CAFES & TAKEAWAY
Ah Mah Homemade Cake
1 Jelebu Road, Bukit Panjang Plaza, #01-18, Singapore 677743
1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivo City #B2-K7, Singapore 098585
The most popular castella cake from Malaysia, Ah Mah Homemade Cake opens two outlets in Singapore at once! First launched in Restoran Poh Yap, Kota Kemuning, Malaysia, on 7 April 2017, the concept has soared in popularity within the span of two months, and has opened 14 outlets across Malaysia. With an average queue time of around 45 to 60 minutes, the brand has sold over 100,000 boxes of its delicious cakes in Malaysia to date.
The “castella” cakes from Ah Mah Homemade Cake are inspired by the popular egg sponge cakes from Tamsui, Taiwan, and infused with a local twist. Freshly baked for 80 minutes every day, each batch is made purely with milk, eggs, and quality flour. There is no added water, preservative and colouring.
There are two flavours to be savoured: Original, and Cheese (which comes with a variety of cheese to enliven the flavour). To ensure absolute freshness and maintenance of quality, Ah Mah Homemade Cake bakes its cakes daily and discards all cakes after 12 hours if they are not consumed.
Taking over the space of Carpenter & Cook Jr, All the Batter opens their second outlet after the one at Anchorpoint. They specialize in… AVOCADO! and they serve many avocado-related desserts.
1 Raffles Place #B1-39, One Raffles Place Singapore 048616
7.30am-9pm, closed Sun
Amamoto Café is a take-away counter concept that reinvents the 1500-year-old Japanese culture of Amazake-drinking for a new generation of wellness and lifestyle aficionados. Amazake, or ‘sweet wine’, is an alcohol-free beverage made from fermented rice, with no added sugar. It is packed with enzymes – thanks to the special koji mould used in its fermentation, which in turn produce essential amino-acids, oligosaccharides, vitamins, minerals, and a host of other bio-chemicals that bring repair, nutrition and health to the body – giving the drink an amazing array of wellness and beautifying benefits.
6A Shenton Way #01-01 Singapore 068815
tel: +65 9690 7057
Weekdays 7am-10.30pm, weekedays 7am-3pm
The Autobus is a bespoke bicycle retail shop-cum-cafe. The weekend brunch starts from $ 11. They are proud of their pulled pork burger ($ 18) using slow cooked pork and house-made BBQ sauce.
Black White Tale
35 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207536
tel: +65 8189 9970
12pm-10pm, closed M
38 Jalan Pemimpin #01-04 Singapore 577178
Tel: +65 8200 5528
M-F 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-9pm, Sat 11.30am-3pm, Sun 5pm-9pm, Closed Tue
3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, Clementi Mall #05-16 Singapore 129588
tel: +65 6570 9287
Sun-Th 11.30am-10pm, F-Sat 11.30am-10.30pm
By Korean chef Emily Oh Young, CafeMama offers Dosirak도시락 (lunchbox) reminiscent of a scene from a Korean drama where mum prepares a tiffin meal packed with different vegetables and meat side dishes, kimchi and a serving of rice. Recommended: beef bulgogi dosirak ($ 9.90). They also serve other Korean street food like ramyeon pots ($ 8.90), and Budae Jjigae army stew ($ 9.90).
The cafe serves Western food including pasta (from $ 11.50), steak (from $ 16.80), chicken chop ($ 11.90), and salmon ($ 17.90).
The Dark Gallery is a new boutique café that promotes not only the enjoyment of artisanal dark chocolate desserts, but also the art behind their making. Customers can embark on an exploration of single origin chocolate from various countries, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Madagascar and the Dominican Republic. Recommended: Single Origin Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Platter ($ 12) and the Single Origin Hot Chocolate Shots Platter ($ 8). Single Origin Chocolate Medley ($ 10) comprises one pastry, one scoop of dark chocolate ice cream, and one hot chocolate shot.
El Spice Bistro
407 Jalan Besar, The Noble Hotel Lobby, Singapore 209012
Tel: +65 9619 7386
11am-11pm, closed Sun
El Spice Bistro aims to provide quality food at inexpensive price, focussing on Mexican & North Indian Cuisines. For their butter chicken ($ 11.20), the sauce base is made of pure tomatoes boiled and cooked instead of using canned tomatoes as market practice. The chicken is marinated overnight. Other recommended dishes: Tikki Carbonara (S$ 10.90) & Burritos (S$ 10.80).
