Better Than A Boyfriend churros, a Bird Bird concept from the man behind Artichoke and Neh Neh Pop, and other great new openings.
Those Seoul-searching for Churro 101 will find answers at Bugis+. Opened in 2011 by Iris Choi who studied at Le Cordon Bleu, Australia, the South Korean cafe counts members from K-pop groups Girls’ Generation (SNSD), F(x), Miss A and Girls’ Day as its fans. We like the churro options of plain ($3.30), sugar ($3.50) and cinnamon ($3.50). Filled churro flavours include milk custard ($4.50), milk chocolate ($4.50) and sweet cream cheese ($4.70). Dark choc fans, have your churros coated in a layer of the luscious confection ($5.40). Sets with ice cream and coffee available (from $5.90). #04-01 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street
If you can’t head out to buy a cake, let it come to you. ISO 22000 certified Cakesonline.sg offers classics such as Spectaculoos cheesecake ($58), lime meringue tart ($65) and an eggless blackforest cake ($58). Try out the selfie option: upload your photo, choose a flavour and let the bakers do the rest. You can also add on birthday gifts, greeting cards, flowers, balloons and soft toys. Order three working days in advance for stock selections. Full customisation available.
We’ve seen chef Bjorn Shen’s Bird Bird making its pop-up rounds at farmers’ markets and festivals. His chicken-focused eatery with Thai flavours will soon be roosting permanently at Ann Siang Hill from this month. We heard they’ll be dishing out piquant grilled chicken, som tum with crispy chicken skin (yay), salted egg and fermented rice vermicelli. 18 Ann Siang Hill
The easties can finally rejoice, as Joyden Treasures from Joyden Concepts welcomes its largest outlet at Leisure Park Kallang. Firm believers of all things handmade, the owners have given their all in perfecting family recipes and traditional dishes a la grandma’s comfort food. We absolutely love the piping hot double-boiled seafood soup steamed in old cucumber ($14)–expect a delish dumpling after enjoying the clear broth. Another favourite is the jumbo prawns in traditional dark sauce ($26); you can even eat white rice on its own with the sauce and homemade sambal. Tantalise your tastebuds with the perfect combination of crispy fragrant duck with lotus-shaped buns ($58) and sweet chilli, coupled with fresh slices of papaya pickles. End the hearty meal with traditional yam puree ($16) or soft and fluffy malagao ($4.20). #02-42 Leisure Park Kallang, 5 Stadium Walk. Tel: 6446 8488