New food finds this month
Singapore heritage food, wagyu tapas, Mediterranean muses and more!
One thing’s for sure: They weren’t kidding about the “Sumo”. Their iconic Bone-in Short Rib US Beef Ramen boasts a ginormous 600g prime rib slow-roasted for 8 hours in red wine tare and yakiniku sauce. Recommended for 2, but nobody said you *had* to share. Weren’t kidding about the “Happy”, either.
#01-24 Waterloo Centre, 261 Waterloo St, Singapore 180261
NEXT: Folklore →
Nothing beats the taste of home. Not for executive chef Damian D’Silva either, which is why he’s sharing the love through Singapore heritage food that he grew up with. The menu of nostalgic heirloom dishes celebrates the major racial cuisines of Singapore, going from Sambal Buah Keluak Fried Rice to to curries to simple pleasures like Chap Chye (mixed vegetables).
Destination Singapore Beach Rd, 700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598 http://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/destinationbeachroad/folklore
NEXT: The Container →
In Hokkaido, wagyu farmers gather in used containers, converted into an informal “bar”, for some end-of-day camaraderie, sometimes even preparing their very own wagyu specialities to share over sake and beer. Inspired by this very experience is wagyu tapas restaurant The Container, serving dishes like the Wagyu Carpaccio, smoked lightly with sakura wood chips.
78 Boat Quay, Singapore 049866
NEXT: .elia →
Sometimes, simple satisfies. And it is what it is at .elia, with simple cafe fare even more simply named: Potatoes (pictured), grilled potatoes with smooth truffle mash and pancetta topped with a perfect sunny-side up. Best enjoyed with a smooth cuppa.
10 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089264
NEXT: GAIG Restaurant →
You’ll find, at this sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred original in Barcelona, that it runs in the genes. Stellar menu highlights include the Jamon Iberico Bellota Joselito (pictured), exploding with unctuous flavour, traditional Catalan stews like Stuffed Baby Calamari and more.
16 Stanley St, Singapore 068735
NEXT: Ginza Rokukakutei →
How can deep-fried food taste so light? As you watch your chef rapidly spinning the kushikatsu (skewers of battered seafood, vegetables or meat) to coax out the excess oil with a centrifugal motion, you’ll gape in wonder: that’s how. Little wonder Ginza Rokukakutei, hailing from Osaka, has an esteemed Michelin star to its name. The omakase course has over 15 skewers of goodness, but what’s ever enough?
#01-04 Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188720
NEXT: Summerlong →
What does a Mediterranean brunch taste like? At Summerlong, it’s something like Falafel Scotch Eggs, or hearty smoked salmon on toast; even their pancakes come crowned with a drool-worthy slab of honeycomb. And, what’s a Mediterranean restaurant without dips? Our fave: The addictive Roasted Sweet Potato & Chili Hummus. Followed by mains like Persian Fried Chicken or raw seafood platters at dinner. Mm!
#01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
NEXT: Sumo Bar Happy →
By Pinky Chng, August 2017
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