Top 10 Best Restaurants in Singapore

epicure's pick of the best food and drinks from the best restaurants to eat in Singapore. We have a wide selection of categories. Let’s check it out!
01 Aug 2016

Best pandan cakes in Singapore

Pandan chiffon cakes are not just a firm favourite among Singaporeans; tourists and celebrities are also known to lug home boxes of these fragrant gems when they are in the city. To perfect the cake, the eggs must be separated and whipped at high speeds to create a fluffy and light texture. The signature green hue comes from pandanus amaryllifolius leaves, which are pulverised then squeezed...
02 Jul 2016

Best mussels in Singapore

Mussels are the national dish of Belgium and absolutely essential on the table when celebrating the country's Independence Day, which falls on 21 July. The traditional preparation method is à la marinière, which consists of white wine, shallots, parsley and butter, but the Belgians have added a twist by replacing white wine with their famous Belgian beer. Two other classic versions include à...
31 May 2016

Best pork ribs in Singapore

Pork ribs is a dish you just can’t miss out on when dining at a barbecue restaurant. Baked long and slow in the oven, the piping hot racks are tender but not falling apart. American-style ribs are usually seasoned with a dry rub before they're glazed in a thick and sticky marinade typically comprising ingredients like tomato, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika and garlic. The...
04 May 2016

Best Thai steamed fishes in Singapore

Pla neung manao, otherwise known as steamed fish with lime, is a must-have on the dining table at any Thai restaurant. Immersed in a sapid and potent sauce of chilli, lemongrass, lime slices, coriander, and garlic cloves, the fish (typically tilapia, sea bass, grouper or snapper) is scaled, scored and heated, then served over a portable furnace in a fish shaped dish. Its flesh should flake off...
31 Mar 2016

Best cold brew coffee in Singapore

Cold brew coffee, a more refreshing quencher than your usual java, is the go-to beverage of the trend-chasing millennial set. The extraction process, which is simple but protracted, involves either fully immersing the coffee beans in cold water or steadily dripping water through the beans. A much longer brew time – compared to normal coffee – of two to 24 hours, and the specific use of cold...
01 Mar 2016

Best brioches in Singapore

Brioche has its origins in France, where a good amount of rich, golden butter gives it a distinct fragrance and cake-like quality. It is typically washed with egg for a glossy appearance and baked in a classic shape of a fluted bottom with a protruding top in a brioche pan, though there are other variations like braids, rings and mini buns. The soft, flaky texture makes it perfect for bread...
01 Feb 2016

Best gin fizzes in Singapore

Drink to the New Year with this carbonated gin-based highball. The gin fizz, which originated in America, is the most well-known tipple from the fizz family and can be likened to a sparkling sour courtesy of its fresh, citrusy notes. Its popularity peaked in the late 19th and early 20th century, and gave rise to variations such as New Orleans’ Ramos gin fizz, named after its creator, and the...
04 Jan 2016

Best cereal prawns in Singapore

Cereal prawns are a quintessential favourite in Chinese restaurants because of its addictive combination of succulent prawns and fragrant, crunchy cereal. Created in our local tze char kitchens, this dish is perfected by deep-frying prawns in an heady mixture of butter, Nestum cereal, curry leaves and chilli for the ultimate gratification. Start your 2016 on a sinful note with our favourite...
02 Dec 2015

Best strawberry shortcakes in Singapore

Strawberry shortcakes have gone through quite an evolution over the years: once distinctly characterised by its mix of shortbread, cream, and strawberries, sponge variations with whipped cream toppings have grown common. Often lighter and airier than their denser fruit cake cousins, strawberry shortcakes perfectly capture the holiday mood with their cheery colours. Here are our top 10 to add...
31 Oct 2015

Best butter chickens in Singapore

One of the most iconic dishes in Indian cuisine, butter chicken – or murgh makhni in Hindi – is said to have originated in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal restaurant in Old Delhi. Its simple, highly adaptable make-up of tandoor-cooked chicken in a rich, tangy tomato cream sauce makes it a popular mainstay in Indian restaurants from Tokyo to Turin. The epicure team got its fill of myriad variations...
01 Aug 2016

