Japan’s Afuri ramen – known for its yuzu-scented ramen topped with charcoal-grilled pork – open at Funan mall




Its entrance into Singapore is under food and beverage group Japan Foods Holding, which specialises in Japanese food brands. The group is best known for its Ajisen Ramen chain, along with other ramen brands such as Menya Musashi, Konjiki Hototogisu at Chijmes and the recently launched Karamen at 111 Somerset.

Besides its signature yuzu shio ramen, yuzu shoyu ramen, yuzu ratan ramen (a spicy version) and yuzu tsukemen, the expanded menu will have small plates options as well as gyoza.

The ramen’s light, delicate, yet flavourful yuzu broth is made with chicken, katsuobushi (bonito flakes), dried kombu (kelp) and vegetables.

Afuri is named after Mount Afuri in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture. According to its website, it first started in 2001, known as Zund-Bar, at the foot of Mount Afuri.

The Afuri brand then started in 2003, when it opened in Ebisu, Tokyo. Since then, it has expanded to 15 stores worldwide with locations including Lisbon, Portugal.


Afuri Ramen Singapore
Funan #B1-29 107 North Bridge Road Singapore 179105



MASA by Black Society Orchard Gateway

MASA is a Hong Kong Cantonese as well as Taiwanese slang for the word Master.
The word is very often used to describe a big corporate raider, big corporate investor. It may also be used to mean the master of the underworld triads – Black Society 黑社会
MASA is the master of Artisanal Dimsum.

From the traditional 4 heavenly kings of dimsum : Har Gau, Siu Mai, Feng Zao, Pai Guat, they evolve and bring Dimsum to a fun and creative dimension, bringing it from the ordinary to extraordinaire.

MASA by Black Society Orchardgateway OPENING PROMOTION Order signature #DimsumTasting Platter to go with 1-FOR-1 English Tea / Illy’s coffee.

Available all day including public holidays. * While stocks last. 📍Visit us @ MASA by Black Society 277, Orchard Road, #01-12/13/14, Orchardgateway, Singapore 238858


Free item applies to the lowest price item – For dine-in only – All prices are subject to prevailing service charges and government taxes – MASA by Black Society reserves the right to terminate or amend the promotion at its own discretion

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277, Orchard Road, #01-12/13/14, Orchardgateway

238858 Singapore
6243 7988








Taratata Brasserie | Authentic Regional French Classics

Taratata Brasserie is all about the freshest quality produce and ingredients prepared daily in true traditional French culinary style.

Into its’ ninth year 2019, Taratata Brasserie is introducing a delectable, revamped menu to cater to the relentless dining crowd in Singapore.

Step into the kitchen and you will find the friendly Chef and owner Bertrand Raguin cooking up a storm with his team.

Having lived in Singapore for 20 years, this Frenchman boasts an impressive international resume. His amiable disposition combined with his genuine passion and flair for re-creating classic French fare with distinctly decades old homemade traditional recipes, are central to the cuisine at Taratata Brasserie.
35A Keong Saik Road #01-01
Singapore 089142
TEL 6221 4506

First Fireless Kitchen in the New Funan Mall



Fireless Kitchen opened at Level 2 of the newly revamped Funan mall.

Chef-Owner Chef Sid leverages on his years of experience helming the kitchens of many five-star luxury hotels around the world and aspires to bring quality food to your daily meals at affordable prices.

Fireless Kitchen will be Singapore’s first ever hot kitchen without an open flame, primarily using sous vide techniques where ingredients are vacuum sealed and cooked in a water bath at a precise temperature to deliver consistently tasty, juicy and nutritious dishes.

Serving up healthy Western meals in its self-service 30-seater restaurant, Fireless Kitchen lets you customize your daily fix, pairing tastily marinated proteins with staples and companions. Its signature dish, the 12-Hours Sous Vide BBQ Pork Belly, pairs perfectly with the deliciously smooth Sweet Potato Mash, Sous Vide Balsamic Onion Confit.


Fireless Kitchen

109 North Bridge Road, #02-04 Funan,
Singapore 179097



Botany by Dazzling Café


Blending the best of the East and West cuisines, BOTANY aims to serve delectable original recipes in its most natural flavours.

