Where to Eat in Singapore This Week: Siri House, Ellenborough Market Café, Neon Pigeon, Solo Ristorante, 25 Degrees
Welcome the month of May with delicious food from our recommended restaurants this week, all of which have special offerings to suit whatever occasion. If you're planning a romantic meal with your partner, bring them to Solo Ristorante and tuck into the five-course menu dedicated to the white asparagus, or Neon Pigeon for a taste of its new and innovative creations courtesy of head chef Paul Lim.
But for a meal out with the family this weekend, you can always go for the safe bet—brunch, of course— at Siri House. Do you still have stomach space to spare? Follow it up with an enticing weekend afternoon tea at Ellenborough Market Cafe, whose chefs will make it worth the trip with an updated menu of Peranakan, local and western fare. And if you just want to indulge with your friends, the best choice is to go for burgers, and 25 Degrees will make your mouth water with its Juicy Luicy burger.
1/5 Siri House
Weekends are much better when you enjoy a leisurely brunch with friends. Bring them to Siri House and feast on a plethora of small and large plates to share. Light bites are always a must, and among the many delicious choices are arancini and crab toast salad. The former are deep-fried balls of dashi-infused Japanese rice flecked with octopus, chorizo and mozzarella, while the latter is a crisp sourdough toast loaded with crab mayonnaise, crab fat and apple citrus salsa.
Hungry for more? The katsu burger will make mouths water with its Iberico pork ribeye ‘patty’ stacked with smoked chilli mustard, nori mayo and pickled red cabbage. End with the reimagined bombolini or small doughnuts filled with cashew chocolate ganache or mixed berry compote. Book here.
Siri House | 8D Dempsey Road, 01-02 Dempsey Hill, S(249672) | 9487 1552
2/5 Ellenborough Market Café
Bring your family to a decadent weekend afternoon tea at this restaurant, which now has an expanded menu of local and western signatures. It’s famed for its Peranakan dishes, as you’ll taste in the homemade otak-otak infused with coconut and a blend of Asian spices, chilli crab kueh pie tee, and nyonya rojak.
Mix these up with something from the dim sum, Asian burger selections. Hot favourites include char siew pau, salted egg custard bun, chilli crab with mantou, and nasi lemak with sambal prawn and egg. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the durian puff, durian waffles and durian pengat. Book here.
3/5 Neon Pigeon
One of Singapore’s buzziest izakayas has launched a new dinner menu, comprising cult classics such as Tokyo Hummus as well as delectable new creations by head chef Paul Lim.
Love your seafood? Start at the raw bar and choose from a rotating list of cold plates, including the King Ora Salmon; it’s essentially salmon sashimi enhanced with wasabi-infused yakiniku paste, salmon skin crisps, yuzu peel and ikura.
Follow it up with more small bites such as pork & langoustine dumplings served with a side of curry vinegar, and Kagoshima Wagyu tataki topped with shiso gremolata, pickled carrots, and crispy garlic. Book here.
4/5 Solo Ristorante
The white asparagus is chef-partner Simone Fraternali’s favourite spring ingredient, and he is celebrating it with two exquisite menus, available for lunch and dinner until June 30.
Choose the five-course set and enjoy asparagus in a variety of ways. In the asparagi, the vegetable is cooked in butter and thyme before it’s jazzed up with a creamy sea urchin sauce and orange zest. Tortelli is another offering that is stuffed with spiced butternut, white asparagus, foie gras and balsamic. The white asparagus menu comes in a vegetarian version. Book here.
Solo Ristorante | 45 Amoy Street, S(069871) | 6260 0762 | firstname.lastname@example.org
5/5 25 Degrees
The burger chain from the US has debuted the Singapore version of its popular Juicy Lucy, famed for its patty with a melted cheese core. The chefs here have turned it up a notch by packing the Australian Angus beef patty with four kinds of cheese—parmesan, emmental, mozzarella and red cheddar.
The patty is slapped on the grill until the filling turns soft and gooey, before it’s piled with beef chilli, crispy onion ring and arugula, slathered with a house-made secret sauce, and sandwiched between buttery brioche buns. Available until June 30. Book here.
25 Degrees | Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, S(188980) | 6809 7990