Four Fun To Try Restaurants In Singapore
Singapore can be a food-lovers delight! Any foodie would tell you to do your homework before visiting a new land so you can try all of the amazing local cuisine. I have done the homework for you and dining out at these restaurants in Singapore can make your experience more fun!
Address – 20a Baghdad St, Singapore 199659
This one-of-a-kind sushi restaurant is located at 20a Baghdad Street, which is within walking distance of Haji Lane and in the center of the Arab Street/Kampong Glam district. They are open Monday through Sunday from 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch and from 6 PM to 10:30 PM for dinner. Sushi Airways is a second story restaurant designed to look like the flight interior of a D-3 Aircraft and gives you the feel that you are flying as you look below at the Kampong Glam district. The kitchen is open so you can watch the masterful chefs at work and the interior is very hip and modern. The staff even dresses as flight attendants and each patron receives a boarding pass upon entrance. Don’t be fooled by quaint looking house that is the exterior of this fancy restaurant!
The menu holds a blast of fresh ingredients that are flown in from Japan four times a week. Sushi Airways offers an a la carte menu, set lunches and a unique Omakase dinner menu. Each meal can be complimented with a full alcohol menu, which includes a selection of sake and whisky. The menu is reasonably priced and extensive, with starters, rice and noodle dishes, maki and hand rolls, sushi and sashimi. Recommendations include the grilled fugu, double salmon roll, sashimi moriawasa (which comes with shirako) and end with yuzu ice cream.
Address – 893 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 589615
This hearty Greek restaurant offers a warm environment in a four-story building located in a plush residential neighborhood at 893 Bukit Timah Road. They are open Monday through Sunday from 12 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch and 6 PM through 10 PM for dinner. The ground floor as an open kitchen so patrons can see the busy chefs preparing traditional and modern Greek recipes. Shelves line the walls with ‘Green Gold’ olive oil and other Greek products that are on the menu. The walls are a modern blue and white inspired from the sea. A staircase at the rare, takes patrons to a mountain village to dine in. An outdoor area has white-washed alleys of a Greek island for the eyes to enjoy.
The menu is quite extensive with dozens of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. They even have a separate 20-page menu for the beverages, which includes a detailed wine list and Greek liquors like Ouzo. If you can’t decide what you want or are new to Greek food, the manager, Christos, will assist you in choosing a dish paired with a great wine. Some recommendations are to start with the stuffed vine leaves (Dolmades Gialatzi) as an appetizer and then have the Xtadpodi Sxaras (grilled octopus) with a white wine or the Paidakia stin Sxara (lamb chops) with a deep red wine. End with the Baklava and a lush dessert wine. Reviews rave about this restaurant and you won’t be dissatisfied!
Address – 23 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore
This unique dining concept is located at 23 Ann Siang Rd. in Chinatown close to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. They are open Monday through Sunday for lunch from 12 PM to 3 PM and for dinner from 6 PM to 12 AM. The restaurant is delightfully decorated with modern Chinese red and white art and blue bar stools. You may even make new friends as the seating is all a bar-style.
The menu features rustic flavors of Southeast Asia with a modern interpretation from the refined and renowned chef, Ryan Clift. He pairs the cuisine with specially handcrafted Asian cocktails and boutique wines. The lunch menu is set with a three course meal and includes rice and wine or Singha beer. There is a small and big plate menu with everything from kingfish to quail and a dessert menu with several sweet treats. If you cannot decide what you want to eat, the ‘Feed Me’ menu is the best way to experience Ding Dong. Option one is a selection of Ding Dong’s favorite dishes to share and option two is a tasting menu with six individually plated courses.
Recommendations include starting off with a pancake with minced pork, then try the beef cheek rendang, which is marinated for two days and melts in your mouth. Have a Ding Dong Sour Tea with your meal, which is Thai tea infused with whiskey, citrus and gomme. Then have a dessert – try the Korean dish bibimbap is transformed into a frozen spicy dessert. Your palate won’t be sad with the food from this culinary treat.
Open Door Policy
Address – 19 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168650
This buzzy restaurant has the same chef as Ding Dong and is located at 19 Yong Siak Street in Tiong Bahru, a great hangout at night. They are open Monday and Wednesday through Sunday from 12 PM to 3 PM for lunch, 6 PM to 10 PM for dinner and 11 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch. The setting is in an open-plan frame with an open kitchen behind a glass wall that rungs down a long, communal dining space.
This modern bistro comes with a rustic twist. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients and is sourced responsibly. A well-stocked bar includes classic cocktails and a lengthy wine list, many wines bought exclusively for Open Door Policy. If you stomach can go the distance, try the spicy pumpkin and orange soup with coriander salsa verde baguette, seared scallops as a starter, the Australian strip loin with chips and herb butter, and a caramel crème brulee for dessert. The brunch menu has fresh hand-squeezed juices, and everything from eggs benedict to pickled herrings, pancakes, and French toast. Whatever day or time you get to Open Door Policy, make sure you bring an open stomach to fill! It will thank you!