Clementi Mall opens 13 new food kiosks

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November 20, 2016

  • 1 / 3 More food options

    With the gloomy economic outlook taking a toll on the retail scene, shopping malls are freshening up their dining options to draw crowds.

    Besides having a more diverse range of cuisines, bringing in new-to-market brands is another way to entice foodies.

    Last month, The Clementi Mall in Commonwealth Avenue West revamped the takeaway food kiosks in its Basement One and added 13newfood brands.

    About a quarter of these are new-to-market names such as Kokee Delights, which sells a nut cake, and Taiwan Recipe, a Taiwanese street food stall that sells pepper meat buns from a chain that is recommended in the 2017 and 2016 Hong Kong and Macau editions of the Michelin Guide.

    Administrative assistant Jolyn Ng, 32, who visits The Clementi Mall every day, gives the thumbs-up to the wider food selection. She says: “I now have more choices for my quick grab-and-go meals here.”

    Those looking for takeaway food will be spoilt for choice with the new options at Basement One of The Clementi Mall.

    After a month-long renovation, the 3,600 sq ft space reopened on Oct 17 with the number of food kiosks increased from 15 to 21.

    Thirteen of the kiosks are new to the mall and four are new to Singapore. This includes Mookata Express, a takeaway spin-off on Thai-style barbecue. It sells meat skewers and Thai street snacks such as crispy pork skin. Other new kiosks sell food such as Mexican-Turkish fare.

    Related: 5 best bak chor mee in Singapore

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    Kokee Delights (B1-K7)

    Open:10am to 9.30pm daily Info: Call 9189-9270

    This kiosk centres on one product–a cake that contains 14 types of nuts, seeds and grains – such as almonds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds–held together by honey and maltose syrup.

    Prices range from $3.50 for a 100g box to $16 for a 550gbox.

    The confection is the brainchild of Mr Joseph Koh, 70, and his wife, Ivy, 60. They first tried the cake five years ago while on holiday in Xinjiang, China, where it is known as qie gao (sliced cake).

    Won over by its wholesome taste, they brought back boxes of the cake and spent three months developing the recipe.

    Unlike the sweeter version found in China, which is made with peanuts, sugar, dates and cranberries, theirs is less sweet and has ingredients such as chickpeas and puffed rice for extra bite. He adds that the “energy bar” is made without milk, butter or eggs and is not baked.

    Business has been brisk at the kiosk, with up to 80kg of the cake sold daily. The kiosk also sells ang ku kueh ($1 each) with skin made from sweet potato.

    Niigata Bento (B1-K13)

    Open: 10amto 9.30pm daily Info: Go to www.facebook.com/niigatabento

    Named after a prefecture in Central Japan that is famed for its rice, this Japanese food joint serves bento sets featuring koshihikari rice from Niigata. The Japanese short-grain rice is known for its sweet and nutty taste and a firm bite.

    The menu lists 21 bento sets, curry rice bowls and donburi. The bento sets (from $8) feature mains such as salmon with cheese katsu, tori karaage and tonkatsu, and are served with potato salad, hijiki (seaweed and natto) salad and kinpira gobo (stir-fried burdock root and carrot).

    Other highlights include unagi donburi ($9.50) and chicken katsu curry rice ($7).

    Diners can also take away snacks such as squid katsu, fried ebi and pumpkin croquette (from $1.50). It also sells 2kg bags of koshihikari rice ($12.50).

    It plans to sell chirashi don next month. Niigata Bento is restaurant operator Select Group’s first Japanese eatery.

    Related: 5 congee and porridge recipes for families 

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    Taiwan Recipe (B1-K14)

    Open: 11.30am to 9.30pm daily Info: Call 6734-6789

    Another Michelin Guide-listed delicacy has arrived here – pepper meat ball, a baked bun filled with peppery pork and chives from Dai Gwanin Taiwan.

    Dai Gwan started out as a stall at Fengjia Night Market in Taichung more than 10 years ago, and has since expanded to four other outlets in Taiwan and two in Macau. One of the Macau outlets is recommended in the 2017 and 2016 Hong Kong and Macau editions of the Michelin Guide.

    Bringing in the popular buns here is Taichung native Chen Ming Hsiung, 47, who also owns Taiwanese cafe 5 Little Bears at Paya Lebar Square and Plaza Singapura.

    He says in Mandarin: “I hope the Michelin Guide’s recommendation can attract customers.”

    The Fuzhou-style buns ($3.50 each) are made from scratch and baked at the kiosk. The pork is seasoned with pepper and spices imported from Taiwan.

    Unlike the outlets in Taiwan and Macau, which use charcoal ovens, an electric one is used here.

    The kiosk sells about 200 buns daily. It also sells other Taiwanese street snacks (from $3) such as salted crispy chicken, fried chicken chop and fish tempura.

