Grocery Shopping in Orchard Has Just Gotten Bigger and Better With Taste Orchard


Grocery shopping these days is not just about picking up your usual groceries. Hao Mart has just upped the ante with the opening of Taste Orchard – a brand new five-story shopping mall along Orchard Road that aims to be a one-stop destination for everything imaginable, with a wide array of retail stores and, food and drink alternatives.

Taste Orchard has taken over the space which used to be OG Orchard. Upon entering on Level 1, you’ll be welcomed by the notable Live Seafood and Butchery & Deli Counters, a ‘FYI’ Live Kitchen serving up freshly prepared cuisine and the Wine Bar & Cellar, which is operated by the Wine Mansion restaurant group.

On the same level, you can also find eating options such as BHC Chicken, Yole, and Killiney. Other restaurants in the pipeline include Taiwanese bubble tea shop Kebuke Tea Co., Japanese chain Warabimochi Kamakura and Chirashi King Kong, among others.

A variety of live seafood, including the highly sought-after Alaskan King Crab, is displayed in a row of tanks at the Live Seafood counter. On a daily basis, the supermarket receives deliveries of fresh fish to be offered to customers.

With over 40 distinct fresh meat cuts to choose from, the butchery counter boasts dry-ageing chillers showcasing audacious cuts like the Tomahawk and Porterhouse, which are aged in-house altogether. Wine pairings with cheese and charcuterie are on display at the Deli counter.

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 The Best of Singapore

More than simply a retail therapy session, the “Best of Singapore” in Basement 1 takes you on a nostalgic tour of Singaporean culture. The section showcases Singaporean brands that are made with care and attention to detail, just as the name suggests. It is a one-stop shop for everything Singapore is proud of, including local delicacies, beverages, souvenirs and gift sets, catering to both tourists and locals. On occasion, this area will host exceptional pop-ups where local entrepreneurs and artists can present their creations.

The Best of Singapore section.

You can be sure that your souvenirs from Singapore will be more than simply physical objects; they will be treasured stories of perseverance, innovation, and culinary brilliance, thanks to the special stories told by each brand. Brands featured here include JunLe Font, Nom SG: Quirky Singapore Souvenirs, Killiney Kopitiam, IRVINS and Jumbo Seafoo

Endless Choice of Mouthwatering Cuisine

Feeling peckish? FYI Kitchen at Taste Orchard features dishes from some of the most intriguing internationally renowned domestic culinary businesses. From savoury pastries at Le Matin to the gourmet pizzas at Casa Vostra and the steaks at The Feather Blade, Singapore’s up-and-coming chefs have created a culinary treasure trove here.

Pastries from Le Mation. Photo © Asia 361

At FYI Kitchen, you’ll find a cuisine curated by Chef Mohamed Al-Matin, renowned pastry chef at the French patisserie Le Matin. Once again, Chef Matin demonstrates that pastries aren’t only for sweets with his inventive dishes. The spotlight here is squarely on his savoury meals, which will satisfy his legion of fans.

A seafood symphony sub and fried chicken croissant will keep you going all brunch long. Both the first and second dishes feature oceanic flavours. The first is a round croissant chicken burger made with buttermilk fried chicken thigh, smoked red pepper aioli, red cheddar, caramelised red onions, red endives, and cabbage. The second dish is a crab and avocado sandwich with croissant pastry and hollandaise sauce.

Wine Bar and Cellar by Wine Mansion

Wine Mansion’s Taste Orchard Wine Bar and Cellar offers an unforgettable wine bar experience. The bar has one of the largest selections of wines by the glass in Orchard, with more than 20 carefully chosen wines starting at S$12 and including an ever-changing roster of beautiful varieties.

With prices going at S$12 to S$40 per glass, The Coravin’s shifting collection of wines is meticulously chosen to please every palette.

Experience the Barossa’s unique terroir with Chardonnay and Mataro from the sun-drenched vineyards. Explore Argentina’s Mendoza region with Torrontes and Bonarda, or Chile’s Maipo Valley with Carmenere.

Explore Italy’s wine regions, from Piedmont’s Barberesco and Barolo to Veneto’s Corvina, Amarone, and Bianco. Primitivo and Negroamaro from Puglia are powerful and robust, while Chianti Classico Reserva and Brunello from Tuscany are sophisticated.

Enjoy Rheinhessen Riesling and Spatburgunder, a wonderful example of German winemaking. Take a trip to Catalunya with Bianco & Tino variations. In Hawkes Bay and Marlborough, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah show their terroirs’ freshness.

In addition, the bar occasionally offers rare and sought-after wines from Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune, Cote de Nuits, Chablis region, and Bordeaux appellations like Pauillac, St Julien, Margaux, and Pessac Leognan.

Drop by to have a glass or improve on your wine knowledge. Two private VIP rooms are available for smaller groups.

Taste Orchard is located at 160 Orchard Road and opens from 8.30am to 10.30pm daily.


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Marky is a travel writer and photographer. He narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences.

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