Makan

Weekend food list: New location, new menu for Bird Bird

The old Bird Bird, the Thai chicken restaurant in Ann Siang Road with the crazy decor, served a superb Isaan BBQ Chicken and an unforgettable Mama Slaw, coleslaw topped with crushed, crispy instant noodles, with chunks of deep-fried century egg among the vegetables.

That was then, this is now.

Owner Bjorn Shen has moved his restaurant to the east and revamped the menu.

The signature dish at the new place is still chicken, but it is American-style fried chicken.

The new offerings look more upmarket, but it is reassuring to find that the cheeky, dude food vibe remains. Of course, the Birdhouse Special ($24, above right) is a must-order.

The buttermilk fried chicken, brined in Old Bay seasoning, is what fried chicken must be.
WHERE: Bird Bird, 97 Frankel Avenue
MRT: Kembangan
TEL: 6694-8270
OPEN: 11.30am to 3.30pm (last order: 3pm), 6 to 10pm (last order: 9.30pm) (Wednesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays and Tuesdays


FOOD PROMOTIONS

Kokopanda 1-For-1

Till Sunday, everything on the menu is one-for-one at Plaza Singapura's new dessert store.

WHERE: B2-60 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road
MRT: Dhoby Ghaut
WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm
PRICE: Soft serve: $4.90 a scoop (free topping) or $5.90 (three toppings); extra topping: 50 - 80 cents; beverages: $3.50 - $4.50
INFO: facebook.com/kokopanda.kr

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR

Pacific Marketplace Festive Treats Festive goodies at Pan Pacific Singapore's Pacific Marketplace include the Traditional Roasted Turkey with cornbread, and the signature Honey Glazed Ham.

WHERE: Level 1 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
MRT: Promenade
WHEN: Traditional roasts: order by Dec 23; other festive goodies: order by Dec 24; collection: daily till Dec 26
PRICE: Log cakes: from $68+; traditional roasts: $128+
TEL: 6826-8240
INFO: E-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com; to order, go to pacificmarketplace.sg

Capella's Christmas Brunch Returns

This year's Christmas Brunch at Capella Singapore's Grand Ballroom will be bustling with live food stations and a roving band.
WHERE: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa
MRT: HarbourFront
WHEN: Dec 25, 12.30 - 3pm
PRICE: $198++ - $228++ a person
TEL: 6377-8888
INFO: E-mail gr.singapore@capellahotels.com

Zott's Offerings

Zott's Restaurant's Poulet de Bresse Christmas menu has items such as foie gras, Poulet de Bresse (chicken) breast and confit of leg.

WHERE: 97 Amoy Street
MRT: Telok Ayer
WHEN: Lunch: 11.30am - 3pm; dinner: 6pm - midnight
PRICE: Poulet de Bresse menu: $128+ (add $58++ for wine pairing); Four- to six-course Christmas Event Menu: $98++ - $148++ (wine pairing: $48++ - $72++)
TEL: 6223-0913
INFO: E-mail info@zotts.com.sg

Breton's Festive Sets

Breton Restaurant Bar is offering two four-course festive set menus. One set has grilled whole lobster or roasted lamb loin as the main course. The other has grilled half lobster with pork ribs or chicken leg.

WHERE: 544 Serangoon Road
MRT: Farrer Park
WHEN: Till Dec 31: 3 - 10pm (Sun - Thu) & 3 -10.30pm (Fri & Sat); Dec 24 & Dec 31: two seatings at 6pm & 8.30pm PRICE: $65 - $85
TEL: 6299-3544
INFO: www.breton.com.sg

The Shoukouwa Edomae Sushi Experience

Shoukouwa's sushi chefs showcase their two-Michelin-starred edomae sushi in the restaurant's Christmas and New Year lunch and dinner menus.

