Mid­dle East­ern meze and liqueurs

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The only place in town that does up­scale Mid­dle East­ern fare – with a trendy vibe and cool cock­tails – re­cently upped its (drink­ing) game. Lo­cated in the Tan­jong Pa­gar en­clave, Fat Prince has rolled out its lat­est menu, putting Mid­dle East­ern spir­its and liqueurs at the fore­front. Turk­ish raki – the pow­er­ful anise­flavoured aper­i­tif – has its own spe­cial sec­tion. Phoeni­cian Dreams ($21) is a mild and cit­rusy blend of raki, Gran Clas­sico Bit­ter, berries, lemon and egg white, while the bold Karakoy Night­cap ($20) is a spirit-for­ward drink of tequila, grape raki, maraschino liqueur and


The Mid­dle East­ern spir­its pair well with a se­lec­tion of meze and ke­babs. Try the nutty cashew hum­mus ($12), made richer with a roasted cashew gre­mo­lata top­ping and the feta muham­mara ($12), a light and tangy pep­per and wal­nut paste, with crumbly feta cheese and Turk­ish chilli pep­pers.

Thomas Sob­ota, who hails from Slo­vakia, is the man be­hind the drinks at Fat Prince (he’s also pic­tured on the pre­vi­ous page).

Raki is touted as Tur­key’s na­tional drink, so it makes sense to serve it with Is­tan­bu­lin­spired grub

Spicy Adalar prawn and roasted lamb shoul­der – two of Fat Prince’s sig­na­ture ke­babs.

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