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Open For Business: Madame Fan, Oporto and Rafael’s Bistro, Food News & Top Stories


Madame Fan is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant-cum-lounge helmed by acclaimed London-based restaurateur Alan Yau, famed for beginning Hakkasan, a Chinese fine-dining institution with retailers worldwide.

The 467 sq m, 222-seat restaurant on the newly reopened NCO Club in Beach Road incorporates a lounge, a predominant eating space and 6 personal eating rooms.

On the menu, conceptualised by Yau, are his signatures corresponding to Double Boiled Four Treasure Soup with sea cucumber, fish maw, dried scallop and crabmeat in a recent coconut ($28++); Drunken Crab Rice Noodle with 20-year-old Gu Yue Long Shan rice wine ($22++ for 100g); and Lobster Cantonese with ginger, spring onion and wonton noodle ($17++ for 100g, above).

Where: The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road

Open: Noon to 3pm, 6 to 11pm (Tuesdays to Sundays)

Info: Call 6818-1921 or e-mail [email protected]



Oporto, the Portuguese flame-grilled hen chain from Australia, has opened its first Singapore outlet in Holland Village.

The Singapore menu includes an array of flame-grilled hen (above), burgers, wraps and sides corresponding to chips and grilled corn.

Oporto’s hen is marinated after which basted with the Oporto Original Chilli Sauce (Portuguese spicy sauce made with chilli pepper, ginger and garlic) earlier than it’s grilled. There are additionally sauces corresponding to Lemon & Herb, Prego and garlic sauce.

The flame-grilled hen is available in quarter ($6.90), half ($11.90) or complete ($21.90) parts. It additionally has hen burgers ($5.90 to $9.90).

A Family Meal ($39.90) includes an entire hen, two massive chips, 4 common drinks, two sides and three wings.

Where: 01-01 Holland Piazza, three Lorong Liput

Open: 10am to 10pm every day

Info: Call 9386-0310 or go to



Rafael’s Bistro – beforehand often called Raffles Place Bistro and situated at The Sail @ Marina Bay – has moved to Telok Ayer Street.

The restaurant now serves Western and North Indian delicacies in a colonial-stylespace with an alfresco space. It is now providing a three-course set lunch at $15.

Two gadgets marked “must try” on the menu are Fish & Chips ($18, above) and Chicken in a Basket with Fries ($18).

There are additionally pizzas and pastas ($16 to $22) and grilled gadgets corresponding to tenderloin steak ($30 for 200g) and Chilean seabass ($22).

Indian delicacies is offered after 6pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays. Highlights embody paneer tikka masala ($15) and hen tikka masala ($18).

Where: 165 Telok Ayer Street

Open: 11am to midnight (Mondays to Saturdays)

Info: Call 6222-6650, textual content/ WhatsApp 9691-9253 or go to

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