Michelin Guide Kitchen Takeover: Epic collabs between Cure and Man Man, Akira Back and Song Fa Bak Kut Teh, and more
Two worlds collide
Circuit breaker may be a thing of the torrid past, but that doesn't mean we're completely rid of our reliance on food delivery apps. Especially if you're a homebody, chances are you've already exhausted all the different dining options on the GrabFood and itching to try something new. To tickle and inspire your latest check-out is Michelin Guide's latest initiative, Michelin Guide Kitchen Takeover, which bridges fine dining and hawker favourites in the most unlikely of pairs. An idea conceived alongside the Singapore Tourism Board, to remind us of how precious our street food origins are. We're talking a series of four 4-hands collaborations between Michelin Plate x Bib Gourmand restaurants and street food establishments from January to March. Apart from dine-ins, these off-the-menu specials are also available on GrabFood, should you feel the need to stay home.
And to answer your question, nope, the menu will not break the bank. A three-course meal for two persons, priced at $88. Let's look at the stellar line-up:
Thevar x Keng Eng Kee
We can only anticipate a myraid of spices from here on out. Chef Mano Thevar (who specialises in Indian-inspired cuisine with a European touch) and KEK (household Singaporean Zichar restaurant) will present classic zichar plates with the touch of traditional Indian spices — like spiced curry leaf and coconut chutney cereal prawns, coffee and caramelised tamarind pork belly, and pepper fry claypot chicken rice.
Preorder from 18-21 Jan. Delivery on 24 Jan, 11am-2pm and 4-8pm only.
Yen Yakiniku x Chef Kang's Noodle House
Both joints will showcase their own artistry of the grill in this sweet collab, given that Yen Yakinuku is a Japanese BBQ restaurant serving premium quality wagyu beef and seafood, while Chef Kang's Noodle House is lauded for its esteemed char siew. Get ready to sink your teeth into wafu seaweed salad with pulled abalone and Wagyu fat wanton noodles.
Reservations from 22-24 Jan. Delivery on 26-28 Jan, 6.30-8.30pm
Cure x Man Man
Here's something we never thought we get to see: Irish meets Japanese. Well, to be specific, the cult-worthy unagi that is Man Man. But in fact, Andrew Walsh of Cure and Teppei Yamashita of Man Man Unagi have more things in common that we thought — like the shared belief of only using top quality produce for their dishes. As such, their menu features mouth-watering delights like appetiser Silverhill farm duck takoyaki lathered with premium unagi glaze and katsuboshi for added umami, main course BBQ unagi atop of Irish corned beef porridge, and Avonmore matcha cheesecake to end the meal on a sweet note.
Reservations from 17-20 Feb. Delivery on 22-23 Feb, 11am-3pm
Akira Back x Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
While entirely different, both happen to be successful franchises with outlets beyond our shores. In this mishmash, pork will take centerstage in unexpected and delightful renditions like the Kurobuta Bossam — a pork wrap dish topped with bak kut teh ingredients of salted vegetable and sweet peanut. For a rather genius reinvention, the Bak Kut Teh Hotteok sees Song Fa's premium pork ribs interpreted as a Korean pancake.