Open For Business: Cook Mee, The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Sushi Kimura

Cook mee
Cook meePHOTOS: COOK MEE, FRANCESCO TONELLI, SUSHI KIMURA
Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza
Black Truffle and Fontina PizzaPHOTOS: COOK MEE, FRANCESCO TONELLI, SUSHI KIMURA
Bakudan rice bowl
Bakudan rice bowlPHOTOS: COOK MEE, FRANCESCO TONELLI, SUSHI KIMURA

COOK MEE

Ramen is usually eaten with a soup base, but those who wish to have a taste of dry ramen can head to Cook Mee.

Priced at $9.90 a bowl, the ramen is tossed with its speciality sauce and served with cucumber, bean sprouts and a sous vide egg.

Diners can top up with a serving of meat - choose from beef, chicken, salmon sashimi or char siew pork belly. Apart from ramen, Cook Mee offers rice bowls (also at $9.90), which come with a meat topping of either char siew pork belly, beef, salmon or tuna sashimi.

Where: B1-32/33, 5 Raffles Exchange, Raffles Place

Open: 8am to 9.30pm (weekdays); 9am to 4pm (Saturdays); closed Sundays and public holidays

Info: Call 6636-4368


THE DEMPSEY COOKHOUSE & BAR

Jean-Georges Vongerichten, one of New York's most celebrated chefs, has opened his first restaurant in Asia at lifestyle cluster Como Dempsey.

Diners can expect the French chef's signature dishes - Egg Caviar ($35) and Black Truffle and Fontina Pizza ($20). The menu features contemporary cuisine with Asian-inspired flavours, such as the Crispy Salmon Sushi with Chipotle Mayo and Soy Glaze ($16) and the Yellowfin Tuna Noodles ($18).

The restaurant, which opened last Friday, has a seating capacity of 160, including two private rooms that can each accommodate up to 24 guests.

Where: Block 17D Dempsey Road

Open: 6 to 9.30pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 6 to 10.30pm (Fridays, Saturdays, eve of public holidays and public holidays). Bar is open 5pm to midnight daily. The restaurant will be open for lunch, noon to 2.30pm daily, from the end of the month.

Info: Call 1800-304-5588 or e-mail thedempseyres@comodempsey.sg


SUSHI KIMURA

The Japanese food scene here may be flooded with fusion food, but Sushi Kimura, a new fine-dining sushi-ya at Palais Renaissance, offers diners a traditional taste of Japan.

The restaurant prides itself on its ingredients, all of which are imported from Japan - including the Hokkaido spring water, which is used in the cooking, and rice grown from a family farm in Yamagata prefecture.

Ingredients are flown in from Tsukiji market in Tokyo four times a week, and from Hokkaido and Kysuhu twice a week.

It serves only omakase meals for both lunch (from $120) and dinner (from $280). Diners can look out for chef Tomoo Kimura's signature dish - the Bakudan rice bowl, which comes with uni, toro, ikura and an onsen egg.

Where: 01-07 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road

Open: Noon to 3pm, 6.30 to 10pm, (Tuesdays to Sundays, closed on Mondays)

Info: Call 6734-3520 or e-mail reservations@kimura.com.sg

Cara Wong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 05, 2017, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe