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New Cafes And Restaurants In February 2019 – $10 Hotpot Buffet, Omurice Keisuke, & Salted Egg Xiang Guo

New restaurants in Singapore

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February is yet another festive month where many will look to indulge in something yummy for CNY reunions or Valentine’s Day. This list of 20 new cafes and restaurants is here to provide some fresh alternatives to the usual popular food places we already frequently visit:

– Cafes –

1. Artea – jiggly pancakes and tea lattes

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We’ve all seen the Instagram videos featuring fluffy pancakes jiggling like mad, and Artea is another joint that serves these pillowy Japanese-style desserts, drenched in thick cream.

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They also serve up some refreshing tea lattes. Try their signature Fruit Tea, which is packed with real fruits like mango, watermelon, honeydew, and strawberries.

Check out Eatbook’s article on Artea here.

Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-100/101, Vivocity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 8305 2712


2. Three Good Guys – mala and salted egg xiang guo

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We all know that one friend who has to eat Mala every other day. We also have that one other friend who’s a certified salted-egg addict. Three Good Guys located at Golden Mile Food Centre is basically the best of both worlds.

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Offering both the OG Mala and their signature Salted Egg Yolk Xiang Guo, this place is great for both the spice lover as well as those who can’t handle the heat. This home-grown brand is attracting really long queues despite being new, so make sure to go early when open at 12pm.

Check out Eatbook’s article on Three Good Guys here.

Address: 505 Beach Road, #01-108, Golden Mile Food Centre, Singapore 199583
Opening hours: Daily 12PM-9PM


3. Baristart Coffee SG – popular cafe from Hokkaido

Biei Jersey Milk Coffee ($7.50)
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Baristart Coffee, a popular cafe hailing from Hokkaido has opened their first overseas branch in Singapore, and people who are serious about coffee and all things kawaii should take note.

Hokkaido Carbonara
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Baristart specially imports milk from Biei, Hokkaido, to give all their coffee and cream-based food a rich flavour and luxurious mouth-feel. For a full meal, give their creamy Hokkaido Carbonara ($17.80) a try.

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We can always do with more pretty food pictures, so round up your meal with the adorable Shiro Kuma Shaved Ice ($9.80) which has cut fruits and Biei ice cream hidden under a ball of shaved ice. Pick from coffee, strawberry or green tea syrups to drizzle all over your cute bear dessert.

Check out Eatbook’s article on Baristart Coffee SG here.

Address: 65 Tras Street, Singapore 079004
Opening hours: Daily 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6904 3169


4. Hao Lai Ke – DTF alternative

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Good news for all those who love Din Tai Fung but can’t afford to go there frequently, because Hao Lai Ke offers a bang-for-buck alternative. Their Pork Ribs Fried Rice ($6) tastes similar to the one at DTF while many have sung praises for their signature Bean Paste Minced Noodle ($4.20).

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Snuggled in the East, this seemingly innocuous hawker stall has attracted rather long queues for its generous portions and yummy food, so be prepared to wait in true Singaporean fashion during peak hours

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 204 Bedok North Street 1, #01-393, Singapore 460204
Opening hours: Daily 10.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 9673 5517

5. Ministry of Burgers – ramly burgers

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One of the main staples of a pasar malam food trail is a juicy Ramly burger. Ministry of Burgers serves those all year round, so unlike the fleeting weeks you get with a pop-up night market, this cafe’s regular opening hours lets you satisfy your cravings with ease.

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Get the MoB Thunder ($9.90) burger and their signature Singapore Lightning ($5.90) drinks for a full meal. Available in multiple flavours, each Singapore Lightning cup is fitted with a light that corresponds to the colour of the drink.

Contrary to its colour, Red Singapore Lightning has a coconut-pandan taste
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Do note that MOB mainly operates as a takeaway kiosk and has limited seats available so expect to have to wait for a table especially during peak hours.

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #01-30, White Sands Shopping Centre, Singapore 518457
Opening hours: Daily 11AM-10PM


6. Inspiration Store – Japanese ochazuke pop-up

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Minimalists and traditional Japanese culture lovers, Inspiration Store might just be your next favourite eatery. This pop-up boutique cafe launched by JR East boasts concepts that change every few months and currently serves Ochazuke and premium green tea from now till 30th April 2019.

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Other than simply dining, customers can redeem a traditional Japanese doll from the in-store gachapon machine from now till 18th February 2019. Entertain your inner artist and decorate your very own good-luck talisman for free.

