Sing For your supper
Singapore is celebrating the centenary of its famous cocktail, but its culinary scene has a lot more to salute than the Singapore Sling, as Wolfgang Puck’s neighbours at the Marina Bay Sands demonstrate, writes Rik Glauert
Savour reinventions of British classics at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen—the shepherd’s pie and the pork belly are the culinary equivalents of a bear hug. No British reserve here—large communal tables encourage mingling and the bar is described as “interactive” (meaning you can flirt with the mixologist). marinabaysands.com
Indulge in one of the world’s finest clichés and spend the afternoon slurping freshly shucked oysters and sipping chilled champagne at db Bistro. The vast oyster bar also serves other treats, such as Boston lobster and Alaskan king crab. For something a little more meaty (though a little less chic), chow down on the ever popular db Burger.
Long Chim transports diners to the bustling streets of Bangkok. In the restaurant’s open kitchen, chefs whip up sizzling street food inspired by the flavours and traditions of Thai cuisine, including kanom jeen noodles and chicken pilaf. Be sure to leave some room for dessert, with banana roti and durian ice cream on the menu.
Singapore’s glitterati flock to Flight to see and be seen. This rooftop bar allows guests to put their imaginations to good use, choosing ingredients to create their own original and whimsical cocktails for the mixologist to execute. Don’t get too carried away with the drinks, though—the foie gras xiao long bao are worth saving room for.