Fresh Eats: 9 New Restaurants To Check Out This August

It’s August, and we’re welcoming a brand new month with 9 new restaurants, hot off the press! From heritage cuisine reflecting Singapore’s multicultural heritage to bespoke cocktails infused with Asian herbs and spices, this month’s gonna be an egg-citing one!

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COMO Cuisine

Part of the complex under Singapore luxury hotel group COMO Dempsey, COMO Cuisine is a new restaurant concept presenting signature cuisines from COMO Hotels and Resorts properties around the world. Boasting a clean, elegant, and relaxed ambience, the space is designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone, and reflects the essence of COMO Cuisine’s offerings.

Here, you’ll get exposed to a myriad of contemporary flavours. The restaurant’s menu brings a light touch to the big flavours of the region, reflecting Singapore’s heritage as a culinary melting pot. Generous in flavour and quality, the refined and modern fare amalgamates ingredients and techniques from different regions to produce something new and unexpected.

After a hearty meal at COMO Cuisine, head over to the other stores located in the same compound – indulge in retail therapy at world-renowned retail concept store Dover Street Market or down some after meal tipples at The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, opened by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Find it at Block 18A Dempsey Road, Singapore 249677

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Provisions

Also located in the hip and trendy Dempsey enclave is Provisions, a 1,600 sq ft space serving up comfort food on skewers, claypot rice, and bespoke Asian-inspired cocktails. Set in an industrial-chic space with high metal chairs, wooden fixtures, and low-hanging warm fluorescent bulbs, the ambience here will remind you of the charms of yesteryear.

Provisions is an ideal dining destination for groups as communal dining is encouraged here; it was his love for bonding with family and friends over food that sparked Singaporean Chef/ Owner Justin Foo to open this place.

While they serve humble, local dishes, the chefs at Provisions are certainly not taking their craft lightly. A great amount of emphasis is placed on the origins and quality of the ingredients, with a majority hailing from the Southeast Asian region. Menu highlights include the Seafood Rice and a decadent Oyster & Uni Rice, which brings to the table two of the most amazing and rich flavours of the sea. Finally, finish your meal with tipples from their well-tended cocktail bar; the inventive cocktails are tailored to your tastes and preferences, and infuse a blend of Asian herbs and spices.

Find it at 7 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249671

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Nouri

Former Executive Chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Bacchanalia Ivan Brehm is creating waves in the dining scene yet again with the opening of Nouri, a restaurant serving up ‘crossroads cooking’. Inspired by the shared common traits of different cultures across the world, the fare here aims to build community through a shared experience – dining communally and connecting with the chef and other diners.

Nouri will be open for both lunch and dinner, offering a Teishoku-style a la carte menu and a quick service 5-course tasting menu ideal for work lunches. For dinner, there are two tasting menus, priced at S$140 for 5 courses, and S$170 for 7 courses.

If you’re looking to up your knowledge about booze, then the restaurant’s adjacent bar’s beverage programme will stand you in good stead. A certified sake sommelier and a trained bartender, Matthew will be conducting programmes which will expose enthusiasts to an extensive sake list and Asian-inspired cocktails, created to reflect the unique heritage of our region.

Find it at 72 Amoy Street, Singapore 0698891
Book a table at Nouri and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Panko

With an ambience that’s casual yet energetic and chic, Panko, Haji Lane’s new kid on the block, is Singapore’s first Japanese Kushikatsu Restaurant and Bar. Kushikatsu, also known as Kushiage, is an entire cuisine of deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. There’s a stunning simplicity in meat, seafood, and vegetables skewered onto bamboo sticks, coated in a special egg batter, dipped in fine panko bread crumbs, and fried to a beautiful golden brown. Mmmmm.

Not only can you find a wide range of Kushikatsu here, Panko also offers diners an extensive Japanese menu to complement your skewers – sushi, sashimi, donburi, noodles, and more. Prices start from S$2 per skewer, and they also have lunch sets starting from S$17 including soup, pickles, and dessert.

Find it at 33 Arab Street, Singapore 199732
Book a table at Panko and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House

If you’re looking for an interactive and immersive dining experience that has both Western and Chinese influences, then Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House is your best bet.

Part of Blue Lotus Concepts International that launched the award-winning flagship Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House in 2013, this Grill House is a high-energy dining establishment which doles out dynamic, avant-garde Chinese cuisine marrying traditional Chinese flavours and essences with Western culinary techniques. Here, you’ll find remixed presentations of classic comfort foods such as a Chicken Rice Paella, Pomelo Chilli Crab La Mian, and a Hot Stone Truffle Pork Lard Rice, all cooked sans added MSG.

