Mid-Autumn Festival-inspired tea sets, delicious modern Asian fare and more

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? As much as we love the spate of new F&B joints popping up everyday, there’s some respect to be had for a restaurant that has stood the test of time in Singapore, and continues to keep things fresh for its loyal fans. This September, we scope out some of your best-loved places for the new menus they’re bringing to the table.
 

Avenue 87
 


 

It’s been a year since Avenue 87 first opened its doors at Telok Ayer, and now the culinary team is ready to present a new mix of Asian flavours at its cosy restaurant. Offering a five and seven-course menu ($98 and $142 respectively), the new dishes are once again inspired by the chef-owners’ favourite local meals.

Just try the Tofu, Avenue 87’s rendition of a tao kwa bao, packed with Japanese cucumber, OmniMeat, shallots and garlic. There’s also a mouth-watering tribute to mala; the Monkey Head mushroom course boasts a DIY mala hot pot comprising a hearty broth, mushrooms and gourds. But the new main Beef Short Rib has got to be our favourite, as a succulent USDA prime beef short rib is served atop some garlic fried rice—an ode to our Singaporean char siew rice.
 

The Dragon Chamber
 


 

Speakeasy restaurant The Dragon Chamber continues to be the spot for modern Chinese cuisine, thanks to its repertoire of new eats. Think dishes like the Assorted Beef Claypot ($40), which comprises a selection of beef tendon, oxtail, tongue and cheek—all cooked in a house special fermented beancurd and oyster sauce; as well as the Tofu Duo in Pumpkin Gravy ($24) that showcases egg spinach tofu, charcoal-infused tofu and perfectly roasted pumpkin chunks. There’s also the uber luxe Golden Cloud Dragon Mountain (from $88), which sees fried whole lobsters tossed with sweet and savoury golden egg floss. But diners need not fret, as signature items like the Firecracker Chicken with Maple Fritters and Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun are still on the menu.
 

Moonstone
 


 

This quirky, unconventional bar on Amoy Street refreshes their menu on a quarterly basis, and this September, guests can look forward to an array of familiar, funky dishes and drinks (as usual). Ready your stomach for the Seafood Fried Rice ($16) that features slow cooked rice in seafood broth before being fried with crab, clams and tiger prawns for that delicious wok hei flavour. You’ll also want to order the Gubak Kia’s Beef Way Teow (Dry) ($10) which is best enjoyed with a mix of tendon, tripe, brisket and sliced beef.

We hope you’re stopping by for drinks too, as easy-drinking libations like the Aqua Dulce ($22) and the Humming Bird ($22) are on the menu as well.
 

Pan Pacific Singapore
 


 

Pan Pacific Singapore’s popular high tea experience has received a Mid-Autumn makeover. Priced at $88 for two persons, the limited-time Mid-Autumn inspired Afternoon Tea Set is all about fall-inspired sweets and savouries. Simply tuck into the White Truffle Scented Egg Sandwich, Cereal Bread “Swiss Roll” with Baba Ganoush as well as the Tangy Lemon Posset with Kentish Strawberry; Hai Tien Lo’s handmade snowskin mooncake will also take centre stage as guests can choose from flavours like Mango Passionfruit and Gianduja Yuzu.

Finally, wash those treats down with some aromatic brews from Bacha Coffee. Available from Sep 3-21 at Atrium or the hotel’s e-shop for deliveries and takeaways.