1 THE PERANAKAN
For a hearty Peranakan meal, head to The Peranakan at Claymore Connect.
Tuck into a Tok Panjang - a Peranakan feast marking special occasions - which offers a variety of dishes. It is priced at $45 or $65 a person.
Diners can also opt for the individually plated six-course degustation menu ($85 a person, minimum six people, book a day in advance).
For a more decadent meal, complete with wine pairing, go for the Chef's Table ($188 for lunch, $288 for dinner, minimum eight people, book a week in advance).
Highlights from the menus include pig trotter pongteh ($19); rempah nanas ikan, a fish cooked in thick pineapple gravy; and Sum Chan satay ($19), pork belly fried in rempah and served on a plate rather than presented skewered and grilled on sticks.
Familiar classics include a kueh pie tee set ($20); liver ngoh hiang ($15); bakwan kepiting soup ($9); and assam pedas fish head ($27).
Where: Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, 02-01
Open: 11am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6262-4428 or go to www.facebook.com/ThePeranakanSG
2 SALTED & HUNG
Italian-Australian chef Andrew Nocente has a new restaurant.
Previously from the now-defunct grill restaurant 5th Quarter, which was located at Hotel Vagabond in Syed Alwi Road, he will helm contemporary Australian restaurant Salted & Hung in Purvis Street, which opens next Sunday with a street party from 3pm.
The 45-seat restaurant's dinner menu features cured meat, grilled items, roasted greens and desserts.
Highlights include the chef's selection of five types of charcuterie ($22), which includes one pate or terrine, a rillette and three types of cured meat such as house-made salami, pancetta or coppa.
Others include mackerel, gin and cucumber ($16); beef tongue, onion and wasabi ($12); and chicken liver, hearts and guanciale ($12).
Curing techniques follow through to the desserts, with offerings such as cured berries with yoghurt and olive oil ($12).
Set lunch is available, from $25 for a two-course meal.
Where: 12 Purvis Street
Open: Noon to 2.30pm (weekday), 6 to 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6358-3130 or go to www.facebook.com/SaltedandHung
3 GREG'S SEAFOOD SHACK
Seafood lovers, head to the 70-seat Greg's Seafood Shack at Grand Park City Hall.
Menu highlights include St Gregory's Place Seafood Broil, which features a mix of tiger prawns, little neck clams, blue-lipped mussels, snow crab legs and slipper lobster. It is priced at $28 (500g) or $52 (1kg), with a choice of two side dishes and a free flow of fries. Pick from a variety of cooking styles, such as spicy kimchi clam broth, traditional garlic butter, and wok-fried with salted egg.
Other dishes include Maine lobster roll ($40); Hokkaido scallop carpaccio ($14); battered cod fish and chips ($35); and mussels and clams in white wine ($17, add $3 for pasta).
For dessert, options include Taste of Coconut ($14), with coconut jelly, coconut sorbet, mango compote, cereal and toasted coconut; apple tatin tart ($14); and passion mango ice parfait ($16) with coconut meringue and berry compote.
Where: Grand Park City Hall, 10 Coleman Street
Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6 to 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6432-5566 or e-mail email@example.com
4 YUNNAN GARDEN RESTAURANT RELOCATES
Founded in 1975 at the then Nanyang University, Yunnan Garden Restaurant relocated several times, to Tampines Mall, Taman Jurong and IMM.
Fans of the 120-seat restaurant can now head to Fusionopolis, its new location.
Set menus are available, priced at $33.90 a person to $688 for 10 people.
The a la carte menu offers a wide selection, with plenty of favourites such as claypot spicy eggplant with minced pork and salted fish ($10.80); crispy yam ring with diced chicken and cashew nuts ($18.80); Peking duck ($48.80); deep-fried Yunnan spare ribs ($13.80); Yunnan steamed tofu topped with shrimp ($10.80); and steamed flounder in Teochew sauce ($16.80).
Where: Fusionopolis (Galaxis), 1 Fusionopolis Place, 02-02
Open: 11am to 9pm (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6665-8888 or go to www.yunnangarden.com.sg
Get a taste of Scotland at the new UsQuBa restaurant, which opens tomorrow at One Fullerton.
The name is derived from the Gaelic word Usquebaugh, which means "water of life" or whisky.
The 4,000 sq ft space features a 160-seat dining room, with a bar and retail corner stocked with whisky, craft gin and other Scottish products.
Starters include lobster daikon salad ($28); Orkney Islands scallop ceviche ($25); and seared foie gras ($21) with spiced persimmon, pickled apple and waffle.
For mains, highlights include butter poached lobster ($58) and red wine marinated venison ($34) with poached wild berries, purple potato puree and beetroot.
Finish your meal with desserts such as Singapore Breakfast ($11) with peanut butter bread pudding, kaya ice cream and raspberry coulis; and Chocolate Delice ($15) with Baileys ice cream and mixed berries.
Where: One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, 02-03B/04
Open: 11am to 2.30pm, 3 to 6pm (bar snacks and drinks only), 6 to 10.30pm daily
Info: Call 8723-6378 or e-mail Reserve.OneFullerton@UsQuBa.com
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