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    Hotaru Ika from Toyama Prefecture
    Photo credits: facebook.com/sushi.kimura.sg - Hotaru Ika from Toyama Prefecture

    Walking into Sushi Kimura, you will enter a world that could as well be somewhere in Tokyo. Sushi Kimura is a fine-dining sushi restaurant that just opened recently at Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road. But it is already a hot contender for a Michelin Star.

    The ingredients of each dish in its omakase menu, fresh seafood or even the water it uses for cooking, come from organic producers and are personally sourced by Chef Kimura from all over Japan. The original outlet in Tokyo was awarded 2 Michelin Stars, making Sushi Kimura in Singapore a high potential candidate for the next round of Michelin Star in the red dot.

    The restaurant and its interior is quite a sight too. It has been strategically designed to evoke the sense of tradition and showcase the four seasons in Japan, as each wall is in a different shade and represents a season. Minimalism is key, but you will also find a few personal artefacts that belong to Chef Tomoo Kimura, including a part of his great-grandmother’s kimono which acts as a Noren (divider) and a ceremonial tea set that is hand-painted by his Sushi master.

    Sushi Kimura entrance
    The zen entrance of Sushi Kimura
    Chef Kimura from Sushi Kimura
    Chef Kimura

    What is on the menu?

    If you are a fan of quality omakase, then you will love Sushi Kimura. Did I mention that the Tokyo outlet was awarded 2 Michelin Stars? In Singapore, Omakase sets are available for lunch (at $120, $180, and $250) as well as dinner (at $280, $330 and $390. If you want you can also combine it with a sake pairing.

    Lunch

    • $120 Karatsu – Seasonal starter, Chawanmushi, Sushi (1o pcs), Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert
    • $180 Hagi – Seasonal starter, Chawanmushi, Seasonal sashimi (2 kinds), Cooked dish, Sushi (7 pcs), Uni Ikura rice bowl, Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert
    • $250 Raku – Seasonal starter, Chawanmushi, Sake simmered abalone, Seasonal sashimi (4 kinds), Cooked dish, Sushi (8 pcs), Signature rice bowl, Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert

    Dinner

    • $280 Enshu – Seasonal starter, Sake simmered abalone, Chawanmushi, Sushi (12 pcs), Signature rice bowl, Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert
    • $330 Oribe – Seasonal starter, Sake simmered abalone, Chawanmushi, Seasonal sashimi (4 kinds), Cooked dish, Sushi (8 pcs), Signature rice bowl, Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert
    • $330 Rikyu – Seasonal starter, Sake simmered abalone, Chawanmushi, Seasonal sashimi (5 kinds), Cooked dish, Deluxe Uni platter, Sushi (8 pcs), Signature rice bowl, Soup, Japanese Fruit, Homemade dessert

    Sushi Kimura

    Address: #01-07, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871

    Phone: 67343520 / 84280073

    Hours: 12pm- 3pm, 6:30pm – 10pm, closed on Mondays

    The article Will Sushi Kimura be Singapore’s Next Michelin Star? appeared first on TheFoodstuff.com.

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      Eight Korean BBQ, Signature Mangalitsa specialities
      Signature Mangalitsa specialities

      8 Korean BBQ continues its winning formula of offering value-for-money quality ingredients at accessible city locations by opening a new outlet. It’s second restaurant at Shaw Centre, three years after its flagship store at The Central , Clarke Quay, proves that the K-wave it pretty much alive today.

      “The K-trend is still very predominant in Singapore; with our expansion and introduction of new menu items like the Big Hog Plate, we aim to offer our well-versed diners greater accessibility to Korea’s hip barbecue experience,” says owner Jamie and Kristin Lim. They also hoped that the city outlet can attract executives working in the area.

      New item – Big Hog Plate

      In conjunction with its opening, 8 Korean BBQ adds to its menu, the Big Hog Plate – a chunky cut of pork belly which they say is a trending item at barbecue eateries across Korea now. Having been to Korea a few times and most recently in October, we have always thought that the thick cut item is readily available at BBQ places in Korea, especially the more prized black pork.

