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Bugis Street was home to raucous street-side eating and buzzing evening markets within the 1950s to 1980s and Bugis @ Studio M is Studio M Hotel’s replace of the back-alley expertise.

This 32-seat outside kiosk options an eclectic old-school decor and serves road meals and craft beers together with these from Singapore microbreweries reminiscent of Archipelago draft, Ki Siao Brown Ale, SG Blonde Ale, Sibei Ho Witbier, Tiger and Tok Gong America IPA ($10 plus GST every).

International labels ($12+ every) just like the Australian Bridge Road Robust Porter, French La Chouette, North Coast Stellar from California and Belgian St Bernardus Witbier are additionally represented right here.

The menu consists of Asian favourites reminiscent of Just Spam La ($10+), skinny slices of luncheon meat fried with curry leaves and chilli padi; and Hou Yu Pi ($10+), fried fish skins seasoned with Szechuan pepper.

Wah! Hot Chicks ($10+) are spicy hen wings served with candy Thai chili sauce, and Kam Heong Chicks ($10+, above) includes fried hen items tossed with dried shrimp, curry powder and curry leaves.

Larger plates embrace Tok Kong Laksa ($12+) and Beef Rendang Sedap ($14+), slow-cooked dry curry with spices, accompanied with rice.

Where: Studio M Hotel Singapore, three Nanson Road

Open: 5pm to midnight (Sundays to Thursdays), 5pm to 1am (Fridays and Saturdays)

Info: Call 6808-8888 or go to



After a four-year absence, Bishamon, which specialises in miso ramen (above), is again in Singapore.

Helmed by govt chef Melvin Yeo, the 58-seater at Suntec City’s Eat At Seven enclave has a brand new menu that includes conventional Sapporostyle miso ramen.

The ramen broth is a singular mix of three sorts of miso – crimson, white and a uncommon black miso not often utilized in Singapore.

Bishamon will get its black miso from suppliers in Japan.

The three sorts of miso are stir-fried and made right into a paste, which is then combined with pork bone and hen soup.

Bishamon’s Special Sapporo Miso Ramen ($15.eight++) is topped with massive slices of tender kurobuta pork collar cha shu and comes with corn, bamboo shoots and soft-boiled egg.

The meat is cooked in Bishamon’s pork broth for 2 hours, after which soaked in a particular marinade for one more two hours.

For tonkotsu lovers, there’s Special Tonkotsu Miso Ramen ($15.80++), made utilizing the identical pork bone and hen broth in addition to white miso paste.

Thin white ramen noodles are used as an alternative of the yellow noodles of the Sapporo-style miso ramen – a great possibility in the event you choose a milder flavour.

Where: 03-313 Suntec City North Wing, three Temasek Boulevard

Open: 11.30am to 3pm and 5.30 to 10.30pm every day

Info: Call 6235-3386 or go to



Twenty Eight Cafe, positioned within the Mount Sophia and Mount Emily space, has its personal particular mix of espresso beans from Bali.

It serves an all-day menu of brunch favourites reminiscent of Eggs Benedict ($16.90, all costs nett) served on hash, and Luncheon Fries ($12.90).

From midday, there are mains reminiscent of burgers and sandwiches to 6 styles of pastas.

Among the opposite highlights are Cold Truffle Pasta ($19.90), angel hair pasta tossed in Italian truffle oil and Japanese kombu seaweed, and Smoked Salmon Igloo ($18.90), the place crispy sourdough bread is served with a dome-shaped smoked salmon igloo, which homes a runny poached egg.

Another dish is the Pig-Out Sandwich ($17.90), Spanish pulled-pork shoulder and cooked ham with cheddar cheese, gherkin, cabbage and lettuce tucked between two slices of sourdough bread.

A must-try for these with a candy tooth is Indian Churros ($four.90, above), which is impressed by conventional roti prata. The churros are made with a flaky dough and twisted by hand to resemble a knot after which dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Where: 01-06, 28 Wilkie Road

Open: 7.30am to 5pm (Mondays to Fridays), eight.30am to 6pm (weekends and public holidays)

Info: Call 9628-2829 or go to

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