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Best places to dine at this August 2023

August has arrived in the blink of an eye. Here’s a curated selection of dining destinations for your indulgence. Traverse the world of flavours, from savouring delectable Korean street food to relishing the elegance of Chinese fine dining. Explore cosy cafes and embrace a wholesome eating experience. Let your taste buds journey through diverse culinary landscapes this month.

88 Pocha joyfully introduces its second branch in the vibrant Kovan neighborhood. This authentic pojangmacha eatery beckons with an array of irresistible dishes, from the classic Tteokbokki and soul-soothing Oden Soup to the delectable Fried Chicken and indulgent Truffle Jjajang Ramyeon. The pinnacle of taste lies in the Spicy Cheese Dakgalbi, a symphony of tender roasted chicken thigh and topokki, harmonizing beneath a blanket of molten cheese. Embracing the very essence of a Pojangmacha, this second branch exudes a lively yet cosy atmosphere, inviting all to embark on an affordable culinary escapade into the heart of Korean street food culture.

Introducing Beautiful Lai Grilled Fish (赖美丽藤椒烤⻥), the sister brand of Tai Er (太二酸菜⻥), now open. This premier grilled fish concept sets a new standard by showcasing fresh ingredients and traditional Chinese cuisine. Beautiful Lai combines finesse and premium elements, ensuring culinary excellence. Notably, the Green Pepper Grilled Fish ($55) stands out with its Sichuan-style crispiness, succulent meat, and invigorating spices. Beyond fish, savour signature dishes like Fried Spicy Bullfrog ($36) and Crispy Coconut Fried Chicken ($12). Nestled in Suntec City, the retro-contemporary ambience perfectly complements the culinary artistry.

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience at Good Day. As a haven for delectable grain bowls, Good Day presents a blend of taste, health, affordability, and enjoyment. Crafted for quick lunches, wholesome bites, or jovial outings, these grain bowls accommodate every preference. Opt for ready-made bowls in a rush or personalize your own from just $8.80, selecting bases, proteins, and supplements. Catering to various appetites, sizes range from small to large, with an array of bases and supplements. Protein options span from Balinese chicken satay to sambal tempeh, ensuring satisfaction. Elevate your experience with dressings and top it off with a wholesome dessert. Good Day orchestrates joyous moments via their gratifying grain bowls, each brimming with wholesome goodness.

Indulge in a captivating culinary experience at the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo, located in Pan Pacific Singapore. For a limited time from to Aug 2023, the restaurant is offering a selection of Baijiu by Luzhou Laojiao. Baijiu enthusiasts can savour four types of this premium spirit, each showcasing a unique aging process and delicate flavours – Tou Qu, Te Qu, Zisar, and the exquisite Guo Jiao 1573. Don’t miss the one-night exclusive Baijiu pairing dinner curated by Chef Ricky Leung, offering six tantalizing courses perfectly complemented by the intricate and exquisite flavours of Luzhou Laojiao Baijiu on Aug 10. Pan Pacific Privileges members can also enjoy 20% off on the pairing dinners and receive a five-piece porcelain Baijiu drinkware set upon early reservation. Experience the rich history and refined taste of Luzhou Laojiao Baijiu at Hai Tien Lo, a treat for discerning palates.

Kelim Dakdoritang, a renowned Korean chain with 50 locations, is excited to launch its first outlet in Singapore this August. Known for its signature Dakdoritang – a fiery garlic-infused chicken stew – Kelim Dakdoritang aims to establish itself as a specialty eatery for this dish in Singapore. Notably, their use of abundant garlic sets them apart, enhancing flavour and vitality. A garlic bomb atop the dish adds a unique essence. With meticulous ingredient selection and preparation, Kelim Dakdoritang’s creation is a flavourful delight, enriched by generations-old secrets. The 55-seat eatery in Serangoon Gardens offers an authentic Korean culinary experience, a remarkable journey for Singapore’s food enthusiasts.

