Time flies and we are into our third series of our Monthly Grub Recommend. For February's recommendation, we have 7 new establishments, 2 new menu and 1 relocation. I am rather surprise with the number of new cafe, restaurants that have opened. I thought everyone is saying the economy is not good. I even remembered reading a report saying we are in technical recession. It really make me wonders why there are still new cafes and restaurants opening in Singapore.
New Cafe/ Eatery/ Restaurant
3 Park Lane
The former Seletar Airbase or better known as Seletar Airport has been transformed into a F&B and lifestyle destination. The black and white colonial bungalows, together with the lush greenery, felt as if one is being transported to the English countryside. Occupying the former home of the Royal Air Force's Tech Wing Command, is the site of The Summerhouse. The Summerhouse is an integrated multi-concept destination comprising The Summerhouse Dining Room and Balcony Bar located on the upper storey; and Wildseed, a cafe, patisserie and bar on the ground level.
Recommend Items: Independent Uruguay, Kaya Toast, Honey Lemon Rosemary Tart
The Garage (Singapore Botanic Gardens)
via Cluny Park Gate
50 Cluny Park Road
Botanico at The Garage is located in a conservation building within Singapore's first UNESCO World Heritage Site - Singapore Botanic Gardens, that was built in the 1920s.The restaurant offers a contemporary-bistro seasonality driven menu. The kitchen is helmed by Spanish-born Chef Antonio Oviedo. A visit to The Garage is not complete without checking out the hidden bar on the 2nd level at Botanico. The alfresco bar area is actually air conditioned! It has definitely set a new benchmark of outdoor dining in Singapore which is air conditioned. It is amazing that the design of the place is able to trap the cool air within, keeping the temperature around 20-25 degree celsius.
Recommend Items: Smoked Sardines, Lamb Tartare, Chargrilled Green Asparagus
Barrio by Mex Out
1 Harbourfront Walk
With the success of its 313 Somerset outlet, Barrio by Mex Out has opened a second outlet at Vivocity offering Mexican cuisine in a beer-garden inspired casual dining setting. On weekends, it even has a breakfast deal at $12.90, which comes with a breakfast dish + a coffee (available 9am to 12pm).
Recommend Items: Loaded Nachos, Fish Taco, Barbacoa Quesadilla
Tanjong Pagar Centre
7 Wallich Street
Kuro Maguro at Tanjong Pagar Centre is here to serve you probably the best maguro in town! Conceptualised by Misaki Megumi Sui san, a wholesaler of maguro and sashimi in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, who has also launched 20 other restaurants in Japan. Equip with trawlers capable of catching the biggest maguro in the world, Misaki Megumi Sui san is regarded as one of the most renowned tuna and fish wholesalers in Japan. At Kuro Maguro, you can enjoy 18 premium donburi, made with blue fins tuna curated and imported directly from Misaki Port.
Recommend Items: Kama Yaki, Toro Aburi Meshi
Ola Beach Club
Siloso Beach Sentosa
46 Siloso Beach Walk
Ola Beach Club at Siloso Beach Sentosa is the latest and only all-encompassing Hawaiian-themed lifestyle venue. Not just a holistic destination for outdoor activities and watersports, Ola offers an interesting beach dining experience, with .a menu of Hawaiian-inspired specialties crafted by Executive Chef Liinson Heng.
Recommend Items: House Smoked Squid, Huli-Huli Chicken
Acqua e Farina
The Rail Mall
400 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Opened just nex to the green corridor at the Rail Mall is the new Italian restaurant, Acqua e Farina. The restaurant offers a selection of North and South Italian cuisine to the hood with tried-and-tested recipes from their hometowns. Have a party to throw but don’t want to deal with the cooking and after-party clean-up? Acqua E Farina Party Helper will save the day and night! Generous servings of the carefully selected menu dishes and desserts, as well as 30% off Italian wines can be put together with fun presentation, delivery and clean-up at an extra charge, depending on the location and needs of guests.
Recommend Items: Pizza Tartufo, Fagottino di Mozzarella e Prosciutto, Tagliatelle alla Boscaiola
Porta Fine Food & Import Company
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street
With the new year, Park Hotel Clarke Quay welcomes a new restaurant - Porta Fine Food & Import Company replacing Brizo, offering modern European cuisine. The new restaurant is helmed by 31 years old Executive Chef Michael Suyanto who was leading the team in Bistro du Vin of Les Amis Group before the new opportunity at Porta.
Recommend Item: Iberico Pork Secreto, Foie Gras, Chilled Angel Hair
187 Macpherson Road
Tel: +65 62859001
Only available at the Casuarina Curry Macpherson outlet is the new creation - Ondeh Ondeh Prata ($4.90). What exactly is it? It is actually made up of crispy tissue prata, folded into a parcel. In it, there are pandan jelly cubes, a scoop of coconut ice cream, shredded coconut and gula melaka to be drizzled over it before eating. The combination in terms of flavours and textures work harmoniously. It has brought prata appreciation to a new level, stepping away from the tradition.
Recommend Items: Ondeh Ondeh Prata
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Taking place from 7 February to 21 February 2017 at Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Singapore is the Lobster Bonanza promotion. For the 3 weeks period, guests can savour a huge selection of lobster creations at the buffet spread, showcasing the versatility of lobsters.
Recommend Items: Lobster Salad, Oven Roasted Lobster Tail.
Yu Tang Clan
1 Shenton Way
Yu Tang Clan is formerly rom Market Street Food Centre. Due to re-developement of Market Street Food Centre, the fish soup has moved to its current location at One Shenton and renamed as Yu Tang Clan. With the re-location, the stall has also gone up market and high tech. Food ordering is done through the touch screen machine at the front of the stall. You will be given a queue number upon payment. Wait for your queue number to be displayed at the queue number screen for collection.
Recommend Item: Tom Yum Fish Soup, Signature Soup