Chopstix’s new favourite Singapore Sling is at Adrift by David Myers in Marina Bay Sands hotel. Created by famed bartender Sam Ross, it’s not too sweet, not too fruity and with a lot of alcohol – cheers Sam and the team!
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Here’s Chopstix’s pick of the best restaurants near the Singapore F1 race track.
Gunther Hubrechsen doesn’t get as much glory as the showier chefs in Singapore which is a travesty because his food (mod European) is superb and his eponymous resto makes a refreshing change from all the shopping mall and hotel set ups in the Lion City.
Instead, Gunther’s is based in a converted shop-house on an historic side-street. A tiny but cute belle époque-esqe bar leads to a surprisingly modern dining area.
Star attraction is the vast tray of impressive raw ingredients, including live seafood, shown to each diner at the start of the meal and testament that produce is king here. Signature dish is cold angel hair pasta with caviar.
That the customers are overwhelmingly regulars is proof of Gunther’s appeal.
36 Purvis Street
[UPDATE: Waku Ghin has been elevated to two Michelin stars in the 2017 Michelin red book having been awarded one star in the inaugural Singapore Guide in 2016].
Congrats to Tetsuya Wakuda, head chef of Waku Ghin in Singapore, for his Lifetime Achievement Award from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and Diners Club.
Exclusive has become an over used word but it’s a fitting description for Waku Ghin. There are just 25 covers, dotted among four private rooms each with a chef preparing a 10 course tasting menu on a teppanyaki grill.
To start is raw seafood, maybe sea urchin and abalone, followed by “salads” such as scallops with daikon and oyster.
The the real magic begins as your private chef cooks a succession of fish and meat dishes. It’s part theatre, part cooking lesson and a truly exclusive experience of fine Japanese dining.
Standout dish: marinated shrimp with sea urchin and caviar.
All dishes can be expertly paired with wines or saki from biodynamic Sancerre to an Australian chardonnay produced especially for the chef.
Casino level 2, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Tel: 65 6688 8507
On a jaunt to Singapore we found ourselves in need of an early bird supper while walking past Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro Moderne at Marina Bay Sands. The “greeter” on the front desk didn’t crack a smile when we enquired about a table. Despite the earliness of the hour (5.30pm) and the emptiness of the restaurant she asked if we had a reservation. Nevertheless we were escorted to a perfectly nice spot in the leather banqueted main restaurant.