Founded on the philosophy that highquality gourmet dining should be affordable to everyone, Platypus Kitchen is something of a 21st century institution amongst the price-conscious Singapore dining-out set. Offering a fabulous Mediterranean menu with panAsian flavours that is influenced by the seasons and seasonal availability of fresh produce, the specialisation is in premium cast-iron grilled meats, some quite unique signature pastas inspired by the indigenous spices and herbs of Straits cuisine; lemongrass, turmeric, saffron and cilantro root among others, and its delicious and wholesome gourmet rice and risotto bowls.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from Bugis MRT station, Platypus Kitchen is a stylish and relaxed bistro-style restaurant. Seating is comfortable and there’s a spacious outside area too. The in-house bar features a comprehensive selection of cocktails, wines, spirits and craft beers cleverly curated to pair perfectly with the food.
The menu is a real mix, with beautiful sharing dishes like the grilled rosemary chicken platter and pan-Asian pastas, meats and seafood specialities like the gorgeous Aburi salmon chunks served with sustainable caviar, honey garlic soy, wasabi cress, toasted sesame, chives and Japanese nori, and of course the famous Platypus bowls.
The risotto bowls are spectacular in both taste and appearance, thick, colourful, rich and deeply flavoursome. Try the laksa risotto, classic Italian-style risotto fused with a rich and spicy Malay laksa broth.
For a Japanese-influenced bowl try the uni and caviar risotto. Made with sea urchin emulsion and served with Japanese salmon ikura, black caviar, dashi and wasabi; progressive fusion cuisine, delicious flavours and honest prices.
Garlic aburi salmon