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Best places to dine at this October 2023

As we step into the final quarter of 2023, the culinary scene continues to evolve with exciting new restaurant openings and dining recommendations. From innovative concepts to traditional favourites, there’s something for every palate. Join us on a gastronomic journey as we explore the latest additions to the dining landscape, promising delightful experiences for food enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
Baba Nyonya is on a mission to demystify Peranakan cuisine, offering a modern twist on traditional dishes that are both inviting and authentic. With a menu that combines flavours from various South Asian cuisines, the restaurant aims to make Peranakan cuisine accessible to all. Named after the Peranakan honorific titles, Baba Nyonya represents a deep connection to heritage. Chef Dines and his team carefully source fresh ingredients to craft dishes bursting with flavour. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a curious newcomer, their menu offers a range of options, from classic staples to innovative fusion creations. Don’t miss their 8-Course Peranakan Omakase for a culinary journey like no other, and be sure to explore their unique beverage offerings at the in-house Mocktail Bar. Come savour the magic of Peranakan fusion cuisine at Baba Nyonya.

boCHINche invites guests to a one-night-only 10th-anniversary celebration on October 28. This culinary gem promises an unforgettable evening brimming with the vibrant flavours of Argentina. Priced at $100++, attendees will savour endless Argentine street foods inspired by the restaurant’s signature dishes, accompanied by housepour alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Renowned for its meticulously sourced beef, cooked to perfection over a custom-built Jarrah wood-fired griller, boCHINche blends traditional Argentinian techniques with a contemporary touch. The event will immerse guests in a gastronomic extravaganza featuring Argentinian Street Food selected from boCHINche’s bold menu, culminating in the sweet lusciousness of Argentinian Doughnuts & Dulce de Leche. As a token of appreciation, diners will receive an exclusive anniversary candle capturing the essence of boCHINche.

A Wuhan cultural icon has made its debut in Singapore with the opening of the first Cai Lin Ji 蔡林记 store on September 6. Located in Jurong Point, this establishment brings the flavours of Hubei street food to Singaporeans, offering delicacies unique to the region. Cai Lin Ji, founded in 1928, is renowned for its Wuhan hot dry noodles, specifically the Signature Hot Dry Noodles. These noodles are served dry and coated in a secret black sesame sauce, creating an aromatic and unforgettable dish. Cai Lin Ji’s menu also features other Hubei specialties like Three Delicacies Dou Pi, Signature Shao-Mai dumplings, Xiang Yang Beef Noodles, and more. The restaurant is proud to introduce these authentic Hubei flavours to Singapore, allowing diners to savour a taste of Wuhan’s culinary heritage. Additionally, Cai Lin Ji offers a variety of beverages, including the Signature Egg Drop Rice Wine and Mung Bean Soup, rounding out the Hubei street food experience in Singapore.

Craving authentic Taiwanese cuisine and snacks? Look no further than Eat 3 Bowls, renowned for its Taiwanese staples and brown sugar bubble milk tea. Starting as a humble stall at Seah Im Food Centre, the brand has now expanded to three outlets, with its latest in Compass One shopping mall. Try the Eat 3 Bowls Signature Trio Combo, featuring Braised Pork Rice, Chicken Rice, and Oyster Intestines Mee Sua, each offering a unique taste of Taiwan. For a delightful twist, enjoy the Hashbrown Egg Crepe Roll or Tuna Mayo Egg Crepe Roll. Cool down with Taiwanese Cold Noodles or savour Pork Patty Egg Sandwich or Taro and Pork Floss Sandwich. The Compass One outlet immerses diners in Taiwan’s vibrant culture with a captivating wall mural and themed bowls and cups, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Fu Lin Restaurant & Bar has expanded to its sixth outlet in Clarke Quay, offering a modern Asian menu and an expanded range of sharing plates. Amid live music and DJ performances, guests can enjoy their dishes paired with bespoke signature cocktails crafted by an experienced mixologist. Fu Lin provides the ideal post-work unwind with live bands and DJs from Tuesday to Saturday starting at 8.30pm. Enjoy Mando Canto on Thursdays and English music on other nights. Indulge in local sharing plates, including Signature Fried Yong Tofu and Crispy Pork Belly from $12++. Experience inventive Modern Asian cocktails and a wide selection of beverages, including Japanese Sakes.

