Bob's Bar, Chimichanga, Aloha Poke, Kitchen By Food Rebel, 1460 Tteokbokki

1 BOB'S BAR REVAMP

The revamped Bob's Bar at Capella Singapore has relaunched with a new cocktail menu and dishes.

The drinks list features 15 signature rum-based cocktails, some of which include Navegante, Capella Singapore's own brand of rum crafted by fourth-generation master blender Richard Seale of Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados.

Highlights include the Mojito ($26), with Navegante rum, mint, lime juice and sugar syrup; and Bob's Zombie ($29), with Plantation Original Dark Overproof rum, Plantation Jamaica 2001 Single Island rum, Kronan Swedish Punsch, spiced grapefruit syrup, grapefruit juice, lime, St George Absinthe and Angostura bitters.

Pair your drinks with Cuban sliders ($25), mini spiced wagyu burgers; Mojito ceviche ($28), sea bass marinated in lime juice; and salad frijoles colorados ($22, photo 1), with red bean, guacamole, egg, arugula, nuts and crispy tacos.


PHOTOS: CAPELLA SINGAPORE, CHIMICHANGA, ALOHA POKE, KITCHEN BY FOOD REBEL, 1460 TTEOKBOKKI

For dessert, do not miss Bob's Churros ($14) and Bananito ($18), two hot crispy bananas served with coconut ice cream.

On Saturday from 6pm, the hotel celebrates the revamp with A Night At Varadero, an event complete with a salsa session at 6pm, rum-based drinks and Cuban food.

Where: Bob's Bar, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa

Open: Noon to midnight daily

Info: Call 6591-5047 or e-mail bobsbar.singapore@capellahotels.com


2 CHIMICHANGA

Chow down on some Mexican grub at the 50-seat Chimichanga in Dunlop Street.

The menu features familiar favourites such as taco trio ($10 for three, photo 2); or quesadilla ($10), with a choice of pork carnitas with pico de gallo, spicy chicken with pico de gallo or shrimp with avocado and sriracha mayonnaise. Other items include jalapeno pops ($10); and a mixed platter ($18), with chipotle wings, crispy popcorn chicken, squid rings and fries.

For cocktails, options include Chimichanga ($15), with vodka, tomato, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco and cilantro; Mayan Mule ($12), with tequila, ginger beer, lime and bitters; and Chica ($15), with gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon.

A small selection of beer, whisky and wine is available.

Where: 36 Dunlop Street

Open: 11am to 11pm (Monday and Tuesday), 11am to midnight (Wednesday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: Call 6293-3314 or go to www.facebook.com/chimichangaSG


3 ALOHA POKE

Nine months after Aloha Poke (say "poh-kay") opened in Amoy Street, it has spawned a second outlet at Marina Bay Link Mall serving Hawaiian-style marinated raw fish salad.

Diners can try new flavours such as kimchi tako (octopus), black pepper tuna and ginger ponzu salmon.

Prices start at $11.90 for the Lil Swell (75g of poke), $15.90 for the Standard Bowl (150g of poke, photo 3) and $19.90 for the Big Kahuna (225g of poke). The sashimi-grade tuna or salmon tops a bed of salad or rice, along with a selection of toppings such as avocado, pomegranate, edamame and flying fish roe.

Where: Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, B2-46

Open: 11.30am to 8pm (weekday), 11.30am to 2.30pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: Call 6634-0770, go to www.facebook.com/alohapoke or e-mail info@alohapoke.com.sg


4 KITCHEN BY FOOD REBEL

For a healthy lunch alternative, head to Kitchen By Food Rebel for some guilt-free options.

Signature "Rebel Buddha" bowls include chicken protein bowl ($19, photo 4) with hormone-free chicken, hummus, avocado, pumpkin and tahini dressing; and vegan sweet potato and chickpea bowl ($19) with beetroot hummus and quinoa.

"Rebel" salads include Thai-inspired Quinoa ($16), infused with lemongrass and lime leaves; Super-food ($17), with pomegranate, cranberries, sprouts, mixed nuts and seeds; and baked pumpkin ($16), topped with feta, pumpkin seeds and beetroot.

Other items include Zoodle Bolognese ($18), made with zucchini noodles; barramundi with Asian sesame greens ($21); and organic tofu and creamy avocado sandwich ($15).

Breakfast items (8 to 10.30am on weekdays) include acai berry bowl ($11); buckwheat porridge with cashew butter ($9); and cinnamon- spiced overnight oats (from $8).

For drinks, there are smoothies such as Incredible Hulk ($9), with oats, orange, ginger, spinach and banana; and espresso mocha ($9), with cacao powder, banana and housemade peanut butter.

Where: 28 Stanley Street

Open: 8am to 6pm (weekday), closed on weekend

Info: Call 6224-7088 or go to www.facebook.com/kitchenbyfoodrebel/


5 1460 TTEOKBOKKI

Fans of the Korean street food tteokbokki, which are spicy rice cakes, can head to this new takeaway outlet at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard.

Four versions ($5 each) are available: Rice cakes come with a soya-based sauce, spicy-sweet gochujang (red pepper paste) with a choice of level of spiciness, jajangmyeon (black bean noodles) sauce or a unique rosé sauce (photo 5). All options can be jazzed up with mozzarella or spam (additional $1 for each item).

Other Korean snacks include deep-fried whole squid ($6); chicken and tteokbokki skewers ($4) and odeng (fish cakes, $5).

To beat the heat, order the rainbow bingsu ($6), topped with marshmallows and fruity pebbles; Korean citron slushie ($3) or Korean rice drink slushie (sikhye, $3).

1460 Tteokbokki is run by food and beverage group The Progressive Folks, whose other ventures include rock candy store Sticky Singapore, E!GHT Korean BBQ and Joo Bar.

Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, 01-02

Open: Noon to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6737-8879 or go to www.facebook.com/14sixty


Eunice Quek

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 17, 2016, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe