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Veteran local chef Damian D’Silva embraces his Eurasian-Peranakan roots in Folklore, a restaurant that focuses on Singapore heritage cuisine. Expect a mix of Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian flavours in its repertoire, which features dishes such as sambal buah keluak and Singgang — an Eurasian dish of deboned wolf herring.
Phone: +65 6679 2900/ +65 9021 9700
Founded by Daniel Chavez, the chef-owner of Spanish eatery Ola Cocina Del Mar, Tono Cevicheria is a Peruvian restaurant offering the likes of causa (potato salad with lime and Aji Amarillo chilli), fish sashimi soaked in Tiger’s Milk (a citrusy marinade), and skewered meats. It also boasts four different types of ceviche, prepared using an assortment of fish and ingredients.
Phone: +65 6702 7320
An outpost of Osaka’s one-Michelin-starred Rokukakutei, this Japanese restaurant is specialises in kushikatsu, which is essentially deep fried skewers of meat, seafood and vegetables. These are presented omakase-style, and may include options such as wagyu beef and green pea croquette.
Phone: +65 6266 1077
Located in Telok Ayer, Gaig Restaurant Singapore is an outpost of the eponymous one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona. It offers a variety of Catalan specialties spanning tapas, paellas and stews, incorporated with ingredients that are either homemade or imported from Spain.
Phone: +65 6221 2134
Located at Cuppage Plaza, Kappo Shunsui is an upscale Japanese restaurant offering Kappo-style cuisine, which focuses on five different cooking techniques: Grilling, steaming, frying, simmering and raw preparation. It serves both omakase sets and à la carte dishes.
Phone: +65 6732 0192
Here’s another spot to check out if you can’t get enough of Japanese kushikatsu, or deep fried skewers. Panko is the latest addition to Unlisted Collection’s stable of eateries, and serves the likes of fried unagi and zucchini. It also offers rice bowls for the lunchtime crowd.
Savour Southern comfort food the likes of fried chicken with waffles, devilled eggs, and macaroni and cheese at The Bird Southern Table & Bar, a branch of the popular YardBird Southern Table & Bar restaurant in the US. The eatery held a pop-up stall at last year’s Epicurean Market, where it served its signature fried chicken and biscuits.
Specialising in contemporary Italian fare, Amò is the latest addition to the Illido Group’s stable of eateries. Its highlights include bone marrow and wild garlic pesto pizza, pumpkin and smoked mozzarella, and spaghettoni with Boston lobster and tarragon.
Phone: +65 6723 7733
Run by Unlisted Collection, this French bistro is a casual venue with hearty dishes such as beetroot glazed pork belly, braised octopus and prawn risotto. It takes pride of place at Wanderlust Hotel, in the space formerly occupied by the now-defunct Cocotte.
Phone: +65 6298 1188
Located along East Coast Road, this casual eatery specialises in baking its own sourdough from scratch, using two wood-fired ovens. Pick from flavours such as fruit, rye, white and wholemeal. Firebake also offers a repertoire of Western dishes such as cured salmon, chicken liver pâte, and tomato salad.
Phone: +65 9784 2950/ +65 6440 1228