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 437 Orchard Road, #01-30, Orchard MRT Xchange, Singapore 238878
Opening hours: Daily 10.30AM-8.30PM

7. Kurotaki Chabann – China’s largest tea cafe

Brown Sugar Milk Tea ($3.90)
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This one’s for all the milk tea addicts. Kurotaki Chabann, China’s largest tea cafe, has arrived in Singapore. Make sure to try out their take on the trendy Dirty Milk Tea or their uniquely flavoured Cheese Teas such as Rose Oolong ($4.20).

Honey Chrysanthemum Oolong Cheese
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Kurotaki Chabann uses Rose Salt in their cheese topping to make their signature drinks extra fragrant and with a layered flavour profile.

Address: Citylink Mall #B1-49 180 Rangoon Road
Opening hours: Daily 10AM-2:30PM | 3:30-7:30PM | 8:30-10PM


8. Pokemon Cafe – pop-up with themed decor

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For the next 3 months, 2 pop-up Pokemon Cafes will be running and visitors will get to snap some cute pictures with the themed decorations and food. Pokemon fanatics should hurry down to catch ‘em all before they’re gone!

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In order to visit the cafe, you’ll just have to download the Qiren Organisation People’s mobile app but don’t worry, there’s no insurance buying involved.

Read Eatbook’s article on the Pokemon Cafe here.

Qiren West Hub
Address: 2 Venture Drive, Level 21, Vision Exchange, Singapore 608526
Opening hours: Daily 9AM-6PM

Qiren Tampines Hub
Address: 9 Tampines Grande, #02-11 to 22, Singapore 528735
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM | Sat-Sun 9AM-7PM

9. Oriental Bistro – XXL bingsu

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The only season we’ll ever experience here is Summer and you know what that means: It’s bingsu day everyday in sunny Singapore.

Overdose Bingsu ($24.90)
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You’ll be glad to know that Oriental Bistro serves up XXL Bingsus twice the size of one’s face. When it comes to something yummy and cooling especially in this heat, the more the merrier I say!  

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This halal cafe also serves Red Velvet Cream Cheese Toast ($9.90) that looks like a piece of art. It’s chewy and decadent, perfect for all with a sweet tooth.

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 89 Rangoon Road, #01-30, Singapore 218375
Opening hours: Thurs-Tues 12PM-11PM


10. Camaca Singapore – tea soft serve and cheese rolls

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Yay to more desserts! This chic and elegant Camaca Singapore is perfect for all who’re looking for a chill and classy afternoon.

Oolong and Matcha Soft Serve
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Madagascar vanilla and marinated rose petals are used in the making of their indulgent cheese rolls, which give a creamy and fragrant bite.

Rose Cheese Roll
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And I’ll bet most of you haven’t seen these before – gorgeous macaron-shaped sorbets in all sorts of fresh flavours, perfect for Singaporean weather.

Macaron-shaped sorbets
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Address: 9 King Albert Park, #01-11 / #01-12, Singapore 598332
Opening hours: Daily 11AM-10PM


– Restaurants –

11. Omurice Keisuke – creamy scrambled egg

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Omurice Keisuke is the Keisuke chain’s 17th outlet in Singapore and true to its name, it only serves one specific dish – omurice.

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Try out the recommended Omurice Combo ($12.90) where you’ll get ketchup fried rice covered by creamy scrambled eggs, a choice of Neopolitan or Mentaiko Spaghetti, and four salads to choose from.

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You can even have your omurice drenched in thick cheese sauce ($2).

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 200 Victoria Street, #04-01, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11.30AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6634 4558


12. Duckland – duck and waffles

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Tunglok Group’s latest endeavour comes in the form of Duckland, a paradise for all duck lovers. Duckland’s Irish ducks hails from a breed labelled the “wagyu” of ducks, and you can expect it to be on a whole new level of juicy and tender.

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Definitely give their signature, the Roast Irish Duck ($28 for half, $50 for whole) a try, or opt for the Duck Confit & Waffle (S$20) which you won’t be able to easily find elsewhere in Singapore.

Address: B1-09&64/65 United Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 307591
Opening hours: Daily 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 6259 5668

13. Boat Noodle SG – $1.50 Thai noodles

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Newly opened at Bugis Junction, Boat Noodle SG serves a bang-for-buck option for authentic Thai food. Its signature boat noodles are only $1.50 per bowl and everything else on the menu is below $10 – perfect for a quick, affordable lunch for all those in the area.

