Hot! Where to Eat this Week 12-16 December 2022

A guide to this week’s newest restaurant/bar openings

CONTENT: Luxe Society Asia

With the numerous restaurants and bars opening up in Singapore, you might find it hard to answer when you are asked “Where are we having Lunch or Dinner today?” Sometimes i find it hard to answer as well.

This list isn’t meant to be a list of the city’s best restaurants but a list of Singapore’s newest openings, new menu launch and maybe some interesting limited time promotions.

Here’s some places you might want to visit this week.


Hai Di Lao

With major upsets and wins, The FIFA World Cup is currently down to its last 4 teams fighting for the championship! To that end, Hai Di Lao has curated a special menu for you and your fellow football (not soccer) fans to cheer on your favourite teams with live broadcasts of the World Cup at six of their outlets! Its new supper menu includes a new lineup of braised snacks: Braised Quail Eggs, Braised Chicken Feet, Braised Lotus Root, Braised Duck Tongue, Braised Beancurd Skin, Braised Kombu Knot, Braised Pig Ear, all of them braised to perfection to go along their already rich and filling hotpot to complete this unique football dining experience for local football fans!

Additionally, pair the dishes with an ice-cold mug of Haidilao Weissbier, Haidilao’s very own German-style wheat beer, which has won a Gold Award at the 2022 World Beer Awards (WBA).

The World Cup will be broadcasted live across six Hao Di Lao stores across Singapore until 20th December: Clarke Quay, 313 Somerset, IMM, VivoCity, MBS and Wisma Atria.



Having an irrefutable reputation as one of Singapore’s top restaurants to visit for authentic Italian cuisine, experience their new Menu di Natale from now until 22th December- just in time to ring in the festive season with your colleagues or loved ones to avoid the Christmas rush!

To celebrate the festive season, start off the meal and raise a toast to your loved ones with their festive cocktail- Santa’s Summer-cation, a rather strong rum and brandy-based cocktail that’s easy to drink, filled with a refreshing floral and zest of Sicilian lemonade, topped off with Sangiovese wine to complete its alluring look and a smoking ‘pipe’ that is akin to an actual chimney for Santa to climb down on!

Publico’s famous wood-fired sourdough pizza takes on a festive spin with La Nostra Pizza di Natale, a festive pizza that features savoury pork cotechino, sweet chestnuts and potato- which is a quinessential Italian combination that most Italians have at home with their loved ones that emphasizes the warmth of the Yuletide season!

Other highlights include the hearty Orecchiette Pugliese that utilizes freshly made in-house orecchiette pasta immersed in a rich broccolini sauce, topped with shaved black truffle and pecorino cheese for a decadent treat that feels like a warm hug from an old-school Italian grandmother! The Filetto di Merluzzo in Padella features a simple tender cod fish fillet delicately balanced with fragrant carnaroli rice made into a risotto, peas and Gallinacci mushrooms for a symphony of flavours and textures. This dish was mainly inspired by the Southern Italian tradition of celebrating Christmas Eve with a feast of seven fishes- an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with dishes of fish and other seafood.

Reservations is a must! Please visit website to make a reservation.

1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909

Soup Restaurant Winter Solstice Set

Soup Restaurant

Winter Solstice this year falls on 22 December, to celebrate this occasion, Soup Restaurant has curated five new dishes and two set menus Winter Solstice Set and Celebration Set that showcases both classic favourites and mouth-watering new dishes that are good for 2 to 10 pax. Each set includes fluffyHandmade Mini Longevity Buns.

The new dishes include Dried Veg Pork Ribs Soup, Roasted Pine Nuts Olive Rice with Sakura Prawns, Beancurd Skin with Broccoli & Tofu , Peach Gum Tang Yuan in Ginger Soup and the Abalone Treasure Pot .

Soup Restaurant’s Winter Solstice Set and Celebration Set are both exclusively available from now until Winter Solstice, 22 December 2022. Order Online 

Mr Bucket

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie

Born out of a little dream of putting Asian cacao on the map, Homegrown bean-to-bar chocolate brand Mr. Bucket has since grown from a humble chocolaterie in Sin Ming in 2020 into one of the most beloved chocolate makers in Singapore with their artisanal chocolate treats that are made fresh daily, selling out on a regular basis. To that end, the brand has opened Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie a brand new chocolate lifestyle destination at Dempsey Hill that showcases a build-your-own chocolate slab station, an indoor and outdoor dining experience, as well as a new chocolate dispensary where guests can buy their favourite chocolate treats sustainably with their own containers.

