Monday, January 3, 2011
Bear in mind that this list, like all lists, is very subjective and is only reflective on Pauline and my thoughts and views of the food places here.
Having said that, we have based this list of best restaurants on the quality of food, the service, the general ambience and comfort levels and most importantly, the return to dine factor.
Here then is our top 5 Singapore restaurants:
5. Skinny Pizza
This place is almost deceptive, as we tend to enjoy more the non-pizza selections than the actual pizzas served here. The pizzas are unique and good, and healthy as well. But it is the pastas, the risottos and the paellas that have got us hooked on them.
The service is exceptional and would probably rate as the most pleasant and friendly environment here for a non-Chinese eatery.
Iggy's has always been the place we go to for our special occasions. Not least, because of the great food and wonderful fusion that takes place behind the kitchen. The wine selection is exceptional and the place is small but absolutely comfortable.
It is always a very good place to go for an executive lunch, and for the prices during lunch, it is certainly value for money. Dinner is a bit on the high side, but worth every cent.
3. Le Chasseur
This is one of the newest finds for us and it is indeed a very humble eatery and very unpretentious. The menu selection is one of the biggest we have seen, if not, the largest in town.
But it is the owner, Andy, whose passion for food and cooking that shines through. There are so many wonderful dishes and to top it all, there is no MSG and artificial flavoring used in their foods. Oh, and no GST as well.
2. Sky on 57
Although we have been to Sky only once so far, the experience was so memorable that we have ranked it as high as this on our list. Justin Quek is a genius chef that can create food as good as any Michelin star chef.
The view is spectacular and the service is great, especially when you get Sam. We believe Sky, despite being only opened for a short span, will only get better over time.
1. Cafe De Hong Kong
Our absolute favourite place to go to now, is also another humble restaurant tucked away in an obscure corner in Balestier. The surroundings is homey and comfy, and we love the paintings and drawings that decorate the place.
The service is top-notch and feels more like a family outing every time we come here. And they will help you with finding the best parking spot too!
The food is stunning, with almost every dish on the menu a highlight in most other chinese restaurants. And Francis is the perfect owner and host, and will make you feel at home and at ease very quickly.
And the french toast is always a great way to end a satisfying meal at CDHK.
This then is our choices for our favourite restaurants in Singapore.