Burgers, pizzas, tapas and other comforting eats await

Diners on the prowl for new and exciting eats will not be disappointed this month. This March, check out a variety of restaurants, from the first international outpost of Argentinian burger joint Carne to a discreet, sake bar along Purvis Street catering to discerning foodies.
 

Carne
 


 

The first international outpost of Argentinian burger joint Carne has finally opened its doors in Singapore. A concept deeply rooted in sustainable gastronomy, Carne resides along the bustling Amoy Street to dish out made-to-order burgers, milkshakes, local craft beers and even a healthy breakfast selection.

Tuck into free-range, grass-fed Angus beef patties; fresh vegetables from local and organic farms; and local cage-free eggs when you order those substantial sandwiches, especially the hearty Complete Burger. On the menu are also two Singapore exclusives such as the Beef and Chimichurri Burger, as well as the Crispy Chicken Burger that features a locally-sourced, GMO-free poussin chicken thigh.

But whichever burger you choose, don’t forget to add-on a side of fries. Made with Agria potatoes using a special thrice-cooked technique proprietary to Carne, the fries are essentially uber fried wedges which pair perfectly with the organic ketchup and chilli sauce.

Carne is now open at 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907.
 

Happy Ending Pizza Parlour
 


 

With a name as cheeky as Happy Ending Pizza Parlour, diners would probably expect the restaurant to offer fun, bold and adventurous flavours—and they won’t be disappointed. In fact, the pizza joint actually gets its name from the fact that it offers delicious, dedicated dips for patrons to enjoy pizza crusts, instead of dumping them out.

Just consider the Spicy Babe, a mala-inspired pizza that boasts tender beef chunks, roasted cherry tomatoes, and stretchy mozzarella. Its accompanying Happy Dip is a cool ranch sauce, for all to douse the fire in their mouths from the hot and numbing flavours.

There’s also the bestselling Holy Crab, which features generous servings of real crab meat in a chilli crab sauce; its accompanying chilli crab dip will further accentuate the crab flavour.

Designed as a blast to the past, just take a seat anywhere in the colourful 25-seater restaurant to enjoy the hearty pizzas while rocking out to upbeat tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Happy Endings Pizza Parlour is located at #01-35 Citygate, 371 Beach Road, Singapore 199597.
 

Kulto
 


 

Singapore’s beloved Amoy Street gets yet another exciting restaurant opening this month, and this time, it’s a Spanish restaurant serving popular dishes elevated with seasonal produce.

At Kulto, begin your culinary journey with croquettes on the tapas menu, before digging into a wide range of classic paellas like the Seafood and Squid Ink. There’s also the Garlic Prawns and Homemade Sambal for those interested in trying locally-inspired options.

Since the restaurant also operates its own josper grill, try the smoky seafood dishes such as the Octopus, Roasted Pork Belly with Paprika and the simple but well-executed Grilled Prawns.

Finally, wash all those mains down with some Red Sangria, as Kulto is the first Spanish restaurant in Singapore to offer the signature Spanish beverage on tap, besides jugs of Sparkling Sangria and Spanish boutique wines sourced directly from Spain.

Kulto is open at 87 Amoy Street, Singapore 069906.
 

Tanoke
 


 

From the same folks behind sake gastrobar Kabuke comes yet another intimate dining concept celebrating premium sake and modern Japanese delicacies. Tucked away on the second floor of 7 Purvis Street is Tanoke, now delighting diners with artisanal sake best paired with eats of the restaurant’s Shichirin Binchotan grill.

We recommend getting a table for dinner as the evening offerings showcase small plates such as the Fruit Tomato that sees a tofu mascarpone replicating the flavours of burrata, as well as the addictive Spicy Baby Corn. You won’t want to miss out on the Coastal Lamb Rack or the Hamachi Carpaccio either.

As for sake, choose from a wide variety of bottle selections which include the Katsuyama En Tokubetsu Junmai (great with appetisers) and the Sharaku Junmai (great with meats).

Alternatively, you could always go with refreshing cocktails like the zesty Tanoke Blush and spicy Kara Mia.

Tanoke is located at 7 Purvis Street, Singapore 188586.