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Yellow Pot
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Quick Bites: what to eat and other happenings in Singapore this week

Our round-up of news about food, served in bite-sized portions

By Fabian Loo
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Tired of hearing this question: what should we eat today? Well, us too. With new choices popping up every month, deals dropping every week, and cravings that fluctuate daily, choosing just what to eat can be a challenge. To help you decide on what's worth eating, we round up some of the latest food drops and happenings in town in this easy, bite-sized list. This week, make plans to visit the reopened Yellow Pot, stock up on the new Ben and Jerry's flavour for your Netflix sesh, and more. 

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Ben and Jerry's Punch Line
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A new Netflix companion from Ben and Jerry’s

Netflix and chill with the latest flavour from the famous ice cream brand: Punch Line. Tickle your belly with pint ($13.90) that comes studded with roasted almonds and sweet cherries. Swirls of brown butter bourbon help lend a boozy edge to the otherwise smooth ice cream base. Grab this limited-edition creation at major supermarkets, convenience stores, and online retailers.

Chef Julien Royer
Photograph: Odette

Julien Royer of Odette fame to open a new restaurant this year

Most would already know chef Julien Royer, the person responsible for Odette’s three Michelin star status. And now, Julien will add a new restaurant under his helm – come the third quarter of 2021. In an Instagram post, it was revealed that the new concept, in collaboration with the Lo and Behold Group, “will serve a la carte French cuisine and offer a relaxed style of dining for a wider audience”. It will take over the current grounds of the White Rabbit, located at Dempsey Hill.

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Yellow Pot CNY 2021
Photograph: Yellow Pot

Fine-dining Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot reopens

Restaurants Chinese Tanjong Pagar

The old Six Senses Duxton might have closed temporarily during the circuit breaker period, but the shophouse hotel has since reopened, under a new name and owner: Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection. Thankfully, the Chinese restaurant located within remains the same. Yellow Pot, together with the hotel, has opened its doors once food. Look forward to familiar hearty flavours, cooked using sustainably sourced ingredients and wholesome ingredients. And just in time for Chinese New Year, Yellow Pot will offer a dinner-only Signature Reunion Set Menu that ranges from $58 to $118 per person.

Publico Best Bar Voyage
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Savour the best global bar programmes, right here in Singapore

Bars and pubs Publico Ristorante, Raffles Place

Publico, together with the World’s Best Bars, is bringing to our island the best international cocktail experience. The Best Bar Voyage will allow barflies to enjoy recipes from award-winning establishments from around the world. It kicks off with drinks from Caprice Bar at Four Seasons Hong Kong (36th on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list), with three exclusive libations. From now till the end of March, look forward to libations that include the Golden Raisin Fizz ($24) and Oro Nero ($24) with white miso butter and Bacardi Reserve Ocho. Come April to May, Publico will switch things up with a menu curated by Sydney-based Maybe Sammy, featuring a modern spritz with kombucha, chardonnay, and peach; as well as Candy Man with lychee and raspberry shrub, Aperol, and Grey Goose.  

Last week's tea

Paris Baguette
Photograph: Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette’s latest outlet is a sprawling duplex space

Restaurants Orchard

Double the floor space, double the treats. Paris Baguette has opened its largest, two-storey outlet at 313@Somerset. Choose to dine alfresco on the first floor, which provides a great spot to people-watch, or head up to the second storey that offers a peek into the open kitchen where sweet treats and fresh bakes are made. Don’t miss the outlet-exclusive creation: a line-up of refreshing beer-based cocktails ($11/$13), made with coffee or various tea infusions. Our favourites: the Hadong Green Tea Crystal, with green grapes and fresh mint; and the elegant Yong Earl Grey Crystal which comes garnished with blueberries – all concocted with a base of Tiger Crystal Beer.

7-Eleven instant hotpot
Photograph: 7-Eleven

You can now enjoy instant hot pot for one

Shopping Raffles Place

Steamboat meals are usually enjoyed in a big group setting. But for the solo diners craving for a bubbling hot pot meal, 7-Eleven’s latest creation has you covered. Just in time for Lunar New Year, the convenience store has released three instant hot pot meals ($4.80) that need just minutes in the microwave. Flavours include mala chicken, complete with luncheon meat slices, corn, spinach, black fungus, lotus root, tofu, cabbage, and vermicelli; the tomato seafood with prawns, crab stick, enoki mushrooms; and herbal chicken topped with carrots, wolfberries, chicken thigh, carrots, and more. Taste-wise, you won’t get the same robust soup that you’ll find in steamboat restaurants, but the convenience is perfect when the sudden craving hits.

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Level33
Photograph: Daniel Chia

Sip on brews for just $10 at Level33

Bars and pubs Marina Bay

Here’s an affordable all-day happy hour deal: Level33 will serve up pints of its seasonal brew for just $10. Over at the rooftop bar, quaff down the Hoppy 10, made with 10 hops sourced from countries around the world; or sample the Bohemian Pilsner with floral and bitter notes. The promotion will run for the month of February, from 11.30am to 10.30pm.

Tiger Beer CNY 2021
Photograph: Tiger Beer

Toast to the new year with Tiger Beer

Stocking up the pantry in preparation for the festive season? This period, every online purchase of Tiger Beer to Tiger Crystal bulk packs will come with the limited edition Tiger Prosperity Bowl and Prosperity Plates sets. Swing down to various Tiger in-store roadshows and pick up red packets and playing cards with every purchase. 

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