New places to tick off your list: the much-anticipated Little Creatures Singapore, famed Cha Chaan Teng from Hong Kong, new restaurant at Changi Airport and more.
Located on a cozy corner of Mohamed Ali Lane, right behind Club Street, is the much-anticipated Little Creatures Singapore – yes, the popular Australian brewery has finally hit our sunny shores. Diners can expect their popular flavours (from $12) like their Pale Ale, Pilsner, Bright Ale and the Indian Pale Ale. There are also two rotating taps (from $11) with specially brewed beers: Club Street IPA and the Lunar Ale, which includes dried Mandarin oranges. Not forgetting the bar grub, the kitchen dishes out hearty eats such as Chicken Rice Risotto ($26), Fried Man Tou ($19) served with scrumptious chilli crab dip and the Pork Belly ($27) accompanied with crisp pork crackling and sauerkraut.
36 Club Street.
Good Old Days Bistro
Travel back to the past when you step into Good Old Days Bistro. Nestled in between two hardware stores, the café is filled with knick knacks from yesteryears – such as pictures of Singapore in the 1960s, film cameras and radios. Unlike the décor, the menu offers trendy plates such as the Eggs Fungo ($14.50), poached eggs with Portobello mushroom , Crispy Oatmeal Chicken Burger ($13.90) and the Truffle Mushroom Pasta ($12.90).
337 Beach Road. Tel: 8337 3343
Tsui Wah Singapore
Mark down 15 June – Tsui Wah, the popular Hong Kong ‘Cha Chaan Teng’ will open its first Southeast Asia outlet at Clarke Quay. The 140-seater restaurant will feature signature items such as Milk Tea and the highly addictive Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk. Chefs from Tsui Wah Hong Kong will be stationed here to train the local staff to ensure the best quality – you will be forgiven if you think you are in Hong Kong.
#01-03, 3A River Valley Road. Tel: 6250 9270
Another new spot to add to your list of Changi Airport eats, the Colonial Club. Swing by Terminal 3 to have a taste of Singapore, Penang and Malacca under one roof. Expect time-tested dishes like the Roti Ayan ($8.90) and the nyonya-style Inche Cabin Chicken ($13.90) marinated with 10 different spices plus coconut milk and then deep-fried. For a taste of authentic Malacca, get the Straits Nyonya Laksa with Soft Shell Crab ($18.90). Or opt for their Signature Colonial Club Nasi Lemak ($15.90), served with fragrant blue pea rice.
Un Yang Kor Dai
Thai food is more than just Phad Thai and Tom Yam soup. At Un Yang Kor Dai, diner will have a taste of the lesser-known northeastern Thai cuisine also known as Isaan. Tuck into the PenLaos Siganture Grilled Chicken ($21 for whole, $11 for half), which follows a traditional recipe from Thailand, where the chicken skin is seasoned with white peppercorn and fresh coriander. There are also the house-made sauces: Isaan Spicy Dipping Sauce, Special Spicy Sauce and Sweet and Sour Sauce; best paired with the Isaan Beef Ribeye Steak ($32).
#01-02, 57 South Bridge Road. Tel: 6787 8575
My Melody Café
Fans of Snario’s My Melody rejoice! The popular pink-hooded rabbit themed café will open its door early June 2018 in Suntec City. Look forward to an exciting menu with that looks too adorable to be eaten such as the delightful Princess Bunny ($18.90), Japanese curry served with My Melody shaped rice and crisp chicken karaage, mashed potato, brussels sprouts and carrots, and Treasures of Maryland ($19.50), brioche toast stuffed with strawberries, vanilla soft serve, strawberry sticks, and My Melody macarons.
#01-361, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6677 6195