Parallel – One Raffles Place

The basement of One Raffles Place had seen a rather major revamp recently, with quite a number of new tenants taking over the spaces left behind by the previous group of tenants. Parallel is just one of the few new tenants which had recently moved into the basement of One Raffles Place with the likes…

1KS – Keong Saik Road

Run by the folks behind Park Bench Deli at Telok Ayer Street, 1KS replaces the now-defunct The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol. Having visited The Daily Roundup quite a couple of times, the interior of 1KS is pretty recognisable having most of its furniture and fittings retained with a few new additions such as…

Kori King – The Cathay

Yet another new place for Kakigori had sprouted up in town, situated just a few units away from Matchaya that serves up the same dessert as well. Kori King shares its space with Saladstop at The Cathay. Being primarily meant for takeaways, patrons can still choose to dine-in if they wish at the shared seating…

.elia – Jiak Chuan Road

.elia is the newest F&B concept that had recently moved into the Keong Saik neighbourhood, being by the same people who were behind now-defunct The Chillout Cafe in Labuan, Malaysia. Taking over the former grounds of Oriole Coffee Roasters at Jiak Chuan Road, .elia bore no visible signage on its exterior during the day of…

Drury Lane Specialty Coffee – Neuros, Biopolis

Drury Lane is a name that should be pretty familiar with the cafe hopping folks for a while, considering it had been some time since its inception at 94 Tanjong Pagar Road a couple of years ago. The Drury Lane brand had since expanded quite a bit, and they are currently operating three branches around…

The Legendary Ramen Master – Northpoint

With the revamp of Northpoint going on, the mall had been seeing some new tenants moving in such as the likes of Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice, TenderFresh and Loco Loco (which is mentioned in the June edition of jiaksimipng Foodnotes). The Legendary Ramen Master is an expansion of Master Wang Ramen Chinese Cuisine that…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – July 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, March, April, May and June edition of the…

Sumo Bar Happy – Blk 261 Waterloo Street

Sumo Bar Happy is a new Japanese watering hole that had recently sprouted up at the ground floor of the HDB estate at Waterloo Street being located beside Follia which we had been keeping up to date on ever since we noticed the renovations being carried out there. Sumo Bar Happy is the latest concept…

Song Kee Fishball Noodles – Thomson Plaza

There had been a bit of talk that Song Kee Fishball Noodles had opened a new branch at Thomson Plaza. First things first, it is important to note that this particular branch of Song Kee Fishball Noodles is opened by the people behind the Song Kee Kway Teow Soup at Blk 75 Lorong 5 Toa…

Hustle Co – Craig Road

New to the Craig Road neighbourhood is Hustle Co, a new cafe with an emphasis on craft beer on tap. Craig Road is an address that was synonymous to cafes just a few years ago when cafes were just sprouting up across the island — Hustle Co’s space is situated right in between now-defunct Kite…

Panko – Haji Lane/Arab Street

Taking over the former premises of now-defunct Longplay is Panko, a new Kushikatsu bar concept that is also under the Unlisted Collection umbrella of brands which also runs other F&B concepts such as Bistro November, Restaurant Nouri, Bincho at Hua Bee, Pollen, Salted & Hung and Cheek by Jowl (recently awarded with its first Michelin…

Nom Nom – Blk 81 MacPherson Lane

There is a new kid on the block at Blk 81 MacPherson Lane, taking over the former space of now-defunct My Sister Bakes. Not to be confused with NOM – No Other Meaning situated at MacPherson Community Club, Nom Nom is a new cafe that is situated within the same neighbourhood as Alfero Gelato which…