      Nevertheless, the could-be-better-named dish is a generous slab (360g) of quality Hungarian Mangalitsa pork belly that is priced at $45. The pork is lightly seasoned with salt and black pepper before slicing into cubes and tossing on the grill with onions and king oyster mushrooms. We appreciate the restaurant’s light touch seasoning to allow the meat’s natural flavours to shine through. What surprises us is that this dish is served with traditional mugwort rice cake. The texture of the rice cake is similar to muah chee or mochi but the restaurant took the extra effort to grill them, creating a crispy crust with a warm and chewy inside. Honestly, we will go just to try out the mugwort rice cakes.

      Big Hog Plate at Eight Korean BBQ
      Big Hog Plate, $45, is a 360g slab of pork belly lightly seasoned with salt and black pepper.

      Nevertheless, could be better named dish is a generous slab (360g) of quality Hungarian Mangalitsa pork belly that is priced at $45. The pork is lightly seasoned with salt and black pepper before slicing into cubes and tossing on the grill with onions and king oyster mushrooms. The light touch seasoning allows the meat’s natural flavours to shine through. What surprises us is that the dish is served with traditional mugwort rice cake. The texture of the rice cake is similar to muah chee but the restaurant took the extra effort to grill them, creating a crispy crust with a warm and chewy inside. Honestly, we will go just to try out the mugwort rice cakes.

      Value lunch sets in the city

      Lunch at 8 Korean BBQ starts from $15. Their signature Chul Pan (Specialty Hot Grill) set comes with thinly-sliced meats (choice of chicken, pork belly or beef) and assorted vegetables such as beansprouts, spring onions and Chinese cabbage. The set is stir-fried at the table on a grill pan and flavoured with a homemade sweet and spicy sauce. If the queue doesn’t get crazy at Shaw Centre outlet, 8 Korean BBQ promises that you will be in and out within an hour, ample time to enjoy the lunch. You can ask for the rice that comes with the set to be stir-fried together with the ingredients to soak up all the flavours.

      Chul Pan at Eight Korean BBQ
      Chul Pan, $18 per portion, is stir-fried at the table on a customised grill pan.

      If you are going for the Chul Pan lunch, go with a colleague.  Unless you are a very big eater, you won’t be able to finish it as this dish requires a minimum order of two portions of meat.

      Other lunch items include Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap ($18), Seafood Bibimbap ($18), Kimchi Fried Rice ($8), Spicy Pork or Bulgogi Beef Stir-fried, Pork Kimchi Stew and steamed rice ($18) and Black or White Ginseng Chicken Soup ($18). All lunch sets are served with a side of seasonal fruits and free-flow homemade banchan (Korean appetisers).

      Signature ‘8’ dishes

      For diners not familiar with 8 Korean BBQ, the restaurant serves a range of ‘8’ themed dishes like the 8 Colours Bibimbap ($16) and 8 Colours Set ($98) of Hungarian Mangalitsa pork belly marinated in eight flavours. The marinates are wine, original, garlic, herb, curry, miso, red pepper paste or kalbi, arranged from the lightest flavour to the strongest. The pork belly strips can also be order individually at $12 per piece.

      8 Colours Set at Eight Korean BBQ
      The signature 8 Colours Set, $98, consists of thick cuts Hungarian pork belly marinated in eight flavours.
      eight korean bbq - bibimbap $16
      8 colours Bibimbap, $16

      Drinks, drinks, drinks

      For us, having a drink with grilled meats completes the Korean BBQ experience and 8 Korean BBQ restaurant serves a good range of Makgeollis (fermented Korean rice wine). Options include Organic Honey Makgeolli ($35), Yucha Makgeolli ($35), Passionfruit Makgeolli ($35) and Joo Brew ($28) to go with your meal.

