By jiayu

2016 has been a great year for us foodies with a ton of really interesting food trends. We’ve seen a variety of rainbow food from the Land of Unicorns and Sunshine, cute Gudetama buns, and salted egg yolk anything.

And did I mention cheese?! Melted cheese basically makes anything taste better and this year we’ve seen cafes/restuarants featuring food covered in melted Raclette cheese or cooked in giant cheese wheels.

From gigantic tiers of seafood to sinful fried chicken wings, here’s a roundup of our favourites:

1. Captain K

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A huge tower of sumptuous seafood, THE highlight of our year. The 9 tier seafood tower with Ginseng Chicken Soup base reveals a different type of seafood on each tier. Inside the tower, you get: Prawns, Mussels and Clams, Baby Lobster, Chilean King Crab, Boston Lobster, Oysters, Squid with Rice Stuffing, Scallops with Vermicelli and Garlic and Ginseng Chicken Soup Base.
At the bottom of all these fresh seafood levels, there is a soup base, or as Captain K Seafood calls it, a Seabed. All the seafood goodness drips into the soup from the 9 tiers, making it extra flavourful.

In fact, the last layer is like a hotpot. There is a self-serve counter with a variety of dishes and ingredients, which you can add into your soup base. #worthit

If you love seafood, you have to come here! Read more about Captain K here.

Where: #01-02, Income@Prinsep, 30 Prinsep St, Singapore 188647
Operating Hours: Monday – 6pm to 10.30pm, Tuesday to Thursday – 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10.30pm, Friday – 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 11pm, Saturday – 11.30am to 3pm and 5pm to 11pm, Sunday – 11.30am to 3pm and 5pm to 10.30pm
Contact Information: 6255 2270

2. Flavour Flings


Succulent slices of beef steak covered with melted Raclette cheese. Hungry yet? Flavour Flings’ Halal Certified Raclette Cheese dishes such as the Raclettesant and The Beef Steak and Raclette would be a great way to up your Instagram game.Tender beef cooked to a perfect medium and goey melted cheese with each bite, maybe this can be an exception to those New Years’ Resolution diet plans.

Read more about Flavour Flings here.

Where: Blk 121, Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 11am to 4pm and 5.30pm to 9pm, Saturday to Sunday – 9am to 4pm and 5.30pm to 9pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Last orders are 45mins before respective closing time.
Contact Information: 6286 0051

3. Two Wings, Essen @ The Pinnacle


We enjoyed their chicken wings with pretty cool flavours. We tried three different flavours of wings: Original, Salted Egg Yolk and Chilli Crab. Even with sauce all over them, they maintained their crispiness. The original flavoured wings was served with a special homemade chilli. Both the Salted Egg Yolk and Chilli Crab chicken wings were really addictive.

Read more about Essen @ The Pinnacle here.

Where: 1 Cantonment Road, Unit 01-01, Singapore 080001
Operating Hours: 10.30am to 11pm daily
Contact Information: 6727 6066

4. Cha Thai


Authentic Thai food from Thailand. Thai chef owner, Leah, decided to start her own restaurant when she couldn’t find any real Thai food in Singapore, and we are so glad she did. What’s more, their ‘authenticity’ is real because they haven’t changed it to suit the Singaporean palate. Their Pad Thai contains the strong fragrance and flavour from prawns, and comes with some big juicy prawns. They also have Charcoal toast served with freshly made sauces such as Pandan and Thai Milk Tea. Jet black cubes of buttered bread that was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Read more about Cha Thai here.

Where: 80 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048466 (Far East Square)
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday – 11am to 10pm. Closed on Sundays
Contact Information: 6636 3696

5. CreatureS


Visit one of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore for Sunday brunch with your girlfriends, and try their best selling dishes – Miso Cod and Ulam Onigiri, and Roast Duck and Pear Salad. The food is not just pretty of course. Also, we loved their signature Durian cake which had bits of real Mao Shan Wang Durian in it.

Read more about CreatureS here.

Where: 120 Desker Road, Singapore 209639
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday – 12pm to 10.30pm, Friday to Saturday – 12pm to 11.30pm. Closed on Mondays
Contact Information: 6291 6996

6. Oh My Tian


Oh My Tian is what you will say after taking a bite of their best selling Curly Fries with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce. There’s also truffle mayo cheese for you to dip your fries in. Other dishes like the Ayam Thai Charcoal Waffle would make for an interesting Instagram photo. What’s more they don’t charge for GST and service. More money for food!

Read more about Oh My Tian here.

Where: #01-79, 34 Whampoa W, Singapore 330034
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 12pm to 10pm. Closed on Mondays
Contact Information: 6612 1166

7. Chimney


I’ve never been to Hungary but with Chimney, I get to try Hungarian food! Ken and Yvonne brought the traditional Hungarian pastry, the Chimney cakes, to Singapore. These cakes look like little chimneys, with smoke rising up out of them when they come fresh out of the oven. It’s located at scape so after all that shopping, just pop by to get your fix of Hungarian Chimney cakes.

Read more about Chimney here.

Where: Scape, 2 Orchard Link, #02-02, Singapore 237978
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 11am to 9pm, Saturday to Sunday – 11am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm
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