Uncle Kiisu – Square2

Taking over the former premises of Now Noodles+ at Square2 is Uncle Kiisu; a new F&B establishment that serves up food with a modern Asian influence. Being decorated with a rather eclectic decor theme, Uncle Kiisu’s concept is most likely targetted at younger audiences; the space is decked with contrasting colours, with bright-coloured elements running…

Wanton Fu — ARC380

The demise of Lavender Food Square has seen many changes to the landscape of Jalan Besar, which saw the demolition of Eminent Plaza and a few changes to the F&B scene. Fast forward a few years later, ARC380 now takes over the grounds of Eminent Plaza and LavenderFood Square. Wanton Fu is one of the…

Yaowarat Thai Kway Chap – Upper Serangoon Road

It seems that there is a trend of Thai iterations of local food going on of the late, especially with Thai Wanton Mee and Yentafo (the Thai variant of Yong Tau Foo) being introduced into the Singapore market over the past number of years. Situated conveniently at Upper Serangoon Road near to Kovan MRT Station…

Sideways – Rowell Road

Rowell Road is possibly one of the few corners in Jalan Besar that is not particularly linked with food, considering how the rest of Jalan Besar seems to be littered with F&B establishments all around. Taking over a shophouse that was left vacant for a number of years, Sideways is the latest concept by the…

The Communal – Hotel NuVe Urbane

The folks behind now-defunct The Laneway Market is at it again; following the opening of Brine at Hotel Clover along North Bridge Road, they have since opened yet another concept at Hotel NuVe Urbane named The Communal. Unlike most other dining establishments, The Communal is strictly al-fresco for dine-ins, except for the bar counter seats…

Motsu-Ya – Fortune Centre

Following the success of Nobu-Ya, the folks behind Nobu-Ya had since opened a new concept at the second level of Fortune Centre names Motsu-Ya. Unlike Nobu-Ya which only opens for dinner and is also notoriously known for implementing the mandatory rule of patrons having to order alcohol, Motsu-Ya is opened for lunch at the time-being,…

Phoenix Lava – Raffles Place MRT Xchange

Hailing from Thailand, Phoenix Lava is a new molten custard lava bun speciality stall that had recently opened its doors at Raffles Place MRT Xchange. Known for their Durian Lava Buns, Phoenix Lava has stalls across different parts of Thailand, including Bangkok and Western Thailand, as well as Vietnam. Together with Singapore, the website also…

Homeground Coffee Roasters – Joo Chiat Road

Homeground Coffee Roasters is one of the few third-wave movement coffee joints that had recently sprung up across the island. For those who might find the name a little familiar, Homeground Coffee Roasters is a local coffee roaster which also supplies their roasted beans/blends to Harritts Donuts, which also recently opened their very first outlet…

Tendon Go – Oasis Terrace

Having their very first outlet situated at Gleneagles Hospital, Tendon Go had since expanded with the opening of its second branch and its very first full-fledged eatery at Oasis Terrace. Conveniently connected to a link bridge that brings pedestrians from Oasis LRT Station in Punggol, Oasis Terrace serves as a neighbourhood centre for residents nearby…

Five Oars Coffee Roasters – Tanjong Pagar Road

With the demise of Crackerjack, there had not been many options for specialty coffee along Tanjong Pagar Road; that is until now with the opening of Five Oars Coffee Roasters, which is one of the few third-wave coffee movement cafes that had sprouted all around the island lately. Located just a few units away from…

Hokkaido-Ya – Vivocity

Taking over a small area that was carved out of Sushi Tei’s premises is Hokkaido-Ya, a new self-service casual Japanese dining concept. Opened by the Sushi Tei group, Hokkaido-Ya, the self-service concept would see the use of self-service kiosk in place of an ordering counter — patrons would place their orders via the self-service kiosks…

Konjiki Hototogisu – CHIJMES

CHIJMES has been seeing a few new additions lately, including Hvala and most recently, Konjiki Hototogisu. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Konjiki Hototogisu serves up Japanese ramen with a twist that is served slightly different from traditional ramen — their ramen had won multiple awards in Japan over the years, including being listed as No.1 ramen…