New restaurants in October 2021
Now that we can still only dine-in in pairs, we should take this opportunity to meet for one-on-one catch-ups over delicious food! Here’s a list of 10 new restaurants in October 2021 you can explore, including a minimalist cafe serving stretchy pandan mochi waffles, and a popular Japanese tempura chain that has finally opened its doors in Singapore. This list consists of newly released menus at renowned restaurants as well.
Located right next to Jalan Besar MRT Station, Glacier is a newly opened cafe showcasing a simple yet IG-worthy interior. What’s unique about this place is that they open till 1am on weekends, so you can pop by for creamy gelato, waffles, and babkas for supper!
The best-seller here at Glacier is the Pandan Mochi Waffles ($8) that is filled with six squares of stretchy mochi cubes. Top your waffles off with interesting gelato flavours, including Blue Pea Lemongrass Pandan ($5) and Oolong Osmanthus ($5). Savoury delights include the Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast ($19) or the aromatic Seafood Vongole ($23).
Check out our Glacier review!
Address: 161 Lavender Street, #01-09, Singapore 338750
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 1am, Sun 10am to 10pm
2. Chin Mee Chin
With a rich history dating back to 1925, Chin Mee Chin Confectionery has reopened after their closure back in 2018! You can’t miss out on their charcoal-toasted Kaya Toast ($2.20) that is slathered with creamy house-made Kaya (from $7 a jar) and a slab of butter. Dunk these in runny soft boil Eggs ($1.60) to complete your breakfast experience.
Apart from kaya toast and eggs, there are other sweet treats available here, including the Cheesecake Brownie ($2.60), Chocolate Cupcake ($1.80), and a Plain Cupcake ($1.60) as well. If you’re a fan of fluffy and airy bakes, you might enjoy the decadent Gula Melaka Coffee Chiffon Cake ($2.20).
Check out our Chin Mee Chin Confectionery review!
Address: 204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8am to 4pm (last order at 3:45pm, or sold out)
The owners of The Feather Blade first wow-ed us with Rappu, their sushi roll concept late last year. Now, they have just come up with a fusion taco concept named MEZCLA, opened just a stone’s throw away from Rappu. Take a bite into their unique Salmon Skin Taco ($12.50+), which cleverly uses Mexican techniques and flavours on fresh Japanese ingredients.
A personal favourite is their Ancho Chile Pork Jowl Taco ($8.50+), filled with juicy and fatty cuts of pork, bedazzled with crunchy chicharrones atop. Of course, a Mexican meal is incomplete without some margaritas. Order their Flight of 3 ($16+) for a trio of Kyoho grape, pink guava, and mango margaritas.
Address: 43 Craig Road, Singapore 089681
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm to 10:30pm
Mezcla is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. Wild Child Pizzette
Opened by the same people behind Cicheti is Wild Child Pizzette, serving Neapolitan pizzas blistered in a wood-fired oven. Prepare to get spendy with their menu of seven pizzas priced from $15.50++. A unique must-try is the Crispy Fried Margherita ($21++) that has creamy cheese, bright semi-dried tomatoes, and basil leaves atop a base of fried pizza dough.
Every pizza here sports beautiful leoparding on each slice, thanks to the skilled use of an actual wood-fired oven in the restaurant on Circular Road. For a fun classic, try their Spianata Calabrese ($19++) that features spicy salami, chilli honey, and fennel seeds for extra nuttiness. Psst, each pizza is good for one serving, so don’t be afraid to order more.
Address: 50 Circular Road, Singapore 049405
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6970 6592
Wild Child Pizzette is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Tempura Makino
Popular Japanese chain Tempura Makino has finally opened its first branch in Suntec City. The Makino Special Tendon ($25++) comes with a variety of ingredients including prawns, squid, fish, and an Egg Tempura ($1.50++) featuring a gooey centre. Zhng-up your tendon bowl and add on the rich and fresh Oyster ($3.80) or the unique Uni Ohba ($8.80).
