Having trouble deciding on where and what to eat, probably ranks pretty high on everyone’s list of (daily) first world problems. Indeed, with Singapore’s wide array of dining options, there are just too many restaurants and cuisines to choose from. In the mood for French food? The island is chockfull of casual bistros and fine dining spots offering it. Or how about some Italian instead? From pizza to pasta, there are plenty of eateries that you can visit.
But if you’re still feeling uninspired about where to go for dinner today, check out this week’s In Good Taste for some ideas.
Smoked Australian abalone by Summer Pavilion
The dish: Arriving shrouded in smoke, this grilled abalone dish is as delicious as it is theatrical. It comprises a plump and juicy Australian abalone served with a tasty medley of sautéed vegetables stuffed into its shell. The dish is part of Summer Pavilion’s new six-course tasting menu, which was launched in celebration of the restaurant’s retaining its one Michelin star for a second consecutive year.
The place: Summer Pavilion is a posh Cantonese restaurant located at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. Other than its degustation menu — which is available till 30 September –, it also offers dim sum, lunch and dinner prix fixe sets, and à la carte options such as baked sea perch and pan-fried wagyu beef.
Price: S$148++ for a six-course tasting menu.
Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039799, +65 6434 5286
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Mayura wagyu beef knuckle steak by Atlas
The dish: Those with carnivorous instincts will love this meaty new addition to Atlas’ dining menu. The knuckle cut, which is obtained from the hip of the beef, is pan seared before being paired with ratte potatoes, oven-roasted Perini tomatoes, borretane onions in balsamic vinegar, and roasted vegetables. Flash fried fritggitelli peppers are also thrown into the mix.
The place: With its stunning Art Deco-inspired interiors and lavish furnishings of gold and velvet, Atlas is the very picture of opulence. While it’s more known as a bar — it has a three-storey gin refrigerator — the establishment also serves a solid repertoire of savoury food options that go beyond bar bites. Read more in our review here.
Atlas, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778, +65 6396 4466
Seafood claypot rice by Provisions
The dish: Prawns, clams and liver sausage are tossed in seafood stock and rice, before being cooked in a claypot. The result is a gleefully carb-heavy but delectable one-dish meal rich in wok hei.
The place: This newly opened eatery at Dempsey specialises in skewers and claypot rice, and offers a variety of Asian-inspired dishes such as fried pig ears and prawn paste chicken. It also has a range of cocktails, wines and spirits.