The month of Nom-vember
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While there aren’t any public holidays during the month of November, one can still enjoy the simple pleasures in life - such as rewarding yourself with a wholesome meal and a good cup of coffee after toiling away hard at work.
From healthy fruit-infused teas to Middle-Eastern cuisine, there’s lots of yumminess for foodies to indulge in this month. So make this November, Nomvember; you’ll find your weekends flying by quickly as you race to visit all these new spots before the holiday season comes along.
1. A Juicery
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Millennial pink - or pastel pink - is the “in” colour, so A Juicery cleverly takes full advantage of this by having its entire premises painted in the shade. Likewise, its bottled cold-pressed juices ($7 for 250ml, $9 for 400ml) with creative names like Never Miss A Beet and Smells Like Green Spirit are just as colourful, with the added bonus of being supremely healthy.
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Address: 21 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049033
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8:30AM - 5PM
Telephone: 6533 1301
2. Randy Indulgence
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Indulgence isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it’s from Randy Indulgence’s selection of cereal and acai bowls ($7.90-$9.90) which are a great snack for when you need a boost. Located in town, it’s ideal for office workers trying to squeeze in some healthy eating on a busy schedule.
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There’s always room for some ice-cream. At $6.90 per cup, their soft serve is packed with fruit and your choice of 2 cereals. Time to indulge!
Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B1-10 Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078884
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 8AM - 10PM | Sat 11AM - 8PM | Sun 11AM - 6PM
Telephone: 8808 4758
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DOCO stands for “donburi coconut” - no prizes for guessing what the eatery offers then! In its hearty Sh-nack Don ($8.90) rice bowl, an onsen egg sits atop well-packed pepper beef and rice that’ll deliver a real kick with its spice.
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For just $3 instead of $4.90 as an a la carte option, you can add on a refreshing coconut soft-serve or shake to your donburi, great for washing off all that black pepper heat.
Address: 10 Anson Road, #01-16 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM
Telephone: 9049 9926 | 8228 3002
4. Hi Tea
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We all know fruits are healthy, but they’re not exactly the most convenient form of food to be consumed on the go. Hi Tea has solved that by plunking them straight into their ice-blended cold-brew teas!
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The Mix Fruit King ($5.80) is most definitely the one to go for, since you’ll be getting pineapple, watermelon, lemon, lime, strawberry and passionfruit thrown into your cold-brew oolong tea. After you’ve quenched your thirst, make use of the fork provided to pick out the fruit.
Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11AM - 10PM | Sun 9AM - 10PM
5. Thus Coffee
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Thus Coffee prides itself on its excellent brews, freshly roasted in-house and served alongside an all-day brunch menu. Its slight distance away from the usually packed Upper Thomson Road means it’s great for nua-ing on a lazy Sunday morning over a rich and creamy Hearty Chicken Stew ($16).
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Those particularly hungry after a morning trek through the nearby Peirce Reservoir Park will enjoy the massively-portioned Thus Breakfast ($19) which includes muffins, bacon, sausages and mushrooms. For a refreshing pick-me-up, down an Iced Green Shot ($6.50) - an icy glass of matcha milk coffee.
Address: 4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10AM - 10PM
Telephone: 8411 7565
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Italian deli by day and cocktail bar by night, Publico along Robertson Quay will have you gazing out of its glass facade to a splendid riverside view. As you admire the scenery, have a go at their signature Buon Appetito!! ($22), a toasted sourdough sandwich with free-range egg omelette and crispy bacon that’s guaranteed to get you stuffed.
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You can also head over to their deli counter to pick up some fresh produce to whip up your own meals at home with.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 6:30AM - 12AM
Telephone: 6826 5041
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Gelato doesn’t usually come to mind when “Arab Street” is mentioned, but aROMA stands in stark contrast to the more traditional aspect of the area. Other than ice cream that will keep you refreshed in the tropical heat, they also serve coffee to quell your caffeine cravings.
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The gelato comes in Small ($3.90) and Medio ($7.90) cups. Take your pick from 30 whopping flavours - some of the more interesting choices include Orange With Ginger, Hazelnut Piemonte and Strawberry with Mint. Or gulp down their affogatto which comes with a side scoop of gelato.
