In this edition of Little Eats Singapore, we’ve found some newbies for you to check out! From relaxing brunches and lunches on the weekend to meeting for a family dinner or just having a quiet spot to have that much-needed date night, there are lots to check out in the city with and without kids in tow. We present to you the best new restaurants to try out this month in Singapore!
Home-grown steakhouse Bedrock Bar & Grill has opened its second outlet away from the city in the new Oasia Resort Sentosa. The restaurant sports a lighter, and elegant look, offering a lineup of Bedrock classics alongside new seafood selections on its menu to reflect its idyllic coastal locale. Try the Aged Barramundi Tail (SG$88) for sharing, or the Tankaku Wagyu Striploin (SG$158) cooked over an Applewood fire grill. There are also plant-based options on the menu, set lunches, and a selection of wines and traditional whiskies to pair with the dishes.
Bedrock Origin, #01-02, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, 23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, Singapore 098679, +65 6818 3333, www.bedrock.com.sg/origin
Dopo Teatro, which translates to ‘after theater’ is aptly named as it resides in The Esplanade. The Italian restaurant fuses classic Italian dishes with modern interpretations by incorporating Japanese flavors. Choose to be seated outdoors for a romantic waterfront dining experience while enjoying freshly baked hand-stretched pizzas such as the Ika Sumi (SG$28), a Japanese squid ink pizza topped with prawns, ika, asari, pesto arrabiata, and ice plant. For a hearty plate of pasta, dig into the Gnocchi Tartufo (SG$22) served with chestnut crema, kale, porcini, and parmesan tuile.
“Tok tok” might be a familiar sound to Indonesians, it is the melodious calls made by street vendors using the traditional kentongan, where you’ll find people gathering for a meal. Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant aims to bring that same nostalgic experience here in Singapore, offering heart-warming Indonesian fares to share with the family. Cozy over a bowl of Sayur Lodeh (SG$8.80), and douse your rice with a heaping scoop of Semur Daging (SG$15.80), a Javanese-style beef stew with tempeh and tofu with tomato chili paste. While you’re at it fill the table with small plates, and desserts to round off the meal!
Inspired by the summer outdoor grill, known in Italy as grigliata, the namesake restaurant dishes out classic Italian food using a customized iron-cast charcoal grill. Served in small plates to share, get yourself a couple of appetizers before moving on to the Open Fire Grill featuring dishes such as the Whole Spanish Turbot (from SG$58), 100 Days Barley Fed Bone In Ribeye (SG$138, serves 3 - 4 pax), and 5 Pepper Crusted Canadian Pork Chop (SG$42), before moving on to desserts.
Wagyu Jin is a cozy 16-seater that serves A5-only wagyu by Japanese prefecture, a new concept by the Les Amis Group located at Shaw Centre. Tease your tastebuds with beef sourced from prefectures such as Shiga, Gifu, Miyazaki, Iwate, and Yamagata. Dining at the omakase restaurant will set you back from SG$118 for lunch, and SG$238 to SG$318 for dinner, comprising 6 - 8 courses featuring the different wagyu beef prepared in a variety of cooking techniques to bring out its best flavors and characteristics. Take a gander at the Chateaubriand Sando with A5 Ohmi Beef (SG$38) as an add-on, the juicy panko-crusted A5 Omi wagyu beef is sandwiched between lightly toasted bread, drizzled with a house-made tonkatsu sauce and wasabi mayo, a must-try for serious sandwich lovers! Book HERE.
Wagyu Jin, 1 Scotts Road, Shaw Centre #02-12, Singapore 228208, +65 8940 0741, www.wagyujin.com.sg
Carrotsticks & Cravings, run by a Melbourne expat, and a mother of twins, has opened its third brunch along Stanley Street offering Aussie-Inspired healthy fare. Aside from its signatures such as the Smashed Avo (SG$18), and Acai Berry Bowl (SG$14), those visiting the new outlet can get to try their exclusive breakfast platter comprising a hearty array of sourdough bread, labneh cheese, Israeli salad, hummus with roasted eggplant, bite-sized falafel, avocado slices with feta, puff pastries with herb dill cream cheese, choice of protein (smoked salmon or leg ham), choice of two eggs, and two coffees. There are also gluten-free, paleo, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian options on the menu.
Proper Slice is a new grab-and-go concept by Lucali BYGB, where you can get a taste of the famed Brooklyn pizza by the slice for just SG$8! Unlike its sister sit-down restaurant, Proper Slice is a simple pizzeria that celebrates New York City’s old-fashioned pizzeria. The menu features rotating options of thin-crust pizzas with original cheese, pepperoni, white pizza, spinach and ricotta, and sausages. There’s also stromboli, juicy meatballs, garlic knots, and dessert Calzone.
Proper Slice, 110 Amoy Street, Singapore 069930 (Entrance off Gemmil Lane), www.properslicebygb.com
YEN Social is a casual communal dining concept as compared to its Michelin recommended sister restaurant YEN Yakiniku. The restaurant offers easy-to-grill cuts that diners can enjoy the fun of grilling themselves, as well as wagyu steaks and dry-aged beef prepared by the chefs. Order the YEN Social Butcher Platter (SG$109) comprising five different cuts for sharing, and don’t miss the 30 Days Dry Aged Wagyu Ribeye (SG$68).
YEN Social, 7 Fraser Street, #01-25/26, Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356, +65 8669 6788, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theyengroup.com.sg/yen-social
If you’ve loved Mrs Pho for its Vietnamese dishes, you’ll have to visit its newest outlet and dining concept at Takashimaya Shopping Centre. Featuring exclusive items on its menu, try their traditional Vietnamese hotpot that uses charcoal for a deep, flavorful broth. Choose from regular soup bases such as the Nourishing Collagen Pepper Pork, and Herbal Chicken Mushroom, or go premium with the Crab Bisque, and Vietnamese Perilla Mutton. Hankering for smoky bbq meats? Then the Vietnamese BBQ Set will satisfy your cravings with an assortment of skewers, Wagyu Pho, and desserts. Viet Specialities sets are also available, dishes include Frogleg Curry Claypot, Mrs Pho Cockles, and more! From now till September 12, 2021, enjoy up to 52% off Pre-Opening Sets. Book HERE.
The famed Los Angeles chain Eggslut has finally made its way to Singapore! Known for its egg sammies, you’ll find the same menu at its first Southeast Asia outlet in Scotts Square as with the ones in the US. Dig into the Fairfax Sandwich (SG$12), packed with cage-free soft-scrambled eggs, chives, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and Sriracha mayo, sandwiched between fluffy brioche buns. How can you not order the Slut (SG$11) when you’re there? The specialty item is poached in a jar filled with cage-free coddled egg atop a smooth potato puree, topped with grey salt and chives, and slices of baguette at the side.
Eggslut, 6 Scotts Road, #01-12, Singapore 228209, www.eggslut.com