Weekday set lunch at Akira Back Singapore, South Beach

Akira Back is a chef who was born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, USA.  Akira Back Singapore is one of the many restaurants originated by him. It is located on the ground floor of the JW Marriott Hotel South Beach. He has a string of restaurants that stretches from  Las Vegas, New Delhi, Jakarta, Toronto, Seoul, Dubai  to Bangkok. We get tired just by reading through his list of accomplishments. Yet, it appears from the Akira Back website that he is not done expanding his empire. A new concept, ABar, will open in Singapore and Bangkok. Another outlet, Fish Pool by Akira Back, is scheduled to open at South  Beach at the end of 2017.

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Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

Yun Ga Korean Restaurant

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가 is a new restaurant in Katong V. Yun Ga is part of the Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant Group, which has gained a loyal following with both Singaporeans as well as Korean expats in Singapore. Their specialty is Korean BBQ Grill but they also have a good range of popular Korean dishes.

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

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Dal.komm Coffee Singapore opens in Centrepoint

The new Dal.komm Coffee Singapore cafe opened in Centrepoint recently. Just as  Katz’s Delicatessen became well-known by hosting the famous scene of Meg Ryan’s contrived happiness in When Harry Met Sally, Dal.komm Coffee is well-loved by fans of Korean drama hit – Descendants Of The Sun (DOTS).  According to their website, the cafe was launched by Danal, a mobile payment company. The name comes from combining “Dal” from Danal and “komm” which is “come” in German to form the phrase “come to Danal”.

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Picnic Wisma Atria – dining in a park experience in an Orchard Road mall

Coolest Food Courts in Singapore

Picnic Wisma Atria is a new food hall that recently opened in this Orchard Road shopping mall. Together with the Food Republic food court and Japan Food Town, the opening of Picnic makes Wisma Atria the mall to go if one is undecided about what to eat. One can probably find something to eat in the three big dining venues with multiple vendors. Picnic seeks to create an outdoor dining atmosphere within the cool comfort of an air-conditioned space without pesky insects. According to a Straits Times article, Picnic is a venture of Mr Cheng Hsin Yao, founder of Omakase Burger, and his investors.


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Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet @ NEX

Daessiksin Korean BBQ

Ministry of Food (M.O.F.) is a Singapore restaurant group with names such Jun Hao Xiao Long Bao, Danro, Insadong Korean Town, Social Square, Dolce Tokyo and Lenas in its stable. At the Nex Mall, MOF took up quite a big space in a corner of level 2 to offer a variety of cuisines. It is like a mini food hall where you can get Chinese noodles, Italian pasta and Japanese ramen. Korean hot pot, grill BBQ and desserts can be found in there too. We decided to try the all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ Buffet at Daessiksin by MOF @ Nex.

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Oven & Fried Chicken 오꾸닭 & 쌀통닭 – new branch at Tanjong Katong

Oven & Fried Chicken (오꾸닭 & 쌀통닭) Tanjong Katong

Oven & Fried Chicken (오꾸닭 & 쌀통닭)

Kentucky’s “Finger Lickin’ Good” Chicken and Singapore BBQ Chicken Wings have always been popular in food loving Singapore. It is thus not surprising that Korean-style Fried Chicken finds a ready following here. Eateries offering Korean fried chicken have invaded many parts of our island. Oven & Fried Chicken (OFC), a combination of OKKUDAK and SSALDAK – two of the most popular chicken restaurants in Korea, has a new branch in Tanjong Katong. It is located right next to 눈송이 NunSongYee Korean Dessert House.

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