Always on the hunt for new dining spots? We bring you sound bites on where to eat, including new restaurant and eatery openings, the best places for your after-work tipple, and what’s new in the food scene.
Sink your teeth into these eats: Timbre+ Eastside will very soon open its doors with over 20 F&B concepts, Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice ventures into Tampines, and MasterChef Singapore judge Damian D’Silva has launched a new restaurant.
From Nov 27, you can check out the new Timbre+ at Eastside, located at the Expo – billed a sustainable food park, it has eco-friendly infrastructure in place, including solar panels, and an on-site food digester. You can look forward to over 20 food and retail stores, including Huat Huat BBQ Chicken Wings, fusion Malaysian and Thai food stall Lao Niang De Dian, Ajiya Okonomiyaki with Japanese savoury pancakes, and Kopifellas, which serves up smoked duck lor mee.
You won’t miss The Bottle Shop, home to 200 curated beers, ciders, and international spirits. And there’s even a robotic arm that’ll shake up a cocktail for you. Not dining in? You can order food via the Timbre+ app and then drive by for a fuss-free food pickup at one of its 13 first-of-its-kind kerbside drive-thru sites. Other features include a children’s playground, and Studio+, an air-conditioned event space that’s used to host activities like exercise classes and food fairs.
For those who love vintage rides, head there on opening day (Nov 27), themed “Rollin’ Feast Times”, from 12pm to 5pm and catch vintage cars, bicycles and supercars outside Timbre+ for lots of fab photo ops. There’ll also be a Cycling Clinic with bicycle maintenance and safety workshops, as well as a festive fair at Studio+ to get your holiday shopping done.
Timbre+ Eastside is at 1 Expo Drive, Outside Singapore Expo Hall 5, Singapore 486150.
Foodies in Singapore will be familiar with veteran chef Damian D’Silva, and the MasterChef Singapore judge has ventured into yet another F&B concept which is set to open on Dec 4. Named Rempara, from the Malay word ‘rempah’ or spice paste, it will be located within Park Place Residences at PLQ.
The all-day dining restaurant will serve up over 50 dishes on the menu, which is a marriage of Chinese, Peranakan, Eurasian, Indian and Malay fare. You’ll find familiar heritage favourites like Sambal Udang and Babi Pongteh, but also what chef D’Silva bills ‘Singapore New Heritage Cuisine’, which reinvents traditional elements of different ethnicities.
There’s Fried Nyonya Fish Cake ($18), Sri Lankan Chicken Curry and Tomato Chutney with String Hoppers ($16), Slow-cooked Belly Pork with Ah Seng Sauce ($23), as well as bar snacks like Limpeh Sliders ($22 for two) with beef brisket, and Ayam Kalasan ($17), a Malay chicken wing dish of Indonesian heritage.
Enjoy traditional kueh like kueh bengkah, pulut bengkah and lapis pulot? There’s an afternoon tea menu, too.
Rempapa is at 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053.
Those of you living in the East no longer need to travel to Tiong Bahru to get your chicken rice fix from Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice. A winner of the Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2016, the stall helmed by owner Cheong Weng Wah has expanded into the heartlands with its first outlet in Tampines, which opened on Nov 11.
Enjoy the same chicken rice, from $3.50, while the quarter chicken is priced at $8. Accompany your meal with sides like handmade ngoh hiang, Thai tofu, and xiao bai cai with oyster sauce and more at $3 each.
Tiong Bahru Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice’s Tampines outlet is at Blk 829 Tampines St 81, Singapore 520829.
Palais Renaissance has a new entrant: gastro-bar, Binary. Dishing up a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine, which explains its name, it offers diners the option to choose from the two culinary approaches, or savour a blend of both on the same plate.
Bring a friend, because the dishes are designed for sharing, and curated into six categories: Bread & Chips, Small Plates, Kebabs, Mains, On the Side, and Desserts. Bread & Chips ($14++ each) features two cuisines on a single plate with distinct Asian and Western flavours, like the Home-made Kubaneh Bread with garlic and kombu butter.
For the Small Plates ($18++ each) and Mains ($38++ each), the same produce is prepared as two separate dishes, using classic Asian and Western recipes. The Octopus (supplement $10++), for instance, is served with pesto alla genovese or “Lao Gan Ma” chilli crisp. And for mains, there’s an Iberico Pluma in either Argentinian chimichurri or Korean gochujang.
Wash it all down with a choice from over 60 wine labels (for takeaway or dine-in supplement of $30), draught beers, and signature as well as classic cocktails.
Binary is at #01-01A Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871.