As for the space, this sprawling 2,133 square-feet establishment has an open kitchen, and a signature 6-seater chef’s table to play host to regular happenings such as a “Chef for a Day” experience. Patrons will get to work with the Grill House team on a theme dinner in which the organizer plays host and cooks up three dishes with the help of the full kitchen, as does the restaurant’s team for a full table of friends.

Find it at 5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore 078883
Book a table at Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Amò

Gather your friends and head to Amò – short for “amore”, a colloquial term of endearment used in Italy – for some antipasti, big plates, and hearty pizzas. Opened by established restaurateur-chef Beppe De Vito of the ilLido Group, this smart-casual Italian eatery located along Hong Kong Street also has a relaxed bar with a beverage list boasting an all-Italian selection of wines, beers, and spirit-forward cocktails.

The menu here features a feast of reimagined Italian classics inspired by seasonality, tradition, and produce. Pasta lovers shouldn’t miss out on their homemade pastas freshly made with eggs and semolina, and crafted with traditional bronze die. If you’re coming with a group, the pizzas here are great for sharing. Choose from classic Neopolitan style pizzas such as the Margherita DOP ($26), to signature pizzas like the Bone Marrow, Wild Garlic Pesto and Anchovy Salsa Verde ($29) and Stracciatella, Prosciutto, Rucola and Fig Vincotto ($29).

Find it at 33 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059672
Book a table at Amò and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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CHIKIN Bar

Translated to “chicken” in colloquial Japanese, CHIKIN is an Asian restaurant-bar specializing in Szechuan Yakitori and Cocktail Infusions. As its name suggests, the menu offers grilled skewers from different parts of the chicken (priced from S$3 to S$4.50 nett per stick) – thigh, skin, liver, heart, gizzard, cartilage, and more, marinated with a punchy Szechuan Peppercorn sauce. Additionally, they also have grilled beef, pork, foie gras, and vegetables, along with a variety of Izakaya style dishes to complete your dining experience.

CHIKIN spans over 3 floors of a conservation shophouse, with a long bar and open kitchen on the ground floor, group seating on the second floor, and private room on the third for hosting small gatherings. They offer a comprehensive range of tipples – cocktails, beer, sake, wine, and more. For the bolder ones, give “CHIKIN’s Challenge” a shot; it’s a Szechuan Bloody Mary with 5 levels of spiciness. Go big or go home, as they say!

Find it at 6 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore 089820
Book a table at CHIKIN and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Folklore

Dining at Folklore will be a blast to the past. Dishing up nostalgic flavours, Folklore aims to tell stories of Singapore’s heritage through food. The chefs at Folklore take pride in their craft; each dish is meticulously prepared, whether it’s mortar and pestle or just elegant knifework, everything that leaves the kitchen shows the love and attention.

The cuisine at Folklore reflects Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture and heritage, where dishes like a Sambal Buah Keluak Fried Rice, Babi Assam, Garang Assam, and Sweet Potato Leaves with Prawns line the menu. As for desserts, indulge in old-school sweet treats such as Kueh Kosui, Sago Gula Melaka, Pulot Hitam with Dried Longan, and more.

Find it at 700 Beach Road, Level 2, Destination Singapore Beach Road, Singapore 199598
Book a table at Folklore and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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Gaig

Located on Stanley Street between Telok Ayer Street and Cecil Street, Gaig, opened by award-winning chef Carles Gaig serves up classic Catalan fare. Washed in white, the restaurant boasts a contemporary, calm ambience that’s great for a casual meal.

Lining the menu are Spanish classics such as an assortment of Bites, Tapas, Paellas, to Fish and Meat-based dishes such as Pig Trotter Catalan style with Turnips. As for desserts, diners with a sweet tooth can sup on an Orange Ice-cream Souffle while cheese connoisseurs can sample a variety of cheeses from their Cheese Platter.

Those working around the area can kick back and enjoy their Set Lunches available from 12pm – 2pm everyday. Two set meals are available – your choice of 3 tapas dishes + 1 main priced at $38, or top up $7 for an additional dessert of your choice.

Find it at 16 Stanley Street, Singapore 068735
Book a table at Gaig and earn 2X Chope-Dollars with the code TASTYBLOG

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