With our passion and inspiration, BOTANY strives to offer a one-of-a-kind experience to our customers in a rejuvenating, friendly yet luxurious ambience.​


BOTANY takes on the challenge on making tasty food we love, healthy. We use only Himalayan Salt, imported Organic Pastas, high quality fresh produce such as air flown Australian grass fed beef, lamb, local poultry and etc.


#01-03, 86 Robertson Quay

Singapore 238245


Gaijin, a casual two-storey Japanese restaurant in King Albert Park Mall


Gaijin, a casual two-storey Japanese restaurant in King Albert Park Mall, with a menu of “native Japanese approved” Japanese soul food.
Go on a culinary adventure with mascot, Mac-san, through an original manga (Japanese comic) plastered on the restaurant walls as well as its menu of Japanese comfort food.

Expect classics like Gyudon and Tempura Udon presented anew with quality ingredients, such as buttery slices of angus short plate and black tiger prawns, alongside creative new takes on old-school tonkotsu ramen. With a lighter yet robust broth, the Kara Gaijin Tonkotsu Ramen offers up to three levels of spiciness with a homemade chilli paste. Another highlight is the Tori Katsu Curry Don where two styles of Japanese curry are combined, striking a balance between sweet and savory in every bite.

Accentuating the dining experience is a drinks menu of Orion Beer from Okinawa and sakes from Saito, Nanbubijin and more at affordable prices.

CURIOUS PALETTE | Presenting diverse and tantalising creations by Consultant Chef Desmond Shen, formerly from Magic Square


Prinsep Street’s resident café-restaurant Curious Palette will be unveiling a new menu with expanded offerings, including a host of sophisticated creations showcasing Asian sensibilities, following the café’s collaboration with Magic Square alumnus, Chef Desmond Shen. Helmed by the team behind Strangers’ Reunion, Curious Palette promises a satisfying dining experience; no matter the time of day, within the café’s intimate and cozy compound.


To start, Chef Desmond’s ‘Burnt Leek’ ($10.90) and ‘Sugarloaf Cabbage, Seaweed Butter’ ($12.90) are highly-recommended. The former highlights the humble leek, which is marinated in brown butter and lemon juice, then slow roasted over charcoal fire to draw out the vegetable’s natural sugars. The result is a charred log of leek – the burnt layer peeling away to reveal steaming slivers of the silky sweet allium. A buttermilk sauce speckled with emerald-green spring onion oil lend a slight tang and mellow onion flavour.

In the latter dish, sugarloaf cabbage is served with its golden-brown roasted side up, topped with a mix of toasted nuts, seeds, buckwheat, as well as crisp fried curry leaves for texture and a gentle whisper of spice. The cabbage is paired with a creamy emulsion of butter and seaweed, and a perfectly-poached egg harmonises these various components.

A refined version of curried cauliflower, ‘Fried Cauliflower, Fish Sauce Caramel’ ($11.90) is an addictive snack comprising battered and fried cauliflower florets dusted with curry powder, and complemented with a fragrant lemon emulsion made with whole lemons, which provides a tangy contrast to the luscious house-made savoury-sweet fish sauce caramel.


Curious Palette’s new mains span buns, pastas, and meaty plates with Asian-inspired touches. Chef Desmond incorporates ingredients such as belacan (fermented shrimp paste), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), and soy sauce, as well as harnesses the robust flavours of fermented, cured, and pickled foods to conjure a series of standout dishes.


Curious Palette’s indulgent pasta dishes are simply divine. The orange-hued ‘Prawn, Mentaiko Belacan Pasta’ ($18.90) comprises al dente pasta tossed in a heady sauce prepared with prawn and shallot oil, butter, and a hint of belacan. A trio of charcoal grilled tiger prawns and chilli powder complete the dish.


End the meal on a sweet and sentimental note with the café’s ‘Kaya, Coffee Butter’ ($9.50) – buttered and toasted white bread with a generous spread of kaya (coconut jam) made with gula melaka (palm sugar), and a thick slice of fridge-cold coffee butter. For the quintessential experience, dip the kaya toast in the accompanying saucer of sous vide egg and espresso shoyu (soy sauce).


Undoubtedly a choice spot for a cup of quality brew, Curious Palette boasts a team of champion baristas including the World Siphon Coffee Champion 2015, three-time Singapore National Barista Champion, three-time Singapore Latte Art Champion, and ASEAN Barista Champion 2013.

