Fine food and fun food may appear to be opposites—foie gras is fine, not fun; croquette is fun, not fine—but somehow The Wagon at Tras Street has managed to marry the two. I shall call it “fune food.”
Hombre Cantina, Boat Quay: Tired, Casual Mexican
Vatos Urban Tacos, South Beach Quarter: KoMex (Korean-Mexican) Food, Best Tacos in Singapore
Vatos Urban Tacos has arrived to Singapore from Korea. Who knew that Korean cuisine would fit so well with Mexican food?
Best Xmas Present For Foodies: Using The Entertainer App 1-for-1 2016 at My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay (and 84 More Afterwork/Gathering Places)
My Little Spanish Place at Boat Quay is one of the 85 chill-out places for The Entertainer App, giving you 1-for-1 offers. My discount code 2016RERG gives you 10% off the app.
Tiger’s Milk, The Club Hotel: Peruvian Small Plates at Rooftop Bar on Ann Siang Hill
Tiger’s Milk at The Club Hotel is a Rooftop Bar Atop Ann Siang Hill, serving Peruvian Small Plates.
Shukuu Izakaya, Stanley Street: We Recommend Almost EVERYTHING (for Afterwork and Big Groups of Friends)
4-month old Shukuu Izakaya is a great new place for large groups of friends, for both gourmands and alcoholics.
Boruto, Boat Quay: Japanese Izakaya x Spanish Tapas = Jaspanish Sake Bar
Japanese has an affinity with old cultures like Italian and French, so you see Japanese chefs opening Italian restaurants, and French-inspired Japanese cafes. But it is uncanny that you almost never see Japanese-Spanish alliance, considering how similar izakaya and tapas are, both serving small plates with copious alcohol.
Bar Fight at Boat Quay: Ah Sam’s Cold Drinks Stall VS Kacang Putih
At Boat Quay, Ah Sam’s Cold Drinks Stall and Kacang Putih are next to each other. Both are on the second floor, overlooking Boat Quay, and both bars have localized names and serve bespoke cocktails at about $25 or so. But there are subtle differences, and that is all that makes the difference.
The Gyoza Bar シンガポール, Boat Quay: A Very Bizarre and Peculiar Experience
I’ve eaten at more than a thousand restaurants and The Gyoza Bar @ Boat Quay holds a special place in my heart as my most bizzare experience.
Equilibrium, Capitol Piazza: Modern Italian Small Plates, Sweet Cocktails, & Modernist Desserts
At Equilibrium at Capitol Piazza, Chef Samdy Kan, whose work experience includes Senso and Ritz Carlton, presents a modern Italian menu with modernist desserts. Although some tweaking is required for the food recipes, it holds great promise. Hopefully, in time, Equilibrium will reach equilibrium.