Bistro November – Keong Saik Road

Bistro November is a pop-up concept that had taken over the space of now-defunct Restaurant Ember (or more recently, The Provision Shop) at Hotel 1929, with the pop-up lasting until November 2017. A collaboration between Unlisted Collection and the folks behind what was formerly Thirteen Duxton, Bistro November is probably one of the most unique…

jiaksimipng Foodnotes – May 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 and April edition of the jiaksimipng Foodnotes if you…

Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant – Rendezvous Hotel

Opened fairly recently at Rendezvous Hotel is Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant, a new concept by the people behind now-defunct The Rawr Kitchen (featured in our Honourable Mentions (2016) post) previously in The Splendour at Bukit Batok Crescent. Occupying the hotel’s courtyard space, Five Marbles Craft Beer Restaurant is a watering hole that not only…

Poké Lulu – United Square

Opened recently at United Square, Poké Lulu is a new Poké bowl spot taking over the spot of now-defunct Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe. The space of Poké Lulu is relatively familiar, using furniture that is left behind from Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe; there are a few subtle differences around though, such as around the counter…

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…

Abbie’s Coffeehouse – Havelock II

(Edit – 01/06/2017: Slayer Coffee had been renamed as Abbie’s Coffeehouse with Renfred Ng’s return to The Milky Way Homemade Ice-Cream and Coffee; this post was being published before the renaming of Slayer Coffee as Abbie’s Coffeehouse) Slayer Coffee (which is in no way affiliated with Slayer Espresso, the company that produces Slayer-branded espresso machines)…