OUE Downtown Gallery is one of our favourite hangout spots in the heart of town—there are endless dining options—such as The Autobus, Lunar Coffee Brewers and Omotesando Koffee—that leaves us spoilt for choice when we are feeling peckish.
Adding onto the long list of dining options is a relatively new vegan dining concept that has popped up in the mall—HRVST. Pronounced as ‘harvest’, this is one stylish cafe that will catch the fancy of all health and gym junkies.
The kitchen is helmed by a pair of partner chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan who have 20 years of experience working for established F&B names such as Tippling Club, Esquina and Cheek by Jowl.
The concept of omakase revolves around allowing the sushi chef to decide on the choice of dishes to serve his or her customers and will typically consist of a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and subsequently proceeding on to the heavier dishes.
There’s so much to love about this culinary style—from the trust that diners give the chef to the chef’s expertise in featuring a menu that encompasses only the freshest produce of the season. An omakase meal often starts off with an assortment of sushi, sashimi, cooked dishes and seasonal vegetables with common mainstays such as otoro (fatty tuna belly) and sometimes even premium ingredients with the likes of uni.
What makes omakase intriguing is the fact that you never know what to expect. No one really knows what the chef might serve because the dishes vary according to the season. Make no mistake that meals such as these do not necessarily come cheap, but if you’re hankering for a taste of Japanese omakase dining at its finest, here is our list of 10 best Japanese restaurants for omakase in Singapore.
If you are craving for authentic Korean food after having binge-watched a whole series of K-dramas, Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant might just be the perfect place to head to.
Situated just a 3-minute walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station along Peck Seah Street, Cho-won Garden Korean Restaurant offers some of the best Korean cuisines in Singapore. They serve a tantalising collection of Korean fare, ranging from barbecue meats to stews and Korean fried chicken.
Armed with culinary skills gleaned from his 2-decades-long experience preparing sushi and cooking Japanese food, Chef Kenji Nakagawa—a master in the art of Edomae sushi—astounds yet again with his stellar line-up of sensational donburi options available during lunch.
From now until 14 June 2018 (except 12 and 13 May 2018), our readers can quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy Sushi Jiro’s donburi lunch sets (which comes with a serving of chawanmushi and miso soup) at the following prices: luxurious Wagyu Don at S$50++ (U.P. S$68++), Una Don at S$48++ (U.P. S$58++), Chirashi Don at S$48++ and new to their donburi line-up, Tendon at S$20++.
Additionally, there is also a 20% discount on all Japanese sake and wine across lunch and dinner—this applies every day of the week so you have no reason to not drink up.
As far as Japanese fine dining goes, Sushi Jiro still remains one of our top few picks for the very simple reason that top quality ingredients remain at the heart of their food and coupled with Chef Kenji’s culinary mastery, our taste buds are always taken on a sensational trip.
Twenty Eight Cafe is a new F&B venture by Italian restaurant and bar 28Wilkie, which also sits along Wilkie Road. Opened two weeks ago, the cafe is still in soft launch and is looking to update their lunch menu to incorporate more options for their diners.
Focusing on speciality coffee and brunch items, Twenty Eight Cafe is an excellent choice for freelancers and students studying at the campuses nearby as the work-friendly cafe is equipped with many charging ports.
As of now, guests can expect to be satisfied with a decent range of breakfast, all-day brunch and some savoury pasta dishes—all sold at nett prices. READ ON
Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Upper Thomson Road is a brand new addition to Singapore’s cafe scene—Columbus Coffee Co.
Managed by the same people behind Atlas Coffeehouse and Lunar Coffee Brewers, Columbus Coffee Co. is a stylish new brunch concept that delivers a straightforward menu with exceptional yet not overly-pretentious dishes and a curated selection of coffee brews. Coffee aficionados may be interested to know that the coffee beans are roasted by Two Degrees North Coffee Co.
Served by a team of energetic young baristas and waitstaff, enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality at Columbus Coffee Co which officially starts its operations today. READ ON
We are always up for a buffet that pays tribute to Asia’s vibrant culinary traditions and if you are someone who enjoys the rich and diverse flavours of Southeast Asian recipes and are always on a hunt for affordable buffets, try Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. Year after year, Window on the Park has been constantly expanding and refining their buffet spread.
Featuring three Seafood Woks—Sambal tomato, black pepper and cream sauce—that comprise crustaceans such as lobster, crab, crayfish, prawn, clams and mussels, these new highlights at Window On The Park are the creations of Executive Chef Ivan Lim and his dedicated culinary team.
The best part? From now until 14th May 2018, diners are entitled to one Seafood Wok per person on top of their popular 1-For-1 weekend dinner from Fridays to Sundays (S$96++ for two pax)!
Aside from that, look forward to other Asian delights such as laksa ‘live’ station, seafood on ice as well as DIY rojak and kueh pie tee stations. Can we also add that there is complimentary beer for everyone who quotes ‘ladyironchef’ upon making reservations? READ ON
Nestled within Singapore’s fast-paced Central Business District lies a beautiful botanical cafe. Step into Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio—a dreamy and whimsical floral cafe that will teleport you to a magical wonderland.
As opposed to the other artisan cafes lying along the Telok Ayer stretch, Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio is more than just a cafe with pretty desserts and there are many reasons why you should visit right now.