My trip to Singapore was pretty short and sweet, and so I’ve compiled a quick list on where to eat if you have not enough time to do everything! 😀
The Providore, Mandarin Gallery
333A, Orchard Road, Singapore
+65 6732 1565
Open daily from 9am – 10.30pm
The Providore is located in Mandarin Gallery which is near Holiday Inn Express, Orchard Road. It is a quaint little cafe serving breakfast style food. Because of the queue in Wild Honey, we decided to give this place a try.
The Providore opened last July, and is pretty new in the market! Besides food, they also boasts many products like tea, chocolates, jams, relishes and many more. The products are used in food and drinks that they prepare for the patrons as well!
Our drinks came first, Milkshake made Providore Varlhona Chocolate Gelato (SGD11) and freshly squeezed apple juice (SGD8.50).
The drinks gave us a really good first impression.
Providore have brunch specials every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 9am till 3pm.
Grilled ham and cheese toastie (SGD14.50) comes with fried egg, emmenthal cheese, grilled zucchini and Providore Tomato & Red Pepper relish in sourdough bread. I like how most restaurants in Singapore uses freshly baked bread, and not the typical store bread. The relish and ingredients goes really well for such a simple brunch item.
The grilled portobello mushroom (SGD16.50) with goat cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus and fried egg on wholemeal sourdough was happiness with every bite. The mushroom is super juicy, and the asparagus and cherry tomatoes complements it really well. I really enjoyed my breakfast there.
8D Dempsey Road,
+65 6475 7787
Nestled in the middle of Dempsey Road is House (Barracks) is Spa Esprit first venture in the F&B business.
I loved the place the moment I stepped into it. It was spacious, and surrounded by greenery with plenty of natural lighting. 🙂
Because we had really heavy breakfast, we only ordered 2 different fries-tastic fries for the 3 of us. The thicker on above is the Pumpkin Hazelnut fries and the shoestring fries is the Curry Mustard Fries (Both cost SGD9 each)
Apparently, the Tau Sar Pau is quite nice at House, so we decided to get a set (SGD8) each. It comes with a Teh Tarik. The tau sar pau is indeed very fluffy, and surprisingly it goes really well with the teh tarik! 😀
Did you know Teh Tarik is Red Latte too? I only knew when the waiter brought red latte instead of the teh tarik in the set that I ordered.
Block 78, Yong Siak Street,
+65 6225 8545
Closed on Monday
Forty Hands cafe is a new indie style cafe (I LIKE IT ALREADY) which apparently serves the best coffee! The place was already packed when we got there.
The cafe is not very huge, but just enough for people to chill and have a cuppa. The yellowish hue makes me wanna sleep, but the way the place is decorated made me love the place. See that peeled wall on the bottom right? That’s really nice don’t you think? It really adds personality to this place. 😀
Unfortunately we got no place for more food, so we had the Ang Mo Classic (SGD12) gourmet hot dog handmade from 40Hands themselves, and it didn’t disappoint. Classic American styled hot dogs topped with melted cheese, gherkins and mustard and tt was really fresh! It did not feel processed. Even the waiter said it was his personal favourite. Haha.
23A Coleman Street
+65 6509 1453
Closed on Monday
Bacchanalia may seem like an overpriced fancy restaurant as you walked into it, but it is far from it. Bacchanalia serves reinvented classics and the meals are crafted properly by its 3 chefs.
Bacchanalia is a restaurant cum bar, which explains the bar like setting and comfy red couches. But don’t expect super huge portions though, as Bacchanalia encourages patrons to share their meals by providing portions that are slightly bigger than appetizers.
Cauliflower Gratin (SGD17)
Deep fried cauliflower florets, white truffles and cheese foam. It was a little salty for me, but it was very addictive.
Prawn Risotto (SGD28)
Garlic oil poached prawn, compressed radicchio di treviso (A form of white veined red leafs), strawberries and burrata (Italian cheese made from mozarella and cream). The risotto was actually cooked to perfection, not too soft nor hard, and the tiny bits of strawberries really made this dish enjoyable.
Foie Gras Satay (SGD30)
Sous vide foie gras with tamarind and lemongrass fluid gel, grated chestnuts and peanut satay. It was my first time having foie gras, and Bacchanalia made if really soft and supple just like tofu! The peanut satay sauce gave it an oriental taste but I would probably not eat it again because of the cruelty to the geese.
Wagyu Shortrib (SGD50)
48 hour braised Tajima wagyu short rib with pickled dish and daikon. I love anything to do with beef hence this was really good! So tender and fresh. Total explosions in the mouth.
Pineapple Tatin (SGD17)
Slow cooked pineapple in vanilla syrup, pistachio crumble, cardamom and vanilla ice cream. The pineapple felt a little strong, and the combination is pretty strange to me.
Marsala Mousse, coffee ganache, cocoa gel and blackcurrant sorbet. Easily the best Tirasimu ever! I would totally come back just for this dessert! 😀
So this is it, where you should go for meals if you only had one day in Singapore! 😛