From roast beef don to lobster tail in tom yum broth, these delicious new menus are worth checking out.
You don’t have to travel far for amazing cuisines from different countries. We’ve got you covered from traditional Singaporean delicacies to Japanese, Korean, Western and even Mediterranean. And for those working in the CBD who are looking for a new lunch place, this is the one for you. Easily accessible and just around the corner.
SUN with MOON Japanese Dining & Café
SUN with MOON Japanese Dining & Café’s new donburi lunch sets come with a choice of side dish, miso soup, and coffee or tea. Choose between the roast beef don ($25.80) and the tokusen tendon ($27.80); the latter features deep fried battered snow crab leg, prawns, fish and vegetables on top a bed of Japanese rice. For dinner, order the roast beef roll ($18.80)—slices of tender sous-vide beef laid on vinegared sushi rice and rolled with rich cream cheese and asparagus. #03-15 Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 6636
Brotzeit returns with a new and expanded menu to mark their 11th year. The Wunderplatte ($128, serves six) is an assortment of crispy skin rotisserie chicken pork knuckle, Bavarian honey ribs and Berner sausage, served with fries and pickles. Experience the German family dining experience with ‘grandmother’s style’ creamy chicken soup ($12)—chock-full of tender chicken, potatoes and seasonal vegetables in a tasty cream broth. Savoury pastries ($20) as well as pan-seared barramundi ($32) offer more options. At all Brotzeit outlets including #01-27, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road. Tel: 6834 4038
New on Seorae’s menu is the Kkochi platter ($21.90)—charcoal-grilled skewers with an array of addictive fillings such as melted cheese, kimchi and spicy enoki wrapped in pork belly or beef shortplate. Refresh your taste buds after that with the colourful Japchae ($18.90) and comforting Budae Jjigae ($39.90) simmered in a special gochujang spicy stew. #02-01 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road. Tel: 9181 2709
Quaint dining spot Gemmills presents scrummy new Mediterranenan-inspired dishes to the menu. CBD dwellers looking for a light, yet satisfying lunch will enjoy the Quinoa Tabouleh Salad; Inka-grilled chicken and cauliflower are tossed together with pomegranate, fresh mint, green chili and greek yoghurt. Winning the hearts of everyone at the dining table was the decadent lamb lasagne, with its tender, hand-shredded lamb that’s braised overnight in red wine and hidden beneath a comforting layer of gorgonzola and manchego cheese sauce. 110 Amoy Street. Tel: 6221 5564
Assistant head chef Miller’s arrival to Ding Dong has resulted in an innovative menu that excites. Great for sharing is the crispy pork trotter with spiced vinegar ($29). Taking two and a half days to prepare, moist pieces of meat are encased within cackling skin, and were not too unctuous. Those coming on their own can opt for the bigger plates. Our favourite was the lobster tail with sriracha crab cake served in a piquant tom yam broth ($30). Don’t leave without ordering dessert. Receiving our nod of approval is the coconut snow, pandan jelly noodle, gula melaka ice cream ($11); Miller’s take on the chendol. The ingenious dish hit all the right notes with its usage of flavours and texture. #01-02, 115 Amoy Street. Tel: 6557 0189