Where to experience dining like a Crazy Rich Asian in Singapore?

7 January 2020

Splurge and feel like a million bucks in these restaurants.

National Kitchen by Violet Oon
If your partner’s mother is anything like Eleanor Young, treating her to a meal at the National Kitchen by Violet Oon should impress her the first time you meet. Housed in a colonial cafe-inspired setting dotted with Peranakan influences within the National Gallery Singapore, cooking doyenne Violet Oon’s Peranakan menu reads like a bible of must-have Singaporean delicacies. Whether it’s lunch, tea or dinner, tantalise your tastebuds with favourites like Buah Ayam Keluak, Fish Head Curry, and Dry Laksa.

Jade Restaurant Singapore
For a meal to rival the one Rachel had at Peik Lin’s (think lobsters, abalone, noodles, and more), or one to impress Mdm Shang (even if she hardly steps out of the house), a meal at Jade Restaurant won’t disappoint. Serving exquisite Cantonese cuisine in an equally elegant setting for 10 years (and counting), we’re eyeing its Baked Honey-glazed Cod Fillet, Cripsy Roasted Pork Belly, Roasted Peking Duck, and Double-boiled Dried Seafood in Superior Broth.

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House of Seafood
No visit to Singapore is complete without a taste of our (arguably) national dish, Chilli Crab. Deep-fried crab soaked in a mix of sweet, savoury and spicy gravy accompanied with fried mantou promises a potpourri of flavours. House of Seafood promises one of the best Chilli Crabs in Singapore.

Treat yourself and experience being a tai tai for one afternoon with Colony’s Afternoon Tea menu, Vintage Champagne Brunch (Sundays only, with unlimited servings of Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Blanc 2008, Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Rose 2008, as well as selected cocktails), and Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Western, and local delights. Here, you will embark on a culinary journey through Singapore’s multi-ethnic cuisines featuring a bevy of delicacies, desserts, and then some.

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JAAN By Kirk Westaway
Perched on level 70 of the Swissotel Stamford in City Hall, Jaan (which is derived from the Sanskrit word for “bowl”) pampers all your senses from the minute you step in – from its free-form chandelier fixture to its wonderfully scented interiors. On the menu are dishes that are visual delights and taste as good as they look, especially its Iberico Pork Loin with Mustard Sauce.

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Min Jiang Restaurant
Known for its authentic Sichuan and Cantonese food, Min Jiang (located at Goodwood Park Singapore and One North) is officially given a stamp of Kevin Kwan’s approval by appearing in the book as the “classy” place by Peik Lin’s father Goh Wye Mun. Perfect for special and festive occasions, the restaurant is best known for its Legendary Wood Fired Crisp and Juicy Beijing Duck, and Stir Fried Freshwater Scampi.