Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Golden Peony, Adda, Brewerkz One Fullerton, The Ritual Café and Bar, Braci
When it comes to your dining options, we know you like variety. That’s why this week’s roundup is a good mix of different cuisines. There’s no better way to get started than with delectable Asian fare, and you have Golden Peony which recently launched its Discovery menu, as well as Adda for Indian fare with a contemporary twist.
But if you like your Western fare, Braci is offering its first tasting menu for the year while Brewerkz at One Fullerton has exclusive dishes that will satiate your cravings for burgers, pizzas and steaks. Save the weekend for wholesome meals and drinks at The Ritual Café and Bar.
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1/5 Golden Peony
Just as its name implies, the newly-launched Discovery Menu lets you ‘discover’ the restaurant’s signature dishes by curating your own meal. Drop by for dinner and choose the six-course set which consists of the culinary team's signatures.
Highlights include the appetiser of crispy roasted pork belly and impossibly tender ‘char siew’ lacquered with honey soup plum for extra decadence; and the main course of fork-tender Wagyu beef cheek enriched with red wine sauce and a sprinkle of spring onions. Dessert is a classic combo of mango puree, sago and pomelo presented as a chilled fruit pudding. Book here.
Chef Manjunath Mural, formerly of one-Michelin-starred The Song of India, returns to the scene with Adda restaurant on Beach Road. Here, he serves popular Indian dishes from north to south which are presented with modern twists. Take, for example, the vegetarian Bollywood Burger sliders that pique the palate with its medley of spicy roasted mushrooms offset by the pickled radish, onions and cucumber, and sandwiched between fluffy beetroot-infused buns.
From Mural’s signatures, you have the glorious butter chicken pot pie presented with much flair in a claypot sealed with a flaky pastry. The staff serve it by cutting open the pastry to reveal the deliciously rich butter chicken curry inside. Don’t skip desserts; the traditional gulab jamun, which tends to be overly sweet, is remade into a cheesecake for the right balance of sweet and creamy. Book here.
Adda | 7500E Beach Rd, 01-201 Diners Building, S(199595) | 8922 3679
3/5 Brewerkz One Fullerton
Delicious food, refreshing drinks and a majestic view of Marina Bay—you’ll get all these when you visit Brewerkz’s latest outlet at One Fullerton. Take a seat at the al fresco area and begin the night with craft beers—options abound, from its signatures such as Golden Ale and American Pale Ale to seasonal brews including Mango Passionfruit Milkshake and Coconut Altbier.
The new outlet also has an enhanced menu courtesy of group executive chef Seow Tzi Qin. This includes the restaurant’s all-time hits as well as exclusive creations such as Shogun Burger and 3 Cheese Truffle Foccacina. The former is made for meat lovers with its A5 Wagyu beef patty made with a blend of beef chuck, short ribs and top sirloin and grilled over binchotan for a smoky finish, while the latter is a decadent dish enriched with truffles. Book here.
Brewerkz One Fullerton | 1 Fullerton Road, 01-01 One Fullerton, S(049213) | 9643 1571
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4/5 The Ritual Café and Bar
Opened in December 2020, the sister outlet of Botany is the latest destination for hearty food offerings in the Bukit Timah neighbourhood. Helming the kitchen is head chef Matthew Tam, formerly of Two Men Bagel House and Meta, who whips up wholesome and delicious dishes using fresh produce and ingredients.
Apart from the addictive appetisers of truffle kombu fries and tofu tempeh fries, another highlight is The Impossible mala somen. This is a fiery dish comprising bak choy, somen, Impossible meat and sous vide egg drenched in a fiery homemade Szechuan sauce. Finish off with a cup of coffee that uses Italian-inspired house blends and roasted locally. Book here.
The Ritual Café and Bar | 383 Bukit Timah Road, 01-09B, S(259727) | 6208 7496
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Spring has inspired chef de cuisine Mirko Febbrile to create the restaurant’s first tasting menu for the year. There’s much to savour, including the white asparagus bathed in milk and glazed with a smooth butter sauce to enrich the flavours, then decorated with strands of bottarga, salsa verde and nero di seppia sauces. Another standout dish is the Topinambour, where a silky smooth sunchoke puree is crowned with home-cured sardines and charcoal-smoked Alaskan king crab. Book here.