Where to eat and what to eat are questions asked in Singapore because there are too many choices rather than too few. Here’s our guide to a few new openings and new menus to try in Singapore in the month of May 2023.
What to Eat in May 2023? You can try Wagyu Shoyu Ramen featuring premium Miyazaki A4 Wagyu at new restaurant MIYOSHI or Pan Seared Sou Vide Duck Breast with Ponzu Sauce at new casual dining restaurant Ando.
MIYOSHI by Fat Cow – new in Sentosa
At MIYOSHI, or 三好 in kanji, meaning ‘three graces’, diners are invited to a new modern way of savouring long-beloved Japanese flavours. This is showcased through three unique dining experiences of Japanese cuisine – ramen, teppanyaki and omakase, in Mess Hall, a beautiful colonial style conservation building in Sentosa.
Multi award-winning fine Japanese restaurant Fat Cow’s Head Chef, Shingo Iijima, and Sous Chef of MIYOSHI, Nigel Loh, collectively present a menu that combines Fat Cow’s approach of using premium produce and traditional techniques with a deliciously modern spirit. Highlights include
Wagyu Shoyu Ramen ($58++) that features premium Miyazaki A4 Wagyu presented in shabu-style slices;
Wagyu Dry Ramen ($58++) featuring Australian Wagyu striploin served on a sizzling hot plate;
Dinner Teppan-Kaiseki ($280++ and additional $78++ for a 4-glass sake pairing) featuring dishes like Live Lobster, Straw Smoked Hokkaido Scallop and Teppan Style Sukiyaki;
Sushi Omakase Menu ($228++).
Set lunches (from $32++ to $168++) are also available from Wednesday to Sunday. Mostly curated from the a-la-carte, options are served with thoughtfully selected sides including braised burdock, chawanmushi, miso soup and dessert for a well-rounded meal.
#01-04/05/06, Mess Hall at Sentosa
2 Gunner Lane, Singapore 099567
Tel: +65 6019 0089
Wednesday to Friday: 12 noon to 3 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 am to 3 pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 6 pm to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday: 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Lunch seating at 12.15 pm
Dinner seating at 6.45 pm
Sushi Omakase Experience
Dinner seating only at 6.45 pm
Ando – new EuroJapanese Restaurant at Kallang Leisure
Ando in Leisure Park Kallang offers European-Japanese fusion cuisine at reasonable prices. On its menu are Sando, Pasta, Pizza and Teppan mains as well as Desserts like Creme Brulee, Matcha Cheese Cake, Waffle and Fruit Granola. The Teppans include Duck Ponzu, Salmon Togarashi and Wagyu Burger.
The new restaurant opens early for the breakfast crowd and currently has lunch sets priced at only $11.90. Read more.
#01-30, Leisure Park Kallang
5 Stadium Walk
Tel: +65 96830682
Sun – Thu: 8.30 am – 8 pm
Fri & Sat: 8.30 am – 9 pm
The Marmalade Pantry – new outlet at Anchorpoint
Slated to welcome diners on 7 May 2023, The Marmalade Pantry Anchorpoint is situated at the Central Atrium on level 1 and at the heart of the Anchorpoint mall. The relaxing space draped in an elegant forest green and accented by touches of wood and lush greenery, has a cosy 28-seat café section plus an airy 38-seat ‘alfresco’ enclave within the mall.
For a limited time, look forward to Anchorpoint Opening Specials, from tantalising appetisers to toothsome mains and a dessert with an Asian twist – such as Fried Artichoke with Lemon Ricotta; Duck Ragu Pappardelle and Pork Cheek with Carrot Puree; and Honeycomb Poached Pear.
To celebrate the opening of the new outlet, The Marmalade Pantry has curated a line-up of exclusive promotions to enjoy by paying with Mastercard®. From 7 to 31 May 2023 (excluding 13 & 14 May), make the most of a 1-for-1 offer on the Floral Bliss Afternoon Tea Set ($78++ for two persons).
The Marmalade Pantry Anchorpoint
Level One (Central Atrium), Anchorpoint Shopping Centre
370 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159953
Opening hours: 11 am – 10 pm
Singapore restaurants introduce new menus constantly to stay relevant as well as to share new inspirations. Refreshed food and beverages offerings mean that we can enjoy in May 2023 affordable Asian delights in Changi Airport or indulgent champagne brunch in Sentosa.
