Here’s how you can eat your way around the globe in SG!
From Indonesian to Italian, Argentine to Australian, you can sample excellent eats from the world over — right here on the Red Dot. Put these restaurants on your shortlist.
This unique cafe and lounge serves up breakfast, brunch, dinner and tapas favourites from around the African diaspora plus a tantalising cocktail menu. Choose from eclectic, hearty dishes such as Lamb Heart With Chimichurri Sauce, Caribbean Goat Curry and Liberian Peanut Chicken Stew. Top it off with a Nakupenda, a Kenyan doughnut topped with house soft-serve ice cream, or Malindi Halwa, a Swahili mochi made with fresh dragon fruit juice.
12 Jiak Chuan Rd., 089265
Opened in 1994, the longevity of this carnivorous institution lies in its popular grilled meats and tasty bits like chicken liver and rump cap. Servers parade piping hot skewers around the dining floor and carefully slice slivers of meaty goodness straight onto your plate. Wash it all down with Brazil’s national cocktail: the caipirinha.
14/16 Sixth Ave., 276476
This Argentine outfit specialises in woodand charcoal-grilled grass-fed beef imported directly from Argentina, Australia and the U.S. We recommend the Black Onyx Sirloin, served on the bone after 42 days of aging, or the simple but satisfying Bife de Lomo (beef fillet steak).
115 Amoy St., #01-02, 069935
Mexican classics at Super Loco pack a punch – the seabass Ceviche de Mango is an explosion of fruit, coconut, serrano chilli and lime leaves with acidic juice enveloping all. Meanwhile, the Baja Fish taco is a flavourful favourite that marries a crispy, crumbed fish
fillet with chipotle mayo and chilli mango salsa.
60 Robertson Quay, The Quayside, #01-13, 238252
70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, #01-04, 049323
The mark of a good Japanese resto is fresh sashimi, and it doesn’t get any fresher than at this one Michelin-starred joint (with two locations), where seafood is flown in from Japan twice a week. Pricey? Sure. Worth every cent? Absolutely.
29 Tanglin Rd., The St. Regis Singapore, Lobby Floor, 247911
76 Bras Basah Rd., Carlton Hotel Singapore, Lobby Floor, 189558
At this Aussie estab, the protein-packed menu boasts meats cooked on a custom-designed dualcavity oven, which gives them a lovely char and exceptional flavour. Look forward to juicy steak, along with a seasonal menu prepared with the freshest produce. Chefowner Dave Pynt rewrites the menu daily, so only the tastiest items make the cut.
20 Teck Lim Rd., 088391
While dim sum is normally served in the A.M., experience the best of Hong Kong all day long here. Roasted meats like the BBQ Pork Belly with Honey Sauce and Crispy Roasted Irish Duck are perfect add-ons to dim sum mainstays like siu mai (pork and shrimp dumplings), chee cheong fun (steamed rice rolls) and congee.
Located in the heart of Little India since 1983, this vegetarian resto’s VIP Thali meal is served in katoris (mini metal pots) placed rim-to-rim on a tray – each filled with a variety of vegetables and curries. The chefs decide what dishes to prepare each day, so you may get to dig into lightly sauteed okra or a mildly spicy fried snake gourd alongside standard dishes. Insider tip: The same family owns Madras New Woodlands Ganga Restaurant, a popular North Indian eatery, just around the corner.
14 Upper Dickson Rd., 207474
1 Cuff Rd., 209712
At Kintamani, Chef I Gusti Nyoman Kaler prepares a daily buffet spread of Balinese and modern Indonesian dishes to fill up your belly in a good way. Don’t miss the nasi tumpeng, a cone-shaped turmeric “rice mountain” surrounded with eight vegetable and meat offerings to symbolise gratitude and good fortune.
405 Havelock Rd., Furama Riverfront, 169633
IKEA is definitely not the only place to go for Swedish food in SG. Instead, head to Fika for classics like Swedish Meatballs, Korvstroganoff (sausage stew) and desserts including Swedish Pancakes and Apple Crumble Pie.
257 Beach Rd., 199539
Part bistro, part wine bar, this French estab changes up its menu depending on the day and season, so there’s always a reason to go back. Another cool selling point: It has a charcuterie bar on the second floor, where you can sit and enjoy rillettes, terrines and jamon with wine. Everything is homemade, too!
53 Armenian St., 179940
Gather your crew for some Austrian, Swiss and German sharing plates here and bond over Leopold’s Jausenplatten (mixed cured meats and cheese platter), Currywurst (curry sausages) and Gebackener Camembert (baked Camembert cheese).
96 Tanjong Pagar Rd., 088517
Signature brunch favourites include the Gamekeeper’s Shooting Breakfast (think big breakfast fry-up), the Blackwatch Eggs Benedict with black pudding and house sausage and a homemade Boozy Bread & Butter Pudding. On Sundays, the grand British tradition of a Sunday Roast featuring beef or pork takes centre stage.
47/49 E Coast Rd., 428768
To start, be sure to order the Cashew Hummus with roasted capers, some Charred Shishito peppers and Roasted Candy Beetroot. Then, fill up on its Omega Lamb Shoulder marinated with spiced molasses, sumac and chilli. The cocktails are a star here, too. Savour the Morning Star and Royal Blossom – reinventions of an Aperol spritz and gin and tonic, respectively.
48 Peck Seah St., #01-01, 079317
Sicilian chef-owner Lino Sauro advocates using sustainably farmed and seasonal seafood for his pasta creations. On one recent menu, the freshly made ravioli used Sicilian red prawns, stracciatella cheese and finely shaved truffles, while the handmade tagliatelle featured Normandy blue lobster in a cognac sauce and coriander pesto.
34 Tras St., 0790263
The only truly kosher resto in SG is located in the Jacob Ballas Centre, home for the local Jewish community. While the menu is limited, you will find classics like schnitzel, falafel and hummus here. Reservations suggested.
24 Waterloo St., Jacob Ballas Centre, Level 6, 187968
At Amò, everyone can enjoy a slice of wood-fired pie as its their menu has extensive low-gluten and dairy-free options. Fuelled by almond wood, the super-hot oven cooks up pizzas in four minutes, resulting in a light, crisp crust and a soft-in-themiddle bite. Dig into its signature broccolini, pancetta and pumpkin pizza topped with smoked mozzarella (excluded for a dairy-free pie!).
33 Hong Kong St., 059672
Hellenic cuisine and the Lion City’s colonial architecture come together here to bring you the best of Greek fare, all made from the freshest produce. Must-tries include a variety of mezedes (small plates with tzatziki sauce), Paidakia (grilled lamb chops) and baklava for a sweet finish.
10 Dempsey Rd., #01-21, 247700
Text Assemblage + Additional Reporting: Joshua Tan / Photos: Courtesy of restaurants; Facebook + Simon Pynt (Burnt Ends), The Finder (Issue 302), March 2020
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