13 exclusive eats you can ONLY find at Jewel Changi Airport

Overflowing lobster rolls, Singapore-exclusive milkshake, OTT ice cream cones, and more

Nowhere else in Singapore!
Nowhere else in Singapore!
12 Apr 2019

Nowhere else in Singapore!

As much as we love the Rain Vortex and vast shopping choices at Jewel Changi Airport, nothing gets us more excited than the new food and beverage options.

Opening on April 17, the 10-storey complex not only houses a slew of long-awaited new-to-Singapore F&B brands such as Shake Shack, as well as Burger & Lobster, but popular homegrown favourites like Tiger Beer and BreadTalk will also be serving up one-of-a-kind menu items just for customers. So if you are making a trip down to Jewel this week for the preview, be sure to make a beeline for these gems.

Shake Shack’s ShackBurger and ‘Shroom Burger (#02-256)
Shake Shack’s ShackBurger and ‘Shroom Burger (#02-256)
12 Apr 2019

Shake Shack’s ShackBurger and ‘Shroom Burger (#02-256)

No trip to Shake Shack is truly complete until you’ve tried their legendary ShackBurger ($9.20), and we daresay the one we tried yesterday (April 11) was better than the one we had in New York. No kidding. A juicy, slightly pink patty, held together by cheese and savoury-sweet ShackSauce, wrapped in buttery, squishy buns, make for a splendid burger.

If you aren’t feeling meat, there’s the ‘Shroom Burger ($10.80), which features a crispy, fried portobello mushroom filled with melted Tilsiter, Monterey and Cheddar cheeses. Get your cameras ready ‘cos you will want to get a shot of the gooey cheese pull.

Shake Shack’s Pandan Shake
Shake Shack’s Pandan Shake
12 Apr 2019

Shake Shack’s Pandan Shake

When you are done, wash everything down with the Singapore-exclusive Pandan Shake ($7.80), featuring thick vanilla frozen custard ice cream blended with pandan, coconut and topped with gula melaka crumble. It’s super sweet and sinful, like drinking kueh dah dah, but oh so good. The coconut flakes and crumble are the icing on the cake.

Photo: Shake Shack

Tiger Beer Lab’s (TBL) seasonal brews and Chicken Cutlet with Tiger Lemon Radler Sauce (#05-205)
Tiger Beer Lab’s (TBL) seasonal brews and Chicken Cutlet with Tiger Lemon Radler Sauce (#05-205)
12 Apr 2019

Tiger Beer Lab’s (TBL) seasonal brews and Chicken Cutlet with Tiger Lemon Radler Sauce (#05-205)

Fans of Tiger Beer, be sure to make a pit stop at the iconic brand’s first global concept store, Tiger Beer Lab, for a taste of its first seasonal brew, Tiger Black Orchid ($12 a pint). Inspired by Singapore’s national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim, the brew is infused with orchid essence and boasts floral notes and a touch of citrus fruits. It’s light, refreshing, and tastes as floral as it sounds.

Want the full Singapore experience? Pair it with some wok hei-laden zi char nosh from Keng Eng Kee, better known as KEK. We recommend the Chicken Cutlet with Tiger Lemon Radler sauce ($18), which was created just for TBL. The crispy and tender chicken cutlet is tasty on its own, but the tangy Tiger Lemon Radler reduced lemon sauce elevated the dish to another level.

Visitors can look forward to unique seasonal brews, as well as collaborations with different hawkers every quarter.

A&W (#B2-209)
A&W (#B2-209)
12 Apr 2019

A&W (#B2-209)

Root beer float, curly fries, coney dog ($9.40 for a combo)… ‘nuff said. Everything tasted as good as we remember, so we’d happily journey to Jewel just for a delicious trip down memory lane. And turns out thousands had the same idea - the queue was snaking when we popped by the fast-food outlet at 3.30pm yesterday and we overheard that the waiting time was around an hour. On the bright side, A&W is open round the clock, so root beer floats all day errday!

Burger & Lobster’s Original Lobster Roll (#05-203)
Burger & Lobster’s Original Lobster Roll (#05-203)
12 Apr 2019

Burger & Lobster’s Original Lobster Roll (#05-203)

Ever since we heard London’s famous Burger & Lobster is opening in Jewel, we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into its decadent, overflowing lobster rolls. Juicy chunks of chilled lobster are tossed in Japanese mayonnaise and served in a butter-soaked toasted brioche bun. The prices haven’t been fixed, but we’re told they will be similar to that of London’s, which is 20 pounds (approx $38). The bad news is you can only get your hands on the rolls when they open late May. Well, better late than never.

Pink Fish’s Asian Burger (#B1-261)
Pink Fish’s Asian Burger (#B1-261)
12 Apr 2019

Pink Fish’s Asian Burger (#B1-261)

You can probably guess from its name that salmon is the star of the menu at this Norwegian fast-food chain. It accompanies everything from burgers to wraps to Poke bowls, and our favourite is the peppery Asian Burger ($9.90), a grilled salmon fillet marinated in Vietnam spicy soya sauce and paired with a tangy mango salsa. And only at the Singapore outpost, the brand’s first outside of Norway, can you have it with a side of Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin ($3.90). Generously coated with a layer of seasoning, the crisps are a little sweeter than your regular salted yolk fish skins and according to our table companion, “better than Irvin’s”.

Emack & Bolio’s OTT ice cream (#B2-234)
Emack & Bolio’s OTT ice cream (#B2-234)
12 Apr 2019

Emack & Bolio’s OTT ice cream (#B2-234)

Over-the-top milkshakes are so 2016. Boston-based Emack & Bolio’s OTT ice cream cones are where we’re blowing our calories.

There are 35 flavours and six pimped out cones to choose from, so if you are the indecisive sort, go for their bestsellers of Grasshopper Pie (creme de menthe, chocolate chips and oreos), Chocolate Addiction (chocolate with chocolate dip and fudge) and “Deep Purple” Chip (black raspberry with white and dark chocolate chips) with the Fruity Pebbles marshmallow cone - it’s the stuff of dreams if you have an ultra-sweet tooth. At almost $18 for this colossal cone, it’s not the most affordable but definitely ‘gram-worthy.

BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss and Merlion’s Roar (#B2-233)
BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss and Merlion’s Roar (#B2-233)
12 Apr 2019

BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss and Merlion’s Roar (#B2-233)

The popular Golden Lava Flosss ($2.20, and no, that’s not a typo) that we loved and miss so much is making a return and you can only get it at BreadTalk’s new bakery-café at Jewel. For the uninitiated, this is the bakery’s signature pork floss bun with a creamy salted egg yolk centre, and was a hit when it was introduced in celebration of its 18th anniversary last July.

Another floss-y treat to tempt your taste buds with is the new Merlion’s Roar ($2.10), a savoury bun that sports the face of Singapore’s national icon (resembles the Courtesy Lion, don’t you think?) with a mane of pork floss and a spicy sambal ikan bilis filling. Other local-inspired treats include ice cream sandwiches and egglet soft serves.

Photos: BreadTalk

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