The establishment’s Chocolate Cookies are a classic, and they come in two must-try 45% and 72% single origin chocolate versions. Other highlights include the Sea Salt Brownie, made with 80% chocolate and feuilletine ganache, that strikes the right balance between sweet and salty, as well as Banana Walnut Muffins made with 64% chocolate and walnut & cacao nib crumble.

To celebrate the festive season, the Warm Spiced Christmas Tart promises delicious flavours of Chai chocolate filling and orange anglaise with each bite, or pick the Festive Maple Apple Cake made with maple mascarpone, apple insert, Panchor cremeux, and maple sable breton.

To further enhance the chocolate experience, guests can indulge in a rich mug of Iced Chocolate, made by steeping 64% Panchor granules in milk, or the Iced Mocha, that uses 72% Dark Calinan granules combined with freshly grounded coffee beans from another local coffee company, Tad Coffee. Finally, those looking for a boozy kick to accompany their sweet treats can grab a glass or two of Mr. Bucket’s Cacao Wine.

Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie
13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674

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Celebrate Christmas with your family and friends at another famous local homegrown cafe brand- PS.Cafe! The local cafe brand has pulled out all the stops to curate a wide selection of yuletide dishes to ensure that there will be something for everyone to enjoy at their outlets- from traditional favourites to modern, creative twists on some of the all-time favourite classics!

Some of the highlights include The Baked Brie, a simple yet yummy bowl of richness packed with the seasonal flavours of fig balsamic marmalade and sweet candied walnuts, the Petit Turkey Cranberry Caesar salad is the establishment’s take on a classic dish- comprising of baby cos, bacon, parmesan, baked croutons and a poached egg.

A quintessential festive dish with a little bit of everything in it, PS.Cafe’s Christmas Dinner showcases succulent oven-roasted turkey layered with an apricot-glazed leg ham and chestnut and sage stuffing. This irresistible spread is accompanied by roasted pumpkin, potatoes, and broccoli. For the indulgent meat lover, the Bacon Wrapped Beef Filet Mignon stars a supreme, juicy tenderloin wrapped in bacon and cooked to perfection. The dish further comprises of balsamic eschalots, confit cherry tomatoes and is served atop a bed of Paris mash and drizzled with a herby rosemary and thyme béarnaise sauce. Extravagant, mouth-watering and maybe just a little pretentious, which is everything Christmas food should be, the Lobster Rockefeller & Torn Prawn Linguine features half a Boston lobster, a zingy tomato relish, chilli and a fragrant herbed gremolata crumb to ensure that your experience at PS Cafe ends on a high note!

A festive twist on one of PS.Cafe’s iconic desserts, the Christmas Sticky Date Pudding features decadent rum and brandy soaked festive fruits set within its rich sponge. It is served drenched in a delicious brandy butterscotch sauce and topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. A takeaway option is also available to serve as a delicious Christmas dinner centrepiece for festive celebrations at home, or the perfect holiday gift for that special someone!

PS.Cafe’s Christmas menu of specials is available from now until 31st December 2022.

1AH-Christmas Set


Don’t feel like going out to eat to avoid the dinner crowd especially during the Christmas period? Don’t fret as 1-Group has curated a luxurious Christmas bundle for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home! The 1-At-Home Christmas Bundle has a wide medley of food and consists of premium cuts like the 2KG Roasted Turkey Breast Pistachio and Pancetta Stuffing, 1.6KGHoney glazed & Baked Smoked Ham, 800g Woodfired Grilled One-Bone Ribs, 800g Woodfired Grilled Rack Of Lamb. The bundle also includes a hearty vegetable platter of asparagus, carrots, roasted potatoes and white corn that will help to balance out the richness of the meatness and together, the whole bundle is more then able to feed a party of 7 to 8 individuals!

To add on to the festive experience, the Ondeh Ondeh Log Cake promises to be a show-stopping centrepiece at the dinner table with its shredded coconut topping giving off a frosty appearance that is reminiscent of actual snow. This 1KG cake will invoke a taste of nostalgia with soft Pandan Sponge, fragrant Kaya Cream and Gula Mlaka Coconut- bringing a local touch to the festivities.

Christmas Bundles and log cakes are available for pre-order and delivery Online  *Pre-orders are required 5 days in advance, the last order pre-order date is on 19th December.

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