Taiwanese Café, Typhoon Café Opens Second Outlet in Bugis+ with new Typhoon Cocktail series starting from 18 January

 


2020 has been a year of staying grounded and canceled holiday plans for most of us and while we may feel restless, itching to cross borders, Typhoon Café has taken the lead to transport us to Taiwan. It has recently opened its second outlet in Bugis+, with its interior simulating a hole-in-the-wall cafe along Taiwan’s quaint Fujian Cafe Street. 

In conjunction with the opening, Typhoon Café will be launching a new Typhoon Cocktail series for diners to enjoy a sip (or three) of their favorite bubble tea with alcohol! At $14.90++, have your pick from 11 new drinks with alcohol selections such as Gin, Vodka, Kahlua, and more.

A crowd-pleaser is its Spiked Pearl Milk Tea; featuring the quintessential home-brewed Taiwanese milk tea with chewy tapioca pearls and top it off with a choice of vodka or sweet Kahlua. Another must-try is the Sweet Gin; a spinoff of Typhoon Café’s ever-popular Sweet Potato Fresh Milk, now topped with a dash of Gin. 

Cocktail enthusiasts can opt for the Tropical Passion Fruit Vodka or the Majestic Gin with Mango Peach; both featuring a fruity tea base, assorted fruits complemented with vodka or gin. These drinks will be available in both Bugis+ and Plaza Singapura outlets from 18 January 2021.

A Slice of Taiwan in Our Little Red Dot
Its name “台风” (which also means Typhoon) is an abbreviation of “台湾风味” which means Taste of Taiwan and it aims to do exactly that – bring a slice of Taiwan to our little red dot. Its casual unpretentious restaurant is perfect for Taiwanese food lovers; one no longer has to endure “夜市” crowds and compromise sleep to get a Taiwan food fix. Its menu comprises flavors of Taiwan from ‘lu rou fan’, oyster omelet, and sweet potato porridge set to its obsession for artisan fruit teas, bubble milk teas, and intricately made desserts such as its soufflé creations. 

To celebrate the new outlet opening, Typhoon Café is having an opening promotion where Citibank cardholders get to enjoy 1-for-1 Dessert of the Day from now till 31 March 2021.

Diners can have a taste of Typhoon Café’s fluffy, cottony clouds with its soufflé pancakes. With their own take of the famed jiggly desserts, they offer Taiwanese-flavoured soufflés (each at $17.90++) such as Soufflé Stackers with Taiwan Milk Tea & Bubble that comes with milk tea ice cream, chewy tapioca pearls, and milk cream; and Soufflé Stackers with Taro, Bubble, Red Bean & Green Tea Sauce served with vanilla ice cream, taro balls, sweet potato balls, matcha balls, tapioca pearls, red beans, and on the side, green tea sauce.


Another must-try is its Hell Valley Chocolate Volcano ($16.90++) - sounds exciting already! This video-worthy dessert is brought to life when liquid nitrogen is poured into the chocolate volcano for a smoky effect accompanied by chocolate “lava” sauce which completes the oozing hot look. Playing a supporting role is the unique blondie (vanilla brownie), fresh fruits, Oreo crumbles, and vanilla ice cream which go perfectly with the chocolate volcano bites.


Typhoon Café Bugis+ Opening Promotion
1-FOR-1 Dessert of the Day for Citibank cardholders from now till 31 March 2021!

Terms and Conditions:
- The Offer is valid from Monday to Thursday, from 4th January 2021 to 31st March 2021, both dates inclusive.
- Payment must be charged to a Citibank credit/debit card in a single receipt to enjoy the promotion.
- The Offer is valid at the Bugis outlet only.
- Item of equal or lower value will be complimentary.
- Dessert of the Day subject to changes; depending on the kitchen’s availability. Please speak with staff on duty to find out more.
- Prevailing GST and service charges still apply.
- The Promotion is not valid on Public Holiday, Special Occasions (e.g. Mother’s Day), and their respective eves.
- Limited to 1 redemption per card, per bill, per table, per party, and per occasion. Diners from the same party are not allowed to split bills and/or tables.
- Valid for dine-in only, not applicable for private events, take-away, or bookings of more than 8 pax.
- The Offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions, discounts, offers, dining apps, or any other credit/debit card privileges.

