My Favorite Restaurants In Singapore

Having recently traveled to Singapore, I can attest that the Lion City doesn’t just surpass expectations in terms of the skyline, infrastructure and cleanliness to say the least, but it is also one of the best Asian destinations for world cuisines. Singapore restaurants are truly inspiring and certainly worth checking out.

Below I list few of my favorites.

Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Address – 9 Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 188098

This restaurants serves some of the best traditional Thai dishes and it’s hard not to wonder why this restaurant offers dishes that are increasingly becoming difficult to find in Thailand. If you are looking to try out some tasty Thai delicacies, this is one place you wouldn’t want to miss on your way in Singapore.

Among noteworthy dishes to try is the Mieng Kham salad, which is made from a concoction of betel leaf and other ingredients like fried dry shrimp, garlic, onions, chilli and various other lively herbs and leaves. Although this meal takes a bit getting used to for the lesser food enthusiast, I personally enjoyed everything about it

I tried the Hor Mok Talay Kanom Krok, in typical Thai fashion and was a personal favorite for me. The red duck curry is another dish worth trying and goes well with plain rice.

Hor Mok Talay Kanom Krok is my favorite dish at Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Hor Mok Talay Kanom Krok is my favorite dish at Sawadee Thai Cuisine

Amarone

Address – 168 Robinson Rd, Capital Tower, Singapore 068912

This is an up-market restaurant located in the heart of the Central Business District in Capital Towers, but keep in mind that it is closed on Sunday. My personal favorites were Burrata Pugliese which is a made from fresh Buratta Cheese, Mixed Salad, Parma Ham and Melon. The seafood dish & the gelatos were very fresh and you should give a try.

The restaurant has a varied selection of wines and if you’re not sure about which to choose, just ask any of the waiters and they’ll explain it to you. I could have sworn that those grapes, of the wine I drank, were handpicked in some Italian vineyards because of the finesse of the wine.

Menu options include a la carte, sandwiches, gourmet menu and aperitivo Fridays. Waiters are very attentive, professional and always on the lookout for whoever needs them. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and I almost felt like Don Dillinger or one of the Mafia bosses would walk in.

The place is suitable for friends, colleagues & family and Happy Hour is available every day from Monday till Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Burrata Pugliese which is a made from fresh Buratta Cheese, Mixed Salad, Parma Ham and Melon

Burrata Pugliese which is a made from fresh Buratta Cheese, Mixed Salad, Parma Ham and Melon

Pita & Olives

Address – 03-10, 100 Tras St, Singapore 079027

Located in 100AM mall which is adjacent to Amara Hotel and close by to Maxwell food court. If you enjoy middle eastern cuisines, then is one place you’ll enjoy dining.

Atmosphere is cozy and relaxing and staff is very friendly. Be sure to try out the healthy vegetable salad which will definitely have some nice juicy olives. The restaurant is opened everyday of the week from 11 AM to 9 PM.  All their falafel’s & kebabs were very freshly made and you should also try their Honey Lemonade.

My feast at PIta & Olives

My feast at PIta & Olives

Little Saigon

Address – River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024

Located in the lively Clarke Quay, the cocktails are must try here. Try the frog legs – kind of oily but the meat was well cooked and tender. The food has certainly improved to suit different international taste buds and although you won’t get typical authentic Vietnamese food, you’ll love what they serve and the way it is all presented.

Decorated with lovely Vietnamese lanterns in blue and yellow in a wooden setting, this restaurant is quite mesmerizing. It is welcoming and embracing while you try out modern international Vietnamese cuisine and sip on a long list of cocktails which are definitely worth the try.

The Bun Bo Hue with noodles and sides of beef brisket in a rich flavored broth is also worth a try.

Little Saigon is a good place to try modern Vietnamese food

Little Saigon is a good place to try modern Vietnamese food

Thai Smile Cafe

Address – 8 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049021

Conveniently located in the Heart of Singapore’s CBD with access to Raffles Place MRT Station (East-West Line), Clarke Quay MRT (North-East Line) and Bus Stop on South Bridge Road (Boat Quay), Thai Smile Café offers genuine Thai food combined with Chinese dishes. Service and hospitality is in typical true Thai street fashion. It’s not a high class or fine dining restaurant, but the food won’t disappoint. I enjoyed and loved my dining experience here.

The food was delicious and I believe it to be among the best often under-looked restaurants in that area. Make sure to try out the Honeymoon fish – something you’ll definitely enjoy. I also found the Green Chicken Curry to be tasty and delicious.

Honeymoon Fish (bottom right) - is a must try at Thai Smile Cafe

Honeymoon Fish (bottom right) – is a must try at Thai Smile Cafe

Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

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