1 BURGER JOINT NEW YORK
The renowned burger restaurant, which started as a hidden eatery in Le Parker Meridien Hotel in New York, will open its first restaurant here on Tuesday. It also has outlets in South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Brazil.
The no-frills menu centres on three types of burgers - hamburger ($13.10), cheeseburger ($13.80) and bacon burger ($15.10) and diners can choose to add a meat patty or bacon to their burgers. The patties are freshly ground from beef that is imported from Nebraska in the United States and grilled on a custom-built charbroiler that gives the meat its trademark smokiness.
Bite into the best-selling cheeseburger, which features beef with two types of American cheeses, pickles and mustard among other ingredients. The entrance to the 60-seat restaurant is rather obscure; it is tucked along Gemmill Lane.
Where: 115 Amoy Street, 01-03
Open: 11am to 11pm, Monday, Tuesday and Sunday; 11am to 1am, Wednesday to Saturday
Info: Call 6221-8648 or go to www.burgerjointny.com/singapore
2 MIKKELLER BAR SINGAPORE
Danish craft beer bar Mikkeller has opened an outpost here, serving experimental brews by famed brewer, Mikkel Borg Bjergso. The Singapore bar is a collaboration between Mikkeller and The Drinking Partners, a craft beer and cider supplier.
On the list are 20 craft beers on tap that are regularly rotated. Sip on quirky offerings such as Beer Geek Breakfast, an oatmeal stout brewed with oats and coffee; and Spontantripelraspberry, which has sour and fruity notes and is brewed with wild yeast and aged in oak barrels.
There are also exclusive-to- Singapore beers such as Bugis Brown, which tastes of dark malts and caramel, Prinsep Pilsner, which has notes of passionfruit and lemongrass, and Waterloo Wit. Prices start at $9 for a 200ml pint.
The bar is housed in two re-purposed shipping containers, which can seat about 15 people and its outdoor space in Deck, an independent arts space, can fit about 50 people.
Where: 120A Prinsep Street
Open: 4pm to midnight, Tuesday to Sunday; closed on Monda
Info: Call 6352-0950 or go to www.facebook.com/MikkellerBarSG
3 STEAM BOX
Another addition to the bubbling hotpot scene here is Steam Box, which opens on Tuesday. Unlike the usual method of cooking the ingredients in broths or grilling them on hotplates, diners can cook the a la carte dishes in high-speed steaming stations at their tables in this 94-seat restaurant. This cooking method seals the juices of the ingredients and retains nutrients.
Dishes include the signature ginger chicken thigh with wolfberries (from $4.50), Iberico black pork (from $9), wagyu beef ($12.50) and tiger prawns (from $11.50). Pair these dishes with steamed congee with clams, dried scallops and sliced ginger ($18) or with century egg and pork ribs ($15).
Diners can also steam their dim sum items such as siew mai ($4.50) and egg custard buns ($4.80).
Where: 68 Serangoon Garden Way
Open: 11am to 11pm daily
Info: Call 6281-6939 or go to www.facebook.com/SteamBoxSG
4 WOK°15 KITCHEN
This Cantonese restaurant is a recent addition to the dining options at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. Helmed by executive chef Chum Kar Ho, the menu has an extensive line-up of appetisers, soups, seafood, barbecue dishes and dim sum.
Signature dishes include chilli crab ($80 a kg) and grilled sea cucumber and fish maw with scallions ($32). Appetisers include deep-fried eggplant topped with chicken floss ($8) and Japanese Greenhouse tomato drenched in a wasabi-infused seasame sauce ($8). There are also soups such as braised fish maw and bamboo pith in pumpkin broth ($10 a person) and double-boiled yellow melon soup with seafood ($14 a person).
Where: ONE°15 Marina Club, 11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, 01-11
Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6 to 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday; 11am to 2.30pm, 6 to 10pm, Sunday; closed on Monday
Info: Call 6305-6998 or go to one15marina.com
5 NOM LA LA BY BAKERZIN
Local restaurant chain Bakerzin has opened a sister brand, Nom La La, a 92-seat casual family-friendly cafe that serves Western and Asian food.
Nom La La is a combination of "nom nom nom", a slang expression for eating heartily, and "ooh la la", an expression of pleasant surprises.
Western food offerings include Beef Bolognese ($10.90) and baked almond-crusted salmon ($13.80). Its rotating Sunday specials include Oxtail Stew ($19.90) and roast meats such as beef and lamb leg.
For Asian food, dishes include nasi lemak ($7.90), Nonya mee siam ($6.90) and lamb rendang ($10.90). There are also soups, salads, pastries and quirky ice-cream flavours such as Popcorn and Purple Lavender.
Where: 9 Sentul Crescent, Safra Punggol, 02-04
Open: 9am to 9pm daily
Info: Call 6385-0409 or go to www.bakerzin.com
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