Here's a date night idea: mentai oysters, torched scallops, wagyu sukiyaki gyudon and a choice of house beer or wine at this chic rice bowl spot.
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Previously known as Torii Izakaya, this snazzy Japanese resto-bar at Duxton has since revamped. You're here for their decadent Truffled Beef Donburi ($28) featuring a generous beef slices, caviar, truffle mayo, foie gras and an onsen egg. Also good are the Pork Belly Garlic Fried Rice ($19) with succulent grilled pork belly, fried egg, garlic and scallion and Hearty Toro ($28) maxi for sharing.

Experience Peranakan cuisine like no other at this restaurant located in Funan Mall. Built on the legacy of recipes passed down through generations, Godmama features unique pairings with a modern twist on traditional, bold Peranakan flavours. This Set Menu for 2 ($80++) begins with their crispy Emping Chips and fragrant Ngoh Hiang, and features a variety of Peranakan classics including Ayam Buah Keluak, Chap Chye, and their signature Babi Assam as the three mains. This set also comes with Bunga telang Jasmine Rice (butterfly blue pea rice) and sides of nyonya achar and sambal belacan. End your meal on a sweet note with a Pulut Hitam Panna Cotta — Godmama’s take on the traditional dessert featuring a silken coconut panna cotta served with pulut hitam and coconut crumble — plus a drink of your choice.

This newly opened izakaya is nestled in the quaint old retro neighbourhood of Lavender and offers a wide range of bar bites, like yakitori, and drinks! Burppler Joe Yang was raving about the "thick slabs of fresh sashimi, as well as uni for that wave of umami" in their Sashimi Lunch Set ($28.80) but other must-orders include the Truffle Bara Chirashi Don ($24.80) and Unagi Don ($18.80). If you're up to try a little of everything, their 5 Kind Sushi ($16.90) will be sure to impress!
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If you're looking for an alternative to HaiDiLao then hit up this newly opened restaurant in Downtown East for mala hotpot with friends. At just $36.80++ for Lunch and $38.80++ for Dinner, their Hotpot & BBQ Buffet for 2 consists of free flow meat selections, vegetable platter and rice/noodle.

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Opening tomorrow, 1st March, is Clos Pasoh, a Modern French Brasserie. Occupying the second level of the heritage building with the curved frontage, it is destined to be a popular hangout, especially with the Francophiles.
From the design to the vibe, from the service to the food, a casual elegance and chic-ness permeates.
Lovers of French wine and champagne will especially have cause to celebrate as the Co-owner is none other than Entrepreneur Jean-Christophe who also owns WineFamily (a wine e-commerce website) and Galiena Fine Wines (an importer and distributor of fine wines and champagne), amongst other business ventures.
And where wine flows, good food must surely follow. Head Chef and Co-owner Louis Pacquelin has crafted a wide selection of small and large dishes to tempt.
If you are after a full-on meal, go for the “Pot-eu-feu” ($128). This traditional French beef stew which has beef cheek, shoulder and short rib, plus vegetables, can feed 2 to 4 pax. Furthermore, whilst you wait for the thrice-cooked broth to go through a final infusion with dehydrated kitchen trimmings, chilli padi, herbs etc., you get poached foie gras dumplings to munch on. Sides such as a Lettuce Salad and Mac & Cheese, can be added on as well.
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Head to this restaurant in VivoCity for their slick interior and succulent steaks! Enjoy a spread of Grilled Whole Boston Lobster ($74), Iberico Pork T-Bone Chop ($32) and umami Seaweed Aglio Olio with Tiger Prawn ($20). Finish off the meal with their chef recommended Jasmine Infused Smoked Fig Mochi Cake ($18) - think jasmine white chocolate ganache, passionfruit gel and fig mochi cake infused in jasmine smoke. To avoid disappointment, do remember to reserve your table ahead of time!

Pop by this alfresco-style bistro for a casual date night with your loved one! Specialising in Asian-fusion European dishes, dig into their fragrant Green Curry Linguine ($22), tender Beef Cheeks Bourguignon ($26) and creamy Boston Lobster Coconut Laksa ($45). Take a leaf out of Burppler Kris Lim's books and get their juicy Local Duck Leg Confit ($24), which was described as a "brilliant pairing of protein and condiments".
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De-stress on a Friday night over cocktails with your booze buddies. You won't find your run-of-the-mill cocktails here at Brass Lion Distillery, with renditions such as Cheng Tng ($20), Brass Snapper ($22) and Singapore Mule ($20). Want to try them all? They also offer Tasting Flights ($20) of their signature Brass Lion original and Brass Lion Experimentals too!
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* MAKE RESERVATION IN ADVANCE* Pardon the savage image because I gobbled up my main before taking a proper photo. The highlight on the left: Stracci Ai Gamberi E Capesante. This pasta with saffron cream sauce was divine. This is the kinda sauce you will cry with frustration when you suddenly think of it again because you CANNOT recreate it so easily. Having the stracci was a first time for me as well, an Italian Mee Hoon Kueh of sorts. We had soups for appetisers (Cream of Mushroom & Lobster Bisque), pasta for mains (aforementioned & Spaghetti Alle Vongole Aglio Olio E Peperonicino) and shared dessert (Panna Cotta All’amaretto & Torta Di Mele Al Mascarpone - Apple Cake topped w Ice Cream). Had to hustle in 90min for safe management measures but honestly the food came timely and service staff was friendly. As recommended in the other burpple reviews which was useful: ask for tap water if you don’t wanna drain your wallet and are not intending on some bubbly.

Find joy in delicious local fusion donburis at Izy Fook. Indulge in their Duroc Cha Shu Don ($14) featuring honey glazed pork and fluffy nanatsubashi rice, or their springy Izy Mee Pok ($17) that comes with tiger prawns and lap cheung. Order their crowd favourite, Miso Chicken Don ($14), and a side of Onigirazu Fried Chicken ($8) for a midweek treat!
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Surprise your date with a romantic tapas dinner at this quaint resto-bar in Telok Ayer. On mains, opt for their delicious melt-in-your-mouth Pork Jowl ($34) on a bed of carrot puree. Also good is their Roast Barramundi ($32) and fork-tender Whole Spring Chicken ($26) with a crisp exterior. Wash it down with an ice cold bottle of Young Master's Cha Chaan Teng Gose ($15) or a Mooshead G&T ($16).
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