Complete your meal with the Matcha Mochi Tempura ($4.80++) for a deep-fried mochi filled with matcha cream and sweet azuki beans. Food here is served Tsudoage-style, guaranteeing maximal quality, as all your dishes are fried to order.
Check out our Tempura Makino review!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-305/308/311, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tempura Makino is not a halal-certified eatery.
RISE at Marina Bay Sands has revamped their all-day dining concept with a solid menu of local savoury food, desserts, and even cocktails. Start off with a fun treat from their very own kacang puteh pushcart, and pair the snacks with locally inspired Cendol Colada ($18++) or Milo Godzilla ($18++) cocktails.
There are set menus priced from $35++ per person featuring dishes such as bak kut teh made with premium pork ribs and double-boiled black chicken with scallop and figs. If you’re ordering a la carte, a definite item to try is their Har Cheong Gai ($35++). It is a whole, tender spring chicken, marinated in aromatic shrimp paste and deep-fried to a beautiful crunch.
Address: Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 6:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6688 5525
RISE is not a halal-certified eatery.
Image credit: @missionsgcafes
Punggol residents have been blessed with a new dessert cafe—Sugartown. A scoop of ice cream here goes for $3.80, for unique flavours such as Italian White Truffle, Mascarpone Basil, and Bacio. Pair your ice cream with a crispy and fluffy Charcoal Waffle ($3.50), or the Original Waffle if you’re not feeling too adventurous.
Image credit: @sugartown.sg
Relive your childhood here at Sugartown, and have a go with their retro game machines! Tokens are priced at $1 each, or $10 for 12. They open till 11pm, so those with a sweet tooth can still satisfy their cravings in the middle of the night.
Find out more about Sugartown here!
Address: 658 Punggol East, #01-08, Singapore 820658
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 9pm to 11pm
Whipping up Argentinian dishes and juicy steaks is Bochinche, located along Club Street in bustling Chinatown. They have a large variety of grass-fed beef cuts including Bife de Lomo ($76++ for 300g), which is a beef fillet steak, or the Solomillo ($65++ for 300g) featuring a tender sirloin steak.
Opt for the Cauliflower, Pine Nuts, Raisin & Pistachio Pesto ($15) to complement the rich and meaty steaks, or Traditional Garden Leaves ($12) for something even lighter on the palette. End off your meal with an Espresso Martini Creme Brulee & Brown Sugar Ice Cream ($19) if you’re into coffee-infused desserts.
Address: 27 Club Street, Singapore 069413
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6235 4990
9. Knock Knock Cafe
Knock Knock Cafe is a newly opened floral-themed cafe in Kallang, serving Asian-inspired fusion dishes. The Otak-Otak Burger ($17+) sees a crispy batang fish patty coated in breadcrumbs, sandwiched between two fluffy buns. It is served with a side of fries and a savoury sambal mayo dip.
For a unique pasta option, go for Just Like Grandma’s ‘Hae Bee Hiam’ Aglio Olio with Tiger Prawns ($17+). This umami-packed dish is loaded with spicy dried shrimp, and topped with three fresh and succulent tiger prawns. They also have Chilli Krab Tacos ($15+ for two pieces) or the beer-battered Mad for Mentaiko Fish & Chips ($16+).
Address: 101 Geylang Road, Singapore 389211
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 9789 6749
10. Da Paolo Gastronomia
I’m sure many are familiar with Da Paolo Gastronomia, as they have extended their reign with numerous outlets island-wide. Following their newest outlet at Great World is a revamped menu filled with a variety of delicious Italian dishes. The Rucola e Crudo ($27) pizza is topped with slices of Parma Ham and fresh rocket leaves, offering a rich yet refreshing mouthful in every bite.
From the pasta selection, there is the Spahettone Carbonara Calabrese ($25++) doused in a nduja paste-infused cream sauce, topped with spicy pork salami for a kick of umami. If you’re looking for a side to share, try their crispy Calamari Fritti ($22++) that is served with a unique squid ink mayonnaise dip.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-163, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6735 8382
Try these new restaurants this October 2021
Step out of your comfort zone and go for something you’ve never tried before, using our list of new restaurants this October 2021.