Hot 100: Singapore's Hottest Restaurants, Cafes, Bars in May

Hot 100: Singapore's Hottest Restaurants, Cafes, Bars in May

The “Burpple Hot 100” shows the hottest places in the city, powered by the tastes of hundreds of thousands of people using Burpple in Singapore. Whether they are good, great or awesome, we leave it to your own tastebuds. We're featuring first the top 10 here today. For the entire list, visit our Hot 100 page:
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Tastemaker Veronica Phua puts it so aptly, "Two thick yet lightly fluffy pancakes are so generously filled with blueberries and ricotta cheese bits, every mouthful is absolute heaven. As if that is not enough, three pieces of crisp bacon add a savory dimension to what is already wow". Finish off with their wonderful coffee, and you've got the perfect brunch. Sit outside if the weather is nice!

The crazy queues made up of mainly 18-25s is a good indication of the value The Sushi Bar delivers. The Normal Chirashi Don is unbelievably satisfying at $24, with decadent cuts of fresh sashimi. The Salmon Aburi rolls appear on every table, topped with lightly-seared salmon and mentaiko mayo, to-die-for! Make reservations early, or simply join the hungry queue.

Burppler Amalina highly recommends this fairly new Halal cafe! She says "This is banoffee pavlova with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is awesome, the pavlova simply melts in your mouth. There are other desserts as well, such as cupcakes and tarts. All are worth trying, I promise! Highly recommended!"

Good news for those who've missed Chef Shen Tan's signature Nasi Lemak, you can savour it again at the newly opened Ujong. Be prepared to pay quite a bit more than you're used to, with dishes averaging $20 a pop! Tastemaker Rachel also recommends the Hae Bee Hiam Mentaiko Capellini- "thin coils of pasta emollient with garlic-and-prawn-stock butter, dotted with crispy lardons, and slicked with an unexpectedly creamy dried shrimp and mentaiko paste..."

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At Spathe, communal dining is where it's at. We're talking about their Mammoth SIgnatures: think metre-long sausages and pizzas. Quality is definitely not compromised by quantity here. Popular favourites include the Belgian Waffle & Fried Chicken and Sous Vide Octopus Salad. As Burppler Jean Teo put it, Spathe has '... a great vibe and ambience for friends catchup and romantic dinners.', perfect for large groups.

7Adam is a one-of-a-kind dining concept, celebrating food and art. Expect European dishes with Asian influences in a space perfect for a romantic date night. Their grain-fed angus beef tenderloin is perfectly done, a must-try for meat lovers.

A calming environment with the perfect mix of vintage and industrial, Lola's is a great spot for a casual brunch. Their honey paprika wings are a hit, along with their trusty eggs ben. Pick a nice cider from their wide selection to go with your wings, and kick back for a relaxing weekend.

Few do premium sushi better than Shinzo without blowing a big hole in your wallet (S$138++/pax). Shinzo is a new Japanese restaurant helmed by veteran sushi chef, Lawrence Chia, who trained under the famous Japanese Chef Yoshio Nogawa. Chef Chia regularly snatches up the very best produce from Tokyo’s Tsujiki Fish Market. Some of Shinzo’s not-to-be-missed signature dishes include the Hotate foie gras and Toro tataki.

Perfect for a date night or an intimate catch-up with friends, J's serves Latin American-inspired cuisine in a cosy setting. J's aims to bring people together, serving no pork and lard (Halal), or crustaceans (kosher), and even customizes vegetarian and gluten-free items! Begin your meal with breaded jalapenos stuffed with mozarella, served with creamy guacamole. Move on to a dish of comforting Adobo chicken and warm tortillas, or melt-in-your-mouth braised lamb shank.

At only $3.50 for a homemade waffle, this comes at pretty good value. Pick a couple of their unique ice cream flavours to go along with the crisp waffle, $3 for a single and $5 for a double scoop. Go for their Salted Caramel and the Horlicks Tim Tam flavours.

The top picks, popular finds and newly opened places in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, curated by Burpple editors!

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