The only dessert on the menu, Hot Steamy Sangkayaa ($4.90)
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Try out their highly recommended signature dish, the Kra-Pow Chicken Rice ($8.90) and end your meal on a sweet note with their dessert, the Hot Steamy Sangkayaa ($4.90).

Address: Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, #02-46, 188021
Opening hours: Daily: 11.30AM-9PM

14. Kazan Steamboat – $10 hotpot buffet

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Real talk – steamboat buffets can often do real damage to our wallets but at Kazan Steamboat, you can get your fill from just $10 during lunch, and $12 during dinner.

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Try out the recommended Tom Yum and Herbal Chicken soup broths and pick from a wide selection of sauces such as Bimbimbap, Hot Bean Paste, and Thai Chilli Sauce.

Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #02-K06, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Daily 12PM-9PM


15. Little Bowl – by ex-Saveur chefs

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Those looking for a quick lunch near the CBD can head over to the conveniently located Little Bowl set up by two ex-Saveur chefs. Their Value Meal Shio Noodles ($6.90) that features fried chicken, a soft boiled egg and pasta is recommended if you’re looking for a hearty, flavourful meal.

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And for all who love mentaiko, Little Bowl’s Mentaiko Salmon Rice Bowl ($7.90) offers a simple and down-to-earth option paired with some fresh greens – perfect as a light and balanced meal for all the health-conscious.

Check out Eatbook’s article on Little Bowl here.

Address: 24 Raffles Place, #B1-01/10, Stall #13, Clifford Centre, Singapore 048621
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10AM-7PM | Sat 10AM-3PM

16. Zazz Pizza – Italian fare

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Zazz Pizza’s in-house wood-fired pizzas might just be the answer to your constant carb-cravings. Try their Margherita Pizza ($16) layered with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and tomatoes for starters.

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Dive into their other creations such as the Fettuccine Bolognese ($16) with freshly-made tomato-based sauce drizzled all over.

Address: 1A Short St, #01-03, Singapore 188210
Opening hours: Daily 11AM-11PM
Telephone: 8199 9909

17. Wan Niu Wan – rice bowls

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Wan Niu Wan serves up a mean Karubi Rice ($16.50) with tender and well-marinated beef short ribs. Another alternative would be their Iberico Jowl Rice ($13.50), with the quality cured ham being slightly chewy and packed full of porky-goodness. Your Don comes with a bowl of miso soup and greens so you’ll be sure to get a hearty and nutritious meal.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-K39 Suntec City Pasarbella @ Suntec Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 9AM-9PM

18. Almost famous – fusion dishes and craft beer

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Minimalists and lovers of fusion food, here’s another place you should take note of. Almost Famous offers a simple selection of fusion dishes that will pair perfectly with a crisp cold mug of craft beer.

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Try out the Tom Yum Gyoza ($10) or go big with the Luxury Fries ($16) that comes with fresh truffle and a side of caviar.

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This bar has 16 unique brews on rotation and prides itself on its minimalistic vibes as seen from all the simple, one-tone interior decor. Customers can fully immerse themselves in chilling here.

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Check out Eatbook’s article on this here.

Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-06, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Opening hours: Daily 3PM-12AM


19. Wok in Burger – soft shell crab burgers

Wok in Burger’s Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab Burger
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Wok In Burger is by the same people behind the famous Keng Eng Kee seafood place. If you love soft shell crab and salted egg, the recommended Salted Egg Yolk Soft Shell Crab Burger ($15) heaped with a generous side of fries is sure to satisfy your indulgent cravings.

If you’re not big on salted egg, you can opt for their tze-char inspired flavours such as Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger ($15), the Coffee Pork Burger ($9.80) or the Pai Gu Wang Burger ($9.80).

Address: 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-136, 150124
Opening hours: Daily 11.30AM-2.30PM | 5-10PM

20. Jam at Siri House – swanky restaurant with art space

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Newly opened at Dempsey Hill, Jam at Siri House is a swanky space perfect for intimate dinner dates.

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Don’t worry if you’re fussy about your alcohol because this place serves bespoke cocktails.

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End off your date by checking out the Art Space that features temporary art installations by international artists right next to the bar.

Address: 8D Dempsey Rd, Dempsey Hill, #01-02, 249672
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6-10PM
Telephone: 9667 0533

New food to try in Singapore

With all the festive seasons all lined up one after the other, our diets will have to wait! From $10 hotpot buffets to XXL Bingsu, 2019 promises to be a year full of delightful treats for us foodies.

Lim Bi Hui

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