For the month of April 2017, 3 new openings will be delighting the palate of Singaporeans, while another 5 cafes or restaurants have revamped their menu to entice diners to pay them a revisit with refreshed offerings. If fans of Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle and Restaurant Home have been wondering where they have moved to? You can find out in this edition of Monthly Grub Recommendation.
237 East Coast Road
Probably the only place in Singapore where you can find sourdough baked traditional in a wood fired oven. Four types of sourdoughs are available from the oven. They are the organic white sourdough, organic wholemeal sourdough, organic rye sourdough and organic fruit sourdough. Complementing the sourdoughs are a selection of small plates and big plates, showcasing contemporary dishes cooked with traditional European techniques.
Recommend Items: Sourdough, Norwegian Blue Mussel, Grilled Pork Belly, Rangers Valley Striploin, Bread and Butter Pudding.
Cookhouse @ JEM
50 Jurong Gateway Road
Opened by the same folk from Face to Face, the new concept features the handmade noodles in small bowl. Customers are supposed to give the noodle bowl a good shake to mix the sauce with the noodle, thus the name of the stall.
Recommend Item: Kolo Mee, Mala Pan Mee
18 Tai Seng Street
The first ramen eatery to be awarded a Michelin Star, Tsuta has opened its second outlet at 18 Tai Seng. Unlike its first outlet that offers the shoyu soba and shio soba, the new outlet offers the new miso soba together with its signature shoyu soba. As per my earlier review, Singaporean may not be used to the type of ramen offered by Tsuta but the new miso soba is closer to what we have grown up eating with, the rich and creamy tonkotsu style.
Recommend Item: Miso Soba
Birds Of A Feather
113 Amoy Street
Spreading its wings for greater high, the new cafe which opened late last year has expanded its menu offering new creations to delight the taste buds of their customers. Ranging from brunch to dinner, there is something new on the menu for a revisit. Even the dessert menu has a few new additions that is worthy to give the diet plan a miss.
Recommend Item: Pig Ear Mosaic, Kawa Ebi Swim in The Chillies, Glutinous Rice Cake (savoury version).
Jurong East MRT Station
10 Jurong East Street 12
Voted as the best Korean Fried Chicken which is definitely well deserved for their flavourful and juicy Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings. Recently it has introduced the UFO Toppoki which comes with rice cake, deep fried breaded squid in a spicy chilli paste sauce. This is complemented with sides such as caramelized kimchi, cheese, corn cheese, kimchi fried rice, steamed egg and some grinded padano cheese.
Recommend Item: UFO Toppoki, Ganjang (Soya) Chicken Wings
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street
Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering has refreshed their Afternoon Tea menu with three tiers of joy that features local inspired savoury items as well as sweet delights. The afternoon tea is available from 3pm to 6pm daily. For $42, you get a high tea set and a single servicing of specialty coffee and TWG Tea. For an additional top up of $6 at $48, you get a high tea set and unlimited servicing of specialty coffee and TWG Tea. Each high tea set is good for 2 person.
Recommend Item: High Tea
12 North Canal Road
For a limited period from 11 March to 30 April 2017, Tamashii Robabtaya is working together with Miumi Japan Food to promote the premium and seasonal ingredients of Kansai region. To showcases the food and ingredients from Kansai, both Chef Yukari Tsuchitda and Chef Patrick Tan have come together to create a 8 course omakase menu at $188.
Recommend Item: Omakase
The Bravery Cafe
66 Horne Road
The cafe at Lavender has extended their opening on Friday and Saturday to offer dinner. Although the dinner menu is limited, the dishes are well presented and plated. Although some dishes needed some refinement, I think it has potential if a little more effort is put into the cooking.
Recommend Item: Garlic Crieam Mussel Stew, Pan Seared Seabass.
Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle
Blk 312A Sumang Link
Previously located at Bukit Batok before moving to its current location, Boat Quay (Original) Mushroom Noodle was started by Uncle Lim's grandfather who used to sell the dish at Boat Quay in a pushcart. The stall which handmade their Teochew dumpling which is a must try here.
Recommend Item: Teochew Dumpling, Signature Noodle
Restaurant HOME & Bar
27 Cosford Road
Used to be located at The Rail Mall, Restaurant Home has moved to Changi. The new location has a new kampong vibe to it. Besides the indoor dining area, the restaurant also has an alfresco area with a bar. A separate menu has also been put together focusing on barbecued items. While Chef Tan has retained most of his signature items of the menu, he has also incorporated new items inspired by the kampong surrounding, bring cooking to its basic and showcasing the natural flavours of the ingredients.
Recommend Item: La La Crispy Rice, Hot-Stone Sauteed Pig Liver, Baked Chicken with Herbal Sea Salt.