10 Best Places To Eat In And Around The Westin Singapore
November 03, 2016
Situated in the city centre and close to Marina Bay, The Westin Singapore is a 5-star luxury hotel providing us with a contemporary escape amidst the bustling city. What are some of the good food around the hotel? Here are 10 Best Places To Eat In And Around The Westin Singapore!
Chong Wen Ge Cafe
Address: 168 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068619
Phone: +65 8354 0230
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm daily
I have a thing for anything peranakan. Even when I conduct food tours, I will make sure I introduce our unique Peranakan heritage. For #MakanWithWestin Food Trail, Chong Wen Ge Café is one of our food stops. Sharing the same building as Singapore’s first music box museum and Peranakan tile gallery, Chong Wen Ge cafe is also part of Thian Hock Keng temple complex that was gazetted as a National Monument in 1973. The menu is all about local favourites. The sweet tangy tamarind gravy from Mee Siam ($7.80) was unabashedly bold and served with rice vermicelli paired with tiger prawns, beancurd, eggs and fresh beansprouts. The assortment of nonya kuehs ($1.50/pc or $6 for 4 pcs) lets you choose from keuh da da, ondeh ondeh, kueh salat, ang ku kueh and kueh lapis. Don’t forget to pair it with Teh C Special made from caramel, evaporated milk and brewed black tea.
Address: The Westin Singapore, Level 32, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Phone: +65 6922 6968
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 11.00pm daily
Seasonal Tastes is The Westin’s Singapore’s signature dining venue. Offering a live interactive kitchen concept, the restaurant’s sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows show off breathtaking views of Singapore’s city skyline while you are having your brunch.
Its Decadent Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet is a must-visit because it offers freshest seafood – shucked oysters, Alaskan king crab legs, lobsters and half-shell scallops. If you prefer your oysters cooked, there are options such as Garlic Butter, Kilpatrick and Rockefeller just beside the fresh oysters station. Not only that, there is lavish selection of crabs, potatoes, corn on the cob and smoked house made sausages from steamers. I am also in love with their tom yam lobster soup which is specially prepared by a Thai chef. Don’t forget the dessert corner as well!
Decadent Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet is available every Sunday from 12 to 3pm and costs $148++* or $88^ per adult and $44++ per child.
*Inclusive of free-flow of champagne, wine, beer, soft drink, or selected cocktails.
^Inclusive of a glass of champagne, wine, beer, soft drink, or selected cocktails.
Rayyan's Waroeng Penyet
Address: 121 Telok Ayer Street Stall No.7, Singapore 068590
Phone: +65 9799 7373
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 4pm
Rayyan’s Waroeng Penyet stands out with long queues during lunch hours every weekday. Their fried chicken featurs crispy skin with tender and uicy meat. Instead of tempeh and beancurd, they offer stir fried vegetables. The sambal belachan is spicy but not numbingly spicy. I think the accompany coconut rice did make this lunch memorable.
Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pat Sat, Singapore 048582
Opening Hours: 7pm till late daily
Originally built as a wet market in the 19th century, Lau Pa Sat has been converted into a hawker centre where both local and Asian foods are sold. For local street dining experience, you should come for the satay street which opens from 7pm till late daily which provides diners with chicken, lamb, beef and pork skewers from Chinese to Muslim style. See how they barbecue the meat skewers with charcoal fire before you and breathe in the smoky aroma that lingers in the air. I usually go for Stall 7 where the owners are friendly and the satay are decent. Don’t forget to have a bottle of Tiger Beer for the ultimate experience. If you are staying in The Westin Singapore, it is only 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
Dal In Korean Restaurant
Address: 17 Boon Tat St, Singapore 069618
Phone: +65 6225 1006
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 11.30am to 3pm; 5.30pm to 2am. Sat 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Sun 11.30am to 10.30pm.
A walk around Telok Ayer and you will be surprised to find so many Korean restaurants. My personal favourite is Dal-In. The moment I stepped in, it makes me feel like I am in a traditional Korean eatery in Korea. The TV plays Korean MTV, we were surrounded by Koreans having their dinner, the Korean waiter speaks with an accent and you get real traditional Korean food. We were recommended to try Seafood Jjamppong Tang ($32) – our seafood soup came in a pool of red broth and generous portions of seafood. Man, the soup was real spicy which sent down some sweat on my forehead. BUT IT WAS SO SHIOK! The fresh seafood is excellent and the combination of soup and rice was indeed tasty. Another must try is Jokbal ($38), or pig trotter in seasoned soy sauce. Very light in seasoning, the tender meat goes perfectly well when eaten with garlic, bean sauce and green chilli.
