Kaneta Shoten – Chinatown Point

Kaneta Shoten is a relatively new ramen shop affiliated with Otoko Ramen at Alexandra Central, situated at Basement 1 of Chinatown, taking over the spot of now-defunct Kowloon Express which has another outlet at 321Clementi. The interior is renovated with a contemporary touch, with brick walls, wooden furnishings and Japanese murals — one that is…

Ramen Atelier – Savourworld, Ascent

Opened for quite a while at Savourworld, Ramen Atelier is a local brand known for their take on Japanese ramen with the use of French cooking techniques; a pretty unique take on ramen. Having occupied another unit within the same building during their pop-up phase, Ramen Atelier moved to their own shop space just a…

The Affogato Bar – Cluny Court

Bukit Timah has been seeing a lot of new F&B concepts of the late; apart from Sogurt’s KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar, The Affogato Bar had also recently opened in the neighbourhood a short distance away at Cluny Court a few units away from Plain Vanilla Bakery’s branch at Cluny Court near Botanic Gardens MRT…

KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar – Bukit Timah Road

KARA Cafe & Dessert Bar is Sogurt’s latest F&B concept, taking former space of Sogurt’s branch situated along Bukit Timah Road. Sogurt was once the place for yogurt, and the Bukit Timah Road outlet was once their flagship store. Fast forward to today, the space had since been renovated with most of its furnishings and…

Dim Sum Haus – Jalan Besar

Having opened for a few months, Dim Sum Haus is one of the few newest additions to the Jalan Besar neighbourhood situated not too far away from Sim Lim Tower; near both the current Rochor MRT station and the upcoming Jalan Besar MRT Station along the Downtown Line. Being a simple eatery dishing out delectable…

VENUE by Sebastian – Downtown Gallery

Opened to much attention is Venue by Sebastian, a new casual dining concept featuring contemporary European cuisine in Downtown Gallery situated along Shenton Way. Chef Sebastian Ng helms the kitchen at Venue by Sebastian, who used to head now-defunct Restaurant Ember. Venue by Sebastian is aimed to serve contemporary European cuisine in a slightly more…

The Playground Coffee – Nanyang Community Centre

Taking over the spot of now-defunct Pits & Pans is The Playground Coffee, the newest kid on the block at Nanyang Community Centre. Folks familiar with the former shop layout of Pits & Pans would find the space revamped quite a bit; the space now boasts a clean, minimalistic design which involves plenty of white…

Slayer Coffee – Havelock II

Slayer Coffee (which is in no way affiliated with Slayer Espresso, the company that produces Slayer-branded espresso machines) is a newly-opened cafe in Havelock II, having previously started as a mobile coffee cart a few years ago. Co-founded by Campus Superstar alumnus Renfred Ng, Slayer Coffee’s space is pretty clean and minimalistic, with a large…

Your Nasi Lemak – Sembawang Road

Opened pretty recently along Sembawang Road along the same stretch as Sembawang Shopping Centre is Your Nasi Lemak, a Nasi Lemak speciality stall situated within a shophouse unit just right behind the bus stop. Simply furnished, Your Nasi Lemak carries vibes of a humble neighbourhood eatery with functional decor and furnishings — familiar and unpretentious….

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – April 2017

The jiaksimipng Foodnotes series is essentially a monthly review of selected places that we have dined at which are worth a mention but skipped on the blog for various reasons (e.g. personal commitments, lack of coverage for a full-length post etc.). Do check out the January, February and March edition of the jiaksimipng Foodnotes if…

Gonpachi Ramen – Blk 212 Hougang Street 21

Newly-opened in the Kovan area along the same row of shophouses as Nakhon Kitchen and Hatter Street is Gonpachi Ramen, which serves up affordable ramen in the heartland. Decorated simply without being too empty nor bare, Gonpachi Ramen’s decor features plenty of wood furnishings and fittings with a good amount of seating around for a…

mo-ii – GSH Plaza

mo-ii is just one of the few new occupants of GSH Plaza along with other tenants such as The Salad Corner, Workspace Espresso and more. Boasting a minimalist and clean interior design, mo-ii’s interior is largely white with a few wood touches around the entire cafe; a shelf sits on the “counter seating” near the…