Other than the swanky new extension, two new shops in Icon Village have gotten our attention.

Top image: Whole&Hearty


A stone’s throw away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, Icon Village has a swanky new extension. New are The Quarters (#01-09, Enggor Street) with its heritage flavours such as buah keluak pasta; Two Men Bagel House (#01-12) for freshly baked handrolled bagels; and Jasper’s Pantry (#01-13) for tempting cupcakes and gourmet pies and quiches.


Meanwhile, two new shops in the existing village have gotten our attention. It’s not just about breaded pork cutlets at OMItonkatsu (#01-58, 12 Gopeng Street), which takes over from kaiseki concept KUMO. In addition to the obvious pork cutlet, choose from cod (firm and not too oily), prawn, and chicken. Look for value-for-money teishoku (set meals) with your choice of curry udon/rice or white/brown Japanese rice. Of mention: combination katsu (from $24.80), rosu katsu ($25.50), and umeshu jelly ($5). Mon-Sat 12pm-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. Tel: 6225 8433


A good breakfast is the start to a good day, and nobody knows this better than Christina Yee, mother of two and founder of Whole&Hearty (#01-84). The open-concept bar offers takeaway bowls (from $4.50) of fresh, homemade yoghurt–including vegan and low-fat versions–to be filled up with a wide variety of toppings including cold and hot oats, nuts and seeds, and even locally-made granola and nut butters. For a healthy pick-me-up, try their natural-ferment, probiotic kefir concentrate. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm. Tel: 9855 4290