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In the coming months, eateries slated to open include Koi Bangers Izakaya in Haji Lane, an izakaya bar offering its take on bangers and mash, and I Am's second outlet, a New York-inspired bakery-cafe in Bali Lane. Image: ST/ Matthias Ho New entrants say they hope to complement existing offerings by adding experiential offerings in which both food and ambience take centrestage. Some double up as art spaces, while others showcase their cakes amid quaint furniture and whimsical decor.F&B operators say there is no direct competition as each of them has something different to offer.Mr Jamuri Busori, 42, co-owner of I Am, a bistro-cafe inspired by the city of Amsterdam, says: "One thing I like about this area is that it has a very bohemian feel and vibe.The narrowness of the street and the pre-war shophouses remind me of the small alleys in Europe. It is a very communal and carefree space that we share." Here, we share 16 eateries and cafes to check out: Co-owner Lee Soon Young of Choo Choo Chicken. Choo Choo Chicken What: The Korean restaurant specialises in crispy fried chicken tossed in sweet, spicy or soya sauce-based sauces ( for eight pieces).Koi Bangers Izakaya What: The eatery will serve its take on bangers and mash as well as sushi and sashimi with a twist.
Where: 2 Jalan Klapa Open: Noon to 2.30pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday Info: Call 6293-6548 or e-mail [email protected] For now, dishes include demi-glazed chicken, Cajun-style grilled dory fish, pizzas and sandwiches.
Pho 4 All What: This halal Vietnamese restaurant serves pho, or thin flat rice noodles, in beef or chicken broth.
The noodles are complemented with desserts such as red ruby. Where: 7 Jalan Pisang Open: 11am to 3pm, 6 to 9pm (Monday to Friday), 6 to 9pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday Info: Call 6294-0703 7. Where: 26 Kandahar Street Open: Noon to midnight (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday Info: Call 6299-3252 or e-mail [email protected]
Top sellers here include its seven-layer cakes and rainbow mille crepe cake, priced at .90 a slice. Where: 674 North Bridge Road, junction of North Bridge Road and Haji Lane Open: 11.30am to 11pm (Monday to Thursday), 11.30am to 1am (Friday and Saturday), 11.30am to 10pm (Sunday)Info: Call 6295-5509 or e-mail [email protected] Cake Delights Bakery What: The two-month-old bakery is run by a mother-daughters team comprising Madam Latifah Maiden Pichai, 46, Ruquoiyah Abdul Haleem, 20, and Nur Himayah, 17.
Madam Latifah's sister Aynoon Beevi, 47, and her daughter Naziroh Najim, 22, help out.