The Weekly Grub: 5 Things to Eat and Drink in Singapore this Week

This week, we’ve lined up a few places to inspire your next lunch outing. Head over for some coffee at Joe & Dough‘s newest outlet in Holland or go for Japanese at Kinki Restaurant + Bar’s new lunch set menu. Or indulge in a pre-dinner tasting experience centred around LOUIS XIII  cognac with a pairing menu that’ll indulge your senses.

Experience the Five Sensations of LOUIS XIII

Savour LOUIS XIII Cognac in an exclusive experience tailored by LOUIS XIII Cellar Master, Baptiste Loiseau in collaboration with Italian restaurant 28 Wilkie. The five pairings (priced at $350++ ) were created to reveal the varying sensations and flavors of LOUIS XIII, an exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced wholly from Grande Champagne. For instance, the richness and subtle saltines of the hybrid Kaluga Caviar allows the cognac’s exceptional aromas to shine, while the Hibiscus and Pomegranate Soft Sorbet enhances its floral notes and honeyed mellowness. For texture, the wafer thin slice of Bellota Ham shaving magnifies the silky smoothness of the liquid.

The Five Sensations of LOUIS XIII is available at 28 Wilkie, 28 Wilkie Road #01-01 Singapore, 228051, p.+65 9776 2828. Open Mon-Sat 4pm – 10.30pm. Closed on Sundays. 

Exclusive Collaboration With Celebrity Chef Justin Quek x Xin Wang Hong Kong Café

“Hae Mee” Soup Nissin Noodle

Singaporean celebrity Chef Justin Quek has teamed up with Xin Wang Hong Kong Café to create an exclusive menu. Launching on 13 December and available for a limited time only, Chef Quek’s quintessentially Hong Kong dishes are inspired by extensive culinary expertise, exhibited in his Franco-Asian cuisine across various acclaimed restaurants in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Look forward to dishes like Sea Bass Fillet Curry with Steamed Rice ($15.80++) and “Hae Mee” Soup Nissin Noodle ($12.80++), and for dessert, Pulut Hitam Pudding ($5.80++).

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café‘s various outlets and opening hours can be found here. Chef Justin Quek’s exclusive menu will launch on 13 December 2018 at the Plaza Singapura, AMK Hub, Changi Airport T3, and West Coast Plaza outlets. 

Glendronach Launches Revival Aged 15 Years Single Malt

After ceasing production in 2015, The Glendronach Revival Aged 15 Years ($299) has returned to the distillery’s core range. The expression embodies Glendronach’s signature style of Spanish Sherry Cask maturation in fine Pedro Ximénez. In flavour, the expression offers an intoxicating burst of maraschino cherry, ripe bramble, and dark chocolate mint with hints of orange bitters and walnut liqueur. This luxuriously sherried Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled at 46% ABV, non-chill filtered and natural in colour. The Glendronach has also exclusively bottled for South East Asia their Special Cask #393 (1993 Vintage) ($1099), boasting notes of vanilla, egg custard, apricot danish, cherry compote, sultanas, wax, and milk chocolate.

The Glendronach single malts are distributed by Malt Wine Asia and available for retail at The Grande Whisky Collection, 2 Orchard Turn, #05-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, p.+65 8809 0038. Open Sun-Thu, 11am – 7pm and Fri-Sat 11am – 8pm. 

Visit Joe & Dough’s First Dining Concept at Holland Village

Homegrown café chain, Joe & Dough, has launched their very first dining concept and largest outlet in Singapore to date at Holland Village. Located in a cosy two-storey shophouse, they’re serving up hearty all-day brunch plates – think 63-degree Truffled Eggs with Toast ($7) and Smashed Avocado with Apricot Confit ($12) – on top of their special house coffee and handcrafted bakes. Those up for something heartier can look to mains like the Short Ribs Mac & Triple Cheese ($20) starring premium marinated grain-fed beef short ribs served on elbow pasta that is tossed in a blend of mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, and mixed spices.

Joe & Dough is located at 269 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278990, p.+65 6219 3517. Open daily from 8am – 10pm. 

Savour Kinki’s New Set Lunch Menu – The Kinki All-Star Ninja

Satisfy your Japanese cravings with Kinki Restaurant + Bar’s new executive lunch set, the Kinki All-Star Ninja. At $68++ per person, the lunch set offers a premium assortment of over ten different sashimi, sushi, cold and hot appetizers, and dessert. Highlights include starters Snow Crab & Century Egg Tofu and Foie Gras Chawanmushi, a sushi selection including Chu toro (medium fatty tuna),  juicy Kinmedai (golden eye sea bream), plump Hotate (Hokkaido scallop), and Ama Ebi (sweet shrimp). Lunch is rounded up with a meaty main of Buta (braised kurobuta pork belly with spicy miso) and a refreshing scoop of sorbet.

Kinki Restaurant + Bar is located at 70 Collyer Quay ,#02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323, p.+65 6533 3471. Kinki Restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Sat 12pm – 2.30pm and for dinner Mon-Sat 6pm – 10.15pm. Kinki Rooftop Bar is open Mon-Thu 5pm – 12am, Fri-Sat 5pm – 2am. Closed on Sundays.

Top Image: Joe & Doe, Torched Brie Toast

Justine Ocampo

Justine is a down-to-earth girl who believes there’s always room for dessert. You can find her tucked away in Singapore’s hidden nooks, either reading or writing – but definitely eating. Otherwise, she spends most of her time volunteering at Touch Young Arrows, teaching children from low-income families.