New places to tick off your list: $16 lobster roll, comfort food from Old Chang Kee, wholesome baked goods and more.
Fans of fruit teas, rejoice! MuYoo has opened its first Singapore outlet (they have an outpost in Shanghai) in Raffles City Shopping Centre. What sets them apart from the others is their signature Cheese Cloud , which is whipped from a mixture of milk powder from New Zealand, cheese powder from Holland and sea salt from Bolivia. Highlights from the menu include the Ruby Red Watermelon ($3.90), White Grape ($4.90) and the Golden Kiwi ($3.90) with Cheese Cloud. Cheers and drink up.
#B1-67, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road.
The brainchild of Hong Kong’s Young Master Brewery and executive chef Vincent Lauria, The Guild is the spot to be for those looking for an after-work wind down. Using locally-sourced ingredients such as frog legs from Jurong Frog Farm in General Tso’s Frog Legs ($14) – their take on the American-Chinese creation. Not forgetting their selection of craft beers including seasonal flavours like the Another One (from $8), and the tangy Days of Being Wild (brewed with dried cherries, from $12).
55 Keong Saik Road. Tel: 6224 1262
Old Chang Kee Coffee House @ Rex
Old Chang Kee has been around since 1986 and is now heading back to where it all started – the now-defunct Rex cinema. Bigger and brighter, the new outlet seats 50 as compared to it humble beginnings, a tiny space tucked away in the mall. Offering dishes exclusive to this outlet, fans of the old-school charm can tuck into the Flower Bread that comes with either Curry Chicken ($11.90), Chicken Stew ($11.90) or Beef Stew ($13.90), as well as the Baked Beef Stew Rice with Cheese ($10.90) served in a traditional tiffin lunch box. End it all off with a comforting bowl of Bubur Cha Cha ($5).
#01-01, 19-23 Mackenzie Road. Tel: 6732 1665
Located within Tampines Mall, shoppers can now enjoy a mix of local food and western stalls all in one 130-seater space. Head over to the Chicken Rice stall for their combo meals (from $8) presented like the sharing platters of Javanese nasi ambeng. Craving for something lighter? Swing by the Yong Tau Foo stall where you can change your soup bases with these options: soto, mee siam, satay and curry ($7.50 each).
#01-42 to 44, Tampines Mall, 4 Tampinese Central 5. Tel: 6260 6002
From the folks who brought you The Local Coffee People, Wolf is their latest project offering rice bowls and of course, coffee. Must-eats are: Short Rib Bowl ($16.80), fluffy warm Japanese rice topped with tender beef slices, onsen egg, ebiko and tangy pickled radish; and the Salmon Mentai Bowl ($18.80), which includes salmon drizzled with a generous dollop of mentaiko sauce.
#01-42, Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place.
$16 lobsters roll? Sign us up. Located in Oxley Tower, Chunky Lobsters is offering (relatively) affordable lobster rolls. Each of their rolls comes with 90g of fresh Canadian lobster, toasted fluffy bread rolls and served with wasabi-flavoured cassava chips. For now, pick from these three options – the Chunky Original, coated in homemade lemon butter sauce, mayonnaise and their in-house herb and spice mixture; Chunky’s Cheezy, topped with mozzarella cheddar, Parmesan sprinkles and cheddar sauce; and classic buttery goodness in the Chunky’s Connecticut.
#02-03, Oxley Tower, 138 Robinson Road. Tel: 9007 6467
Mother Dough Bakery
Come early or risk disappointment – Mother Dough Bakery’s baked goods are often sold out by afternoon. This quaint bakery along North Bridge Road is founded Naadhira, who has cut her teeth at several New York City bakeries. Her popular bakes are: Almond Croissant ($4), Dark and Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies ($3), Pain au Chocolat ($4). Then wash it all down with a cuppa (from $4).
749 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6909 6604
The Social Space
Be transported to Bali a.k.a the Island of Gods when you step into The Social Space – think chill vibes, rattan chairs and rustic wooden décor. The socially-conscious multi-concept lifestyle store is home to a café, boutique carrying sustainable products and nail salon: while waiting for your Salmon and Cream Cheese Toast ($7), diners can check out the products available such as eco-friendly bamboo cups from Perky and earring by Fugee-lah.
#01-14, 333 Kreta Ayer Road.