Spectacular Culinary Experiences: What & Where To Eat In Singapore!
Spectacular Culinary Experiences: What & Where To Eat In Singapore!
Fancy a meal that leaves you begging for more? These amazing culinary destinations at Singapore, manage to do just that!
#1 Long Beach Seafood
One of the perfect ways to sample the authentic cuisine of a destination is to retrace the footsteps of the locals. And when the seafood craving takes over, the locals of Singapore go to the creator of the original Black Pepper Crab – The Long Beach Seafood Restaurant! This place has an untouched old-world charm; traditional food presentation and the age old decor are a testimony to this fact. While the fantastic array of live seafood and fishes on display inside the restaurant may not fancy everyone, it certainly does guarantee a meal that’s fresh and lip-smacking good! With fantastic recipes, and the freshest seafood from all over the world, it’s no wonder this restaurant is a popular hot spot amongst everyone with an appetite for excellent seafood!
Must Try: Classic White Pepper Alaskan King Crab, Golden Stripe Lobster, Scottish Razor Clam, and of course, the popular Black Pepper Crab.
#2 True Blue Cuisine, Peranakan Restaurant
Situated on the Armenian Street and in the heart of the Peranakan enclave – Katong, True Blue Cuisine is one of those rare places in Singapore that lets you indulge in authentic Peranakan delicacies. Adorned with traditional earthenware, gorgeous artwork and historic memorabilia, this restaurant brings to life an all-round experience of the fascinating Peranakan culture. But it’s the intensely rich food accented with tangy and sour flavours that steals the show! Peranakan cuisine, which features a beautiful blend of Malay, Chinese, and other south-east Asian influences can be savoured in the many culinary treats served at True Blue.
Must Try: Savour classics like Banana Blossom Salad with Cucumber, Rendang, Steamed Tapioca Balls with Optional Durian Fruit, Itek Sio (duck), and Ayam Buah Keluak (chicken)
#3 Saha, Signature Indian Restaurant & Terrace Bar
What would you expect from a restaurant created by a multi-award winning chef; scrumptious food infused with rich flavours? Well, at Saha’s you’ll get to experience more than just that. Tucked away amidst the pretty shop houses of Duxton Hill, Saha Restaurant is a reflection of Chef Abhijit Saha’s indigenous creativity, and passion to serve dishes that entice both the mind and palate. His contemporary rendition of Indian cuisine, along with a staunch focus on innovation and quality has made him the recipient of multiple accolades, including the Best Chef of India at the Indian Restaurant Congress & Awards 2013. The restaurant’s menu offers sophisticated Indian delicacies created especially for Singapore.
Saha also houses an Al Fresco Terrace Bar, that lets you explore an interesting variety of mixology-based signature cocktails. Even if you don’t fancy a drink, take a trip upstairs to gaze at the beautiful portraits clicked by the chef himself.
Must Try: Kerala vegetable istew espuma with citrus pudding, Kasoori methi-seared foie gras with spice-stewed mango, and Baked gulab jamun cheesecake with saffron-poached pears and macaroon.
#4 Maison Ikkoku
A mishmash of French and Japanese terms, Maison Ikkoku, translates to “House of The Moment”, and a visit here can certainly make you forget about all the other places! It does so by giving you access to a fabulous artisanal café, a men’s boutique, and a cocktail bar all under the same roof. This pretty three-storey hangout has a warm ambience overall, but it’s the café that has the most edgy-chic appeal, thanks to bulbs in copper pipes and furniture plastered on the walls. The baristas at Maison Ikkoku have been trained by Japanese celebrity and latte-art specialist Hiroshi Sawada, so don’t expect anything less than a delicious explosion of rich brews!
However, if it’s a world class cocktail experience that you’re looking for, then head straight to Maison Ikkoku’s rooftop bar. The bar strategically maintains no menu, so let one of Singapore’s best mixologists, Ethan Leslie Leong, do what he does best – surprise you with a fabulous concoction that will kick start an extraordinary cocktail adventure!
Must Try: We recommend their Signature MI Latte and Syphon Coffee and Asian-inspired bites like the MI Pork Bun (kong bak bao) and MI Musubi (Hawaiian rice snack filled with pieces of ham)
#5 Joël Robuchon
When one of the most celebrated chefs in the culinary world creates his signature brand of restaurant, you can expect a dining experience that’s par excellence, and it most certainly is at Joël Robuchon. Located in Resorts World Sentosa, Joël Robuchon serves only the finest of French haute cuisine! The delectable varieties of French classics, along with premium wines from across the world have earned this restaurant much deserved international recognition. Sit back in this extension of Michelin Star, Chef Robuchon’s, dream family dining room, and sample their degustation menu which has been described as “magical” by many famed food critics. Executive Chef, Michael Michaelidis, at Joël Robuchon (Singapore) ensures the delicacies served to you are as splendid to look at, as they are to taste!
Must Try: The seasonal items and exquisite masterpieces from the menu, along with Robuchon’s famous bread, cheese, dessert, ice-cream and tea trolleys.
Can you eat a band-aid? Piano keys? Pill boxes? No? Well, then you surely haven’t visited Sophisca.
Originally from Taiwan, Sophisca is located all over Singapore and is famous for its design and packaging that’s quirky, cheeky, bizarre and often risqué. First-aid kits, pill boxes, and Chinese medication tins serve as disguise for chocolate boxes, with flavours ranging from hazelnut to menthol. Sophisca also offers other interesting sweet treats, such as chocolate-flavoured “condoms” and candy lingerie. However, the store remains child-friendly with candy options like mahjong tiles, sushi sets and piano keys, along with universal favourites like gummy bears, lollipops and marshmallows. If you are feeling adventurous, you can try out their unconventional chocolate flavours like wasabi and tiramisu.
So if you want to indulge your sweet tooth or delight your friends back home with unique candies, add Sophisca to your list of must-visits!
Must Try: Everything!
#7 Yu Cuisine, Marina Bay Sands
If the words ‘Chinese cuisine’ tempt you with images of melt-in-your-mouth delicacies infused with authentic Cantonese flavours, then a trip to Yu Cuisine must not be missed! This lovely restaurant sits quietly in the far western side of Marina Bay Sands, and attracts visitors with its contemporary blue and silver décor that radiate a beautiful underwater theme. Fish and bubble motifs further accentuate its interiors; but the star attraction here is the tantalizing food, undoubtedly! This restaurant also has a champagne bar that offers spectacular views of Marina Bay, while you indulge in your favourite drink. To sum it up, Yu Cuisine ensures your dinning affair is not something you will keep quiet about!
Must Try: The restaurant’s signature dishes like Hong Kong Aberdeen Chilli Crab, Pepper Crab and Butter Cream King Prawns. The Dinosaur Rice Roll, Roasted Pork, and Signature Golden Lava Custard Bun are also excellent choices!
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