Three to try: The Pillar, Plentyfull, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

Three to try: The Pillar, Plentyfull, Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

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Text: Janice Sim Amelia Chia

Our shortlist of the top eats and treats in town

Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei

The wonderful mind-readers from Ramen Keisuke Group, who brought to our palates some of our sunny island's best ramen and tempura bowls, have now launched a brand-new concept in Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei (a real mouthful, we know). This casual-dining eatery serves up one of Japan's most well-loved national dishes — the hamburg steak. Freshly ground and made to order in the restaurant, each juicy patty is made from prime US beef and seared on a teppanyaki grill before it is served sizzling on a hotplate. While you're relishing the rich flavours from this veritable meat fest, don't forget the restaurant's stellar salad bar — a sweet reprieve from this carnivorous meat fest. The rotating line-up features 20 side dishes daily, including a refreshing cha soba salad, pasta salad with tuna and eggplant, simmered pumpkin, and pickled cabbage. Finally, what's a meal without a selection of condiments? Take your pick between Keisuke's original sweet and spicy sauce, teriyaki and oroshi ponzu (radish with vinegar). Go ahead, drizzle it on as you please. — AC

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72 Peck Seah Street. Tel: 6908 4348 

The Pillar

You know something magical is coming your way when an esteemed industry player has a hand in it — chef Stephan Zoisl, the brains behind famed establishment Chef's Table, is helming The Pillar, part of a snazzy lifestyle concept space called Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones. Before you let the term "concept space" cloud your judgement on the food, the menu at this brand-new restaurant reads a thoughtful curation of contemporary cuisine, embracing seasonal produce from all around the world. Their spanner crab salad is delightfully fresh, dressed in wasabi mayo and plated with diced apple and red-vined sorrel. If serious mains are more your thing, the braised beef cheeks will hit the spot — although if we're being honest, anything with brown butter potato puree does. — JS

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#03-07/08/23-25A Orchard Central. 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6592 0571


Dim lights and strategically placed floral arrangements certainly make for a good prelude to a wholesome, hearty meal. Plentyfull serves up the perfect unwind — expect only the freshest ingredients on your plate, sourced directly from farmers and artisans, both locally and internationally. The modern brasserie (some might say hipster) recently rolled out new additions to its menu, including an impressive charcuterie selection. The '777 Duck Breast Prosciutto' is cured for seven days, which leaves it delectably tender whilst giving off an intoxicating smoky aroma. Also try their pillowy pumpkin gnocchi, elegantly pan-fried with sage sauce and greens. Craving Spanish grub? Head on down to Plentyfull on 14 and 28 May, as the restaurant puts up an exclusive menu for two nights only, in collaboration with chef Jean-Philippe Patruno from Dehesa. Expect a beautifully curated five-course meal, which includes smoked Iberico cheeks and pig's skin tagilatelle. Get excited. — JS

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#01-79/80 Millenia Walk. 9 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6493 2997