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. In the previous editions of Buro. Bites, to save you from that disappointment, we had very spontaneously gone out, to scour, taste, and ingest a myriad of foods to streamline a list of five for you 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 pick for the month.
1. Meatloaf from Lucali BYGB
This meatloaf is a beacon of hope for Singapore. Simply because admittedly, the dish doesn't have the best repertoire on our shores. It's probably due to the severe lack of representation, alongside negative popularisation on TV shows we consume on a daily basis. The noteworthy Lucali in Singapore riddles in a classic that sits on a traditional recipe (from owner Gibran Baydoun's grandmother). Heady notes and bold flavours take centerstage in this highlight of the menu, fully restoring any ill-conceived misconceptions of the humble loaf.
2. Appam from The Masses
Take it from us: there's always something new at The Masses. Like its recent collab with Heavens Appam from Ghim Moh Market. It's an elevated touch for the perfect weekend brunch — where the soft toasty pancake meets prosciutto from Italy, wild mushroom and spinach ragout, spicy chili chutney, and a runny egg to top it off. Vegetarians, there's a triple cheese option that sounds equally divine.
85 Beach Rd, #01-02, Tel: 6266 0061
3. Any sort of prime beef from Obba
There's something that no amount of delivery or takeout can ever do justice: Korean barbecue. And while you might have to brace the queues for Obba, it's worth the 9pm dinner. Whether it be sliced cuts or short ribs, Obba takes care of the entire experience deftly — from grilling your meats to accentuating them with the perfect condiments. Forget gochujang, when the meats are this good, all you need is fragrant sesame oil with a dash of salt.
63 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Tel: 6222 0840
3. Crispy banana dumplings from Chopstix
At first glance, it sounds like a modern take on goreng pisang, which is dangerous ground if you ask us. But Chopstix rendition paid off — simply for its finishing touches. The toffee sauce paired with their crispy banana dumplings turned out to stand as its own dish, instead of a riff of anything iconic. Also, it's hard to hate on anything coinciding with warm bananas in a fried case.
5. Frutti di Mare from Luka
Often with frutti di mare, the pasta either outshines the seafood or vice versa. If you've never been impressed by either, you're probably dining at the wrong places. Luka's version sees spaghetti chittara sealling in the creme of tomatoes — one that hit all the right spots, coupled with a generous load of the fresh catch, that's cooked perfectly. Neither limp nor too chewy. It's the kind of pasta you can have for days and the kind that you wished you didn't order to share.
18 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Tel: 6221 3988
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