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#savefnbsg: 6 exciting new restaurants to try in August 2021


From Peruvian cuisine to mod-Japanese fare, it’s time to indulge in some of the hottest new menus this month, whether at home or in a restaurant (when on-site dining is allowed again)

These restaurants have bravely opened in recent months, but have faced evolving restaurant rules and restrictions. On-site dining may not be permitted at this time, but restaurants are still open and available for take-out and deliveries. They’re proof that you can still throw a tantalizing feast even at home, whether it’s a date, a noisy family dinner or a birthday party.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit them in person, here is your chance to try their menus at home first. It’s a tantalizing taste of what’s to come; once they reopen you can expect a full dining experience. Remember to book in advance.

Basque cuisine

Its new location in the iconic Fullerton Waterboat House marks a new chapter for the Basque restaurant and Michelin-starred chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive. It’s a beautiful space that marries rusticism with modern sophistication where diners can enjoy a more immersive experience.

The pintxo bar and lounge welcome with an extensive drink list and a diverse selection of light snacks, while the main dining room teases the palate with a semi-open kitchen fitted with two custom-designed Josper grills. Get picturesque views of Fullerton’s waterfront while enjoying an extensive menu of carefully selected Basque produce, premium Japanese seasonal ingredients, and on-site aged beef – premium cuts of Australian and Japanese wagyu dry aged for at least 45 days.

In the meantime, taste classic Basque dishes here, available for delivery and to take away. We suggest the sharing sets for two or four which include Iberian pork ribs marinated slowly in honey and ham croquetas.

Basque Kitchen is at 3 Fullerton Rd, # 02-01 / 02/03, Fullerton Waterboat House.

Canchita Peruvian Cuisine

Canchita Peruvian Cuisine recently welcomed guests to its brand new space in Dempsey Hill. Start with Canchita’s signature dishes – go with the addictive Patacones for crispy plantain crackers served with avocado guacamole as well as the Arroz Con Mariscos, a crayfish and seafood rice mixed with Peruvian panca pepper, crab butter, white wine and tomatoes.

Discover the delivery and take-away menu here. Must-haves are classic Peruvian ceviches, Arroz Chaufa (Cantonese-Peruvian fried rice) and Aji de Gallina (traditional Peruvian chicken and yellow chili stew).

Canchita is at 9A Dempsey Road.

Casa Restaurant


Located in the upscale district of Chijmes, the Casa restaurant is run by chef Remy Lefebvre and essentially reflects the chef’s relationship with nature and products while focusing on his preferred method of wood-fired cooking. This involves smoked and savory dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients, including aged meats and seafood, as shown on menus like the four-course discovery and the six-course experience.

Savor dishes like Palermo Pepper which serves Sicilian peppers with Muhamara sauce and gluten-free croutons, as well as hamachi which features old hamachi fish Рgrilled before being served with lemon puree, a hint of sauce and kampot rice saut̩ed in sofrito sauce. The desserts are also quite experimental, so come with an open mind.

Taste the dishes on the menu for delivery and take-out here. Casa @ Home offers convenient packages such as the Living Set (for four people) which includes Iberian Joselito ham, a Freres Marchand cheese platter, Starterlab sourdough bread and a bottle of wine.

Casa Restaurant is at # 01-20, Chjimes, 30 Victoria Street.

Dopo Theater

Dopo Teatro, which means ‘after the theater’ in Italian, is a great option for theatergoers to grab a bite to eat after watching a captivating performance at Esplanade. Remember the spectacular spectacle of antipasti like Japanese oysters from Sakoshi Bay and flambéed sake mussels that feature a blend of Japanese and Italian flavors. As for pizzas, try the hand-stretched Verde which is topped with generous slices of mortadella, bocconcini, toasted pistachio and arugula.

Available for take out and delivery here. We suggest the Stay Home Special which includes a choice of two courses, one pizza, three sides and one dessert.

Dopo Theater is at # 01-11 Esplanade Mall.

IKO

IKO

This upscale restaurant opened earlier this year in April with a lot of buzz, thanks to its original mod-Japanese creations. Its space in Neil Road can be small but cozy (and you could say, sometimes noisy), awash in neon lights and funky murals.

The menu is available for take out and delivery here. Try the Luxe Box for your stay at home. This exclusive delivery features aromatic truffle rice alongside airy ingredients such as Hokkaido Bafun Uni, Torched Hokkaido Scallops, Ikura, and Torched Botan Ebi. Add a little Iberian plum and asari sake and you have a tasty and decadent spread.

IKO is at 65 Neil Road.

Nae: uh

Naeum

If you’re tired of the usual Korean barbecues, ramyeon, and gojuchang chicken, head to Nae: um on Telok Ayer Street. Chef Louis Han’s cozy restaurant offers contemporary Seoul cuisine inspired by memories of his youth in South Korea and his work abroad. The result is a mix of old and new – familiar yet innovative dishes with nuanced and layered flavors.

Special boxes are available for take out or delivery from Monday to Saturday. Try the sumptuous Bansang set (for one) including nine dishes and a homemade chung fizz drink, or the signature Uni Somyeon with Somyeon kit (for two).

Nae: uh is at 161 Telok Ayer Street.


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