Wicked Kitchen, Mo'mor Izakaya, WitBier, Black Tongue Bistro & Bar, Ollella

Wicked Kitchen at Wheelock Place.
Wicked Kitchen at Wheelock Place.PHOTO: WICKED KITCHEN
Pan-roasted Chilean seabass ($34)
Pan-roasted Chilean seabass ($34)PHOTO: MO'MOR IZAKAYA
Salted egg cheese fries
Salted egg cheese friesPHOTO: BLACK TONGUE BISTRO & BAR
Bacon cheeseburger ($18)
Bacon cheeseburger ($18)PHOTO: WITBIER
15cm choux pastries ($32 to $42) with a tart base– in seven flavours.
15cm choux pastries ($32 to $42) with a tart base– in seven flavours. PHOTO: OLLELLA

1. WICKED KITCHEN

Run out of dining options in Orchard Road? Head to Wicked Kitchen at Wheelock Place.

The menu features dishes such as rice paper wrap with crab meat ($18), bacon and cheeseburger stack ($20), capellini aglio olio with grilled prawns ($20) and baby back ribs ($26).

For dessert, options include Cognac pulut hitam ($15) with coconut ice cream; chendol mudpie ($10); Wicked Waffles ($8), which are charcoal and raspberry waffles with French vanilla ice cream, and a selection of cakes such as Spike D ($8) - durian mousse cake covered in dark chocolate.

Where: Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road, 02-19

Open: 11.30am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6684-0980

2. MO'MOR IZAKAYA

Barely one year after opening, modern European restaurant Maca has closed and in its place at the Tanglin Post Office is the new Mo'mor Izakaya.

Set lunch options are priced at $15 for two courses (choice of one tapa or dessert with one main course) and $18 for three courses (one tapa, one main course and one dessert).

On the a la carte menu, tapas options include charcoal-grilled whole Japanese squid ($19); grilled Iberico pork jowl ($12); Hokkaido scallop tartare ($22); and apple- cured salmon sashimi ($16).

Main courses include rock lobster with mentaiko Hollandaise ($11 for 100g); pan-roasted Chilean seabass ($34); and spice rub lamb rack (from $38 for half rack, 250g).

Where: Tanglin Post Office, 56 Tanglin Road, B1-01

Open: 11am to 11pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 11 to 1am (Thursday to Saturday)

Info: Call 6463-8080 or go to facebook.com/momorizakaya

3. WITBIER

WitBier restaurant-bar has moved two streets away from its previous location in Kandahar Street and the 70-seater is now on Aliwal Street.

Options on the dinner menu include grilled lamb loin ($24 for three pieces); grilled Angus beef striploin ($22 for 180g); bacon cheeseburger ($18); and bangers and mash ($20).

Pizza offerings include roast duck ($22) and margherita ($18); while pastas include spaghetti bacon carbonara ($16) and beef Bolognese ($18).

Bar bites include calamari ($14); otah bruschetta ($12); and signature grilled chicken wings with chilli dip ($16). This month's opening specials include pints at $12; wine on tap at $8; and Devil Wings ($7 nett).

Where: 14 Aliwal Street, 01-01

Open: 4pm to midnight (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: www.facebook.com/WitbierSingapore

4. BLACK TONGUE BISTRO & BAR

For some comfort bistro fare, check out Black Tongue Bistro & Bar in Beach Road.

Menu items include sweet corn chowder, honey baked chicken wings, pulled beef burger ($15.90); Korean BBQ ribs ($24.90); and seafood Nonya curry pasta ($24.90).

And riding on the salted egg yolk craze, the restaurant also offers salted egg fish and chips ($17.90), with deep-fried barramundi; and salted egg cheese fries (photo 4).

Craft beer, wine and cocktails are also available on the extensive drinks list.

Where: 85 Beach Road

Open: 11am to 11pm (Sunday to Thursday), 11am to midnight (Friday and Saturday)

Info: Call 6333-4474 or go to www.facebook.com/blacktonguebistro

5. OLLELLA

This new dessert cafe specialises in pretty choux pastries as well as traditional kueh lapis.

Started by two Indonesian sisters, Ollella features seven choux flavours - vanilla, apple cinnamon, raspberry, lemon meringue, matcha with azuki, dark chocolate and tiramisu.

These are not generic choux puffs. For example, the apple cinnamon choux is adorned with almond and pearl sugar craqueline, lined with cinnamon-spiced apple compote and crunchy vanilla streusel and filled with Madagascan vanilla mascarpone cream dotted with fresh green apple cubes.

The choux pastry (5cm in diameter) costs $4 to $5. A platter of mini choux pastries (3cm in diameter) costs $21. Choux tarts are also available - 15cm choux pastries ($32 to $42, photo 5) with a tart base - in seven flavours.

Or go for the 20-layer Kue Lapis Legit, the sisters' homage to their grandmother. It is available in two sizes - 600g ($38) and 1.2kg ($72) - on Wednesdays only.

Where: 3 Petain Road, Residences@Somme, 01-01

Open: Noon to 9pm (Wednesday to Monday), closed on Tuesday

Info: Go to www.facebook.com/ollella or e-mail hello@ollella.com

Eunice Quek

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 03, 2016, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe