Live well, eat well
Purveyor of all things quality, SPRMRKT by Sue-shan Quek and Joseph Yeo unveil their second outlet at The Singapore Tyler Print Institute. It is an extension of its predecessor – a snug space in the Central Business District with an eclectic selection of produce and home ware – and comprises two floors: SPRMRKT Daily (opens 7am to 11pm daily) and SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar.
The former on the first storey welcomes shoppers with large wooden frames along the walls, each shelf filled with a collection of souvenir-worthy international and local goods from the likes of Supermama and Books Actually as well as food items such as fruits, freshly baked cakes, Bruneus activated nuts from Superlative Foods, and chocolate bars made with Belgian cocoa beans from Poppy & Co. Vinophiles, make sure to venture to the cabinet in the corner where Old and New World wines from France and USA lie; a selection from Analogue Wine Merchant handpicked by Quek and Yeo. Better yet, come by every Wednesday for tasting sessions from 5pm to 7pm (S$10 for a flight of three). And since SPRMRKT Daily only offers casual café-style dishes from pasta made-fromscratch to wraps and burgers after 11am, it’s alright to sleep in a little.
Up the stairs is SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar, a pretty Scandinavian-esque restaurant in the colours of pastel pink, grey, white and gold, where the founders show exactly how serious they are about food. Head chef Jonathan Ong whips up New American cuisine, cleverly incorporating regional ingredients such as Chinese sausages, kang kong and bok choy into the multi-ethnic flavours already present. The Spanish Octopus (S$65), for example, comes with kang kong and a Middle Eastern staple, bulgur wheat.
SPRMRKT Daily opens 7am to 11pm daily; SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar opens 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm on weekdays, 9am to 4pm then 6pm to 10pm on Saturdays and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
#01-01,41 Robertson Quay.