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

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

Delfina Utomo
Dawson Tan
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Delfina Utomo
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Dawson Tan
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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. 

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  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • City Hall

Riding off the coattails of the recent Asia’s 50 best bars 2022, Thailand has been a heavy contender. Introducing Bangkok Tipples, a Long Bar pop-up bringing you four renowned cocktail bars in Bangkok. Until this weekend, ranked #19 Vesper kicks off with a flurry of innovative tipples such as the Vesper Sling and our favourite, The Beauty and the Beast. While Mahaniyom, Tropic City, and Lennon's will soon follow, each with a two-week residency bringing the finest Bangkok Tipples to sunny Singapore. Whatever you do, don't sleep on this high-octane lineup of cocktail superstars.

  • Restaurants
  • Bakeries
  • Chinatown

PAUL’s Pique Nique is back just in time with the easing measures. Revel in the great outdoors and have some fun in the sun while you fuel up with a fresh load of savoury and sweet bakes. The set comes with a PAUL jute bag, a large waterproof picnic mat, a choice of two sandwiches, a choice of two pastries, two signature butter croissants, a classic baguette Charlemagne, and two PAUL bottled waters. Sets go at $80 for a couple, perfect for dates, and $120 for three to four persons. Free delivery for orders above $100.

Pre-order here.

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Headlining 1-Arden is Kaarla, serving up coastal Australian cuisine that's kissed by fire, honouring the farm-to-table concept, and woven from the bounty of coastal Australia as well as the rich harvests of the 1-Arden Food Forest right from the backyard. Perched up 51-storeys high of the new CapitaSpring building, it also houses the world's highest urban farm which diners get access to in the evening to stroll away in the night's breeze.

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Plane tickets to Paris more than you're willing to spend? So France is perhaps the top contender for the closest you’ll get to a romantic Parisian soiree or French grocery experience in our little red dot. They hold themselves true to the joie de vivre that French folk so often pride themselves for – there’s nothing like enjoying a glass of mid-day wine or indulging in a massive cheese platter. Lucky for us, they’ve recently opened their second store on a prime corner of Claymore Road.

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  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Say hello to the newest kid on the block: pasta restaurant Forma. They’ve recently opened their doors along Tembeling Road, a quiet residential stretch that’s just off Joo Chiat. There are seven pasta dishes on the menu, and no, you wouldn’t find your conventional carbonara or bolognese here. Here, they make pasta in a large street-facing kitchen that’s fitted out with floor-to-ceiling glass panes – so curious passersby and hungry diners can peer in. Already sporting a two-month waitlist, it doesn't harm to try your luck by booking a seat at Forma here.

Last week's tea

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Award-winning cocktail bar Native opens a full-service restaurant that unpretentiously honours local and regional ingredients. Aligned with its sustainability promise, the menu design leans toward a plant-forward concept but don’t expect things to be bland and boring. Tuck into crowd favourites like the Petai-So Clams ($27) and the Really Cold Somen ($16) to truly get a grasp of what the kitchen offers. But whatever you do, do not sleep on the pièce de résistance, Nose to Tail Chicken Pao Fan ($32). Oh yes, some might scoff at the price tag but give it a chance and we guarantee you'll be back for more.

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Ikea introduces their vegetable balls, otherwise known as the Plant Ball (from $8). Made from a mashup of yellow pea protein, oats, potatoes, onions, and apples, it comes along with a whole new entourage of plant-based foods that includes meat-free gyoza, and vegan nuggets, and curry puffs. The gyoza is available from May 15 to 20 for dine-in, while stocks last. But we're really looking forward to plant-based nuggets and meatless curry puffs that will soon be in the line-up as teased by Ikea.

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  • Restaurants
  • Drinking

Riding off the recent success of ranking No.31 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, the high octane cocktail bar now introduces its first collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to commemorate over 270 cocktails on its first year of menus. No, you didn’t read it wrong. Over 270 tipples were shaken, stirred, concocted, and served in Sago House. Owning one such cocktail NFT grants you access to an exclusive cocktail that will only be made for you. Talk about exclusivity? Read to find out more on the project and perhaps even buy your very first functional NFT.

  • Restaurants
  • Tea rooms
  • Tanjong Pagar

Tea Chapter is the first pre-war shophouse to have been carefully restored in the late 80s but it’s also been visited by heavyweights and dignitaries alike: the Queen Elizabeth II and our own PM Lee Hsien Loong have stepped through these very doors. Unwind in three different spaces: “Oriental” where Queen Elizabeth had first sipped on an Imperial Golden Cassia tea, “Japanese” on the third floor with low wooden tables, and “Korean” with curtains hung for privacy. But if you're looking to hit the books, there are Tea Appreciation Workshop (from $48/person) in either English or Mandarin and from Mondays to Sundays in the afternoon.

 

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Kallang

Tucked between what seems to be an underpass in the downright forsaken Golden Mile Complex, you really just don't stumble upon such a spot. Definitely not your average stiffy cocktail bars with all the pretence. Feast on wok-kissed Thai stir-fry favourites such as Thai Basil Pork ($9), Phad Thai ($9) and Pad See Ewe ($9). With fresh Thai herbs and produce in its vicinity, it allows the bar to treat guests to a seasonal cocktail menu that rotates on a monthly basis. Expect nothing short of crafted cocktails with a cheeky Thai touch and twists of classics, made affordable. All's good in the hood but you'll just need to find it.

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