Nov 9, 2016
Escape the crowds at Singapore’s coolest hidden restaurants, from an izakaya concealed behind a nondescript wall in a faded mall, to a Thai eatery in lush Labrador Park.
1. Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant – Woodlands Jetty
This remote halal restaurant leads to beautiful sunset views from a jetty. Pick from hearty local fare like satay (barbecued meat skewers), chilli crab, mee goreng (fried noodles with seafood) and barbecued stingray.
2. Lewin Terrace – Hill Street
Housed in the former quarters of the fire chief of the Hill Street fire station, the black-and-white colonial mansion that holds this restaurant is obscured from view by lush greenery. Fine-dining Japanese-French fusion is the star here, with a focus on seasonal ingredients. You can also enjoy the multi-course sampling menu, or wine-pairing.
3. Morsels – Mayo Street
Kick back in this unpretentious eatery tucked inside a quaint wooden shophouse on the outskirts of Little India. As its name suggests, Morsels dishes up small plates of fusion fare. Highlights here are the Hokkaido scallop ceviche and Firecracker Duroc pulled-pork shell pasta.
4. Camp Kilo Charcoal Club – Kallang Basin
Offering a hearty, carnivore-friendly menu, this joint by the Kallang river is a great place to get away from the bustle of the city. Seating is outdoors-only, so dress comfortably to enjoy the atmosphere and food. Don’t forget to snap an Instagram shot of the majestic 30kg hog roasting on a spit.