The Weekly Grub: 5 Things To Eat And Drink In Singapore This Week

While dining out at restaurants will have to wait, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have your favourite meals from the comfort of home. With many local restaurants turning to island-wide delivery, there are plenty of options from the comfort of home. This week, delight your taste buds with Italian flavours from Caruso or authentic Indian fare from Aromas of India. There’s also contemporary Chinese cuisine from Lokkee and Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar‘s  gone luxe.

Aromas Of India

Get your fix of Indian food with Aromas of India’s flavoursome curries and spiced side dishes. Dig into the classics – Butter Chicken (S$17.90) and Chicken Tikka Masala (S$17.90), alongside a serving of handmade Naan (S$3.90). If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, you’ll be spoiled for choice. From traditional fare like Palak Paneer (S$14.90) to more modern takes such as Stuffed Capsicum Masla (S$12.90), you’re spoilt for choice here.

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Aromas of India is located at 60 Race Course Road, Singapore 218567. p+65 6256 2448. Open Mon – Sun, 11am – 11pm.

Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar

Treat yourself to a slice of Japan with Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar’s Singaporean spin on Japanese cuisine. Enjoy creations such as Torasho “Bak Chor Mee” (S$15), which re-imagines the beloved Singaporean noodle dish into a dry ramen, and Tsukemen “Singapore Best” (S$15), a dipping ramen with a rich seafood and pork broth. For a more indulgent option, how about Cold Stupid Ramen (S$72.25) for two? Chock full of fresh seafood like lobster, king crab, and sea urchin, this dish is sure to satisfy.

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Torasho Ramen & Charcoal Bar is located at 32 Tras Street, Singapore 078972. p+65 6970 5055. Open Mon – Sun, 12pm – 2pm, 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Hvala

If there’s anything that’s bound to brighten up your day, it’s dessert. Inspired by traditional Japanese flavours, Hvala serves up treats that balance bitter and sweet, ranging from Matcha Azuki Cake (S$7.80) to Hojicha Petit Gateau (S$8.80). Hardcore matcha lovers, there’s not one, but three varieties of Matcha Gelato (S$17.80 – S$24.80), each one more intense in flavour. And if you want to try making your own sweet treats, they have cookie kits in two flavours, with all the materials needed to whip up a batch of delicious treats at home.

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Hvala has outlets at CHIJMES and Somerset. Check out their list of outlets here. Open Mon – Sun, 12pm – 8pm.

Lokkee

At Tung Lok Group’s American-Chinese restaurant Lokkee, expect fusion dishes like Firecracker Chicken Nest (S$29.95), deep fried diced chicken served with dried chilli and mango puree. If you’re looking to impress the dinner table, order The Mermaid (S$85.60), a healthy and collagen rich dish with grilled barramundi. The Wagyu Truffle Hor Fun (S$72.80 for 4 pax), an elevated version of the common zi char dish, will probably work too

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Lokkee is located at 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #03-01, Singapore 238839. p+65 6884 4556. Open Mon – Sun, 11.30am – 7.30pm.

Caruso

Tucked away along Bukit Timah Road, Caruso is an authentic Italian restaurant bringing the best of Italy to you. Known for handmade pasta and their lamb dishes, you’ll find the best of both worlds with Pappardelle Con Ragu’ D’Agnello (S$28.35), pappardelle pasta with eight-hour braised lamb. If you can’t say no to freshly grilled octopus, their Polipo Alla Griglia (S$41.75) is served with roast potatoes and rocket. Finish off the meal with a classic Cannoli Siciliani (S$13.90), filled with sweet ricotta cheese and chocolate.

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Caruso is located at 791 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 269764. Open Mon – Sun, 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 8.30pm.

Top Image: Mont Noir (Black Sesame) by Hvala


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