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Best places to dine at this May 2023

Whether you’re looking out for new dining options to discover this weekend, planning an intimate date, or searching for new places to gather and bond with your buddies, here’s a list of exciting offerings this month for you to check out and enjoy.

Coming to Singapore for the first time, internationally renowned specialty coffee roaster Allpress Espresso unveils their debut café and retail pop-up store along our vibrant Tanjong Pagar enclave. Boasting a distinct flavour using innovative design and technology, Allpress @ 73 Duxton showcases two of the brand’s signature medium roast blends: the balanced Allpress Espresso Blend and mellow Browns Mill Organic. There’s also the specially-concocted Iced Latte Float for a different coffee experience. Coffee connoisseurs can look forward to seasonal single-origin beans at their pour over bar, currently featuring the organic Peru Estrella Divina. Complementing your coffee fix is a delicious food menu comprising bagels, pastries, cakes, and even ice cream. Don’t forget to cop yourself limited-edition merchandise specially designed for this pop-up while at the store.

For fans of the popular hot pot restaurant chain, don’t miss out on their latest offers: four superb value lunch sets for those looking to have a completely affordable yet thoroughly satisfying meal. With options between menus for 3 pax or 5 pax, 3-pax options comes with 3 soup bases and 8 dishes, while the 5-pax options serve up twin pots and a whopping 10 dishes. Available for lunch on weekdays at The Star Vista, VivoCity, and Westgate outlets.

Causing a sensational stir, Korea’s largest fried chicken chain has opened their first Singapore outlet at Marina Square. Fans and foodies can look forward to the brand’s hot favourites like their Bburinkle Chicken coated with cheese and vegetable flavoured seasoning, and comes with a Bburing Bburing dip. The Macho King serves up a combination of fried chicken coated with flavourful aged soy sauce and a honey-based oriental sauce. Spice lovers will enjoy Red King’s spicy chicken coated with hot chilli peppers and garlic on top.

Known for their gourmet burgers at wallet-friendly prices, the popular burger chain premieres a refreshed menu with new flavours and prices that’ll surely bring a smile to your face. Dig into novel selections like a Mushroom Beef Burger, Tangy Chicken Burger with punchy verde mayo, and the meatless Burgs Tempeh Burger. Enjoy them with fail-proof sides like their addictive Chicken Nuggets or customise your own experience with a range of signature sauces available as add-ons, including the Burgs Signature Classic Sauce, Burgs BBQ Sauce, Burgs Nacho Cheese, Burgs Curry Mayo, and Burgs Signature Tangy Sauce.

From the people behind New Ubin Seafood comes a new Garang Grill Express located at City Gate shopping mall. A spin-off of the Garang Grill concept, the new outlet offers a fast and casual dining experience filled with bold chargrilled flavours. Specialising in Western food, diners get to choose from a variety of cooking styles for their meats and burgers, as well as sauces and sides to complement their meal. Fans of Western food will not want to miss out on highlights such as their Cheezy Chicken Chop, Australian Ribeye, Seafood Spaghetti Marinara, and intense Smoked Burgers with either buah keluak or rendang sauce.

A family legacy now helmed by its third generation, the famous Geylang Laksa Prawn Noodles boasts a brand new second outlet at Ang Mo Kio. Delivering the same authentic flavours steeped in decades of tradition, their laksa and prawn noodle soup combo has not changed over the last 10 years. With their traditional rempah recipe, the laksa they serve presents a delicious balance of spice, texture, and umami flavours. Their fragrant prawn noodle soup features a rich broth that takes hours each to prepare. Go for their Pork Ribs Prawn Noodles, Clams Prawn Noodles, or Jumbo Prawn Noodles for extra indulgence.

Along with the opening of 2 new outlets at Guoco Tower and Aperia Mall, the popular coffee chain has also launched a new series of tea lattes made with premium grade teas sourced from different regions in China. Made with Biluochun Green Tea from Suzhou, enjoy the creamy aroma of the Spring Tea Latte. Using carefully selected Jasmine Tea from Guangxi, their Jasmine Tea Latte is refreshing and delicate. The Oolong Tea Latte features a perfect harmony between Oolong Tea from Fujian and the brand’s rich and velvety milk.

Taste the most flavourful ingredients of this season with MUSUBI’s latest seasonal menu, available for a limited time only. Celebrate the season with their new Sansai, Hotate & Sakura Ebi Seiro Gohan, bursting with the natural sweetness of scallops and succulent mountain vegetables, or choose to have it as a Sansai, Salmon & Sakura Ebi Seiro Gohan if you’d prefer to have salmon instead. Other seasonal highlights to go for include the Asari Clams & Prawns Steamed Soup, Asari Clams Lemon Koji Butter Mushi, Scallops & Asparagus Shoyu Koji Butter Itame, and Wakatake Mushi with fresh bamboo shoots and wakame seaweed in a dashi broth.

Celebrating their second anniversary in Singapore, the renowned tuna specialist and destination for premium Japanese cuisine will be hosting an exclusive tuna cutting ceremony on May 17. Catch the spectacular art form passed down for generations before enjoying a limited menu of bluefin tuna dishes from the Kaitai-exclusive menu, alongside their signatures such as Otoro with Shio Koji Negitoro, the sen-ryo Maguro Sushi Platter, Grilled Crab & Crab Miso, and Grilled Beef Tenderloin.

Singapore’s tendon specialist celebrates the arrival of warmer and more temperate weathers with a new seasonal menu. Featuring the famed Sakura Ebi, a springtime specialty ingredient from Shizuoka Prefecture, indulge in the Sakura Ebi Seasonal Set Menu from now till Jul 17. Presented in two different preparation styles, choose to have your Sakura Ebi with their Haru Sakura-Ebi Tendon or with the Tokyo Curry Udon, complete as a set with chawanmushi and miso soup.