From the man who started Cure and Butcher Boy, Chef Andrew Walsh presents his newest venture Bao Boy, elevating the simple steamed bao to new creative heights, playing with different Asian flavours, all without pretence. Some signature baos are the Pulled Pork Banh Mi Bao (pictured) using Iberico pork jowl and liver parfait topped with a dollop of sriracha, the vegetarian Chickpea Falafel Bao, the crowd favourite Fried Chicken & Cheese Bao, and the Lamb Bao. Wash it down with something from their selection of premium beers (including Suntory from Kyoto), or any of their Asian-inspired cocktails.
Address: 31 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059670
Telephone No.: +65 6226 1395
Operation time: Tues – Sat: 5pm – 12am
[Photo: Bao Boy]
Newly opened on the ground floor of Naza Tower, Cigar Bar is a warm and inviting place to hold a comfortable business meeting during the day, or gather some friends over drinks and smokes in the evening. They also have an impressive bar with a sizeable selection of whiskies (plus some wines, beers, rums and cognacs too). Do check out their unique Cigar Bar Selects: Curated Pairing Experience, matching flavours and heightening the overall experience of each one of its separate components. These offerings will be changed every month, and not just limited to cigars, so non-smokers can participate!
Address: Ground Floor, NAZA Tower Platinum Park, No.10, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone No.: N/A
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 2pm – 12am
[Photo: Rakesh Rishyakaran]
Say hello to the sister branch of The Salted Plum, now opened at Suntec City Mall for a slice of Taiwanese food heaven. The spacious 76-seater dining area has all of the regular favourites from the original shop, plus some outlet-exclusives like the famous Lu Rou 2.0 (braised pork belly), Dou Miao, Cold Tofu, and Salmon Fresh AF plate. Look out for the breakfast set menu (pictured), lunch bowls, dinner sets and a la carte options, all affordably priced.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-122A Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983
Telephone No.: +65 6721 9398
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 8am – 9pm
[Photo: Salted Plum]
Billing themselves as an ‘authentic old English pub experience’, Little London is the newest place to open its doors in Boat Quay. In here you will find pub grub staples like Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings, and Garlic & Mozzarella Poppers, English draft beers, and a rather delicious selection of English-themed cocktails (check out the Cucamberwell – a green concoction of gin, lemon, basil, and cucumber – and the Sweet Notting – made with Ciroc vodka, melon liqueur, peach syrup, passionfruit, and pineapple, for something fruity with a kick).
Address: 71 Boat Quay, Singapore 049860
Telephone No.: +65 9738 5310
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 5pm – 12am
[Photo: Little London Singapore FB]
This new concept from Zouk at Resorts World Genting brings the skills of Michelin-starred Hong Kong chef Alvin Leung to Malaysia, offering contemporary Chinese cuisine in a flashy modern setting – the 150-seater space is a mix of dining, music, and nightlife, showcasing bold murals painted by renowned Malaysian artist Kenji Chai. Expect to find nostalgic creations fusing east and west that are suitable for light meals or a full-blown dinner event, boasting signature dishes like Sticky Lamb Shank, Roast Duck, and Boston Lobster Noodles (with ginger, scallions, Szechuan-style hot and sour lobster soup). The bar is not to be missed, directed by veteran mixologist Saam Pranill, featuring Chinese-inspired drinks presented in unique vessels sourced from different Southeast Asian antique stores. Check out the Drunken Tiger, Fu Tong, and The Reunion.
Address: Level G, SkyAvenue, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang
Telephone No.: +603 6105 9461
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 6pm – 12am
[Photo: FUHU Restaurant & Bar]
Beijing’s famed Opposite House luxury hotel launches UNION to join the rest of their F&B program. The elegant and comfortable space is designed to have a clear social flow, with spectacular usage of copper architectural frames and metal mesh sheets used to showcase artwork, sculptures, and objets d’art. The bar celebrates the flavours, ingredients, customs, and drinking traditions of the Silk Road through their cocktails, like the Genghis Khan Martini (representing Mongolia, made with French gin, Mongolia milk wine, dry vermouth, elderflower, coconut and sea salt) and the Spring Breeze (presenting Eastern Chinese flavours, made with pear, vanilla, coconut, citric acid, and sea salt). They also have a substantial wine list made up of 60 bins, available by the glass, and will change every month.
Address: Level 1, The Opposite House, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North, No.11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027
Telephone No.: +86 10 6410 5180
Operation time: Mon – Sun: 11am – 1am