New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: May 2021

Mayday, mayday, there's a line-up of hot new restaurants and cafes coming your way, from Wanton Seng's first offshoot to a vegan cafe in the East with "eggless egg" toasts!

Update: From 16 May, dine-in F&B establishments will only be able to offer takeaway and delivery options. We are working closely with our Burpple Beyond restaurant partners to provide a solution for all Burpple Beyond members.

Wanton Seng's Eating House
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For Your Wanton Fix
With their new outlet in Millenia Walk, you can now get a taste of Seng's famous wanton noodles in the heart of Singapore. Dishes you don't want to miss include the Signature Char Siu Noodles ($12.80), featuring their flame-seared pork belly, pork wantons, broccolini, soft boiled eggs, spring onions, fried shallots and dashi broth. Burppler Xing Wei Chua ordered the Mala Bah Chor Noodles ($9.80) noted that “the Mala minced pork did pretty much laced up with the noodles and provided the entire bowl of noodles with quite an umami burst of spiciness that would tickle the tastebuds of even those who are tolerant to moderate levels of spiciness.”

Tsuta Japanese Dining
Photo by Burppler Jas Van

For Michelin-Quality Crab Soba
Coming a long way from Japan, the first Tsuta Japanese Dining brings over the same Michelin-quality ramen from the land of the rising sun. One of the highlights here? The Crab Soba with Premium Char Siu & Crab Shell ($23.80), generously filled with Japanese snow crab meat. Tsuta Japanese Dining goes beyond ramen with a range of makis, sushi cones, tempura, rice bowls, hamburg, and okonomiyaki.

Photo by Burppler Maureen Ow

For Vegan Cafe Hoppers
There has been much anticipation for Chanterelle Cafe to open as it provides vegan food and a warm, relaxing atmosphere for cafe hoppers and pet-owners. Burppler Maureen Ow ordered and enjoyed the unique Eggless Egg Toast ($17.90) which consists of alkaline water, almond curd and potato starch to replicate the taste of an egg. If you're a fan of cakes, don't miss out on their healthier versions from Bob the Baker Boy!

Ambling Turtle

For Peranakan Cafe Fare
Looking for a more local brunch experience? Ambling Turtle is the new kid on the block at Katong, bringing with it a Peranakan-inspired menu across two floors. Check out savouries options like the Nyonya Curry Chicken ($6.50) and Pulled Beef Rendang ($8.50), with an option to add on a croissant or sourdough slice ($3.50). Diners can also expect a wider range of desserts and pastries on their menu, including interesting local flavours such as Pulut Hitam Tart ($6.50), Ondeh Ondeh Cake ($7.50) and Pandan Waffles with chendol jelly ($12.50).

Ebi Bar
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For a Prawn Noodle Twist
The Signature “Chao Da” Ebi Noodles ($14.90) at Ebi Bar brings a new twist to the classic prawn mee, boasting thick flavorful broth and chewy noodles coupled with a pair of perfectly charred prawns. Burppler Ev Teo says it is “Super satisfying to get your hands dirty and peel the prawn out of its shell. You could tell it’s fresh and also has a slight sweet taste to it. The broth was also flavourful and was no doubt the result of boiling the prawn shells for hours.” Don't forget to try their broth boosters (from $1.90), available in Mala, Miso, and Truffle flavours.

No Horse Run
Photo by Burppler Cassie Ong

For the Sweet Lovers
Known for their Pandan Gula Melaka Waffles ($6.50) and signature Childhood Milo Sauce, the desserts at No Horse Run are nicely paired with unique ice cream flavours such as Roasted Sesame and Smoky Milk with Cacao Nibs ($5 per scoop). Burppler Gerald Lim who ordered the Pandan Gula Melaka Waffles says he “Love the texture of this waffles, firm on the outside and soft on the inside with just enough moisture. Taste-wise, you can taste a hint of the pandan and gula melaka and it's not overly strong or overpowering.”

Paninoteca by d.o.c
Photo by Burppler kristal khoo

For Sandwich Enthusiasts
If you can't get enough of bread, you don't want to miss the new Paninoteca and its freshly-baked schiacciatas. Sink your teeth into their sandwiches you'll be introduced to the crunchy crust and soft insides of the bread, as confirmed by Burppler Fann Chong. She ordered the Arcobaleno ($12) and calls it a “GOD-LIKE SANDWICH 🤩 I must say their Schiacciata (crispy, chewy, flavourful) is super well made and the balance in the ingredients was spot on as well.”

Permata Singapore

For a Nusantara Buffet Spread
With over 60 Nusantara-inspired dishes for both lunch and dinner, Permata is on a mission to elevate Nusantara cuisine in Singapore. Located at Gedung Kuning, a historical mansion, look forward to nostalgic dishes such as Ulam, Kerabu, and Lemang on the menu. Other highlights are Wagyu Beef Rendang, Ayam Binjai, and the Tempoyak Ikan Patin that pairs perfectly well with Permata’s Signature Blue Pea Rice. Lunch starts from $32 while dinners start from $52 per person.