Open For Business: Dookki, Strong Flour and Vino Kushiyaki

Double cheese ring
Prawn and salami aglio olio pasta
Prawn and salami aglio olio pasta
Sumiyaki lamb
Sumiyaki lamb


South Korean tteokbokki (rice cakes) buffet chain Dookki has opened its first outlet here. The brand, which has more than 100 restaurants worldwide, is known for its two-meal dining concept.

Diners start their meal with a pot of tteokbokki, which is a dish of Korean rice cakes. They then move on to their second meal of kimchi fried rice, which is made from cooking the rice in the pot and adding sauces and other side dishes into it.

Apart from the rice cakes, there is also a variety of fishcake, tempura, vegetables and ramen for diners to choose from. Cheese lovers can order the Double Cheese Ring, a cheese dip that is served in a ring around the pot, for an extra $9.80.

Buffet prices start at $18.80 for adults and $10.80 for children.

Where: B1-107 Suntec City East Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard

Open: 11am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6266-2425 or go to


Casual-dining restaurant Strong Flour is helmed by Group Therapy, which runs two cafes in Duxton and Katong. It specialises in handmade pasta and pizza. The pasta is made fresh every day and the pizzas are thin-crusted and baked to order.

Diners can tuck into signature dishes such as the Truffle Pizza ($22), Prawn and Salami Aglio Olio pasta ($18) or Cacio E Pepe ($14), which is pappardelle pasta in a pepper and cheese sauce.

There are also meat dishes such as Balsamic Honey Pork ($26), as well as soups and salads.

Where: 01-01, 30 East Coast Road

Open: 11am to 3pm, 6 to 10pm (Tuesdays to Fridays), 11am to 10pm (Saturdays and Sundays), closed on Mondays

Info: Call 6440-0457 or go to


Fine-dining restaurant Vino Kushiyaki specialises in kushiyaki, charcoal-grilled meat or vegetables served on skewers.

The 24-seat restaurant imports its meats, seafood and vegetables from Japan.

Highlights include the Sumiyaki Kurobuta ($25), a charcoal-grilled Japanese black pork dish; and the Sumiyaki Lamb ($35), a grilled lamb rack. Omakase meals are available from $88.

Where: 325 Joo Chiat Road

Open: 6pm till late (Mondays to Saturdays)

Info: Call 6344-0548 for reservations

Cara Wong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Open For Business'. Print Edition | Subscribe