Highlights include excellent Taiwanese street food and some delectable sweet treats.

KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar

The original Sogurt shop on Bukit Timah Road is no more. In its place, founder Lee Li Ping has launched KARA Café & Dessert Bar, an all-day dining spot with hearty mains and plated desserts. Try a grain bowl (we liked the taco Mexx option, $14) or grilled cheese toastie (from $10.50), but save space for a mochi waffle ($12.50)—chewy, crispy and topped with a softie swirl. At the back of the café, you’ll find a regular Sogurt self-serve bar, now with ice cream flavours and a couple of new toppings. 617 Bukit Timah Road. Tel: 6468 8940

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Five-Ten

Five-Ten is a pop-up industrial style diner that serves small plates inspired by Taiwanese street food, with each plate costing $5 or $10. Try the fried smashed potatoes ($5) seasoned with chilli pepper spice that‘s reminiscent of Shilin‘s XXL crispy chicken, or deep-fried tau kwa with century egg ($5). Your experience won’t be complete without the chef‘s specialty, lu rou ($10)— braised pork bathed in a special house sauce that boasts subtle flavours of licorice root. For a hit of caffeine, try their ice-cream float ($5), made with chocolate, carbonated soda and a scoop of house-made cold brew ice cream. 237 South Bridge Road. Tel: 6924 7352

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Provisions

A joint venture by chef Justin Foo and bartender KC Rahmat, Provisions in Dempsey offers an unusual menu that highlights skewers and claypots. There’s chicken gizzards ($4) and octopus ($10) on sticks, and new takes on claypot rice such as mushroom tea ($9) and oyster omelette ($18). The interior and tableware tap into Singaporean nostalgia, what with enamel plates and a corner stocked with old-school snacks and toys. Don’t bother looking for a cocktail menu, though—Rahmat mixes bespoke drinks with Asian herbs and spices and his infusions of the week. #01-04, 7 Dempsey Road. Tel: 9783 0792

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Lickety

Lickety stands out with its brightly coloured façade and an offering of over 15 ice cream flavours. These include milo dinosaur, earl grey and fig, red velvet and dark angel—a dark chocolatey treat churned with freshly baked chocolate bread bits. Get a single scoop ($4.50) or share a bouquet of three ($8.90), which is served in a buttermilk or red velvet egglet waffle, a cakier and fluffier version of its Hong Kong counterpart. 34 Bussorah Street. Tel: 6291 7670

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Don Meijin

Don Meijin has opened its second outlet at the Changi Airport Terminal 3 branch of Ramen Champion. Specialising in donburi, the stall offers a variety of rice bowls, most notably the signature tendon ($13.80) and the spicy chilli crab tendon ($14.80), whose sauce is cooked for over four hours. Also check out the mouthwatering new dishes such as mentaiko udon and imomochi (potato cakes). #B2-58 Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3, 65 Airport Boulevard. Tel: 6214 2958

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