited-time only sake promotion from $48 only.

Shima Restaurant
Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221 (Map)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 6734 6281

9. The Butcher’s Kitchen

The Butcher King_Rib King

In conjunction with The Butcher’s Kitchen 15th anniversary, the team has unveiled a new menu with dishes inspired by international cuisines. Located at the Suntec City precinct, this Australian-style butchery offers affordable mainstays with Thai, Korean, Chinese and western influences.

The Butcher King_Oozy Cheesy Chicken

Cheese lovers, head straight for their Oozy Cheesy Chicken (S$23.80), a soft and tender chicken with cheese filling, wrapped in bacon. For meat lovers, tuck into the Rib King (S$15.80) a western twist on the Chinese-style pork ribs.

The Butcher’s Kitchen
Address: Suntec City Mall, #02-472, Singapore 038989 (Map)
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 9616 0111

10. Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles

Tsuta_Tori Paitan and Spicy Tori Paitan

New to the menu at Tsuta Singapore is the Tori Paitan, a delicious bowl with rich dashi and Shoyu Tare flavours, creating a savoury and flavourful broth. Each bowl comes with slices of roasted teriyaki chicken and topped with sweet corn, mushrooms and baby leaves. There’s also a spicy variant of the Spicy Tori Paitan if you’re looking for that extra kick!

Tsuta Japanese Soba Noodles
Address: 9 Scotts Road, #01-01, Pacific Plaza, 228210 (Map)
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Daily)
Contact: +65 6734 4886


With lots of love,
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