New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: October 2021

How does an Israeli restaurant that dishes out cleaver-chopped focaccia sound? This, along with a restaurant specialising in one-man hotpots are among October's newest openings.

What a start to the last quarter of the year! Get your wallets out and say hello to October's best openings in the Singapore restaurant and cafe scene.

NY Verden
Photo by Burppler Emily S

For Wood-fired Meats
If you’re at Jewel Changi, this modern European restaurant and bar featuring cuisine cooked over wood fire is not to be missed! Five different firewood choices (Jarrah, Hickory, Oak, Cherry and Applewood) await to cook up your favourite meat cuts. Order up favourites like the Tomahawk ($22/100g), Wild Barramundi ($39), and Smoked Chicken Coquelet ($28), then end off the meal with delectable desserts such as Eggless Flan ($17), Flourless Chocolate Cake ($18), and Ispahan ($20)! Burppler Emily S also loves the Crab Tagliolini ($30) "in a decadent broth, slightly briney brown crab & the smokey-umami of the ikura exploding in my mouth... Mmm yes."

Chin Mee Chin Confectionary
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For Kaya Toast and Old School Classics
This place doesn't need our recommendation, what with its history, and enthusiastic word of mouth doing it for them. Now that the folks from the Ebb and Flow Group (The Dragon Chamber, 8ASH) have taken over the reins, there's no better place to head down to for a solid breakfast of Kaya Toast ($2.20) and Kopi ($1.70). The toast here comes in the form of traditional buns that are served open-faced, smeared with kaya and topped with a small pat of cold butter. Their unique pastries are also a must-have, like the Cheesecake Brownie ($2.60), Gula Melaka Coffee Chiffon Cake ($2.20), and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart ($2.20).

North Miznon
Photo by Burppler Gary Lim

For Casual Israeli Cuisine
At North Miznon, you can taste authentic flavours of Israeli cuisine by Chef Eyal Shani, a reputable chef with 23 highly successful restaurants worldwide! For Burppler Veronica Phua, the Wild Grouper ($15++ for 100g) was “one of her favourites from the meal, where the cross-section cut of the large fish was roasted with Mediterranean vegetables in olive oil and wine.” Other notable dishes to try include their ocean-fresh Seafood Platter ($68++), Sirloin Roast Beef Carpaccio ($47++), and the Fennel Bulb ($17++) which vegetarians can look forward to. Don't miss out on the cleaver-chopped focaccia that comes out every 30 minutes or so!

Bedrock Origin

For Fine Steaks in Sentosa
Away from the city, this cosy eatery nestled in Sentosa is perfect for romantic dinners and weekend soirees with family and friends. Feast on their origin specialities — Turbot On The Bone ($68), Grilled Whole Aged Snapper ($78), and the Aged Kuhlbarra Barramundi Tail ($88). For quality steak, their Aged Keisan Wagyu Striploin ($138/250g), Tankaku Wagyu Striploin ($158/ 300g), and Kobe Wagyu Striploin ($268/150g) will surely have you craving for more!

Fufu Pot

For Individual Hotpots
Fufu Pot offers bubbling one-set hot pots for individual enjoyment. Apart from classic soup bases like Tomato, Sichuan Mala, Collagen and Mushroom, Fufu Pot even offers extraordinary Asian-inspired flavours such as Tonkatsu Miso, Stinky Tofu, Korean Army Stew and White Curry (from $24.90)! There’s also a plethora of add-ons available, including hot sides, meats, seafood, vegetables and more. To celebrate their opening, Fufu is offering all its soups at up to 60% off in October.

Pi Food
Photo by Burppler Wei Ping Ang

For Hong Kong Favourites
This modern cha chaan teng in Dhoby Ghaut lets you indulge in authentic Hong Kong-style dishes! Be sure to dig into their HK Fresh Shrimp Wanton Noodles ($10.80), Lotus Leaf Rice with Roasted Duck Meat ($16.80), and Stir-Fried Beef Noodles ($13.80), as recommended by Burppler Wei Ping Ang. For sharing, order up the Sweet and Sour Pork ($15.80) and the savoury Slow Cooked Pork Belly with Pumpkin Puree ($22.50). Last but not least, complete your meal with a cup of HK Style Milk Tea ($3.80 for hot, $4.80 for iced).

Prairie By Craftsmen (Joo Chiat)
Photo by Burppler Jeremy Holden

For Brunch In The East
One of the latest brunch additions to the East Coast stretch, Prairie By Craftsmen at Joo Chiat comes just a year after its first outlet opened in Botanic Gardens. Burppler Julius loved the Spam & Cheese Bagel ($16), a sure-winner when you see what goes into this sandwich; a sunny side up with runny yolk, thick cut of spam, cheddar cheese and a slather of crunchy peanut butter on a toasted bagel bun." while Burppler Jeremy Holden preferred the Prairie Breakfast ($20). "The standout though, was the side of grilled chicken that permeated tandoori spices making it super delish and unique to a big breakfast dish."

Senshi Sushi & Grill
Photo by Burppler Cecil Dulam

For Large Sushi Spreads
Senshi is a contemporary Japanese a la carte buffet restaurant, with headlining seasonal dishes like Seafood Hot Stone Rice, Spicy Salmon Roe Sushi Roll, Lobster Salad Sushi and Chilean Seabass Steak Baked in White Miso. Prices start at a very affordable $38 and $48 for lunch and dinner respectively. Burppler Julius Lim also enjoyed creations like the Pork Yakiniku, Sea Clams Butter Monte and Garlic Fried Rice!