Two sisters in their twenties decided to start a food business that would serve “hearty meals that fuses the best of local and the world’s food heritage”. They bravely decided to offer popiah in a variety of flavours and pairing it with popular soups from around the world. That was how Souperstar was conceived. The first Souperstar outlet was in Eastpoint and there are now several outlets in Singapore including a popular one in the basement food hall of Tanjong Pagar Centre. As the saying goes, fortune favours the brave.
Ah Lock & Co is a newly opened eatery in Tanjong Pagar Centre offering Hakka Tofu Rice Bowl & Min Jiang Kueh. The tagline “Eat My Tofu” is on one of its walls as well as on the t-shirts of the staff – witty or inappropriate? Having actually eaten Ah Lock’s Hakka tofu, which was not bad, we would prefer to eat the stall’s min jiang kueh.
Solo Ristorante offers authentic Italian cuisine and must be counted among the best Italian restaurants in Singapore. DOMVS by Gabriel Fratini @ Sheraton was renowned for exceptional creative dishes inspired by traditional Italian kitchens. Chef Gabriel Fratini has brought his creative culinary skills and warm hospitality to his new intimate Italian restaurant in Amoy Street.
Five Oars Coffee Roasters (FOCR) is another new ‘hipster cafe’ that has opened in Singapore. It is along Tanjong Pagar Road, near the junction with Maxwell Road. Like many such restaurants, it serves western style cuisine, including all day breakfast kind of food, pasta and well brewed coffee. A night menu offers more serious food options after 5pm.
Common Man Stan is one of the best weekend brunch spots in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). A recently established outpost of the ever popular Common Man Coffee Roasters Café at 22 Martin, Common Man Stan is one of those cafes we wish we have near our office. The next best thing is to head to Stanley Street during a weekend to enjoy the cafe’s good food and coffee and cast aside the cares of the work week.