Terrace Chinese Kitchen & TGM at Changi Airport
Plaza Premium Group’s F&B concepts, Terrace Chinese Kitchen and TGM at Changi Airport, have refreshed menus to give travellers a variety of Asian delights to whet their appetites ahead of their flights.
Terrace Chinese Kitchen
Terrace Chinese Kitchen serves authentic Chinese cuisine to be enjoyed amidst traditional “Cha Lou” or tearoom inspired interior décor. Diners can put their own creative spin on a bowl of springy noodles at the create-your-own noodle cart, or taste iconic Hong Kong fare such as the hearty goodness of Hong Kong Curry Beef Brisket with tender beef cubes in a spicy curry base.
Fans of Korean and Japanese cuisine can kickstart their holiday at Korean Japanese F&B concept TGM. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of classic Korean staples such as Beef Bibimbap or share in the cheesy indulgence of a Dak-Galbi set. Diners who prefer vibrantly presented Japanese bento sets can tuck into dishes such as the rich, savoury, Salmon Butteryaki Teishoku, and crunchy deep-fried goodness of the Tonkatsu Teishoku.
Sunday Brunch at Fiamma, Capella Singapore
Fiamma has just launched its Sunday Champagne Brunch so you can spend a leisurely Sunday with brunch in idyllic Capella Singapore, surrounded by 30-acres of lush greenery. Culinary highlights include half-charred lobster, raditional Italian meatballs, beef tomahawk and lamb leg from the grill, a curated selection of Italy’s finest cheeses, and unlimited servings of Fiamma’s signature desserts.
Sundays, 12 noon to 3 pm
$218++ per adult (includes Roger Coulon 1er Cru Champagne, white and red wines, Italian spritzes, Menabrea draught beer)
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Tel: +65 6591 5046
Hilton Singapore Orchard – New Buffet Offerings at Estate
Estate, Hilton Singapore Orchard’s residential all-day buffet restaurant, has sumptuous new gourmet offerings on their spread for lunch and dinner from 5 May 2023 onwards.
Dinner at Estate offers guests a slow-paced experience as they take their time to explore the restaurant’s extensive selection of buffet offerings. Exclusively for dinner are the Premium Meats and Live Carvings of Estate Signature Black Truffle Roasted Duck with fried tofu and peanut crust, Whole Roasted Lamb with tortilla, kachumber salad and spicy mint sauce, as well as the locally sourced Whole Barramundi with green pepper, chilli, potato, coriander and spring onion.
Estate Dinner Buffet
Mondays to Sundays | 6:30 pm to 10 pm
$88++ per adult (Sundays to Wednesdays)
$108++ per adult (Fridays, Saturdays, Public Holidays & Eves of Public Holidays)
Children aged between 6 and 12 years old dine at 50 percent off adult price. Children aged 5 years and below dine for free.
Estate’s Lobster, Crab and Seafood Dinner Buffet (Every Thursday), priced at $158++ per adult
The new daily rotational menu of Western and modern Asian specialties available for lunch includes a Live Risotto Station serving up warm bowls of Kimchi Risotto with 65-degrees Sous Vide Egg and Carving Station of Herb-Marinated Roast Beef Sirloin, Peruvian-style Roasted Organic Chicken and Smoked Pork Belly.
Estate Lunch Buffet
Mondays to Saturdays | 12 pm to 2:30 pm
$72++ per adult (Mondays to Thursdays)
$78++ per adult (Fridays, Saturdays, Public Holidays & Eves of Public Holidays)
Children aged between 6 and 12 years old dine at 50 percent off adult price. Children aged 5 years and below dine for free.
Estate Grand Champagne Brunch (Every Sunday), priced from $158++ per adult
Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road
If you are in sunny Singapore and wondering what to eat in May 2023 that will give you a feeling of the freshness of spring, you may be glad to know that there are many great Singapore restaurants with exciting special spring menus.
Usher in the Best of Spring at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore
To celebrate the finest of the bounty of spring produce, La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore presents the vibrant and delicate flavours of spring with three-Michelin starred Chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s newly launched seasonal menu. Guests are invited to savour new and refreshed signature creations that embody the sprightly essence of springtime bloom along with the season’s most quintessential produce – green and white asparagus.
The exquisite spring menu draws on Chef’s creativity and is presented as a 4-course menu Exploration (S$188++ per guest) during lunch on Fridays, as well as a 6-course menu Experience (S$248++ per guest) and 7-course menu Elegance (S$348++ per guest) for both lunch and dinner.
