The Weekly Grub: 5 Things To Eat And Drink In Singapore This Week

We’ve reached the end of the year, and in our last edition until 2021, we’ve got plenty of good tidings. Get ready for plenty of exclusive holiday launches, new branches of your favourite eateries opening up in central locations, and seasonal foods and flavours galore.

Usher in Truffle Season With db Bistro & Oyster Bar

Black winter truffles? Hell yes, especially if it’s at celebrity chef restaurant db Bistro & Oyster Bar. These intense, earthy truffles top their al dente House-Made Tagliatelle Pasta (from S$40++) alongside aged parmesan, and also make their way into their signature DB Burger Royale (S$75++, includes 5g of truffles) as well. The patty is made of ground sirloin, wrapped around red wine braised short rib and creamy foie gras and served with perfumed black truffle aioli for a truly luxurious burger. Or simply spruce up any dish of your choice with S$25++ for three grams of freshly-shaved black truffles.

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db Bistro & Oyster Bar is located at 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-48, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, p. +65 6688 8525. Open Mon – Sun, 12pm – 10pm. Learn more about their offers here.

Tarte by Cheryl Koh Now Open at Raffles City

Award-winning pastry chef Cheryl Koh’s first branch of Tarte took Singapore by storm in 2015. Five years later, the second branch is finally open at Raffles City. Elegant French-style tarts and pastries – featuring seasonal flavours like clementine and Tasmanian cherries, as well as core favourites including the Dark Chocolate Tart and Strawberry Tart (from S$8 for 8cm and from S$32 for 16cm) – are available for dine-in and takeaway. Also look forward to the branch-exclusive Pine Nut Paris Brest (S$11, 8cm), where ring-shaped choux pastry made with premium Gapyeong Pine Nuts is filled with praline cream.

Tarte is located at Raffles City Singapore Shopping Centre, #B1-46, Singapore 179103. Open Mon – Sun, 11am – 7pm.

Impossible Burgers in River Valley with The Goodburger Truck

Have you checked out The Goodburger yet? This Singaporean plant-based food truck serving up delicious Impossible Burgers has just parked itself along River Valley Road. Head down to try their festive burger set Santa’s Choice (S$32), where golden pillowy buns sandwich juicy Impossible patties, American cheese and a scrumptious chestnut stuffing topped off with homemade cranberry sauce. The set also includes their signature golden churros, dressed up in gingerbread-spiced sugar for that warm, Christmassy glow.

The Goodburger Truck is located at Crystal Court, 456 River Valley Road, Singapore 248342. Open Mon – Sun, 12pm – 10pm. 

Bubble Tea on Nitro? Only at TEABAR by Teabrary

Westies, get ready for more bubble tea goodness – TEABAR by Teabrary has launched Singapore’s first-ever series of nitro bubble teas with flavoured sweet cream at their new Holland V outlet. Simply mix up TEABAR’s Cold Brew and Nitro Brew Taps (S$4.50 for 500ml) with cream flavours (S$1) like Lemongrass, Starberry and “Hong Dou” Beans for delicious permutations. They’ve alse unveiled a Cendol Milk Tea with Coconut Gula Melaka Sweet Cream, with malty Assam milk tea and a coconutty aroma.

TEABAR by Teabrary is located at 118 Holland Ave, #B1-12/13 Raffles Holland V Mall, Singapore 278997, p. +65 9634 3894. Open Mon – Sun, 11am – 8.30pm.

Try Traditional Japanese New Year’s Eve Noodles at Shimbashi Soba

Toshikoshi soba is a traditional meal savoured by the Japanese on New Year’s Eve that signifies longevity, good fortune and health for the new year. Till 30 December 2020, you can take away this special dish from Shimbashi Soba in three different varieties. Choose from the traditional or chilled Seiro Soba (S$12.80) or opt for the Tempura Seiro (S$21.80) that comes with golden fried tiger prawns and crispy vegetable tempura. You can even make the soba at home – Shimbashi Soba offers two portions of raw soba for S$25 with 180ml of their special dipping sauce.

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Shimbashi Soba is located at 290 Orchard Rd, Paragon Mall, Singapore 238859, p. +65 6735 9882. Open Sun – Fri, 11.30am – 10pm, and Sat, 10.30am – 10pm.

Top image: Shimbashi Soba


When not taking naps or reading books, Tessa is either lifting weights or playing video games. She loves animals, a cold beer, and above all, a good meal.