FOMO stands for ‘fear of missing out’.
With this trendy foodcourt, slated to open next month, you will not suffer the fear of missing out on interesting food.
The 7,000 sq ft space was started by three friends – Mr Lim Chin Chye, 29; Mr Wilmer Ang, 29; and Mr Amos Tan, 28.
They left their corporate jobs to strike out in the food and beverage sector.
In the works for more than a year, FOMO aims to cater to the “lack of big-scale food places in the area”, says Mr Ang. Initially, he says, it was a struggle to find a good mix of food vendors.
FOMO will be home to Western stall Chops Grill & Sides; poke bowl concept Poke Doke; Mr Wholly Seafood Company, which specialises in seafood buckets; The Don Pizza & Pasta; and Kanemochi, which sells mochi ice cream. The owners will also run a Brew Counter selling drinks and alcohol.
Another brand to anticipate is Zamza, a Muslim-friendly chicken-based ramen concept by Mr Sean McCully, 45, owner of Jimoto Ya ramen restaurant in Pickering Street. He had considered opening a branch of Jimoto Ya at FOMO, but decided to offer options without pork or lard instead, to cater to the community in the area.
Zamza’s menu will offer chicken-based ramen in creamy tori paitan and clear Kobe-style soup, as well as rice bowls and yakitori.
Ms Esther Goh, 36, owner of Mr Wholly Seafood Company, decided to give FOMO a try because her stall’s lease at Satay by the Bay had run out. “Yes, it is a gamble to work with first-timers in the scene, but we like the environment and want to inject some vibrancy into the area,” she says.
While the brand will stick to its speciality of Louisiana-style seafood, she is looking to introduce more varieties of crab and prawn, along with more complementary sauces.
Her stall will also cater to the lunch crowd, unlike at Satay by the Bay, where her stall opened only from 3pm.
They pay attention to dishing out quick service such as, offering shelled prawns as “no one wants dirty hands during lunch”, she adds.
Where: 38 Sultan Gate
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm daily