Revenge travel is really happening, but you’re not quite ready to brave the crowds or deal with the travel planning? Come with us as we explore six eateries around Singapore that transport you to destinations around the world, on a plate.
Sakunthala’s Restaurant – India
For home-style Indian cuisine that warms both the belly and the heart, there’s Sakunthala’s Restaurant. The restaurant offers a wide-ranging menu fit for any maharaja across its five outlets islandwide. It even features a drive-through ordering kiosk at the SAFRA Mt Faber clubhouse entrance, possibly a first for an Indian restaurant.
We recommend its chicken or mutton masala (juicy chunks of meat in spiced gravy) and Achari Gosht (pickled lamb curry), accompanied by its wide variety of roti and naan, and Chicken Biryani. If you can’t decide, go for their value-for-money set meals, which serve up a generous platter of mains, sides and curries.
SAFRA Members enjoy a 10% off the total bill. More info at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/sakunthala’s-restaurant
SAFRA Mount Faber: 2 Telok Blangah Way, #01-07, Singapore 098803; sakunthalas.com
AXSolute Bistro – Italy
AXSolute Bistro blends the best of Italian cuisine with local influences. While you can find Italian favourites like Margherita Pizza and Seafood Marinara Pasta in this bistro tucked within SuperBowl at SAFRA Toa Payoh, you can also enjoy fusion dishes such as the AXSolute Chili Crab Pasta and Hot Wings with Sambal. They also serve a mean Pan Seared Rib Eye Steak, Barramundi Fish & Chips and Vongole Clams Spaghetti, among others.
SAFRA Members get a 25% off the total bill. More info at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/axsolute-bistro
SAFRA Toa Payoh: 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387
Chimichanga – Mexico
Founded in 2016, Chimichanga serves up Asian-Mexican food at its two outlets, accompanied by refreshing frozen margaritas. Choose from hearty Mexican staples such as Burritos, Tacos, Quesadillas and Chimichangas; or if you’re feeling a tad fancy, splash out on Carne Asada rib-eye steak, grilled lobster or oysters.
SAFRA members and 11b holders enjoy up to 15% off their total bill till 14 June 2023. More info at safra.sg/promotions/chimichanga
36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364
Sun’s Cafe – Malacca & Penang
The Peranakan culture remains very much alive in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, with its complex and flavourful cuisine underpinning its existence. The buffet at Hotel Grand Pacific’s Sun’s Cafe offers a lavish spread of authentic Peranakan dishes, with the likes of Babi Pongteh (braised pork belly in fermented soy), Itek Sio (braised duck), Sambal Udang (stir-fried prawns in a spicy sambal sauce) and a spread of Nonya kueh for dessert.
SAFRA members enjoy 1-for-1 Peranakan lunch and dinner buffet till 30 December 2023. More info at safra.sg/promotions/sun’s-cafe-(hotel-grand-pacific-singapore)
101 Victoria Street, Hotel Grand Pacific, Singapore 188018; hotelgrandpacific.com.sg/dining/sun-s-cafe
Yonehachi – Japan
With over 90 okowa (glutinous rice mixed with different ingredients) shops across Japan, Yonehachi brings the traditional taste of Japan to Singapore. With top quality rice imported all the way from Iwate and Akita, Yonehachi offers a range of rice-based dishes that are creatively presented with accompaniments like fried chicken, grilled saba (mackerel) and an assortment of vegetables and pickles that showcase the best of Japanese produce.
SAFRA Members enjoy 10% off on a la carte menu items till 31 December 2023. More info at safra.sg/promotions/Yonehachi
Great World City: 1 Kim Seng Promenande, #B1-K117, Singapore 237994
Raffles City: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-75, Singapore 179103
8 Korean BBQ – Korea
Interesting fact – The number eight in this restaurant’s name alludes to its signature 8 Colours Set: a platter of premium pork belly slices in 8 unique seasoning sauces. Think of the platter as a boyband with eight members, each with their own unique quirks and eccentricities.
With classic flavours of Garlic, Wine and Herb, to more complex profiles like Miso, Red Pepper, Curry and Ginseng, this BBQ purveyor seeks to challenge the boundaries of Korean cuisine with experiential bites and explosive flavours.
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