Fat Belly is a new speakeasy-style steakhouse in Singapore that shares the same space with its sister brand and ice cream joint, Sugarhaus, at Serene Centre. It only opens in the evening, occupying the counter seats at the back of the ice cream parlour.
This 10-seater steakhouse is helmed by chef-owner Stanley Seow, who specialises in alternative, less well-known cuts of beef such as the Flat Iron, which is essentially a cut taken from the shoulder of a cow—generally much less tender than a tenderloin or even a ribeye but let us leave it to the expert to prove us otherwise.
The menu is small and concise. Choose either the Flat Iron (S$22) or the juicy well-marbled Short Rib (S$25). Instead of drowning their steaks in an overly rich sauce, they are treated with a modest seasoning of salt and a house-made chimichurri sauce that comes served on the side—simple, yet ideal for meat as flavourful as this.
Some side dishes to consider are their Guanciale Mac & Cheese (S$5), Salted Thyme Mushrooms (S$5) and the surprisingly addictive, Creamed Kale (S$5).
For dessert, don’t miss out on the unusual Foie Gras Ice Cream (S$13) that comes served with candied bananas, Speculoos and roasted nuts.
10 Jalan Serene, #01-03A
Tel: +65 6314 2247
Sun to Thu: 6pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens