AROUND ASIA IN TEN RESTAURANTS: SINGAPORE’S BEST ASIAN DINING



With the makeup of Singapore’s population (predominantly Chinese, Indian and Malay), it is hardly surprising that the majority of restaurants fall into the Asian category. 

 

Chinese restaurants are aplenty, with Crystal Jade Golden Palace dishing up some of the best dim sum in town and offering an elegant setting for a classy evening Cantonese meal. For a romantic al-fresco atmosphere then head up to One Rochester, to dine amongst the foliage at the converted black-and-white colonial bungalow of Min Jiang at One North, where the Peking Duck is not to be missed.

 

If it’s curry you’re hankering after, the Rang Mahal at the Pan Pacific hotel has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore’s most spectacular Indian restaurants, while Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra at Marina Bay Sands is also a sure-fire winner. 

 

For something more distinctly Southeast Asian, the Indochine chain rules the roost, specialising in fusion Southeast Asian/French cuisine. Indochine Waterfront is their most stunning property, where you can dine alongside the river with the CBD skyscrapers towering above you.

 

For more dining with a view, look no further than Singapore’s own celebrity chef Justin Quek’s restaurant Sky on 57 atop the skypark of the Marina Bay Sands hotel complex, which showcases a delectable array of Modern Asian Cuisine. Also within the Marina Bay Sands complex, those with cash to burn can be wowed by Sydney’s most famous chef Tetsuya Wakuda, and his buzzworthy restaurant, Waku Ghin, which dishes up innovative Japanese/European creations. 


Din Tai Fung


Din Tai Fung is the place to head to for heart-warming noodle soups and delicious dumplings. Started in Taiwan more than 40 years ago, Din Tai Fung has since gained a worldwide reputation, with the New York Times rating it as one of the world's...  Read More


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Indochine Waterfront is a fabulous place for out-of-town guests to enjoy dinner with a view. Its al-fresco, fairy-lit dining area makes it a popular location for romantic dinners a deux, while its proximity to the CBD also makes it a popular...  Read More




Helmed by Singapore's very own celebrity chef, Justin Quek, Sky on 57 offers guests a modern take on traditional Asian and local cuisine, with one of the best views in Singapore as a backdrop. Located on the Sands SkyPark on the roof of the...  Read More




Rang Mahal is an upscale Indian restaurant located at the Pan Pacific hotel, and has long enjoyed the reputation as one of Singapore's most spectacular Indian restaurants. Its elegant ambience, attentive waiting staff, extensive wine list and...  Read More




For an evening of spectacular fine-dining Indian cuisine, look no further than Punjab Grill by celebrity chef Jiggs Kalra in the Marina Bay Sands complex. His restaurant by the same name has won numerous awards in his native India for its...  Read More




Japanese restaurants are hugely popular in Singapore, and Aoki has managed to stake its claim as one of the best, through its reputation for outstanding Japanese cuisine. The unassuming street entrance makes way to cozy and authentic Japanese...  Read More




Tamarind Hill is set within a restored colonial bungalow and exudes a nostalgic and cozy ambience in which to enjoy fine-dining Thai cuisine. Stone steps lead guests through the lush rainforest of Labrador Nature Reserve to reach which enjoys a...  Read More


Min Jiang at One North


Housed in a colonial black and white bungalow, this stylish restaurant dishes up high-quality fine dining Chinese cuisine. The modern Chinese interior provides a stylish and refined dining ambience, but it is the timber decked al-fresco garden...  Read More




Crystal Jade Golden Palace is the flagship restaurant of the Crystal Jade restaurant group, a Singapore success story that now boasts multiple outlets across Asia. Despite its location in a shopping mall, this fine dining Cantonese restaurant...  Read More




Considered by many to be Australia's finest chef, Tetsuya Wakuda's Singapore restaurant Waku Ghin, follows in the footsteps of his famous Sydney establishment Tetsuya's, which has earned him his stalwart reputation. Fine-dining doesn't get...  Read More


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Meet Marianne Rogerson

Marianne is a freelance travel writer, who has lived in Singapore for six years. She is the author of a travel guidebook to Singapore and has written about Singapore for a range of...  More About Marianne

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