Middle Eastern meze and liqueurs
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.