      The new 80-seater Shaw Centre restaurant is equipped with state-of-the art ventilation system to ensure that you don’t walk out smelling like grilled meat. Any if that doesn’t work, spritz some fabric odour eliminator on your clothes provided by them at no extra charge.

      8 E!GHT Korean BBQ, Shaw Centre

      Address: #04-20/21, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
      Phone: +65 9018 9212
      Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11.30am – 2.30pm Lunch (Last Order 2pm), 5.30pm – 10.30pm Dinner (Last Order 10pm), Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 11.30am – 10.30pm

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        Super Food Salad by Kitchen by Food Rebel is gluten free
        Super Food Salad is a medley of pomegranate, cranberry, sprouts, mixed nuts and seeds.

        To a lot of people, eating healthy means having a salad, skipping the satisfying carbs like rice or noodles. Well, they are probably right. If price and taste don’t matter, salads are a great way to introduce a few servings of vegetables and fruit to your diet. Kitchen by Food Rebel, a café-cum-bistro hopes to take healthy eating to the next level by offering a menu of great tasting salads and meals.

        A collaboration between Owner and Health Coach, Elika Mather and Head Chef Yuliya Tyschenko, meals at Kitchen by Food Rebel are all cooked from scratch, including sauces and salad dressings. Their focus on food quality, taste and nutrition ensures that meals are nutrient-dense and provides the body with a measured balance of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Their menu also clearly indicates which meals are dairy free, gluten free, nut free and whether it is suitable for vegan or vegetarian.

        Located at Telok Ayer area, the cafe is not just about salads. They also serves smoothies, snacks and cakes that are gluten, dairy and sugar free. Other than going down to the cafe, meals can also be ordered through Deliveroo.

        Vegan Buddha Bowl by Kitchen by Food Rebel
        Vegan Buddha Bowl
        Asian Fusion rice bowl by Kitchen by Food Rebel
        Asian Fusion rice bowl

        The 40-seater cafe was born out of owner Elika’s frustration with the lack of healthy food options in Singapore. And we agree with her. When we started experimenting with the Paleo diet a while back, we too had a hard time looking for places to eat on days when we were lazy to prepare our meals. Although the prices here are not cheap due to the quality ingredients, Kitchen by Food Rebel is a good place to consider the next time you want a less guilty meal.

        Kitchen by Food Rebel

        Address: 28 Stanley St, Singapore 068737
        Phone: +65 6224 7088
        Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 18:00pm
        Website: www.foodrebelsg.com

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          Grill stations are available at The Best Brew

          How many of you actually know that Singapore has a Four Points hotel? We certainly didn’t. We checked it out recently (it is near to Zouk at Jiak Kim Street) and treated ourselves to a bespoke beer named “Tall Tale Pale Ale” at the hotel’s new hangout The Best Brew.

          The Best Brew at Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview offers a calming view of the Singapore River at its outdoor terrace, away from the busier traffic at Robertson Quay. Those less outdoorsy, can also chill comfortably indoors, lounging in The Best Brew’s comfy seats and enjoy the live band performances and sports screenings.

          the-best-brew-interior-four-points-sheraton-riverview

          the-best-brew-terrace-four-points-sheraton-riverview

          the-best-brew-tall-tale-pale-ale

          As you would have guessed, The Best Brew is a beer-lovers’ hangout that offers an extensive selection of local and international beers, including the exclusive freshly-tapped Tall Tale Pale Ale. Tall Tale Pale Ale goes for S$16 a pint and is a medium bodied pale ale (4.3% alcohol) with a pleasing floral aroma and zesty citrus notes. But if you are not into the malt drink, that’s ok too as the island bar also serves up a decent selection of cocktails and wines.

          the-best-brew-chicken-wings

          the-best-brew-soft-shell-crabs

          Beer and finger food is a match made in heaven and it is no different here at The Best Brew. The bar menu includes items like the tangy Spicy Crispy Buffalo Wings ($10.80 for 3), Panko-Crusted Soft Shell Crab ($15) and Pork Frankfurter Dawg ($17) with fries. For a more substantial meal, the bar also has a Brew & BBQ night on the first Friday of every month from 6:30pm to 9pm. Patrons can dig into barbecued delights such as Tiger Prawns, Mini Striploin Steaks, a Middle-Eastern style Grilled Chermoula Salmon Steak, and Chicken Teriyaki, with a selection of free-flow beer. The buffet priced at $58 nett also includes a salad bar and dessert counter.