29 Arab Street, Singapore 199728
68 Orchard Road, #B1-32 Plaza Singapure, Singapore 238839
Arab Street: Tue - Fri 11AM - 9PM | Sat 10AM - 9PM | Sun 10AM - 8:30PM
Plaza Singapura: Mon - Sun 11AM - 10PM
8. Babao Dessert
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Babao Dessert is a kakigori joint perfect for night owls in town looking for a quick cold fix.
Bringing a taste of local flavour is their Durian Kakigori ($12.90), which comes with chunks of fresh durian giving bursts of flavour between mouthfuls of shaved ice. If you’re not a fan of durian, opt for the Mango Kakigori ($11.80). For further enjoyment, get some Mochi Balls for $1 for chewy goodness to complement your icy treat.
Address: 54 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058685
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 12PM - 12AM
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Coffee connoisseurs in the West will delight in Kohi-Ya, a coffee specialty cafe set in the West within Hillview Community Club. Now here’s a convenient place to get some refuelling after a rigorous bout of badminton or basketball.
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The minimalist brushed wood and raw concrete gives the cafe a more spacious feeling, and combined with tables lined with plants, it’s reminiscent of Japanese tea houses where you’re at one with nature. Try their Squid Ink Orza Pasta ($18) with a large prawn placed atop, and a steaming cup of Flat White ($4.50).
Address: 1 Hillview Rise, #01-04 Hillview Community Club, Singapore 667970
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 9AM - 8:30PM
Telephone: 6288 8488
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Tea doesn’t get any more colourful than the gradient toned ones from KECha, a beverage kiosk hailing from Taiwan. Coming in flavours such as Passion Blue ($4.30) - passionfruit, lime cordial and earl grey - and My Secret Garden ($4.90) - elderflower, osmanthus, apple juice, rosebuds and soda - they’re said to help you lose weight, so go ahead and glug as many bottles as you want.
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Instead of throwing away all those leftover bottles from your repeated purchases, go green and reuse them as personal water bottles, especially since the slim design fits well into a bag.
14 Scotts Road, #01-16E Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-65 JCube, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 10AM - 10PM
1. B Burger
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We all know of Benjamin Barker for their suave men’s clothing, but in a brand new foray, they’re also edging their way into the hearts of foodies with their first food outlet, B Burger. Decked in Californian beachside decor, this feel-good dining spot at Cathay Cineleisure offers familiar fast food - with a twist.
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Fusing classic American diner grub with Japanese comfort food, their menu features picks like the cheesy portobello Umami Burger ($7.90) and well-fried Osaka Corn Dog ($6.90) packed with flying fish roe and drizzled with teriyaki sauce. If you’re feeling particularly peckish, top up $3.50 for Wafu Ramen Slaw and a drink, or get a Chocolate Banana Milkshake ($6.90) to end your meal on a sweet note.
Address: 8 Grange Road, #01-01/02 Cathay Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 12PM - 10PM
2. The Ottomani
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Even if you’re well-acquainted with Middle-Eastern food, you’ll be in for a unique dining experience at The Ottomani, with their creative twists. The intimate restaurant is dimly lit with candles throughout, making you feel like you’ve been transported to a secret lair.
Adana beef tartare "kebab" with caviar. Image credit: @theottomani
Contemporary dishes like the Adana Beef Tartare "Kebab" ($19) from its everchanging menu provide a contrast to the rustic appearance of the dinner setting. Local produce is used for their cooking, so patriots can take joy in the fact that they’re supporting local as they dine.
Address: 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 6:30PM - 11PM
Telephone: 9231 9316
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If you’re looking for a big breakfast, Se7enth is the place to be with its daily buffet spreads. Set in the heart of the CBD, they bring contemporary dining to the city with dishes like Sirloin Beef Hor Fun and its own Oakwood Se7enth Beef Burger.
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The spacious restaurant is ideal for hosting large social gatherings, and the building’s massive rooftop pool is great for taking a scenic breather after you’ve had a hearty meal.
Address: 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1 Level 7, Singapore 068809
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 6:30AM - 10:30AM, 12PM - 2PM, 6PM - 10PM
Telephone: 6812 6050
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“Routine” isn’t a word that exists in acclaimed Australian chef Clayton Wells’ kitchen, since Blackwattle has a constantly changing menu to keep patrons intrigued. Even though Wells has worked at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, prices at Blackwattle are rather reasonable, at $38 and $48 for 2- and 3-course lunches respectively.
