Talk about hidden gems and what do you think of? Somewhere inaccessible, somewhere inconspicuous, or somewhere secretive that is not known to many?
The Naked Finn might just be all of that. This beautiful restaurant in Singapore has been around for a while, and we thought you might want to know they dish out awesome lobster rolls, prawn noodles and other seafood dishes.
Sitting within Gillman Barracks at Alexandra Road, getting there might be a challenge; doesn’t help that they do not have a visible signboard too. But take that drive, look out for a glass unit of sort that is covered with cascading vines, and there you have it—The Naked Finn. Not so naked, after all.
Go for lunch, because it is prettier by day, and has a friendlier menu. And Lobster Roll. It is only available during lunch, and at S$35, you get a decent serving of the American Classic Lobster which features 90g of lobster meat with homemade mayonnaise/crème fraîche, and straight cut fries.
They are also popular for their Hae Mee Tng (S$25). You might still be shocked by the price tag, but trust that it is prepared with premium ingredients for an elevated taste. Prawn noodles are usually overly rich and salty, but not in the case of The Naked Finn’s rendition.
They do not add MSG, and the result is a balanced and delicious stock. The prawns were fresh, but it was the fork tender berkshire (kurobuta) pork belly that stole the show.
Granted, not everyone will be willing to spend so much on a bowl of prawn noodles, but if you can look beyond the fact that this is not your ordinary hae mee, you would appreciate that this is a dish which has the potential to represent Singapore cuisine if someone were to open a Singapore restaurant in cities such as New York or London.
We will be back to try the dinner set for 2 (S$138) which includes Kang Kong, Wild-caught Baby Squid, Wild-caught New Zealand Littleneck, Giant Pacific Sea Scallop, Locally-Farmed Barramundi and Farmed Tiger Prawns.
The Naked Finn
39 Malan Road
Tel: +65 6694 0807
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Labrador Park