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On The Menu: May 2018

On The Menu features our monthly picks of places with revamped menus, new dishes or refreshed concepts. Head down to experience it for yourself!

Ding Dong

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Since new head chef Miller Mai joined the team, Ding Dong has added a whopping 18 new dishes to their inventive Mod-Asian menu. The Kuih Pie Tee, Singapore Chilli Crab ($15) seems to be getting a lot of love and we can see why the combination of crispy pie tee shell and moist, flavourful chilli crab works. On mains, we’re very intrigued by the Beef Short Rib, Buah Keluak, Wingbean Salad ($38). Had a taste of these? Share a review in the app!


Old Chang Kee

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Photo by Burppler Maureen Ow

If you too have a soft spot for Old Chang Kee, celebrate the opening of their first flagship coffeehouse! 62 years after the homegrown curry puff brand opened their first store in Rex Cinemas, they have returned to the location with a new menu in tow. Bulking up their selection of quintessential tea time treats is the Flower Bread (from $11.90), featuring a circle of fluffy pull-apart buns coddling a curry or beef stew gravy-filled enamel bowl in its centre. You will also find favourites from sister concepts Curry Times, Bun Times and Dip ‘N’ Go on the menu.


Neon Pigeon

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Photo by Burppler Rueann Dass

This modern Japanese izakaya on Keong Saik Road is out with their spring menu, featuring a series of small but punchy plates. Their housemade pickles are used in many of the new dishes, which bring a much appreciated zest. For us, it was the seafood dishes that really shone. We really enjoyed the Hamachi Tartare (from $16) and its buttery tofu-miso dressing, as well as the Grilled Barramundi (from $18), paired with creamy mentaiko, parsnip and bright rosella compote. As for drinks, the bar has some very interesting cocktails, including one with chilli padi, that are coming your way early June.


Origin Grill

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Photo by Burppler Veronica Phua

If the hefty prices at this upscale grill bar have kept you at bay, look to their Sunday brunch for great bang for your buck. Prices start at $108, which grants you access to their amazing appetisers, hearty mains, desserts and drinks. Burppler Veronica Phua highly recommends it — the glazed donuts stuffed with maple sriracha pulled pork and heavenly 35 days, dry aged John Stone striploin make for solid reasons!


Otto’s Deli Fresh

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The next time you’re at this Holland V deli for a cup of their super satisfying Valrhona Hot Chocolate ($9.50), stay on for a steak and wine dinner. Having recently made the cut into the menu, the Swiss Butchery-sourced steaks are cooked on a lava stone grill and served with either piquant bearnaise or creamy mushroom sauce. We like that these are affordably priced, from $16 for an Australian Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin! Also newly added is the made-for-sharing Butcher Platter ($22), featuring a handsome selection of cold cuts, gherkins and bread.


Montana Singapore

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Photo by Burppler Vanessa Kou

The nasi lemak burger trend train may have left the station, but this Dhoby Ghaut cafe’s Nasi Lemak Waffle ($15.80) is just arriving. The Burpple community has been chiming in on how the coconut rice waffle hits it off with turmeric-spiced fried chicken and otah mousse for a winner. Also new is the Samyang Fire Carbonara ($16.80), Montana’s riff on the spicy Korean instant noodles. There are five levels of heat to choose from and Burppler Casey Tan wants you to know that level two is the sweet spot!


Got early dibs on a new menu at your favourite restaurant? Drop us a line at [email protected] or share the news with the community via a review in the Burpple app!