Happenings - Food



Kumamoto-style Japanese Noodles At Menya Kokoro

Japanese maze-soba chain Menya Kokoro introduces Kumamoto-style Japanese noodles - a healthier alternative to the usual ramen - made from glass noodles which are low in carbohydrates and fat-and gluten-free. Dishes with the Kumamoto-style noodles include the new Miso Moyashi Ramen ($11.80), Chashu Ramen ($12.30), Ajitama Ramen ($11.80) and Kokoro Tan Tan Men ($13.80).

WHERE: All Menya Kokoro outlets MRT: Various WHEN: Ongoing PRICE: $3.80 - $16.80 INFO: facebook.com/menyakokorosg


1-for-1 CNY Reunion Buffet At Window On The Park

Enjoy a halal-certified Chinese New Year buffet spread with local, Asian and seafood favourites. Dishes include double-boiled mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall, pipa duck with hoisin sauce and wok-fried tiger prawn with Cantonese "har lok" sauce. Yusheng with smoked salmon and condiments is available at the buffet. Steamed ocean perch with kimchi and clam broth in Carta Fata is served to each table during weekday dinners. Seafood in a wok is served during weekend dinners.

WHERE: Window on the Park, Level 2 Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, 11 Cavenagh Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Today - Mon; noon - 2.30pm, 6.30 - 10pm PRICE: $80++ (lunch), $118++ (dinner) TEL: 6733-8333 INFO: holidayinn.com/sin-orchard

Neon Pigeon's Prosperity Yusheng

Neon Pigeon has Japanese elements in its Prosperity Yusheng ($28++). Ideal for two to three diners, the dish is a light, vibrant mix of cured salmon and fresh daikon salad, drizzled with plum sauce.

WHERE: Neon Pigeon, 1 Keong Saik Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Feb 1, 6pm - midnight (Mon - Sat) PRICE: $28++ TEL: 6222-3623 INFO: neonpigeonsg.com

Kin Chinese New Year Specials: The Five Blessings

Kin's "The Five Blessings" highlights five specialities that hold a special place in chef Damian D'Silva's heart and are fixtures at the family table. One dish features Hati Babi Bungkus ($30), comprising minced pork, coriander and liver patties with housemade spices and Sarawak white pepper; artfully wrapped in caul fat that is steamed and then grilled over charcoal to crisp the outside, while keeping the inside moist and fragrant. Kin's Lo Hei ($88 for four people, $188 for 10) is a raw fish salad of Japanese yellowtail, shredded white radish, carrot twirls, fresh pomelo pulp and golden crackers.

WHERE: Straits Clan Lobby, 31 Bukit Pasoh Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Feb 8; lunch: noon - 1.30pm (Mon - Fri), dinner: 6 - 9.30pm (Mon - Sat) PRICE: $88 (four people), $188 (10 people) TEL: 6320-9180 INFO: restaurant-kin.com

Usher In A Prosperous Chinese New Year With Mui Kee

Mui Kee is offering two festive specials. The Abundant Harvest ($16.80) is a medley of lotus root, carrot, snow pea, celery, baby corn, wood ear mushroom and red bell pepper stewed in an earthen claypot.

For something more indulgent, tuck into Prosperous Prawns ($36) tossed in premium soya sauce.

WHERE: Mui Kee Congee, 01-12 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Feb 8; 11.30am - 3pm (lunch), 6 - 10pm (dinner) (Mon - Fri); 8am - 9.30pm (weekends & public holidays) PRICE: $16.80++ TEL: 6737-2422 INFO: muikee.com.sg/menu

Yusheng With Contemporary Italian Flair At Zafferano

Head chef Andrea De Paola has created a classic yusheng with contemporary Italian flair. A mix of shredded vegetables - carrot, daikon, green radish, beetroot, celeriac and capsicum - is topped with pickled ginger, candied Amalfi lemon and balsamic vinegar-marinated onion. The dish is adorned with saffron crackers and freshly shaved black truffle, served with hamachi carpaccio and Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, and dressed with a trio of sauces - sesame seaweed, plum, and black truffle and honey.

WHERE: Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Feb 8; lunch: 11.30am - 3pm (Mon - Fri), dinner: 5.30 - 11.45pm (Mon - Wed), 5.30pm - 1am (Thu & Fri), 6.30 - 1am (Sat) PRICE: $128++ (five - six people), $178++ (eight - 10 people) TEL: 6509-1488 INFO: E-mail info@zafferano.sg

Sushi Deli Fa Cai Yu Sheng

Boasting 10 elements, Sushi Deli 's yusheng comprises locally made ingredients such as shredded melon, red ginger shreds, sweetened wax gourd strips, leek strips, pickled vegetables and freshly prepared tri-coloured radish shreds. These colourful elements are topped with slices of salmon sashimi and garnished with roasted sesame seeds and a drizzle of sweet fish sauce. Sushi Deli also offers the Ultimate Deluxe Platter - 4kg of yusheng - to cater to large gatherings.

WHERE: Available to order at all Sushi Deli & Jollibean stores & via delivery on GrabFood & Foodpanda WHEN: Till Feb 8 PRICE: $27.80 (small platter, two - four people), $35.80 (large platter, eight - 10 people), $288 (Ultimate Deluxe Platter, 50 - 60 people) INFO: sushideli.typeform.com/to/tc3S5b

Po's Lunar New Year Specials

Toss your way to a prosperous year with Po Hei ($68 for two to four people or $88 for four to six), which features Po's signature Barramundi Salad - a tart, tangy raw fish salad with champagne jelly, flaxseed and candied walnuts. The Silk Hen Broth ($12 a person) is a chicken collagen soup with bamboo pith, baby spinach and wolfberries.

The King Crab Carrot Cake ($20) packs chunks of Alaskan king crab meat, which is best enjoyed with Po's housemade XO chilli sauce.

The Steamed Dragon Tiger Grouper ($78) has a firm but smooth, almost melt-in-your-mouth texture.

WHERE: The Warehouse Hotel, Robertson Quay, 320 Havelock Road MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: Till Feb 9; noon - 2.30pm (lunch), 6 - 10pm (dinner) PRICE: $68 (two - four people), $88 (four - six people) TEL: 6828-0007 INFO: E-mail po@thewarehousehotel.com

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2020, with the headline Happenings - Food. Subscribe