Open For Business: Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill; Mojo Singapore; Fatpapas

Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill.
Violet Oon Satay Bar & Grill.PHOTO: VIOLET OON SATAY BAR & GRILL
Mojo Singapore.


Cooking doyenne and restaurateur Violet Oon opened a satay restaurant at Clarke Quay yesterday.

Five satay options are available. They are chicken satay ($14); pork satay Hainan ($16) with pork tenderloin; Angus beef satay ($18); as well as two other satay - prawn ($20) and tripe ($15) - cooked with a traditional lemak coconut rempah learnt from Oon's aunty Nanny.

Charcoal grilled dishes include hae bee hiam sea bass with chinchalok relish ($42); garam assam barramundi with pineapple and ginger flower ($32); kunyit lemak sotong ($26), grilled squid on creamy turmeric sauce; and buah keluak otak ($16).

For dessert, the highlight is chendol with durian pengat sauce ($15) and durian flesh.

Where: 01-18 Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road

Open: 6pm to midnight daily

Info: Call 9834-9935


Local actor Shane Pow has opened his first food venture, Mojo. In the day, the eatery sells protein salad bowls and, at night, it serves yakitori and drinks.

The protein bowls cost $14 each, with one protein, one carb base, three vegetable items, one topping and one sauce. Protein options include Norwegian salmon, chicken thigh and shrimp. Add $1 for beef. Carb choices include brown rice, soba and quinoa.

For sides, have your pick of miso eggplant; glazed carrots and pumpkin; Thai papaya salad; and cherry tomatoes with pesto.

The dinner menu features yakitori options such as foie gras ($14) and pork belly with leek ($6). Sharing plates include uni soba ($38, above), Manila clams ($20) and hotate crudo ($18).

Where: 204 Telok Ayer Street

Open: Noon to midnight (weekdays), 5pm to midnight (Saturdays), closed on Sunday s

Info: Call 6220-0723 or go to


Burger restaurant chain Fatboy's has launched a new 45-seat halal outlet called FatPapas, with new business partner and local rapper Sheikh Haikel.

While the menu remains similar, new dishes include Chili Chicken Boners ($11.50), Papas' Beef Ribs ($22) and a special Singapura Black Pepper Burger ($13). Other burger options include Wimpy ($15, above, either beef or lamb) with turkey bacon, cheddar and barbecue sauce; and The Elvis ($11) with turkey bacon stuffed beef patty, grilled bananas and peanut butter.

Diners can also customise their burgers.

Fatboy's locations include Holland Village, Upper Thomson Road and Orchard Road.

Where: 17 Bali Lane

Open: 5 to 11pm daily

Info: Call 6291-8028 or go to

Eunice Quek

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 19, 2017, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe