New month, new restaurants to check out. This February, head to the following new hotspots in town—from Putien’s vibrant new concept to a minimalist cafe along Stevens Road doling out nourishing eats.
The first neighbourhood bar, kitchen and bottle shop to be launched by the Jomo Group, nascent restaurant Jomo highlights quality cuisine and tipples at wallet-friendly rates. Just check out its menu comprising options like Australian angus beef burgers, pulled pork buns and homemade pies from master butchers Sidecar Handcrafted; other value-for-money dishes include the 1.2kg meat platter for five. To discover the all-new joint, head down to Lorong Mambong Road in Holland Village.
Like its name that takes after the rare phenomena of a lunar rainbow, Moonbow sparkles as the new addition to Dempsey Hill’s vibrant dining enclave. In the spacious yet homely restaurant, indulge in modern European eats, all a demonstration of Chef Heman Tan’s expertise of combining Asian ingredients and Western cooking techniques. That entails starters like the unique Garden of Escargot and Moonbow Oyster Bay, and mains like Black Berry 4-Grain Healthy Rice and Fermented Red Yeast Wine.
If maintaining a healthy diet is on your list of New Year resolutions, then head down to The Ritual Cafe and Bar, located along Stevens Road and Bukit Timah for nourishing meals. The sister outlet of Robertson Quay stalwart Botany, the cafe’s menu is a perfect example of how wholesome eating need not be boring. Plant-based options include The Impossible Mala Somen that sees noodles tossed in a homemade szechuan sauce and topped with Impossible minced beef, while gluten-free dishes like the Beetroot Gravlax bagel will satisfy. Got a sweet tooth? Order up the Ritual Basque Cheesecake, another mouth-watering, gluten-free dish.
Conceived as an experiential dining and entertainment concept that pays homage to Singapore in the ‘60s, Yum Sing is also a celebration of Putien’s 20 years in Singapore. While the entertainment aspect is still under wraps, the brainchild of the Chinese restaurant group’s founder is already serving up meals in tribute to this little red dot. Think perennial favourites like Coffee Pork Ribs, Oyster Omelette and Bak Kut Teh—this is definitely one of those spots that will cater to folks of all ages.