We’ll never get tired of our local cuisine. Now elevated to cater to more people too.
At 420-seater Palette Restaurant & Bar, food stalls range from Singaporean fare to noms from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. New items include handmade ikan parang fish cake ($4.90) from Restaurant Ah Koong, baked rice with abalone ($18) from Ah Yat, and nasi tumpeng mini ($9.50) from IndoChili. No queuing needed ’cause you’ve got a trusty iPad to order from at this atas food court. Daily 11am-10.30pm. B120/27 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road. Tel: 6384 3359
As hipster as it gets is Singapore’s first yong tau foo tapas bar, Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen. The fusion joint is an off-shoot of the famous 20-year-old chain, and serves up head chef Warren Poh’s creations such as the moreish crab risotto, served with spanner crab, salted egg cream, tobiko and leek ($21), and Inka oven specialities. Think a beautifully burnished Iberico steak ($23), simple with toasted sesame and fleur de sel, and grain-fed U.S. beef ($25), juicy with onion ham and red wine jus. If you’re craving YTF, head down at lunch: $8 for seven assorted pieces in signature gravy, or the thick and charred Muar otah. Mon-Sat 10am-3pm, 5pm-12am. 127 Telok Ayer Street.