Singapore’s first container gastropark Timbre+ (or Timbre Plus) emerges at JTC LaunchPad @ one-north and is the hottest trend in that neighbourhood now. Inspired by overseas food parks, Timbre+ features over 14 restaurant brands and 20 hawker stalls – offering a mixed bag of local fare, casual eats and restaurant-grade food that are affordable and unique from each other.
It opened just two weeks ago but I was so excited to share this new food hub with all of you that I decided to visit as soon as I could. Read through each featured food brand to get an idea of what they serve and what to order.
Upon entering the food park, you will be greeted with a hue of colours from the graffiti art and jaw-dropping murals on the containers wall. Further inside, you will find a cluster of hawker stalls offering a wide selection of local cuisine such as wanton noodles, fishball noodles, chicken rice, nasi padang and more.
Among the hawker stalls, there are two stalls run by new-generation hawkers. Fishball Story is managed by a young chap Douglas Ng whom has touched lives of many, and all passionate about sharing what real fishballs should taste like.
For those who are familiar with Wong Kee Wanton Noodle at Block 118 Depot Lane, you will find the same high-quality products at the stall at Timbre+. Second-generation hawker Kelly Wong serves comforting plates of wanton noodles and classic Cantonese roast meats.
Signature dishes include the Beef Brisket Spinach Noodles ($5.50), Charsiew Dumpling Tomato Noodles ($4.50), and must try dumplings (dumpling soup $4.00 / fried dumpling $4.50).
Instead of the usual dedicated unit space, some of the owners operate out of repurposed containers and caravans. Food brands include Kush – serving modern Singaporen skewers and rice bowls; Chit Chaat Chai – an Indian restaurant Gayatri serving kebabs and chapati wraps; Garcons – a collaboration between the founders of Enoch’s European and Immanuel French Kitchen offering affordable and casual European cuisine; Big Bern’s American Grill by Bernie Utchenik – serves up authentic American comfort foods and pizzas from The World Is Flat by Tanuki Raw.
Founded by main chef Jabez Tan in 2013, Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh is the only food truck that serves Asian-Chinese cuisine and is a business of a second chance. Most of the staff at Soon Huat were ex-convicts-turned-cooks.
The Bak Ku Teh at Soon Huat is a mix of both Singapore and Malaysia flavours. Locals that frequent Bak Kut Teh stalls in Malaysia will find albeit familiar dishes like the Braised Beancurd Skin ($4.20), Dry Bak Ku Teh ($7/person) at Soon Huat.
Other restaurant brands and outfits include Dancing Crab by the Tunglok Group, Portico Platos by the Portico Group, Iskina Cebu, Teppei Daidokoro, Dusk by Slake, D’s Joint, Two Wings and Food Anatomy.
Most hawker stalls open as early as 6:00am to cater to the working crowd, but they may close early in the afternoon after sold out or by 6:00pm. Most restaurant brands operate for both lunch and dinner. Live music performances commence from Wednesday to Saturday nights.
Featured Food Brands Opening Hours (Monday to Saturday)
- Big Bern’s American Grill 11.30am to 3pm | 5pm to 9.30pm
- Chit Chaat Chai 8am to 10pm
- D’s Joint 11am to 11pm
- Dancing Crab Shack 11am to 3pm | 6pm to 11pm
- Dusk by Slake 11am to 3pm | 6pm to 10pm
- Food Anatomy 11am to 11pm
- Garcons 11.30am to 2.30pm | 5.30pm to 10pm
- Iskina Cebu Monday to Saturday, 11.30am to 10.30pm
- Kush 11.30am to 10.30pm
- Portico Platos 11am to 3pm | 5pm to 10pm
- Soon Huat Bak Kut Teh 11am to 10pm
- Teppei Daidokoro 11am to 10pm
- The Fishball Story 6am to 6pm
- The World Is Flat by Tanuki Raw 11am – 9.30pm
- Two Wings 11am to 11pm
- Wong Kee Wanton Noodle 8am to 6pm
Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north, Singapore 139957
Opening Hours: Mon to Thur 6am to midnight, Fri and Sat 6am to 1am. Closed on Sunday.