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

This week, give your taste buds a break from all the Lunar New Year feasting with new hotdogs and Italian delights on the menu and a Sunday brunch focused on Japanese ingredients from Kochi. If you’re still in the mood for more festivities though, head down to IB HQ and indulge in their CNY inspired cocktails or head over to CIN CIN for their first ever gin and food pairing session.

Fatburger Launches Gourmet Hotdogs

Known around the world for its juicy hamburgers, Fatburger Singapore has released three chicken hotdogs to continue raising your appetites; the Classic Hot Dog ($6.90), which comes with “The Works” – a generous helping of mayonnaise, mustard, and relish – the Chilli Dog ($7.90), or Chilli Cheese Dog ($8.90), both using chilli made in-house. You can also opt to customise your own hotdogs, with various toppings from Fatburger’s menu to choose from. These gourmet hot dogs will be available at both KINEX and now halal-certifed Velocity @ Novena outlet.

Fatburger Singapore is located at KINEX Mall #01-70, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157, p.+65 6245 5563 and Velocity @ Novena Square #01-08, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683, p.+65 6253 2758. For opening hours, visit their website here

Indulgent New Italian Delights at Dolce Vita

Fall for Dolce Vita‘s new Italian delights, including the vibrant Barbabietola ($26), a refreshing salad of baked heirloom beetroot and goat cheese mousse, drizzled with aged balsamic. Indulge in North Italy’s classic dish, the Pappardelle ($36),which consists of fresh homemade pasta with lamb ragout and crispy artichoke. Or opt for the more autumnal Mantova’s Risotto ($36), a pumpkin puree folded into rice with creamy butter, parmesan, and a splash of white wine. Conclude your dining experience with their new array of contemporary desserts like the Millefoglie ($18), a layered custard with zesty notes from red fruit compote and verbena ice cream.

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Dolce Vita is located at Mandarin Oriental 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797, p.+65 6885 3500. Open daily for lunch 12pm – 2.30pm and dinner 6.30pm – 10.30pm.  

CIN CIN’s Inaugural Gin & Food Pairing Sessions

On Mondays to Wednesdays, join CIN CIN for their first ever Gin & Food Pairing experience, available for reservations at $99 per pax. Expect gins from Thailand, Japan, and Singapore, and be mesmerised as the versatile and delicate flavors of Ki No Bi, Roku Gin, Paper Lantern, and more, are paired with iconic Asian dishes such as Singapore Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, and Peranakan Otak-otakTo top of the 3-course pairing menu curated by CIN CIN’s Head Bartender Fadly Sujebto, participants will also have the chance to learn more about the history of the classic G&T and how certain gins and tonics complement particular dishes. 

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CIN CIN‘s Gin & Food Pairing Experience is happening on 28-30 January and 4-6 February from 5pm – 6pm at 100 Peck Seah Street, #01-02, Singapore 079333. Pre-registration is required, which can be done via Peatix here, or Airbnb Experience here (for travellers). 

Two New Ingredient-Focused Menus at IB HQ 

IB HQ has launched two new menus centred around the flavours of a select few ingredients. Ever wondered what your favorite CNY staple ingredient would taste like as a cocktail? IB HQ’s CNY Menu reinterprets eight such ingredients into eight creatively delicious cocktails, available till the end of February only. If you still can’t get over your pineapple tarts this festive season, on top of their CNY Menu, IB HQ has launched Flight 774A, a menu that explores all things pineapple. Expect to see the pineapple utilised in new and unexpected ways, available from now until the end of March.

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IB HQ is located at 774A North Bridge Road, Singapore 198742, p.+65 9025 3234. Open Tue-Sat 5pm – 12am. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 

Kochi Citrus Brunch at Salted & Hung

Happening for one day only, on 17th February, 11.30am – 4pm, starting from $68++, Salted & Hung presents a citrus centred brunch menu in partnership with Kochi Prefectural Trade Association. Taste the versatile flavors of Kochi’s refreshing range of citrus in excitingly creative combinations, like their homemade Chilli and Citrus Sausage or the unique twist of a Buntan Crayfish Risotto. Fans of the Hamachi Collar will enjoy their Konatsu Infused Charred Hamachi Collar, and those who love a good citrussy ice cream can end your meal with the ever-satisfying Yuzu and Basil Sundae. To truly round off your experience, opt for free flow Kochi cocktails, available for just $45++.

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Salted & Hung x Kochi Brunch is happening on 17 February 2019 between 11.30am – 4pm at 12 Purvis Street, Singapore 188591, p.+65 6358 3130. 

Top Image: Fatburger Gourmet Hotdogs

    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.