    Related: 6 best yakiniku in Singapore

    A version of this story first appeared in The Straits Times.

    (Photos: ST & Zaobao)

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More food options With the gloomy economic outlook taking a toll on the retail scene, shopping malls are freshening up their dining options to draw crowds. Besides having a more diverse range of cuisines, bringing in new-to-market brands is another way to entice foodies. Last month, The Clementi Mall in Commonwealth Avenue West revamped the takeaway food kiosks in its Basement One and added 13newfood brands. About a quarter of these are new-to-market names such as Kokee Delights, which sells a nut cake, and Taiwan Recipe, a Taiwanese street food stall that sells pepper meat buns from a chain that is recommended in the 2017 and 2016 Hong Kong and Macau editions of the Michelin Guide. Administrative assistant Jolyn Ng, 32, who visits The Clementi Mall every day, gives the thumbs-up to the wider food selection. She says: “I now have more choices for my quick grab-and-go meals here.” Those looking for takeaway food will be spoilt for choice with the new options at Basement One of The Clementi Mall. After a month-long renovation, the 3,600 sq ft space reopened on Oct 17 with the number of food kiosks increased from 15 to 21. Thirteen of the kiosks are new to the mall and four are new to Singapore. This includes Mookata Express, a takeaway spin-off on Thai-style barbecue. It sells meat skewers and Thai street snacks such as crispy pork skin. Other new kiosks sell food such as Mexican-Turkish fare. Related: 5 best bak chor mee in Singapore Click on arrows for more.  Food on the go Kokee Delights (B1-K7) Open:10am to 9.30pm daily Info: Call 9189-9270 This kiosk centres on one product–a cake that contains 14 types of nuts, seeds and grains – such as almonds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds–held together by honey and maltose syrup. Prices range from $3.50 for a 100g box to $16 for a 550gbox. The confection is the brainchild of Mr Joseph Koh, 70, and his wife, Ivy, 60. They first tried the cake five years ago while on holiday in Xinjiang, China, where it is known as qie gao (sliced cake). Won over by its wholesome taste, they brought back boxes of the cake and spent three months developing the recipe. Unlike the sweeter version found in China, which is made with peanuts, sugar, dates and cranberries, theirs is less sweet and has ingredients such as chickpeas and puffed rice for extra bite. He adds that the “energy bar” is made without milk, butter or eggs and is not baked. Business has been brisk at the kiosk, with up to 80kg of the cake sold daily. The kiosk also sells ang ku kueh ($1 each) with skin made from sweet potato. Niigata Bento (B1-K13) Open: 10amto 9.30pm daily Info: Go to www.facebook.com/niigatabento Named after a prefecture in Central Japan that is famed for its rice, this Japanese food joint serves bento sets featuring koshihikari rice from Niigata. The Japanese short-grain rice is known for its sweet and nutty taste and a firm bite. The menu lists 21 bento sets, curry rice bowls and donburi. The bento sets (from $8) feature mains such as salmon with cheese katsu, tori karaage and tonkatsu, and are served with potato salad, hijiki (seaweed and natto) salad and kinpira gobo (stir-fried burdock root and carrot). Other highlights include unagi donburi ($9.50) and chicken katsu curry rice ($7). Diners can also take away snacks such as squid katsu, fried ebi and pumpkin croquette (from $1.50). It also sells 2kg bags of koshihikari rice ($12.50). It plans to sell chirashi don next month. Niigata Bento is restaurant operator Select Group’s first Japanese eatery. Related: 5 congee and porridge recipes for families  Michelin Guide delicacy Taiwan Recipe (B1-K14) Open: 11.30am to 9.30pm daily Info: Call 6734-6789 Another Michelin Guide-listed delicacy has arrived here – pepper meat ball, a baked bun filled with peppery pork and chives from Dai Gwanin Taiwan. Dai Gwan started out as a stall at Fengjia Night Market in Taichung more than 10 years ago, and has since expanded to four other outlets in Taiwan and two in Macau. One of the Macau outlets is recommended in the 2017 and 2016 Hong Kong and Macau editions of the Michelin Guide. Bringing in the popular buns here is Taichung native Chen Ming Hsiung, 47, who also owns Taiwanese cafe 5 Little Bears at Paya Lebar Square and Plaza Singapura. He says in Mandarin: “I hope the Michelin Guide’s recommendation can attract customers.” The Fuzhou-style buns ($3.50 each) are made from scratch and baked at the kiosk. The pork is seasoned with pepper and spices imported from Taiwan. Unlike the outlets in Taiwan and Macau, which use charcoal ovens, an electric one is used here. The kiosk sells about 200 buns daily. It also sells other Taiwanese street snacks (from $3) such as salted crispy chicken, fried chicken chop and fish tempura. Related: 6 best yakiniku in Singapore A version of this story first appeared in The Straits Times. (Photos: ST & Zaobao)

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