The Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe at the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar (next to Amara Hotel) has become So Good. It is not a case of great improvement of an already nice bakery but a change of name. We do not know if it is a rebranding exercise or a new owner has taken over the premises together with all the fittings including the menu board. You can see the photos in our earlier post Imperial Treasure Bakery & Cafe and compare them with photos of So Good Bakery in this post and play spot the difference.
Tempura Ten Ten is a new Japanese restaurant that recently opened in the basement level of Raffles City. It is a small restaurant with a limited menu but it serves three of our favourite types of cooked Japanese food – tempura, unagi and ramen. The basement of Raffles City is a warren of food outlets waiting to be discovered. Tempura Ten Ten lies in the deepest bowels of this place. It is near the famous and ever crowded Din Tai Fung restaurant.
Qi – House Of Sichuan Singapore is the Singapore branch of the one-Michelin-starred restaurant, Qi – House Of Sichuan of Hong Kong. Located at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC) near Shenton Way, this new restaurant serves contemporary Sichuan dishes. It is next door to another new restaurant – Forbidden Duck, the first Singapore restaurant by Hong Kong’s famous chef Alvin Leung.
In case you have no time to read this entire post, I can easily convey all I need to say into one sentence. If you like roast pork, then a visit to One Bowl Restaurant in The Sultan Hotel, Singapore should be on your to do list. Although the roast pork is referred to as char siew in the menu, it does not look like the regular char siu that we are used to. Instead of thin slices of mostly lean meat with red colouring at the edges, the char siew at One Bowl Restaurant were partially fatty pieces, cut into thick slabs and without any colouring. More oily than the usual kind but perhaps that is what gives it its rich taste.
The new Jinjo Restaurant recently opened in the second level of Shaw Centre. It takes over the space which used to house the whisky and wine retail area of Caveau / Vinum Wines. The latter has moved to Pacific Tech Centre, somewhere in Bukit Merah. They are both part of the Les Amis Group, as are quite a few restaurants in Shaw Centre, including the flagship Les Amis restaurant. Jinjo is described as “A modern sumiyaki restaurant … where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit”.
It was hard to figure out what to make of a new restaurant that recently opened at Westgate Mall in Jurong East. The name of the restaurant is “NY Night Market”. There are large Korean words on the signboard with a picture of a yellow cab which New York City is famous for. The interior was dim, we could not make out what was inside. We stepped in to find out.