Where To Eat In Singapore This Week: Se7enth, Preludio, Como Club, Skirt, Yujin Izakaya
Eating well has never been a problem in Singapore thanks to a multitude of restaurants serving every type of cuisine. This week, the chefs keep their offerings interesting with revamped menus that would make you want to dine there stat. Here are a few options to get you started.
If you feel like feasting for lunch, the restaurant has recently introduced an enhanced semi-buffet lunch comprising unlimited servings of appetisers at the starters buffet bar. You can also choose one main course as well as coffee or tea.
Prepare your appetite for a galore of dishes available, including teriyaki chicken, Cajun shrimps and beef minute steak. Main courses are served on rotation, so you may have a Wagyu beef burger piqued with homemade fig jam and barbecue sauce today, and nasi lemak elevated with sambal-grilled Boston lobster the next day.
Se7enth | Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore, 6 Shenton Way, OUE Downtown 1, S(068809) | 6812 6050
2/5 Como Club
For light bites and aperitivo drinks with colleagues or friends, consider this new spot under the Como Group. Located at the heart of Block 17, the menu is a collection of delectable bar bites from The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh and Candlenut.
Park yourself at the comfortable seats and order a couple of tapas-portioned dishes to share. Delight in the sumptuous cheeseburger with brie, black truffle and mayonnaise from the kitchen of The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, then follow it up with crisp and lightly-battered pieces of shrimp and vegetable tempura from Ippoh Tempura Bar.
Don’t let the limited stomach space stop you from savouring chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut’s Peranakan offerings, too—kueh pie tee, braised turnip, pork belly and prawns, to name a few. There is also a concise drinks list of cocktails such as Yuzu Drop and Mandarin Mojito, to pair with your dishes.
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It’s a good month to revisit this restaurant, as executive chef Paolo Sanapo and sous chef Tom Choong have overhauled the menu to expand its modern European offerings laced with Asian accents.
Whet your appetite with the likes of herb confit escargot with green garlic savoury porridge or Wagyu beef tataki topped with soy truffle foam and oscietra caviar. For mains, Choong will fire up the parrilla grill to serve up an array of Australian Wagyu, American grass-fed and Japanese Tochigi Wagyu cuts, grilled to your desired liking.
There’s the option of seafood, too, such as grilled Maine lobster with charred grapefruit, cucumber, thyme and honey salsa. It’s always refreshing to end a heavy meal with desserts, so use that extra stomach space for a generous serving of coconut vanilla ice cream bedecked with shaved truffle, porcini oil and balsamic caviarolie.
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4/5 Yujin Izakaya
There are more dishes to look forward to now that the chef has expanded the current menu. Kickstart the meal with a cold starter of uzaku, or sliced cucumber and unagi tossed in an umami-laden vinegar and seaweed dressing. Make it a merrier feast with hot starters including mentaiko tamagoyaki and kaki furai (deep-fried Japanese oysters).
And guess what? The Happy Hour promotion, which starts at 5pm, has been extended until 8pm. So, you can pair these bites with creative libations such as Black Honey and Ryokucha-Hai, and for beer lovers, Sapporo Premium Draft.
Yujin Izakaya | 56 Zion Road, S(247781) | 6235 0429
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5/5 Book Ahead: Preludio
For the sixth instalment of #ThePreludioMovement, chef Fernando Arevalo will team up with chef Shigeru Koizumi of Esora on November 25 to create a menu that melds their culinary philosophies.
Coth chefs will present new dishes as well as a collaborative Sashimi platter. If you’ve been to Esora, you’ll know that Koizumi’s creations follow his “One Degree” approach to cooking and hark back to his childhood in Japan.
Arevalo will expound on his “Author’s Cuisine” which allows him to create dishes not inhibited by culinary boundaries. In true Preludio fashion, the creations will follow the monochrome theme.
Preludio | 03-01/02 Frasers Tower, 182 Cecil Street, S(069547) | 6904 5686 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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