Get your protein fix at these places

Top image: Jack’s Place


Jack’s Place fans, rejoice! The steakhouse has launched its hearty U.S. Premium Selection menu of six new meat dishes, with prime cuts imported from America. Drizzled with caramelised onion sauce, the juicy grilled Kurobuta rack of pork ($32) is accompanied by garlic mashed potato and fresh mesclun salad. The chargrilled BBQ baby back ribs ($36) in pineapple BBQ sauce comes with buttered corn kernel and lattice fries, while the premium U.S.A. Brandt 365-day grain-fed beef ribeye cuts ($36.80) are well-marbled and tender.

The U.S. Premium Selection is available exclusively at The Grandstand (daily 11am-10.30pm. #01-29/30, 200 Turf Club Road. Tel: 6466 7933) and Great World City (daily 11am-10.30pm. #03-16, 1 Kim Seng Promenade. Tel: 6738 5868).



The cheekiest item at Cheeky Chicky is the beer can chicken ($49.90). The fowl is marinated for over 24 hours before having its bottom end stuffed with a can of Asahi Super Dry ($14/pint). It then sits upright upon the aluminum vessel for two hours, making for a moist (yes, even to its breast), lager-infused savoury poultry. We also liked the chawanmushi ($6.90), spicy cheeky wings ($18.90/dozen) and the collagen-rich Kirei Momoshu ($15.90). Mon-Thu & Sun 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat & eve of PH 5pm-4am. 774 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6635 3465



Head straight for the signature burger set ($21) at Fat Cow Palace, a Malaysian export (known as Fat Cow Burger there): a taller-than-your-mouth tower of double beef patties, cheese, bacon and crisp onions, which comes with wedges, salad, and a soft drink. The buns look deceptively normal, but flip each crusty half over and you’ll see the hidden charcoal layer. Salads (from $18), meat skewers (from $18), pastas (from $19), and chicken burgers (from $15) also available. Daily 11am-10pm. 43 Temple Street. Tel: 6220 7783


First, there was The PAPA Shop we introduced in October; now, The Mama Shop has been opened by none other than local artistes Felicia Chin and Sora Ma. With its retro decor, city fringe location and familiar sugar gem biscuits, the little cafe is a throwback to our childhood. The Messy Messy Nice Nice Mama Burger ($10.90) pops a New Zealand beef patty between grilled buns, while the Okaasan Waffle ($4.90) puts an Asian twist on brunch with takoyaki sauce and bonito flakes. Quench your thirst with the Penang-inspired sparkling ice limau ($3.50) or Peanut Prince ($4.50). Mon-Thu 12-10pm, Fri-Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-10pm. Old Police Operation Headquarters, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace