Where to eat in Singapore in February 2024

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This month, embark on a delectable journey through some of Singapore’s newly-opened culinary destinations! February brings a feast for the senses as we celebrate the Lunar New Year, with five different places to try out, all offering their own unique take on classic mainstays and tipples! January’s dining scene is a tapestry of global tastes, promising unforgettable experiences for every palate.

CONTENT: Yiew Kai Jie

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Allora Ristorante and Bar

Experience the charm of Italy at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s latest gem, Allora Ristorante and Bar! This authentic Italian haven promises not just delectable food and beverages but also a warm, inviting ambiance and chic design. Capturing the essence of Italy’s landscapes, Allora’s various spaces encompasses a chic dining room, vibrant lobby lounge and inviting alfresco area ensures a welcoming environment for all. The atmosphere is a blend of warmth and approachability, creating an ideal setting for corporate celebrations and social gatherings.

Embark on a gastronomic journey at Allora, where each dish is a masterpiece. Begin with the vibrant Allora Salad (S$18), a medley of seared red tuna, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds on a bed of greens.

Indulge in shared delights like Carpaccio Di Manzo (S$26), featuring Australian Angus Beef Tenderloin adorned with shaved parmigiano reggiano cheese. Dive into the pasta realm with the Risotto Genova (S$32), a slow-cooked rice dish in seafood broth with basil pesto, prawns, and smoked provala.

The heart of Allora lies in its pizzas, crafted before your eyes in an open-concept kitchen. Opt for the classic Margherita (S$24) or the indulgent Brisket (S$32) pizza with slow-cooked beef brisket and special barbecue sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes and mozzarella.

End your culinary journey on a sweet note with Alloramisu (S$16), a twist on the traditional tiramisu served tableside by Executive Chef Stefano Sanna himself!

With over a decade of experience under his belt, Executive Chef Stefano Sanna seamlessly blends Northern and Southern Italian flavors to curate a comprehensive Italian dining concept. His culinary prowess was recognized at Restaurant La Scala at The Sukhothai Shanghai, which was awarded the Michelin Plate 2020 award within its first year.

Additionally, Allora is set to be the sole Italian restaurant with a buffet spread in the Changi Airport area, offering an exquisite weekend brunch buffet that is projected to start in the second quarter of 2024.

Allora Ristorante and Bar is located at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Level 1 (Terminal 3), 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664


Cha Chaan Teng

Nestled between the serene Boon Keng neighborhood and the lively streets of Jalan Besar, Cha Chaan Teng (CCT) provides its guests with a cinematic escape to 1990s Hong Kong, blending the allure of its cinematic golden age with the delectable flavors of Hong Kong’s cha chaan tengs.

Armed with respect for tradition and a flair for innovation, the tapas-style offers up their own interpretation of familiar staples to modern bite-sized delights, each morsel guaranteed to be bursting with flavour. Frog legs replace chicken wings in the Har Cheong Tin Gai (Prawn Paste Frog) (S$13.90), paired with a house-fermented shrimp paste, while Chun Gyun (Spring Rolls) (S$10.90) are reimagined as open-faced kueh pie tee treats with a sweet-spicy lift. The beloved snack of traditional Wu Tau Gou (Yam Cake) (S$8.90) are turned into addictive fries and served alongside a hae bee hiam salt crafted from prawn heads and dried shrimp.

But still, sometimes the old ways are the best as the bar’s Char Siew (Barbecued Pork Belly) (S$13.90) have stayed true to its old school HK style roots. The pork has been marinated overnight and simply cooked and served up with CCT’s secret specialty chilli sauce.

As night falls and the lights dim to create a cosy ambience in the evening, the cocktails at CCT shine through. Creative and daring, they are a showcase of HK’s rich flavours with some of the most spirit-forward and balanced concoctions.

Tong Pak Fu (S$18) is a nod to the cheeky wit of Stephen Chow in Flirting Scholar. Gold rum and smoked plum-infused Coca Cola are blended harmoniously with rendered duck fat. This results in a refreshing cocktail with a hint of smokiness and Chinese Five Spice.

The one for every mood is Nei Hoi Sum Jau Ho (S$22), a playful twist on a the classic Pomelo Sago dessert. Gin is combined with a house made pomelo sago syrup and fresh lemon juice, delivering an aromatic, tart and slightly sweet drink that works as a great start for any evening.

24-flavour tea is a popular herbal drink in Hong Kong that is used to clear internal heat and improve digestion which is clarified into a milk punch in Nei Tai Mm Dou (S$22). Topped with a hawthorn CO2 foam, it offers a balance of sweetness, enhancing the drink’s complexity and creating a two-dimensional flavour profile.

Cha Chaan Teng is located at  284 Lavender Street, Singapore 338802

Last Word

Last Word

As Last Word just recently celebrated their 2nd anniversary with a bang, they’ve also refreshed their exclusive new menu to focus on traditional cocktails with a captivating culinary food menu as well!

Embark on a journey as Last Word’s mixologists will bring guests through five distinct eras of mixology that showcases the evolution of cocktails over the decades. The Golden Age transports you to the 1830s, offering classics like the Clover Club (S$25) made with Roku Gin, vermouth, raspberry and hibiscus for a strong yet sweet-tasting cocktail that reflects the decadence of the Roaring Twenties!

Experience the clandestine allure of the Prohibition Era with a captivating classic- a Bloody Mary (S$27) simply made with Haka Vodka with the addition of a hint of wasabi and togarashi for an extra kick of spice!

Moving onto the vibrant Years of Indulgence which was marked by a resurgence of tiki culture and complex concoctions. Indulge in the rich flavors of a classic Irish Coffee (S$25) made with in-house ingredients such as muscovado sugar embedded with Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey and El Salvador coffee that creates a tantalizing and energizing cocktail for anyone looking to kick back after a hard day’s work.

Lastly, celebrate the resurgence of the Cocktail Revival era with meticulously crafted drinks like the White Negroni (S$27), the establishment’s rendition of a classic negroni that packs twice the strength with an incredible depth of flavour.

Complement the cocktails with a comforting bowl of Oden (S$14), a traditional Japanese one-pot dish featuring fish cakes, daikon radish, and boiled eggs simmered in a flavorful broth of dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. Indulge in the unique twist of Umai Udon (S$17), where stir-fried noodles are dressed in a flavorful sauce, providing a departure from traditional soup-based udon.

But the must order dish of the menu is the Yaki-Onigiri, a dish that is not commonly found in many places in Singapore. Despite its unassuming appearance, the simple combination of crispy grilled rice, tender meat, and wood-ear mushroom stuffing delivers a harmonious blend of textures and flavors and pairs well with most of the concoctions on the menu!

More than just a bar, Last Word is an experience and the bar stands by its commitment to delivering a culinary experience mirrors the precision and innovation found in its cocktail offerings.

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Last Word is located at  8 Purvis Street, #02-01, Singapore 188587


Eat Pizza

Pizza fans can rejoice as South Korea’s largest pizza chain, Eat Pizza has bought its viral K-pizza to Singapore that promises a fresh, fast and flavourful experience for all of its fans! For those who are unaware, K-pizza is known for its unique long rectangular shape, offering a thicker-than-average pizza satisfying bite that measures at 25cm long. Additionally, all pizzas are made-to-order and made from scratch, assuring that their little slice of delights will be piping hot and ready to go as quickly as possible!

Some noteworthy pizza flavours include the Sweet Bulgogi Pizza (S$7.90) where pizza lovers can savor the flavors of South Korea with this sweet and savory pizza or opt for the Hot Spicy Chicken Pizza (S$7.90) that is not for the faint-hearted and is a very spicy rendition of the traditional fried chicken normally found in Korea.

Classics like the Pepperoni Pizza(S$6.50) and Hawaiian Pizza(S$6.50) will appeal to everyone in the family while the PLQ Flagship-Exclusive Kimchi Bulgogi Pizza (S$9.90): is a specially crafted rendition that features a hearty serving of meat that will appeal to every Singaporean’s tastebuds who are hankering for a taste of Korea!

With Eat Pizza’s exciting range of flavors, January dining just got a whole lot more enticing. Dive into a slice of Korean pizza heaven this month!

Eat Pizza is located at  10 Paya Lebar Road, Paya Lebar Quarter, #01-K5 PLQ Mall, 409057


Jypsy Parkland Green

Known for their contemporary interpretations of Japanese classics with a view by the bay at their One Fullerton outlet, Jypsy has opened its second outlet at the scenic Parkland Green at East Coast Park! Jypsy Parkland Green’s outlet boasts a chic ambiance, with a spacious indoor dining area adorned in the brand’s signature indigo hues with sun-bleached woods that resonates with the surrounding beach vibes. There is also an alfresco outdoor dining terrace that provides an ideal spot for serene breakfasts, weekend brunches, or evening dates all set against the iconic backdrop of East Coast Park.

Gypsy Parkland Green’s outlet exclusive brunch menu contains some noteworthy highlights to indulge in that seamlessly blend in with the venue’s natural lighting and sea breeze. Expect to try new additions such as the Jypsy Big Breakfast (S$29), a holistic combination of a dashi
omelette crafted with homemade fish broth, offering a delicious Tamago flavour harmoniously paired with salty bacon, chunky pork sausage, and a side of okra and bean salad. The Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict (S$26) includes a freshly baked croissant as its main star toasted to
perfection using waffle irons and layered with a hollandaise wasabi blended sauce, onsen egg, pea sprouts and fresh gravlax salmon, giving a slightly spicy and creamy experience on the palette.

For those craving a heartier option, the exclusive Wagyu Hamburger Steak Plate ($26), will be able to saitate a voracious appetite as the wagyu beef patty combined with the chef’s special spice mix will prove to be a showstopper at the brunch table. Healthier options are also on the table as the refreshing Green Tea Soba Salad ($19) is simply served chilled with a crisp mesclun salad and shredded seaweed with options to add on pieces of sous-vide chicken breast ($5) and grilled tiger prawns ($8) for that extra kick of protein!

The new brunch menu will only be available exclusively on weekends and public holidays from 8am – 4pm.

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Jypsy Parkland Green is located at  Parkland Green, 920 East Coast Park, Singapore 449875