Bugis+
Address: 201 Victoria Street #04-08 Singapore 188087
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11.30am - 9:30pm
Seating capacity: 58 seats

Plaza Singapura
Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #04-63/67, Singapore  238839 
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11.30am - 9.30pm, Saturday to Sunday: 11.00am - 9.30pm (Last order at 9.15pm)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TyphoonCafe 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creativeeateries/  



RE&S Enterprises Launches Japanese-style Chinese New Year Specialities, Including Its First-ever Japanese Pen Cai

 



Hosting a reunion dinner or Chinese New Year feast? Add a Japanese flair to your Chinese New Year with RE&S Enterprises, whose stable of F&B concepts include Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, Sushi-GO, Shimbashi Soba, Kuriya Dining, and Kuriya Japanese Market! RE&S is a multi-concept owner of more than 70 F&B outlets in Singapore and Malaysia that aim to provide an authentic Japanese dining experience.

The marquee dish is the Group’s first-ever Japanese Treasure Pot (S$188, serves 4-5pax), which features a splendid array of premium ingredients, including whole abalone, sashimi-grade scallops from Hokkaido, snow crab leg meat, prawn, homemade Japanese chashu, homemade chicken roulade with cabbage and spinach, kamaboko fish cake and shiitake mushroom. The superior stock is boiled for hours using fresh ingredients to create a light and comforting, yet slurp-worthy taste, and the one-pot dish is topped with gold leaves for a touch of sophistication. The Japanese Treasure Pot is available online exclusively via the festive e-stores of Ichiban Boshi, Ichiban Sushi, and Kuriya Japanese Market.



Five Guys opens its second Singapore store at Serangoon NEX Create the burger of your dreams with over 250,000 possible combinations

In response to the fervor and support from Singapore, Five Guys is proud to announce its second store here, following its debut at Plaza Singapura at Dhoby Ghaut. Spanning an area of over 2500 square feet with 73 seats, the newest store located at Serangoon Central’s NEX opens its doors on 11 January 2021.


Make it your own
Known for its highly customizable menu, Five Guys hopes to encourage customers to build the
burger or sandwich of their dreams by exploring different combinations and taste profiles based on
their unique preferences. Five Guys offers 15 free toppings including an in-house mayo recipe
created exclusively for Five Guys by Heinz. As such, there are approximately 250,000
combinations one can choose from.


Besides your classic cheeseburger and bacon burger, one can opt for a BLT (bacon, lettuce,
tomato) sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, and veggie sandwich. 


Customers may also enjoy their burgers in a lettuce wrap or bowl if they want to do without the bun.



Likewise, Five Guys milkshakes can also be tailored to specific tastes with its 10 free mix-ins
including peanut butter, salted caramel, banana, and even applewood smoked bacon.



When it comes to flavor amplitude (balance of flavors and fullness), less is more. Five Guys is the leader in the Fast Casual Burger segment and has built its brand by focusing on freshness and
quality.
There are five universally accepted basic tastes in the human palate: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and
umami. Umami is the protein, full-bodied taste that one might encounter in the likes of chicken
soup, cured meat, fish stock, aged cheese, soy sauce, mushrooms, or seaweed. Umami adds
body.

Five Guys targets every single one of these tastes:
● Salty – Applewood smoked bacon
● Sweet – Proprietary bread recipe baked fresh and delivered to the store daily, slightly
sweeter than most buns
● Sour – Mount Olive Pickle Company pickles and pickle relish, perfect for burgers and hot
dogs
● Bitter – Lettuce, green peppers, and other fresh produce that’s cut and chopped in store
● Umami – 100% beef burgers and dogs, mushrooms, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese

Five Guys Secret Menu?
Legend has it that Five Guys has a “secret menu” but the truth is, it’s nothing more than being
creative about what one orders.
Can’t take the heat? Have grilled jalape ñ os. Bored of the same condiments? Complete the sauce
trifecta by combining ketchup, mayo, and relish! Want some extra cheese? Go ahead, it’s free!
Some combination highlights include The Bunless Burger Bowl or the Windy City-approved
Chicago Dog with tomato, relish, pickles, hot sauce, mustard, and green peppers. Or make it your
own, the possibilities are endless!


