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LIME HOUSE Rubbing shoulders with their cool neighbours such as The Cufflink club on Jiak Chuan Road will be this Caribbean restaurant, bar and lounge. As an aside, it seems Jamaicans and Pacific Islanders used the word 'lime' to mean 'hang out' or 'fool around'. Where to eat: Expect flavours of the Caribbean in the food and drink (a first for Singapore). Doors open on 19 June. Watch this space for our review.
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BOOK A TABLE | DING DONG | Where to eat: Something is buzzing on Club Street (Ann Siang Road, to be exact) and it is an eatery-cum-bar by the Spa Esprit Group. Neon lights and a kitchen shielded by a glass panel greets you on the first floor, before you ascend the spiral staircase into cosy, dimly-lit nooks and spaces on the second and the third. Ding Dong opened on 27 June 2013. What to eat: The menu, designed by chef Ryan Clift (previously from Tippling Club) features Asian-inspired share plates, and cocktails with Asian flavours. We weren't expecting much from this fusion concept, but this is fusion done well: the Kingfish sashimi with pickled daikon, wasabi and yuzu dressing starter ($21) is done with quality ingredients and perky flavours; main plate of five-spice lamb ribs with sweet green chilli sauce ($22) had tenderly-done lamb ribs and a very pleasant sauce with it; and the sambal fried rice with coriander and crispy shallots ($14) like Mother's fried rice with added crunch. Though marketed as small plates, these were substantial for sharing. The cocktails, for the most part, pull no punches, either.
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