Reckon you’d heart ox hearts? Experience the world through your taste buds with cuisines from all ends of the globe at these 8 restaurants in Singapore.
To “lime” is a Carribean expression meaning to come together and hang out, and the warm, dynamic vibes of this restaurant (it’s the only Caribbean restaurant in Singapore!) makes us want to do exactly that.
We love the boldly rich, fall-off-the-bone tender Beef Ribs, if we had to pick. But thankfully, the dishes are meant as sharing plates, so get an assortment for the table.
Post-meal, head up to the second floor to Bago at Lime House, a laid-back cocktail joint where a dizzying array of rums deck the bar.
2 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089260
NEXT: Hawaiian-Japanese: Little Hiro →
Inspired by a visit to Hawaii where many Japanese-Americans live, this casual burger and grill shack has all the vibes of a beachside barbecue joint.
Meals here are affordable, with special student prices and set meals. The Shio Ramen Burger with Chicken Karrage (pictured) – marinated crispy fried chicken cradled between grilled ramen “buns” – will set you back by less than a tenner.
#01-01 King’s Arcade, 559 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269695
NEXT: “MacGyver” European: PYXIEMOSS →
Serving innovative modern European cuisine with a British and sometimes Asian slant, PYXIEMOSS is for the adventurous as well as the curious.
Be blown away by Chef Tim Ross-Watson’s bold “MacGyver” approach to food – upcycling oft-discarded parts to render delightfully layered yet familiar flavours.
Try the Tribbiani (pictured): a dome of creamy duck liver mousse with fried duck heart and dates.
43 North Canal Rd, Singapore 059299
NEXT: Argentinian: BoCHINche →
Singapore’s foremost Argentine restaurant recently found a new home in a swanky yet casual space along Amoy Street, with a fresh overhaul of their menu as well.
Must-tries: The Chorizo Croquettes with smoked peppers & red amaranth; then, move on to the Argentine meats, prepared on a custom-made wooden charcoal grill designed to bring out the best flavours of BoCHINche’s ingredients.
Pro tip: get a bar seat facing the open kitchen to catch the charismatic chefs in action!
#01-02, 115 Amoy St, Singapore 069935
NEXT: Alpine: Zott’s True Alps →
Serving up European regional cuisine, the kitchen marries inspiration, ingredients, and techniques from Austria, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy.
Don’t fear the bizarre-sounding menu – even the most unimaginable ideas magically work, like the house signature Kaiserschmarrn (pictured), pan-fried foie gras and pineapple goose liver ice cream.
97 Amoy St, Singapore 069917
NEXT: Russian-Hainanese: Shashlik Restaurant →
An old favourite of many, 30-year-old Shashlik captures hearts not just for nostalgia’s sake, but for its
Regulars rave about the Borshch soup with beef shank, and, of course, the Shashlik.
Order dessert for the visual spectacle, if nothing else – the signature Baked Alaska is torched with flaming alcohol in front of your table, and it tastes as good as the performance looks.
#06-19 Far East Shopping Centre, 545 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238882
NEXT: Modern-Singaporean: Wild Rocket →
We used to think our favourite Singaporean hawker dishes were as good as it gets. And then Wild Rocket proved us wrong.
Classic Singaporean delicacies are given a refined, modern twist – think Laksa Pesto Linguini with king prawns, Iberico Pork Char Siew with Shanghai kao cai and quinoa, and more.
10A Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228119
NEXT: Spanish offal dining: Dehasa →
Usual suspects like Paella and other Spanish classics get our thumbs up, but we’re here for the robustly flavoured alternative cut and offal delicacies.
The only front-runner of nose-to-tail dining in Singapore, unique dishes include Crispy Pig’s Head with egg yolk and capers, Ox Heart with chili pesto, and more.
12 North Canal Rd, Singapore 048825
NEXT: Caribbean: Lime House →
By Pinky Chng, last updated May 2017
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