It’s all about freshness and quality
Without any freezer, timer, or microwave in the kitchens, all burgers and fries are made fresh daily.
All crew members undergo extensive training to be able to cook the fries and beef patties to the
ideal doneness.
Five Guys’ commitment to sourcing quality ingredients and delivering a consistently great
experience is what differentiates the brand. The bread, which is a Five Guys’ proprietary item, is
baked fresh in a local bakery. Potatoes are cut fresh daily, soaked in an ice bath to remove the
starch, and double-fried in pure peanut oil to create the firm outside and ‘mashed-potato’ inside
that Five Guys fries are known for.

Five Guys NEX Store
Address: 23 Serangoon Central, NEX, #B1-41/42/43, Singapore 556083
Opening times: 11am to 10pm everyday
Website: https://www.fiveguys.sg/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fiveguyssg
Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/fiveguyssingapore/


White Restaurant Welcomes Chinese New Year with Auspicious Set Menus

 

White Restaurant’s Chinese New Year Dishes

Prosperity Abalone Yusheng

There is no better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than by bonding over a delicious reunion feast, and even more so in 2021 as we welcome a refreshing new start with friends and family. White Restaurant (also fondly known as ‘The Original Sembawang White Beehoon’ Restaurant) is ringing in the Year of the Ox with auspicious offerings at its six outlets islandwide. The restaurant has lined up an ensemble of auspicious feasts from 29 January to 26 February 2021. Special festive menus are created for all types of gatherings, from intimate meals for 4 persons (prices start from $238++) to bigger celebratory get-togethers of 8 persons (prices start from $518++).



Ah Ge Li Nanxing launches his signature Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam exclusively at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress

 

Good news for all fans of Li Nanxing’s Ah Ge Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam Croissant! After a successful launch of Ah Ge’s Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam croissants at Bakers & Co. at Taste Gourmet Market, we heard your demands from across the island. Due to popular demand, Ah Ge’s Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam will be having its first exclusive launch at Cheers and FairPrice Xpress outlets in a Limited Edition signed bottled version on 9 January! The blue signed bottles are limited to only 10,000 bottles!



Legendary Chefs Lee Chiang Howe of Huat Kee and Wong Kwan Sang of Kam's Roast Collaborate for the First Time to Present the Kam's Roast Prosperity Treasure Pot

Enjoy the best of both worlds — Hong Kong-style roasts as well as Teochew-style seafood delicacies in one pot!


Chinese New Year 2021 is already gearing up to be a fabulous one! Legendary chefs Lee Chiang Howe and Wong Kwan Sang have announced they are collaborating to present the exquisite Kam’s Roast Prosperity Treasure Pot! The star ingredients of this pot are Kam’s Roast’s signature roasts and Huat Kee’s famous fish maw and abalone. Only 500 sets of the treasure pot are available, so get them before stocks run out!

The pot is beautifully arrayed with luxurious ingredients including Kam’s Roast’s signature Roast Duck and  Roast Pork, Chestnut, Fried Fish Maw, Dried Fish Maw, Shiitake Mushrooms, XL size Dried Oyster, Premium Black Moss, and Australian Abalone. They are all soused in a premium golden broth made using a secret recipe which includes pork bones and chicken. Boiled for over 16 hours, the broth packs a rich and flavourful punch. This is an auspicious dish that will bless you and your family with luck, wealth, and longevity all year round! 



Fatburger and Buffalo’s Launches its 5th Outlet at The Star Vista

 


Hollywood’s favorite burger joint, Fatburger is excited to announce the launch of its newest outlet at The Star Vista on 17 December 2020. Coming right up on the tails of its world’s first lifestyle concept store that was officially opened earlier in November at Orchard Cineleisure: Fatburger currently boasts five stores in Singapore since its inaugural inception in 2017. Diners can expect Fatburger’s full range of signature thick burgers, juicy buffalo wings, and hand-scooped ice cream milkshakes to be transported to the City of Angles!

Rising up amidst a pandemic, Fatburger opened three new outlets in quick succession this year. A trailblazer and innovator, the Halal-certified fast-casual restaurant is headed up by Chief Executive Officer of Deelish Brands, Mohamed “Moe” Ibrahim who wears many hats – an American businessman, hotelier, and restauranteur. Switching tracks from Finance and Asset Management to become a serial F&B entrepreneur, Mr. Ibrahim is taking Halal cuisine where no one has gone before with the mission to “bring the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest-growing restaurant brands to Southeast Asia,” starting with Fatburger.



