Everyone’s crazy for American BBQ smoked meats, but it’s hard to find good versions of this succulent delicacy outside of its native land. With a name like David Pynt of Michelin-starred and 50 Best famed Burnt Ends backing up the venture, Meatsmith sets itself to deliver all the joys of “the real thing”.
Yugnes Susela recently opened The Elephant Room, a new cocktail joint located right above the famed Burnt Ends. Drawing clear inspiration from Native for its storytelling, menu structure and mixing techniques, the core concept of The Elephant Room is distinct and unique: the theme here is focused on the representation of Indian heritage, with all ingredients being sourced from Little India and the exclusive use of Indian traditional spirits for the cocktails.
The Mod-Sin (Modern Singaporean cuisine) movement aims at representing Singaporean food beyond the traditionally humble hawker eateries and refining it at various mid to upscale restaurants. Set in the gorgeous The Warehouse Hotel and helmed by Chef Willin Low, Po is a great example of this style of cooking.
With its myriad of dining options, Singapore can be tricky to navigate. From breath-taking panoramic sky bars and fine dining restaurants, all the way to local cheap eats and some of the best cocktail bars in the world, here’s a curated mini-guide to bookmark for your next foodie getaway.
Tucked away in heritage alley Jiak Chuan Road in Singapore, Esquina offers a palatable combination of tasty upscale Spanish modern food in an easy-going yet refined environment.
Home to a great hawker center, hipster bakeries and edgy fashion shops, Singapore neighborhood Tiong Bahru has quite an authentic feel to it. It’s the perfect setting for Little Elephant Thai Bistro, a cozy restaurant that cooks up some delightful Thai bites.
With its offering of innovative culinary concoctions made of micro herbs, vinegars, fermented produce, as well as a mix of cooking techniques, Luke Whearty’s Operation Dagger in Singapore has been at the forefront of Asia’s bar industry for the past few years, appearing on the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists year after year.
As a brand new resident of Singapore and being hard-at-work eating all the local food in the past three months, I was delighted when my friend Cristina made a reservation at Candlenut, the world’s first and only Michelin starred Peranakan restaurant. Helmed by Chef Malcom Lee, Candlenut is located in Dempsey Hill, an heritage site from…
Labyrinth, the brainchild of Chef LG Han, is a chef-centric dining experience that honors and elevates Singapore culinary traditions in a modern and very personal key. It’s not only a tribute to LG’s late grandmother and her age-old recipes; the restaurant has become a platform to showcase and support Singapore local businesses, produce and artisanal treasures with the aim to preserve the country’s heritage and traditions.
For Singapore Cocktail Festival and Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards I visited one of the most forward-thinking bars in the world, and had a chance to taste all of Vijay Mudaliar’s creations.
The Guild is a relatively new project brought to the buzzing street of Keong Saik by Hong Kong’s largest independent craft brewery, Young Masters. The ambiance is that of a thoroughly polished upmarket gastro-pub. You’d expect a bit of roughness from a taproom, instead the environment is neat, dimly lightened, busy with lively chatters of the patrons who enjoy many a few pints of the good stuff.
With the moving from Shanghai to Singapore I haven’t really been able to produce any long-form content in the past couple of months. Organizing paperwork, packing, shipping stuff including a boyfriend and a dog across lands and seas, finding a new home and surviving in the equatorial heat has proven harder than expected – and…