Just when we thought cheese tarts had become a forgotten food trend alongside lobster rolls and radioactive-looking rainbow desserts, Japanese chain Pablo has announced that it’ll be opening its maiden Singapore venture at Wisma Atria on 8 August. We’re actually looking forward to another wave of cheese tart mania — short-lived fad or not, these decadent pastries easily won us over at the peak of their popularity last year. What’s different about Pablo’s rendition is that it has a custard-like centre and comes in various flavours such as chocolate cheese and matcha cheese. There’ll even be cheese smoothies and soft-serve ice cream.
It’s not just cheese tarts that are shaking up the gastronomic scene this month. Recent weeks have also welcomed many brand new restaurants, which range from a chocolate-centric café to an eatery championing Singapore heritage cuisine. There are also two new Spanish restaurants, and two Japanese kushikatsu (deep fried skewers) joints. Meanwhile, those on a budget can consider checking out Five Ten, a Taiwanese eatery that offers food and drink at only two prices — S$5++ or S$10++. Clearly, August looks set to spoil foodies silly with its eclectic mix of new restaurants.
Even though it’s only midweek, we believe it’s never too early to decide on where to dine at this weekend. Here’s a guide to 10 new restaurants to visit this month.