These folks do, apparently – check out these cafes for a little Asian sensation to go with your brunch.
Must-try: The Chili Crab Burger (pictured) is a brilliant preview of Singapore’s culinary pride – you guessed it – chilli crab. The breaded crab cake patty is generously stuffed with blue swimmer crab and served with a luscious, spicy-sweet chili crab sauce.
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
NEXT: Paddy Hills →
Must-try: The Ramen Risotto is a creamy dish bursting with the rich, umami flavours of Japanese Tonkotsu (pork bone), adorned with kurobuta pork that almost melts in your mouth. Finish with the Berry Muffcake (pictured), a brilliant muffin-hotcake hybrid that definitely hits the sweet spot.
38 South Buona Vista Rd, Singapore 118164
NEXT: Habitat Coffee →
Must-try: The Chili Crab Pasta (pictured) is yet another take on Singapore’s national dish: al-dente pasta is coated with sweet-savoury chili crab sauce that boasts a little spicy kick, with generous chunks of fresh crab meat to go along. Mop up the rest of the sauce with the deep-fried golden mantou (buns).
223 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574355
NEXT: Fat Lulu’s →
Must-try: The Fried Chicken with Pancakes (pictured) is complemented with a homemade sweet chili sauce that’s reminiscent of Singapore Sambal (hot chili sauce). The Croque Tambi is another crowd favourite, a curried omelette that’s been around Asia – sriracha, Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise, pan-seared Scarmoza cheese… served with a side of raita, Indian-style salad.
297 River Valley Rd, Singapore 238338
NEXT: Tai Cheong Bakery →
Must-try: When this Hong Kong cha chaan teng (tea house) favourite hit Singapore’s shores, it saw snaking queues that never subsided, even during non-peak hours. And when you tuck into their delightfully creamy scrambled eggs, egg tarts (they’ve even got Durian-flavoured ones!) and more, you’ll agree that it’s worth the wait.
31 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277742
NEXT: Birds Of A Feather SG →
Must-try: The Oriental Bolognese (pictured) fuses angel hair pasta with a flavourful Szechuan pork ragout and Asian ingredients like lotus roots. Also, would you look at that egg porn?
#01-01, 115 Amoy St, Singapore 069935
NEXT: The Populus Coffee & Food Co →
Must-try: If you haven’t jumped on the rice bowl bangwagon, well, do it. The folks here at Populus do brilliant ones: choose from Heirloom Beef Rendang with Peranakan achar, Singapore chicken rice-inspired Fried Chicken Cutlet, Roasted Teriyaki Salmon (pictured), and Truffle Wagyu Beef.
146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
NEXT: Craftsmen Specialty Coffee →
Must-try: The Korean-inspired Kimchi Flatbread features kimchi (We know, right?), grilled back bacon, pork bratwurst and sunny side up eggs atop a fragrant toasted flatbread, complemented with a delish homemade sriracha sauce, the myriad flavours coming together wonderfully in each mouthful.
NEXT: Artistry →
By Pinky Chng, January 2017
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