Best pandan cakes in Singapore

Pandan chiffon cakes are not just a firm favourite among Singaporeans; tourists and celebrities are also known to lug home boxes of these fragrant gems when they are in the city. To perfect the cake, the eggs must be separated and whipped at high speeds to create a fluffy and light texture. The signature green hue comes from pandanus amaryllifolius leaves, which are pulverised then squeezed...
02 Jul 2016

Best mussels in Singapore

Mussels are the national dish of Belgium and absolutely essential on the table when celebrating the country's Independence Day, which falls on 21 July. The traditional preparation method is à la marinière, which consists of white wine, shallots, parsley and butter, but the Belgians have added a twist by replacing white wine with their famous Belgian beer. Two other classic versions include à...
31 May 2016

Best pork ribs in Singapore

Pork ribs is a dish you just can’t miss out on when dining at a barbecue restaurant. Baked long and slow in the oven, the piping hot racks are tender but not falling apart. American-style ribs are usually seasoned with a dry rub before they're glazed in a thick and sticky marinade typically comprising ingredients like tomato, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika and garlic. The...
04 May 2016

Best Thai steamed fishes in Singapore

Pla neung manao, otherwise known as steamed fish with lime, is a must-have on the dining table at any Thai restaurant. Immersed in a sapid and potent sauce of chilli, lemongrass, lime slices, coriander, and garlic cloves, the fish (typically tilapia, sea bass, grouper or snapper) is scaled, scored and heated, then served over a portable furnace in a fish shaped dish. Its flesh should flake off...
31 Mar 2016

Best cold brew coffee in Singapore

Cold brew coffee, a more refreshing quencher than your usual java, is the go-to beverage of the trend-chasing millennial set. The extraction process, which is simple but protracted, involves either fully immersing the coffee beans in cold water or steadily dripping water through the beans. A much longer brew time – compared to normal coffee – of two to 24 hours, and the specific use of cold...
01 Mar 2016

Best brioches in Singapore

Brioche has its origins in France, where a good amount of rich, golden butter gives it a distinct fragrance and cake-like quality. It is typically washed with egg for a glossy appearance and baked in a classic shape of a fluted bottom with a protruding top in a brioche pan, though there are other variations like braids, rings and mini buns. The soft, flaky texture makes it perfect for bread...
01 Feb 2016

Best gin fizzes in Singapore

Drink to the New Year with this carbonated gin-based highball. The gin fizz, which originated in America, is the most well-known tipple from the fizz family and can be likened to a sparkling sour courtesy of its fresh, citrusy notes. Its popularity peaked in the late 19th and early 20th century, and gave rise to variations such as New Orleans’ Ramos gin fizz, named after its creator, and the...
04 Jan 2016

Best cereal prawns in Singapore

Cereal prawns are a quintessential favourite in Chinese restaurants because of its addictive combination of succulent prawns and fragrant, crunchy cereal. Created in our local tze char kitchens, this dish is perfected by deep-frying prawns in an heady mixture of butter, Nestum cereal, curry leaves and chilli for the ultimate gratification. Start your 2016 on a sinful note with our favourite...
02 Dec 2015

Best strawberry shortcakes in Singapore

Strawberry shortcakes have gone through quite an evolution over the years: once distinctly characterised by its mix of shortbread, cream, and strawberries, sponge variations with whipped cream toppings have grown common. Often lighter and airier than their denser fruit cake cousins, strawberry shortcakes perfectly capture the holiday mood with their cheery colours. Here are our top 10 to add...
31 Oct 2015

Best butter chickens in Singapore

One of the most iconic dishes in Indian cuisine, butter chicken – or murgh makhni in Hindi – is said to have originated in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal restaurant in Old Delhi. Its simple, highly adaptable make-up of tandoor-cooked chicken in a rich, tangy tomato cream sauce makes it a popular mainstay in Indian restaurants from Tokyo to Turin. The epicure team got its fill of myriad variations...