Ramen Keisuke Lobster King, Si Wei Yan Cuisine, Two Plus One, The Lookout and Fourplay Kitchen And Bar

Spicy miso lobster broth ramen.
Spicy miso lobster broth ramen.PHOTO: RAMEN KEISUKE LOBSTER KING
Red grouper in Si Wei Yan’s dry chilli
Red grouper in Si Wei Yan’s dry chilliPHOTO: SI WEI YAN
Ice cream on waffles
Ice cream on wafflesPHOTO: TWO PLUS ONE
Oyster buffet
Oyster buffetPHOTO: THE FULLERTON HERITAGE
Holy Cow burger
Holy Cow burgerPHOTO: FOURPLAY KITCHEN AND BAR

1. RAMEN KEISUKE LOBSTER KING

After more than five years of doing business in Singapore, chef Keisuke Takeda opens his 10th restaurant here,Ramen Keisuke Lobster King.

The 62-seat restaurant opened yesterday and serves lobster stock ramen in four different styles: lobster broth ramen with clear soup ($13.90), lobster broth ramen with rich creamy soup ($14.90), miso lobster broth ramen ($14.90) and spicy miso lobster broth ramen ($15.90). The ramen comes with pork belly, chicken char siew, black pepper prawn wontons and bamboo shoots.

The flavourful broth is inspired by French lobster bisque, made with rock lobsters from France. The shells are pan-fried, crushed fine and simmered for at least six hours with a blend of herbs and vegetables.

Asmall selection of side dishes includes stir-fried mushrooms with garlic butter ($8.80).

Other restaurants by chef Takeda include ramen outlets Tonkotsu King, Tori King and Tonkotsu King Four Seasons as well as popular tendon restaurant Tendon Ginza Itsuki and gyoza restaurant Gyoza King.

Where:01-07 The Cannery, Clarke Quay,3C River Valley Road

Open:6pm to 5am daily

Info: Call 6255-2928 or go to www.facebook.com/KeisukeTokyoSG

2. SI WEI YAN CUISINE

From the owners of Sichuan restaurant Si Wei Mao Cai in Chinatown comes Si Wei Yan Cuisine in Club Street, which also specialises in the region’s cuisine.

The 2,800 sq ft restaurant, which has two private dining rooms, serves signature items such as red grouper in Si Wei Yan’s dry chilli (seasonal price, order a day in advance), Si Wei Yan signature BBQ pork ribs ($48, order a day in advance) and boneless pork knuckle in sour soup ($26).

For starters, Sichuan-style tapas items include sauteed diced chicken with chilli ($10) and crispy black fungus with chilli sauce ($6).

Other dishes include cumin-flavoured lamb ribs ($20 for four), steamed scallops topped with chilli/garlic ($20 for four) and prawns fried with Chinese tea leaves ($28).

Where: 1 Club Street

Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30 to 10pm,Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday

Info: Call 6221-6836 or go to www.facebook.com/thesiweiyan. For catering, call 9479-5736 or e-mail business@siweixuan.com

3. TWO PLUS ONE

Cool down at Two Plus One, an ice cream parlour in Woodlands.

A variety of flavours ($3.80) are available, including coconut, mango sorbet and matcha. More premium flavours ($4.50) include bubble gum with cotton candy, chocolate rocky road, strawberry cheesecake, Thai milk tea and salted caramel.

For a heartier dessert, have your ice cream on waffles (from $4.50) or with lava cake ($5.80).

Where:01-01 The Woodgrove, 30 Woodlands Avenue

Open:1pm to midnight (Monday to Thursday),1pmto 1am (Friday), noon to 1am (Saturday), noon to midnight (Sunday)

Info: www.facebook.com/Two- Plus- One- 467701513414749

4. THE LOOKOUT

Wine and dine your dinner date in style at The Lookout, the latest addition to The Fullerton Heritage precinct.

Located at Customs House, which was built in the 1960s, the 23m-high Lookout used to be the vantage point from which police would look out for boats attempting to smuggle goods into Singapore.

The restaurant is ideal for special celebrations and it offers a cocktails menu or degustation dinner with wine pairing. Both cost $588for two and the package includes rides to and from The Lookout in a chauffeured vintage Rolls Royce.

The cocktails menu features drinks with a caviar and oyster buffet and a free flow of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Brut Champagne NV for two hours.

The degustation dinner includes dishes such as 36-month-aged Iberico with fig jam and toasted farm bread, poached lobster with saffron aioli and truffle sauce, wagyu roast beef and Fullerton Valrhona Manjari chocolate cake.

Where: Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay (diners need to climb a flight of stairs to get to The Lookout)

Open: 6pm till late daily

Info: Call 6877-8124 or e-mail paul.cheong@fullertonhotel.com

5. FOURPLAY KITCHEN AND BAR

Chill out at the 80-seat Fourplay Kitchen and Bar in Joo Chiat, which serves Asian and Western dishes.

Small bites include charcoal grilled whole squid ($12) and sauteed mussels ($12).

Burger highlights include the Holy Cowburger ($14.80) topped with a fried egg and calamari rings, served with fries, and The Fourplay ($16.80) with hash browns and calamari rings in a doughnut bun.

Pizza options include tom yam goong ($18) with squid and pineapple, margherita ($12) and spinach medley ($18). Other mains include seafood squid ink pasta ($18), katsu don ($12) and chargrilled Australia ribeye ($26).

There are also daily drink promotions such as Ladies Night on Wednesdays. Or buy an alcoholic drink and get half a dozen fresh oysters at $2 each.

The bar also screens English Premier League soccer matches, so don your team’s jersey to get 10 per cent off the bill and 5 per cent more if your team wins.

Where:467 Joo Chiat Road

Open: 11am to midnight (Tuesday to Thursday), 11 to1am (Friday to Sunday), closed on Monday

Info: Call 6348-9258 or go to www.facebook.com/fourplay kitchenandbar

Eunice Quek

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 21, 2016, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe