From a carpark transformation to a new Korean food street. Check out these new spaces this month.
Top image: Insadong Korea Town
Transformed from a 13,000-square-foot carpark to a multi-disciplinary arts cum F&B space for youth–that’s 10sq. The arts training centre’s got an auditorium, dance studio, music room, drawing room and Happy Pancakes Café (Mon-Thu 11.30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-8.30pm).
The eatery’s backed by Owl International who pumped in $100,000, The RICE Company Limited (Singapore) and Little Creators (Japan). Set up to support financiallydisadvantaged
youth in Singapore and Japan, the cafe serves as a service training facility and fundraising
initiative for youth keen to pursue arts training. Drop by for a traditional kopi ($2.50), Owl style, and heartwarming maple-syrup pancakes (from $7.90).
Level 10 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6835 8173
The famous food street from Korea has made its way to Singapore in the form of Insadong Korea Town. Order from a screen and sneak glimpses of the chefs in action at this indoor casual dining concept. A must is the ginseng chicken soup ($28) that has glutinous rice which is first stir fried with garlic for flavour, before being stuffed in the chicken. Explore two ways of eating the dish, as it is or with evaporated milk added for a richer flavour. To round up the experience, 16 push carts line the pathway selling authentic Korean merchandise, accessories and souvenirs.
#01-30/31/32/33, 26 Sentosa Gateway. Tel: 6238 8221