We share restaurants we come across that's suitable for different occasions. For a party, a family meal, a date night or simply for you to try a new place - let us help you discover restaurants to excite your taste buds!
Quirky Flavored Steamed Bao Burgers
Who: Bao Boy
Where: 31 Hongkong Street Singapore 059670
Why: Hip eatery serving up classic comfort foods with an Asian flare.
Don’t be misled by its name for Bao Boy is no ordinary steamed bao serving joint. Located near Clarke Quay, this small eatery serves up Asian-inspired sharing platters and burger baos, think crispy chicken sitting on a bed of shredded cabbage topped with crunchy cucumbers and cheese with a kick of ‘yuzu kosho’ sandwiched between fluffy bao buns.
This cozy hangout with its dimly lit, industrial-esque interior and messy comfort food is an ideal place to just kick off your shoes and chill with your kakis.
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Chill Diner with Pocket-friendly American Fares
Who: Meat N’ Chill
Where: 6th Avenue Centre, 805 Bukit Timah Road #01-04 Singapore 279883
Why: Casual joint with affordable decent-sized steaks and smoky-fall-off-the-bones ribs.
If your food adventures usually bring you to the central region of Singapore, why not take a step off the beaten path and check out this west side diner? Almost half a decade since its opening and Meat N’ Chill is still a favorite among many and it’s probably due to their tender-slip-off-the-bones ribs. Aside from ribs, their menu also offers other American fares such as burgers, sandwiches, pastas, and deserts. There also have an extensive offering of drinks, ranging from milkshakes, smoothies and tea to ciders, beers and wines.
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Japanese Urban Farm-to-Table Restaurant
Where: Funan, 109 North Bridge Road #07-38 Singapore 179097
Why: Cozy restaurant with a menu of locally grown produce made with Japanese techniques and given a modern twist.
A bright minimalist restaurant with whimsical umbrellas floating on its ceiling, NOKA (which means farmhouse in Japanese) is the sister restaurant to Open Farm Community at Dempsey Hill. Following the same farm-to-table concept, NOKA has bonded Japanese cooking techniques to locally sourced fresh produce, some of which comes from their very own rooftop garden. Tended to by Edible Garden City, the garden is spacious enough to grow over 50 varieties of fruits, flowers, herbs and vegetables. All pesticide-free.
NOKA’s menu, consisting of ala carte, Omakase and three-course set lunch options, boasts dishes like Kampong Yakitori, charcoal grilled chicken thigh with Edible Garden City mushrooms and Koji Ton-Toro, where flavorful pork jowl slices are served along with Edible Garden City kale, roasted potato and lemon garlic pepper sauce. They also have gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
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Expect a plethora of herbs and plants from @nokasg where they infuse Japanese techniques into local produce. Perched on the garden rooftop with glass windows and a cosy interior, this restaurant makes you feel like you are dining in a penthouse that opens out to your own garden. #nokasg #noka 1. Charcoal calamari w garlic aioli 2. Kaisen Don 3. Snow aged Niigata wagyu 4. Salmon Aburi 5. Yuzu cheesecake
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Tear-inducing Spaghetti from Hell
Who: Southwest Tavern
Where: tradehub 21, 8 Boon Lay Way Singapore 609964
Why: Cowboy-themed restaurant where you can get one of the spiciest spaghetti in Singapore.
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Hiding out at Tradehub21, serving western fares in the west, is Southwest Tavern, a cowboy themed restaurant. With its partial open-air sitting, featuring shaded roof and fans instead of an enclosed space and air-conditioning, and hint of western décor, the restaurant gives off a rustic charm.
On menu are a selection of steaks, burgers and finger food. Beer Butt Sakura Chicken, a roast chicken stuffed with a beer can, is their signature dish but if you order this, be prepared to wait for an hour, as it’s made to order. And if you’re feeling brave, order the Suicide Wings, a supremely spicy concoction. Not enough spicy? Feast your taste buds on the Spaghetti from Hell. If you finish the Spaghetti from Hell (Level 18) in 10 mins, you’ll win either 2 towers of Heineken Draught Beer or an S$100.00 dining voucher.
Affordable Made-on-Demand Pizza Bar
Who: The Peel 1889
Where: myVillage, 1 Maju Avenue #01-11, Singapore 556679
Why: Traditional Italian fares with a modern twist at an affordable price.
The Peel 1889 is a casual Italian restaurant that serves made-on-demand pizza. The 1889 Margherita Premium pizza with creamy Burrata cheese is a crowd-pleaser. While the restaurant’s menu is focused on pizzas and pastas, they also do have other offerings such as Arancini, deep friend truffle mushroom risotto balls served with tomato sauce and Garlic Herb Prawns.
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