AFN Recommends: 5 Places to Try This February

AFN Recommends: 5 Places to Try This February

5 reasons to dine out this February.

Be it a celebration or just the need for a little perk-me-up, there are always new dishes to try around town that’ll make it worth leaving the house for. Here are some of our favourites this month!

Rockon Tokyo

Looking for authentic Japanese Obanzai? Rockon Tokyo serves up true obanzai in traditional Kyoto home-cooked style that’s heartwarming and in its best form without any MSG or preservatives. With ingredients delivered every few days directly from Japan, you can expect fresh cuts on their 8-course Omakase set meal (SGD$88++). It includes a starter, an assortment of obanzai, a warm dish, seasonal sashimi, charcoal-grilled seasonal fish, seasonal fried fish, Tamago Kake Gohan (steamed rice is served under a blanket of torched egg white meringue and egg yolk) and a dessert. Add an oomph to your Omakase with their flex-worthy Rock On! Tokyo Treasure Box or Gout-O I.C.U (Ikura-Caviar-Uni).


Fun fact: Rockon’s name is derived from the Japanese word ‘Roku’, which means number 6. It invites you to listen to your sixth sense and pick your favourite.


106 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088525


Penang Culture

Travel may not be in the books any time soon and Penang Culture is here to help curb that wanderlust itch. Dive into a world of authentic Malaysian hawker fare with award-winning Datuk (Dr) Chef Wan! For a limited time only, from now till 28 Feb 2021, you’ll get to savour his speciality dishes like Mum’s Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng Emak, S$28), King Tiger Prawn Rendang (Rendang Udang Galah, S$28), Stir-Fried 4-in-1 Vegetables with Sambal (Sambal Goreng Empat Sayur, S$14), Massaman Beef (Daging Massaman, S$28) and our favourite, Mackerel in Spicy and Sour Gravy (Gerang Asam, S$28). You can have them in a set menu for S$90 (4-5pax) or ala carte!



The Connoisseur Concerto (tcc)

Sip artisanal drinks with an asian flair at The Connoisseur Concerto’s new dining concept, complete with a luxurious Parisian high tea menu. New menu mainstays at the tcc features a deliciously crispy Soft-Shell Crab Eggs Benedict (S$17), complemented with creamy calamansi hollandaise, avocado & smoked chicken ham. Our personal favourite, Stuffed Chicken Roulade (S$22), is a flavourful stuffed chicken roll with apricot & pistachio filling, dressed with a creamy potato & carrot puree & herb emulsion. Try their Black Sesame Macchiato (S$7.80)  for a delicious pick-me-up to soothe your mind & tastebuds, complete with fried dough crullers to add that salty crunch to curb the sweet drink. 

Psst! Several items on their menu are exclusive to their Great World City outlet.




Joy Luck Teahouse

Missing the Cha Chan Teng life in Hong Kong? With popular snacks like Hong Kong Fish Balls, Milk Tea, Egg Tarts and Pineapple Polo Buns, you’ll be transported back to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong streets! Plus, try their Chee Cheong Fun with Dried Scallop Hae Bee Hiam! The umami flavour fills up your taste buds, making you crave for more. Psst, it’s limited time only and exclusively available only at their Parkway Parade outlet.


Parkway Parade, Food Republic, 80 Marine Parade Rd, #B1-85 to 87, #B1-112 to 146, S449269

Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square, #B1-k01, S738099

Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria St, #B1-K25, S188021

ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-61, S238801


Baker & Cook

Escape into an idyllic grassy knoll and indulge in a  plant-based meal with local home-grown artisanal bakery, Baker & Cook! Core Collective Dempsey is Baker & Cook’s first & only dining concept, with a fuller, exclusive menu to boast! Delight your tastebuds with The Impossible™ Sausage Roll (S$19), perfectly seasoned minced & enveloped in a dense vegan pastry that leaves you wanting seconds - the pastry is a solid win for us. For all the spice lovers, their Thai Green Curry Pot Pie($19) is the decadent dish to share, with creamy pumpkin filling encased in the same vegan pastry as their sausage roll. If you’re craving carbs, try their juicy Impossible™ Mushroom Swiss ($22; $26 with fries). Satisfying (Impossible™) patty seasoned generously with housemade, quinoa studded, eggless buns - a delicious mouthful.


Core Collective Dempsey, 27A Loewen Road, S248839

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