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”.
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.
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.
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.
Caffebene sounds like an Italian cafe, but is actually a Korean cafe that (according to their website), “… serves coffee made from the world’s best seasonally harvested fresh coffee beans to ensure you enjoy a truly exceptional cup of coffee.” Caffebene Singapore also serves waffles, ice-cream, smoothies and of course the Korean dessert bingsu. It is on the ground floor of Vivo City. One end of its bright and breezy interior faces Sentosa. Continue reading →
Two trends – the infatuation with Korean food and restaurant interior decor conceived with Instagram in mind – seem to come together in Chicken Up 치킨업. The restaurant is bright and colourful; has different types of light bulbs and walls lined with decorative bottles with fruit and vegetables. It has a bar and different sections of the restaurant have different looks – each could serve as a great backdrop for Instagram photos. The casual diner offers a variety of Korean fried chicken, japchae, ginseng soup as well as a range of fruit-infused Soju.