Provisions is Singapore’s first claypot rice and skewers cocktail bar. Yes, you read that right. You can have the traditional claypot rice at this new gastropub in Dempsey Hill. Prices start from S$4 for skewers, S$9 for claypot rice and S$12 for drinks.
Ippoh, a famous tempura restaurant in Osaka, is opening its casual dining concept in Singapore this month.
Ask any local in Osaka to recommend a tempura shop in Osaka and they are likely to direct you to Ippoh, which is said to be the oldest and best tempura eatery in the region. No foodie would pass up the chance to give this prestigious restaurant a try.
And if you aren’t heading to Japan anytime soon, that’s fine too because you will have the chance to taste Ippoh’s crispy and delicate Osaka style tempura right here in Singapore.
Dempsey Hill is one of the dining destinations in Singapore. There are plenty of fabulous and romantic restaurants such as The White Rabbit, PS Cafe and House. However, most of the places are not exactly affordable and you will be hard-pressed to get a meal for under $20. If you are on a budget and do not know where to eat at Dempsey, try Huber’s Butchery & Bistro.
There are only a few items on the menu, but for what they lack in variety, they more than make up for it with quality. For steak lovers, the 220g US Ribeye Steak ($28.50) is worth a mention. Otherwise, go for the Roast Beef Sandwich ($12.50), Meatloaf (12.50), or the Huber’s Beef Burger ($15) – a very good burger with a solid beef patty topped with caramelised onions, melted cheese sandwiched between a softly-toasted and buttery bun.
18A Dempsey Road
Tel: +65 6737 1588
Tue to Fri: 11am – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Closed on Mon
Singapore F&B scene has been very exciting over the past few years. There is always a new place opening almost every week. There are so many new and cool restaurants that I find it hard to keep up. While I love checking out the latest hip place in town – it is, after all, my job to do that – sometimes, I just like to go somewhere familiar. One of my favourite restaurants in Singapore is House at Dempsey Hill.
If you were patient enough to learn about the history of The White Rabbit at Harding Road, you’d probably have had a pretty intense lesson on Singapore’s history. Occupying the space of what used to be a chapel, this one-of-its-kind restaurant impresses the moment we step foot in. It is whimsical, classy and charming all at the same time.
We were excited to find out Chef Benjamin Tan is back, assuming the role of Head Chef after a hiatus, and has made a radical overhaul of the menu. It seems we weren’t the only one pleased; our waiter gushed over the good news, and reassures us that the meal was going to be nothing short of spectacular.
Curry fish head, like chilli crab or chicken rice, is one of the iconic dishes in Singapore. When it comes to curry fish, one would immediately think of the famous places like The Banana Leaf Apolo, Muthu’s Curry, and of course, Samy’s Curry Restaurant.
I do not know what took me so long to try Samy’s Curry, but I finally did one night when my dining companion and I could not decide what to have for dinner. And oh boy, I wondered why I never had it earlier.
Brunch is the country’s favourite weekend meal. It is so popular that almost every restaurant has started brunch service. Some places are slightly more adventurous, they come up with various interpretations using different ingredients; while others stick to the usual favourites such as eggs benedict, pancakes, and French Toast.
The Dempsey Brasserie is one of them. They feature classic items like eggs benedict ($18) smothered with hollandaise sauce, pancakes drenched with maple syrup ($12), scrambled eggs and shaved truffle ($16), big brasserie breakfast ($24). For something heavier, they also offer dishes like whole roasted chicken ($30), fish & chips ($23), and tagliatelle arrabiatta ($22).
Nothing says weekend to me like indulging with friends over a good brunch. So when the folks from Genting were in town, Beatrice and I brought them to The Dempsey Brasserie, where they serve weekend brunch from 10.am to 3.30pm.
Roadhouse Restaurant (formerly Cafe Hacienda) at Dempsey Road is a modern American Diner — opened by the Prive Group — that serves hearty food in a rustic yet contemporary setting. It is one of the few restaurants in Singapore that uses Josper Grill to char-grill their meats and burger patties.
While I’d been meaning to try the food for some time now, because of a busy schedule, I only managed to visit it recently. After eating there, I have to say Roadhouse is a place where you can go for weekend brunch with your family; or a nice dinner with a group of friends.