Open for business: Tio Pepe Sherry Bar, Legendary Hong Kong, Tai-Parfait, Saboten, Bar Naked, Bread & Hearth


Opened last Friday, Asia's first Tio Pepe Sherry Bar is located at fine-dining restaurant and tapas bar UNA at One Rochester.

The bar offers tipples such as the Tio Pepe Fino Muy Seco (from $20 a glass), made with the Palomino grape varietal. It is a full-bodied, crisp, dry wine. For sweet wines, go for the Noe, made from the Pedro Ximenez grape varietal (from $28 a glass). The dessert wine has an aroma of figs, coffee and spices.

The sherry bar also offers bar bites from UNA's tapas bar. Items include marinated anchovies ($19) and octopus, Ratte potatoes and smoked paprika ($29).

Where: 1 Rochester Park

Open: 6pm to 1am (Tuesday to Saturday), closed on Monday

Info: Call 6773-0070 or e-mail


Legendary Hong Kong brings a taste of Cantonese cuisine to the west of Singapore. The restaurant offers more than 100 items on its menu, with signature dishes such as crispy pork belly ($12.80) and barbecued pork ($10.80).

For drinks, have the Hong Kong-style milk tea ($2.20 for hot, $2.80 for cold).

Where: 63 Jurong West Central 3, 03-80, Jurong Point 2 Shopping Centre

Open: 11am to 11pm daily. Opens from 8am to 11pm from Aug 11

Info: Call 6794-1335 or go to


Taiyaki is a Japanese pancake filled with sweet treats and this takeaway stall specialising in it originates from Yokohama. Some of the top-selling flavours include the Matcha & Azuki ($4.90, right), Hokkaido Soft Ice Cream ($5.90) and the Strawberry Chocolate ($4.90).

Where: 200 Victoria Street, B1-03A, Bugis Junction

Open: 10am to 10pm daily

Info: Go to


Japanese restaurant Saboten opens its third outlet at 313@Somerset. Items include the Iberico Loin Katsu ($28), featuring pork from acorn-fed black Iberian pigs, which has a better marbling. The dish is an opening special and is available only till the end of this month.

Another exclusive dish at the outlet is the Fried Jumbo Prawn Set ($26), which uses large wild black tiger prawn.

Where: 313 Orchard Road, B2-02/03, 313@Somerset

Open: 11.30am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6333-3432 or go to


Opened last month , the two-storey Bar Naked at Club Street serves cocktails and bar bites.

Some of the signature cocktails include Malt Jockey ($28), with Monkey Shoulder whisky, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters and Maraschino.

Bar bites include truffle fries ($16) and popcorn chicken ($14).

Where: 95 Club Street

Open: 5pm to 1am (Monday to Wednesday), 5pm to 3am (Thursday to Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: Call 9620-6719 or e-mail


This 30-seat bakery serves French pastries and bread. Items include Le Croissant ($2.80), Lemon Meringue Tart ($6) and Chaussons Au Pomme ($3.80), an apple turnover. Breads include ciabatta ($2.80), rustic baguette ($3) and Pan Au Tomate ($3.80).

Where: 18 Keong Saik Road

Open: 8am to 9.30pm daily

Info: Call 6534-7800 or e-mail

This article was first published on Aug 3, 2014.
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