Inside a gorgeous combination of jigsaw puzzle wood and concrete walls is a restaurant serving laksa pesto linguine, iberico pork char siew and pomelo salad with tiger prawns.
10A Upper Wilkie Rd
Tel 6339 9448
Focusing on the five taste sensations – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – the restaurant has a version of Hainanese curry rice made with quinoa, chicken mousseline and clay potato.8 Raffles Ave #02-23 Tel 6223 4098 labyrinth.com.sg
Working closely with one of Singapore’s biggest architecture firms, the newly opened restaurant offers chilli fries with char siew ragout, prawn and ‘hae bi hiam’ pasta and beef short rib satay.12 Raffles Blvd #02-03/04 Tel 6255 5850 redpan.sg
A great East-meets-West interpretation of dishes – like crispy duck curry with cauliflower and passionfruit – and cocktails with a twist in the heart of Ann Siang Road.23 Ann Siang Rd Tel 6557 0189 dingdong.com.sg
Violet Oon’s Kitchen
Aiming for authentic local food in the surrounds of elegant Peranakan tiles and chandeliers, there’s Nyonya Kueh Pie Tee cups, spicy beef rendang, dry laksa and sugee cake to try out.881 Bukit Timah Rd Tel 6468 5430 violetoon.com