As part of the holidays to Australia offered by Distant Journeys, guests will have the chance to enjoy an outbound stopover in the wonderful Asian destination of Singapore. Though its culinary scene is widely renowned for the excellent quality of its street food, in recent years Singapore has also become home to a number of fantastic restaurants, which range from home-cooking to Michelin-starred establishments. Below are just a few that we recommend you try during your stay in Singapore:
True Blue Cuisine
True Blue Cuisine offers a truly authentic taste of Singapore, with its menu consisting of a traditional Peranakan feast influenced by Malay, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine among others. Among the dishes on the menu are chap chye, mixed vegetables with a Singaporean twist and ngoh hiang, a five-spice meat roll – a true delicacy of Singapore. Main courses start from the low price of just £7, making this an extremely cheap authentic dining experience that you must try while in Singapore.
Afternoon tea at the Raffles Hotel
A famous meeting place of high society throughout the 19th century, the Raffles Hotel is closely linked to the Singapore’s early colonial history, and remains a place of splendour today. Raffles offers a choice of two afternoon teas – one offering local and English delicacies, another a host of elegant teas and cakes – for a truly luxurious dining experience starting from around S$55.
The Brasserie Gavroche offers a real glimpse into the gourmet cuisine that Singapore is becoming increasingly famous for. Proprietor Frederic Colin spares no expense in recreating the fine dining experiences of Paris, with its signature dishes including braised ox tongue.
Shinji by Kanesaka
With two Michelin stars to its name, Shinji by Kanesaka has to be one of the finest sushi bars you’ll encounter in Singapore. Hailing from Tokyo, the establishment serves authentic hand-rolled sushi, botan ebi sashimi and steamed abalone, with many of the finest points found in the details of the dishes and the surroundings. Prices for lunch start from £40, and dinner from around £100, making a visit here an incredibly extravagant one perfect for beginning the holiday of a lifetime with Distant Journeys.
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