This month, get on the wholesome eating train with the opening of Yellow Pot and a 100% gluten-free menu at The Butcher’s Wife. Alternatively, treat yourself to lavish eats at Chinoiserie and House of Mu or go casual at Two Hana and JYPSY. The Singapore cocktail scene also welcomes new additions Mona Lounge and Cool Cats.
Sustainability and wellness is the name of the game at Yellow Pot. Located within Six Senses Duxton, they serve modern Chinese cuisine inspired by traditional Chinese philosophy of balanced living and healthy eating. Start with a Chicken Soup ($12) for the soul or spice things up immediately with the Hot & Sour Soup ($12). Share dishes like the Crispy Sichuan Chicken ($24), Wok Fried Tiger Prawns ($24) cooked with a secret XO sauce recipe, and the Locally Farmed Shanghai Greens ($11).
Yellow Pot is located at 88 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540, p.+65 6914 1420. Open Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm for lunch & 5.30pm-10.30pm for dinner.
The Les Amis Group’s latest addition, Jinjo, is a modern sumiyaki restaurant brought to life by veteran chef Makoto Saito’s mastery of charcoal-grilling. Look forward to a prefecture focused menu with prime ingredients sourced throughout Japan such as hot and cold bites like Kaki ($12), Hiroshima oysters, or Ankimo ($15) – warm spicy monkfish liver. Enjoy Yakitori sticks alongside Charcoal Grill options like Nodoguro ($26) – Ishikawa black throat sea perch or meat favourites, including Tontoro ($15) – pork jowl and Butabara ($15) – pork belly. Be sure to try something from their extensive selection of specially curated sake!
Jinjo is located at Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road #02-19/20, Singapore 228208, p.+65 6732 2165. Open Tue-Sun 12pm-2pm & 6.30pm-10pm.
Esteemed local Chef Justin Quek returns to the iconic Marina Bay Sands with Chinoiserie. Unmistakable oriental flavours combined with the technical finesse of French cuisine, Chinoiserie’s prix fixe lunch and dinner menus showcase the season’s best produce. Expect dim sum in a decadent champagne emulsion, a five-spice puff pastry that resembles pain au miel, and a deceivingly simple dish of scrambled eggs topped with crab meat and pops of luxurious caviar.
Chinoiserie is located at 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-13/14/15, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, p.+65 6688 7782. Open Mon-Sun 12am-2pm & 6pm-10.30pm.
House of MU
House of Mu is where European dining and furniture design meet. Fully furnished with Burmese teak furniture, this dining establishment adds a touch of homely comfort to the trendy Mohammed Sultan stretch. Previously from Les Amis, Chef Tyrell Joon employs refined French techniques, whether it be a simple Mushroom Soup ($9) or the ambitious MU-nster Platter ($138, for 3-4 pax) – a generous selection of prime cuts including ribeye steak, roast lamb and pork tenderloin. A choose your own pasta/risotto section and an array of impressive desserts are also available.
House of Mu is located at 11 Mohammed Sultan Road, Singapore 239010, p.+65 6732 1011. Open Daily 12pm-12am.
The Butcher’s Wife
Located in the hip neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru, Spa Esprit Group’s latest offering is on trend with its 100% gluten-free menu. Pick a hearty starter like the Kale & Gorgonzola “Buñuelos” ($14) or the Green Peas “Hummus” ($19) with grilled lamb sausage. Delicious mains include The Butcher Wife’s Beef Burger ($29) served with bacon jam and provolone, Chestnuts Pappardelle ($25) with eight hour braised ossobuco ragu, or the Grilled Octopus for seafood lovers. Sweet temptations include a Rum Baba with white chocolate and Pineapple Carpaccio ($14) drizzled with ginger syrup.
The Butcher’s Wife is located 19 Yong Siak Street, (Yong Siak View), Singapore 168650, p.+65 6221 9307.Open Tue-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am-3pm & 6pm-11pm.
Local favourite, PS.Cafe launches its new casual Japanese concept: JYPSY. The recognisable stylishness of PS.Cafe gets nautical with a colour palette of whites, neutral woods and blue hues.
Find a selection of rolls like the Smoked Mackerel Sushi Roll ($14) and sashimi dishes featuring fresh, premium grade Japanese air frowned fish, complemented by locally sourced ingredients.
Other creations of Chef Taka include the colourful fusion dish of Salmon Tacos ($14) that combine king salmon, seaweed, avocado and ikura, or comfort food in the form of Smokey Unagi Fried Rice ($22) with plenty of wok hei.
JYPSY is located at No.38 Martin Road, Singapore 239072. Open Tue-Sun 11.30am-4pm & 5.30pm-11pm. Opening to the public from 3rd July 2018 onwards.
Two Hana fuses Korean cuisine favourites with flavours from the west armed with the cosy vibes of a cafe and the extensive food and drink menu of a restaurant. From light bites like the Kimchi Mac & Cheese ($9) (best with a deliciously potent chilli sauce dip) to main courses like the tasty Korean Seafood Ciopinno ($12) and comforting Striploin Bap ($13), they’ve also got deliciously decadent desserts like the Strawberry Waffles with Honey Citron Ice Cream ($9). Don’t forget to try their fruity teas or their coffee, you won’t be disappointed.
Two Hana is located at 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-21, Singapore 529509, p.+65 6260 4321. Open Daily 8am-10pm.
An entertainment lounge for the upscale, cosmopolitan crowd paired coupled with progressive mixology, Cool Cats is a speakeasy worth the hunt – hint: entry through an unmarked wooden door. Cocktail classics like The White Lady ($20) receive a twist; the tipple is refreshed with almond syrup and almond liqueur instead of sugar for a more distinctive taste. Also look out for the Mezcal Negroni ($22) and the Queen’s Park Swizzle ($22).
Cool Cats is located at level 1 of The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764, p.+65 6818 1920. Open Wed-Sat 8.30pm-1am.
It’s time to get glamorous, and we’re talking 1980s Hong Kong glamour at Mona Lounge. Complete with majong tables and plush leather seats, soak in Jazzy Chinese tunes as you sip modernised Asian cocktails. Served in an elegant teacup, the Mona Tea ($22) is a cognac-based cocktail with oolong PX sherry and a tinge of Fernet Branca bitterness. A twist on the old-fashioned, Songstress ($22) just might cure your cough with its combination of Bulleit Rye Whiskey, pi pa gao and angostura bitters.
Mona Lounge is located at Sum Yi Tai, 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622, p.+65 6221 3665. Open Mon-Sat till 1am.
Mikkeller Bar has found a beautiful new home along Purvis Street, but remains just as impressive. Work your way through the 20 taps of Mikkeller’s unconventional and innovative brews starting with the Prinsep Pilsner or Bugis Brown, and you’re guaranteed to find a favourite or two. Celebrating their grand opening on 7 July, they’re having a weekend jog with beer as the main motivation. Join them and RSVP here. Lazy? Join them directly at the bar, no biggie.
Mikkeller Bar is located at 7 Purvis Street, Singapore, p.+65 6677 7969. Open Tue-Sun 4pm-12am.
Top Image: Yellow Pot