Hot! Where to eat in Singapore in November 2023

CONTENT: Michelle Ng

This month, we see seasonal ingredients on autumnal menus and guest shifts in a renowned wagyu restaurant and at the dive bar hangout in Amoy. One of Singapore’s popular live music bars is also serving up an all-new Mod-Sin menu inspired by local favourites to the soundtrack of a live band, not to mention a new all-day dining establishment in one of Singapore’s luxury hotels.



Fresh from its recent revamp, Mandarin Oriental Singapore opens its newest all-day dining destination restaurant, Embu which officially replaces the previous Melt Café.

The new interior mimics the lush greenery and canopy of an indoor botanic garden with Peranakan black and white tiles that pays homage to Singapore’s rich heritage and in line with the rest of the hotel’s theme. The buffet restaurant has communal tables and an outdoor terrace for the grill and wood-fired pizza stations.

Savour epicurean delights and other cuisines at their culinary stations like freshly shucked Pacific oysters, their signature Singapore Laksa with scallop and King Prawns, Tandoori Chicken, and Chilli Crab Pizza. Embu is open everyday, with an enticing spread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a lavish Sunday Champagne Brunch to look forward to.

Embu is located at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039797. Open daily from 6.30am-10.30am, 12-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm.

Parliament Bar

Parliament Bar

The dive-bar inspired drinking hole is celebrating its 1st year anniversary with good music and a refreshed titillating cocktail menu. Aside from classic American cocktails, there is a range of cheeky cocktails inspired by American pop culture and music. 88 Miles Per Sour takes inspiration from the iconic Sci-Fi film ‘Back To The Future’ for a light, cloudy yet citrusy take on the Old Fashioned with Brown Butter Fat Washed Maker’s Mark Bourbon. The Bullet Train is best described as a floral highball, with Suntory Chita Whiskey and sparkling earl grey tea, while the unpronounceable Quixoticelixer is a Mezcal based cocktail with basil and lime, and topped with mango pearls. November will also see two guest shifts at the bar, with Nikita Mateev (Old Man Hong Kong) on 7 November and Chloe Rose on 8 November to show off their mixology prowess.

Parliament Bar is located at 18 Teck Lim Rd, #02-01, Singapore 088390. Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 5pm – 12am.


Fat Cow

Head Chef Shingo Iijima shines the spotlight on the exquisite Hida Wagyu beef with a limited edition only omakase.

Hida Beef is a title given to only the highest quality beef raised in Gifu, and is known for its bright pink color marked with gorgeous snow-white marbling. Every cut of Hida Beef – regardless if it’s the chunk or the flank – is tender and juicy. The Hida Wagyu Omakase Special is only available from 15-30 November 2023, and is inspired by the autumnal vibes of a traditional Japanese garden. Look forward to a traditional Obon with Saikyo miso-marinature wagyu and other Gifu delights like Ayu Sweetfish and Simmered Octopus, Wara Smoked Wagyu Sashimi, and the Wagyu Watercress Shabu.

Fat Cow is located at 1 Orchard Boulevard #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649. Open daily from 12-3pm and 6-10.30pm.



Autumn marks cooler weather – which would explain all the recent rain here – and also conincidentlaly marks truffle season in Japan.

IPPUDO’s seasonal launch for autumn is the Tanrei Truffle Shio Ramen, a clear chicken broth seasoned with their Original Kaeshi Sauce, truffle salt, and truffle oil for simple yet comforting meal. Other new additions include Gyu Otsu Miso Nikomi, beef entrails with white miso paste and konnyaku, Satsuma Age, Japanese fried fish cakes with Hijiki seaweed and bishoga red ginger, and the exciting Spicy Tako Karaage, where chopped octopus is fried to crispy and served with creamy mayo

IPPUDO Singapore outlets are at Raffles City, Mandarin Gallery, Mohamed Sultan, Westgate, Shaw Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Tanjong Pagar, The Star Vista, and i12 Katong.


Timbre Signatures

Singapore’s favourite live bar has rebranded its flagship outlet at The Arts House to Timbre Signatures, along with a whole new Mod-Sin menu and exciting cocktails.

The menu is inspired by a fusion of cuisines, with a strong Singapore flavour just like the live music. Must-trys include the Kaya Croissant with Seared Foie Gras, an elevated version of your morning kaya toast but with seared foie gras, a truffle mash potato and soft boiled eggs, and an espresso martini, the juicy Char-grilled Pork Satay, and the Reversed Roasted Duck Popiah, which is a bite-sized version of Timbre’s renowned duck pizza but without the carbs. Aside from the classic Singapore Sling, the cocktails are also inspired by local flavours, like the Bugis Pirates, a spice-infused rum that pays homage to the spice trade history, and No Chili, Tak Shiok!, a surprisingly refreshing raspberry-infused vodka with chili padi.

Timbre Signatures is located at 1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04 The Arts House, 179429. Open from Monday – Thursday, 5pm-12am and Friday – Saturday from 5pm-1am, closed on Sundays.

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