          The Best Brew’s Happy Hours runs from 3pm to 9pm every Monday to Saturday and on Sundays, for a full 12 hours from 11am to 11pm. A bucket of 5 beers from around the world goes for $48 nett during these hours.

          The Best Brew

          Address: Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview, 1st Storey, 382 Havelock Rd, 169629
          Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 11am – 1am, Fri – Sat and eve of Public Holidays: 11am –2am Sun: 11am – 12am
          Phone: 6732 9922

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            Pork Belly Bibim Guksu by Chow Fun Restaurant
            Pork Belly Bibim Guksu

            Singaporeans are no strangers to new food concepts. From Bincho, a coffee shop by day and a yakitori grill bar by night to raw food focused Afterglow, Singaporeans have lapped it all up and often, eager for more. Newly opened Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar at The Grandstand is one of the latest restaurants to offer patrons an uniquely different concept in a bid to win hearts and stomachs.

            Before you jump to conclusion and think that the restaurant serves a variety of fried rice dishes, the name “Chow Fun” is actually a pun on the ubiquitous Cantonese fried noodle dish served at Chinese restaurants in America, where Singaporean chef and owner, Alicia Lin, spent 20 years of her life. This puts the term in the same league as *chop suey (if you are interested, we have included a definintion of the dish at the end of the story). Don’t even get us started on chow mein.

            Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar’s concept is simple. It offer diners more than 18 different types of Asian and Western-inspired noodle small plates, small bites and snacks and top it off with an all day happy hour. Although the concept is simple, the variety is simply mind-boggling. From rice noodles and vermicelli to udon and spaghetti, Chow Fun serves them all and more. Some highlights include Korean Bibim Guksu, Wagyu Bolognese spaghetti and Bone Marrow, Lemon and Parmesan and Wagyu Bolognese.

            Assorted noodles and pasta at Chow Fun
            Assorted noodles and pasta

            The Korean Bibim Guksu is a cold noodle dish dressed with red pepper powder, gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) and kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage) among other ingredients. The dish comes with a generous slab of warm pork belly and topped with slivers of sautéed soy ginger-glazed pork belly. Chow Fun’s menu also consists of chef Alicia’s favourite recipes like the Wagyu Bolognese spaghetti, a dish that she has been cooking at home for years. The comforting dish features a tomato-based sauce with 12 hour slow-cooked ground wagyu beef.

            Bone Marrow Lemon and Parmesan Spaghetti
            Bone Marrow Lemon and Parmesan Spaghetti

            Another dish that caught our attention is the Bone Marrow, Lemon and Parmesan and Wagyu Bolognese ($4.40 each). The roasted bone marrow is served on al dente spaghetti seasoned with garlic, lemon zest and juice and shavings of parmigiano-reggiano cheese.

            Most of these small plates are priced at an affordable $2.90 per order. This might just be the ‘killer’ feature about the Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar concept as we are always complaining about how we have the stomach for only one main course. With the portion-friendly small plates, we could easily order 5 plates each! The idea remind us of the mini-sized Thai boat noodles concept at Talad Rot Fai night market in Bangkok where it is common to see diners with a huge stack of tiny plates they just ate. For those who wants a bigger serving, the full-sized version of selected noodle dishes are also available from $15.90.

            Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar also has a good spread of snacks for diners who wants to peck on food and catch up with friends over beer. The Mom’s White Radish Cake ($5.90), a pan-fried radish cake dish served with homemade spicy ‘hae bee hiam‘ or dried shrimp sambal is a good choice. Served in bite-sized cubes, our only hope is for each evenly pan-fried piece to have more bits of Chinese sausages, dried shrimp and shallots.

