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Open For Business: Nickeldime, DreamWorks KouKou Cafe and The Original Boat Noodle, Food News & Top Stories


Hidden Door Concepts, the restaurant group behind a number of life-style and F&B ideas in Singapore, has unveiled Nickeldime on Mohamed Sultan Road.

Serving premium worldwide craft beers and up to date pub dishes, the hangout presents a laid-back setting with its grungy vibes and graffiti brick partitions.

Helming the kitchen is Australian chief government chef Tim Ashwood, who has greater than a decade of global expertise within the French eating scene, together with stints on the Michelin-starred restaurant in Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris.

All meals objects are ready in-house from scratch, utilizing recent, seasonal produce and fermentation methods to optimise flavours.

The worldwide bar meals menu options small bites and hearty meals, corresponding to Duck Waffle ($25+ with GST, 10 per cent service cost applies), a crisp cheddar and thyme waffle served with confit duck, sweet bacon and thyme maple syrup.

Another spotlight is the modernised Croque Madame ($18+, above), ready with housemade brioche, hand-carved ham, spiced bechamel and a fried egg. The dish, impressed by the chef’s time in France, is his private favorite.


Nickeldime at all times has 16 worldwide craft beers on faucet. The choice ranges from the sunshine and fruity, together with Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager ($15+), to brews corresponding to Pirate Life Mosaic IPA ($15+), Tuatara Coastin’ Session IPA ($14+) and Heart of Darkness Director’s Cacao Porter ($15+).

Where: 01-01, eight Mohamed Sultan Road

Open: Noon to 11pm (Mondays to Thursdays), midday to 1am (Fridays), 10 to 1am (Saturdays), 10am to 10pm (Sundays)

Info: Call 6735-1035, e-mail [email protected] or go to


Fans of DreamWorks’ animated movies can take a look at a brand new themed cafe at Bugis+ by the oldsters behind Gudetama Cafe Singapore.

DreamWorks KouKou are characters from DreamWorks films – corresponding to Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Trolls – that are made to appear to be dumplings. “Kou” is the Chinese character for mouth.

Here, within the world’s first DreamWorks KouKou cafe, the Asian-inspired menu options seven most important programs, six sides, 5 desserts and a spread of speciality drinks. Mains embrace Night Fury Steak Rice ($18.50++), a Hamburg steak served with combined greens and rice.

There are additionally renditions of Singapore favourites, such asthe Signature Okay.B.P. or kong bak pau ($13++, above) – tender pork stomach slices with recent coriander, iceberg lettuce and chilli stuffed in steamed buns – and the Signature Warrior Dumplings ($12++), pan-fried rooster dumplings topped with ebiko and served with garlic aioli.

Where: 05-04/05/06 Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street

Open: 11am to 10pm every day

Info: Call 6634-2682 or go to


Thai street-food idea The Original Boat Noodle, a franchisee of its namesake in Malaysia, has opened at Changi City Point.

Boat noodle originated from the floating markets of Thailand and the parts dished out by the boat hawkers had been saved small for comfort and security.

Here, it has been remodeled into a contemporary restaurant-style dish, however has retained its small-portion serving (proper).

The idea began with solely noodles, however the menu has grown considerably to include extra Thai avenue meals because the variety of Boat Noodle eating places elevated.

At the 60-seat restaurant in Singapore, diners can expertise a vigorous Thai avenue atmosphere from the meals to the decor.

The really useful eating fashion is to order the noodles – a couple of bowls, when you need – and add facet dishes and a signature drink. Repeat if obligatory.

For the noodles (opening particular: $1.20++ a bowl), first select your soup – Pathumthani (darkish soya sauce, sourish and spicy broth) or Ayutthaya (creamy darkish, mildly spicy broth) – then the rice noodles and meat selection of rooster or beef.

Side dishes vary from Tasty Chicken Wings ($three.80++ for 3 items, $5.80++ for 5 items) to Grilled Chicken/Beef Meatballs ($three.80++/$four.80++), Crunchy Thai Popeye’s Tempura ($three.80++) and Flame Grilled Ayam Legend ($eight.80++).

For drinks, the Thai drink, Chill Chill, has nearly all its elements imported. Choices are Thai iced tea or espresso ($three.80++ every) or the blended variations ($four.80++ to $5.80++).

Where: B1-34A Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1

Open: 11.30am to 9pm every day

Info: Call 6787-8134 or go to

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