Hyde & Co
Cosy English-themed Hyde & Co, which opened on Saturday, offers something different from many a hipster cafe: crumpets.
The yeasted griddle cakes (from $5.50 for two) are made in-house and star in many dishes on the menu. Lunch items ($8.90 to $15.90) include the signature Lady Hyde, a take on the classic Croque Madame with brioche, honey baked ham, pineapple and cheddar sprinkled with dried shrimp sambal, topped with a sunny side up egg; and Caesar's Salad with bak kwa bits.
For weekend brunch, try the Gula Gula ($12.90), three crumpets with gula melaka sauce and coconut flakes. Or if you are really hungry, opt for The Full Works ($17.90), which includes scrambled eggs, grilled cheese portobello mushroom, bratwurst and crumpet. In true English fashion, have a pot of tea ($6.50) - there are more than 45 options to choose from.
Where: 785 North Bridge Road
Open: 9am to 6pm (Wednesday to Monday)
Info: Call +65 9369-4369 or go to www.facebook.com/hydeandcompany
Drizzle and Frost
The craze for cupcakes continues unabated and there is a new place to get them: Drizzle and Frost. Highlights include Rochertella, a chocolate cupcake with a Nutella filling and frosting, topped with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate; Rose Red Velvet; Carrot Speculoos with a carrot-cake base; and Earl Grey Lavender. Prices start at $4 for one.
Where: Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link, 01-09
Open: Noon to 7pm (weekday), noon to 3pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday
Modern American steakhouse Sear opens on Wednesday at nightlife destination 50RP in the heart of the Central Business District.
Signature steaks include the Canadian Western Countries Cross Angus (lady's cut tenderloin, 180g, $66 or gentleman's cut tenderloin, 250g, $78); Wakanui Hormone Free 21-Days Aged NZ Hereford Cattle (sirloin steak, 300g, $88); and Australian Angus Jacks Creek Wagyu, 450-days grain-fed OP Rib (1kg, $182, serves two). For those looking to splurge, there is the Certified Kobe Ribeye (2kg, A4 grading) with 200g Beluga Imperial Caviar Surf & Turf that costs $6,000.
Where: Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, 45-01/02
Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6 to 11pm (weekday), 6 to 11pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call +65 6221-9555 or go to www.50rp.com.sg
Tim Ho Wan
Have dimsum round the clock at Hong Kong restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan's sole 24-hour outlet, in Kallang Avenue. Besides the regular menu, it also serves breakfast, with popular mainstays such as Baked Bun with BBQ Pork; Pan Fried Carrot Cake; and Congee with Lean Pork with Century Egg & Salted Egg; as well as new item Fried Glutinous Rice with dried shrimps and mushrooms. The supper menu (from $3.50) features beef brisket and tendon noodles; pork and vegetable wonton with noodles; and garlic fried fish skin.
Where: Lavender Aperia, 12 Kallang Avenue, 01-01/02/03
Open: Breakfast: 6 to 10am (Monday to Saturday); Regular menu: 10am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday), 6am to 10pm (Sunday and public holiday); Supper menu: 10pm to 6am daily
Info: www.timhowan.com or www.facebook.com/timhowan
This article was first published on November 9, 2014.
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