For the month of May 2017, we brought you 4 new openings ranging from hawker to restaurant. At the same time, 2 interesting creations inspired from our local favourites. Wrapping up the monthly grub with a Teochew porridge buffet feast/
Guan's Mee Pok
Blk 713 Clementi West Street 2
With the moving out Ah Hoe Mee Pok (the stall runs by Mr Naoji's son) to Cantonment Road, another new stall has taken over and it is non other than Guan's Mee Pok. If you have not known, Eric Chia founder of Guan's Mee Pok and Ah Hoe Mee Pok is the master of Mr Naoji, the Japanese Mee Pok man that you probably have seen in many media platforms.
Recommend Item: Guan's Mee Pok with Squid
OUE Bayfront Rooftop
50 Collyer Quay
Me@OUE at OUE Bayfront welcomes new Executive Chef Sam Chin who is only 33 years old, helming the three open-concept kitchens offering Japanese, French and Chinese cuisines. For the gourmands, you will be glad to know that Me@OUE is offering the highly prized Kumamoto Beef on the menu. With the access to the whole cattle, diners get to enjoy the different cuts of the prized beef, also known as the caviar of meat.
Recommend Item: Hokkaido Botan Ebi Tartare, Charcoal Grilled Striploin, Yakiniku
Song Garden Chinese Restaurant
Mercure Bugis Singapore
122 Middle Road
Song Garden is a new Cantonese restaurant that has opened on the second level of the new Mercure Singapore Bugis hotel. Taking almost the entire floor, it can sit up to 120 people with seven private rooms. The new Chinese restaurant is helmed by Executive Chef Wong Shea Nung and Executive Dim Sum Chef Leung Chi Man. If you are a fan of East Ocean Seafood Restaurant's dim sum, you may be interested to know that Chef Leung has moved to Song Garden to be the Executive Dim Sum Chef.
Recommend Item: Lobster with Pumpkin Puree in Hot Stone Pot, Steamed Cheong Fun with Fresh Prawn, Mentaiko Cod Fillet, Signature Roast Chicken on Bed of Beancurd Skin
Raffles @ Holland Village
118 Holland Avenue
Located at the basement of the new Raffles @ Holland Village is SENS, a Japanese restaurant within the gourmet grocer TASTE. It offers a wide repertoire of contemporary Japanese cuisine including sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki and omakase. It also boasts one of the largest selections of Japanese craft beers, sake and wines from breweries in different regions of Japan.
Recommend Item: Miyazaki Wagyu Tataki, Kurobuta Rosu Katsu
KEK Seafood Pandan Gardens
200 Pandan Gardens
One of the latest creation at KEK Seafood is their Oriental Burger, giving the western fare an Asian twist. A total of seven different burgers are created incorporating Asian techniques into the burger. I had the Pai Gu Wong Burger ($9) which comes with a huge piece of tender and juicy pork in a sweet sauce, sandwiched between 2 toasted buns. It turned out surprisingly good. Other burgers available on the menu are Salted Egg Chicken Burger, Marmite Chicken Burger, Coffee Pork Burger, Salted Egg Pork Burger, Sambal Beef Burger, Salted Egg Sotong Burger. For a mere $9, it comes with pickles and a drink.
Recommend Item: Pai Gu Wong Burger
KFC Singapore has launched the new Curry Crunch marrying the aroma and fragrance of coriander seeds, cumin and turmeric, then paired with a note of garlic and finished with the sharpness of dried chilli and peppercorn.
Recommend Item: Curry Crunch Chicken
The ART (Assumption Restaurant for Training)
Assumption Pathway School
30 Cashew Road
The ART (Assumption Restaurant for Training) is not your usual restaurant. Located inside Assumption Pathway School at Cashew Road, the restaurant provides the training ground for the students to put their F&B knowledge and skills into practice. The ART is a casual dining restaurant that offers 3-Course set lunch and High Tea Set on weekdays and during school terms. All prices here are nett. The ART has recently extended its operating hours on Fridays (during school term) to include dinner. Set dinner will be served for dinner except on the last Friday of each month, where it is replaced with Porridge Buffet. I was there on the last Friday of March to check out the Porridge Buffet which is priced at only $12 nett.
Recommend Item: Porridge Buffet, Braised Duck