More fave food outlets coming to a mall near you.
The fifth branch of Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria comes equipped with a self-serve ice kachang machine, presenting more options for kids ($20) in this meaty buffet ($49, adults). With an al fresco area, dining under the stars becomes a very real possibility as the kids run freely. The beef ribs and hump are worth the wait as their juices burst forth with every bite. Grab the meat with tongs before it hits your plate as veteran passador chef Joao Batista Dos Santos brings them around in large skewers. Definitely try the bite-sized Brazilian cheese buns as the flavour of parmesan diffuses delightfully.
Tue-Fri 6-10pm, weekends 1-3pm, 6-10pm. #01-16 The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road. Tel: 6466 9418
Chicken Up‘s third and flagship outlet offers extended hours, new dishes and desserts. Start with
Bao Bao ($10), a soft bun with crispy chicken, beef and apple before making a move on their signature Korean chicken varieties. Try kimchi fries ($18) before ending on a high note with watermelon soju ($38); or go for the two-hour Death By Chicken buffet ($25) with 11 different
flavours of chicken. The Drown By Beer buffet ($32), also for two hours, will fill you right up.
Daily 11am-11pm. #01-44/45/46/47 Century Square, 2 Tampines Central 5. Tel: 6588 0308
Jing Hua marked its 25th anniversary with a third outlet in town. Formerly known as Qun Zhong Eating House, the family restaurant’s now managed by eldest son, Han Guo Guang. Try the signatures: Little Juicy Steamed Meat Dumplings ($5/4pcs), a light zha jiang mian ($6.80), and Chinese Pizza ($10.80) with an epokepok style crust and scallop folds. Don’t skip dessert: the tangyuan in winter honey osmanthus soup ($4) are filled with lotus and red bean paste from a 1989 recipe, while the crisp red bean pancake ($10.50) is made to order. Chinese Shao Hsing wine and Baijiu also available.
Daily 11.30am-3.30pm, 5.30-10pm. #B1-04/05 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 8231
Bukit Panjang Plaza gets an injection of eateries with Suki-Ya and Siam Kitchen. The house of hotpot introduces a new wasabi soup, adding horseradish into pork broth for a whole new level of spiciness. In addition, salmon for shabu-shabu is ideal for the health conscious. At the Halal Thai restaurant, enjoy street food faves such as tom yum goong and butterfly BBQ chicken.
Siam Kitchen, #02-18 Bukit Panjang Plaza, 1 Jelebu Road (Tel: 6765 8839); Suki-Ya at #02-16 (Tel: 6765 8804)