At Kings Cart Coffee Factory, coffee is a vibrant lifestyle, embracing a plethora of flavours and experiences beyond being just a beverage. From espresso shots, cold brews, to filtered concoctions, they serve it in every possible rendition – hot, cold, black, white, and more. As a coffee-centric community, they offer breakfast, brunch, and desserts. With their innovative bestsellers like Coconut Latte, Pandan Sweet Cream, and Yuzu Cloud, Kings Cart Coffee Factory delights every coffee enthusiast’s taste buds. Their food menu includes classics like Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, and creative pasta options like Portobello Aglio Olio, catering to all tastes. As the perfect finale, desserts like Gypsy Toast and Dark Chocolate Lava Cake provide a sweet ending to this extraordinary coffee and culinary experience

Indulge in a culinary journey at Paradise Hotpot, renowned for its contemporary Hong Kong-style individual hotpots. Savour the delight of premium and value all-you-can-eat hotpot options starting at just $18.90++. The premium choice boasts an array of over 60 ingredients, from succulent sliced US beef to delectable sea prawns and scallops. Crafted with care, the eight broths include the luscious Authentic Pork Bone Soup Base, simmered for hours, and the fiery Spicy Szechuan Soup Base with imported spices. Dive into staples like fried beancurd, chicken thigh, and handmade balls. Complete the feast with Braised Pork Rice, Spam Fries, or ice cream. From Aug 5, relish the buffet all day, each session lasting 80 minutes, pure culinary bliss.

Shaburi and Kintan Buffet brilliantly intertwines Shaburi’s mastery in shabu shabu with Kintan’s premium Japanese BBQ offerings, creating an all-encompassing dining experience. Enthusiastic about disseminating Japanese culinary heritage worldwide, their amalgamated approach enriches culinary choices for diners. Shaburi treats guests to personalized hot pots for shabu shabu, accompanied by an assortment of delightful side dishes such as sushi rolls and chicken karaage. Highlighting exceptional creations like the konbu seaweed broth and sukiyaki sweet sauce, the buffet options are priced from $19.80 for lunch and $26.80 for dinner. Kintan complements this with a yakiniku-style extravaganza, showcasing U.S. and Australia-sourced meats, accompanied by a diverse range of over 40 sides and enticing sauces.

Celebrate the eagerly anticipated reopening of SKIRT at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, showcasing a vibrant, sophisticated atmosphere with modern elements fused into the hotel’s playful style. Sleek lines, inviting textures, and elegant furnishings welcome guests, creating the ideal setting for an unforgettable dining journey. Renowned for its innovative grill-centric menu, SKIRT offers flavoursome textures curated by skilled chefs, spotlighting locally sourced ingredients and premium cuts of meat. Handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and artisanal spirits complement the cuisine seamlessly. The interactive open kitchen enhances the experience, connecting guests and chefs for an exclusive glimpse into gastronomic craftsmanship.
Introducing an exciting culinary addition to Singapore’s vibrant food scene – Song Fa Kway Chap proudly announces the launch of its new outlet at Food Opera @ ION Orchard. This outlet marks Singapore’s first quick-service concept dedicated to serving traditional Teochew-style kway chap. Born out of a passion for sharing the cherished recipes of Madam Tan, wife of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh’s founder, the outlet bridges the gap between hawker centres and Orchard Road shopping. Indulge in the comfort of homely flavours with their menu featuring braised claypot dishes, including the innovative Peppery Kway Chap Deluxe Set. Delight in both taste and tradition at this new ION Orchard outlet.

Van Leeuwen started as a NYC ice cream truck back in 2008, spreading joy with quality treats. Their ethos shines in “French ice cream” with extra yolks and natural ingredient vegan options. With 50 US shops, the Singapore debut marks global expansion. Managed by Caerus Holding, the brand’s commitment to simplicity and quality is evident in flavours like Marionberry Cheesecake and Sicilian Pistachio. The vegan range shines with Vegan Brown Sugar Chunk. At Orchard Central, the vibrant store welcomes patrons from 12pm to 1am, on Wednesdays  to Saturdays, and  12pm to 11pm for the rest of the week, catering perfectly to late-night ice cream cravings.