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. Curry mac & cheese from Sago House
This obscure favourite is the bar industry's best-kept secret, with many of its returning customers being notable bartenders themselves. And while creative concoctions are constantly on rotation every week, we found an underlying champ that has reigned for good reason in the grub section: curry mac and cheese. It's a messy load topped with speck just for that hit of salt, but unassumingly addictive and quite the perfect pairing to any tipple you might find yourself inclined to for the night.
40B Sago St, Tel: 8874 9936
Opening hours: (Tues) 6.30pm-10.30pm (Wed-Sun) 6pm-12am
2. Grilled unagi from Fukui
If you have tasted Man Man, you should be discerning of what a decent slab of unagi should taste like. And while we weren't blown away by the sushi courses at Fukui, their unagi dish, a soft fin matched cleverly with a side of popped rice, broad bean, and Japanese gingko nut - all of which was well in season.
25 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Tel: 6509 0909
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
3. White sesame ice cream from Kappo Shunsui
For $380++, you do feel inclined to be served an exceptional meal tapered with fancy champers and gold dust all around. And at Kappo Shunsui, the entire experience does match up to expectations marred by its price tag. Especially with the last course of the night, which typically has the hardest job to astound. By this point, you're 10 courses in, you're stuffed, and not to mention exhausted after a two and a half hour dinner. But chef Shim's white sesame ice cream is a nutty, roast soothe that's revolutionary enough to warrant second and third scoops, over and over again. We left feeling pretty chuffed, and really lucky.
17 Hongkong Street, #01-01, Tel: 6223 1278
4. Squid ink paella from Kulto
Kulto might have entered a city cluttered with reputable Spanish restaurants, but they have certainly succeeded in making a good first impression — by relying on its affable menu and quality execution. Paellas here are made from scratch, stemmed from bomba rice cooked in a sofrito base then bathed in a master broth (either chicken or lobster). Robust flavours get to shine, without laying on too much salt. The squid ink option is by far our favourite, with the likes of fresh seafood and dollops of garlic aioli served on a huge pan.
87 Amoy Street, Tel: 9620 5626
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 12pm-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm
5. Radish pastry from Paradise Dynasty
This deserves a shout-out, simply because you might just miss it in the grand scheme of things, and by that we mean the extensive menu in Paradise Dynasty. Think a flaky, light pastry batter concealing a radish filling, alarmingly warm and moist. It's the ultimate comfort to bite into, not forgetting the intricate detail on the pastry work.
435 Orchard Rd, #01-18 Wisma Atria, Tel: 6219 3931
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 11am-10pm (Sat-Sun) 10.30am to 10pm