Whether it’s a brand new restaurant or a refreshed menu at an old favourite, there’s always a reason to venture out for new food — haze be damned.
This week, we hit up renowned steakhouse Morton’s Singapore for our protein fix, before stopping by Three Buns’ local outlet for a smoked salmon bagel. And because we need an indulgent treat every now and then, we also visit the new, upscale SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar for a fine dining meal. Here’s our pick on what to eat.
We Found Nemo by Three Buns Singapore
The Dish: This slightly morbid but admittedly quite funnily-named dish comprises delectable Classic Loch Fyne smoked salmon (which is ethically farmed and certified by Freedom Food) loaded with lemon and dill cream cheese whip, and sandwiched in between a toasted bagel. If that’s not tempting enough, it also comes with a side of crispy tater tots. We Found Nemo is part of Three Buns’ newly launched The Wild Brunch menu.
The Place: Run by PTT Family, which operates Potato Head Folk, Three Buns Singapore is a casual restaurant specialising in diet-busting burgers. Other star highlights include twice-cooked chicken wings coated with barbecue sauce and the Naughty Fries, which are drenched in spiced béarnaise, hot beef chilli and parmesan.
Three Buns Singapore, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143, +65 6327 1939, www.threebuns.com/singapore/
Short Rib Bolognese by Morton’s Singapore
The Dish: This mouthwatering entrée features tender strips of beef short rib paired with chewy pappardelle and smothered in tasty bolognese gravy. It is part of Morton’s new three-course Sunday Lunch and makes a hearty prelude to a sumptuous meal.
The Place: Famed for its well-marbled, premium steaks, Morton’s Singapore is the place to be for a decadent and protein-packed feast. It also recently introduced some 20 new cocktails to its menu, including Masalita (a combination of tequila and cointreau with lime juice, cucumber and jalapeño) and Pineapple Mojito — a tropical spin on the classic drink with pineapple and white rum.
Price: S$65++ for the Sunday Lunch set menu
Morton’s Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Level 4, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797, +65 6339 3740, www.mortons.com/singapore
Fettuccine by SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar
The Dish: Tuck into this bowl of carby goodness, which is filled with scrumptious squid ink fettuccine tossed with bacon and egg. The pasta is laced with chilli for a dash of heat and is topped with juicy tiger prawns.
The Place: SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar is a new fine dining restaurant run by the same folks behind multi-concept space SPRMRKT at McCallum Street. Situated on the second floor of the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, it is a beautifully furnished establishment serving Asian-inflected Western fare such as smoked haddock pâté and Spanish octopus with fried kang kong.
SPRMRKT Kitchen & Bar, #02-01, The Singapore Tyler Print Institute, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236, +65 9736 4170, www.sprmrkt.com.sg