Our list of favourite Asian restaurants would be biased towards what we like best, to say the least. We’re a stickler for great service that goes along with the food, and a great conversational environment. Why would you want to have to yell over your food just to speak with your companions, or have to shift your chair every time someone wants to walk behind you? We hope you enjoy these place as much as we do for the great food, service, location, and dining experience.
1.Imperial Treasure Super Peking Duck (Paragon)
We’re here practically every week, so it’s no surprise that this is the first on the list. There is no other peking duck in neighbouring countries that beats this outlet’s peking duck. If you’d in the mood for some cantonese cuisine, this is the place to be especially when you’re in the Orchard Road area. During lunch, they serve up some of the best dim sum in town. For dinner, be sure to try the peking duck, glutinous rice roasted chicken, sucking pig, sweet and sour pork, 3 egg vegetables, and truffle egg with a seafood of your choice. Save room for dessert as well – particularly their salted egg yolk buns, coconut jelly, and aloe vera jelly.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, PARAGON, #05-42/45, Paragon Shopping Centre, 238859
Hours: 11am to 10pm Daily
2. New Majestic Restaurant
Our second favourite Chinese restaurant, New Majestic takes on a modern approach to cantonese cuisine. They are famous for their wasabi and salted egg yolk prawns, pan-fried beef ribeye and pan-seared foie gras among others. If you’re a fan of durian, you have to try their durian fried ice cream which as the name suggests, is durian ice cream with durian fits deep-fried with a nice fluffy batter. After dinner, head up the road and you’ll find yourself in the Keong Saik area, where you will find plenty of bars to have bespoke cocktails.
Address: 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, 089845
Hours: 1145am to 10pm Daily
3. Jumbo Seafood Restaurant (Dempsey)
Something a little more casual than the first two restaurants in this list, but far from serving food that is any less superior is Jumbo Seafood Restaurant at Dempsey Hill. Any visit to Singapore is incomplete without trying the local chili or black pepper crab. There are plenty of places to get these crabs from, especially at the equally popular Long Beach Seafood. Jumbo is our pick however, as it is better positioned in the heart of Dempsey Hill and in our opinion has better seating arrangements and service. It is hard to go wrong with picking anything on the menu, and you’ll be sure that you will not get a bill shock here as prices are transparent – we can’t guarantee the same if you venture out to have seafood in hawker centres where cases of cheating has been reported. To be fair, that has been quite a few years ago and incidences are very rare.
Address: Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-16, Dempsey Hill, 249673
Hours: 12pm to 1130pm Daily
4. Taste Paradise (ION Orchard)
Centrally located, and no slouch in the decor department – Taste Paradise ION is one of our favourites among the Paradise group of restaurants. Excellent dim sum during lunch, and it is hard to go wrong with the extensive dinner menu.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #04-07, ION Orchard, 238801
5. Restaurant Groups & Chains
There are a few major restaurant group chains in Singapore, and they cover casual restaurants to fine dining options. You won’t go very wrong with their food. Here’s a quick list if you came across these restaurants and wondered if they’re good. Price wise, a rule of thumb is the more plush the interior is, the pricier the menu.
Din Tai Fung (Shanghainese cuisine, casual food)
Tung Lok Group
For casual and hearty local fare, be sure to check out our hawker guide! Plan your meals and day out with our shopping guide, and don’t forget to get some fresh air in our recommended outdoor activities. Check here for more options on where to eat.
If you’ve been stuffing yourself and need to walk it off, occupy yourself with the countless number of things we think you should so in Singapore.