Eat Around the World (Part 1)
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012
You don’t need a holiday to taste great cuisines from around the world – you just need to know where to look.
Whether you’re homesick, vacation-sick, or just an adventurous foodie, we’ve got a list of 17 restaurants for you to tick off. This means the end of googling “best Thai restaurant in Singapore”!
Don’t be fooled though – this is only part 1 of our long list. Find our favourite Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Russian, Moroccan, and Thai food in this slideshow.
Make those reservations and happy eating!
Japanese eateries are everywhere, so we’re going for quality here: fresh ingredients, skilled chefs, traditional menus and even a world’s top 50!
Good for: sushi and sashimi
Where: Various outlets, we recommend 1 Tanglin Road, #01-01A Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore 247909, p. 6732 4438, daily 12-3pm & 630-1030pm
Good for: Kaiseki set menu (dinner menus at $180 or $280 only)
Where: 14 Ann Siang Road, #01-01, Singapore 069694, p. 6438 1553, Tue-Sat 12-230pm, 7-10pm, must call ahead
Good for: Fusion Japanese, sea urchin topped with Botan prawns and Oscietra Caviar
Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #L2-02, Casino Level 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956, p. 6688 8507, daily 6pm &830pm, Fri 1130am-130pm
Image: Waku Ghin
Bali sick or chilli kick? Selamat makan either way!
Good for: Its namesake, Cumi Bali (grilled squid), Sate Ayam Madura (grilled chicken satay), and Kambing Rendang (mutton stew)
Where: 66 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088487, p. 62206619, Mon-Sat 11am-230pm & 6-930pm
Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant
Good for: Tahu Telor (fried tofu with egg) and Ikan Otah Kukus
Where: 88/90 Telok Ayer St, Far East Square, Singapore 048470, p. 6225 6002, daily 11am-230pm &6-930pm
Ayam Penyet Ria
Good for: Their sambal belacan (warning: this chilli is hot!) and their Nasi Ayam Penyet (fried chicken and rice)
Where: Various outlets including Lucky Plaza, Far East Plaza, Jurong Point, and Bedok Point
Image: Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant
So those Korean dramas may be predictable, but Korean cuisine is most definitely not. There’s way more to Korean food than just kimchi and barbecued meat.
Hyangtogol (Honey Lee’s pick!)
Good for: Gingseng chicken soup, Uudae Jjigae (Army stew), and Dubu Jjigae (tofu stew)
Where: 165 Tangjong Pagar Road, 2F, The Amara, Singapore 088539, p. 6220 7160, daily 1130am-3pm & 6-1030pm
Kko Kko Nara Fried Chicken
Good for: Their fried chicken. Also great for a late night attempt at preventing tomorrow’s hangover
Where: #01-01, 57 Tras Street, Singapore 07896, p. 6224 8186, daily 11am-4am
Dong Bang Hong Chinese Korean Restaurant
Good for: Jja Jang Myun (black bean noodles)
Where: 92/94 Telok Ayer St #01-01, Singapore 048472, p. 6327 9036, Tue-Sun 1130am-3pm & 530-10pm
Red Pig Korean Restaurant
Good for: Authentic BBQ “Red Pork”, Ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake)
Where: 93 Amoy St, Singapore 069913, p. 6220 7176, weekdays 12-230pm & 5-1130pm; weekends 530-1130pm
Nothing like Bangkok? Perhaps not, but these spots cut it really close.
Good for: North-eastern Thai cuisine washed down with a large glass of Thai iced tea
Where: Multiple outlets, but we like the Ridgewood outlet best. 5 Ridgewood Close, Unit G2 Ridgewood Condominium, Singapore 276696, p. 6466 8078, Tue-Fri 11am-230pm & 530-10pm; Sat & Sun 1130am-10pm
Ah Loy Thai
Good for: Pandan chicken, Pineapple rice
Where: #01-39/40 Shaw Tower, 100 Beach Road, Singapore, p. 9165 1543, Mon-Fri 12-8pm, Sat 1-7pm
Sabai Authentic Fine Thai Cuisine
Good for: Royal Thai cuisine, Peek Gai Sod Sai (Stuffed boneless chicken wings)
Where: Various outlets
Good for: Yam Sam O (pomelo salad), Sang Kha Ya Fug Thong (baked pumpkin custard with coconut ice-cream)
Where: Martin No. 38, 38 Martin Road, Singapore 239059, p. 6476 9000
Mon-Sat 12-3pm; Mon- Sun 6pm-11pm
Middle Eastern cuisine doesn’t have to be exotic – make it a monthly regular and you won’t be a stranger to these great dishes.
Good for: Tajine Ghami Ba’l Barkouk (lamb tajine with prunes and apricots)
Where: 64 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199940, p. 6723 7117
Nobody does Greek food like the Greeks. ‘Nuff said, now make those reservations.
Good for: Spanakopita, Baklava, Paidaki stin Sxara (lamb chops)
Where: 893 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589615, p. 6875 0872, Fri-Sun 12-230pm, Tue-Sun 6-10pm
Singapore’s one and only Russian restaurant.
Buyan Russian Haute Cuisine & Caviar Bar
Good for: Vodka (understandably), Pelmeni
Where: 9/10 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089594, p. 6223 7008, Tue-Sat 12noon-12midnight