Mayson Bakery started as a small bakery in 1983. Now they open “Kopi & Tarts,” a local Halal cafe. Apart from coffee and tarts, they offer pastries, muffins, cakes, and mains such as Hong Kong-inspired noodle dishes.
2 Handy Road, The Cathay #01-01 Singapore 229233
Kori King is the pioneer of the most ancestral shaved ice in the world. The tradition of Kakigori dates back to the 11th century and was one of the most appreciated dessert of the Japanese elites. Over the past few decades, Kakigori became very popular during the warm summer months in Japan and is considered as a healthy dessert to cool down. All products are handmade and prepared daily with highly quality products imported from Japan with no additives, colorant or chemical flavors.
Kyoto coffeeshop opens in Singapore at Odeon Towers.
M Seven Cafe
1 Selegie Road #01-12 PoMo Singapore 188306
tel: +65 6873 2776
My Banh Mi Saigon (MBM Saigon) is a family business managed by Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn’s father, Frank Chinn. Together with Vietnam’s well-known European chef Andreas Ertle who has opened restaurants globally from New York to Moscow, the specialty sauces and roasting processes of the quality meat being used by MBM Saigon was developed.
In Singapore, it’s a takeaway kiosk that currently sells 4 banh mi and 4 noodles. Recommended: Roasted pork banh mi ($ 7.50) and marinated pork rice noodles ($ 8.50).
81 Macpherson Lane #01-55 Singapore 360081
tel: +65 8151 9049
A cafe and bar selling specialty rice and fusion dishes.
The famous Osaka cheese tarts are open today! They also offer a variety of other flavours including chocolate and matcha green tea. There are also cheese milkshakes.
2 Havelock Road #01-11, Havelock II Singapore 059763
tel: +65 9278 1342
M-Th 8am-9pm, F 8am-11pm, Weekends 12pm-9pm
Pastas start from $ 8.90, and pizzas from $ 13.90. In the morning, they serve sandwiches starting from $ 4.50.
Tok Panjang, which is established in 1985, has opened a new Peranakan cafe at Dorsett Residences.
425 East Coast Road Singapore 429012
1 Seletar Road, #01-09/10 Food Scholar Food Court, Singapore 807011
American Western food.
This is a subsidiary of Rong Cheng Bak Kut Teh, catering to a younger crowd. The set is priced at an affordable $ 8.50, and includes 2 side dishes and Japanese rice.
Beach Road Scissor Curry Rice
244F Upper Thomson Road Singapore 574369
After Beach Road and Geylang, Beach Road Scissor Curry Rice opens its 3rd outlet, taking over the space of Hua Nam restaurant. It is opened by a 4th generation hawker.
From the facebook page: “Quality ingredients and sauces are used in all dishes to allow individuals to enjoy ‘NEAR’ Restaurant Dishes at Coffeeshop prices.” Rice bowls are priced at $ 5.80 to $ 9.80.
Each a Pot
48a Tanglin Halt Road, Tanglin Halt Market, Singapore 148813
tel: +65 9780 3816
11am-2.30pm, 4.30pm-10pm, closed Sun
They serve curry in a claypot. Choose drumsticks or wings or veg.
348 Bedok Road, Bedok Market Place #02-22, Singapore 469560
tel: +65 8182 2015
T-Th 11am-9.30pm, F & Sat 11am-10.30pm, Sun 1pm-10.30pm
They hand-make their ramen noodles, and boil the broth for 8 hours. There are two options: tonkotsu pork broth or spicy miso broth.
1 Kadayanallur Street #01-32, Maxwell Food Centre Singapore 069184
tel: +65 6777 5859
11am-9pm, closed weekends
Ramen Taisho moved from the Clementi mall to Maxwell food centre. They hand make their noodles and serve them in tonkotsu pork broth for below $ 10.
Song Kee Thomson Plaza
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #01-107, Singapore 574408
The Toa Payoh Branch, not the one at Joo Chiat, has opened an outlet at Thomson Plaza.
1 Buona Vista Drive, Ministry Of Education Building #02-01, Singapore 138675
tel: +65 8333 5170
9am-4pm, closed weekends
They serve Singapore-inspired bowls such as wagyu beef and iberico pork bowls.
Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodles
1187 Upper Serangoon Road #01-22 The Midtown Singapore 533971
tel: +65 6238 0184
M-th 12pm-10.30pm, F 12pm-11.30pm, Weekends 11.30am-11.30pm
By the same people behind defunct Nung Len.
PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective establishments’ facebook pages or websites.
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.