IPPIN CAFE BAR  together with celebrity chef Philip Chia whips up tasty Peranakan dishes using Japanese ingredients, while maintaining the authenticity of the cuisine. For instance, IPPIN’s Nyonya laksa ($24) features juicy oysters from Hiroshima instead of cockles. Their version of pong tahu ($10) is made with Japanese miso and dashi Jyutsu, making it more delicate in taste. 18 Mohamed Sultan Road. Tel: 6733 4794

Harry’s  injects an Asian-twist to their menu of 27 bistro delights. Tossing pork soft bones with masala spice mix, the curried mayo pork bites ($17.90) is best accompanied with a pint of beer. A winner among the ladies is the cold soba summer salad ($16.90) served with breaded mushrooms, radish, carrot, corn and a dash of truffle oil. Warm your belly with their slow-braised beef cheeks ($26.90) with crisp onion rings presented atop creamy mash. Available at all Harry’s outlets including 28 Boat Quay. Tel: 6337 0657

District 10 Bar & Grill
Gather two of your friends for District 10 Bar & Grill’s irresistible Great Lunch Steak Out. For just $45 per person, the snazzy steakhouse presents a 700g Fiorentina steak to share, along with a choice of soup or salad. Grilled over Japanese charcoal and lightly seasoned with sea salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil, guests can fully appreciate the natural, robust flavour of the premium cut. For an all-rounded meal, add on a side of their creamy truffle mash ($14) and sauteed mushrooms ($12). Available Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm. #01-514/515 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6822 2886