The café offers a comprehensive coffee menu of espresso-based cuppas and brews, using beans which have been meticulously sourced by the team from coffee farms around the world and roasted in-house. Inspired by a trip down under, Ryan introduced ‘Magic’ ($5.50); a punchy combination of double ristretto and milk, to the local café scene. Customers can also opt for the newly-introduced ‘Coconut Cold Brew’ ($6.90). Served chilled, this refreshing and smooth pick-me-up is a wellbalanced blend of cold-pressed coconut juice, coconut water, and filtered coffee.

Non-coffee drinkers can choose from a generous selection of refreshments such as tea lattes, specialty teas from local tea label, A.muse Projects, fresh juices, smoothies, craft beers, and wines.


Address 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667

Operating Hours Mon – Sun 9am – 10pm; Closed on Tue

Telephone 6238 1068

Seating Capacity 125

Payment Cash, Mastercard, NETS, Visa

Website https://www.strangersreunion.com/curious-palette

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CuriousPalette

Instagram @curiouspalette

Hashtag #curiouspalette

Ginger Restaurant PARKROYAL on Beach Road buffet menu Ocean’s Treasures


Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road presents Ocean’s Treasures which features an incredible spread of crustacean delights such as Snow Crab Leg, Grilled River Prawns, Singapore’s Chilli Crab alongside new creations like Baby Lobster in Sambal with Petai and Herbal Claypot Crab. The buffet line-up of signature offerings will run from now till 28 July 2019.

Embark on a tantalising crustacean journey with Ginger’s much-loved Singapore’s Chilli Crab with its aromatic wok-hei and its spicy sauce. Diners looking for a hearty indulgence will be thrilled by the new Baby Lobster in Sambal with Petai, cooked with fragrant and homemade chilli paste,  specially made by Executive Chef Vincent Aw, with petai, also commonly known as bitter beans. The Herbal Claypot Crab dish beautifully combines the succulent texture of crabs infused with locally sourced herbs.

Seafood-enthusiasts will be delighted by the Flower Clams, cooked prawns, Snow Crab Leg and more at the Seafood on Ice Station.

Meat-lovers are not forgotten! Ginger is pleased to introduce meat of the day as Sharwarma Chicken with condiments to accompany the mouth-watering cuts at the Carving Station. Look out for delightful market catch of the day as well!

Ginger’s house-made sambal sauces concocted from onions, chilli, limes, salted fish, provide one of the best complements to the barbecue delights. The restaurant’s popular staples such as Laksa or Mee SiamDIY Kueh Pie Tee and assorted Satays continue on the buffet line.


Pricing for Ocean’s Treasures



Saturdays and Sundays

12:00pm to 2:30pm

SGD58 per adult

SGD29 per child



Fridays to Sundays

6:00pm to 10:00pm

SGD68 per adult

SGD34 per child



NB: All prices are subject to 10% service charge (for dine-in) and GST unless otherwise stated. Food items on the buffet line are served on a periodic and rotational basis, to provide an all-new dining experience upon every visit.


For dining reservations or enquiries, please speak with us at 6505 5710 or email dining.prsin@parkroyalhotels.com.




99OldTrees Sukawa Durian Specialty Store Omakase Menu


Available from 6 June to 31 August 2019

99 Old Trees, a trusted retailer of quality durians, prides itself in offering only fresh durians which are delivered to the shop daily. For this year’s durian season, estimated to take place from 6 June to 31 August 2019, 99 Old Trees is pleased to introduce SukaWa, a first-of-its-kind ‘omakase’ style durian experience!

Perfect not only for durian aficionados, but also locals, tourists, and anyone who is adventurous, SukaWa is where all cravings will be satiated and burning questions answered. SukaWa is limited to up to two sessions per week, each lasting 45 minutes to an hour, for a maximum of eight persons. Durian experts will present at least six durian cultivars ranging from the wildly popular Mao Shan Wang to the rare Black Thorn, while guests savour unlimited portions of Mao Shan Wang or D24 durians (depending on availability), accompanied by homemade drinks and desserts, as well as plenty of humour. The session is priced at $60 per person.

The next round of SukaWa sessions will be held from 30 July till 15 August, every Tuesday, Wedesday and Thursday at 4pm.

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