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Check their menu prior to heading down to see what items are available - some of the much-lauded dishes include the Steamed Green Bone with Roasted Lettuce and Black Angus Shortrib, Carrot & Kelp Puree, Dill Pickle.
Address: 97 Amoy Street, Singapore 069917
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 12PM - 3PM, 6PM - 11PM | Sat 6PM - 11PM
Telephone: 6224 2232
5. King Ohmii
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King Ohmii is a cosy restaurant-bar near the riverside serving up European and Asian food, and a vast selection of wine and liquor. If you’re looking to get a table here, book early as seats for walk-ins are limited.
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The menu occasionally cycles through a “dish of the day”, so keep an eye out if you’re craving for a particular dish. Try the Ravioli Filled with Baked Pumpkin and Goat Cheese ($38) as it’s a favourite of those who’ve visited.
Address: 11 Unity Street #01-18/29 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Telephone: 9800 0810
6. Pastaria Abate
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Tradition is highly respected at Pastaria Abate, where Italian flour is freshly turned into different varieties of pasta daily, and sauces are made in-house. The emphasis on casual dining means that while the quality of food is high, the prices aren’t.
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For some of that creamy Sicilian goodness, go for the Prawn & Saffron ($15.80) and pair it with a glass of Prosecco ($7.80). For something lighter on the palate, the Porcini ($15.80) with Italian mushrooms is an excellent choice.
Address: 43 Craig Road, Singapore 089681
Opening hours: Mon - Sun 11AM - 11:30PM
Telephone: 6909 0672
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French and Chinese food come together at Racines, where instead of the chefs tucked away behind the kitchen doors, they’re positioned at live cooking stations so you can be wowed by their culinary prowess.
Wagyu beef cheek with truffled mashed potatoes and seasonal greens.
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The health-conscious will be happy to know that a good amount of the herbs used in the dishes are harvested from Sofitel’s very own organic garden, and specific diets can be catered to upon request. Get the Cuisses De Grenouille ($26) - pan-fried local boneless frog legs - and Sweet and Sour Crispy Kurobuta Pork ($38) for a taste of France and China respectively.
Address: 9 Wallich Street, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Singapore 078885
Telephone: 6428 5000
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Ishi is a Japanese restaurant that’s stone-dead serious about food quality, ensuring their ingredients used are the finest and freshest throughout each season.
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A 4-course Ulala meal with a starter, kaisen chirashi don, soup and dessert goes for $68 while a premium Hanakaze meal with sushi, sashimi, maki and a variety of sides is $185. While prices are on the high side, a meal here will be well worth your cash considering how every ingredient is carefully sourced from Japan.
Address: 1 Nanson Road, #02-06 Intercontinental Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 12PM - 2:30PM, 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Telephone: 9829 8239
9. Food Philo
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Build-your-own-plate establishment Food Philo offers massive portions that even those with monster appetites won’t feel shortchanged by. For just $12.80, you’ll get your money’s worth with your pick of 1 protein and 1 carb option, along with a side and 2 types of veggie.
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The food truck-style counter and lamp posts within its premises are extremely striking, and it’s no wonder - the owner runs an interior design firm, and you can actually arrange for consultations within the restaurant.
Address: 6 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-37 UE Bizhub East (North Tower), Singapore 486017
Opening hours: Mon - Sat 11:30AM - 10PM
Telephone: 6909 3407
10. Blue Lotus Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
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Mention food in Alexandra and everyone instantly thinks of Ikea meatballs or ABC market, but Blue Lotus now has a spin-off Mediterranean restaurant there differing from its usual Chinese fare.
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With both indoor and alfresco dining areas in its secluded compound just opposite Labrador Park, this swanky restaurant will have you savouring dishes such as the Grilled Atlantic Octopus Leg with Herbs ($26) and Vegetal Lasagne ($22).
To top it all off, they’re currently offering:
- All-day house pour beer and wine at $8
- A 2-course set lunch at $18
- A weekend BBQ brunch set at $48
Address: 991B Alexandra Road, #01-10, Singapore 119970
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 10PM | Sat 11AM - 10PM
Telephone: 6910 0880
Satiate your appetite with new food outlets this November
It’s about time you treated yourself for being a diligent worker throughout the whole year, so now that you’re armed with this fresh list, you’ve got 4 weekends to keep up with this multitude of new F&B choices - before a whole new slew of eateries pop up next month!