Small plates with big flavours
We’ve got authentic Catalan fare that’ll transport you right back to the lyrical streets of Spain, Asian-infused tapas, and more. Buen provecho!
This hip Japanese izakaya-style restaurant serves sharing plates inspired by contemporary European techniques and flavours. From the menu of “bird feed” – also the inspiration behind their name – try the Roasted Bone Marrow with furikake seasoning, crispy garlic and toast (pictured), and the Duck Liver Mousse with candied pistachio, black garlic and marinated seaweed.
#01-03 The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik St, Singapore 089109
NEXT: Sabio by the Sea →
For its affordable price tag, you’ll hardly believe the jaw-dropping quality of tapas dishes you’ll find at this tapas buffet, from deep-fried oysters to grilled tuna steak to gazpacho. But pick your jaw up from the floor for your feast and finish with their signature churros; kids get a free flow of cotton candy, too!
#01-02 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Singapore 098373
NEXT: FOC →
“Foc” means “fire” in Catalan, and fittingly so – Michelin-starred maestro Nandu Jubany plays with fire, both figuratively and almost literally. His creative flair adds Asian twists to classic Catalan flavours, and flame-licked tapas grace his menu. Whether Grilled Scallops with soy caviar and “bonito” stock or Braised Beef Cheek Sliders with mustard and kimchi mayo, you won’t be stopping at one.
40 Hong Kong St, Singapore 059679
NEXT: Kite →
Bonne bouches at this contemporary restaurant aren’t tapas per se, but the dishes are nonetheless meant for sharing. Each dish is carefully curated to define Kite’s dedication to the ultimate dining experience. Must-tries: The Mentaiko Somen with Hokkaido scallop, tobiko and unagi (pictured), and the 300-Day Grain-Fed Wagyu Rump with bulgogi salsa, burnt corn and shishito peppers.
53 Craig Rd, Singapore 089691
NEXT: OLA Cocina Del Mar →
Dining at OLA Cocina Del Mar appeals to more than just your tastebuds – the open kitchen serves as the restaurant centrepiece, and you’re free to watch the chefs make their magic, a treat for your senses even before your food touches your lips. Seasonal produce drives its seafood specialties, including the Squid Ink Noodle Paella, and the Tiger Prawns in roasted garlic oil and dried chilli.
#01-06 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, 12 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018981
NEXT: Binomio →
“Binomio” refers to a “duo” in Spanish, and indeed, at the heart of this restaurant is a seamless fusion of casual tapas bar and fine dining restaurant. The result? Perfectly refined, authentic flavours, like Squid Ink Croquettes, Salmon Tartar, Chargrilled Chorizo with Manchego Cheese and more.
#01-02 Craig Pl, 20 Craig Rd, Singapore 089692
NEXT: Xiao Ya Tou →
Local influences in tapas-inspired small plates unabashedly grab your attention at Xiao Ya Tou, meaning “impish little girl” in Mandarin. Think Asian-Style Cured Fish “Ceviche” with crispy fish skin, pomelo, sweet corn and spicy citrus dressing; or, go for the fuller big plates like the Twice-Cooked Angus Short Ribs with smashed cucumber and sesame butter.
6 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089592
NEXT: Salt Tapas & Bar →
The menu here might not be the most extensive, but it’s well-thought out and, really, all you need – think Suckling Pig with parsnip and paprika puree, Crispy Spiced Silverfish with coriander mayo, BBQ Spiced Quail and more. And the bar? Ready with a great selection of wines and sangria by the glass, so you’ve got no excuse to be caught without one.
#01-22A Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103
NEXT: Maziga →
Indian and Spanish might sound like an unlikely blend of cuisines, but it’s exactly so at Maziga, and it works. Naans are made into pizzas, and traditional kebabs find themselves in the embrace of burger buns. Indian flavours are reimagined in dishes like Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Tandoor Smoked Apple Salad, or Amritsar fish and Chips. Who said too many cooks spoil the broth?
3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
NEXT: Neon Pigeon →
By Pinky Chng, June 2017
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