1. Din Tai Fung
What: The Chinese restaurant chain will launch three sauces – Taiwan Chilli Oil ($11), Fragrant Chilli Sauce ($11) and Premium XO Sauce ($33.90) – at its Centrepoint outlet on Oct 13 and at its 11 other outlets on Oct 20.
Where: 02-55 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road
Open: 11am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6694-2292 or go to www.dintaifung.com.sg
Photo: Din Tai Fung
2. Crystal Jade
What: The Chinese restaurant chain sells three sauces. The Superior Shrimp Paste ($9.80) and Premium XO Sauce ($16.80) are used in some of its popular dishes such as sauteed scallops with broccoli and stir-fried XO carrot cake. The Hong Kong-Style Chilli Oil ($6.80) pairs well with noodles and dimsum.
Where: 21 restaurants including Crystal Jade Golden Palace, 05-22 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road
Open: Various opening hours
Photo: Crystal Jade Facebook
What: The ginger-themed restaurant’s Halia Provisions range has seven condiments, such as the tangy Ginger Flower Sauce ($13.50), which also contains plum, rice vinegar and chilli. The sauce is used in one of the restaurant’s popular dishes, lemongrass and ginger prawn salad.
Prices of its Ginger & Pineapple Jam, which is served with the bread basket and pastries during brunch, starts at $5.
Where: Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road; 01-22 Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road
Open: Singapore Botanic Gardens: noon to 9.30pm (Monday to Thursday); noon to 10pm (Friday); 10am to 10pm (Saturday); 10am to 9.30pm (Sunday) Raffles Hotel: noon to 2.30pm, 6 to 9.30pm (Monday, Wednesday to Friday; noon to 10pm (Saturday); 11am to 9.30pm (Sunday); closed on Tuesday
What: This Japanese dessert kiosk sells tea blends ($14.90) such as matcha and hojicha from Kyoto and black tea from Hyogo. For tea purists, there are higher grades of matcha and hojicha ($16.90), which are used in Japanese tea ceremonies.
It also has innovative tie-ups with local brands such as baking supplies company Baking Blocks, with matcha and hojicha-infused chocolate spreads ($19.90). Those with a sweet tooth can go for the matcha and hojicha milk-based jams ($12.90).
Where: 01-72 Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street
Open: 8am to 8pm daily
Photo: Don Chi
5. Paper Crane
What: After Paper Crane’s owner Kamei Cheong, 33, saw diners bring their own bottles to buy her cafe’s condiments, she decided to bottle them in-house.
The Red Chilli Sauce, which is served with the cafe’s buttermilk fried chicken, is a savoury mix of coriander, ginger, garlic and chilli padi; and the Green Chilli Sauce has smoky roasted chillies, coriander and lime zest. Vegetarians can go for the Roasted Red Pepper & Eggplant relish. Each 250ml bottle costs $10.
Where: 96 Waterloo Street
Open: 11am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday); closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6837-0836 or go to facebook.com/papercranesg
6. Salted And Hung
What: This contemporary Australian restaurant sells five types of charcuterie including chorizo, salami and coppa. Rarer cuts include lardo, which is seasoned with herbs such as rosemary and thyme, and guanciale perfumed with star anise, cloves and cinnamon.
Prices range from $38 to $80 a kg. From next month, it will also sell marinated meats such as sausages, Iberico pork and hamachi collar that are good for barbecues.
Where: 12 Purvis Street
Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6 to 10.30pm (weekday); 6 to 10.30pm, (Saturday); closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6358-3130 or go to www.saltedandhung.com.sg
7. The Marmalade Pantry
What: On Oct 17, the chic restaurant-cafe chain will roll out four fruity jams – lime and coconut marmalade; Spanish mandarin, white balsamic & cranberry marmalade; pink grapefruit marmalade; and orange marmalade. The jams are sold as a set of four bottles and prices start at $18.
Where: Three outlets including 01-01 Osia Hotel Downtown, 100 Peck Seah Street
Open: Various opening hours
8. Waku Ghin
What: The one-Michelin-starred restaurant sells three products from chef Tetsuya Wakuda’s retail line. The Tetsuya’s Truffle Salt ($38) is sprinkled as a finishing touch on salads, meat and pasta dishes. The Tetsuya’s Wasabi Mustard ($19) is made from wasabi from Tasmania, which has a sweeter and more robust flavour than its Japanese cousin. There is also Tetsuya’s Black Truffle Salsa ($26).
Where: L2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
Open: 5.30pm till late daily
Info: Call 6688-8507
What: The multi-concept restaurant-cum-grocer sells about 10 condiments and meats that are used in its dishes. Condiments made in-house include the Thai Chilli Jam ($9.90), which has dried shrimp chilli and tamarind and sambal belacan ($9.90). The restaurant also has house-smoked products such as bacon, salmon and mussels ($12 each).
Where: 01-79 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard
Open: 11.30am to 10.30pm daily
Info: Call 6493-2997 or go to plentyfull.com
10. D'Good Cafe
What: This cafe opened its second outlet at Takashimaya last month and has a tea bar selling about 50 teas (pictured). Popular teas include Bi Luo Chun, a green tea from China.
More adventurous drinkers can try the 16 in-house tea blends such as Pineapple Green Tea, a blend of hibiscus, apple, pineapple and coconut; and Tiramisu Black Tea, which is blended with amaranth, barley and coffee beans. Prices start at $12 for a 30g tin.
Where: B1-56 Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road
Open: 10am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6694-1411 or go to dgoodcafe.com
Text: Kenneth Goh/The Straits Times