5 Mee Rebus stalls to try in Singapore!

Mee Rebus which directly translates to “boiled noodles” in English is a Malay noodle dish that is thickened with potatoes. It is a popular dish here in Singapore and is usually topped with hard-boiled egg, spring onions, beansprouts, crispy fried shallots. I have tried 5 Muslim stalls and compiled them into a list. All of them are Muslim owned, thus halal. enjoy~




For Boston Lobster Egg Noodles and Lobster Fettuccine - Jade restaurant at Fullerton Hotel and Oso Ristorante at Oasia Downtown

Had such a great stay at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore last year. I had $120 dining credits and I chose to eat at the Jade restaurant. The restaurant is so pretty with garden motifs featuring flora and birds which gave the restaurant oriental elements. The light pastel blue combine with the chic elegance of the white and green palette creates a heavenly haze of warmth and softness also reflecting the name of the restaurant. Love it! Their specialty is authentic Cantonese cuisine.


I ordered the Simmered egg noodles with Boston Lobster and X.O sauce ($42). This is one of the best Lobster I have had so far! In Hong Kong, many restaurants serve noodles with braised lobster too. The Lobster is first deep-fried then simmered with prawn head oil, pork lard, and garlic for the fragrance and flavor. No wonder the meat is soft and so flavorful. The texture is almost the melt in the mouth kind. So good!!!! I would have preferred the noodles to be firmer though. 



I also ordered the Braised fish maw and crab meat in Superior chicken broth ($18). Omg, there's so much maw and meat inside. The broth had such a good viscous consistency.


Address: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Opening Hours: 11.30 am–3 pm
6.30 pm –10.30 pm

Oso Ristorante Singapore is an Italian Leisurely Fine-Dine Restaurant. They are originally at Tanjong Pagar, but shifted to Bukit Pasoh afterward and has returned to Tanjong Pagar on the 27th floor of Oasia Downtown in 2017. I had dinner there during my stay at Oasia Downtown. The decor there is kind of a classic-meets-contemporary design which was very beautiful. 


CIOPPINO Prawns 🦐 Bisque, Tomato, Orange Zest
Cioppino is a tomato-based broth, omg this one was umami-packed. Taste-wise and fragrance 💯 


FETTUCCINE Lobster 🦞 , San Marzano Tomatoes, Basil
With a rich and sweet tomato sauce, chunks of San Marzano tomatoes, and fork-tender lobster meat, this pasta was so good!



The dessert at Oso Ristorante Singapore was very well-done as well! I ordered the MIELE which was a Honey Beetroot Cake with Caramelized Red Wine. The cake was moist and warm with a subtly sweet and red wine taste. so good!!!!!


Address: 100 Peck Seah St, 27th Floor Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore 079333
Opening Hours: 12 pm –2:30 pm, 6 pm –10:30 pm



The Original Sembawang White Beehoon from White Restaurant Gets A Deluxe Update with Truffle This Christmas

Indulge in the new Truffle White Beehoon — which combines White Restaurant’s signature dish with premium, earthy truffle oil — and delectable festive sets for every Christmas celebration


Having originated from a humble hawker stall in 1999, White Restaurant has since grown into a stalwart in Singapore’s food scene, beloved both at home and abroad. This Christmas, the homegrown brand brings a deluxe update to its signature Original White Beehoon and introduces some festive set meals for your holiday feasting pleasure.

Just in time for Christmas, White Restaurant introduces the new Truffle White Beehoon (small: $12, medium: $18). Fans of The Original Sembawang White Beehoon will recognize White Restaurant’s inimitable homemade broth, which is now given an extra dimension thanks to the earthy aroma of premium truffle oil that’s been infused into the sauce. It’s a dish that’s both nostalgic and luscious: the perfect holiday indulgence. 

The new Truffle White Beehoon is available as an ala carte dish for delivery/collection at  order.whiterestaurant.com.sg and dine-in at all outlets from now until 17 January 2021.

Planning for your upcoming Christmas feasts? You’ll be glad to know about White Restaurant’s new Festive Mini Buffet Sets and Festive Mini Sets that are perfect for families and groups of all (socially distanced) sizes — best of all, they all include White Restaurant’s new Truffle White Beehoon.