Indulge in an exquisite culinary experience by inviting your loved ones to Pan Pacific Singapore’s renowned Cantonese restaurant, Hai Tien Lo. From October 2 to November 12, 2023, relish the delights of eight specially crafted claypot dishes that pay homage to the rich Cantonese tradition. This time-honoured cooking method, originating from Guangdong, infuses each dish with a tantalizing smoky aroma and ensures a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Executive Chef Ricky Leung’s creations include the aromatic Mapo Claypot Homemade Beancurd with Diced Chicken in Szechuan Spicy Sauce  and the flavourful Claypot Aubergine with Pork Shoulder, Minced Meat, and Salted Fish in Spicy Bean Paste Sauce. Don’t miss the Claypot Braised Grouper Fin with Bean Gluten, Aubergine, and Enoki Mushroom, a must-try masterpiece, or other delectable options like Claypot Lamb Ribs with Mushroom, Bamboo Shoot, and Water Chestnut, and Claypot Fragrant Baked Sliced Pork Spare Ribs in Olive Plum Sauce. Book your tables now. 

Kopitiam @ Tiong Bahru Plaza has emerged from a six-month renewal with a fresh, contemporary look that pays homage to the beloved Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. The interior design evokes nostalgia and coziness, with elements inspired by the neighborhood’s iconic conservation area, such as stall counters adorned with red brick prints and unique lighting resembling the iconic bird cages of Tiong Bahru’s bird corner. Operating daily from 8am to 10pm, the updated Tiong Bahru branch boasts nine thoughtfully curated stalls, including heritage brands like Qiu Lian Ban Mian, Koo Kee Yong Tow Foo Mee, and modern favourites like Cuo Cuo You Yu. To celebrate the reopening, an exclusive promotion offers loyal patrons a special price for Cheng Tng and exclusive deals for NTUC members.

Swee Choon Tim Sum, the beloved dim sum institution, has extended its reach to the Changi Airport. Their newly opened 24-hour outlet in Changi Airport Terminal 2’s arrival hall offers a delightful culinary experience for travellers and locals alike. With a seating capacity for 70 patrons, it welcomes diners in search of comforting dim sum at any hour. Swee Choon’s renowned menu features an array of classic dim sum dishes, from steaming baskets of dumplings to fragrant rice rolls, making it the perfect spot for those looking to experience authentic and delicious dim sum while waiting for their flights or simply enjoying a local culinary experience.

Hong Kong’s renowned noodle chain, TamJai SamGor Mixian, is unveiling an exciting addition to its menu – Rice Combos, marking a significant departure from their traditional offerings. This innovative twist caters to those who occasionally crave rice while cherishing the brand’s signature soup bases and ingredients. The new Rice Combos seamlessly blend TamJai SamGor’s bold flavours with wholesome comfort. Dive into the fiery thrill of the Mala Soup Combo, featuring succulent pork belly, tofu puffs, and enoki mushrooms bathed in the spicy allure of Mala soup, accompanied by a comforting bowl of rice. If you crave freshness, the Tomato Soup Combo offers tender chicken, cuttlefish balls, and tofu puffs in a tangy tomato soup, a savory revitalization. For those seeking premium indulgence, the Wu La Soup Combo combines exquisite beef slices, bamboo fungus, and fishcake in a rich Wu La soup, a hearty and savoury delight that elevates the dining experience.

Embrace the sizzling flavours of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar’s Fried Chicken Month, this annual celebration pays homage to Yardbird’s legendary 100-year-old fried chicken recipe.  Offering a weekly exclusive take on this iconic dish throughout the month, the fiery journey begins on Oct 2 with the Louisiana Hot Chicken, boasting 27-hour brined crispy fried chicken doused in a house-made cayenne pepper sauce and crumbled blue cheese. From Oct 9 to 15, relish the Southeast Asian delight of chili-lime fried chicken, featuring zesty chili and lime flavours. Transition to the Carolinas from Oct 16 to 22 with the Carolina BBQ, an exquisite blend of sweet and tangy mustard barbecue sauce. Conclude the month with the ultimate spicy showdown from Oct 23 to 29, the reaper x Szechuan, an explosive mix of smoked Carolina reaper and Szechuan pepper, served with fried ginger and spring onion. Pair these delectable creations with chosen bottles, including Champagne Devaux, Cuvée D Brut Côte des Bar from France and Bisol, Belstar Brut Prosecco from Veneto, Italy. Secure your reservations and prepare for a month of culinary fireworks.