Dining in Singapore is always fun, especially when there’s new concepts opening up every month including three unique Japanese restaurants serving white curry, ramen and the popular hamburg.
Singapore is a city that never stops eating. There’s always a new restaurant opening up each month in our bustling foodie town, and April is no different. Check out Fynn’s for Australian grub. Over at Atmastel, you’re treated to a slew of Italian goodies. Peck Seah Street welcomes Chef Keisuke latest restaurant, while a store in Millenia Walk now serves scrummy white curry. One-Michelin starred ramen joint from Japan, Tsuta, opens their second outlet at new shopping mall, 18 Tai Seng.
The new dining destination, South Beach Avenue, is officially open, packed with 18 concepts and nine totally new brands. Besides Vatos, Alchemist and Caffe Vergnano that we raved about (catch the full story at bites.com.sg), there are now more eats such as casual modern Australian restaurant, Fynn’s. Expect your dining experience to be a lively affair with fresh pasta dishes, burgers and brunch offerings on the weekends. We loved their Spanish Polpo ($17)—pan-seared octopus with lemongrass and spicy apple slaw as well as their homemade cavatelli pasta ($25) made with fresh pasta, red wine braised octopus and pork sausages, in a tomato sauce. #B1-21, South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road. Tel: 6384 1878
Satisfy your cravings for Italian food at Atmastel. The culinary team is helmed by chef Andrea Tarini, with a three-Michelin star background. The menu uses fine ingredients such as San Daniele ham and San Marzano tomatoes. For seafood lovers, tuck into their zuppa di pesce ($68 for two), filled with fresh barramundi, shellfish and prawns. Don’t miss their black truffle pizza ($48), topped with generous slices of Italian black truffle and fresh burrata. #B1-22 South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road. Tel: 6581 0085 Affordable, fresh and fast—that’s what Fasta is all about. Drawing inspiration from different culinary traditions, the Scallop Wallop ($16) is tossed in a flavourful sauce with bacon an crab meat, and topped with juicy seared Hokkaido scallops. Another dish not to be missed is their Siow Ba Mee ($13)—aglio olio pasta with a hint of yuzu dressing, served with crispy caramelised pork belly. #B1-23 South Beach Avenue, 26 Beach Road. Tel: 9111 1245
Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei
Ramen master chef Keisuke Takeda deviates from his usual ramen restaurants (he now has 12 stores islandwide) at his newest outlet, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei. There are just two hamburgs on the menu—the Keisuke Prime Beef Hamburg Set ($18.80) and Triple Cheese Prime Beef Hamburg set ($20.80), but you’ll be more than satisfied. With every set, diners also get free-flowing eggs, cooked to preference including sunny-side-up and tamagoyaki, as well as an all-you-can-eat salad bar. 72 Peck Seah Street. Tel: 6908 4348
Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry
The first restaurant in Singapore to specialise in Japanese white curry is Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry. The creamy white curry is prepared using fresh Hokkaido milk, and paired with a free-flow of premium Akitakomachi rice and miso soup. It’s not any sweeter than the usual brown curry, and is ideal for those who don’t fancy the usual curry powder version. There are three sets: Iberico pork patty ($15.80), chicken katsu ($15.80), and ebi fry ($16.80). Each set also comes with truffle oil chawanmushi and Japanese pickles. #02-16 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6265 1314
Tsuta @ 18 Taiseng
One-Michelin star Tsuta has launched its miso soba ($16 onwards), only available at the Tai Seng outlet. The slightly thicker noodles cling to the earthy, buttery broth, made from a red miso paste and chicken bone base. The bowl is then topped off with porcini mushroom oil, bean sprouts and watercress, alongside pan fried corn, Japanese char siu, and a dollop of hot sauce for a subtly spicy note. Limited to 250 bowls a day. #01- 36/37/38/39 Mapletree 18, 18 Taiseng Street.