These restaurants celebrate the best of Asian flavours and then some, fusing European techniques and Western plating methods to please the senses…
Despite its name, Luxe serves up delicious, unpretentious food. Refreshing entrées such as raw fish, beef tenderloin tartare and grilled octopus with XO sauce are paired with the likes of hearty favourites such as the Luxe Burger and the grilled barramundi with rojak flower butter sauce.
Where: #01-04, 1 Keong Saik Road
Separated into a bar and a dining area, this restaurant – at the new Grand Park Orchard – offers modern interpretations of Cantonese and Chinese cuisine. The Peking style duck, flavourful wok-fried XO pearl clams and roasted pork belly have garnered raves, and diners can also order cool Asian-inspired cocktails with names like the Szechuan Bullshot and Ginseng Daiquiri.
Where: Level 4, Grand Park Orchard
The 70-seater restaurant features sleek interiors and a menu categorised into five distinct flavour profiles so diners know exactly what they’re getting. Don’t miss the umami side of soft shell crab, salted duck egg yolk and curry leaf.
Where: #02-01 CHIJMES
Award-winning Chef Abhijit Saha merges innovative European techniques with traditional flavours to deliver crowd favourites like the duck Chettinad and Ajwaini seabass, and gulab jamun cheesecake.
Where: 9A Duxton Hill
Nestled in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Chef David Thompson’s highly regarded Thai restaurant is approachable at its price points (items range from $18 to $35) and does not disappoint. Here, street-food favourites like chicken larp with cabbage, kanom jin with chicken and korat noodles get a modern update – and we’re not complaining. The restaurant has an open-concept kitchen, and dim lighting makes it perfect for a romantic evening out.
Where: #02-02 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Singapore Women’s Weekly, November 2015
Photos: Courtesy restaurant Facebook pages