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Min Jiang at Dempsey
Photograph: Min Jiang at Dempsey

Quick Bites: what to eat and other happenings in Singapore this week

Our round-up of news about food, served in bite-sized portions

By Fabian Loo
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Tired of hearing this question: what should we eat today? Well, us too. With new choices popping up every month, deals dropping every week, and cravings that fluctuate daily, choosing just what to eat can be a challenge. To help you decide on what's worth eating, we round up some of the latest food drops and happenings in town in this easy, bite-sized list. This week, enjoy new dishes from Min Jiang at Dempsey's anniversary menu, make reservations for a winning afternoon tea, and more. 

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Min Jiang at Dempsey
Photograph: Min Jiang at Dempsey

Min Jiang at Dempsey’s Anniversary Menu

Restaurants Min Jiang at Dempsey, Tanglin

For two years, the garden Chinese restaurant has been charming diners with its tranquil dining experience. To celebrate its upcoming second anniversary, the restaurant has put together a limited-time menu that features old-time classics alongside contemporary flavours. The meal might begin with some barbecued chicken necks ($16), a playful take on smoky yakitori. Other creations include the crispy Iberico char siew ($38) – here, the traditional roasted meat recipe gets dressed up with a coating of torched white sugar to lend a satisfying sweet snap. Or mapo tofu ($18) encased within a warm blanket of buttery puff pastry. 

Peranakan Afternoon Tea
Photograph: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Four Seasons' Peranakan Afternoon Tea extends its run

Restaurants One-Ninety Bar, Orchard

The kitchens at One-Ninety Bar welcomes chef Malcolm Lee and his team from Michelin-starred Candlenut. Come weekends, the bar will serve a Peranakan Afternoon Tea ($) that combines spice-scented treats with locally inspired cocktails. And due to the overwhelming response (we heard that the waitlist stretches for weeks), the limited-time collaboration has been extended till the end of June, giving you the chance to squeeze in a reservation.

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Chivas Time Our Bar Hop 2021
Photograph: Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall

Don’t miss out on our epic bar-hopping adventure!

Bars and pubs Singapore City, Raffles Place

Missed out first Chivas x Time Out Bar Hop session? Good news: we’ve got more tickets for April 20 and 27! Five bars, five cocktails, with plenty of snacks and fun to go around. Grab your friends and join us for a boozy Tuesday evening – click here to grab your tickets!

Jigger and Pony
Photograph: Jigger & Pony

A boozy summer camp experience by Monkey Shoulder

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Tanjong Pagar

Jigger and Pony will be transformed into a summer camp site from April 20 to May 2, to celebrate the arrival of Smokey Monkey, the brand’s new plated malt whisky that boasts sweeter, smokier notes. At Camp Smokey, sip on adventurous tipples that feature Smoked Bananas or Wild Highball made with coconut cordial and bamboo leaves – paired with smoke-kissed snacks of stuffed chicken wings and s’mores lavished with brownies.

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Miss Fitz
Photograph: Miss Fitz

Savour a hearty Mediterranean feast at Miss Fitz

Bars and pubs Raffles Place

Modern brass fixtures. Overhanging creepers. Abstract artworks. Mediterranean sharing plates. These disparate and eclectic features have found a common home at Miss Fitz, where they all come together to provide a unique dining experience in the CBD. Start with a refreshing Aperol spritz ($17), and order a few sharing plates to split between friends. Charred octopus ($19) is smoky and firm, brightened with sambal matah; and glazed short rib ($22), braised for over 15 hours, is a must-order. Pack in some greens with the spiced cauliflower and chickpea salad ($24), studded with pomegranates for pops of sweetness. And for those who aren’t pressed for time, ask for a seat at Roxy. This adjoining hidden speakeasy is a portal to 1970s New York City, complete with cheekily named drinks that pay homage to the era.

Monga Singapore
Photograph: Monga Singapore

A slurp-worthy oyster mee sua alternative

Restaurants Fast food outlets Geylang

Not a fan of the intense brininess from oyster mee sua? Monga Singapore is switching up the classic Taiwanese street food by replacing the shellfish with prawns and fish maw instead. The new creation ($7.90) is even comes layered with added toppings of mushrooms and shredded egg – all soaked in a silky broth that has been cooked for over two hours. It is best enjoyed with a juicy, crispy chicken thigh – a Monga signature – with the hearty combo ($10.90). Or pair the bowl of noodles with some crispy chicken wings ($9.90).

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KFC Singapore
Photograph: KFC Singapore

A spicy chicken meal, sweet durian mochi, and fried chicken-themed mask

KFC Singapore is turning up the heat with a brand-new creation: Tango Spice. Its signature crispy fried chicken comes marinated in chimichurri, then sprinkled with paprika and finished with a squeeze of lime juice. The result is a fiery, tangy way to sample the bold flavours of Argentina. And should the heat prove too much, temper it with some Golden Durian Mochi ($3.45). Each comes filled with a gooey D24 durian filling. In keeping with safe distancing rules, KFC Singapore has also created adorable themed masks ($1.95), decorated with its iconic fried chicken that you can purchase with every meal.

Level33
Photograph: Level33

Want to enjoy $10 pints at Level33? Drop by on a Monday

Bars and pubs Marina Bay

Chase away the Monday blues with this attractive offer – Level33, the world’s highest microbrewery, will offer $10 pints come every Monday. Soak in its winning views of the Marina Bay as you quaff down refreshing cold brews – with a selection that ranges from blond lager, India Pale Ale, stout, wheat beer, and a special seasonal brew. 

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