New restaurants featuring exotic fare
Top image: Pie Face
Hold the meat! Inspired by the European meatless cuisine wave that has swept Taiwan, Joie serves up a six-course lunch ($38.80) and seven-course dinner ($68.80) with an array of modern Japanese fusion dishes, playfully presented. We loved the button mushroom gratin, presented in an escargot plate with melted mozzarella cheese, and the hearty snow pear and napa cabbage consommé served in a teapot.
Mon-Sun 12pm-3pm, 6-10pm. #12-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6838 6966
Howdy, mate! All the way from down under hails Pie Face, a micro-bakery café that produces pies made with a 48-layered crust in both savoury regular and mini ($3) sizes. The chunky steak pie ($5.20), with hearty beef chunks and gravy, is one of the most popular, and the Thai chicken curry pie ($4.90) is fragrant and spicy. Also try the mini dessert pies ($3.30).
Daily 10am-10pm. #B3-10, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road
Have a Caribbean lunch with Limehouse Deli, which offers both lunchtime grab-and-go delights and dine-in menus for those who wish to soak in the reggae vibe. With chefs from Trinidad and Tobago, the eatery brings Jamaican patties ($4-4.50) and mains like jerk chicken ($12) and curry goat ($13) to the CBD area.
Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm. 51 Telok Ayer Street. Tel: 6226 7530