WHERE: 02-02A One Fullerton, 
1 Fullerton Road
MRT: Raffles Place
WHEN: Dec 24 & 25; Dec 31 & Jan 1
PRICE: Lunch ($220++ a person): noon - 3pm; dinner ($580++): 6 - 8pm & 8.30 - 11pm
TEL: 6423-9939
INFO: E-mail info@shoukouwa.com.sg

Celebrate With Thai Flavours At Tamarind Hill

Executive chef Wanthana Nikonsaen draws elements from traditional Yuletide favourites and flavours of her native Thai cuisine for Tamarind Hill's festive menus.

WHERE: Tamarind Hill, 30 Labrador Villa Road
MRT: Labrador Park
WHEN/PRICE: Dec 24 & 25 ($119++ a person); noon - 3pm; 6 - 11pm; Dec 31 ($129++): 6 - 11pm; Jan 1 ($60++; $120++ with free flow of cocktails, housepours & draft beer): noon - 3pm
TEL: 6278-6364
INFO: E-mail singapore@tamarindrestaurants.com

Raffles Marina Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner

Choose from more than 20 specialities via live, carving and dessert stations.

WHERE: 10 Tuas West Drive
MRT: Joo Koon
WHEN: Dec 24, 6.30pm
PRICE: $62++ a person, $28++ a child (free for those under six); poolside parties for groups of up to 30 people: from $60++ a person (halal option available)
TEL: 6861-8000
INFO: rafflesmarina.com.sg

Jack's Place Golden Jubilee Christmas

Jack's Place's Festive Set Lunch features main courses such as grilled barramundi, New Zealand ribeye steak and grilled Cajun turkey with chestnut stuffing.

WHERE: Jack's Place outlets
WHEN/PRICE: Festive set lunch (Dec 16, 19 - 24, 26 - 31): $19.90++; Christmas Eve Dinner: $32++ - $45++; Christmas Day Lunch: $25.80++; New Year's Eve Dinner: From 28.80++
INFO: www.jacksplace.com.sg


ARTS AUDITIONS

Kids Casting For Pangdemonium's Fun Home

The Singapore theatre company is holding auditions on Dec 29 for three child roles in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical to be staged from Sept 29 to Oct 15 next year.

INFO: To book an audition spot, e-mail auditions@pangdemonium.com. Go to pangdemonium.com/ bout-us/auditions


BOOKS

Meet The Chef: Benny Se Teo Of Honest Good Food - Bold Flavours, Hearty Eats

The creative force behind restaurant chain and social enterprise Eighteen Chefs brings together a collection of comfort food recipes inspired by his childhood memories and personal experiences.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road
MRT: Orchard
WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3pm
ADMISSION: Free
TEL: 6737-5021
INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

The 12 Days Of Christmas - A Flash Poetry Mob Reading

Singapore's emerging poets from literary non-profit organisation Sing Lit Station present The 12 Days Of Christmas.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road
MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible

This exhibition broadly surveys the imaginary and the temporary through artworks from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art.

WHERE: Exhibition Galleries, Basement, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road
MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut
WHEN: Till Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (daily except Thu), 1 - 7pm (Thu)
ADMISSION: Free for citizens & permanent residents; foreigners: $8 (adult), $4 (concession), $6 (SIA-Krisflyer rate)
TEL: 6332-3659/6332-5642 INFO: nationalmuseum.sg

Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums Of Asia, 1500 - 1900

More than 180 objects are on show, exploring the heritage of Asian port cities and telling the story of how the global flow of people, goods and ideas contributed to the evolution of multicultural societies in Asia today.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
MRT: Raffles Place
WHEN: Till Feb 19, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri)
ADMISSION: Free this month 
TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Mereka Utusan: Imprinting Malay Modernity, 1920s - 1960s

This exhibition affirms the importance of language to a community by tracing the development of Malay modernity and identity through print, advertisements and editorial cartoons.

WHERE: Galleries 1 & 2, Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate
MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till June 25, 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon
ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6391-0450 INFO: www.malayheritage.org.sg E


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

From Within

Conceptualised by Singapore curator Ernest Chan, this exhibition features artworks by nine artists and reveals their thoughts, experiences and observations during their travels.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm
ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com

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