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Head to South Beach Avenue for an Epicurean Escape

Get every meal sorted with the myriad of options at South Beach Avenue

By Weets Goh | 29 October, 2018 | Boozy, Drink, Food, Restaurants
2018-10-29 14:02:21 2018-10-31 10:19:18

Hidden away from the bustle of the city, yet conveniently located just outside Esplanade MRT is South Beach Avenue, where gastronomic delights of every form await you.

LUNCH

Real Food
Real Food

You’re sitting at your desk, counting the seconds until it’s lunch time. You think of South Beach Avenue, with its undulating architecture, beckoning with its epicurean pleasures. The question is: what will you have for lunch? Perhaps something healthy and mindful at Real Food? The modern vegan eatery eschews processed ingredients, artificial preservatives, and trans fats; instead using a mix of organic and sometimes local ingredients. #B1-19

Ebi Tori Menzo
Ebi Tori Menzo

If you need to make haste, slurp down a satisfying bowl of ramen from Ebi Tori Menzo, which offers surf or turf options with their shio chicken ramen, or the rich shrimp tsukemen, which is made by slow-boiling shrimp shells for hours. #B1-18

Fasta
Fasta

Fast options can also be found at Fasta, where fusion gourmet pastas meet affordable prices. Dig into the Chickinaki, with pan-fried chicken, teriyaki cream sauce, and onions served with your choice of noodles. #B1-23

Harrys
Harrys

Or maybe it’s Friday, and you’re looking at a extended lunch break at Harry’s, which in addition to being a bar, also offers some pretty inspired bites. Dig into the signature Harry’s Jazz burger, which comes with a wagyu beef patty, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and onion jam. For a taste of Asian flavours, try the succulent Curried Lamb Shank, rich and comforting with its warming spices. While there, why not sneak in a tipple while you’re at it? Options run from simple lagers to craft options, including a guest beer that changes periodically. #01-18

TEATIME

Dimbulah
Dimbulah

Lunch was great, but now you need to fuel your day. The call of caffeine looms with places like Dimbulah, where they offer “plantation to cup” coffee. Dimbulah controls every part of the coffee-making process until it reaches the cup in your hand. Beans are grown on their mountain estate in Queensland, Australia; while the roasting happens weekly for their Estate Signature Roast. The result is a cuppa promising notes of chocolate, caramel, and a long aromatic finish. #01-14

Starbucks
Starbucks

There’s also an outlet of good ol’ Starbucks, serving up all your favourite drinks like the frappuccino, and their silky-smooth cold brew, both perfect to beat the Singaporean heat. #B1-24

Lady M
Lady M

Caffeine not enough? Lady M promises Japanese-French confections that are sure to delight. Head for the South Beach Avenue- exclusive Earl Grey Mille Crêpes, which features light, tea-infused pastry cream layered between handmade crepes, topped with a tea glaze. Add on to the desserts a newly-launched savoury menu; a selection of fine wines and Champagnes, and you’ve got a full gastronomic experience awaiting you. #01-17

DINNER

Hang loose at South Beach 1

Dinner is when you start to de-compress. Dinner is when you want hearty plates and the intimate company of family and friends. Head to Fynn’s, a modern Australian joint offering uncomplicated, fresh flavours. Dine on succulent seared Hokkaido scallops with cauliflower puree; and lamb chops encrusted with pistachio and herbs, served with sauteed mushrooms and baked onion. #B1-21

Black Cow
Black Cow

Meanwhile, for authentic Kanto-style sukiyaki, there’s Black Cow. The restaurant offers wagyu from different sources like Omi, Kagoshima, and Hida. Meet up by the sake bar, or cosy up in one of their private tatami rooms. For a right treat, get the indulgent Signature Truffle Donburi, a rice bowl topped with Hida wagyu A5 beef, egg yolk, and a showering of shaved truffles. The restaurant also works closely with farmers and suppliers to bring you the best ingredients, like their uni, which is flown in from Tsukiji four times a week. #B1-20

Vatos Urban Tacos
Vatos Urban Tacos

Dining in a big group? Vatos Urban Tacos has you covered. Feast on moreish Korean-Mexican favourites, like Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Honey Tequila Chicken Wings, or Ribeye Steak Fajita Platter—all of which are perfect for sharing. They’ve also got 10 craft beers on tap, specialty cocktails, and of course, margaritas to ensure a fun night out. South Beach Quarter

DRINK

 The Armoury Craft Beer Bar
The Armoury Craft Beer Bar

The night is still young, and what better way to spend your time than to go bar hopping through the various watering holes at South Beach Avenue? Dive into your glass at The Armoury Craft Beer Bar, an American-style spot with labels from renowned craft brewers like Stone Brewing and Deschutes. They also offer an extensive, hearty menu with dishes like Louisiana Fried Chicken, and the signature Armoury Burger, prepared with a Wagyu patty, bacon, American cheese, and fluffy brioche buns. South Beach Quarter

Quaich Bar
Quaich Bar

You’ll probably reach a point in the night where you’ll need to slow things down—head to Quaich Bar for a quiet quaff. The whisky-centric spot stocks over 500 labels of the golden elixir, so you’ll definitely find a dram to suit your palate. #01-16

 Alchemist Beer Lab
Alchemist Beer Lab

A 2am closing-time at Alchemist Beer Lab means that your party can go on well into the night. Here, you’ll find cocktails are infused with a variety of ingredients and aromatics in cutting-edge towers that keep the drinks fresh. Perennial favourites include the Piñata Colada, which features pineapple cider, rum, amazake, mint, and grilled pineapples. Don’t miss the bespoke cocktails too, like Yuzu Save The Queen, with Roku gin, lemon juice, juniper syrup, Yuzu bitters, orange marmalade jam, and egg white. For food, try the sticky, lip-smacking Orange Tamarind Pork Ribs, and the Complicated Ceviche: marinated sea bass served alongside a shot of lime and pisco, with cassava chips on the side. #B1-16

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Before writing about food, Weets wrote about music, and is still waiting patiently for the day he spontaneously develops synaesthesia so he can reconcile the two.