La Dame de Pic
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Tel: +65 6412 1816
Lunch (Friday and Saturday): 12 noon to 1:45 pm
Dinner (Tuesday to Saturday): 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Willow By Nicolas Tam Marks One-Year Milestone With An Exciting New Spring Menu
Willow, under the leadership of acclaimed Chef Nicolas Tam, marks its one-year milestone with an exciting New Spring Menu. Diners can look forward to contemporary pan-Asian dishes that are crafted daily based on the season’s best and chef Nicolas’ sustainable approach to the utilisation of each ingredient.
Guests at the 10 seater chef’s counter, get the best views of Nicolas and his team taming the binchotan in the Konro grill and plating up expertly executed dishes on glistening white Legle porcelain plates or one-of-a-kind ceramicware. Menus begin from $158++ for lunch and $228++ for dinner.
39 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059678
Tel: +65 8885 4867
Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 12 noon – 4 pm(Friday and Saturday only)
Dinner: 6 pm – 11 pm
Closed on Sunday
Michelin-starred BRACI highlights Spring Produce
The colours, lightness, scents and flavours of an Italian Spring are brought together to the table at Braci – ilLido Group’s platform for showcasing progressive Italian cuisine in a private and personal kitchen which invites diners to experience that exceptionality in the exclusive Italian hideaway overlooking the Singapore River.
To start off with the appetizers is the Carpione which is a North Italian tradition of preserving fried fish in a vinegar and vegetable solution. In tribute to his family’s northern Italian roots, Chef Matteo reinterprets the Ossobuco which is one of his signature dishes. He reconstructs the entire dish beginning with the edible hollow shank bone.
Simplicity takes centre stage for the main courses. The first of the mains is the Linguine in Laguna. The next course is the Prosciutto e Piselli. The final main dish of the menu is the Agnello Pasquale.
Degustation Lunch (4 courses), $118++
Degustation Dinner (7 courses), $258++
52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6 Singapore 049841
Tel: +65 6866 1933
Tuesday-Saturday: 12 noon – 2 pm
Executive Lunch: Tuesday-Friday (not available on Public Holidays, eve of PH and special occasions)
Monday-Saturday: 6 pm – 11 pm
Special F&B Events
What to eat in May 2023? Check out limited-time F&B promotions and events such as a collaboration showcasing Nordic and Cantonese flavours or a culinary residency programme featuring award-winning restaurant from New Delhi.
Novel Culinary Collaboration at Cassia, Capella Singapore
19 & 20 May 2023
Chef Mathew Leong, Executive Chef at RE-NAA, Norway’s only two-MICHELIN-starred restaurant in Stavanger and Chef Alan Chan, Executive Chinese Chef of Cassia are having a novel collaboration that will be available for two nights only at Cassia, Capella Singapore.
Set to enthral diners with their repertoire of specialty dishes through this exclusive culinary partnership, Chef Mathew and Chef Alan will showcase the melding of Nordic and Cantonese flavours through a six-course gastronomic set menu. While each chef will present two main dishes that best represent their specialities, they will join hands to craft the appetiser and dessert as a special treat for diners.
19 and 20 May 2023 | 6.30 pm to 10 pm
6-course set menu is priced at SGD 298++
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Tel: +65 6591 5045
Mandala Masters x Amaya Ventures Presents Indian Accent
9 to 25 May 2023
Mandala Masters’ new two-week residency at Mandala Club features multi-award-winning restaurant, Indian Accent from New Delhi. The special event is sponsored by Singapore-based single family office Amaya Ventures, who aim to introduce the unique flavours and essence of India to Singapore through its finest offering – Indian Accent.
During the Mandala Club residency, Chef Manish Mehrotra, hailed as the most exciting modern Indian chef in the world, will bring his inventive and creative approach to Indian cuisine for the exclusive two-week residency.
Guests can expect exciting dishes such as Kanyakumari crab with sago pongal and a delicate serving of caviar, followed by a decadent dessert featuring a doda burfi treacle tart glazed with caramelised milk ice-cream. Other main course choices include a succulent Wagyu pathar kebab with bone marrow nihari adorned with lily buds.
Non-members of Mandala Club can sign up for priority access via https://mailchi.mp/6ce8848246ac/volume5 before general public release.
4-course menu SGD 188++
7-course menu SGD 238++
9-course menu SGD 288++
Lunch (Tuesday to Sunday)
seatings every 15 mins from 12 noon – 1.30 pm
Dinner (Tuesday to Sunday)
6 pm onwards
31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
WhatsApp: +65 8399 5364 | Tel: +65 9361 0851
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