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What’s New in Singapore’s Food Scene

Recently launched new menus at Open Door Policy and Zafferano, and newly opened places TONO Cevicheria and Ratio Ultra Lounge are worth a visit

Singapore always has something new and exciting to look forward to. With the myriad of new restaurants, bars and clubs popping up, we’ve rounded our top picks of the week.

Open Door Policy

Tiong Bahru’s favourite neighborhood cafe has gone completely gluten-free and dairy-free. The menu features 15 new dishes spearheaded by Assistant Head Chef, Freddy Ang. Instead of using wheat, various other types of flour are used - corn, rice, tapioca, and almond. We recommend starting with a warm bowl of Wasabi Green Pea Soup that strikes just the right balance between being tangy, healthy and unique in its combination of flavours.

While most of the new dishes are unique and tasty, the desserts were an absolute stand out. The Calamansi Chocolate Tart, Cashew Nut Milk Custard, and Dairy-free Apple Crumble had our tummies feeling very happy and satisfied.

Tel: (+65) 6221 9307

Address: 19 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168650

TONO Cevicheria

TONO means party and making a trip down to Singapore’s first authentic Peruvian restaurant feels like a celebration indeed. The chefs and staff seem to be in a festive mood as we were served our cocktails - Pisco Sour and Chilcano - with Salsa music playing in the background. TONO Cevicheria is the brainchild of Peruvian Chef Daniel Chavez, supported by his team of Latin American chefs.

The place serves up legit Peruvian ceviches complete with seafood, citrus, chillies and onions.This wonderful marinade forms what Peruvians term the Tiger’s Milk or leche de tigre. End off the meal with their delicious and unique desserts. We recommend the Alfajores (butter cookies with dulce de leche filling and mango mousse), which are light, pretty and simply yum.

Tel: (+65) 6702 7320

Address: 7 Fraser St, #01-49/50, Duo Galleria, Singapore 189356

Ratio Ultra Lounge

From the luxurious settings of Ratio Ultra Lounge comes an intimate clubbing experience exclusively for the Crème de La Crème of Singapore’s partygoers. Ratio is all about the ratio of men to women. Perched on the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower, Ratio recently opened its doors on the 21st of July. The lounge is a newest addition to the popular rooftop bar, Skyline.

With an invite-only crowd, Ratio provides exclusive service for guests. There is no cover charge and the guest list is strictly vetted by club management. The rooftop lounge is the perfect weekend destination for partygoers looking for a cosy clubbing environment. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems elevate the ritzy lounge to provide an experience like no other.

Tel: (+65) 8333 0620

Address: Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore 048623


Perched at 43 storeys, Zafferano provides one of the best views of Singapore’s beautiful skyline. The newly launched Summer menu epitomises the beauty of authentic Italian cooking, a marriage of innovative recipes with fresh seasonal produce like Sicilian sardines, Mazara red prawns, green peas and fava beans. The dishes reflect the signature culinary style of Head Chef Marco Guccio, who celebrates the different flavours of North and South Italy.

We recommend the freshly oven-baked Atlantic cod paired with seasonal white asparagus, heirloom vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes and green asparagus sauce. This dish looks deceptively simple, but hits all the right notes in terms of flavour and texture.

In lieu of National Day, Zafferano is offering a 4-course set dinner with wine pairings or a magnum of Perrier Jouët champagne for a more exclusive dining experience at the Terrace Lounge and unparalleled views of the fireworks.

Tel: (+65) 6509 1488

Address: Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315

Aditi Kashyap

08 Aug 2017, 10:00 AM

Aditi is the Editor at Vanilla Luxury. Born and raised in Singapore, this foodie spends her weekends exploring new cafes, restaurants and bars. If she's not at the gym busting out a yoga pose, she probably has her nose in a book or is binge-watching a brilliant whodunnit. Get in touch with her via email or follow her on Instagram @heydeets.