Singapore Food Trail; St. Patrick Day; New Russian Restaurant

Trail Blazing
I’ve had a major craving for good hawker food recently, so I was pleased when I found out that Singapore Food Trail (#01-09/12 Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffl es Ave.) opened about two weeks ago. It’s a 1960s-themed food street fi lled with popular hawker stalls such as Chinatown Ann Chin Popiah, High Street Tai Wah Pork Noodle, Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters, Selera’s Adam Road Nasi Lemak and Changi Village Mei Xiang Goreng Pisang, just to name a few. They even have carts selling old school biscuits and kacang putih, for a real throwback to yesteryear.
A Greener World
It’s that time of the year again. Dig out your green garb and face paint and get ready for St. Pat’s Day (Thu, Mar 17). Gaelic Inns has organized a slew of festivities including fl ying in SHAM, an Irish tribute band, to play at Muddy Murphy’s (#B1-01 Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade, 442 Orchard Rd., 6735-0400) from Mar 16-20, as well as a special oyster menu with oyster and pork pie ($18), smoked oysters in white wine sauce ($12) and bacon-wrapped baked oysters ($14) from now through Mar 20 at Muddy Murphy’s, The Penny Black (26/27 Boat Quay, 6538-2300) and Scruffy Murphy’s (B7 Marina Cove, 1000 East Coast Parkway, 6449-7717).
Choose Your Noodle
It’s not always easy to find a good bowl of noodles. One consistently good bet is Keisuke Tokyo (#P3-02 Parco at Marina Bay, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffl es Blvd., 6337-7919), the Singaporean outpost of celebrity chef Keisuke Takeda, one of the top three ramen chefs in TV TOKYO’s Ramen Champion series 10 ramen competition. Chef Takeda has also introduced a menu that allows you to customize your ramen order, just the way you like it.
From Russia with Love
The latest addition to the Duxton Hill area is Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar (9A Duxton Hill, 8499-7249), which is slated for a Mar 20 opening. It’ll occupy not one but two shophouses, with a vodka and caviar bar (serving over 50 premium vodkas), restaurant and private dining room.
Seeing Double
Head over to Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore (#01-01 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffl es Blvd., 6883- 2572) from Mar 24 for their limited edition Paulaner Salvator doppelbock. As always, this strong double bock bier ($16 for 500ml, $30 for 1litre) is available until taps run dry.
Cooking on Credit
If you’re one of those foodies who enjoys watching chef-centered reality TV shows (it’s my guilty pleasure) or just someone looking for some inspiration in the kitchen, then catch chef Susur Lee in action when he swings by to teach a DBS masterclass on Mar 24, 7.30pm. Call 6505-9800 to book your spot, $100 for DBS/POSB Cardmembers or $120 for non-DBS/POSB Cardmembers, at the AFC Studio (#07-02 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd., 6834-4829).
That’s the Spirit
Indulge your alcoholic whims at two-week old whisky bar Fine Spirits by La Maison du Whisky Singapore (#01-10 The Pier@Robertson Quay, 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd., 6733-0059). They’ve also brought in the world’s oldest single malt Scotch whisky, Mortlach 70 Year Old, for a private charity bidding auction, which ends on May 15. Get your Guide Next Week The I‑S Restaurant Guide 2011, that is. It’s packed with our picks of the city’s best dining establishments and comes free with the next issue of I-S on Friday, Mar 18. Don’t miss i