            Mom's White Radish Cake
            Mom’s White Radish Cake
            Potato, Bonito and Cheese Pancake by Chow Fun Restaurant
            Potato, Bonito and Cheese Pancake

            Other snacks include a Swiss rosti and Japanese Okonomiyaki fusion called Potato, Bonito and Cheese Pancake ($5.90), a layer of thinly-sliced fried potatoes topped with 3 cheeses (Mozzarella, mature Cheddar and Grana Padano), bonito flakes and spring onions as well as the ginger and honey marinated Peranakan Roasted Honey Pork ($5.90) that is first slow-cooked till tender before roasting it to a golden-hue.

            Other appetisers include Fish Roe Fish Balls ($6.90), ‘Crack’ Fries and Nacho Cheese Sauce ($5.90), and Deep-fried Caramelised Banana Fritters ($6.90).

            Deep Fried Caramelized Banana Fritters by Chow Fun Restaurant
            Deep Fried Caramelized Banana Fritters
            Dessert Platter by Chow Fun Restaurant and Bar
            Dessert Platter

            If you are heading down with a group of friends, you can consider ordering Chow Fun’s dessert tasting platter to share. Prices starts from $16.90 for three and $22.90 for five. The dessert menu created by young pastry Chef Leigh Ann van Cuylenburg feature items like Lychee Granita and Crystal Jelly ($4.90), lychee syrup-infused shaved ice sprinkled with diamonds of ambrosial rose-scented jelly, Red Bean, Black Sesame and Peanut Homemade Tang Yuan ($6.90) served in ginger soup and Salted Egg and Chocolate Lava Cake ($8.90).

            And they were not kidding about the all day happy hour too. A pint of Erdinger goes for $12 ($23 for 2 pints) and house pour wines at $10 per glass.

            Overall, we felt that the concept of allowing guests to order small portions is a good idea. You basically dictate how much you want to spend and how much you want to eat.  But having a long list of menu items with no central theme might quickly turn the place more into a bar and less a restaurant.

            Chow Fun restaurant exterior
            Exterior of the restaurant features a large vertical Hollywood-esque lightbox with the restaurant’s name
            Chow Fun restaurant interior
            The indoor part of the restaurant can sit 40 guests with the alfresco area taking in another 25

            Chow Fun Restaurant & Bar

            Address: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Rd, #01-08, Singapore 287994
            Tel: +65-6464-6900
            Reservations: [email protected]
            Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11am – 12am

            *Chop suey is a Chinese-style dish that comprises of a medley of a type of meat, eggs, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and onions. It is typically served with rice.

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              The outlook of the Orchard Road retail scene may have come under question lately but its F&B scene is defintely alive and bustling.

              Mexican joint Barrio by Mexout at 313 Somerset is one such new opening contributing to the buzz. The restaurant is packing in the crowds at lunch and dinner time with its specialties like tacos, hot wings and cheesy nachos.

              Sweet corn chargrilled with cotija cheese
              Sweet corn chargrilled with cotija cheese

              Mexican can get quite heavy going so we recommend you start with the refreshing Protein Salad, which combines chargrilled chicken, tomatoes, guacamole and chopped parsley.

              Next, work your way up to the burnt nachos ($13.60), consisting of corn tortilas fried daily, chillies, melted cheese and topped with creamy guacamole.

              Barbacoa Quesidillas
              Barbacoa Quesidillas

              Ready for your mains? Great choices include Chilli Cheese Burger ($16.90), Fish Taco ($13.90 for 2, dinner only), which uses sea bass, Pulled Pork Taco (2 for $12,90) and Barbacoa Quesidillas ($13.40), which uses diced flank steak and lots of cheese as filling.

              While you’re enjoying all that delicious Mexican grub, order a frozen margarita ($12) or fruity sangria to go with it. Else, a cold Carona beer never fails to refresh.

