5 best foods to eat in Singapore this month
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You might be able to return or refund a bad shopping decision, but you can't take back what you've consumed. And with the hard work that we get up to in our intensive barre and HIIT sessions, every bite counts. Meaning, when we actually set aside meals for indulgence, it has to actually be mind-blowingly delicious. Well to save you from that disappointment, we have very spontaneously gone out, to scour, taste, and ingest a myriad of foods to streamline a list of five from our city's thriving food scene this month. Some of them might be timeless classics that we've recently rekindled with (as with any old flame), while others are new chart-toppers that have made our insides delight with glee. Here's our picks for the month.
1. Soontofu combo meal from SBCD
So you can score a decent, marginally close-to-authentic Korean stew in Singapore. In fact, SBCD is one of the underrated spots where you'll find a bubbling pot of soft tofu soup — grounded on fresh handmade tofu with specially imported soybeans from Korea. Which explains the silken texture that blends seamlessly with the rich, spicy base. It also encompasses a secret 10-ingredient process where it is set for a few days to seal in all the delectable flavours. At SBCD, opt for the combo set where you'll get a smaller pot paired with a main of your choice. Our top pick? The grilled unagi platter.
9 Raffles Blvd, #01-114
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm (Sat and Sun) 11.30pm-10pm
2. Tagliolini in sea urchin cream from Pasta Bar
Leave it to Pasta Bar to serve up the real deal. Where al dente tagliolini is tossed in sea urchin cream, then simply garnished with tobiko and chives. Even those that aren't the biggest fans of uni would appreciate this, as it eschews the intense sea urchin flavour that encourages swirls after swirls. It's an umami homerun that we'll be dreaming about for months to come.
55, 01-05 Keong Saik Rd, Tel: 6222 0627
Opening hours: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm
3. Summer Vegetable Pie from Jaan by Kirk Westaway
This summer at Jaan by Kirk Westaway, chef Kirk's fixation on vegetables remains. Part of the first course, which happens to be a Singapore medley, sees fresh summer veggies sourced all from a local farm Pocket Greens, like artichoke, fresh tomatoes, yellow beans, basil plated atop a crisp buttery tart shell. For a flavour play, the "pie" is also dabbled with pickled shallots and black olive mayonnaise. Bright fragments of water came through, pared back with a little tang from the pickling, before rounding it all in an umami dressing. Quite possibly, the best way to kickstart the actual meal.
Read the full review here.
2 Stamford Rd, Tel: 6431 6156
4. Shackmeister from Shake Shack Suntec
Onion rings, but better. The ShackMeister was first invented in 2015 for a burger competition in the USA, which secured the Judge's Choice for Best Burger. Now, it will be made available for a limited period of time — with its debut at Shake Shack's latest outpost at Suntec. Basically, expect the same ShackBurger, but plied with crispy fried shallots on top. It brings a fragrant crunch, bolstered with a garlicky finish. Also, delicious enough to be picked off and savoured on its own.
The ShackMeister is now available at Shake Shack outlets from 5 October to 16 November.
3 Temasek Boulevard #01-357 Suntec City Mall
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm
5. Crystal dashi bread from Wine RVLT
Upon first glance, it's hard to tell that this is bread. But it is, under the adept hands of Wine RVLT's head chef Sunny Leong. In what is dubbed as crystal dashi bread, you'll see an illuminating block where a generous spread of spanner crab sits atop. The chunks are seasoned with green apple, seasoned kefir, cream cheese, mint, and fresh lemon juice, before finished off with a dollop of caviar. A weird-wonderful bite that tasted exactly like bread.
38 Carpenter St, #01-01, Tel: 6909 5709
Opening hours: (Tues-Fri) 4pm-10.30pm, (Sat) 1pm-10.30pm