Hawaiian poke bowls are in trend now and there are many salad bars offering this colourful and healthy bowls. One of them is Aloha Poke. Filled with fresh vegetables, proteins and grains, each bowl offers an interesting myriad of textures. Ordering is easy. First, pick a base – sushi rice/ quinoa/ romaine lettuce. Then, select a flavour – shoyu/ spicy garlic sesame tuna, avocado miso/ spicy mayo salmon. After choosing the size of your bowl, go for the toppings such as carrot, edamame, cucumber, tomatoes, pineapples and tobiko. It’s an healthy meal and their smoothie bowls are creating a quiet stir as well.
Ocean Curry Fish Head
Address: No. 181 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068629
Phone: +65 6324 9226
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am - 3pm, 5pm - 8.30pm; Saturday 10.30am - 3pm. Closed on Sundays and PH
Don’t be taken aback when you find out that Ocean CurryFish Head is actually an economic rice stall. Only Grade A Ang Goli fish are used at Ocean so you can be assured that the fish are fresh and of tip-top quality. The use of spices in their curry is the X-factor that made so many office workers love it despite of the hot weather. On top of choosing and selecting your desired food items from those that are displayed, you will also be able to order dishes that are prepared freshly out from their kitchen. All the food items maintain a high standard of tastiness!
Frankie's Peanut Pancake
Address: 121 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068590
Phone: +65 9849 9056
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm
Uncle Frankie’s peanut pancake is a gem. Now located at the coffee shop at the junction of Boon Tat Street and Telok Ayer Street, his ban chiang kueh is a favourite amongst the office crowd. The thick and spongy pancake is pleasantly fluffy and chewy at the same time. Get the combo version which is a mix of both red bean and peanut for just 90 cents.
Fat Saigon Boy
Address: 51 Telok Ayer #01-02, Singapore 048441
Phone: +65 6221 6784
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 11:30am - 3pm, 5.30pm - 9pm
This is the place to go for quick, comfort food in an unpretentious environment. Fat Saigon Boy serves Australian-Vietnamese cuisine. They have attractive lunch sets that caters to the working crowd in the CBD. We felt that their Street food outshine their mains such as the Viet Nachos that we had ($6.50 a la carte). You get crispy sesame wafers with a spicy pulled pork with sour cream and salsa dipping. We found this the highlight of our meal as the dipping gave a really good kick and was very savoury and appetizing. We also had The Beef Eater Pho, consisting of beef balls, shin and sliced tenderloin in a deep-flavoured broth topped with aromatic herbs. These is a comfort food, especially on rainy days!
Cook & Brew
Address: 12 Marina View, The Westin Singapore Level 33, Singapore 018961
Phone: +65 6922 6948
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon-Thurs), 11am – 1am (Fri), 5pm – 12am (Sat)
For a romantic dinner with your loved one, Cook & Brew is a good choice. The gastro-bar offers the perfect contemporary setting to indulge in an array of delectable local and international comfort food, paired with a carefully curated selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails, against magnificent views of the Marina Bay area.
The burgers here are impressive and the patties are made with USDA beef and served with house-brined sour pickles and fries. Cook & Brew Classic Burgers ($27) comes lettuce, tomato, red onion. For a burger with local twist, Hawker Burger ($27) features tender and fatty char siew styled pork jowl with crispy pork belly and sambal mayonnaise.
Or share a plate of appetizers such as House-Made Fresh Smoked Pork Sausage ($24) or Surfed & Turfed USDA ($145) – a platter of 365-day grain-fed beef rib-eye 400g, Nova Scotia lobster 600g, fork-crushed fingerling mashed potatoes, clarified butter and avocado cream.
BOOK WITH WESTIN & JOIN ME FOR FREE FOOD TOUR
Yes, you didn’t hear me wrong! Whether you are planning your anniversary locally or if you are a tourist visiting Singapore, book your stay with The Westin Singapore and you can join me for a food tour every Sunday morning!
From their signature Heavenly Beds to Level 35 Infinity Pool, The Westin Singapore truly offers world-class facilities and services. I have stayed here for a few times and one of the things that I look forward to whenever I stay in The Westin Singapore is their HEAVENLY BED. Seriously, that is one of the best beds and they are designed to give a good night’s sleep. It’s so comfortable that I nearly wanted to get the blanket and pillows for my new house.
Every Sunday 10am, my team and I will be bringing all hotel guests on a walking food tour around The Westin Singapore where we will introduce you to different local cuisine and its history. Through this tour, you will have a better understanding about our food and culture scene.
The Westin Singapore is really feeding you well. Not only will you get to enjoy this free food tour, you can also visit their restaurants such as Seasonal Tastes and Cook & Brew. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at The Westin Singapore today!
The Westin Singapore
Address: 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
Phone: +65 6922 6888
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