October 30, 2017
Come lunch hour, the Raffles Place vicinity can be rather intimidating for those who are not familiar with the area. So many F&B outlets! So much people! So long queues everywhere! So little time! How how how?
An ideal scenario would be to know exactly what you want, and zoom in decisively to your choice of F&B outlets to minimize any aimless wandering, and maximum whatever precious time you have.
One Raffles Place (directly connected to Raffles Place mrt station NS26/EW14) conveniently offers an array of F&B choices within one building. From breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to tea, coffee and desserts, the gormandizing needs for the whole day can easily be catered to.
With the opening of several new outlets during the recent months, the F&B offerings at One Raffles Place have become more attractive than ever.
Let's take a look at the highlights!
October 27, 2017
Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 @ OUE Tower Presents An Exquisite Niigata City Menu For A Limited Period!
Tóng Lè Private Dining 同樂 is reputed to be one of Singapore's finest Chinese restaurants, and I've heard only good things about its food, service and ambience from my friends who have dined there before. True that!
The purpose of my visit was to check out Tóng Lè's special two-week menu (available from 27th October to 11th November 2017) which features Autumn seasonal produce from Japan's Niigata City.
This is actually the second year in which the collaboration is taking place. Chef Ken Ling was so impressed with the products last year, that he flew to Niigata City again this year to personally handpick the freshest Autumn ingredients to be used for the delectable 6-course menu.
October 20, 2017
Opened since 1980, Shima at Goodwood Park Hotel is known to be one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Singapore.
Though the establishment is reputed for its Teppanyaki offerings, it also serves up sashimi and sushi, as well as other Japanese cuisine including shabu shabu and sukiyaki. Heard that its executive bento sets are very popular during lunch too.
As Chef Hoshiba Fumihiko, an award-winning luminary with over 40 years of culinary experience, joins Shima, he unveils a brand-new Kaiseki menu!
October 17, 2017
Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant 鳗满, NEW 2nd Outlet @ DUO Galleria ~ Full Of Grilled Freshwater Eel Goodness
My man of the moment is undeniably..... Man Man 鳗满 ! <3
Opened by Chef Teppei Yamashita, the flagship store at Keong Saik Road is widely-known for being the first Japanese unagi specialty restaurant in Singapore, its delicious grilled eel that bagged a Michelin Bib Gourmand status, and forever long queue.
Okay lah, not exactly "forever", but stories of having to stand in line for any time between 30 minutes to 2 hours in less-than-favorable weather conditions without any shelter just to enjoy an unagi meal are not unheard of.
So the opening of a second Man Man Japanese Unagi Restaurant at DUO Galleria (directly connected to Bugis mrt station EW12/DT14) came as great news for those who wish to skip the waiting torture yet get a taste of what's the hype all about. Last we heard, there isn't any long queue at this 2nd outlet yet.
October 12, 2017
The delightful combination of fried chicken and waffles is loved by many, and is one of the most popular brunch items around. For fans, here's a place to check out for yet another version: The Bird Southern Table & Bar!
Opened by restaurateur John Kunkel who is also behind the award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami and Las Vegas, the first Asia outpost at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands serves to bring an experience of Southern US comfort cuisine to our local shore.
We were understandably excited about making a visit.
October 10, 2017
Miffy Meets Kumoya! The Halal-Certified Japanese-French Café Presents The 1st Miffy Pop-Up Café In Singapore & Southeast Asia!
After ending a successful run with Sanrio's Cinnamoroll, Kumoya is back with another pop-up collaboration, this time with..... Miffy! Just in time to celebrate Kumoya's 1st anniversary too!
The little girl rabbit from Holland is created by Dutch author Dick Bruna, and is known as her Dutch name "Nijntje" in her homeland. She is featured in 30 over books, and has her own television series, movie, as well as a line of clothes, toys and various merchandise.
Now, you can catch her in Singapore from 5th October to 31st December 2017!
Read: Kumoya Presents Cinnamoroll Special Pop-Up Café! Super Cute Food, Desserts & Beverages Featuring The Popular Sanrio Charactor!
October 02, 2017
HolyCrab! It was an experience to remember as we all got excited over those Orgasmic Crabs and Hooked On (Hokkein) Mee!
Since its opening in June this year, HolyCrab along Tan Quee Lan Street has been dishing up its crustacean specialties in a variety of flavors, some of which are truly unique creations which we have not seen elsewhere.
The man behind the casual eatery is chef-owner Elton Seah who has been operating HolyCrab as a private dining concept for seven years, before collaborating the owner of Joo Bar to set this up.