Singaporeans are always in search for new F&B outlets and better if there are something for everyone in the family. Great news to share that recently after a revamped, The Centrepoint has finally unveiled two new food precincts with a range of new and popular family-friendly options: Gastro+ and Food Hall.
Gastro+ is the refurbished wing housing international brand names and first-in-Singapore food concepts, such as Honolulu Café, Mak’s Noodles and Souper Tang. Food Hall at Basement 1 and 2 features Cold Storage with a new in-store dining concept, Royal London Duck, TenSho, Tino’s Pizza Café, as well as a variety of grab-and-go, old-school local delights and necessities stores.
Families hungry for a fun time after their meal can also explore the exciting rewards and events happening at the new Centrepoint: a Barnyard-themed Balloon Festival (30 September to 9 October) featuring balloon sculpting workshops and magical balloon shows, as well as Shopping Perks (30 September to 30 October), where shoppers can walk home with a tote bag or clutch bag.
Let us show you more on a quick run-down of some great eats you’ll find at the new Centrepoint:
As the name suggests, Gastro+ is home to international brand names and first-in-Singapore food concepts which will take you on a gastronomical adventure. This 3-level food precinct will leave you spoilt for choice be it for family outings, social gatherings or simply an intimate date.
1. Kyoaji Japanese Dining, #04-17/18
Kyoaji stands for ‘Taste From Kyoto’, and this cosy Japanese restaurant is here to bring you just that – the freshest sashimi and seafood from Japan! This first-in-Singapore restaurant is decorated with warm interiors to immerse you in the Japanese way of dining and culture, and an extensive menu to satisfy your taste buds.
2. Din Tai Fung, #02-55
Known the world over for its Xiao Long Baos (Steamed Pork Dumplings), Din Tai Fung has established itself as a household name in Singapore with 21 outlets to boot. Its delectable dishes, prompt and long-serving service crew and it’s all-so-familiar settings makes it the next best place for one to tuck into a meal with your closest ones.
3. Crystal Jade Kitchen, #03-43
A casual dining concept with an extraordinary effort put into the creation of each dish, this is the place you need to visit for authentic Cantonese fare such as La Mian, Roasted Delicacies, Hong Kong Noodles, Congee and Sizzling Work Specialties.
4. Astons Steak & Salad, #03-28/28A
Looking for a really satisfying and affordable family-friendly restaurant? Try Astons Steak and Salad which features a free-flow, all-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar with over 80 hot and cold sides. Beverages and desserts are also provided by the way (only at The Centrepoint)! Make sure you arrive ready to eat so you get every penny’s worth!
5. Chicken Up, #01-33H
If Korean food is more your thing, you definitely need to try Singapore’s #1 Korean fried chicken and other authentic Korean dishes at Chicken Up! One of their bestsellers is the sweet, tangy and crispy Yangnyum Up (pronounced as “Yang-Yum” which means “sauce” in Korean) fried chicken or if you like your chicken garlicky, Ganjung Up is the garlic-soy based version of it. Their other top-sellers also include Kimchi fries, Bulgogi fries, Kimchi pancake and Jap Chae, what more can you ask for when you say Korean comfort food?
6. Ollie Kitchen & Bar, #01-33M
Love yourself a cosy cafe? You should give Ollie Kitchen & Bar a try. They are coffee specialists who happen to do really great burgers, and serves all your favourite comfort foods as well. From all-day breakfasts to burgers, this place would make anyone feel at home in a second. Can you imagine tucking into the scrumptious Ollie breakfast or a juicy Woody Wood Piper burger, plus a cup of Joe made with the right amount of care?
7. Souper Tang, #02-52 & #02-K01
This first-in-Singapore restaurant serves nourishing soups and dishes skillfully enhanced with Chinese herbs and packed with the flavourful punch that all great Chinese food is known for. You can expect the Souper Tang Signature Soup arriving at your table teeming with canopy (dried scallop), shiitake mushrooms, American ginseng slices, ginseng root, cordyceps flower and fish maw. Bite into whole pieces of chicken and savour the glutinous rice wine that makes the broth really delicious!
8. Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, #02-29/30
Song Fa Bak Kut Teh actually started from very humble beginnings in the 1960s, selling bowls of piping hot Bak Kut Teh from a single pushcart stall on the streets of Singapore. Today, preserving the legacy of old recipes and techniques, they still serve tender, melt-off-the-bone pork ribs in flavourful, peppery, spice-infused broth.
9. Mak’s Noodles, #01-63/64
For a quick pick-me-up, another Hong Kong favourite that has opened in Singapore for the first time is Mak’s Noodles. Time to try these world-renown wanton noodles if you haven’t already! Its succulent prawn wanton and delicate noodles will definitely have you craving for more the next time!
