After closing down at Serangoon Gardens earlier in June 2022, Nic & Tom has found a new home in Chinatown.
One half of the duo, Tommy Pang, told Mothership that they are aiming to reopen in mid-July, at Sago Street.
It will replace Hao Lai Wu Steamboat, which lists its address as 8 Sago Street.
Pang revealed that the eatery will open with a new visual concept—everything in the shophouse's interior, as well as its facade, will strictly be in black and white.
When asked if the food will also be in monochrome shades, Pang laughed and said no, reassuring me that the food has to be colourful.
Regulars of the eatery will be relieved to know that the menu will largely remain the same, but given a little refresh with two to three less popular dishes removed, and a few new items coming up.
Despite the "expensive" rent, Pang says, prices are set to be the same as its Serangoon Gardens days too.
This time, the lease is for four years, as opposed to three years previously, with the option to extend if Nic & Tom decides to stay on.
Another aspect of the upcoming space that Pang proudly conveys is Nic & Tom's air-conditioned outdoor area.
In keeping with the monochrome theme, the area will also be in black and white, and fenced up to complete the look.
They intend to use transparent blinds to keep the cold air in, Pang explains.
Top image via Nic & Tom Eatery/Facebook