29 Dec 2015
3. Paper Crane
96 WATERLOO ST, S187967. TEL: 6837-0836. OPEN DAILY EXCEPT SUN 11AM-10PM. LAST ORDERS AT 8.30PM. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAPERCRANESG
This 40-seat cafe is tucked within the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations. It’s run by a freelance food writer who left the magazine industry to open her own eatery. While she gave her cafe a “cute and catchy” Japan-esque moniker, it is homely Western food that she personally cooks here along with a chef who used to work at Wild Honey.
Signature dishes include Southern-Style Deep-Fried Chicken with Slaw & Fries ($15), with the chook marinated in buttermilk and spices for 24 hours. More on the menu: a Pan-Fried Seabass on Pearl Barley with Grilled Asparagus ($25) and a house-made chilli sauce called Ubo’s Chilli ($15 for 350ml) that fires up taste buds with chilli padi, garlic, ginger and cayenne pepper.
29 Dec 2015
2. Saint Pierre Market
#02-11 NGEE ANN CITY, 391 ORCHARD RD, S238873. TEL: 6694-4414. OPEN DAILY 8AM-7PM. LAST ORDERS AT CLOSING. WWW.SAINTPIERRE.COM.SG
Chef Emmanuel Stroobant of Saint Pierre has opened a casual dine-in-cum-takeaway outlet at Ngee Ann City. The 16-seater takes over the spot formerly occupied by The Marmalade Toast. Look forward to #eatingclean here as chef Emmanuel believes in “fresh artisanal produce with more veggies, fruits and less meat”. The man is vegetarian after all (though he does taste any meat he cooks). Think healthy greens like a Soba Kale Salad Gomadare ($13.80) with sesame sauce, a Smoked Salmon Sandwich ($14.80) and Quiche ($13.80 for two). Coffee is also available, albeit from a Nespresso machine, like a Ristretto ($6).
29 Dec 2015
20 GEMMILL LANE, S069256. OPEN DAILY EXCEPT SUN NOON-MIDNIGHT. LAST ORDERS AT 11.30PM. WWW.ANGELENO.COM.SG
David Almany, the former executive chef of the stellar Mario Batali-owned restaurant Osteria Mozza at Marina Bay Sands, opened his highly anticipated “homely” yet posh restaurant. It takes over Luke’s Oyster Bar and Chop House’s premises.
Luke’s chef-owner Travis Masiero has moved his restaurant next door, and is also a silent partner at Angeleno. Chef David, an LA native, helms the kitchen together with fellow Osteria alum Ariana Flores. They serve up robust Italian-American cuisine at this week-old 42-seater, kinda like at Osteria Mozza, though David says his dishes are different here. So expect hearty stuff like the signature Meatballs ($28) with wood-fired polenta and Grilled Tomahawk Iberico Pork Chop ($135, feeds two to three) cooked on an almond wood grill. Of course, there’s also house-made pasta such as the Maine Lobster Spaghetti ($48).