              Barrio by Mexout
              313 Orchard Road
              [email protected]
              #01-14/15
              Singapore 238895
              Tel: 6634 2102

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                A new seafood restaurant is getting noticed by many foodies — and it’s none than The Seafood Krub.

                Opened by a husband and wife team, the main draw of the restaurant is its rustic charcoal grilled fresh seafood.

                seafood krub

                 

                The food here is inspired by seafood BBQ joints in Thailand, which explains its Thai-sounding name. Think fresh scampi prawns, succulent shellfish and whole squid cooked slowly over a tender charcoal fire to your desired doneness.

                Prices are decent with a seafood platter for 2 going for $39. It comes with 2 large scampi prawns, a squid, 6 mussels, 4 scallops and some vegetables and shitake mushrooms. A large platter for 3 or 2 hungry people costs $59 – you get double portions of almost everything from the small platter.

                Platter for 2-3 at $59
                Platter for 2-3 at $59

                Adding to mix are meat options like chicken wings ($8 for 6) and rib-eye steak (250g for $22). You can also order cooked dishes like truffle fries with seasalt ($8). It’s not quite your regular Thai fare but we guess everything goes when you’re hungry and watching like a hawk for the food to be cooked.

                The are different dipping sauces to go with your food, ranging from teriyaki sauce, which goes very well with the grilled vegetables, sweet Thai chili sauce and seafood dipping sauce.

                Seafood Krub is located on the first floor of Centurion Student Living Student Hostel opposite the famous Rochor Beancurd.

                Look out for the Centurion Student Living Student Hostels on Short Street
                Look out for the Centurion Student Living Student Hostel on Short Street

                The Seafood Krub
                1A Short Street
                #01-02
                Singapore 188210
                +65 94382934 / 93768096
                Opens for dinner, 6pm -12AM

                Images: Seafood Krub Facebook page

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                  Is it just us or is that an angry looking burger from McDonald’s? Indeed, the new ‘Super Red’ burger is inspired by Red, the leader of the Angry Birds flock.

                  Featuring a bright red bun with an egg, sliced tomato and smeared with a fiery pepper mayo sauce, the Super Red burger, available from 19 May onwards, is just one of its new offerings to mark the ‘The Angry Birds’ movie release slated to open on 26 May.

                  The Angry Birds burger costs $6.10 on its own. It can also be purchased as part of an extra value meal. In case you’re wondering, the fries that come with the combo are your regular fries.

                  Other upcoming items on the menu include Angry Birds Combo boxes featuring chicken McNuggets, spicy nuggets and jalepeno chicken – a brand new flavour. These will be available from 9 June.

                  angry birds burger

                  Along with these items, a new ice cream inspired by the character, Chuck, is also in the works. It’s the Mcflurry ice cream with lemon custard and oreo bits.

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                    Image source: Hello Kitty facebook

                    Let’s hear a round of cheers and shrills from Hello Kitty fans as your idol lands at Changi Airport.

                    Starting 12 May, the first 24-hour Hello Kitty-themed cafe will open its doors at the Arrival Hall Central of Terminal 3, Changi Airport.

                    Expect to find Hello Kitty themed dishes such as waffles shaped like the world-famous feline. There will also be locally adapted dishes such as The Cowabunga! Wagyu!, inspired by Singapore’s beef rending and orange sugee cake.

                    There’s more than just dining at the café, which takes which is set amidst an orchid garden design. Visitors can also shop for Hello Kitty merchandise featuring a variety of Singapore-exclusive merchandise such as plushies, postcards and custom-roasted coffee – so yes, fans, be prepared to burn a hole in your wallet.

                    Other Hello Kitty themed cafes have opened up in other cities such as Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Seoul.

