TIONG BAHRU BAKERY
Expect the usual fare of good bakes and brews here at Tiong Bahru Bakery. And just like their branch in Tiong Bahru and Tangs Orchard, the Funan store is designed beautifully. The long bar is clad in brass, while the bakery’s signature menu takes the form of a wallpaper.
At #04-(22-25). Visit www.tiongbahrubakery.com.
A sneak peek of AFURI’s home in Singapore! We like to think we are bringing sacred Mt. AFURI to the rest of the world. Utilizing ramen as a gateway we hope to share our passion for the craft of making food, sustainability, community involvement and community enrichment with the world!
Long bandied about as the alternative to that other popular overseas ramen brand, Afuri’s reputation rests on its refreshing ramen and tsukemen. Named after the mountain where the spring waters were first used to make the noodles, the brand’s loyalty to using natural ingredients (read: no MSG and other chemical additives) remains one of its core tenets to deliciousness.
At #B1-29. Visit www.facebook.com/afurisg/
Peranakan food has received plenty of love in the last decade and Godmama is here to feed that expanding craving. Featuring heirloom recipes from two families, co-owners Christina Keilthy, Derrick Chew and Fredric Goh have married recipes with their grannies’ blessings and opened a 60-seater restaurant and bar. Authenticity is upheld with the All-Star Egg Skin Popiah, faithfully recreated with fresh prawns, hand-cut vegetables, peanuts and crispy shallots in an egg skin crepe.
At #04-07. Visit www.facebook.com/godmamasg/
A sister restaurant to Open Farm Community, Noka, which means farmhouse in Japanese, is keeping true to the farm-to-table concept. After making your way up to the rooftop oasis (we recommend the stairs for some spectacular views), you’ll encounter a tidy garden filled with butterfly pea flowers, microgreens, mexican tarragon, scallions, dragon-fruits and even oyster mushrooms. The urban farm is managed by urban farming social enterprise Edible Garden City, and is then plucked fresh for Head Chef Seki Takuma to transform into exciting dishes.
At #07-38/39. Visit www.facebook.com/nokasingapore
Better known as Papa Palheta, which first started as a coffee roastery, this local coffee institution has launched its rebrand with an open-plan outlet at Funan. The “multi-sensory experience” includes a hands-on brew bar for customers to browse its flashy coffee equipment, an artisanal toast bar, and a frozen selection of vintage and quality roasted beans. Other than its trusty coffee, you can also sample specialty beverages such as the Fig Jam Ginger Beer or Blue Earl Swirl.
At #02-19. Visit https://pppcoffee.com/
With a restaurant and two grocers, Sinpopo continues to keep the Katong heritage alive with its latest coffee concept store. The outlook may be modern with chic black seats and geometric copper lighting fixtures, but the menu stays local to the core with cake flavours such as Pulut Hitam, Dar Dar Mille Crepe and the fluffy looking Cat Mountain King (durian).
At #01-K02. Visit https://www.sinpopo.com/
THE OYSTER BANK
The place to be this weekend, the newly renovated Funan! It’s no longer an IT mall but a Lifestyle mall! So many exciting new concepts and shops to check out with plenty of opening pomomotions! And if you do drop by! You HAVE to check out The Oyster Bank! A Super dope new restaurant serving a variety of fresh & grilled oysters as well as delicent yet affordable Japanese rice bowls with generous heaps of fish, seafood and tamago! They also have small bites if you’re just feeling peckish(: Also come support my wife who’s running the kitchen operations and also developed the menu! Yeah!
An incredible combination of lavish, hip interior, delicious food and wallet-friendly value, the folks at this joint will easily make waves at the new mall. The Japanese oysters are clean and creamy, and fans can look forward to Happy Shucking Hour from 5-8pm on weekdays and 3-6pm on weekends. Half restaurant and half bar, the winning formula of booze, ocean fare and Japanese preparation will have you smiling all the way to, well, the bank.
At #02-32. Visit https://www.theoysterbank.sg/