10. Honolulu Café, #01-33F/G
If you’ve always loved Hong Kong’s Cha Chaan Teng vibes where you get served British-Meets-Chinese old-school Hong Kong snacks in a no-frills coffee-shop setting, you should make a bee-line to Honolulu Café). The must-try is their famous egg-tarts, which go so well with their other specialty – Hong Kong Milk Tea. Their egg tarts are known to have a soft, silky custard centre, held together by a flaky, crispy pasty made of 192 layers.
Hungry for new flavours or craving an old favourite? Head down to The Centrepoint’s revamped Food Hall, where you can grab a quick bite, find some local delights and stock up on life’s little necessities.
1. Tensho by MOF, #B1-20 (Now Open!)
You don’t have to break your bank for a bowl of quality goodness, especially at Tensho (天勝) by MOF, where they pride themselves on wholesome and delicious food with affordable prices. The fragrance of Hokkaido rice topped with fresh ebi prawns, eggs, fish and pumpkin slices – and there you go, a satisfying bowl of tendon for any day, anytime!
2. Tino’s Pizza Café, #B1-13 (Opening Soon)
Using premium dough, Tino’s Pizza Café’s pizzas are lovingly hand-crafted with perfect charred crusts and topped with rich ingredients before being oven-baked for maximum goodness. Each pizza is a work of art, and nothing beats enjoying a fresh, hand-tossed pizza in a café-style restaurant in the heart of Orchard Road.
3. Royal London Duck, #B1-12 (Opening Soon)
Royal London Duck offers a huge selection of authentic Cantonese fare like Hong-Kong Style Noodles with Fresh Shrimp Wantons, Char Siew, Shatin Chicken Porridge, and many more. If you are a Dim Sum goer, you will love the fact that they serve all-day Dim Sums, with each dish freshly made upon order. Needless to say, their signature London Roast Duck and Black Pepper London Duck Bun is a must-try!
4. Texas Chicken, #B1-07 (Now Open!)
Texas Chicken might not be the newest kid in the block, but this fourth-largest chicken restaurant chain in the world has a one-of-a-kind menu which makes people go back for more. Using their signature 8-piece cut, the chicken is marinated and cooked to a unique, golden perfection. Each set comes complete with their signature mash potatoes and honey-butter biscuit, which easily makes it one’s comfort food.
5. Pho Street, #B1-14 (Now Open!)
Served in a light yet flavourful broth, a piping bowl of Pho from Pho Street hits the spot every time. With the best of Vietnamese’s street delights available on its menu, you can expect to savour your favourite Pho, Banh Mi and Rice Vermicelli served with your choice of meat. The Vietnamese cuisine is also well-known for its street snacks which you can order as sides to share with your friends. And of course, you will need to complete your meal with a Lemongrass Drink!
6. MOS Burger, #B1-06 (Opening Soon)
MOS Burger started out as a hamburger shop venture in Japan in 1972 and fast forward to today, it has evolved into one of our favourite fast-food chains in Singapore. Their signature rice burger, available in four different flavours Ebi, Kakiage, Yakiniku and Tsukune are to die for, and a definitely must-try if you have not. Complete your meal with French fries, salad, or MOS Chicken, plus a cuppa Iced Milk Tea, and you are all set for a great start to the day!
7. Cold Storage, #B1-09/10 (Opening Soon)
Cold Storage is one of the leading supermarket chains in Singapore with 54 stores to date. Take a walk down the aisles and you’ll realise that they carry an extensive range of brands to satisfy their gourmet-loving customers. This latest outlet at The Centrepoint will introduce a deli-grocer concept for shoppers to enjoy a quick meal while on the go.
The Centrepoint Balloon Festival Event (30 September to 9 October 2016)
Parents can look forward to bringing their children to this Barnyard-themed balloon festival, featuring an air-filled barnyard and animals sculpted entirely from balloons by Guinness World Record-setting artist, Lily Tan. The festival promises to fascinate parents and their children in an immersive world of kaleidoscopic colours, balloon sculpting workshops and magical balloon shows. Participants can also walk away with a photo memento with a minimum spend of S$10 at the mall.
Tote Home Shopping Perks (30 September to 30 October 2016)
Shoppers will also be rewarded with a tote bag from 30 September to 16 October or a clutch bag from 17 to 30 October when they spend a minimum of $100* at The Centrepoint. They will also receive a $10 The Centrepoint Gift Card when they spend a minimum of $150* during this promotional period.
*Limited to the first 4,500 redemptions for tote/clutch bag and 4,500 redemptions for bonus $10 The Centrepoint Gift Card in a maximum of 3 same-day receipts. Limited to 1 redemption per Frasers Rewards Member per day on a first-come-first-served basis, while stocks last. Other terms and conditions apply.
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(Article credit from The Centrepoint Mall )