                    Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

                    Arrival Hall Central

                    #01-22 Terminal 3 Singapore Changi Airport

                    Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

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                      Gula Melaka Pandan Cake

                      1933 by Toast Box is a new café concept by the highly successful BreadTalk Group. While the brand tries to evoke the nostalgic mood of the 1930s through their new menu, 1933 by Toast Box’s decor looks nothing like a blast from the past.

                      Located at the uppity Capitol Piazza, 1933 by Toast Box is a two-storey outlet that can seat up to 80 patrons. The decor is contemporary and has a big serving bar centrepiece beautifully fitted with patterned tiles. The cafe has a casual and laid-back vibe that is perfect for short breaks.

                      1933 by Toast Box
                      Two-storey outlet can seat 80 patrons
                      1933 by Toast Box serving bar
                      Bar area

                      Don’t expect the prices here to be priced for the ‘1930s’ though. 1933 charges $5 for a cup of Kopi O (black coffee with sugar), more than double the price for a similar drink at Toast Box. The cafe opens early, serving its signature Nanyang coffee and traditional Kaya toast from 8am for the morning crowd. Unlike typical stalls serving local ‘kopi’, 1933 offers a Nanyang-inspired menu that includes dishes like Laksa Pasta, Hainanese-style Satay, Grilled Pork Loin and Hainanese Chicken Rice. Even though these dishes are Nanyang-inspired, they are not the ones your great-grandfather ate. These are new creations blending Asian flavours with Western influences. For example, the signature Laksa Pasta is a plate of al dente spaghetti served with prawns, fishcake and beancurd puffs topped with creamy laksa sauce. Also, we can’t imagine people ordering dishes like the Signature Miso Cod (S$28.90) at a kopitiam (coffee shop) in the 1930s.

                      1933 by Toast Box Ham and Egg Cheese Melt Set
                      Ham and Egg Cheese Melt Set
                      1933 by Toast Box Laksa Pasta
                      Laksa Pasta
                      Hainanese-style Satay
                      Hainanese-style Satay
                      1933 by Toast Box Hainanese Chicken Rice
                      Hainanese Chicken Rice

                      Having said that, there are a few items on the menu that we would love to try. The signature Nanyang Curry Chicken (S$14.90) served in a bread bowl is like a mini ‘Golden Pillow’ curry bread. We imagine that the baguette-like crusty bread will go well with the fragrant curry chicken sauce. Another dish is the Gula Melaka Pandan Cake, a reinvented chiffon pandan cake that is topped with whip cream and served with Gula Meleka syrup.

                      1933 by Toast Box Gula Melaka Pandan Cake
                      Gula Melaka Pandan Cake
                      1933 by Toast Box Spicy Baby Squid
                      Spicy Baby Squid

                      1933 by Toast Box also has a whole host of other drinks like the kopi latte (S$7), teas and milkshakes as well as soups and finger foods. All in all, the 1933 concept sounds a little all over the place and uncanny of the BreadTalk Group. But we will still swing by the cafe simply because of its location, decor and take advantage of some of the promotional sets listed below.

                      Lunch Promotion (From 11:30am – 2pm):
                      Choice of Main + Salad/Soup @ $13.90++
                      (Choice of main includes Hainanese Chicken Rice, Nanyang Curry Chicken, Fish and Chips or Laksa Pasta)

                      Coffee-break Promotion (From 2pm – 6pm):
                      Gula Melaka Pandan Cake + Hot Coffee/Tea @ $8.90++

                      Dinner Promotion (From 6pm – 9pm):
                      Choice of Main + Soup + Cake @ $28.90++
                      (Choice of main includes Grilled Pork Loin or Angus Rib Eye Steak)

                      Happy Hour Promotion (From 3pm – 8pm):
                      Free side with any 2 alcoholic drinks ordered
                      1-for-1 Singapore Sling Night (Only on Fridays from 6pm onwards)

                      1933 by Toast Box

                      15 Stamford Road, #01-83 Galleria
                      Capitol Piazza Singapore 178906
                      Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily
                      Tel: +65-6384-3660

                      1933 by Toast Box Facebook