Festive Mini Buffet Sets 
For large families and groups of 10pax, they offer festive Mini Buffet Sets. Choose from:
Festive Merriments Set
Happy Holidays Set
Jolly Christmas Set

First up is the Festive Merriments Set ($195.52). Guests will be able to try the very best of White Restaurant with this set, which starts off with the Sambal Lala that will have you reaching for more and the classic Stir-Fried Egg Tofu with Mix Seafood. There’s also the crispy Signature Fried Wings, fan-favorite Sweet and Sour Pork, a savory serving of Baby Kailan with Oyster Sauce and Garlic, and a hearty helping of Stir-Fried Sliced Fish with Ginger & Onion.

Seafood lovers will want to go for the Happy Holidays Set ($228.52), which comes with fiery pan-fried Sambal Prawns, crackling Deep-fried Sweet, and Sour Fish, and White Restaurant’s beloved Signature Meat and Seafood Roll. You’ll also get to enjoy their Stir-Fried Egg Tofu with Mix Seafood, a helping of Stir-Fried Plum Sauce Chicken that’s made with a special in house recipe, and a very healthy serving of Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms. 

For the ultimate indulgence, go for the Jolly Christmas Set ($250.80). You’ll be treated to a plethora of traditional favorites, including the addictive Wok Fried Chicken in Chef’s Special Sauce, the ultra-comforting Homemade Soy Tofu with Minced Pork, and golden, perfectly fried Cereal Prawns. The set also includes a plate of White Restaurant’s spicy Sambal Lala clams and their beloved Sweet & Sour Pork. Other traditional favorites you’ll get with this set include the Signature Meat and Seafood Roll and the savory Baby Kailan with Oyster Sauce and Garlic. 

To add a sparkle to your table, White Restaurant will be gifting a FREE Panettone (worth $28.24) with every festive Mini Buffet Set purchase. These festive Mini Buffet Sets are only available for delivery/collection at minibuffet.whiterestaurant.com.sg from now until 1 January 2021.

Festive Mini Sets
Smaller groups and families aren’t left out of the festivities either. White Restaurant’s curated festive Mini Sets are packed with some of their best sellers: for couples, go for the 2 Pax Set (Delivery: $51.26, Takeaway & Dine-in: $46.60), which contains the special Truffle White Beehoon, Original White Beehoon, Salted Egg Sotong, and Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves. The 2 Pax Set also comes with two complimentary cans of Heaven and Earth Green Tea.

Larger families and groups can opt for the 4-5 Pax Set (Delivery: $71.94, Takeaway and Dine-in: $65.40), which comes with both the Truffle and Original White Beehoon, Homemade Soy Tofu with Minced Pork, Signature Fried Wings and Salted Egg Sotong. It also comes with 5 complimentary cups of Udders Dark Chocolate Ice Cream (U.P. $24.75) — the perfect way to end off a sumptuous meal! 

These festive Mini Sets are available for delivery/collection at order.whiterestaurant.com.sg and for dine-in at all outlets excluding YouHuak Main Store from now until 1 January 2021. Prices quoted for the mini sets are with exception of the Sun Plaza outlet, where 2pax Mini Set and 4-5pax Mini Set are available at $41.80 & $58.60 respectively for dine-in and takeaway.

Festive Promotions 
The first 50 customers to check out on their Festive Mini Buffet Sets will receive a free bottle of DB Family Selection Merlot (worth $52.01). Simply apply the code ‘FIRST50’ to the cart to enjoy the offer. 


Every order of a Festive Mini Buffet Set will also come with a complimentary panettone (worth $28.24). 

Terms & Conditions:
White Restaurant Mini Buffet Catering festive sets are available for pre-order until 30 December 2020. 
Delivery/Self-Collection of White Restaurant Mini Buffet Catering festive sets starts from 1 December 2020 to 1 January 2021.
White Restaurant Mini Buffet Catering Festive Sets are packed in ready-to-serve boxes and will be delivered with disposable cutleries in a thermal bag.
White Restaurant Mini Buffet Sets orders to need to be placed at least 2 days in advance and orders placed after 5pm will be considered as the next day’s order.
Delivery fee of $20 applies to all Mini Buffet Catering Set orders and will be reflected in the final bill before check-out.
White Restaurant Mini Sets are available online at order.whiterestaurant.com.sg and at all outlets excluding YouHuak Main Store.
Delivery is not available to offshore islands such as Sentosa and Jurong Island.
All menu items are subject to availability and may be changed without prior notice.
Prices quoted are subject to prevailing government taxes and service charge where applicable.
Images are for illustrative purposes only.
Other terms and conditions apply.