Crea­tures

T. Dining by Singapore Tatler - - Asian/Modern -

Crea­tures oc­cu­pies a quaint shop­house painted in black and em­bla­zoned in gold. In­side, the mod­ern Asian restau­rant is dimly lit and dec­o­rated with an abun­dance of plants to evoke a sense of in­ti­macy and cosi­ness. While the menu is pep­pered with the names of fa­mil­iar lo­cal del­i­ca­cies and Asian de­lights, you’re in for a pleas­ant sur­prise when the food ar­rives. Named for the phrase “crea­tures of habit”, Crea­tures’ ethos is ex­actly that: em­brac­ing her­itage flavours while adding a con­tem­po­rary twist that jaded palates will def­i­nitely wel­come. The miso cod and ulam oni­giri—a fu­sion of Ja­panese and South­east Asian flavours—is es­pe­cially en­joy­able, with the belachan as­sam herb rice balls com­ple­ment­ing a gen­er­ous, fresh serv­ing of oven-roasted miso cod. If you’re look­ing for sweet end­ings with a Sin­ga­porean twist, look no fur­ther than the durian cake or the choco­late cake, served with a scoop of aro­matic co­conut ice cream.

TATLER TIP

For a ro­man­tic date, opt for the out­door seat­ing on the sec­ond level. The bal­cony is sep­a­rated from the bus­tle of the restau­rant, and the fairy lights and lanterns make for the per­fect am­bi­ence.

SIG­NA­TURE DISHES

1. Miso cod and ulam oni­giri

2. Ren­dang lamb shank

3. Ngoh hi­ang and cut­tle­fish kueh pie tee

4. Crea­tures durian cake and Crea­tures choco­late cake

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