More than six months into the coronavirus pandemic, F&B businesses across the island are reopening their doors, some by making unprecedented forays into brick-and-mortar and others by diving headfirst into home-based businesses.
Here’s a round-up of the restaurants, cafes and hawkers that opened their doors in September. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your area that we have missed, let us know at [email protected], or comment below.
Rochor/Little India: A casual family-style restaurant has arrived just a few minutes away from Rochor MRT station. Multi-cultural dishes such as satay, nasi lemak, mee soto, steamboat, pasta, pizza and even bubble tea are available from Love, Food Actually. 9 Perak Road, Singapore 208130
Newton: A new hawker specialising in Korean and Japanese food has emerged in once touristy Newton Food Centre. There’s more than a dozen dishes on the menu at Hanok Kitchen to choose from, with perennial favourites like army stew, bimbimbap, donburi, ramen available, along with an even bigger menu of sides. 500 Clemenceau Ave North, Newton Food Centre #01-80, Singapore 229495
Little India: What was once known as Tekka Mall is now called Tekka Place, and along with that, a new food destination called Xin Tekka. The brand new food hall in Little India has opened with a stellar line-up of local hawker legends, comeback restaurateurs, and new-generation food entrepreneurs. Within the hip confines of the food court are two halal stalls: Alhambra Satay of wildly popular Satay Club fame, and Da Boomz Delights which serves innovative apam balik. 2 Serangoon Road, Tekka Place Annex Building, #01–55/56/57/58/59, Singapore 218227
Tanjong Pagar: Beef-centric Japanese joint Gyunion has reopened at a new location in the CBD. Donburi and ramen featuring gyu (Japanese for beef) are the mainstays at this minimalistic Muji-esque eatery. Open weekdays only. Oxley Tower #02-03, 138 Robinson Road, Singapore 068906
Hougang: Four primary school friends open Brostern, a food stall in Ci Yuan Community Centre offering halal fusion western fare like chicken chop, pasta, and burgers at ultra affordable prices. Most of the items are priced at $5-$6 to enable people affected financially due to the pandemic to afford a meal. 51 Hougang Ave 9, #01-39 Ci Yuan Community Centre, Singapore 538776
Bedok: A pasar malam staple finds a permanent home in East Village. At The Original Pisang Keju, the popular banana fritter snack is reimagined as a cheese-loaded dessert and paired with ingredients like Nutella, Orea, butterscotch and more. The tiny storefront is the first storefront for the brand, which also sells its pisang goreng keju online. 430 Upper Changi Road, East Village Mall #01-15, Singapore 487048
Bedok: A third location of Ashes Burnnit, the restaurant-grade burger hawker from Golden Mile, opened in the east. Like at the burger joint’s other locations, perfectly grilled burgers are the focus here. 69 Bedok South Ave 3, Singapore 460069
Somerset: All-French-fries eatery Spuds opens in Orchard, serving unique flavours like nasi lemak and chilli crab. The restaurant is located in the basement of Midpoint Orchard, about 5 minutes walk from Somerset MRT Station. 220 Orchard Road, Midpoint Orchard #B1-07, Singapore 238852