Singapore is a food haven. But while you might want to see everything and go everywhere—even with the help of all the food blogs in Singapore—you simply don’t have all the time in the world to do that. So here’s a short list of restaurants in Singapore you absolutely must visit.
Getting together with friends—very good friends—that you haven’t seen for a couple of years? Want a place that’s just perfect for that much-awaited reunion with your pals? For some vintage fun, go on that dinner at Kombi Rocks. Whether you’re meeting up for a reunion—or simply having lunch with the family, this restaurant is comfortable, affordable, and cozy. Tip: give their Red Wine Chicken a try. It’s one of their best-sellers. Yam paste is also on the dessert menu.
An appreciation for nostalgia and days-gone-by is obvious in the theme of the restaurant. Old Volkswagen cars around, old clocks and chairs, photos and decors on the walls, so if you love all things vintage, this place is going to hit the sweet spot for you—in more ways than one. Located at number 66 Yio Chu Kang Road.
Alkaff Mansion Ristorante
No one does pasta like Italians. And if you love long lunches as much as they do, then pick the Alkaff Mansion Ristorante. Great architecture combined with delicious, wonderful food is the sort of dining experience that the Alkaff Mansion is known for. Whether you want to go for the course meal or the ala carte menu, you’re sure to enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine. Tuscan tastes and flavors dominate the menu, with their Slow-Cooked Chicken leg, or cauliflower soup and even the linguine, right down to the ‘Marsala’ dessert. With just the right amount of creaminess, it’s sure to win awards with friends and family, no matter how discriminating their palates could be.Visit their site here: http://www.alkaff.com.sg/.
ParkRoyal on Beach Road
Want tastes closer to home? Then why not try the ParkRoyal? There’s a place there, the Tian Fu Tea Room’s Reunion Imperial High Tea, that you’re sure to adore. Regular patrons love the deep-fried radish puff served with conpoy. You would too if you knew how well-done the layers are. The warm and crispy texture provides just the ideal contrast to the moist radish inside. It’s perfection in a single bite. There are also the steamed abalone dumplings in wasabi sauce or the steamed fish dish with black moss—if you like fish and not wasabi, you’re probably a better fit for the second one. You could also try one or two of the dim sum dishes, fish and chicken, along with a wide selection of teas. If you want to bring the whole family, better call ahead and make a reservation. The Tian Fu Tea Room is open every day. Call at 6505 5724 for a table.
Cassia @ Capella Singapore
This is where the most wonderfully tasty pork buns in all of Singapore can be found. If you have a particular affection and fondness for pork buns, if you think pork buns make the world go round, if pork buns are your life, then you’re going to be in absolute heaven at Cassia. Sure, there are also other tasty, delish treats on the menu: try the steamed vegetables dumpling that comes with black fungus and mushrooms or the steamed siewmai with a topping of abalone. But really, if you love pork buns to bits, you’re sure to come back here—more than once or twice or even thrice.
So, come by 1 The Knolls at Sentosa Island for those pork buns.
A truly arresting view of the Marina Bay and Singapore’s skyline is one of the great things to enjoy about dining at the rooftop bar of The Lighthouse. Unforgettable favorites like the Grilled Texan rib-eye or Sea Rock-style risotto also make this place truly exceptional.
You could also browse through plenty of the food blogs in Singapore and pick your favorites. This way, you’ll also end up with your own list of must-sees.