From sipping on Pisco sour slushies to an early Christmas feast, we have you covered for the month of November.
Sluviche combines two South American classics—pisco and ceviche—for a slamming good time. Sip on slushie versions ($15) of pisco sour and pisco punch (the two most popular cocktails using the Peruvian brandy) while scarfing down the scrumptious ceviches—raw seafood “cooked” in lemon and lime juice. Scallops ($25) are spiked with chilli padi, slicked with chive oil and topped with ikura, while swordfish ($20) is given a creamy treatment of coconut milk and leeks. All ceviches come with a side of sourdough, but you can further bulk up your meal with sides of corn ($3) or the tender baked potato ($6).
Level 2, 17A Keong Saik Road. Tel: 6224 0212
To promote next generation hawkers, Pezzo Group has introduced Hawker Heroes. The first outlet at Northpoint features two well-known food stalls. Ru Ji Fishball Noodles (established 2003 at Holland Drive) is led by husband-and-wife team Joanne Ng and Daniel Lee, who learnt their craft from Joanne’s dad. Go for the famous mee pok dry ($4.50) with 100% yellowtail fishballs and special sambal, or their new bak chor mee ($5.50) with handmade meatballs. At Hong Seng Curry Rice (established 1995 in Redhill), Alex Lim carries on the family tradition with his grandma’s recipes for Hainanese curry (sets from $4.50)—cooked with chicken, squid and potatoes—and pork chop with an old-school cream cracker crust.
#01-07 Northpoint, 930 Yishun Avenue.
Machida Shoten has been drawing crowds with its hearty shoyu tonkotsu ramen ($14), but it is the new tsukemen ($15) that has us throwing our diet plans out the window. Made from their own blend of dashi and dried chashu, the creamy broth is a match made in heaven with the thick Yokohama-style wheat noodles. Complete your meal with soft-boiled egg and chashu ($4) or add on the Ibérico spare ribs ($14)—a treat that’s marinated in a sweet soya sauce and excellent for dipping into the broth.
#04-40 Japan Food Town, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre. Tel: 6262 3214
flo (Food Lovers Only) recently launched a Koreaninspired menu with creative fusion dishes such as kimchi pancake ($14.90), beef bulgogi spaghetti ($16.90) and rosti with scrambled eggs ($16.90), which comes with marinated chicken slices, sour cream dip and a side salad. End your meal on a sweet note with their crispy waffle with ice cream ($10.90), topped with fresh berries, maple syrup and chocolate sauce. All prices are nett.
#02-15A IMM, 2 Jurong East Street. Tel: 6896 1396
Christmas starts early at Jamie’s italian. Available at both VivoCity and Forum outlets from 21 Nov, mouth-watering dishes such as Jamie’s Porchetta—a slowcooked free-range pork belly stuffed with cranberries, apricots and sage, and served with a herby apple sauce—will be presented alongside the Festive Dark Chocolate Tart in either of their two Christmas menus (Festive Lunch $49.90, Ultimate Dinner Feast $65.90). Those planning a get-together can go for the festivethemed pizza and Prosecco party ($48 two glasses or $68 freeflow), where guests can craft their very own sourdough pizza while downing celebratory glasses of bubblies.
#01-01 Forum, 583 Orchard Road. Tel: 6655 7676. #1-165 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6733 5500