Tamarind Hill, renowned in the Malaysian dining scene for over 12 years, opened its Singapore restaurant in August 2012. Set within a restored colonial bungalow perched atop Labrador Nature Reserve, Tamarind Hill exudes a nostalgic and cozy ambiance in which to enjoy fine-dining Thai cuisine.
Tamarind Hill is set within a restored colonial bungalow perched atop Labrador Nature Reserve — Photo courtesy of Tamarind Hill
Stone steps lead guests through the lush rainforest to reach Tamarind Hill, to be welcomed into a contemporary setting, which still manages to retain the old charm of the original house. High ceilings are decorated with 4-meter long chandeliers, candle-lit wall lamps provide ambient lighting and modern Asian furniture is intermingled with exquisite antiques to give a rustic-luxe Asian feel. A unique feature is the colonial-style long bar where guests can enjoy pre- and post-meal cocktails, such as the signature Pad Thai or King of the Hill.
Tamarind Hill brings a unique Western twist to traditional Siamese specialties — Photo courtesy of Tamarind Hill
Executive chef Thiti Thammanatr hails from Bangkok, Thailand, but trained in Canada, and as such adds a Western touch to traditional Siamese dishes. Western techniques and presentation are utilized, and Western ingredients are creatively injected into classic Thai dishes. Thus, signature main courses include Grilled Wagyu Sirloin and Foie Gras topped with Green Curry Reduction, and Deep-Fried River Lobster served with Tamarind Sauce.
Tamarind Hill is open daily for lunch and dinner. If you choose to come for lunch, take some time to explore the surrounding Labrador Park Nature Reserve, famed for its historical World War II relics and ‘secret’ tunnels.