Open For Business: Kumoya, Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones, Coriander Leaf Grill


PHOTOS: KUMOYA X CINNAMOROLL, STEAMROOM WITH THE PILLAR AND STONES, THE CORIANDER LEAF GRILL

CINNAMOROLL-THEMED POP-UP CAFE AT KUMOYA

Themed cafes have been all the rage recently and the latest one to join the trend is Japanese-French restaurant Kumoya, which will be transformed into a Cinnamoroll- themed cafe from Wednesday until Aug 13.

Cinnamoroll, a Sanrio character , is a white dog with a tail that resembles a cinnamon roll and which can fly with its ears.

In addition to Cinnamoroll decorations, the pop-up cafe will offer a special set menu during this period. Items include the Fluffy Clouds Cinnamoroll Burger ($17.90, right), which comes with a chicken katsu cutlet sandwiched between mantou buns shaped like the character, and Fluffy Dreams Curry Rice ($21.90), which is served with tempura salmon.

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Try the Cutie Cutie Special Cinnamoroll Blue Soda ($14.90), which is topped with cotton candy shaped like Cinnamoroll.

Where: Kumoya, 8 Jalan Klapa

Open: noon to 9.30pm (Tuesdays to Thursdays, Sundays), noon to 10.30pm (Fridays and Saturdays)

Info: Call 6297-3727


STEAMROOM WITH THE PILLAR AND STONES

Helmed by Singapore contemporary artist Wong Lip Chin, the 5,000 sq ft Steamroom with The Pillar and Stones is a restaurant, tearoom and art space rolled into one. Steamroom refers to the tearoom, The Pillar is the restaurant, and Stones is the multi-functional art space.

At The Pillar, diners can tuck into artfully presented dishes such as Spanner Crab Salad ($15, above), Braised Beef Cheeks ($32) and Salmon Ochazuke ($24), a rice dish with seared salmon that is served with smoked tea dashi broth.

For dessert, try Inspired by Red ($14), comprising raspberry sorbet, strawberry mousse and strawberry meringue, or Coconut & Pineapple Two Ways ($12).

Where: 03-08 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road

Open: 10am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6592-0571 or go to www.srps.space


CORIANDER LEAF GRILL

Located within 12 Ann Siang, a five-storey multi-concept establishment, Coriander Leaf Grill is a new concept by the group behind Pan-Asian restaurant, Coriander Leaf at Chijmes.

The restaurant focuses on charcoal grilled items for its main courses. The selection is smaller than the Chijmes restaurant and the dishes are served in individual instead of sharing portions. Signatures include the baby lamb chops ($38), harissa chicken burger ($20, above) and burrata and spiced lentil salad ($18).

Where: 12 Ann Siang Road

Open: 11am to 2.30pm (Mondays to Fridays), 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays ), closed on Sundays

Info: call 6222-7276, or go to www.corianderleaf.com/grill/

Cara Wong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 14, 2017, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe