The Weekly Grub: 5 things to Eat and Drink in Singapore This Week

This week, experience a truly Asian affair with belly-filling, new additions from Goldleaf and Ding Dong. Those who prefer a hearty, meatier dinner this week can choose from a full-flavoured, classic cut from Bedrock Bar and Grill or So France’s steak special.

Mikuni Launches Summertime Unagi Menu

Japanese tradition dictates that eating unagi in summer revitalises the body, helping it fight off the heat fatigue. Mikuni’s annual unagi festival has never disappointed and this year is no different. The four-course lunch ($168++) and six-course dinner ($218++) feature look forward to exquisite dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients like the visually stunning plate of grilled rainbow trout, eel yahata maki, fresh edamame, eel sushi, and sweet corn tempura. The main act, however, is the Hamamatsu Chargrilled Una-Jyu, a whole grilled eel on rice with Kimosui and Japanese pickles. End your meal with a sour cherry sorbet with pink guava carpaccio.

Mikuni at Fairmont is located at 80 Bras Basah Road, Level 3, Singapore 189560, p. +65 6884 6884. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm. Closed Sun. 

Celebrates Bastille Day Weekend with Gourmet Activities at So France

So France celebrates France’s Independence Day over 12-15 July 2018 with exciting activities. Spend your afternoon with maestro, Monsieur Philippe Layus, for an Armagnac tasting and chef’s demonstration masterclass (July 12-13) while an exclusive brunch menu will be available over the weekend. The centrepiece?A Steak Roulé & Oeuf a Cheval ($32), a glorious rolled steak with a sunny side up egg. In addition, diners can also look forward to a 30% discount on their exclusive range of artisanal Champagne bottles.

So France is located at 7 Fraser Street, DUO Galleria, #01-51/56, Singapore 189356, p. +65 6386 6865. Open Mon – Thu 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm, Fri – Sat 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm, Sun 9am – 9.30pm. Closed Tue. 

Bedrock Bar & Grill 2018 World Meat Series: Australia Shorthorn Beef


The popular grill restaurant is back with its World Meat Series. This edition features the naturally tender and flavourful Australian Shorthorn cattle, which is grain-fed for 180 days and known for its buttery flavour. The lightly seasoned 1kg Bone in Ribeye served with kale salad, spicy sautéed corn, and bacon ($160, 2 pax) might hog the spotlight but diners can also opt for the Grilled NY Cut Steak with French fries top with truffle butter ($68) and the French Onion & Roast Beef Chuck Sandwich using grain mustard, gruyere cheese ($38).

Bedrock Bar & Grill is located at 96 Somerset Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, #01-05, Singapore 238163, p. +65 6238 0054. Open daily 12pm – 3pm (lunch), 6pm – 11pm (dinner).


Goldleaf Restaurant Celebrates 47th Anniversary with À La Carte Buffet

Taiwanese food extraordinaire Goldleaf Restauarnt launches an a la carte buffet – priced at $19.80 for lunch and $25.80 for dinner – that showcases eight mouthwatering mainstays including the Steamed Pork Patty with Salted Fish and the Chye Poh Omelette. Enjoy timeless classics like the Tainan Olive Taiwanese Lettuce ($13.80) and a vibrant chorus of new flavours by Goldleaf Double Beancurd Platter($10.80) as well as the Kaosiung Chilli Chicken ($15.80). This one definitely requires an empty stomach before feasting so come hungry!

Goldleaf Restaurant is located at 86 East Coast Road, Katong Square, #01-02, Singapore 428788, p. +65 6344 1735. Open daily 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm. 

Ding Dong Unveils New À la carte Menu

Ding Dong prides itself in experimenting with traditional aromas and producing fusion flavours through modern execution. Led by the establishment’s newly-appointed head chef, Miller Mai, Ding Dong introduces 18 creative dishes to its menu. Some of the restaurant’s newest, Asian-inspired dishes include the Lamb Shank with Sauce Merah and Chickpeas and Ding Dong’s rendition of Kuih Pie Tee and Singapore Chilli Crab.

Ding Dong is located at 115 Amoy Street, #01-02, Singapore 069935, p. + 65 6557 0189. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am. Closed Sun.

Top image: Ding Dong

A water junkie who never strays from her intake of H20, it is perfectly normal to spot her at cafés and bars with her trusty 1.5L bottle. Often out and about, Brenda savours the taste for new experiences, not without her bottle companion of course.