Where to eat and what's new in Singapore: Kilo Kitchen reopens at Duxton, Shangri-La Hotel teams up with The Coconut Club and more
Where we dined this week...
Singapore's hawker culture is undeniably a part of each of us — whether it be the myriad of food choices or the overlapping conversations of preserving the sacred heritage cuisine. To encourage the homegrown spirit, Shangri-La Hotel has collaborated with a few prominent local food brands to bring your favourite hawker breakfast food items to you — all under one roof and in the comforts of a cushy hotel. Delight in a frothy cup of teh tarik (pulled tea) and help yourself to unlimited servings at the buffet spread of iconic local dishes such as soon kueh from Ah Yee's Soon Kueh, shui kueh from Tiong Bahru Jian Bo Shui Kueh and yam cake from HarriAnn's. As part of the heritage themed breakfast, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore will also launch six signature dishes featuring the cult favourite nasi lemak from The Coconut Club. You can also get your side of kaya toast and soft boiled eggs here. So gather the whole fam for an elevated experience of your favourite local bites. — CC
22 Orange Grove Road, Tel: 6213 4288
Opening hours (Breakfast A La Carte): (Mon-Fri) 7am-10am, (Sat, Sun & PH) 7am-11am (Breakfast Buffet): (Sat, Sun & PH) 7am-11am
Nox - Dine in the Dark brings a meaningful dining concept to Singapore — to advocate the integration of the visually impaired and to promote social interaction between guests. Here, more than fancy garnishes are stripped away; your sight will be temporarily taken away as you dine in complete darkness. Start your dining experience in the dimly-litted cocktail lounge where you can try their signature cocktails with a playful take inspired from movies or locally infused flavours such as the 'Rojak Ninja', concocted with rojak sauce. Take a leap of faith as you proceed to the second floor for the actual dine-in-the-dark experience; all guided by specially trained blind and visually impaired servers. This is where the fun begins: as you go through each of the 12 tasting courses, guests are encouraged to comment on and guess what they are tasting - you may agree to disagree. Mystery drink tastings are available for those interested in pairing their food with alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks. Afraid of the dark? Fret not, you are in good hands. — CC
269 Beach Rd, Tel: 6298 0708
Opening hours: (Mon-Sun) 6pm-10pm
The CBD area has just gotten a new culinary addition — opening its doors as the first restaurant in Singapore with a cheese production lab on site. The Mast' (which also translates to 'Cheese Master' in Southern Italian dialect) gives guests front row seats to how cheeses are made from scratch. Needless to say, their homemade cheeses take centre stage in the menu. For starters, try their Tris Di Bufala which features burrata, mozzarella and more burrata; each on top of a small bed of mixed salad. The Crostini E Funghi was another favourite - creamy stracciatella cheese on toasted bread with mushrooms and a truffle drizzle. Craving an Italian classic? Their bigoli pasta should hit the spot — akin to spaghetti but much thicker and chewier, it is tossed in homemade tomato sauce and topped with more stracciatella cheese. Can't get enough of their cheeses? All of their produce are available for takeaway in 125g portions — bagging a taste of Rome for your next dinner party. — CC
182 Cecil St, Tel: 6513 8010
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 8am-10pm, (Sat) 10am-10pm
Where we are looking to dine...
Having bid goodbye to their Kallang Bugis flagship restaurant a few months ago, the good folk of Kilo has finally launched their new address in Tanjong Pagar Duxton, back with their sister spot Kilo Lounge. Expect the same snazzy interiors, alternative beats and an inventive set of new dishes. More to be revealed, very soon.
97 Duxton Road
Opening hours: (Tue-Fri) 5:30pm-12am, (Sat) 6pm-12am, Closed on Mondays and Sundays
A new fine dining restaurant has also joined the Duxton enclave — and it's French. Helmed by Michelin Star chef Jeremy Gilion, the two-storey shophouse will feature a unique artisanal approach from the design details of stonework created by craftsmen from Japan to the plates served up of indigenous herbs from the mountainsides in Sovie.
76 Duxton Road
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm, (Sat) 6pm-10pm, Closed on Sundays
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